Dancers in rehearsal for unique new dance performance HERE // HEAR by choreographer Kris Wheeler and singer Ivory Smith, presented by Burien Actors Theatre from June 22 to 24. Photos courtesy Kris Wheeler.
Burien Actors Theatre presents HERE // HEAR, a unique full-evening length, new dance performance by choreographer Kris Wheeler and singer Ivory Smith, with performances from June 22 â€“ 24.
There is plenty of free on-site parking.
â€œHERE // HEARâ€
With movement chorus and live singing,Â HERE // HEARÂ is designed to be an immersive experience into soundsÂ that become music and movement impulses that become dance.Â Â HERE // HEARÂ aims to activate the audience’s own states of listening and seeing.Â HERE // HEARÂ is aÂ celebration of moving bodies and moving voices, stillness, silence, sound, and attentive response to change.
Friday June 22 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 23 at 8 p.m.
Sunday June 24 at 2 p.m.
Burien Actors Theatre is located at 14501 4th Ave. S.W. in Burien.
Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. Student tickets are just $10.
For tickets or other information, go to www.burienactorstheatre.org or call 206-242-5180.
HERE // HEAR is sponsored by 4Culture and Pickled & Preserved.
CHOREOGRAPHER AND PERFORMERS
Director/choreographer Kris Wheeler was a soloist in the 1970s and 1980s with Seattle’s American Contemporary Dance Company (ACDC, directed by the legendary Joan Skinner), and Robert Davidsonâ€™s Aerial Ensemble. Kris taught contemporary dance, improvisation and composition, including Contact Improvisation, around the United States, in Europe and on the faculty of the University of Washingtonâ€™s dance program.Â She trained inÂ clinical psychology, and then at 50, returned to the studio to continue to make dance.Â Over the last three years Wheeler has been working with dancers in the exploration of specific improvisational dance practices.Â This work has becomeÂ HERE // HEAR.
Singer Ivory Smith is aÂ SeatÂtle-based comÂposer, sound designer, proÂducer and teacher. Ivory Smith has been musiÂcal direcÂtor or co-director for sevÂeral acclaimed projects includÂing Foot in Mouth, Lingo ProductionsÂ and Ivory in Ice World. Her work has been showÂcased at Bumbershoot, On the BoardsÂ and A Contemporary Theatre. She grew up studyÂing piano, attended Cornish College of the ArtsÂ and gradÂuÂated from Evergreen State CollegeÂ with aÂ BAÂ in Audio EngiÂneerÂing and Non-Profit BusiÂness ManÂageÂment. The breadth of her proÂfesÂsional work is far reachÂingâ€”from opera and jazz to buildÂing and proÂgramÂming her own elecÂtronic instruÂments.
Featured dancers are Noelle Chun, Katherine Cook, Mary Margaret Moore, Calie Swedberg and Kris Wheeler.