PILOT (various dates and times)
Jul
1
to Jul 27

PILOT (various dates and times)

Base Independent

Former dancers of Studio Kate Wallich's YC2 present PILOT: a month-long series of movement workshops, creation residencies, community dialogues, and performances. Housed for its inaugural year at Base: Experimental Arts + Space under their Base Independent Productions (BIP) program, and supported in part by Studio Kate Wallich, this new and unique platform will run from July 1-27, 2019. As part of the monthlong residency, PILOT welcomes renowned Seattle-based performing artists Thomas House, Jody Kuehner, and Dani Tirrell as Resident Artists. This special group of artists represents artists who are at various stages of their careers, who are deeply ingrained in the Seattle dance community, and who are aligned with an ethos of empowerment and inclusivity.

Community Dialogue: Sunday July 14th, 5:00 pm, free admission
Masterclass Day: Saturday July 20th, 10:00 am - 5:15 pm, sliding scale pricing
Resident Artist Showing: Sunday July 21st, 5:00 pm, free admission
PILOT Show: July 26th + 27th, 8:00 pm
Tickets for PILOT show: General Admission: $15, Under 25: $10
Tickets online: https://pilottix.brownpapertickets.com

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Things That Need To Be Done by Lynn Tofil
Jun
8
12:00 PM12:00

Things That Need To Be Done by Lynn Tofil

A durational dance work exploring the subject of high functioning mental illness, and the ways it forces an individual to operate. Over the span of 6 hours, one dancer navigates non-emotional studies of effort through poignant and fine tuned movement, manipulation of physical materials, and a jam session to a 1960s playlist. Through building and breaking patterns, this work bears the question, how much of my illness is my identity? 

Lynn Tofil (creator) is a choreographer, dancer, and writer interested in art with an allegiance to truth. She has worked in Seattle since 2014, with artists such as Pat Graney, Wade Madsen, and Dylan Ward, among others. She is currently a member of HYPERNOVA Contemporary Dance Company. She directed and produced her dance film, "Trials & Errors", in 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. That same year, she received her BS degree in dance from Wayne State University. She is a 2018 Artist Trust GAP Grantee to fund her first independent production, "Things That Need To Be Done". She writes about dance for SeattleDances.com. Alongside her dance work, she teaches Pilates regularly in the Seattle area.

Alexandra Beatty Spencer (collaborator/performer) is an artist invested in the revelatory practice of creation. She weaves a performative home in the articulation between movement and language. Since moving to Seattle, she has pursued movement practice with intent to establish dialogues between body, mind, and spirit. She shares these integrations as creator and performer, and believes in them as personal and pleasurable labor. She has performed locally in work by Kaitlin McCarthy, Britt Karhoff, Maya Soto, and Karin Stevens, among others; and presented her work "No Lack" through Ktisk Contemporary Dance in 2017. 

"Things That Need To Be Done" received partial funding from Artist Trust, and will have a sound score produced by Rew Winter.

Tickets: $10 - $20

Photo of Alexandra Beatty Spencer by InEmerald Photography

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12 Minutes Max
Jun
2
to Jun 3

12 Minutes Max

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; the June edition is curated by Sruti Desai and Sean Lally. 

ARTIST LINEUP:
Sarah Alaways | Liam Hardison + Brooke Morrison | Ben Goosman | Flatchestedmama | Bruce Greeley | Monica Kerr | Bri Wilson

Sunday, June 2, 5pm (party at 7pm)
Monday, June 3, 7pm
Tickets: $12, available now

We’re having a party! To celebrate Base Backers, our new monthly giving program, we’re throwing a party after the Sunday, June 2 performance of 12 Minutes Max! 

Going to the 5pm performance? Linger afterwards! Can’t come to the show? Join us at 7pm for drinks, snacks and live music by Ruby Lucinda and Joe Oakes! Learn about how Base Backers is helping power programs like The Max!

