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sweaty with anticipation: NWNW weekend 2 Jun 14, 2007

by Tania Kupczak

Do you feel that? It's my sweaty, clammy, glittery hand. Sweaty, clammy, and glittery with anticipation for Northwest New Works this weekend! I've been thanking On the Boards over and over again, and here I will thank them once more. It's been a fantastic experience to be a part of this festival; to have the physical and artistic space to present original and daring new work, and to see the most exciting performances from friends and new friends in the region. On the Boards' support has catapulted Helsinki Syndrome's Main Event to ridiculous heights and we are so excited to share with everyone what we've been up to. I'm excited to be an audience member, too. I've asked a certain clairvoyant to give me predictions of what I will see this weekend. She usually can give lucid, accurate readings. Here's what she told me: -The Music Of The Spheres -Wisps Of Winglike Clouds Streaming Across The Sky -A Large Diamond In The First Stages Of The Cutting Process -A Butterfly Emerging From A Chrysalis -Light Breaking Into Many Colors As It Passes Through A Prism -Blood Rushes To A Man's Head As His Vital Energies Are Mobilized Under The Spur Of Ambition -Within The Depths Of The Earth New Elements Are Being Formed -The Transmutation Of The Fruits Of Past Experiences Into The Seed-Realizations Of The Forever Creative Spirit Holy Swede, I can't wait! Mike Pham

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