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I’m one of those people who really doesn’t see dance outside of PNB and classical ballet and all. It’s not something I’m exposed to at all, which is why I’m so excited about A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light, this dance project I’m now a part of. I’ve been chosen as a 1 to 1 solo recipient—basically, each of the dancers in the project is choreographing and performing a dance based on a normal person’s life. Kelly Sullivan is my dancer, and we’ve been corresponding so that she has a chance to get to know me. I filled out a survey with many quirky questions (and I gave quirky answers. After all, she’s supposed to get to know me…) and then we’ve talked about my favorite books and classical music and time of day and such interesting things as that. My dance will be performed on a dock behind Spectrum Dance Theater at 7:15 AM Friday the 19th. It’s exciting—but also terrifying. Some girl I’ve never met is dancing based on nothing more than random answers to a survey and a few brief emails? I’m letting a stranger interpret me, and I have to watch it. But I’m thrilled to give someone a chance to wreak havoc with their take on me. I’ll post again after the experience is all over.
Anna B, ready for the havoc to wreak
A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light is an innovative, interactive new work from Seattle Magazine's 2007 Dance Artist of the Year, KT Niehoff and her company, Lingo Dance. 30 people, including two members of the Teen Tix reviewer corps, Anna B and Mykaila O, have been chosen to receive a custom made solo from one of the Glimmer cast. They have all filled out a questionnaire designed to find out who they are: driver or passenger? sweet or savory? what items are currently in your pocket? what is the last thing you lost? what is a Seattle location you love? Glimmer cast members are using the answers to tailor-make a performance for each person to watch. The dances are personal but performed in public locations throughout the city, available for any and all to see. See Anna's performance at 7:05 in the morning on Friday March 19th on the dock behind Spectrum Dance Theater. directions here
Find out more about Lingo Dance Theater at lingodance.com
The culminating performances of A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light run April 22nd - May 15th at ACT Theatre.