Dana Michel at On the Boards, March 3-6

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)