Experimental troupe Saint Genet plans event
Seattle's Ryan Mitchell (Implied Violence) joins forces with Olivier Wevers, NKO and other talents in "Transports of Delirium," a project by his new experimental troupe, Saint Genet.
Seattle Times arts writer
Ryan Mitchell, the creative force behind Implied Violence, Seattle's most unsettling dance-theatrical troupe, has sprung a second experimental company, Saint Genet, on our fair city.
And he's recruited some impressive talents to help carry out "Transports of Delirium," a four-part show inspired by the Manson trials, the life of Jean Genet and the Jonestown massacre.
Taking part in one installment or another are dancers Olivier Wevers (Whim W'Him) and Jessie Smith (Dead Bird Movement), visual artist NKO, members of boom! theater company and several of Mitchell's Implied Violence collaborators.
The first event, Friday, features "beautiful and disturbing images of sexual power and abjection" (no one under 18 admitted), accompanied by "subliminal and hypnotic musical scores."
It takes place in the former home of the Lawrimore Project, as do two further "transports" Sept. 30 (when Wevers, Smith and former PNB dancer Chalnessa Eames appear) and Oct. 7. (The Lawrimore Project moved to Pioneer Square last year.)
The gallery opens at 6 each night, with performances at 9 p.m. There's a website, saintgenet.org, that tells you almost nothing — and no phone number to call.
This appears to be a happening/rite/freak-out where you just have to take your chances.
831 Airport Way S., Seattle; $5-$15 cash-only at the door. (Note: The fourth event is a "foggy procession" leading from Occidental Park to Airport Way South, starting at 9 p.m., Oct. 6.)
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