The Clinic
Apr
21
Apr 30

The Clinic

  • 1606 Wolff Street Denver, CO, 80204 United States

Rachel Oliver Young performs in Tara Rynders' The Clinic, a site-specific, immersive dance experience in a Sloan’s Lake home. 

Friday Apr 21, Saturday April 22nd , Friday April 28th, Saturday April 29th, 6:00 PM.  And Sunday Apr 30, 2017 9:00 AM

The Clinic is a place where all come to be seen and heard.  The Clinic offers services such as singing, dancing, yelling, writing, skipping, crying and remembering the beauty of humanity.  The Clinic searches for what healing truly is and how it is accomplished.  We wonder about the power of caring for one another and how that can transform a nation.  We wonder what healing looks like and wonder if it is found in the most unlikely places.  We also wonder if maybe we are already healed. Please join us at The Clinic, a clinic that sees the beauty in you and hopes you see it too. 

Up Late: on the High Line
Jul
21
Jul 22

Up Late: on the High Line

Rachel Oliver Young performs in Carte Blanche Performances's Ox Prowl, spontaneous performances and intimate encounters along the High Line park. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

On the High Line from Gansevoort to West 18th Street

Click here to view footage of the performance.

 

WestFest: All Over West Beth
Apr
30
May 1

WestFest: All Over West Beth

Rachel creates a new site specific piece for four women.  All Over West Beth is a site-specific program showing a variety of unconventional and unique approaches to dance and space. 

April 30 & May 1st

2:00 P

Click here to watch Ache to Climb.

Why Why Always
Apr
21
Apr 30

Why Why Always

Rachel performs in Why Why Always, a live cine-performance through the interplay of otherworldly video, music, sound and technology, directed by Shaun Irons & Lauren Petty.

April 21st - April 30th, 8 pm.

 

Ferrum in Current Sessions
Mar
11
Mar 13

Ferrum in Current Sessions

Rachel performs in Shandoah Goldman's Ferrum, in Current Sessions at wild project theater in New York, NY.

 Ferrum, Latin for Iron, is a large scale site-specific work coupled with thematic content of public and private space. The performance explores a genre of contemporary performance in historical sites.

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Ferrum at Roulette
Feb
8
7:30 pm19:30

Ferrum at Roulette

Rachel Oliver performs in Shandoah Goldman's Ferrum, at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY.

 Ferrum, Latin for Iron, is a large scale site-specific work coupled with thematic content of public and private space. The performance explores a genre of contemporary performance in historical sites.

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Crossing Boundaries at Dixon Place
Dec
8
8:00 pm20:00

Crossing Boundaries at Dixon Place

Rachel Oliver's new dance theater work "suds in the mouth, blue in the face" premieres in Crossing Boundaries at Dixon Place, New York, NY.

Crossing Boundaries, curated by Marcia Monroe, produces new work by choreographers who cross cultural, geographic & disciplinary boundaries.

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Dec
3
8:00 pm20:00

American Dance Guild Performance

Rachel Oliver performs in Gesel Mason's Lec/Dem or How Do You Spell Femaphobic at "American Dance Guild Performance."

 The Ailey Citigroup Theater, New York, NY.

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Into the Veil- An After Dark Exploration
Oct
24
8:00 pm20:00

Into the Veil- An After Dark Exploration

Rachel Oliver performs for Carte Blanche Performance in "Into the Veil- An After Dark Exploration" with Obscura Society, Brooklyn, NY.

Attendees will make their own ways, on their own unique adventures, weaving together stories from the 560,000 lives interred across Green-Wood’s historic 478 acres. Navigating below the silhouettes of thousands of starlit trees, curiosity will lead you through winding pathways, revealing hidden spaces of music, history, and experience. Music performances, readings, stargazing, and other activities will unfold over the course of the night, and each attendee will choose where their own night will lead.

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Avodah Dance at the Sheen Center
Sep
23
7:30 pm19:30

Avodah Dance at the Sheen Center

Rachel Oliver performed with Avodah Dance in Sacred & Spiritual Dance Performances at the Sheen Center, New York, NY.

