Still Wonder Full
Jun
1
to Jun 3

Still Wonder Full

STILL WONDER FULL

June 1-2, 8pm | June 3, 1pm
$20 general || $10 students + working artists

STILL WONDER FULL is a new, evening-length solo performance by Seattle artist, Britt Karhoff. This reflection on the complexity and spectacle of loss blends recorded and fleeting recollections, together with original song and Britt's loose, athletic dance movement. Britt brings together a talented team of designers and collaborators to build interactive sets, engineer sound that weaves story fragments and song, and light the lofty performance space of Base. 

ABOUT BRITT
Britt Karhoff is a choreographer, performer and visual artist based in Seattle, WA. Her work centers on exposing the profoundly personal in order to discover our shared humanity. Starting with curiosity, play and wonder, she combines her experience in contemporary performance with handmade interactive sets, original songs and stark storytelling.

Her performance works have been presented in Seattle at Velocity Dance Center, On the Boards, Behind the Pink Door, NEPO 5K and at the Joe Goode Annex in San Francisco. She has performed locally, nationally and internationally on stages, in historic buildings and on the sides of skyscrapers with artists and companies including Project Bandaloop, Joe Goode Performance Group, Flyaway Productions, zoe | juniper, KT Niehoff, Shannon Stewart, Coleman Pester, Anna Conner, Alice Gosti, Kim Lusk and Kaitlin McCarthy among many others.

Photo: JazzyPhoto

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UNF**KY YOURSELF: A Dance Ceremony Workshop/Audition for Jessica Jobaris/General Magic
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

UNF**KY YOURSELF: A Dance Ceremony Workshop/Audition for Jessica Jobaris/General Magic

A Dance Workshop/Audition with Jessica Jobaris for General Magic

June 9, 2018, 12pm-4pm
$45-pre-register, $50 at the door

This workshop is about unf**cking yourself. Shoes off, scream on. Run it clean through you. Researching touch, and awakening senses. Safely and supportively tempting emotional & physical boundaries through movement. This 4-hour dance/movement workshop is part movement & meditation, part *EXA*, part exploration of permeability as we witness and be witnessed through altered states of being. Shake the shit out of yourself!  Find Inner Resources and opposing forces and you might walk out with a bit of a cleaner bite. This workshop allows folks to explore with full permission. No dance training necessary! Only one pre-requisite: to be sensitive to the moment, and others upon entering the space. First and foremost, this is a dance workshop open to all who want a different kind of movement experience. This can also serve as an audition for those who are curious about the next General Magic dance-theater work, but you do not have to audition to participate. Sign up in advance ($45), or drop-ins welcome ($50). Cash or check will be taken at the door.

To sign up or if you have questions, please email jessica@jessicajobaris.com or call 206-922-9112.

Photo by Charles Peterson

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12 Minutes Max @ Base
May
20
to May 21

12 Minutes Max @ Base

12 Minutes Max is an informal, low-tech performance lab for new and in-progress work in contemporary dance, music, theater and multidisciplinary art. Each edition is curated by a different pair of community curators; curators for the May 2018 edition are Florangela Davila and Tyisha Nedd. 

Sunday, May 20 7pm & 9pm
Monday, May 21 7pm
Tickets: $12, available online

Lineup:

barry johnson (Seattle) “3” is an exploration of identity seen from three different views—my view, your view and the truth. An immersive experience in which dancer/choreographer Randy Ford uses a mirror, sound, fabric and film projections to embody each view.

Mother Tongue (Seattle) “ADLFDA” is a song by Skull Cat, which is a project of Mother Tongue, which is a multi-dimensional, two-headed art making machine.

Alia Swersky (Seattle) “i am the MOUNTAIN | this MOUNTAIN will crumble” is a solo that explores how to simultaneously embody a state of strength and surrender until something gives.

Patrick Clark (Seattle) In “10x,” a musician is about to give a recital but is crippled by printed messages that reveal his self-loathing and inner struggles.

Ariel Burke & Jessica Jobaris (Seattle) “Shiny Hands Tiny Disasters” is a duet in which two people stranded in the outer edges of the universe perform looping cycles through text, movement and stillness.

Lavinia Vago (Seattle) “Study of movement + states + sound + audience, a solo” investigates the depth and crevices of the mind through highly physical exploration. A symposium of improvisational composition, confined in a room of sound.

Alaji & Elijah (Seattle) “My sister lit her house on fire” moves through a poem of sisterhood, alcoholism, growing up, and the impact of depression on those around us.

Latino Theatre Projects (Seattle) “Aqua” explores the relationship of Afro-descended women in Latin America with water.

12 Minutes Max is a performance lab for new and experimental works that was first developed by On the Boards in 1981. In this performance short series artists present 12 minutes of material, giving audiences an opportunity to be the first to see works-in-progress, some of which will go on to become full-length pieces. 12 Minutes Max has inspired similar programs in Vancouver, B.C., Bellingham, Salt Lake City, Chicago, and Houston, and the works presented range from performance art to dance, from experimental theater to sound art, from spoken word to comedy, and more.

