Hip-hop and video projections from Detroit. An auteur from Argentina. Post-modern choreographers, cellists, comedians. All that and more will be presented at the always-exciting performance venue On the Boards during their 2014-15 season.
“If you think of Seattle as a leading place for innovation and creativity,” Artistic Director lane Czaplinski recently told the Seattle Times, “in the high-tech field and the arts, On the Boards is a bold player. We’re able to do stuff that’s unqique for an organization of our size and profile.”
Unique, perhaps, is an understatement. In this coming season, On the Boards will host the Seattle premiere of Detroit arts collective Complex Movements. The company blends hip-hop, video projections, technologies and audience involvement to tap into social justice movements. They’ll stage The Man Who Can Forget Anything, by dancer/choreographer Megan Murphy and filmmaker Greg Lachow. It’s a “familial mash-up of film, music, dance and theatre-delving into memory, real and imagined love, aging, leaps of faith and bouts of vertigo.”
They also host Mariano Pensotti, an auteur from Buenos Aires, who will explore how film influences real life and fiction. They’ll bring post-modern choreographer/dancer Kyle Abraham with a piece set to protest music by jazz great Max Roach. They’ll bring Erin Jorgensen on cello. They’ll present Ahamefule J. Oluo’s pop opera Now I’m Fine and much more. For a look at the complete season ahead at On the Boards, click here.
Photo of Ahamefule J. Oluo’s Now I’m Fine by Bob Peterson.