company resume

ticktock company resume
contact: Elizabeth Rose

Artists’ Statement:
Our dances blend spectacular aerial athletic feats with purposeful, intelligible dancing. We create contemporary dance on a vertical stage, applying the technical elements of aerial movement to the dancer’s process of inquiry to make highly physical dance on and above the floor that is both relevant and transcendent. We seek to advance art of aerial movement beyond the realm of feats and tricks to a place that demands the fullest awareness and most exquisite use of the body in performance. Applying aerial skills and acrobatics to a dancer’s intricate body awareness makes choreography that is exciting and uplifting on a somatic level, and enriches both the circus tricks and the expressive movement. Audiences are inspired philosophically or academically while being astonished by the incredible, gravity-defying capabilities of a human in space.

ticktock is:
A diverse collective of theatre makers headed by aerialist and dancer Elizabeth Rose. ticktock was founded in 2009 by Ms. Rose with collaborators Jill Schaffner and Bridget Gunning.

Original work:
ticktock no.1, Emerald City Aerialdrome (Seattle), The Royal (Olympia), and The Aloft Loft  (Chicago)

ticktock vs Perseus, Carkeek Park, CoCA Pioneer Sq (Seattle), Smoke Farm (Arlington, WA)

domestic variations, FRED Wildlife Refuge (Seattle)


Excerpts Showcased:

The Moisture Festival, Seattle (2009-2011)

-The Triple Door with Zoe Keating, Seattle (2011)

Seattle Gold, Little Red Studio (2010)

Big Range Dance Festival, Salvage Vanguard Theatre, Austin, TX (2010)

NYC Aerial Dance Festival, JCC Manhattan, NYC (2010)

Dancing People Company, Ashland, OR (2010)

12 Minutes Max, On The Boards, Seattle (2010)

Circus of Dreams, ACT Theatre, Seattle
(2009 &2010)

Bedlam!, Emerald City Aerialdrome, Seattle

Miscellanea II, Canoe Social Club, Seattle (2009)


Guest Appearances:

-The Can-Can Presents: Viva Oz Vegas!

-Nightcap at the Triple Door: L’Edition Francaise

-Seattle Erotic Art Festival

-Mezzo Lunatico at Teatro Zin Zanni

-Red Light Nights, Canoe Social Club for BLITZ!: Capitol Hill Art Walk



-Residency, Emerald City Trapeze Arts, Aug 2009-Jan 2010

-Residency, FRED Wildlife Refuge, April-June 2011

-ticktock is a proud to be a Partner Artist of the Shunpike

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