Tattoo // 2000
Premiere 2000, Retrospective 2010
Arts Pick | Dance | Tattoo
Tattoo, the latest work by Seattle-based dance maker Pat Graney, presents a series of vignettes that reflect on memory and women’s roles in cultures both primitive and contemporary. However, according to the choreographer, it’s best not to try and make sense of it all. Instead she suggests approaching the piece "as if you’re going into a gallery of images and just surrender to that experience. If you’re trying to figure out what each section means, I think you’ll get frustrated."
Graney's Tattoo Beats Like A Heart
Tattoos as markings or as insistent beats -- in either case, attention-getting patterns -- informed the latest offering the Pat Graney Company brought from Seattle. Tattoo followed the more personal Faith and Sleep, seen here in previous years. Like anthropological inquiry, but with wily theatrical effects, the full-evening work Saturday at the Colony Theater delved into human connections throughout history.
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