Mise en Scene ~ a silent auction benefit for Coriolis and cocktail party celebrates the development and growth of Coriolis and serves as an opportunity to garner community and audience support for our upcoming season. The evening will feature sculpture, art objects, and costume installations from past and present Coriolis repertoire, patrons will also be treated to an interactive, improvisational dance by last season's new company member Hannah Crowley, and an encore performance by veteran Andrea Larreta of her critically acclaimed solo from Co-LAB 5 "Depicting Verbs." In addition there will be a silent auction, raffles, and a raise the paddle event, as well as catering by Café Argento with beer, wine, and a signature Coriolis cocktail.
October 5, 7-9pm
Natascha Greenwalt Murphy and Christin Call are embarking on their 6th season as Co-founders, Dancers, Choreographers, and Artistic Collaborators of Coriolis Dance. And now they are fully embracing their roles as Co-artistic Directors. For five seasons Call and Murphy have curated the Co-LAB series, making powerful groupings of choreographers such as the goth-lite sexual potency of Rainbow Fletcher and the severe and idiosyncratic classicism of Zoe Scofield. As a mainly repertory-based company, they've commissioned works by culling from diverse sourcesfrom Alaska Dance Theater's Artistic Director Gillmer Duran to the company's own American Sign Language enthusiast and trainee Andrea Larreta.
While focusing on building a repertory of exciting contemporary dance, the Artistic Directors have both made notable choreographic offerings. Murphy's work Tethered Apparitions was selected for inclusion in Chop Shop: Bodies of Work and the Seattle International Dance Festival's Spotlight on Seattle in 2010, receiving an Artist Trust GAP Award for its development. Call's work try to hover (or Private Practice 7) was selected for On the Board's 2011 NW New Works Festival where it received high praise. Omar Wiley of the Seattlest called it "the dance equivalent of musical polyphony." These works were shown side by side in 2011's self-produced show Wing of Egress.
This season Call and Murphy will present their first full evening work, based on their co-choreographed duet Insofar as the landscopic field report, which was selected by Guest Curator Kiyon Gaines of Pacific Northwest Ballet this past summer for Seattle International Dance Festival's Spotlight on Seattle. The piece began as an in-studio experiment to collaborate live with each other and musician Jackie An during their Flight Deck Residency at Open Flight Studio last summer. Themes of positive/negative space, interior/exterior, foreground/background, self/other, the space/time continuum, early scifi adventure books and television shows, and black holes emerged as a cornucopia of ideas that will be explored in this longer work with both Call and Murphy at the helm, core dancers Marissa Quimby, Andrea Larreta, and other guest dancers yet to be named.
We are very excited to announce that the development of this work will be graciously supported, in part, by a multi-year Sustained Support grant from 4Culture.
In addition to Call and Murphy fully taking the reins as Artistic Directors, we are pleased to announce that dancer Marissa Quimby is our new Executive Director. Welcome, Marissa!
Café Argento (View)
1125 E Olive Street
Seattle, WA 98122