What is OTB? On the Boards is a non-profit contemporary performing arts organization located in the lower Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. Founded by artists in 1978, our programming supports the development of artists and companies who are creating ground-breaking new work that would otherwise not be seen in Seattle. Check out their site for a list of future performances, and more information about this awesome organization.
What’s happening at OTB?:
Following 3 successful years of The A.W.A.R.D. Show! in NYC at Joyce SoHo, The Joyce Theater invited a few of their national peers including OtB to host versions of the friendly dance competition in their respective regions. Twelve artists from the Northwest were selected by a national panel to present 15 minute performances at OtB and compete for a $10,000 prize. Audiences will vote on their favorite act each evening and finalists will compete on the 4th night as an independent panel (Donald Byrd, Dayna Hanson, Kara O’Toole, and Linda Shelton) teams with the audience to select the grand prize winner. Additional sites for The A.W.A.R.D. Show! in 2009 are The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago and the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival.
Thu | Dec 10
Coriolis Dance Collective (Hannah Lagerway)
LAUNCH Dance Theater (Ricki Mason)
Whim W’Him (Olivier Wevers)
Fri | Dec 11
SD Prism Dance Theatre (Sonia Dawkins)
Sat | Dec 12
DASSdance (Daniel Wilkins)
Lingo Dance Theater (KT Niehoff)
Sun | Dec 13
Line-up for this evening’s performance will be announced throughout the weekend
Inspired by the previous success of The A.W.A.R.D. Show! in New York City and Gainesville, Florida, The Joyce Theater Foundation is partnering with three presenting organizations – The Dance Center of Columbia College (Chicago), Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and On the Boards (Seattle) – to expand The A.W.A.R.D. Show! across the country to include New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia and Seattle.
Full details on The Joyce Theater’s website at www.joyce.org
The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2009 production and awards in Chicago, Philadelphia and Seattle are made possible by a generous grant from The Boeing Company.