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NW New Works reviews! Jun 17, 2009

Here are a few of the NW New Works reviews that have rolled in this week: Seattlest takes on both the Studio and Mainstage showcases for weekend 2. The Seattle Weeky reviews th

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Weekend 2 of NWNW, Studio + Mainstage Jun 16, 2009

If the Weekend 2 showcases of NW New Works this year were any indication of Weekend 1, I'm sorry to have been out of town at that time. Way to shake off the shackles of geographic anaemia, northwesterners! What a captivating display of creative vitality. Sunday night on the mainstage: The evening begins with It's Just a Dance by the response. I would say that it's much more than just a dance, it's a successful lobby installation. Seeing a good pre-show lobby installation is like spotting a pegasus perched on top of a tree outside your window.

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NWNW Weekend 2 | Mainstage Jun 15, 2009

The NWNW mainstage showcase on June 14 was an exciting evening of dance that raised many questions for me as a viewer. The show made me wonder about the relationship between kinesthetic and aesthetic choices, about abstracting the body, about virtuosity and how it can be both invigorating and isolating. I feel that great art should provide more questions than answers so as to inspire inquiry into art and life.

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NWNW Festival | Podfest Video #6 Jun 14, 2009

Alice Gosti | Hit Me
This video was only available for the duration of the 2009 NWNW Festival.

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NWNW Festival | Podfest Video #5 Jun 13, 2009

BASE Movement Theatre | Drop Your Art


This video was only available for the duration of the 2009 NWNW Festival.

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NWNW Festival | Podfest Video #4 Jun 12, 2009

Stotler Ludwig Kioe | One


This video was only available for the duration of the 2009 NWNW Festival.

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Seattle Met and Seattle Mag on the Festival Jun 11, 2009

Two out of two local magazines agree that the NW New Works Festival is a thing to check out: Steve Wiecking at Seattle Met recommends a couple NW New Works artists in his weekend round up. Seattle Mag calls the festival "overwhelmingly good stuff" as pasrt of their "Weekend Must List."

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Weekend 1 in review Jun 9, 2009

Here's a couple of the reviews that have rolled in so far:

"God Save the Queen" - Brendan Kiley on Slog:

"Shmooquan's heart beats pure entertainment—glittery, gaudy, and shameless."

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NWNW Fest Mainstage Week 1 Jun 7, 2009

Recently Brendan Kiley wrote another piece in The Stranger lamenting how Seattle doesn’t have a festival like Portland’s TBA or Austin’s Fusebox. I love TBA, but let’s be fair. TBA tries to do in two weeks what On The Boards does over an entire season. It’s impressive that last year TBA had Jerome Bel and Tim Etchells (two of my favrav artist/thinkers), but this year OtB had Jan Faber, Marie Chouinard and Tanja Liedtke doing full-scale productions—one of my favorite OtB seasons to date.

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NWNW | Weekend One! Jun 7, 2009

Often when I see a dance concert, there is one dance company presenting, and I can fully grapple with and give value to questions that arise, resonations, and beauty recognized. New ideas are introduced, but always within the same framework (save the rare deus ex machina.) For the NWNW Festival Mainstage, four artists are given a limited amount of time to present. Many choose to excerpt or cram much larger works into a spurt of 20 minutes, and the result can sometimes be fully loaded, but usually very chewy.

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