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 Post subject: Olympic Ballet Theatre's New Collaboration: World Prem
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2004 1:12 pm 
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Location: Seattle, WA. USA
Olympic Ballet Theatre
Artistic Director: HelenWilkins
Associate Artistic Director: Daniel Wilkins
Phone(425 )774-7570 Fax(425 ) 672-1152
dance@olympicballet.com www.olympicballet.com

For Immediate Release
Date: April 29, 2004
Contact: Daniel Wilkins

Direct from New York City – danielandsomesuperfriends

World Premiere - RELIGILISTIC

New York City dance company danielandsomesuperfriends (dass) joins forces with Olympic Ballet Theatre (OBT) for the world premiere performance of Religilistic. Choreographer Daniel Wilkins, Artistic Director of dass and Associate Artistic Director of OBT explores cultures and divine worship from around the world using his own unique style, All-Terrain Dance, to produce a cutting edge contemporary work.

This exciting work is presented by Olympic Ballet Theatre and will premiere at The Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 – 4th Avenue on May 21 and The Bagley Wright Theatre at the Seattle Center on May 22 at
8:00 PM. The public is invited to attend the pre-performance “Collectors Gala” – an auction of fine art by Seattle area artists with food and wine at 6:30 PM prior to the Bagley Wright Theatre showing. Tickets for this event are $50 and include the performance. For reservations to the Gala, contact Olympic Ballet Theatre at (425) 774-7570.

Wilkins is collaborating with world famous fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg who will be creating the costumes for the work as well as hosting the NYC premiere, June 22-26, in her own space Diane von Furstenberg - The Theater. New York City Visual Artist Lyle Starr has created two paintings to set the stage for Religilistic. Lyle Starr’s work is featured at The Alona Kagan Gallery in Soho. Lighting designer, Jeff Sugg, an innovator in his field and former master electrician of The Wooster Group, NY, will utilize lighting with a dropped ceiling along with holographic figures and shadows to depict the mood of Religilistic.

The eight member company dancers are trained in ballet, modern, African, and yoga and have performed with The Bolshoi Ballet, Donald Byrd, Suzanne Farrell, Complexions and Alonzo King among others. These seasoned professionals will be joined by Olympic Ballet Theatre’s pre-professional company, adding depth to the stage with generations of talent.

Tickets to the performances are $20 general admission and $17 students and seniors. They can be purchased through Olympic Ballet Theatre (425) 774-7570 and at Ticketmaster outlets or by phone (206) 292-ARTS. Visit the OBT website www.olympicballet.com.

Please contact Olympic Ballet Theatre at (425) 774-7570 for featured stories on the collaboration of OBT and dass, the dancers in residency, the artistic collaboration of fashion, visual arts, lighting, and dance.

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