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Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “Next Step” 2013

Jun 24, 13 Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “Next Step” 2013

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PNB had its 31st annual Next Step showcase earlier this month. The showcase is a vital opportunity for students to perform before an audience and for members of the corps and staff at PNB to practice (or begin) their work as choreographers. Coming from a company so driven by classical fare, and the works of Balanchine in particular,...

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Northwest New Works 2013: Week Two, Main Stage

Jun 21, 13 Northwest New Works 2013: Week Two, Main Stage

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On the Boards wrapped their New Works Festival for 2013 on Sunday. The festival presents unique challenges to the artists, organizers and audiences. For the artists, courage is required as these works are experimental or partially completed, but expectations remain high. The organizers must then sequence and arrange four highly...

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Primer: Saint Genet’s “Paradisiacal Rites” at On the Boards

May 15, 13 Primer: Saint Genet’s “Paradisiacal Rites” at On the Boards

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The North American premier of Saint Genet’s “Paradisiacal Rites” is tomorrow night at On the Boards. Saint Genet is the new aesthetic phase of Implied Violence, still led by Ryan Mitchell. The performance troupe has shown internationally and been accepted to prestigious residencies, including the Watermill Center....

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Centennial Woman: A Toko Shinoda Retrospective

Apr 25, 13 Centennial Woman: A Toko Shinoda Retrospective

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The 100th birthday of artist Toko Shinoda in March was celebrated in many cities. The Portland Japanese Gardens offered the public a retrospective of her work, and Azuma Gallery here in Seattle has Shinoda’s work on display through this weekend. Shinoda is a master of the abstract with a distinct approach informed by a century...

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Ending Soon: Green Gothic at Hedreen Gallery

Apr 23, 13 Ending Soon: Green Gothic at Hedreen Gallery

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The current exhibit at Hedreen Gallery, Green Gothic, takes its title from a 2009 essay by Matthew Offenbacher. The eponymous essay and its themes provide a point of departure for inquiry into the peculiar character of the Pacific Northwest, and the exhibit includes work from five artists of very different stripes who respond to or...

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Kent Lovelace: Occitania at Lisa Harris Gallery

Apr 16, 13 Kent Lovelace: Occitania at Lisa Harris Gallery

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The oil on copper landscapes of Kent Lovelace on display at Lisa Harris gallery are stunning, mature work that can be appreciated by arts experts and novices alike. Lovelace’s decades of experience painting on copper have allowed him to master its peculiarities and produce works that are truly luminous and arresting. To those...

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