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Live Review: Northwest Dance Project, In Good Company

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In Good CompanyNorthwest Dance Project’s annual winter show, begins with a phone call. “Northwest Dance Project at the Vestas Center, how can I help you?” a female voice asks, surrounded by the clacking and ringing of a switchboard operator’s room. She quickly responds to the voice on the other end of the line: “I...   More
 
Sunday, December 7, 2014 by KAITIE TODD

Firewall (BodyVox)

A dance company reveals the tricks behind the technology.


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If you saw Inception a few years back, chances are you marveled at the film’s spinning, zero-gravity hallway scene. BodyVox didn’t stop at admiration—the 17-year-old dance company decided    More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 KAITIE TODD

Just Opened: 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

A review of Triangle Productions' egg-obsessed comedy.

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Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The answer doesn’t matter much to the main characters in 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, as long as there are eggs, and plenty of them. Set in 1956 in an unnamed town, the comedy—written by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood and presented by Triangle Productions—centers on the Susan B. Anthon...   More
 
Monday, December 1, 2014 by KAITIE TODD

Live Review: TopShakeDance, A-bout

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“Put those elbows in!” the coach shouts at the wrestler on the mat who, pinned to the floor and in a headlock, shakes in struggle. Her opponent holds the pose tight before being suddenly knocked onto the floor with an unexpected move, and the crowd chatters amidst shrill whistles and cheers.  This isn’t the scene at some Friday night wrestling match—instead, it’s the opening sequen...   More
 
Saturday, November 15, 2014 by KAITIE TODD

Live Review: Polaris Dance Theatre, Word

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Is the pen mightier than the score? That’s a question that surfaces during Polaris Dance Theatre’s season opener, Word, which plays with movement set to the cadence and rhythm of spoken word. The texts are by the likes of Maya Angelou and Samuel Beckett, as well as by local writers including Claire Willett and high-school student...   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by KAITIE TODD

Live Review: BalletBoyz, Serpent and Fallen

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For a company called BalletBoyz, the dancers aren't really what you'd expect. Either bringing to mind cheesy '90s dance routines or rigid, classical all-male ballet, the United Kingdom-based dance company—founded by former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt—instead opts for something entirely different. Neither cheesy nor ri...   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by KAITIE TODD

Album Review: Rocket 3

Burn (Self-Released)


Album Reviews
[POP ROCK] The fun of Rocket 3’s debut album, Burn, is in its contrasts. Framed by singer Ramune Nagisetty’s crunchy power chords and sweet, hazy vocals, the album leans toward rock-inflecte   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 KAITIE TODD

A-Bout (TopShakeDance)

Dancing themselves black and blue.


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TopShakeDance is about to hit the dance floor hard. Literally: To explore competition and groupthink, the company’s newest work, A-bout, employs wrestling mats, mixed martial arts-inspired choreog   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 KAITIE TODD

Togetherness (Danielle Ross and Stacey Tran)

Uniting the melodramatic and the mundane.


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How would you move if you were a Greek god? That’s just one question posed during Togetherness, a new dance piece by choreographer Danielle Ross. In the piece, dancers strike iconic poses of    More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 KAITIE TODD

Album Review: Purse Candy

Visions of a Healed Kingdom (Self-Released)


Album Reviews
[DISCO POP] Purse Candy’s debut album will bring to mind a few questions, chief among them: “When did I start dancing?” It’s an album laden with simple grooves, but it will make you move   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 KAITIE TODD
 

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