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STAR POWER HOUR: The Cast of The Shipment

Artistic Director Rachel Cook sits down with the creative collaborators of "THE SHIPMENT" to talk about what went into the piece.

Watch "THE SHIPMENT" on ontheboards.tv!

This segment aired during the 2021 ontheboads.tv fundraiser in March 2021.

STAR POWER HOUR: Rachel Mars, Michelle Ellsworth, and Jenny Peterson

Artistic Director Rachel Cook sits down with artists Rachel Mars, Michelle Ellsworth, and Jenny Peterson to talk about their favorite performance objects, previous pieces—and to briefly introduce their pets to the world.

Watch Michelle Ellsworth's "Phone Homer" on ontheboards.tv!

This segment aired during the 2021 ontheboads.tv fundraiser in March 2021.

STAR POWER HOUR: Bebe Miller and Dayna Hanson

Artistic Director Rachel Cook sits down with contemporary performance legends Bebe Miller and Dayna Hanson.

Watch Bebe Miller's "In a Rhythm" and Dayna Hanson's "Gloria's Cause" on ontheboards.tv!

This segment aired during the 2021 ontheboads.tv fundraiser in March 2021.

Timothy White Eagle in Space!

Timothy is commissioned by Artistic Director Rachel Cook for a residency on the planet Mars and sets off for the stars, discovering DANGERS, ALIEN FAUNA, and LONELINESS at a level never before experienced by humankind! Watch him experimentally and "contemporary-ly" perform his way THROUGH SPACE.  

Originally aired live on May 20th, 2021 as part of On the Boards’s annual Virtually Spectacular:  MARS | PERSEVERANCE. Mission: Seeking signs of ancient and future life and bringing forth new worlds

Awaiting Oblivion

Blurring the lines between fiction and reality, Awaiting Oblivion... follows the story of AO, an anonymous street artist who has tasked Tim and Jeffrey with the creation of a performance as a way to share AO’s “temporary solutions” for existing within our collapsing empire. Inspired by creative processes developed by the '60s Fluxus art movement, each “temporary solution” is a visual/textual poem contained in a Flux-kit (a cigar box collaged with stenciled imagery and typewritten letters).

Betroffenheit - available through March 17, 2023

The award-winning "Betroffenheit" is a boundary-stretching hybrid of theatre and dance that explores the psychological states of trauma, grief and addiction. Available on OtB.tv through March 17, 2023.

Black Bois

Enter a world where Black bodies tell their own stories. Where Black love and Black expression prevail. A world where Black stories heal, grow, and transform the lives they touch. Featuring live music, collaboration with a large cast of local artists/performers, and installations, this performance project celebrates Black bodies in space and an emotional engagement with movement. Black Bois is a love letter to Black bodies, minds, and spirits.

Paradisiacal Rites

Paradisiacal Rites is the realization and completion of the “Aesthetic Declarations” Transports of Delirium: Aesthetic Ascesis in 4 Acts. Conceived, written, and directed by Derrick Ryan Claude Mitchell. These Aesthetic Declarations showcased elements of ballet, symphony, installation, modern dance, ritual, site specific installation, and experimental theatrical performance.

Master Class

Our first-ever video Master Class with Seattle dance-makers Zoe Scofield and Dani Tirrell. This class explores the rich similarities and differences between these two choreographers making work in Seattle. A dancer’s “Behind the Actors Studio”, this class invites viewers into the conversation where Dani and Zoe discuss dance philosophies, teaching methodologies, their love-hate relationship to ballet, and strong feelings about unison.

JACK &

JACK & is a comedy of errors structured on social codes and trainings, from prison reentry programs to African American debutante balls. Conceived and directed by Kaneza Schaal, a veteran performer with Elevator Repair Service and The Wooster Group, JACK & combines influences from aspirational class stories found in 1950s sitcoms, real and imagined entering-society ceremonies, and tigers in Harlem to build a portrait of a dream interrupted and resumed.

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