At the invitation of On the Boards, 12 Minutes Max was revived by Base in 2017.

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Three Nights, Three Films, Three Live Scores by Lori Goldston & Friends
May
11
to May 13

Three Nights, Three Films, Three Live Scores by Lori Goldston & Friends

Lori Goldston assembles a cohort of experimental musicians for three nights of live scores to silent films. Dylan Carlson (Earth), Greg Kelley, Dave Abramson and Corey Brewer join Goldston in live performances set to Man of Aran, Salome and Joan of Arc.

Fri - Sun, May 11 - 13, 8pm
Tickets: $10 - $20 available online

Friday May 11, 8pm: Man of Aran, directed by Robert J. Flaherty, 1934
Featuring Dylan Carlson (Earth) on guitar, Dave Abramson on drum set and Lori Goldston on amplified cello

Saturday May 12, 8pm: Salome, directed by Charles Bryant, 1923
Featuring Corey Brewer on voice, etc., Greg Kelley on trumpet, Dave Abramson on percussion and Lori Goldston on amplified cello

Sunday May 13, 8pm: The Passion of Joan of Arc, directed by Carl Theodore Dreyer, 1928
Featuring Lori Goldston on acoustic cello

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Workshop: 28 problems with Dayna Hanson
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: 28 problems with Dayna Hanson

Explore the movement vocabulary and aesthetic logic of Dayna Hanson’s 28 problems.

REGISTRATION: Space is limited. Please email juliasloane6@gmail.com to reserve a spot in the workshop. Payment of $25 will be accepted at the event. 

Join choreographer Dayna Hanson and dancers Madison Haines and Julia Sloane for an immersion into the vocabulary and logic of Hanson’s dance, 28 problems. Based on a sheet of handwritten calculus equations, 28 problems is made up of more than 40 discrete movements. As participants learn 28 problems material, they’re encouraged to let the mental challenge of executing complex sequences interrupt default learning patterns and suggest new body-mind connections. We’ll dig deep into questions of presence, choreographic detail and texture; participants will disrupt existing choreography with new compositional patterns. By exploring the translation-based methods behind 28 problems and examining Hanson’s idiomatic approach to her source material, participants will walk away with new ideas for generating performance that is rigorous, authentic and vital.

Open to all levels and backgrounds.

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Audition: 12 Minutes Max
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Audition: 12 Minutes Max

Audition for 12 Minutes Max!

Presented by Base, 12 Minutes Max is an informal, low-tech showcase of contemporary and experimental performance works in dance, theater, music and multimedia art. Auditions are open to artists working across disciplines, at all levels of their career. Each edition is curated by a different set of community curators. If you can't make the April 22 audition, you can audition by video.

Launched by On the Boards in 1981, 12 Minutes Max provides a platform for artists to showcase 12 minutes of material supported by limited technical elements. The next edition will be presented at Base May 21-22, 2018. Learn more and submit an audition application. Application deadline is April 15, 2018 to secure an April 22 audition slot.

Photo of Jenna Eady and Carl Lawrence by Catlyn Griswell

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No Place by 2018 Base Resident Artist Petra Zanki
Apr
14
to Apr 15

No Place by 2018 Base Resident Artist Petra Zanki

No Place by 2018 Base Resident Artist Petra Zanki

Sat 14 April 8:30p
Sun 15 April 8:30p
Tickets $5-$30

Petra Zanki culminates her 2018 Base Artist Residency with a showing of No Place with dancers Lorraine Lau, Jaclyn Mason and Tyisha Nedd. Music by Benoît Pioulard; software by Chris Barth. (Photo: Jaclyn Mason and Tyisha Nedd by Petra Zanki)

 

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The Seashell & the Clergyman with Lori Goldston & Friends
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

The Seashell & the Clergyman with Lori Goldston & Friends

The Seashell and the Clergyman (1928, France)
Directed by Germaine Dulac
Presented on 16mm film
With live score by Lori Goldston with Judith Hamann, Dave Abramson and Corey Brewer

March 29 | 8pm
Tickets: $10-$20, available online

The Seashell and the Clergyman is a Surrealist film directed in 1928 by Germaine Dulac, from a screenplay by Antonin Artaud. At the time of its release the British Film Censors banned it, noting that “This film is apparently meaningless, but if it has any meaning it is doubtless objectionable.” 

More recently the British Film Institute included it on their list of 10 Great Feminist Films, stating:

"Germaine Dulac was involved in the avant garde in Paris in the 1920s. Both The Smiling Madame Beudet (1922) and The Seashell and the Clergyman are important early examples of radical experimental feminist filmmaking, and provide an antidote to the art made by the surrealist brotherhood. The latter film, an interpretation of Anton Artaud’s book of the same name, is a visually imaginative critique of patriarchy – state and church – and of male sexuality. On its premiere, the surrealists greeted it with noisy derision, calling Dulac 'une cache'."

Lori Goldston and her collaborators improvise a live score, channelling the hallucinatory dream-logic of the film. Featuring Goldston on cello with 

Judith Hamann, cello
Dave Abramson, percussion, found objects, etc.
Corey Brewer, vocals, found objects, etc.

