Mike Hadreas of Perfume Genius is collaborating with choreographer Kate Wallich and her company The YC for The Sun Still Burns Here, a touring dance and live music piece. It has its world premiere at Seattle's Moore Theatre on October 4-5, and tickets go on general sale Friday 7/26 at 10 AM PDT, with a presale starting Wednesday 7/24 at 10 AM PDT.
The piece heads next to NYC's Joyce Theatre on November 13-17, and tickets to those performances are on sale now. There's also a "curtain chat" scheduled for Thursday, November 14.
After NYC, The Sun Still Burns Here heads to Minneapolis's McGuire Theater at Walker Art Center December 5-7 (tickets), and Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art on January 17-18.
From the description:
Kate Wallich + The YC x Perfume Genius The Sun Still Burns Here, is an evening-length dance and music work made in collaboration by Seattle-based choreographer Kate Wallich and her company The YC and musician/composer Mike Hadreas of the band Perfume Genius. Through the performers' interaction with Hadreas’ aural textures and landscapes, Wallich’s choreographic narratives, and Amiya Brown’s production design, they unravel themes of deterioration, catharsis, and transcendence from the body. The project unites a team of two musicians, five dancers, and four designers to create a three-dimensional performance that radically integrates an indie rock performance with contemporary dance.
The combination of Mike Hadreas and Perfume Genius’ “glorious, inventive, shape-shifting music” (The Guardian) with the exacting craft of Kate Wallich, whose work will “undeniably lure you and immerse you somewhere far from the workaday world” (The Seattle Times), will create a spiritual unraveling of romantic decay. Wallich and Hadreas are joined on stage by YC dancers Lavinia Vago (RUBBERBANDance, Saint Genet, Sidra Bell), Thomas House (Kyle Abraham, Aszure Barton & Artists), David Harvey (Alonzo King Lines Ballet) and Andrew Bartee (Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet BC) as well as longtime Perfume Genius member Alan Wyffels. Frequent YC collaborators/stylist duo cuniform will also work on the project, with art direction from Andrew J.S.
A few pictures from the piece's technical and rehearsal residencies are below.