NET // WORKS: Art Exploring the Nature of Connection {Dance - Sound - Visual - Comedy} - NETWORKS
Fremont Abbey Arts Center
Seattle, WA
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NET // WORKS: Art Exploring the Nature of Connection {Dance - Sound - Visual - Comedy} - NETWORKS
NET // WORKS:  Art Exploring the Nature of Connection

{Modern Dance - Surround Sound - Visual Arts - Improv Comedy}

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Fremont Abbey Arts Center
Doors 6:30 PM
Performances 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM

Tickets: $12 in advance / $15 at the door

Seattle, WA- For the first time the Fremont Abbey will present three Abbey Artists in residence in an evening of collaborative works. Artists Tara Dyberg (choreographer), Jesse French (sound artist), and Kristin DiClemente (visual artist) each explore the nature of connection both organic and synthetic. The experience is woven together with comedy provided by Seattle's ComedySportz Team.

Networks are all around us. Our bodies are comprised of microscopic cellular networks and, as humans, we continually construct our own social, political, and international networks to connect with each other. We all exist and continually relate to one another within the boundaries of these natural and self-constructed networks. Dyberg utilizes her recent experience of immigration as a platform for investigating isolation and boundaries within a network. Her choreography explores the rules we place on ourselves and onto each other in our attempts to demonstrate both relativity and individuality. In conjunction with Dyberg's movement, French has constructed a soundscape to explore the psychoacoustic properties of the Abbey's resonant architecture. A network of soundwaves activates the unique tone and character of the Great Hall, creating a piece that can only be experienced in the space.

DiClemente's intricate works, which will be showcased in the Gallery, reflect the common networking pattern between the circulatory system and the branching networks found in roots, rivers, veins, and tree branches. In DiClemente's work these branching systems merge, and become dependent upon one another, symbolizing of the connectedness of all things in nature, and the phenomena of living systems.

ComedySportz Seattle ties the evening together with interactive comedy to transition audiences from the Gallery downstairs to the music and dance performance in the Great Hall.

About the Artists

Tara Dyberg: Tara received her dance training in Vancouver, British Columbia from the Arts Umbrella. In 2003 she joined Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal (BJM_danse) with director Louis Robitaille, where she performed until 2007. Since then she has been a freelance dance
artist in Vancouver, until immigrating to Seattle in 2012, where she worked with Danielle Agami and her company Ate9. This is Tara's first choreographic process, and she would like to send
heartfelt gratitude to the dancers, collaborators and volunteers who have made this project happen.

Jesse French: Jesse has explored the use of digital technology in audio creation for 9 years and counting. He likes to go on sampling missions, to take home pieces of the sound world, and warp / slice / reverse the pieces into music. This is his first dance collaboration on the West Coast.

Kristin DiClemente: Kristin is a recent Seattle transplant from Philadelphia. She earned my BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art in 2008. Since then, she has been exhibiting and teaching art classes at various locations.

ComedySportz: ComedySportz is improv comedy played as a sport. Their shows pit two teams of comedians against each other in a variety of games, in which they compete for audience laughter. Each performance is driven by audience suggestions, and viewers pick the winners, so no two matches are alike. ComedySportz Seattle currently performs at the Ballard Underground 2220 NW Market St. For more information, visit

Who: Tara Dyberg (choreographer), Jesse French (sound artist), Kristin DiClemente (visual artist), and ComedySportz Seattle, Dancers: Victoria McConnell, Mariko Nagashima
What: NET // WORKS: An event exploring the nature of connections, both organic and synthetic, through dance, sound, art, and comedy.
Where: Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
When: Friday, February 23rd. Doors:  6:30pm Performances: 7:00 and 9:00 pm
Tickets: $12 in advance ($10 student advance) / $15 at the door (all ages)
Contact: Victoria McConnell -


Fremont Abbey Arts Center
4272 Fremont Ave North
Seattle, WA 98103
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Arts > Visual
Comedy > Improv
Music > Experimental

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Abbey Arts Seattle
On BPT Since: Jun 06, 2007
Nathan Marion