A True Triple Threat; ACT’s Central Heating Lab Can Act, Sing and DANCE!
Maureen Whiting Company’s Myth of Me and You heralds a new era of contemporary dance presentations at ACT. Created during a year-long residency supported and presented by ACT’s Central Heating Lab, this visceral new piece is the latest in a series of intensely visual contemporary dance works. Myth of Me and You is being created in-the-round specifically for ACT’s stunning Allen Theatre. Over the last year the community has both glimpsed and informed this powerful new work through a series of interactive work-in-progress showings that have become a signature of Maureen Whiting Company. The next opportunity to participate in the creation of this new work takes place January 16 and 17, 2009 at 7 pm in a workshop showing in the Allen Theatre. Admission is FREE and this showing includes set and costume design elements. It will be the last work-in-progress showing before the world premiere run at ACT March 13-15, 2009 at 8pm (Tickets $25 at www.acttheatre.org).
Through a subterranean lair created by long-time collaborator and award-winning designer Etta Lilienthal, Myth of Me and You immerses the audience in a universe rich in symbolic meaning and surrealistic imagery. Affixed with antlers, coated in honey and caught in the wild geometry of Whiting’s choreography, the four dancers of Myth of Me and You use darkly playful movement to ask the viewer what role we play in creating—and acting out—our own personal mythologies.
Featured dancers include: Ezra Dickinson, Marissa Niederhauser, Cassie Wulff and Belle Wolf. Myth of Me and You is set to an original music score by internationally acclaimed Seattle luminary Eyvind Kang, with additional music by Dave Abramson and Evan Schiller. The piece features costume design by Seattle’s helga hizer with Lucy Brennan, and light design by Chris Reay.