Night of Genius: Performance

August 19, 2013

For the past several weeks, Seattle artists and art-lovers have convened at the Frye Art Museum to get to know this year’s finalists for the Stranger Genius Awards. The trip has been full of surprises (Geniuses say the darndest things), and on Wednesday, August 21, we’ll get to know three titans of Seattle dance: Amy O’Neal, the duo Zoe Scofield/Juniper Shuey, and Pat Graney. Topics to be discussed: the ethics of sampling, birds and spiders, rejection, what kinds of bodies people like to watch, choreographing in prison, mythological violence, the American South, and a utopian housing project involving artists and ex-prisoners. Plus, you know, dance.

(Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave, strangertickets.com, $10, 5:30 pm, 21+)