12 Minutes Max
Dec 2 - 3, 2012

Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Branch

$8 at the door Washington Hall (153 14th Ave)

Jen Graves (Art Critic, the Stranger)
Storme Webber (Writer/Performer/Interdisciplinary Artist)
Nilki Benitez (Founder NBComm & World Writer’s Alliance Seattle)

Kat Larson creates a striking and compelling experience using the body, video, ink & hair in Holy Ghost. While more frequently seen in a visual art context, this will be Larson’s first time performing her work on a stage. (Performance Art)

The game is on with Scott Davis and Eric Nordstrom. With their collaborative history and training in modern dance and contact improve, these two dancemakers from Seattle and Portland explore what the stakes are in games and play between men. (Dance)

Dancer and choreographer ">Anna Connerreturns to 12MM with an explosive and intricate work, Riot. Rooted in the loss of honesty and kindness, six dancers reveal the ugly side of those who do whatever it takes to get ahead.  (Dance)

Eleanor the Clown and a Book Lazzi dives into the world of lazzi (gags) within the Commedia dell'Arte tradition. Eleanor the Clown aka Rachel Levens shows how one artist and one ingeniously used set of props can set the stage for an athletic and comedic competition. (Theater)

The sonic world of Stella Haze, the solo music project of Cristin Miller, envelops Washington Hall as she makes her 12MM debut. This rare performance by the artist features new materials that combine poetry, electronic music and live vocal manipulation.  (Music)

badmarmarDANCE creates a dynamic dance investigating the ways gut impulses become remarkable moments and how these instances begin to build on one another. (Dance)

Amanda Oie’s “sweeping tribute to the power of love” will be the young choreographer’s 12MM debut. Set to classical and country style music, the whimsical Warts And All investigates the love and acceptance that bonds people together. (Dance)

Nilki Benitez is a local artist exploring the space where poetry and theater collide. Her work, based in beauty, is used as weapon in the war against social and environmental injustice. She is the founder and director of World Writers Alliance~Seattle, an organization supporting and joining diverse voices in the Seattle area. nilki is also the founder of NBCOM, a boutique agency specializing in promoting and publicizing the work of established and up-and-coming performance poets, storytellers, literary and theatre artists. Recently she wrote and performed solo piece, Are You There, Frida? It's Me Xochi. which was presented at ACT in September 2012 (directed by OtB's Sean Ryan).

Jen Graves writes for The Stranger, where she's been an art critic since 2006. She's been a full-time newspaper critic of visual and performing arts for 15 years. She's taught art history at Cornish, written for magazines like The Believer, received a Warhol Foundation grant, was featured in the recent Arts and Social Change symposium, and, in an absurdly proud moment, was named one of the best art Tweeters by the LA Times. She's working now on a manifesto on why you should buy art, for The Stranger's Arts & Performance quarterly, which hits streets December 5.

Storme Webber is a writer, performer and interdisciplinary artist. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Voices Rising: LGBTQ of Color Arts & Culture (www.voicesrisingseattle.org). She’s currently developing the theater work “Noirish Lesbiana”, and will be teaching at Hedgebrook’s Salon in December (hedgebrook.org).

The legendary Washington Hall has been a home to incredible artistic talents throughout its history, including Ella Fitzgerald and Jimi Hendrix. On the Boards moved into the space in 1978 and remained there until beginning the transition to Queen Anne Hall in 1996. The building is currently owned and operated by Historic Seattle.


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