Sunday, January 17, 2016

1/23/16: Destroy// Seattle

Destroy// Seattle
3pm Saturday, January 23rd, $5
Pivot Art + Culture, Lincoln Showroom, 609 Westlake Avenue N. Seattle, WA 98109

Destroy// Seattle
Concept and Composition: Leyya Mona Tawil
Music: Dave Abramson (percussion) and Greg Kelley (trumpet)
Dance: Lynn Tofil, Cassandra Wulff, Faith Stevens, Eric Eugene Aguilar, Rachel Green, kt shores, Laura Aschoff, and Hendri Walujo

Destroy// Seattle is a platform for experimental performance and location-specific collaboration that asks: can a dance be destroyed? Concept artist Leyya Mona Tawil, director of Dance Elixir (Oakland), invites nine Seattle-based dancers and two musicians to collectively build and destroy a dance—all within a single day.

Destroy// began in San Francisco in 2012, and has since traveled to over 19 cities including Saint Petersburg, Rome, Cairo and Athens. Over 100 international artists have participated in the project, and the piece has been featured a numerous art venues including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit. This performance at Pivot is Destroy// 's Seattle debut.


Pivot Art + Culture is a 3,000-square-foot concept space located on the ground floor of the newly constructed Allen Institute building in the heart of Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. It is an initiative of Vulcan Inc. and Paul G. Allen with a mission to make art accessible to the public.

"The Figure in Process: de Kooning to Kapoor 1955-2015" presents seldom-seen paintings by modern masters such as Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud, David Hockney and Willem de Kooning, as well as sculptures by Barry X Ball, Alberto Giacometti, and Anish Kapoor.

The Director of Pivot Art + Culture is Ben Heywood, one of the founders and Executive Director of The Soap Factory art space in Minneapolis; he was previously Deputy Director of The Henry Moore Sculpture Trust in Leeds, UK and the officer leading on national public art policy at the Arts Council of England, London, UK.

Pivot is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday 10- 6 pm and Thursday 10-8 pm. Admission is $5, which includes entry to all public programs and events.

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