Curious about boundary-pushing art, music, theater, dance, and installation? On the Boards (OtB ) is Seattle’s home for contemporary performance. This month OtB makes a momentous return to in-person programming–see events list below. Tickets: sliding scale. More info: PERFORMANCES — On the Boards
On the Boards New Now Festival Events
- Sept 15-18. Reclaimed Timber is a Sonic Portrait of Cities’ Unique Housing Histories and Disparities from Chicago-based Ensemble Beyond This Point, September 16-18 (at On the Boards). Through Beyond This Point’s vision of Michael Gordon’s composition Timber, audiences will experience music—and the materials from which it’s made—as an evocation of a city and a portrait of its stratified socioeconomic conditions. The work is being presented both at On the Boards and at Facing Homelessness’ BLOCK Project Shop, which builds fully equipped, healthy homes in homeowners’ backyards for people experiencing homelessness. More info: Reclaimed Timber | Beyond This Point at On the Boards | Facebook
- Sept 24-25 jumatatu m. poe & Jermone Donte Beacham | Let ‘im Move You: This Is a Formation at On the Boards. Through jumatatu m. poe and Jermone Donte Beacham’s This Is a Formation, culminating ten years of collaboration in J-Sette dance through their Let ‘im Move You series, audience members will, in the Merrill Theater and the streets outside the building, share space with dancers (including seven local performers) whose call-and-response movement forges and affirms community around Black queer esistance and delight; in conjunction with these performances, poe and Beacham’s work will kick off with a procession across a mile at sunset in the historically Black Rainier Beach neighborhood. More info: jumatatu m. poe & Jermone Donte Beacham | Let ‘im Move You: This Is a Formation at On the Boards | Facebook
- Oct 8, 2021. Come on In | Faye Driscoll at On the Boards. In Faye Driscoll’s form-reimagining work Come On In, reframing her acclaimed trilogy Thank You for Coming, audiences will encounter, and engage, choreography as an activated exhibition—built at OtB, following an initial iteration at the Walker Art Center, with touring-readiness in mind.
Faye Driscoll developed Come On In, her first solo museum exhibition, with her long-term artistic collaborators Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin. The exhibition, which was presented and co-commissioned by the Walker Art Center, is now adapted specifically for On the Boards’ Merrill Theater. More info: Come on In | Faye Driscoll at On the Boards | Facebook
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