At Meany Hall Performing Arts Center, University of Washington, Seattle, USA (supported by the Bergstrom Award for Art-Science Interface).
Where: Seattle, USA
When: February 3 – March 8, 2018
What is Prehistoric Body Theater?
Prehistoric Body Theater is prehistoric animal dance, staging the 500+ million years long evolutionary odyssey of the Animal Kingdom, portrayed through the visceral biology of the human body in motion. Prehistoric Body Theater combines influences from Japanese butoh theater and Indonesian traditional/contemporary dance, in combination with a science-based comparative examination of the anatomy, locomotion, and theoretical behaviour of key extinct species featured in the performances. The workshop series will be lead by artistic director Ari Rudenko and will feature guest appearances by prehistoric mammal paleontologist Dr. Greg Wilson (curator Burke Museum, UW Dep. of Biology) and dinosaur paleontologist Dr. Dave Evans (curator Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto).
What is GHOSTS of HELL CREEK?
GHOSTS of HELL CREEK is a feature Prehistoric Body Theater performance, using the medium of dance to tell the story of the extinction of the last raptor dinosaurs, and the survival of our earliest ancestors, the first primates, during the apocalyptic asteroid impact and mass extinction 66 million years ago. Check out the trailer for the GHOSTS of HELL CREEK film, featuring an Indonesian ensemble www.youtube.com/
Prehistoric Body Theater Website: www.arirudenko.com/pr