2007 Dance Artist of the Year KT Niehoff in A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light
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Spectrum Dance Theater breaks in the new minimalist performance space at the Tacoma Armory with Donald Byrd's modern masterwork Love. Set to Benjamin Britten's Cello Suites, the piece explores the emotional complexities of intimate relationships through the expressive lifts and leaps of contemporary dance. Spectrum's artistic director and choreographer Donald Byrd, a Tony nominee for The Color Purple, is a true legend of modern dance who's created more than 80 works, including pieces for such prestigious organizations as the Alvin Ailey Company and The Joffrey Ballet. CityArts Magazine raves about a prior performance of Love, "Every dancer in the company was spellbinding -- full of elegance and technique and deep emotional response." Learn More
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A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light is unlike any show I've ever seen. It comes as the final phase in KT Niehoff's exploration of the relationship between audience and performer. That idea is both what sets it apart as completely different, and what makes it a must see event.
It takes a moment to get your mind around the new perspective. The idea that we are the audience and they are the performers is just ingrained from years of watching performances. As you move through the spectacle though, it eventually becomes clear that not only are you watching the show, you are a player in the narrative. And, depending on how you choose to interpret the story, the final scene may reveal that you are, in fact, the villain of the piece.
That's the thought provoking end of it. From the more immediate, you can expect a wide ranging variety of very well performed dance styles, and a live soundtrack that blends perfectly with each of those parts. Everything about the show, from the lighting, to the costuming, to the interactions with the showgirls before things gets underway, comes together to set the mood perfectly.
In short, I've seen 30 live stage productions in the last year, and this one is far and away my favorite. So much so that this was my second time seeing it, and I'll be returning for a third time to see the last show of the run.
If you are curious, or even if you've already seen the show, I would also encourage you to check out the Lingo Dance website (http://lingodance.com/stage/glimmer/) to learn more about the rest of the Glimmer project.
The exciting culmination event, evolved from interactive solo performances and special events presented in collaboration with ACT and Seattle Art Museum, (February-April 2010), A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light is an innovative, interactive new work from Seattle Magazine’s 2007 Dance Artist of the Year, KT Niehoff. In this premiere, she continues her search for potent environments that challenge audience/artist proximity – practically, metaphorically, emotionally, and psychologically. Glimmer… begins with the premise that every interaction holds untapped potential. Niehoff and her posse of vibrant performers sculpt uncommon encounters, moody collisions, raucous spectacle, and virtuosic dancing – asking for more resonant connections and embracing the success or failure that ensues.
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