don't miss 12MM tonight! Nov 23, 2009

I'm proud the show flows so nicely. It surprised me how 'solo' and 'dance trio' the show is. Duh. Interesting that I had several artists in the evening comment to me how their piece felt out of place with the others. There is no place, which makes them all in place—an entertaining and stimulating place. Read: Bake You A Cake choreographed by Gabriel Bruya is a fifties fantasy dream kitchen with rustic American dresses and stiletto heals, sweeping the floor with sweet smiles, inviting you right in the eye. I could taste those cakes.

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November 12MM Nov 23, 2009

One of the most enjoyable things for me about this 12 Minutes Max showcase was the progression of pieces throughout the evening. Even though the five out of seven of the pieces are essentially solos, it doesn't feel like a solo-heavy show because three out of five solos involve video, a musical instrument and two puppeteers for the solo puppet. Another thing that caught my eye were the costumes. Jose Amador and Tamer Abdo were both modestly dressed, but each had their own powerful message.

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Upcoming 12 Minutes Max Nov 18, 2009

Curating this 12 Minutes Max was truly a pleasure, and I think we selected a knock-out line up. The best part about this 12 Minutes Max is the variety of performances. Not only do we have a variety of styles, like dance, theater, puppetry, and video/performance art, but also a contrast in mood and tone. Some pieces are hilarious, some eerie, while others are touching, beautiful, bizarre, and nostalgic. Tell yourself and tell your friends, don't miss it! - $12 for 12 Minutes Max Guest Curator Danny Herter

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12 Minutes Max and Olivier Wevers Oct 26, 2009

Jeremy at the SunBreak covered last night's 12 Minute Max:
12 Minutes Max, On the Boards' semi-monthly showcase of local performance talent, kicked off its new season last night with a program co-curated by Olivier Wevers (it plays again tonight at 7 p.m.; tickets $8). While there was plenty of great (and some not-so-great) work on display, overall the night felt like the latest installment of the rolling launch of Wever's anticipated new company, Whim W'Him, whose debut is at OtB this January...

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From the 12MM curators Oct 26, 2009

Wow -- last night's 12MM was totally awesome! All the performers were energized by the capacity crowd and we could tell from the enthusiastic applause that it was a crowd pleaser. As an extra bonus, during tonight's show the $12.00 for 12MM guest curator will be chosen right after intermission. The lottery is a great way to support 12MM and the winner will have the unique opportunity of experiencing first hand the process of curating a show. See you tonight -- come early. - Michael and Chris Sannella, Curators

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Looking forward to 12 Minutes Max, October 25 & 26 Oct 5, 2009

We've been coming to 12MM for about ten years and were recently thrilled to be given the opportunity to co-curate a show. After a day of auditions, we worked with Olivier Wevers to put together an engaging show of dance, theater, and performance art. And we're looking forward to seeing it all again: an intriguing mix of stories, movement, music, sensuality, tulips and a harmonica. - Chris and Michael Sannella

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The time is now... Jul 22, 2009

to start thinking about your 12 Minutes Max audition! We just posted the 09/10 Season application and the first audition is coming up quick, on August 30th. Check out the 12MM info page for more details. Remember, all applications are due in to OtB by the Friday of the week before the audition, so in this case, by August 21st!

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OtB's (unofficial) big weekend of dance and theater approaches Feb 6, 2009

Next weekend OtB is presenting a full 5 days of art. That's right - 5. On Thursday, February 12, we kick off the weekend with some creepy, yet crafted dance theater from Portland's tEEth. The company just started moving into our Mainstage Theater, bringing with them: -6 dancers -blue screen materials -a whole lot of videocameras -a moment featuring one of my favorite  images of the season -costumes by Coraline collaborator Paloma Soledad

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12 Minutes Max and NW New Works applications are here! Aug 27, 2008

That's right, you can now start thinking about your application for the NW New Works Festival and for the 12 Minutes Max showcases this season. Woo hoo! The NW New Works application can be downloaded here [Word doc] Deadline is Friday, October 31, 2008. More info here. The 12 Minutes Max application can be downloaded here [Word doc] Applications are due on the Friday one week and 2 days before the audition.

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Experience as a guest Curator for 12 Minutes Max – Blog #2 Jun 18, 2008

Both shows turned out great. By circumstance the first was on Father’s Day which we acknowledged and the second happened to be the first day that same-sex couples could be married in California[which are recognized in Washington State], which we also acknowledged. The performers were great in both shows, but in general they were a little more relaxed and into their characters in the second.

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