Photo of Austin Larkin by Jim Coleman

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When your arms ached, I watched the Mountain hold its fragile form
May
17
to May 19

When your arms ached, I watched the Mountain hold its fragile form

By Alia Swersky

Fri - Sun, May 17 - 19, times vary as follows:

Fri - Sat, May 17 - 18
Durational Ritual | 7-9pm (come and go as you please)
Performance | 9pm (recommended arrival time at 8:30pm)

Sun, May 19
Durational Ritual | 6-8pm (come and go as you please)
Performance | 8pm (recommended arrival time at 7:30pm)

Tickets: $15 in advance | $18 at the door. Purchase tickets here.

When your arms ached, I watched the Mountain hold its fragile form is a durational performance that explores the connection between embodied strength and submission. Juxtaposing the imagery of the female body with that of the mountain, Swersky navigates objectification, resilience and the inevitability of aging. Provoking the allure and control of the male gaze, Swersky brings the omnipresent into view. Marking her first evening-length solo performance, Mountain is a journey through oppression and sorrow towards grace and collective empowerment.

Photo: Michelle Smith-Lewis

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The Murkies
May
11
7:30 PM19:30

The Murkies

Live music by The Murkies in the space previously known as Coral
Factory Building #101

Celebrate Second Saturday in Georgetown with The Murkies. With but voice and accordion, The Murkies deliver songs with a signature liquidy, shimmering sound -- some dark and bleak, others shining with golden hope, traveling across a wide landscape of genres, framing a window into the soul.

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Sea Change Within Us
May
10
to May 12

Sea Change Within Us

Fri. May 10 at 8p
Sat. May 11 at 4p & 8p
Sun. May 12 at 2p & 6p

Tickets: $15 - $50

A movement through our water concerns and climate change consequences, this multi-disciplinary performance is rooted in the belief that dance is a vital resource for (re)imaging and (re)creating life-affirming relationships with water in and around us. Choreographed by Seattle dance artist Karin Stevens, this 60-minute performance features 10 dancers moving 2-D planes into a dynamic 3-D installation by artist Roger Feldman, and an original sound score by Seattle composers Jessi Harvey and Kaley Lane Eaton.

Photo: Michelle Smith-Lewis

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AUDITION: 12 Minutes Max
May
5
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 May 5 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 March 16 - 17, 2019. Learn more and submit an audition application. Application deadline is April 30, 2019 to secure a May 5 audition slot.

Photo of Katjiana Rangel by Jim Coleman

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Workshop/audition with Morgan Thorson
Apr
26
to Apr 27

Workshop/audition with Morgan Thorson

April 26 - 27, 2-5p
FREE, register here

Are you interested in stamina, decay, and endurance? Are you interested in working with time as a method for generating material? In how space (the space you are in and the space around your body) influences decision making? In how community can spontaneously author and manifest a dance as everyone takes care of each other? In preparation for her durational dance, STILL LIFE, which will be installed at Base Aug. 1 - 4, 2019 in a co-presentation between Base and On the Boards, Morgan will lead a two-day workshop at Base exploring the above-mentioned questions. Sign up for one or both session.

Photo: Valerie Oliveiro

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no hard feelings by barry johnson
Apr
3
to Apr 7

no hard feelings by barry johnson

Base Independent Production

Come out to BASE for week long show of sound, film and performances from some of Seattle's dopest creatives. Each night will feature different work from Adam Jabari, barry johnson, Che Sehyun, Kamari Bright, Nijuana Chardonay, Noel Price and more. Drop in for pop-up shows every evening throughout the week. Free tickets available at the door.

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The Nine Lives
Mar
29
to Mar 31

The Nine Lives

Base Independent Productions

Jo Blake, Cameo Lethem and Beth Terwilleger present an evening featuring three works focusing on the theme of science fiction and the works of Ursula K. LeGuin. Each with their own unique take on the subject, the evening will be filled with abstraction, immersion, narration and a deep look into the possibilities of what the future can hold.

