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From Kasia: little club of the wonderful and terrible Jan 15, 2011

[I'm posting some of the reviews I've received in my inbox today - enjoy! -Jessica]

The performances I have LOVED over the years have always been very precisely constructed, with results that can only be achieved with a great deal of care and an understanding of both the piece and what you’re doing with the performance... And they have often haunted me, with needling little questions about what kind of people we are, and how we treat one another, and how we live with that. I’m SO pleased to include Solitude in that little club of the wonderful and terrible. 

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"And now for something completely different" Jan 14, 2011

The SunBreak's Michael Baker just posted his take on In the Solitude of Cotton Fields:

"If it helps, imagine the Blues Brothers transplanted into an Eastern European punk concert, and improvising a slam-poetry show out of a few of Roland Barthes' essays. The curtain goes up on a stage filled with dry ice fog, lights shining up, with two men in black suits with skinny black ties fronting a real, and very talented band (The Natural Born Chillers, throwing out rock, techno, and ambiant with aplomb)."

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Byron Au Yong on "Cotton Fields" Jan 14, 2011

Byron wrote up a review of In the SOlitude of Cotton Fields on his blog. Read "The Big Gay Polish Show?"

 

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Seattle Times on "Cotton Fields" Jan 14, 2011

From the Seattle Times:

"...the show begins with a truly hot, techno-rock band, Natural Born Chillers, playing while a couple of front men in punk rock's standard-issue black suit, white shirt and skinny black tie dance up a storm.

The Chillers' feverish, rave vibe is instantly mesmerizing. The dancing punks (Tomasz Nosinski and Wojciech Niemczyk), surrounded by pillars of light cutting through thick fog, become rock shamans. "

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"It is loud. It is oblique. It is incisive. It is elusive. And it is absolutely beautiful." Jan 14, 2011

More from Seattlest's Omar Willey on last night's performance of In the Solitude of Cotton Fields here.

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"there's no question "Solitude" is one of the most original productions Seattle has seen in a long time" Jan 14, 2011

Hear what else seattlepi.com's Alice Kaderlan has to say about In the Solitude of Cotton Fields on the Feet First blog.

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Notes about "Cotton Fields" in my inbox Jan 14, 2011

Here's another sampler of what we're hearing from last night's audiences:

Loved it.  I left the theater needing a rest after "dancing" throughout the performance.  Can't listen to techno without moving.  Noticed that a lot of the audience felt the same.  The big screen didn't do much for me and could have been eliminated as far as I was concerned... but the rest - spot on.  I hope the other performances sell out.  Outstanding music.  Outstanding actors.

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Gorgon Jan 14, 2011

I've been looking forward to my exposure to the Polish group for months!

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tired wasted hungry euphoric Jan 14, 2011

Please note this is written after a long night hanging out with the infamous Poles.  I am tired, I am wasted, I am hungry, I am euphoric.

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