Companies from four different traditions shared the Sheen’s main stage: Avodah Dance; Sakshi, the neoclassical Odissi (Indian) dance group; the Trinity Movement Choir from Trinity Wall Street Episcopal Church, and Omega Dance Company, coming to the end of its 40th Anniversary season as one of New York’s most acclaimed sacred dance troupes.

Ferrum at Performance PS21
Aug
22
2:00 pm14:00

Ferrum at Performance PS21

Rachel Oliver performs in Ferrum with Shandoah Goldman/Carte Blanche at Performance PS21, Chatham, NY.

Ferrum, Latin for Iron, is a large scale site-specific work coupled with thematic content of public and private space. The performance explores a genre of contemporary performance in historical sites.

lonely collective presents workroom (1)
Jun
18
8:00 pm20:00

lonely collective presents workroom (1)

Samantha Lysaght, Rachel Oliver, and Jadd Tank present their collaborative work with lonely collective White Fuzzy Noise n’ Shit or Don't Look Directly at Us or Look Indirectly at Us

 Workroom (1) at fivemyles gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

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Ferrum at Pioneer Works
May
10
2:00 pm14:00

Ferrum at Pioneer Works

Rachel Oliver performs in Ferrum- a piece by Shandoah Goldman/Carte Blanche Performance at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY.

Ferrum, Latin for Iron, is a large scale site-specific work coupled with thematic content of public and private space. The performance explores a genre of contemporary performance in historical sites.

Click here to watch footage.

Triskelion Arts presents love letters
Feb
13
Feb 14

Triskelion Arts presents love letters

Rachel Oliver performs in love letters- a piece by Josselyn Levinson/Tough Cookie Dance, Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn, NY.

 

Dear you, (You know who you are.)

We had a great time. I felt things. You felt things, too I think. I'm not sure. It's not you, it's me. Totally me. I mean it's obviously you, but mostly me. Timing or something. Well, it's Valentine's Day and I was thinking we could see where this goes. I have a new dress and you thought about combing your hair so why not? I'll bring the wine if you bring a topic of intense meaningful conversation. We can dance and talk, but mostly dance and possibly listen to some music that makes us lonely and hopeful and have butterfly bellies. I had this idea that we would fall in love and then break up and then get back together and then well, you know and then gaze at each other from a distance. I will be or appear to be drunk. You can join, too, if you like. You can bring me a Whitman's sampler and I will bring protection literally and figuratively. I love you (if that's ok with you.)

XOXO,
Me

P.S. Josselyn Levinson of Tough Cookie Dance presents love letters  a new half-evening, dance-theater work. It's a date.

WaxWorks at Triskelion Arts
Nov
9
8:00 pm20:00

WaxWorks at Triskelion Arts

Rachel Oliver performs re-leafing at Triskelion Arts.  re-leafing, is an autobiographical study on grief and finding relief/re-leaf, through a repetition of gestures representing an inner struggle and an intention to maintain control

WaxWorks, Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn, NY .

West Virginia Dance Company
Sep
27
Oct 18

West Virginia Dance Company

West Virginia Dance Company commissions new work by Rachel Oliver, but in the dark you see only what glows, a duet showcasing the strength and tenacity of women in West Virginia.

Mid-Atlantic regional touring and educational outreach, including:

WVU Tech, Montgomery, WV Fall 2014 & 2015

Summers County Arts Council, Hinton, WV Fall 2014

Beckley Public Concert, Beckley, WV Fall 2014

WV Governors School for Arts & Honors, Summer 2015 & 2016

ArtsLink-New Martinsville, WV Fall 2015

WV Wesleyan University, Buckhannon, WV Fall 2015

Pocahontas Opera House, Marlinton, WV Spring 2016

Ivy & Stone Arts Council, Summerville, WV Spring 2016

Beckley Concert Association, Beckley, WV Spring 2016

Bridgeport Arts Council, Bridgeport, WV Spring 201

Bare Bait Dance Company Presents Settle
Aug
29
Aug 30

Bare Bait Dance Company Presents Settle

Launching Bare Bait Dance's 2014/15 series is a multimedia, multigenerational work, Settle, by Missoula-born, Colorado-based artist, Rachel Oliver.

