Seattle’s Salt Horse is premiering a site-specific dance performance called “Titan Arum” inside Washington Hall. The performances, which will run at 8:30 p.m. May 13-15 and May 19-21, will be accompanied by visual works by Margot Bird.
Michael Upchurch from the Seattle Times reviewed an excerpt from “Titan Arum” performed in December at Velocity Dance Center on Capitol Hill:
Salt Horse, led by Beth Graczyk and Corrie Befort, is a familiar and surreal affair, often employing unlikely props and costumes. But in “Serpentinite,” an excerpt from the forthcoming “Titan Arum,” Graczyk and Befort hone their imaginative world down to pure motion. Six dancers continually cross space at wildly varied speeds, the moves of each like a dialect that isn’t intelligible to the others. Sometimes they seem not so much to move as to be moved by twitching and sometimes terrifying unseen forces.
Tickets are $18, $15 for students and seniors and are available at brownpapertickets.com.
From the Titan Arum press release:
Joining Salt Horse choreographers Beth Graczyk and Corrie Allie Hankins, Jessica Jobaris and Shannon Stewart. Salt Horse performances by renowned musicians Stuart Dempster, Greg This work is lit by Salt Horse’s own accomplished TD, ilvs Strauss.
Salt Horse offers this unique meeting of performers in a space rich with performance history to play with how the potential of any moment is dependent upon the synergy or collision of its parts. Fierce, sensual movement collides with lush, live acoustic sound. Disproportionately gigantic paper sets emerge and vanish. Living costumes bloom and fade. Salt Horse brings its signature surrealist lens to Washington Hall to warp and vivify perception.