Washington Hall, Jan. 23-26, 2014, at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20 General admission, $15 students and seniors. Website: Cacophonyfor8Players.com
Cacophony for 8 Players a performance collaboration between director Torben Ulrich, composer Angelina Baldoz and choreographer Beth Graczyk, will premiere with four performances at historic Washington Hall in Seattle. Through the meshing of dance, music, video, sculpture and textural audio, Cacophony for 8 Players explores the porous interplay of performative history. Applying key texts by prominent figures such as Bharatamuni, Abhinavagupta, Vaslav Nijinsky, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham and Pina Bausch — the performance seeks to honor ideas in history, in a meeting open to both confluence and rebellion. Celebrated dance artist Allie Hankins joins Ulrich, Graczyk and Baldoz in the performance, which unfolds in physical, imagistic and sonic vignettes.
Thursday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m. A Speakeasy Series Event // Confluence & Rebellion
Join us for an experiential evening with director Torben Ulrich, dancer Beth Graczyk and musician Angelina Baldoz as they share elements of their project Cacophony for 8 Players, and generate discussion around the nature of influence, inspiration and collaboration. With Torben Ulrich, Beth Graczyk and Angelina Baldoz at Velocity Founders Theater Ave., Seattle. FREE