Fri. Mar. 29 7:30p
Sat. Mar. 30 7:30p
Sun. Mar. 31 7:30p

Admission by donation. More info at bethterwilleger.com.

The Nine Lives
Choreographer: Beth Terwilleger
Lighting Designer: Amber Miller
Composer: Graham Reynolds
Dancers: Hannah Cavallaro, Jane Cracovaner, Corbin Hall, Maeve Haselton, Elizabeth Houlton, Anna Joswiak, Melissa Krienke, Ivana Lin, Alicia Pugh, Sean Tomerlin, & Bri Wilson

markovian in nature . . .
Choreographer: Jo Blake
Dancers: Sojung Esther Lim, Natalie Fernandi, & Alicia Pugh

Dolly
Choreographer: Cameo Lethem
Composer: Steve Reich
Dancers: Charmaine Butcher, Molly Levy, & Maya Tacon

Photo of Devin Muñoz by Stefano Altamura

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✞aaaa✞
Mar
1
to Mar 2

✞aaaa✞

Base Independent Production


“Only in existing do I become eternal.”
- Soren Kierkegaard, Concluding Unscientific Postscript, p. 508.

Drawing on contemporary events and paintings from the Western canon, including Raphael’s Vision of a Knight (1504), Jusepe de Ribera’s The Vision of Belshazzar (1635), and Santi di Tito’s Portrait of Niccolò Machiavelli (second half of 16th century), ✞aaaa✞ explores the covenant of political power and its genesis in the storm of human existence. Combining elements of dance, visual art, installation, and doom techno DJ stylings, Lawrence stages the image as a locating strategy for meaning and solidarity.

Tickets available online.


CREATIVE TEAM:
Concept/Direction, Writing, Scenic design: Carl Lawrence
Visual art, Projections: Nick Bartoletti
Creative direction: Matt Drews
Art direction: Sean Waple
Music: Kayla Waldorf (Aos)
Choreography: Emma Wheeler, Matt Drews
Costumes: Hannah Larson
Dramaturgy: Lindsay Barr
Lighting: Dave Proscia
Technical director: John DeShazo


This project is partially funded by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture as a part of their smART ventures grant program. It was also developed with the support of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, and Base: Experimental Arts + Space through creative residencies in October and November 2018. Lawrence is the 2018 Anchor Tenant at Base.


Image by SALT PHOTO/Sean Waple

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WOLF
Feb
7
to Feb 9

WOLF

WOLF is a dance that explores beautiful magic and tragic happenings in our world. Digging into storms, happiness, the memory of trauma, whiteness, cleaning and transformations, this solo examines falling under spells, the wild beauty of nature and more. WOLF is a tonal, energetic work that calls for action and transformation, inviting us to feel, question and consider what else both imaginatively and constructively. More at www.marion-spencer.com.

Photo courtesy of Marion Spencer

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FORM/S: DECOLONIZING THE BODY THROUGH MOVEMENT
Jan
7
to Jan 10

FORM/S: DECOLONIZING THE BODY THROUGH MOVEMENT

Registration closes January 6th.
In January 2019, FORM/S brings together choreographers, dancers, artists, and educators Dani Tirrell and Zoe Scofield to engage with the daunting task of analyzing colonized and decolonized choice making. Dani and Zoe pose these questions:

What is the function of our training? How can movement lead to self betterment? What is the history behind what we are doing? Are our choices of free will, or are we standing on the shoulders of our past? 

