Lingo from Seattle to Oberlin

Submitted by Susan Miller on Thu, 03/01/2007 - 19:53.
03/13/2008 - 19:30
03/15/2008 - 21:30
Lingo --- a dance company from Seattle

Thursday: $10

Friday and Saturday: $20 general / $18 students and seniors

includes food / wine / unconventional performance

Due to the intimate structure of the 80-minute performance, each

audience will be limited to 50 people.

They are in residence at Oberlin by the good graces of the Theatre and Dance program, and the Office of the Provost with funds from the Nellie R. Heldt Lectureship.

They are teaching, setting a piece on Oberlin Dance Company and rehearsing their new work, INHABIT, to premier in Seattle this April.

As a part of the residency, they are having two open showings and invite you to join them.


Showing #1 Friday, March 2        4:30-6:30p    Warner Main

Showing #2 Friday, March 9        8-9:30p    Warner Main


INHABIT is an installation performance event that mingles dance, wine, and easy conversation. It is an unconventionally engaging experience that allows guests a range of proximal vantage points to watch the performance unfold.

INHABIT is a culmination of the circumstances that bring strangers together, and a celebration of the common ground that makes connection possible.

Featuring Bianca Cabrera, Dustin Haug, KT Niehoff and Aaron Swartzman.

Occupy, endure, possess, reside, INHABIT.

Lingo is an inspired group of contemporary artists, athletes, actors, bravehearts, lunatics…and yes, dancers. They are drawn to the circumstances that provide common ground, inspire surprising connections and shift the entry point of how the public interfaces with dance. They seek platforms for work outside the limitations of proscenium-based performance, such as art “events” including food, drink, gathering and dancing, museum installations and one on one encounters in urban, public settings.

Based in Seattle, WA, and under the Artistic Direction of KT Niehoff, Lingo's work has been presented internationally in Canada, Japan, Ecuador and Cuba. Nationally, the company has been presented by venues including On the Boards, Seattle, The Joyce SoHo, NYC, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out, Massachusetts, The Southern Theater, Minneapolis (through an NEA funded touring initiative Niehoff created called SCUBA), SUSHI performance gallery, San Diego, The Oregon Britt Festival and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, among others. The company was one of four chosen to represent the U.S. at the 2004 Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The company's artistic integrity has been recognized by such institutions as The National Endowment for the Arts, The National Dance Project, The National Performance Network, Meet the Composer, Seattle, Washington and King County Arts Commissions, Arts International, among others.

Interview and video and another Interview

KT Niehoff holds a BFA in theater from New York University and began her dance career in New York City where she performed with Joy Kellman. In 1992 she relocated to Seattle where she performed with the Pat Graney Company. Niehoff began choreographing in the Northwest in 1995, and founded her company, Lingo dancetheater, in 1997. For Lingo, she has created four full-length works and numerous short works. She has been commissioned to create dances for Mt. Holyoke College, St. Olaf College, Cornish College of the Arts, and the d-9 Dance Collective. In 1996, Niehoff co-founded Velocity Dance Center with Michele Miller, which has since grown to be the epicenter of Seattle’s professional dance community, offering over thirty weekly classes and a 99-seat performance venue. In 2003, Niehoff and Velocity launched SCUBA National Touring Dance Alliance with a consortium of sister cities to support the growth and expansion of the country’s next generation of contemporary dance artists. Aside from teaching regularly at Velocity, Niehoff has taught technique and composition world-wide at numerous institutions including The Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Amsterdam’s School for New Dance Development, OH’s Oberlin University, and Madrid’s Estudio 3. Niehoff has been an invited artist to the National Performance Network conference and, in 2002, was an invited artist delegate to the think-tank retreat at White Oak that was sponsored by the Doris Duke Foundation. Her work there helped laid the platform for the Pacific Northwest Regional Dance Lab that took place in late summer 2004 in Seattle. Niehoff is the recipient of three Seattle Arts Commission Individual Artists Awards (1998, 2000 & 2002) and was a 2001 Artist Trust Fellow.


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Lingo sounds great... add LeWitt at Allen

I really love Oberlin - what a cool town and school. This dance event sounds great, and is free. An excellent reason to visit Oberlin and try out a new restaurant and show your regional spirit. Another great reason...

Sol LeWitt at the AMAM

March 9–June 17, 2007
Ellen Johnson Gallery

Two bold new wall drawings created by Sol LeWitt specifically for the AMAM's Ellen Johnson Gallery are the highlights of our exhibition of the work of this American conceptual artist (b. 1928). The drawings, each measuring more than 20 feet high and installed on opposite walls of the gallery, are gifts from the artist. They are shown with a selection of early figurative drawings dating to the 1950s, recent gouache drawings, and other sculptures—all from the artist's personal collection. The works on loan complement the AMAM's important early LeWitt work, 49 Three-Part Variations on Three Different Kinds of Cubes (1967–71), also on view. Acquired in 1972, this enamel-on-steel work underscores LeWitt’s belief that the concept is the most important aspect of a work of art. In his words: “The idea becomes a machine that makes the art.” Newly restored and on view for the first time in more than a decade, it explores three types of cubes: solid cube, cube with opposite sides removed and cube with one side removed, representing all possible permutations of these cubes and their arrangements.

Friday, March 9, 5:00-7:00 pm, opening reception

Sol LeWitt (American, b. 1928)
49 Three-Part Variations on Three Different Kinds of Cubes (1967–71)
Enamel on steel
Fund for Contemporary Art, 1972.77

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