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SHOWS 10/23-25/15 KARIN STEVENS DANCE + SAM BOSHNACK QUINTET BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

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Karin Stevens Dance with the Sam Boshnack Quintet
October 23, 7:30pm
October 24, 7:30pm
October 25,  6:30pm
Velocity Dance Center
1621 12th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122

TICKETS HERE!

An evening of cross-continental contemporary dance – set to high-octane original jazz and part of the UW Dance Program’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.

As part of the University of Washington Dance Program’s 50th Anniversary, encore performance by KSD with the Sam Boshnack Quintet features works by celebrated UW dance artists. From Seattle to Switzerland, artists Karin Stevens (1999 Alum), Penny Hutchinson (Adjunct Faculty and Teaching Artist) and Jürg Koch (Professor 2004-2014) showcase their individual choreographic styles with 5 works set to live original jazz music.

Moved by the recent work of prolific Seattle trumpeter and composer Samantha Boshnack and a desire to build community and expand KSD’s reach, Karin brings together an artistic team of UW alumni, alumni faculty, and 10 new dancers. Back by demand, the four returning works and one new work pull inspiration from man-made and natural powerful local structures like the 99 Viaduct and Puget Sound, lively Juba music, intimate relationships and idiosyncrasies that occur inside of ensemble.

Karin’s three-movement finale work – Dormant, Exploding Syndrome, Ash Cloud – explores unexpected life eruptions with an expanded 10-dancer cast. Using the inspirations for Dormant, Karin aims to raise awareness for the Ben Townes Foundation and Seattle’s revolutionary childhood cancer research.

“Masterful artistry with precise timing, exacting movement and a sophisticated sense of flow. ” – Cyrus Khambatta, Seattle International Dance Festival

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SAM BOSHNACK QUINTET WITH KARIN STEVENS DANCE THIS WEEK IN MONTANA 6/12 & 6/13/15

This week the Sam Boshnack Quintet heads out for shows in Idaho, Montana, and Washington.  The band will be collaborating with Karin Stevens Dance in Whitefish, Montana, performing their record “Exploding Syndrome” in its entirety with live dance, presented by the Glacier Symphony. The band is also playing club shows featuring Boshnack’s music based on the life of 19th century dare-devil, feminist & journalist, Nellie Bly.

Tuesday, June 9 – 7:30 pm
Eichardt’s Pub (Sandpoint, ID)

Wed, June 10 – 7 pm
Top Hat Lounge (Missoula, Montana)

Friday, June 12 and Saturday June 13  – 7:30 pm
Sam Boshnack Quintet with Karin Stevens Dance
O’Shaugnessy Center presented by Glacier Symphony (Whitefish, Montana)

Thursday, June 18 – 8 pm
Sam Boshnack Quintet at Zero-G Concerts with Fundamental Forces and the Michael Owcharuk Quartet
The Royal Room (Seattle, WA)

Friday, June 26 – 10 pm
Sam Boshnack Quintet at The Olympia Experimental Music Festival (Olympia, WA)
Eagles Club Grand Ballroom

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SHOWS JUNE 2015: SAM BOSHNACK QUINTET IN MONTANA & WASHINGTON

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In the month of June, the Sam Boshnack Quintet is hitting the road playing shows in Montana, Seattle and Olympia.  The band will once again be collaborating with Karin Stevens Dance, as well as playing club shows.

Wed, June 10 – 7 pm
Top Hat Lounge (Missoula, Montana)

Friday, June 12 and Saturday June 13  – 7:30 pm
Sam Boshnack Quintet with Karin Stevens Dance
O’Shaugnessy Center presented by Glacier Symphony (Whitefish, Montana)

Thursday, June 18 – 8 pm
Sam Boshnack Quintet at Zero-G Concerts with Fundamental Forces and the Michael Owcharuk Quartet
The Royal Room (Seattle, WA)

Friday, June 26 – 10 pm
Sam Boshnack Quintet at The Olympia Experimental Music Festival (Olympia, WA)
Eagles Club Grand Ballroom

NIGHT OF GENIUS: PERFORMANCE WITH AMY O’NEAL

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For the past several weeks, Seattle artists and art-lovers have convened at the Frye Art Museum to get to know this year’s finalists for the Stranger Genius Awards. The trip has been full of surprises (Geniuses say the darndest things), and on Wednesday, August 21, we’ll get to know three titans of Seattle dance: Amy O’Neal, the duo Zoe Scofield/Juniper Shuey, and Pat Graney. Topics to be discussed: the ethics of sampling, birds and spiders, rejection, what kinds of bodies people like to watch, choreographing in prison, mythological violence, the American South, and a utopian housing project involving artists and ex-prisoners. Plus, you know, dance.

(Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave, strangertickets.com, August 21, $10, 5:30 pm, 21+)

PAIGE BARNES: NAKED

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Beth Fleenor, Paris Hurley, Samantha Boshnack and other artists join Paige Barnes in her latest work at Project: Space Available.
NAKED
Tues Aug 20 – Sun Aug 25, 7pm

Naked: six performances, six musicians
Naked: vulnerable in process
Naked: breath
Naked: body

TUES AUG 20: Evan Flory-Barnes
WED AUG 21: Paris Hurley
THURS AUG 22: Beth Fleenor
FRI AUG 23: Samantha Boshnack
SAT AUG 24: Julian Martlew
SUN AUG 25: Jeff Huston

Lighting installation by Amiya Pennebaker-Brown
Photos by Marc Carter

suggested donation at the door $10.
No one turned away due to lack of funds.

LIMITED SEATING 10 PEOPLE PER PERFORMANCE
RESERVATIONS BY EMAIL REQUIRED!!!
projectspaceavailable@gmail.com

AMY O’NEAL NAMED FINALIST FOR 2013 STRANGER GENIUS AWARD IN PERFORMANCE

amy-400“Delicate, wide-eyed girls with mouths that never open are about the only thing you will never find in Amy O’Neal’s dances. Onstage in her first big solo show last fall, when Big Boi and Verdi came together to make sweet musical love, she cranked up the volume, threw up her arms, and shoved her tongue right out of her mouth. A few minutes later, she was on the highest possible clear-plastic stilettos, dancing like ballet’s Cinderella, until she stripped off a layer, grabbed a mic, sang a shrewd version of “Money Changes Everything,” and did an elaborate pole dance that resulted in a seated position with her heels clicking together like Dorothy’s, little neon lights inside the heels flashing with each click. Appearing on giant projection screens throughout the performance were statements and questions she’d written about cultural sampling, sex, gender, power, history, and her influences. She’d published an essay while booty popping.”

Read more about Amy O and other Performance Finalists Zoe Scofield and Pat Graney
http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/2013-performance-genius-award-finalists/Content?oid=16948888

Read more about the Stranger Genius Awards
http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/finalists-for-the-11th-annual-genius-awards/Content?oid=16948137

photo by Kelly O