 Rather than learn “right and wrong” opinions regarding dance and decolonization, artists are invited to participate in verbal and physical conversation with Dani and Zoe in order to reveal an individual perspective within themselves. Registration and details here and on Facebook

Cost:
Single Admission: $300
Returning Participant Single Admission: $275
Double Admission (sign up with a friend): $500 or $250 each
$50 holds your spot and full payment is due December 28th

Morning Drop-ins (10AM-12PM each day):
$16 for 1 (at the door)
$14 for 1 (rate available by presale)
$26 for 2 ($13 each - rate available by presale)
$36 for 3 ($12 each - rate available by presale)
$44 for 4 ($11 each - rate available by presale)

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Image/Meaning: A Community Discussion with Peggy Piacenza
Dec
1
3:00 PM15:00

Image/Meaning: A Community Discussion with Peggy Piacenza

Free

Culminating her 2018 Base residency, Base co-founder Peggy Piacenza is joined by Studio Current founder Vanessa DeWolf and performing artist Amelia Reeber for a discussion that questions how we arrive at meaning through the images that we're constructing as artists—and what we're perceiving as audience members. 

Part discussion and performance, Piacenza will invite participants into conversation by working with specific objects, video and live work material that correspond with her latest work, sweet, rotten, sweet-a video installation with live performance premiering at BONFIRE Gallery in March 2019.

Photo: Jazzy Photo

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Workshop with Paul Lazar
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop with Paul Lazar

While in Seattle for his performances of "Cage Shuffle" at the Base Occasional, New York-based performer Paul Lazar leads a dance and theater workshop at Base focusing on the intersection of movement invention and text work. Abandoning the adage, “suit the action to the word…” students will explore a non-literal relationship between words and movement that reveal a wider and more expressive notion of meaning. Open to all levels.

$10 - $20 sliding scale. Drop-ins welcome; reserve your spot by emailing info@thisisbase.org.

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Base Occasional No. 2: Paul Lazar in "Cage Shuffle"
Nov
16
to Nov 17

Base Occasional No. 2: Paul Lazar in "Cage Shuffle"

Base presents Base Occasional No. 2, featuring Paul Lazar of Big Dance Theater (NY) in Cage Shuffle. In this 50-minute dance theater solo, Paul Lazar speaks a series of one-minute stories by John Cage from his 1963 score Indeterminacy, while simultaneously performing a complex choreographic score by Annie-B Parson. The stories are spoken in a random order with no predetermined relationship to the dancing, yet chance serves up its inevitable blend of uncanny connections between text and movement. Cage’s humor, intellect and iconoclasm find ideal expression in this new work which adds dance to Cage’s original performance instructions:

“Read stories aloud, paced so that each story takes one minute, using chance procedures or not.”

Performances:
Fri. - Sat., Nov. 16 - 17, 2018
8p
Tickets: $18 - $25, available online

About Paul Lazar
Paul Lazar is a founding member and co-artistic director, along with Annie-B Parson,  of Big Dance Theater. He has co-directed and acted in works for Big Dance since 1991, including commissions from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Walker Art Center, Dance Theater Workshop, Classic Stage Company and Japan Society. Outside of Big Dance, Paul directed Christina Masciotti’s Social Security at the Bushwick Starr in 2015, Elephant Room at St. Ann’s Warehouse for the company Rainpan 43 in 2012, and Young Jean Lee’s Obie Award winning, We’re Gonna Die in 2011. He directed a new version of We’re Gonna Die in 2015, featuring David Byrne, at the Meltdown Festival in London. He also directed Bodycast: An Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra starring Frances McDormand for the 2014 BAM Next Wave Festival; and Major Bang for The Foundry Theatre at St. Ann’s Warehouse. Paul is an Associate Member of The Wooster Group, acting in Brace Up!, Emperor Jones, North Atlantic and The Hairy Ape. Other stage acting credits include Tamburlaine at Theatre For A New Audience, Young Jean Lee’s Lear, The Three Sisters at Classic Stage Company, Richard Maxwell’s Cowboys and Indians at Soho Rep, Richard III at Classic Stage Company, Svejk at Theatre for a New Audience, Irene Fornes’ Mud at the Signature Theater, and Mac Wellman’s 1965 UU. He has acted in over 30 feature films, including Snowpiercer, The Host, Mickey Blue Eyes, Silence of the Lambs, Beloved, Lorenzo’s Oil and Philadelphia. His awards include two Bessies (2010, 2002), the Jacob’s Pillow Creativity Award in 2007, and the Prelude Festival’s Frankie Award in 2014, as well an Obie Award for Big Dance in 2000.

