March 16 (Saturday 8 pm) & March 17 (Sunday 7 pm)

"intimate stage" was featured in the Seattle P-I's article on house concerts! March's "intimate stage" program presents Vashon Island resident Margo Ende in a new solo focusing on the cycles of life, and informed by birth and the connection with her son Phoenix. A versatile, powerful and intriguing performer, Margo has been involved in the Seattle dance scene for a number of years. She has worked with Sheri Cohen, Tonya Lockyer's VIA, and Karen Nelson, and has performed her own works in collaboration with other artists. Her background includes modern dance, contact and other improvisation forms, and Butoh training with several different artists. Butoh has influenced a lot of her work for the past several years.

Photos: Keven Elliff

Joan Laage will perform "Blue Unsilenced", with music by Shannon Hale, and poetry by David Thornbrugh. This collaboration was created during a Centrum Creative Residency in Port Townsend especially for The Blue Show, an art exhibition at the Anne Martin McCool Gallery & Studio in Anacortes on February 23. The work was inspired by a multitude of images associated with "blue" and by the paintings exhibited at the gallery. Artistic Director of Dappin' Butoh since 1991, Joan is rehearsing for a May production of "5000 Falling Souls" with composer Jeff Greinke and videographer Scott Johnson, a work made possible by a Seattle Arts Commission Award. Shannon, a versatile and engaging musician, and Joan began collaborating last March. Poet David Thornbrugh has been a featured reader at Wit's End and in Poet's West Frye Museum series. His poems are frequently published in Spare Change and numerous poetry magazines, and he has just published his first chapbook. Both Shannon and David performed in last month's cabaret.