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on to the next one…

Hey! Ok. We have recovered from the exhausting experience that was domestic variations. Mostly. It was our most ambitious work yet, and we are proud of ourselves for what we accomplished artistically; taking huge risks, and expanding our vision. We got excellent feedback from our fans, peers, and community. I feel like ultimately it was a valuable and explosive step in our creative evolution. We are hoping to remount it in a few other cities, and perhaps in Seattle agin in Fall of 2012. We love it for what is was, and what it is going to be. It’s life is just beginning. Us artists… we’re never quite satisfied, are we? But I feel like as a company, we’re making peace with that.

In the meantime, the next few weeks will be consumed with redesigning ticktock vs. Perseus (performed on a 21 foot tall kinetic sculpture by Miguel Edwards) for our appearance at Not to Scale, the Lo-Fi Summer Arts Festival at the Smoke Farm. Smoke Farm is a magical place located outside Arlington, Washington, in the north fork of the Stillaguamish river. It used to be a dairy farm, and was purchased from the Smoke Brothers in 1993. It is now part of the Rubicon Foundation, and dedicated to supporting art, science, and philosophy through creative and community work. We love to spend time there, and this festival is THE best thing you will attend this Summer. If you love us, you MUST come and spend time with us in this place. Please. The artist roster is insane (72 visual and performing artists!) and includes, DK Pan, Awesome, and Titanium Sporkestra, just to name a few. Plus, our dear friend Keely Isaac-Meehan, artistic director of Manifold Motion, will be performing a new solo work! w00t!

Hope to see you soon.

Love,
Liza

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Spring is all springlike and stuff

Even though the weather still blows, other energetic forces indicate that it is indeed spring in ticktockland. A slew of shows, new opportunities, and… new apparatus!

Miguel is hard at work already on all the new stuff for the June show, which features no traditional aerial apparatus at all. How can that be, you ask? Well come out to FRED later on this summer and you will see.

OK. We have a bunch more news and updates, too…

First of all, this was fun (photos by Natalya Pemberton):

See the rest at Natalya’s Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rougenoirphoto/.

And this was fun:

Video by Brad Curran.

Many thanks to the brilliant Zoe Keating. <;3

Here's a great still from that show by Stuart Updegrave:

And Moisture Festival was pretty much the highlight of our year, as usual. Not many pics have surfaced yet but here is a pretty portrait that the venerable John Cornicello took of the Girl with the Umbrella:

I’ll be performing that piece later this month at Teatro ZinZanni’s late night cabaret, Mezzo Lunatico. <;<;—clicky for tix! It will be a VERY fun show.

What else…?

Oh!

Keep an eye out for party info– we are planning a ticktock fundraising party for the new show, and you know how much fun we are at parties! In the meantime, you can always donate to us via Shunpike. We have to pay poor Miguel somehow…

Just click here:

Online donation system by ClickandPledge

$25 buys a carabiner, $30 buys us 20 feet of steel, $100 pays a dancer stipend for one performance, $150 buys a used clawfoot bathtub… I’ll just stop there. 🙂

We are also putting together a wishlist, which we will post and send ’round via e-mail, so make sure you’re either subscribed here or send an email to dropaline@ticktockdance.com with “send me e-mail!” in the subject line.

Oh Oh! Yes! Guess who is a temporary ticktocker for the SEAF show??? The incredibly beautiful Kari Podgorski! She is killer! The show is going to be very different than anything the Festival has attempted thus far, and we are just about beside ourselves with excitement. Pencil in May 20&21 at Fremont Studios. See you then…

Hey, we love you folks.

xo,

trifecta


as promised

Clicky:


Perseus (the Encore), and MM absorption hits ticktock

This is my favorite shot from the Carkeek Performances — Captured by the talented Terry Wallace. Thanks, Terry!

Miguel is resurrecting Perseus in the CoCA gallery just in time for the 18th Annual Art Marathon and Auction! We will be performing on the sculpture on Thursday at 7:30 and 8:30 and on Friday at 7:30.

Come on out, see the art, do the Artwalk thing and see for yourself if Miguel can actually pull off fitting the 21-foot-tall sculpture under the 18-foot-tall ceilings of the former Elliott Bay Bookstore. And then see for yourself how we level the place with aerial awesomeness.

You might also like to know that we have been working with our kick-ass soundscape engineer on original accompaniment. Yes, it’s true, Phil Petrocelli of Great Falls in in the proverbial house.

This changes everything.

Come see us!

In the meantime, efforts have begun in earnest for our new full-length work, set to open in June of 2011. Stay tuned for lots of movement in that direction beginning in January. It’s major, folks. Producer Clayton Hibbert (SEAF, Shine: The Burlesque Musical) has agreed to produce it, and we are close to nailing down a director (squee!). Cocktail napkin design sketches are beginning to appear in my jacket pockets, and soon, your donations will be 100% tax-deductible, thanks to the good people at Shunpike! Thus, it begins. We hope to debut some pieces in Moisture Festival in the spring, and possibly to present something at SEAF as well.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, because…

In other news, Jill has joined the cast of UNDER, Manifold Motion’s new project, set to debut in November at INScape. Manifold Motion is our big sister company and Bridget has been with them for quite some time. I auditioned in June and was cast as a soloist. Bridget is choreographing the show’s finale, and now Jill has come on as a member of the kick-ass ensemble. Trust me, you DO want to see what happens when Keely gets ahold of the three of us and turns us into fungus. Oh, yes. There will be dancing. Creepy, scary dancing.

See you soon,
Liza


blitz! Chicago, Perseus, and the impending equinox

Our schedules have officially spiraled out of control. We’re all depending on the Full Moon in Aries converging with the Fall Equinox to restore some balance and bring last Spring’s beginnings to fruition, and shake this Summer’s funky energy…

But enough about that.

Chicago was awesome and we want to be its best friend. Zoe promises us that the pics will be here soon.

In the meantime, we’ve got your Saturday all planned!

Check the writeup on the CityArtsBlog, and come out to Carkeek Park to see us on one of the last beautiful days of Summer. It’s supposed to be 70 and sunny.

Love from Above,
ticktock