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AMY O’NEAL AWARDED 2013 ARTIST TRUST FELLOWSHIP

ONeal_4_amy_la_2012-67Artist Trust Fellowships are awarded to Washington State artists of exceptional talent, demonstrated ability, professional achievement and continuing dedication to an artistic discipline. Selected by independent panelists from over 400 applications, Amy O was one of 18 artists awarded a 2013 Fellowship.

Other 2013 Fellowship Recipients include: Emerging Fields & Cross-disciplinary Arts: Robb Kunz; SuttonBeresCuller. Traditional & Folk Arts: David Boxley; Sharon Glenn; Delbert Miller; Oleksandra Pryveda. Visual Arts: Leo Berk; Chris Crites; Michelle Forsyth; Ronald Hall; Jeremy Mangan; Richard Martinez; Amie McNeel; Saya Moriyasu; Preston Singletary. Performing Arts: Etienne Cakpo; Amy O’Neal.

Congratulations Amy O and all you fine artists of Washington State!

Read more about the 2013 Artist Trust Fellowships:
http://artisttrust.org/index.php/news/press-release/artist_trust_awards_137500_to_18_washington_state_artists

photo by Gabriel Bienczycki

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SEATTLE DANCES REVIEW OF PATINA AS PART OF UMAMI’S CONSTELLATION HALF-REMEMBERED

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“Patina was a true collaboration between dancers, musicians, set, lighting, audience, and just about everything else in the room.”

Read full review: http://seattledances.blogspot.com/2013/07/patina-provides-evening-of.html

Photo by Bruce Tom

AMY O’NEAL AND LINDY WEST TALK IN THIS MONTH’S CITY ARTS

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“Lindy West is a comedian and Jezebel columnist who’s notorious for writing about thorny cultural topics in a brazen style. She recently found herself at the epicenter of a media brouhaha after a televised debate about rape jokes. Amy O’Neal is a dancer and choreographer whose most recent full-length work synthesized a lifetime of pop influences with confrontational ideas about power, gender and race. This spring she was featured in Vox Mod’s “Iridescent Asteroid Mists” video and this summer she’s choreographing Intiman’s Lysistrata and finishing a video with comedian Reggie Watts, amid a packed schedule of classes and residencies. O’Neal and West got together to talk at West’s house in Mount Baker.”

Read full article: http://cityartsonline.com/issues/seattle/2013/07/secretly-i-have-point

UMAMI PERFORMANCE: SITE SPECIFIC SHOWS WITH SOUND SCORE BY BETH FLEENOR & AMY DENIO

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UMAMI PERFORMANCE: Constellation Half-Remembered

Coming up this weekend:
PATINA – the cornerstone event of the site specific series

July 5 & 6 – 8pm
July 7 – 4pm

Open Flight Studio
4205 University Way NE
Seattle WA – 98105

Space is limited; advance tickets strongly encouraged.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/404417

Constellation Half-Remembered is a performance series developed around the theme of memory. Memories are malleable, impermanent, and central to the narrative of who we are. Each performance event in the series is purposefully crafted to be similar and different than those that have come before it. Sections will be re-made, re-ordered, deleted, or paired with different music. A rotating cast of performers will both subtly and obviously alter the energy of each installation, and an ongoing collaborative process with artists in other artistic mediums ensures that the world of each performance will be both familiar and unique. Think of it like reading multiple drafts of a novel years apart, the bones are the same, but the flesh moves. Come experience your own expectations being met or subverted, come see different performers inhabiting the same underwater worlds, daydream and reminisce with us, add your own words to the stew. This is experimental art, and we need your ongoing participation to lift it into the realm of a shared artistic journey.

Featuring performance by Katie Arrants, Jeremy Cline, Johanna Hulick, Aiko Kinoshita, Laura Prudhomme, Shannon Stewart and Aaron Swartzman.
Visual installation by Julia Hensley
Light design by Amiya Pennebaker-Brown
Sound score by Amy Denio and Beth Fleenor
Video by Kathryn Padberg

More info at:
http://umamiperformance.wordpress.com/current-projects/

See what the Stranger has to say about Constellation Half-Remembered: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/all-the-worlds-a-stage/Content?oid=17153201

BEWARE THE ILLUSION OF PERFECTION: NEW PARIS HURLEY WORK PREMIERES THIS WEEKEND 6/14-16

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PARIS HURLEY: BEWARE THE ILLUSION OF PERFECTION

2013 NW New Works Festival
On the Boards (Seattle) – Studio Theater
June 14 – 8pm
June 15 – 5pm
June 16 – 5pm

Tickets: http://www.ontheboards.org/performances/nw-new-works-festival-2013

Director/Composer/Choreographer, Paris Hurley (Degenerate Art Ensemble, Kultur Shock, Jherek Bischoff), brings together performers, ilvs strauss (Homo for the Holidays), Hanna Benn (Pollens), and Mercedes Klein in, BEWARE THE ILLUSION OF PERFECTION, a new work exploring individual & collective sociocultural programming through dance, music, text, and internal audience participation. Built upon a year of research examining shame, the piece investigates personal wounds, cultural mythologies, personas, ritual, and our collective performance of man, woman, beauty, sexy & sexuality, asking: what are the invisible systems at play and how can we transform them?

Also featuring performers:

Mimi Allin
Heidi Biggs
Jenna Forsyth
Rachel Green
KT Shores
Syniva Whitney

Photo by Tim Summers

NEW PARIS HURLEY WORK PREMIERING IN JUNE

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The NW New Works festival is two weekends of performance that has been helping shape the future of art in the Pacific Northwest for 30 strong years. Paris Hurley will premiere new work in the On the Boards studio theater June 14 at 8pm & June 15 – 16 at 5pm.

Festival dates: Fri – Sun, Jun 7 – 9 & 14 – 16, 2013

More information: http://www.ontheboards.org/nw-new-works-festival

WEEKEND 1
Studio Theater 
June 7 at 8pm & June 8 – 9 at 5pm
PE|Mo – dance
Pony World Theatre
Claire Thomforde-Garner (Portland) – dance
AJA – theater/dance

Mainstage Theater 
June 8 – 9 at 8pm
Maxie Jamal | The Mystiquesterium – theater/dance
Elia Mrak – dance
Allie Hankins – dance
Josh Martin (Vancouver BC) – dance

Install Performance
(June 9 & 16)
WOOD – dance

WEEKEND 2
Studio Theater 
June 14 at 8pm & June 15 – 16 at 5pm
Jeffrey Fracé – theater
The Eternal Glow Project – theater/dance
AMADOR/STOKES – theater
Paris Hurley – dance/music

Mainstage Theater 
June 15 – 16 at 8pm
The Satori Group – theater
Paul Budraitis – theater
bobbevy (Portland) – dance
The New Animals – dance