[Local events] Fwd: Collaborative dance performance, 7/13, PWNW

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Sun Jul 6 22:07:48 PDT 2008

As part of the Performance Works NW Alembic series:

Block 41325

collaborative dance performance by
Kimberly Kaplan, Kathryn Hightower, Yulia Arakelyan

Sunday, July 13
3:00 pm

Performance Works NW
4625 SE 67th Avenue

Admission: $5-10 sliding scale

Kimberly Kaplan (New York), Kathryn Hightower (Seattle), and Yulia 
Arakelyan (Portland) are 3 friends who are recent graduates from the 
University of Washington. They went on 3 separate adventures across the 
world, finally settling in 3 different cities, but determined to 
continue making work together. Over the course of a year they have 
committed to collaborating long distance via video, emails, blogs and 
late night phone calls to create their premier work "BLOCK 41325." This 
joint collaboration represents through dance the inner workings of how 
we each traverse our personal challenges. It is about unblocking our 
blocks. This project is part of Alembic, a series of performance 
experiments co-produced with Performance Works Northwest.

We would like you to be involved in our process. Please visit our blog 
to view photos, videos, and make comments/suggestions: 



Yulia Arakelyan first began dancing in 2002 with Light Motion Dance 
Company in Seattle, WA. She holds a BA in Dance from the University of 
Washington and has also trained with CandoCo Dance Company in England. 
As a disabled dancer, Yulia seeks to make dance accessible to all and is 
constantly amazed at the intelligence and possibilities of the human 
body. She performs regularly in Seattle and Portland.

Kimberly Kaplan graduated from the University of Washington in 2007 with 
undergraduate degrees in Dance and Comparative History of Ideas. She is 
currently completing her master's degree in Dance/ Movement Therapy at 
Pratt Institute. Kimberly has performed in Seattle in numerous 
site-specific, contemporary and butoh pieces.

Kathryn Hightower holds a BA in Dance from the University of Washington 
and has been on stage nearly her whole life, performing up and down the 
west coast. Her movement background includes modern, yoga, Capoiera, 
ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop. She strives to combine her affinity for 
modern with her love for the improvisatory and syncopated nature of 
African/Afro-Caribbean music and dance.

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