The Base Occasional is a periodic platform for new work in contemporary dance, curated and presented by Base.

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33 Fainting Spells Repertory Workshop with Dayna Hanson
Oct
27
10:30 AM10:30

33 Fainting Spells Repertory Workshop with Dayna Hanson

Join Dayna Hanson and company member Julia Sloane for a study of the work of 33 Fainting Spells, the dance theater company co-directed by Dayna Hanson and Gaelen Hanson from 1994 - 2006. Learn repertory from 33FS' first work, "The Uninvited"(1995) as part of RE/33: 33 Fainting Spells Revisited, a reconstruction project launching this fall.

REGISTRATION: Space is limited. Please email juliademellosloane@gmail.com to reserve a spot in the workshop. Payment of $20 will be accepted at the event ($15 with RE/33 ticket purchase).

Photo by Bruce Clayton Tom

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RE/33: 33 Fainting Spells Revisited, Installment One
Oct
26
to Oct 27

RE/33: 33 Fainting Spells Revisited, Installment One

From 1994 - 2006, Dayna Hanson and Gaelen Hanson’s touring dance theater company, 33 Fainting Spells, helped draw national attention to Seattle dance. RE/33: 33 Fainting Spells Revisited examines the company’s impact by restaging and digitally distributing its works. Installment One: The Uninvited will be presented at Base Oct. 26-27, 2018 as part of Base co-founder Dayna Hanson’s Base Artist Residency.

In Installment One of RE/33, Dayna Hanson Company dancers Madison Haines and Julia Sloane re-perform excerpts from 33 Fainting Spells’ debut evening-length work, The Uninvited. The evening will also include a  talk with Dayna Hanson and former 33 Fainting Spells company member, Peggy Piacenza, along with artifacts, digital content—including  downloadable video of the original work—and a limited edition catalogue. An open rehearsal, free to the public, took place at Base Monday, Sept. 24, 5 - 7p, and a master class will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 at Base.

Fri. - Sat., Oct. 26 - 27, 8p
Tickets: $18 - $25, available online

Photo of Dayna Hanson and Gaelen Hanson in The Uninvited by Peter Mumford

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Alexander Technique for Choreographers with Crispin Spaeth
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Alexander Technique for Choreographers with Crispin Spaeth

Saturday, October 20, 2018
10am - 4pm

The Alexander Technique is an excellent tool for choreographers. It can help you move more easily, see movement better, communicate more precisely, and help your important ideas come to life more fully, and possibly faster. In this workshop, Crispin Spaeth brings more than 20 years of expertise in Alexander Technique to bear on the choreographic life.

How are you using yourself while you are creating movement, teaching movement, directing dancers in an improvisation, greeting a donor, all while running sound for your open rehearsal? Could you use help changing gears faster, or going deeper into your creative work in the company of others?

The workshop will start with an introduction to the Alexander Technique through a choreographic lens, followed by experiments in movement, both plain and fancy.  The afternoon will be designed as a lab, addressing participants’ specific questions about choreographic life. The group will look at the act of directing dancers in the creation and performance of material, as well as how to put AT into practice for your own thinking/ imagining/doing/creative process.

Choreographers may choose to invite a dancer to work on something specific (see +1 pricing) and will also have the opportunity to work with others in this collaborative setting.

