Dana Michel at On the Boards, March 3-6

Posted on February 29, 2016, 9:30 am
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On the Boards is Seattle’s premiere venue to see innovative international performance acts, and this weekend is no different. The performance space is bringing Montreal-based choreographer Dana Michel to Seattle with her show Yellow Towel. Michel’s avant-garde movement aesthetic merges with political and racial commentary in this evocative piece, which runs at OtB from Thursday to Sunday.

From the press release:

As a child Dana Michel would drape a yellow towel on her head to emulate the blond girls at school. This memory became the impetus for a ritualistic work mashing black culture stereotypes in to a fascinating alter-ego, simultaneously familiar and grotesque. Strongly influenced by the aesthetics of fashion, music videos, queer culture, and comedy, Michel’s powerfully unique style of work is uber-physical, queasily funny, and fiercely contemporary.

Tickets run $25 and may be purchased online.

Dana Michel’s Yellow Towel

 When: Thursday-Saturday March 3-5, 8pm. Sunday March 6, 5pm

 Where: On the Boards (100 W Roy St)

Claire Biringer is a Seattle-based music lover, educator and writer. She holds an MA in Music History from University of Washington, where her primary research involved contemporary opera and its social implications. She enjoys using music and writing to build communities and broaden minds.