SOLOS BY DORANNE CRABLE & JOAN LAAGE

NOVEMBER 17, Saturday at 8 pm & NOVEMBER 18, Sunday at 7 pm

For November's evening, Doranne Crable performs "Yoroshiku" with Connie Bunyer on glass harmonica. "Yoroshiku" is a work in progress in preparation for a premiere in Santa Cruz, CA, and for the opening of the International Museum of Glass and Contemporary Art in Tacoma next year. Olympia resident Doranne, founded KAGAMI Butoh in 1993 after working with Dappin' Butoh for three years. She recently performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, received grants from Arts Trust and Washington Commission for The Arts, and is active in World Artists For Tibet. Her work is influenced by Kazuo Ohno, Yoko Ashikawa, Joan Laage, Akira Kasai, and El Farruco (a Flamenco Gypsy master). Doranne teaches and performs in North America, Europe, and Asia. Connie Bunyer is a singer and percussionist with Obrador and Ocho Pies. She interned with Gerhardt Finkenbeiner, a master glass blower and creator of the renaissance of the glass harmonica. Connie has performed in North American and Cuba.

 

Joan Laage will rework "Poppy", originally created for her 50th Birthday Party Performance and performed at 12-Minutes Max (On The Boards). Created in memory of her father, "Poppy" is a work of nostalgia, sweetness, sorrow, and silliness to recorded big band and classical music. Artistic Director of Dappin' Butoh, founded in 1991, Joan received a Seattle Art Commission Grant for the creation of a new work last month.