performing arts http://kuow.org en For Oso, Returning To Normalcy Means Chainmail And Jousting http://kuow.org/post/oso-returning-normalcy-means-chainmail-and-jousting <p>Yellow ribbons are tied around each post you pass as you drive into the Rhodes River Ranch just outside of Oso, Wash., a town still recovering from the devastating mudslide on March 22.</p><p>Bonnie Rose does just about everything at the 200-acre ranch, which is spotted with horse stables, shoeing barns and a restaurant built to surround a large equestrian arena. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:23:11 +0000 Arwen Nicks 32477 at http://kuow.org For Oso, Returning To Normalcy Means Chainmail And Jousting Exploring Seattle's Vices With Cabaret http://kuow.org/post/exploring-seattles-vices-cabaret <p>Seattle has a nice reputation. We are squeaky clean, we compost and recycle, and rumor has it we have more people trained in CPR than most cities our size in America.</p><p>But a&nbsp;new cabaret show at Seattle's <a href="http://www.acttheatre.org/">ACT Theatre</a> aims to show the shady past underneath that shiny image. Seattle is a port city, and like every port city, it has had its share of vice, corruption and not-niceness. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:45:04 +0000 Marcie Sillman 31255 at http://kuow.org Exploring Seattle's Vices With Cabaret Why Oscar Wilde Still Works: 'People Will Always Have Secrets!' http://kuow.org/post/why-oscar-wilde-still-works-people-will-always-have-secrets <p></p><p></p><p>Oscar Wilde is one of those people: You've heard of him, even if you've never read his novels or seen one of his plays. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:39:09 +0000 Marcie Sillman 30666 at http://kuow.org Why Oscar Wilde Still Works: 'People Will Always Have Secrets!' If These Velvet Walls Could Talk http://kuow.org/post/if-these-velvet-walls-could-talk <p></p><p>Across from the Seattle Center on Mercer Street, there’s a white, pre-fabricated, nondescript building with a couple of flags outside. The exterior is really camouflage for a 100-year-old velvet tent imported from Belgium. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:04:41 +0000 Marcie Sillman 29525 at http://kuow.org If These Velvet Walls Could Talk From Raised Eyebrows To Raised Curtains: Rachel Atkins Tackles Racial Identity http://kuow.org/post/raised-eyebrows-raised-curtains-rachel-atkins-tackles-racial-identity <p>When Rachel Atkins was 7, she and her sisters got a new stepfather. Atkins loved this man, but when she and her family went out in public, they raised a lot of eyebrows. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:35:22 +0000 Marcie Sillman 29338 at http://kuow.org From Raised Eyebrows To Raised Curtains: Rachel Atkins Tackles Racial Identity Choreographer Uses Blackface To Confront Racial Attitudes Past And Present http://kuow.org/post/choreographer-uses-blackface-confront-racial-attitudes-past-and-present <p>When choreographer Donald Byrd first presented "The Minstrel Show" more than 20 years ago, he wasn't ready for the way audiences would react. He recalls one performance in La Jolla, California, when people started yelling at each other across the theater. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:37:52 +0000 Marcie Sillman 29030 at http://kuow.org Choreographer Uses Blackface To Confront Racial Attitudes Past And Present Choreographer Kate Wallich Spreads Her Wings With 'Super Eagle' http://kuow.org/post/choreographer-kate-wallich-spreads-her-wings-super-eagle <p>When you ask Seattle dance insiders which young artists they've got their eyes on, 24-year-old Kate Wallich's name almost always rises to the top of the list. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:30:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 28360 at http://kuow.org Choreographer Kate Wallich Spreads Her Wings With 'Super Eagle' New Play At Seattle Rep Examines Themes Of Secrecy, Religious Orthodoxy http://kuow.org/post/new-play-seattle-rep-examines-themes-secrecy-religious-orthodoxy <p>Playwright Samuel B. Hunter was never a fundamentalist Christian, but his boyhood experience at a Christian school was the inspiration for his new play, "A Great Wilderness." Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 27589 at http://kuow.org New Play At Seattle Rep Examines Themes Of Secrecy, Religious Orthodoxy 30-Year-Old Play Revived In Seattle To Combat AIDS Complacency http://kuow.org/post/30-year-old-play-revived-seattle-combat-aids-complacency <p>Stephen Black remembers the moment he decided to bring a play called "The Normal Heart" to Seattle. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:26:52 +0000 Marcie Sillman 27402 at http://kuow.org 30-Year-Old Play Revived In Seattle To Combat AIDS Complacency Olivier Wevers: Making Dance On A Whim http://kuow.org/post/olivier-wevers-making-dance-whim <p>Olivier Wevers remembers the first time he took a dance class; It ended badly. Wevers' mother found her very young son crying at the side of the dance studio.</p><p>"They gave me tights to wear," Wevers said. "I wanted a tutu." Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 27073 at http://kuow.org Olivier Wevers: Making Dance On A Whim A Circus Of Middle-Aged Women http://kuow.org/post/circus-middle-aged-women <p>You've probably seen a circus at some point in your life: maybe it was the traditional three-ring extravaganza, or perhaps a glitzy Cirque de Soleil performance with aerialists. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 26872 at http://kuow.org A Circus Of Middle-Aged Women The Enlightened Message Of Scrooge http://kuow.org/post/enlightened-message-scrooge <p>Charles Dickens’ story “A Christmas Carol” is a holiday favorite. It was performed earlier this month in front of a live audience at Seattle’s Center for Spiritual Living under the title “The Enlightened Message of Scrooge.”</p><p><em>This show will air on KUOW December 23 at 9:00 p.m.</em></p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Guy Nelson 25659 at http://kuow.org The Enlightened Message Of Scrooge Five Minutes Onstage At Ignite Seattle http://kuow.org/post/five-minutes-onstage-ignite-seattle-2 <p></p><p>What would you say if you had five minutes onstage and a captive audience?</p><p>That's the premise of Ignite Seattle, a regular worldwide event where presenters get five minutes and twenty PowerPoint slides to get a point across. Speakers at November’s event touched on a variety of topics, including living in two cities, superbugs, and little-known facts about "Hamlet."</p><p>Ignite Seattle 22 took place at Town Hall on November 20. The talk was moderated by Seattle Times columnist Monica Guzman. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:29:43 +0000 Rachel Solomon 25452 at http://kuow.org Five Minutes Onstage At Ignite Seattle Choreographer Crystal Pite Brings Work To PNB http://kuow.org/post/choreographer-crystal-pite-brings-work-pnb <p>Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite might actually be better known in Europe than here on the North American continent. The Vancouver Island native trained in ballet and danced with Ballet British Columbia before moving to Europe to perform with legendary American choreographer William Forsythe. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 23255 at http://kuow.org Choreographer Crystal Pite Brings Work To PNB Elizabeth Heffron Debuts "Bo-Nita," Her Latest One-Woman Show At Seattle Rep http://kuow.org/post/elizabeth-heffron-debuts-bo-nita-her-latest-one-woman-show-seattle-rep <p>It's been a busy year for Elizabeth Heffron. The Seattle playwright's new one-woman show "Bo-Nita" had its world premier at Seattle Repertory Theatre in late October.</p><p>Heffron is working on two other scripts she hopes will get full productions. "Portugal" is about a pair of tank farm workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The second play, "The Weatherman Project" is a collaboration with Kit Bakke, a former member of the Weather Underground. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:25:14 +0000 Marcie Sillman 22542 at http://kuow.org Elizabeth Heffron Debuts "Bo-Nita," Her Latest One-Woman Show At Seattle Rep