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Base: Experimental Arts + Space
6520 5th Ave S #122, Seattle, Washington 98108
Base is excited to announce the Base Occasional, a periodic platform for new work in contemporary dance, Sept. 6 -7, 2017. The Base Occasional is curated and presented by Base, a nonprofit organization with a flexible new art space in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Base is led by co-directors Dayna Hanson, Peggy Piacenza and Dave Proscia.
Base’s first showcase of new dance, 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.
At Base: Experimental Arts + Space
6520 5th Ave S #122
Seattle, WA 98108
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 8pm
Thursday, Sept. 7, 8pm
Admission: sliding scale $10 — $20
Tickes available starting Aug. 10: brownpapertickets.com/event/3064976
Free talk on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 5pm: “Abstract Art and Social Justice” with Maureen Whiting and Ezra Dickinson
What is the relationship between abstract contemporary dance/performance and social justice within the context of an individual artist’s practice? Burden of Joy is a choreographic inquiry into mental illness and suicide, informed by the true story of the choreographer’s mother. A public discussion between choreographer Maureen Whiting and longtime company member Ezra Dickinson addresses the complexities that can arise when artists draw from personal history. Dickinson’s works, Psychic Radio Star (commissioned by On the Boards in 2016) and Mother for You I Made This (commissioned by Velocity Dance Center in 2013) both concern his own mother, who lives with mental illness. The audience is invited to participate in this open conversation about how art making, community engagement and social justice intertwine.
More on the Base Occasional: thisisbase.org/events/2017/8/5/base-occasional