The 2013 season is about to begin!
Look forward new works by Sapience to be presented at the Downtown Seattle Library and at Meany Hall this year. This Spring Lilah Steece will create a piece that highlights the unique architectural beauty of the library in collaboration with the dancers of sapience, local musicians and architects. This Fall Sarah Mercer will choreograph to the musical piece “A Peaceable Kingdom” and will perform at Meany Hall on the University of Washington Campus with a 50 person coral ensemble.
Stay tuned for more soon!
Thank you to all our supporters!
Audiences, donors, volunteers, 4Culture, and Shunpike – Thank you for making our latest work a success!
While We Are Human
TK Building, Seattle
“A show that will move you… Artists creating exciting original work and transforming a simple black studio with their passion, creativity and talent. It was soulful, and refreshing.”
While We Are Human is an immersive performance experience which explores the wilderness in the city and the animal within human nature, revealing the deeply varied nuances of human desires and the complexities of living in community. Directed by Victoria Jacobs in collaboration with collective members Sarah Seder, Lilah Steece and Amy Weaver, Human is rich with striking imagery, unique movement and a deeply tender questioning of what to do, who we are, and how to live together… While We Are Human.Audience members choose their own point of view in a 360 degree set designed by Willow Fox. The original sound score will be performed live by composer Nathan Seder. The lush, elaborate costumes are created by Amy Weaver.
While We Are Human originated as a collaboratively choreographed piece which was shown as a work in progress at The Erickson Theater in Seattle in 2010. In 2011 Sapience toured an evening length version of Species directed by Lilah Steece to the Vancouver International Fringe Festival in B.C. Now we present an entirely new creation.
“Really sizzling.” -Plank Magazine
“Birds entangled in a giant spider web…[their] dance formed human sculptures and intricate forms.”
“She reeled through impressive backbends to stand as if hovering on the edge of a precipice…one dancer cocooned herself in white fabric, becoming an amorphous larvae wriggling mesmerizingly to the sound of insect feeding noises.”