Click here for more information.

Settle, in its MT premier, dives into the muddy ground of domesticity, cultural ideals and family traditions with a dynamic cast of both professional BBD company dancers and Missoula community performers, ranging from 14-54 years old. The show pokes at our cultural motives, both transformative or resisted, and examines female roles within partnership and the home. Oliver’s signature of set and improvised choreography is accentuated with her own video design, original musical composition by Boulder, Colorado’s Jesse Manno, and a domestic backdrop of clotheslines and dish-ware. Part memoir, Settle reveals the cracks in women’s personal facades and the ways we help one another to “clean up the mess”.

August 29 & 30, September 5 & 6 at 7:30pm each night - plus a 2pm matinee on September 6

Open Space – PARTV Bldg, 005, UM Campus, Missoula, MT

Tickets available at www.barebaitdance.org

Performática: Foro Internacional de Danza Contemporánea y Artes de Movimiento
May
8
8:00 pm20:00

Performática: Foro Internacional de Danza Contemporánea y Artes de Movimiento

Rachel Oliver performs re-leafing at Performática: Foro Internacional de Danza Contemporánea y Artes de Movimiento, in San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, México.  re-leafing, is an autobiographical study on grief and finding relief/re-leaf, through a repetition of gestures representing an inner struggle and an intention to maintain control.

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Between the Bones Studio Collective presents Settle
Apr
11
Apr 12

Between the Bones Studio Collective presents Settle

Between the Bones Studio Collective presents ‘Settle”, a multi-media, multi-generational dance-theatre work delving wildly into domesticity, cultural ideals and family tradition. Choreographed by Rachel Oliver, this work will be presented at the Collective’s home at 6th Avenue University Church, Friday, April 11th and Saturday, April 12th at 8:00pm. 

 

The Denver premiere of “Settle” follows the well received Boulder premiere at CU-Boulder’s ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance in January.  

 

Between the Bones Studio Collective

6th Avenue University Church

3250 E. 6th Ave. Denver, CO 80206

Settle at CU-Boulder’s ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance
Jan
17
Jan 18

Settle at CU-Boulder’s ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance

Settle is an evening-length work filled with multi-media and multi-generational dance theatre.  Projected video images and original composition by Jesse Manno supports an environment in which the 11 dancers and I explore and unwind the expectations and value systems that have been pressed onto and ingrained within us.  Plates become more than simple props, as they represent expectations, traditions, and family values.  As the plates slide and break, we attempt to reevaluate the values that they might represent, determining if they can be set aside, or if they are something that’s an essential part of our identity. 

Presented by CU-Boulder’s ATLAS Center for Media, Arts and Performance and the Department of Theatre & Dance.

7:30 p.m. Friday - Saturday, Jan. 17-18

ATLAS Black Box theater, CU-Boulder

Sticks & Stones in the Philly Fringe Festival
Sep
7
Sep 8

Sticks & Stones in the Philly Fringe Festival

“Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt me,” a saying heard on the playground with false meaning. Words do hurt and often cut the deepest. In this full-length dance work of the same title, co-choreographers Rachel Oliver and Kate Speer craft movement poetry, both the tender and the cruel, of shifting relationships among a cast of five women. Sticks & Stones will show at Mascher Space Cooperative as part of Philly Fringe Festival on Friday, September 7th at 7:30pm and Saturday, September 8th at 4pm & 7:30pm. 

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Mascher Space Cooperative

155 Cecil B. Moore Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19122

Sticks & Stones in the Boulder International Fringe Festival
Aug
18
Aug 19

Sticks & Stones in the Boulder International Fringe Festival

“Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt me,” a saying heard on the playground with false meaning. Words do hurt and often cut the deepest. In this full-length dance work of the same title, co-choreographers Rachel Oliver and Kate Speer craft movement poetry, both the tender and the cruel, of shifting relationships among a cast of five women. Sticks & Stones will show at Dairy East Theater as part of the Boulder International Fringe Festival on six nights. 

Dairy East Theater

2590 Walnut Street

Boulder, CO

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