BRD PRESENTS: no such place
April 7-8, 8pm // Velocity Dance Center - 1621 12th Ave. Seattle
$15 advanced pricing // $18 at the door // for sale at www.brownpapertickets.org & at the door
BRD presents no such place, an evening of seven dance works, each exploring the tenuous textures of their own distinct worlds. The show will run for one weekend in Seattle at Velocity Dance Center —8:00pm (Fri/Sat).
no such place boasts six new dances from choreographers nation-wide, as well as one returning piece from the group’s past repertory. Selected from the dozens of works submitted to Bellingham Repertory Dance at the start of the season, this winter’s repertory exposes an unusually rich and palpably weighted slice of contemporary dance and culture. Each of the seven pieces seen in April’s no such place offer strange glimpses into complete worlds of particular social structures, gravity, texture, evolution, and narrative. Though the realities built by the dancers within each world are clear and consistent, the audience will feel as though they are peeking through a narrow doorway into a room which stretches unknowingly beyond view. Like post-modern cubism, BRD alum Ella Mahler’s duet this and this too suggests a relationship that either expresses itself across a span of time, or exists as many multiplicities at once. Somebodies Dance Theater’s Quietly, Quickly explores the heightened social and physical awareness bred by war in a duet set against an anxious backdrop of a chorus of dancers, and Joy French’s 1st/2nd invites audiences into the nuance and absurdity of laughter between close friends. Threaded through the concert’s offerings is the genuine and daring use of movement as a language for building not only narrative but also emotional texture.
The mission of Bellingham Repertory Dance to present audiences with accessible work is clearly seen in the programming of no such place, but is here paired with a sensitivity to the cultural tensions undeniably at play in our changing national landscape. What emerges is an evening of beautiful but challenging works that will draw you in, chew you up, and leave you wondering what you’ve just seen and felt.
Tickets may be available at the door, space allowing, but advance tickets are strongly advised. Advance tickets are sold at a slightly discounted rate, and are available for purchase at www.brownpapertickets.org or in person at Velocity Dance Center. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $18.
BRD PRESENTS: “Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance”
Monday, April 3 at 6:45 PM at the Pickford Film Center
Tickets available at pickfordfilmcenter.org ($8.50 adult | $8.00 student | $7.50 member)
Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Meeting him at a critical turning point in his personal life, this spirited and insightful documentary will introduce you to a man with great artistic integrity and an extraordinary vision. Filmed over a period of eight years, director Tomer Heymann mixes intimate rehearsal footage with an extensive unseen archive and breathtaking dance sequences.This story of an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance is guaranteed to leave you skipping.
This one-time screening of Mr. Gaga will be preceded by a short performance of “1st/2nd,” a structured improvisation that offers a unique perspective on the possibilities of contemporary dance. Join BRD members, along with Bellingham’s community of dancers and dance enthusiasts, for this film that critics are calling “Magical” “Brilliant” and “Marvelously informative.”