What: Unfixed Arias by Coriolis Dance
Where: The Belltown Collective 2231 1st Ave
When: Friday May 23/24. 8:30pm pre-show. Performance begins at 9pm.
Tickets: $12 advance, $18 at door day of show. Brown Paper Tickets
Dance is coming to Belltown!
This coming Friday and Saturday nights, May 23rd & 24th, local contemporary dance group, Coriolis Dance will be presenting their latest creation, Unfixed Arias at the Belltown Collective.
Founded in 2008, Coriolis is an immersive and openly experimental contemporary dance company led by Natascha Greenwalt and Christin Call. The vision of Coriolis is to create new, highly collaborative works with artists of all disciplines while maintaining an atmosphere of camaraderie and open feedback. Unfixed Arias is the first full evening-length work created entirely in the vision of the two Co-Founders.
Arias is an audience-mobile, part-installation, part-concert dance work that is stark, offbeat, regal, campy, melancholic, whimsical, and deeply human. It is conceived around an exploration, both spatially and conceptually, of the vast nothingness of space, utilizing the precision of balletic vocabulary with the sensation of Gaga-style improvisation. It also explores the fantastical cosmos of dark matter, celestial objects, gravitational pull and decaying constellations to understand our fixed perspective as humans who struggle in our limitations of knowledge and our mechanisms to cope with loss.
This work continues Coriolis’ collaboration with local violinist/musical composer Jackie An. Under her musical direction, there will be a live orchestral trio composed by Hanna Benn (Pollens), digital compositions by Daniel Brigman (working out of New Mexico) and Seattleite Taylor T. Merisko, as well as live accompaniment by An herself. Amiya Pennebaker-Brown contributes with smart, atmospheric lighting design and local fashion designers Wyatt Orr contribute streamlined, slightly surreal modernist wearable pieces. Dancers include Christin Call, Natascha Greenwalt, Andrea Larreta, Marissa Quimby, Maddie DeVries, Kat Murphy, and Mariko Nagashima.
A pre-show begins at 8:30pm, featuring sculptural and performance installations, mixed media art and photo displays. Performances begin at 9:00pm with no late entry. Online sales close the day of the performance (if you get them early they’re only $12!) and then will be available at the door only for $18.
Please note that this work requires audiences to climb up and down stairs. If you are not already familiar with The Belltown Collective, the building does not have ADA facilities. The gutted state of this three-level 17,000 sq ft (for sale) building has allowed Coriolis complete creative control to transform the empty space into what will be Unfixed Arias.
Coriolis is an associated program of Shunpike and has been a grant recipient of the Washington State Arts Commission in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, and Artist Trust’s GAP Award. Coriolis is also a recipient of 4Culture’s Sustained Support program. The development of this work will be graciously partly supported by a multi-year Sustained Support grant from 4Culture, as well the Velocity Dance Center Creative Residency Program, Open Flight Deck Summer Residency, and Studio Current: Nut Season artist residency.