Cristián Jiménez’s Bonsái is a quiet and literate exploration of young love, the nature of nostalgia, and the way that lies and fictions are wrapped up in emotion. Jose Amador shares his impressions of the movie, that is also a selection at this year’s SIFF.
After working through issues of structure, I’ve got my first headstand story pared down to several bullet events, made into bullet points, and then the takeaway, or the insight and conclusion. I’ve got my first line, and I like it: ‘Last year, I discovered how NOT to take yoga classes: like a straight-A student.”
The boom! theater company is one of Seattle’s more adventuresome young theater companies who recently concluded a six month New Works Festival, selections of which the company will take on tour later in the year. John Allis discusses two of the pieces: Gesamtkunstwerk!’s Over: Exposed and boom!’s own boatcanoetubfloaty
Despite having a sizable Latino population in Seattle, it isn’t often you see theater that originated from Spanish-speaking countries or playwrights. Arouet Productions has mounted one of Federico Garcia Lorca’s most well known plays, and José Amador checked it out; he brings you the details inside.
Cafe Nordo’s Cabinet of Curiosities has overtaken Capitol Hill’s/Central District’s Washington Hall, serving an enjoyable mix of food and moody atmosphere. José Amador took in the proceedings and found an evening that pleases on many levels.
Some people have called it an opera, some have called it a sound sculpture, some have called it musical theater, some have called it theatrical music. Whatever one chooses to label it, The Gurs Zyklus is most certainly a work by Trimpin and one that continues his exploration of sound and how sound itself tells a story.