“Goldston’s score for the Seashell and the Clergyman builds a dark and emotionally resonant motif that compliments the surrealsim of the film. Goldston’s cello, filtered through guitar pedals for this film, helps tropes of the silent film that could look melodramatic to a contemporary audience seem once again strange and otherworldy.” –Christy LeMaster, Cinema Borealis, Chicago

The program includes short early “trick” films TBD

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Dada Films with Lori Goldston
Jan
26
9:00 PM21:00

Dada Films with Lori Goldston

Cinema of the Bearded Heart: Film Dada

Friday, Jan. 26
Doors at 8:30pm, screening at 9pm
Tickets: $20 general admission, $10 students/seniors

An evening of Dada short films projected on 16mm film with live accompaniment by cellist Lori Goldston. Dave Abramson on drums.

Includes films by Viking Eggeling, Hans Richter, Man Ray, Fernand Léger & Dudley Murphy, and René Clair. Also on the program is Un Chien Andalou by Luis Bunuel

The Sprocket Society seeks to cultivate the love of the mechanical cinema, its arts and sciences, and to encourage film preservation by bringing film and its history to the public through screenings, educational activities and archival efforts.

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what can be (un)done?
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

what can be (un)done?

what can be (un)done?
Shannon Stewart: Performing myself giving a lecture as a performance

Tues., Jan 23, 2018 | 7pm
Tickets: $5-$10 suggested donation

Inspired by theories that conceptualize the body, identity and performativity, "what can be (un)done?" asks what is possible through our ritualized engagement in bodily training. Shannon examines her own somatic research and analysis of where theory intersects materiality. What has been embedded in her body? How are social structures choreographed and what does this have to do with making dances?  Shannon will try to explain as much as possible without talking.

Shannon Stewart is a choreographic artist who splits her time between New Orleans and Europe (with her heart deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest). Her company, Screaming Traps, explores the intersection of dance practices, embodied identities and social choreographies.  For Shannon, the body’s participation in everyday life and social systems is an opportunity for choreographic research.  Simultaneously, the practice of dance rituals holds potential for untraining, retraining, making and unmaking. She has started, led and researched art spaces in different cities in the US (including co-founding the Vera Project in Seattle), which underpins much of her thinking about what we make, how we make it and how we exchange in different settings.

Shannon Stewart’s performance work for stage, film and gallery has been presented in the US, Canada and Europe. She interpreted the work of Tino Seghal, Joan Jonas, and Deborah Hay and performed with tEEth, zoe | juniper, Kathleen Hermesdorf and many others.  She works as an independent scholar, educator, and choreographer in festivals, universities and contemporary art centers. She has a BA in Urban Design from the University of Washington and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Dance Performance from Tulane University.

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Base Independent Productions: Out of Nowhere
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Base Independent Productions: Out of Nowhere

Sleep Nod presents three dance works, 20 minutes each. Petra Zanki presents a new solo work in collaboration with Dylan Ward about the politicization of pleasurable acts. 

Also on the bill is an elaborated version of "The Lesser Evils" by Sleep Nod, a farce about the ever present struggle for social and physical resources. 

And FACTSF performs "Platform," set to Holly Herndon's 2015 album of the same name. "Platform" investigates the relationships between people, the digital spaces they occupy, and the attendant homogeneity that arises from their echo-chamber-creating algorithms. 

Dec. 15 - 16
7:30pm
Tickets are $20 and available online

Out of Nowhere is a Base Independent Production.

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Very Open House
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Very Open House

Drawings, paintings and two live bands. As part of Equinox Studios' "Very Open House," Base presents a group show organized by Dave Proscia along with sets of live music by Asscomb and Marion Walker. 

Dec. 9
6pm - midnight
Free

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Markeith Wiley/Sylvia_Cilvia
Nov
16
to Nov 19

Markeith Wiley/Sylvia_Cilvia

In Base's third and final Artist Residency of 2017, choreographer Markeith Wiley works in collaboration with Laura Aschoff on a new project, "Being All Feeling or 6 to 8 white women," under the name Cilvia_Sylvia or Sylvia_Cilvia.

Showings:
11/17 @ 8pm $5
11/18 @ 8pm followed by hang out/dance party with dj Onesies $5
11/19 @ 6pm followed by conversation with Laura, Markeith & a specail guest! Free!!

Cast: Fenja Abrams, Allison P. Burke, Kim Holloway, Sierra Hendrix, Drew Santoro and Julia Sloane

2017 Base Artist Residencies are made possible with support from Bossak Heilbron Charitable Foundation.

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Base Occasional
Sep
6
to Sep 7

Base Occasional

Base launches the Base Occasional, a periodic platform for new work in contemporary dance, Sept. 6 -7, 2017. The Base Occasional No. 1 features experimental and in-progress works by Seattle-based choreographer Heather Kravas and Oakland-based choreographer Maureen Whiting, along with excerpts of new works by Base co-founders Dayna Hanson and Peggy Piacenza.

Wed. Sept. 6, 8pm

Thurs. Sept. 7, 8pm

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