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About BLOG THE BOARDS
Who better to write about what happens at On the Boards than the people who support and attend our performances? Making art is part of a dialogue between artist and audience, and so we've created Blog the Boards...
About Our Bloggers
Beth Brooks has been kicking around Seattle for the past twenty some years, working as an arts marketer for just about every theatre in town. A rabid dance fan (she'll be quick to tell you how she took ballet lessons until she was 16 years old), you can usually find her in the audience of most dance performances. Currently she's a freelance marketing consultant. You can reach her at email@example.com.
Bret Fetzer has performed in more 12 Minutes Maxes than anyone in town. He writes plays, fairy tales, and criticism, and sometimes gets paid for it. His most recent play was 'Red-Eye', about an overnight flight from Los Angeles to New York, produced by Annex Theatre.
About Akira Kasai
Akira Kasai (Choreographer and Performer) studied modern dance and classical ballet but completely changed course upon meeting Kazuo Ohno in 1963. Kasai spent the next two decades studying and dancing with the founders of butoh –Kazuo Ohno and Tatsumi Hijikata - as well as performing many of his own solos throughout...
About POLLEN REVOLUTION
Akira Kasai, revered around the world as one of the foremost practitioners of butoh dance, begins Pollen Revolution costumed as a woman in a traditional kabuki drama and gradually transforms into a hip-hop dancer. In this cross-cultural metamorphosis, Kasai erupts into an expressive, energetic dance that is frightening, moving and sure to get under your skin.
listen to an interview in Japanese w/ Akira
read a translation of the interview
watch a trailer for this show in flash
go to Akira's website