“The hallmarks of the Alexander Technique are creativity, spontaneity, and adaptability to change.”
- A.R. Alexander

“I used AT throughout my choreographic career to support the physical and creative aspects of my work and I continue to use it every day. It is a remarkably simple, practical process with broad applications — choreography, public speaking, work, laundry... you name it!”
- Crispin Spaeth

DETAILS
Date: October 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (30 minute lunch break.) 
Location: Base: Experimental Arts + Space, 6520 5th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98108

COST
Choreographer: $50 advance / $60 at door
Choreographer +1 dancer: $75 advance / $85 at door
Afternoon only: $30 advance / $40 at door — This option is only for choreographers who have taken a workshop or series with Crispin before.
Register here.

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RE/33: Open Rehearsal
Sep
24
5:00 PM17:00

RE/33: Open Rehearsal

Join Dayna Hanson and company members Madison Haines and Julia Sloane for a look into their reconstruction project, RE/33: 33 Fainting Spells Revisited.

FREE. Refreshments provided.

Open Rehearsal 5pm-6pm
Run through 6:00-6:30pm
Discussion with Dayna Hanson 6:30-7:00pm

From 1994 – 2006, 33 Fainting Spells created and toured idiosyncratic dance theater works that blended rhythmically intricate, athletic choreography with elements of theater, story and character. Gaelen Hanson and Dayna Hanson directed the company, with Peggy Piacenza collaborating on several projects.

Because the company disbanded before the advent of online video, six major dance theater works fell abruptly out of circulation. Starting with the 1994 duet, Tsigane, 33 Revisited will re-stage and digitally distribute works from the 33FS canon over the course of several years. In the process, the project will shine light on an era in Seattle’s rich dance history and make accessible a body of work that is widely seen has having had unique impact.

RE/33 is made possible in  part with support from 4Culture and Bossak Heilbron Charitable Foundation.

Installment One of RE/33 takes place at BASE Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 at 8pm.

Photo of Madison Haines and Julia Sloane by DJ Rough.

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MASS
Sep
7
to Sep 8

MASS

A multidisciplinary choreographic performance by Lydia Shamoun. Performed by Allison Burke and Drew Lewis, with live music by Natalie Shamoun. Film and graphics by Sierra Hendrix.

Sept. 7 - 8, 8p
Tickets: $12
LydiaShamoun.com
A Base Independent Production

With the explosion of social media anyone can become famous for no reason and attain a mass following of fans. What does the future hold considering the current obsession with fame, isolation caused by technology, and the quick rise of these celebrities? What does life look like hundreds of years down the line if this obsession continues? How do we aid in the creation of these celebrities though our interest in them? Social media is the new pantheon and celebrities are neo-gods and goddesses. Conversely, in a world where fame is mass produced, celebrities come a dime a dozen.

This bi coastal collaboration premiered in NYC August 2018 before touring to Seattle in September, 2018. Set in the distant future, this multidisciplinary performance utilizes digital art projections and original musical scoring performed live to comment on our collective desire for notoriety, validation, and stardom.

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FORM/S: Technique and Performance
Aug
13
to Aug 16

FORM/S: Technique and Performance

For its inaugural workshop, FORM/S presents Zoe Scofield, choreographer, dancer, and co-artistic director of zoe | juniper. The workshop will begin with morning technique class followed by a creative processes class that culminates in a public, free informal showing of a new creation made in collaboration with Scofield.

August 13-16, 2018
10am-2:30pm
Public showing from 2:45pm-3:45pm on August 16

Daily Schedule
Technique as a Vehicle for Transmission: (drop-ins available)
10:00am - 12:00pm

Interdisciplinary Repertory: (available to full workshop participants)
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Free showing Aug. 16 from 2:45pm-3:45pm at Base.

Cost
Single Admission: $275
Double Admission (sign up with a friend): $450 or $225 each
$50 deposit holds your spot;  full payment due July 27

Technique Class Drop In (10am-12pm each day):
$15 for 1 (at the door)
$25 for 2 (rate available by presale)
$37 for 3 (rate available by presale)
$45 for 4 (rate available by presale)

Register here or email shane@zoejuniper.org to learn more.

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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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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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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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