BeginAgain by Zoe | Juniper
"A swirl of duality and dueling identities."
- The New York Times
Seattle wunderkinds zoe | juniper head in a new, streamlined direction as they explore technological methods for setting and triggering their raw tableaux of movement and stage design. BeginAgain forces different perspectives for dance on a proscenium stage using two juxtaposed video screens, the physical interruption of the normally flat dance space, live body casting, Shue
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Winners and Losers by Theatre Replacement and Neworld Theatre
An intimate story about two good friends who "are forced to take a frank look at their lives through a made-up game."
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Theater artists and longtime friends Marcus Youssef and James Long sit at a table and play an invented game called winners and losers. In it, they name people, places or things— Pamela Anderson, microwave ovens, their fathers, Goldman Sachs, Mexico — pronouncing each one winner or loser. Their game turns personal as they mercilessly dissect each other's families, privileges and class backgrounds. The competition quickly heats up, resulting in an intimate and blisteringly honest performance.
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OUR SUGGESTION: Temporary Distortion's Newyorkland.
Gritty cops, gorgeous video and an intricately designed set. Four police officers struggle with the demands of their chosen profession and the high costs of working within the fraternal and secretive society of the NYPD.
Unstoppable physicality, live music and a pop-culture aesthetic work to create a profound rumination on sex and love.
"...visceral, audacious." - The Straight
"...ballet, crossed with improv, crossed with a drunken orangutan - in the best possible way." - Seattle Dances