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NINEEIGHT @ Seattle International Dance Festival

June 19, 2015 @ 8:00 pm


Raisbeck Performance Hall
2015 Boren Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

COST: $17 - $80

The second weekend in the festival’s Inter/National series, set at Raisbeck Performance Hall, features artists from near and far with local favorite badmarmar Dance (Marlo Martin), and Hong Kong Exile, treating the embroiled politics of that region in Asia.

badmarmarDANCE, a bold, succinct, and emotionally driven local modern dance company performs this feels like a rut or a groove…depends on how you look at it. Director Marlo Martin has put together a dream team of dancers, each a subtle, intentional, and thoughtful performer and after taking a break from creating to question her artistic process, has unearthed this resulting work. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch this Seattle favorite.

Hong Kong Exile (Hong Kong, Vancouver, Canada) presents NINEEIGHT a sensory-driven, multimedia dance theater work inspired by Mo Lei Tau, a phenomenon of absurdist, comedic film, that emerged in Hong Kong in the 1990’s. Through mainland China in 1997, reflecting on personal fractures, disorientation, and the significance of a ‘motherland’ in times of political, social, and geographical transition.

PHOTO DETAIL: Hong Kong Exile, photo by artist.