may site specific

Two new innovative site specific projects in Seattle this month


Braided GirlSalt Horse at Washington Hall

Friday – Sunday May 13-15 & 19-21

Seattle based theater/dance company Salt Horse will reinvigorate Seattle’s historic Washington Hall with a site specific installation and performance work entitled Titan Arum. Joining Salt Horse choreographers Beth Graczyk and Corrie  Befort is a cast of distinctively powerful dancers: Alia Swersky,  Allie Hankins, Jessica Jobaris and Shannon Stewart. Salt Horse  composer Angelina Baldoz’s music score showcases live  performances by renowned musicians Stuart Dempster, Greg  Campbell, Lori Goldston, Tari Nelson-Zagar and Jaison Scott.

Degenerate Art Ensemble at Frye Art Museum

Thursday May 12, 19, 26 & June 2

DAE’s latest site-specific performance, Red Shoes, will be presented at the Frye Art Museum and other First Hill locations. The performance—a rich tapestry of dreams, creativity, artistic agency, determination, and reinvention—is an adaption of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of a young girl whose red shoes will not allow her to stop dancing. Beginning in the Frye and spilling onto the streets, Red Shoes features key DAE members, Korean vocalist Dohee Lee, a marching band, a chorus, and the audience.


Images: Salt Horse, photo by Tim Summers, edited by Corrie Bofort; Red, photo by Bruce Tom