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The Sun Still Burns Here

The Sun Still Burns Here' is a contemporary dance/new music work made in collaboration by Perfume Genius and Kate Wallich + the YC

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Final Project Update

Posted on February 18, 2020 by Alexander Hyman

We’re excited that we have concluded this round of touring for ‘The Sun Still Burns Here’. The Sun Still Burns Here’ is an evening-length dance and music collaboration between Perfume Genius and Kate Wallich + The YC commissioned by Seattle Theatre Group, The Joyce Theater and MASS MoCA. ‘The Sun Still Burns Here’ had its World Premiere at The Moore Theatre in Seattle and toured to The Joyce Theater, The Walker Art Center Co-Presented by SPCO’s Liquid Music Series, and ICA Boston.

Combining Perfume Genius’ unique sound with the exacting craft of Kate Wallich’s choreographic narratives and Amiya Brown’s expansive production design, The Sun Still Burns Here unravels themes of deterioration, catharsis, and transcendence from the body. Wallich and Hadreas unite a team of musicians, dancers, and designers to create a stunning and emotionally complex performance that radically integrates indie rock with contemporary dance.

The Sun Still Burns Here was created in collaboration with longtime Perfume Genius collaborator Alan Wyffels, the artists in Wallich’s company The YC, costume stylists cuniform, Art Director Andrew J.S., and Production Designer Amiya Brown. The work features Perfume Genius, Kate Wallich, Lavinia Vago (The YC, RUBBERBandance, Sidra Bell), Thomas House (The YC, Kyle Abraham, Merce Cunningham Trust), David Harvey (The YC, Alonzo King Lines Ballet) and Andrew Bartee (The YC, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet BC).

This work was developed over the course of 18 months, supported by creative residencies at the Joyce Theater Foundation’s Artist Residency Center and technical residencies at MASS MoCA and at The Moore Theatre in Seattle.

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‘Pop Song’ Track Release

Posted on February 18, 2020 by Alexander Hyman

In October, ahead of the premiere of ‘The Sun Still Burns Here’ at the Joyce Theater in NYC, Perfume Genius released a second track from the show, titled ‘Pop Song’. The song’s release was covered by NPR as well as Sterogum among others.

‘Eye in the Wall’ Song Release

Posted on February 18, 2020 by Alexander Hyman

During the promotional run-up for the Premiere in Seattle, Perfume Genius released the track ‘Eye in the Wall’ from the show. 

‘Eye in the Wall’ was released in September, and the release garnered media write ups from Pitchfork, Stereogum, The Fader, New York Times, KEXP, and more. 

‘The Sun Still Burns Here’ Performance Trailers

Posted on February 18, 2020 by Alexander Hyman

During our technical residency at MASS MoCA in June of 2019, we brought in director/filmmaker Zia Anger to shoot trailers for the show accompanied by music written for the show.

Press and Shows Update

Posted on February 18, 2020 by Alexander Hyman

We are excited about the press that we have gotten from the shows. Below are links to some selected articles:

In Seattle, ‘The Sun Still Burns Here’ was previewed by The Stranger, Seattle Magazine, Totokaelo Editorial, and Seattle Met Magazine ahead of the Premiere in October at the Moore Theatre.

The sold out New York City run of ‘The Sun Still Burns Here’ was recommended by the New York Times and The New Yorker, was written up in W Magazine, Interview Magazine, and I-D, and was reviewed by Pitchfork and Dance Enthusiast.

In Minneapolis ‘The Sun Still Burns Here’ was recommended by City Pages, 21CM Go Guide, Twin City Arts Guide, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and was reviewed by the Minneapolis Star Tribune after a run of sold out the shows at The Walker Arts Center. 

Both shows in Boston at the Institute of Contemporary Art were sold out, and the Boston Globe reviewed the show as well. 

Overview

The Sun Still Burns Here is an evening-length dance and music collaboration between Perfume Genius and Kate Wallich + The YC that will premiere in October of 2019 at The Moore Theatre in Seattle and tour to The Joyce Theater, The Walker Art Center Co-Presented by SPCO’s Liquid Music Series, and the ICA Boston.

 

The work combines Perfume Genius’ unique sound with the exacting craft of Kate Wallich’s choreographic narratives and Amiya Brown’s expansive production design, The Sun Still Burns Here unravels themes of deterioration, catharsis, and transcendence from the body. Wallich and Hadreas unite a team of musicians, dancers, and designers to create a stunning and emotionally complex performance that radically integrates indie rock with contemporary dance.

 

The Sun Still Burns Here is commissioned by Seattle Theater Group, The Joyce Theater and MASS MoCA, and is made possible with major support from Studio Kate Wallich and a Project Grant from New Music USA.”

Start and End Dates

10/04/201901/18/2020

Location

Seattle, Washington

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Last update on February 18, 2020

Associated Events

December 7, 2019 | Minneapolis, MN
December 6, 2019 | Minneapolis, MN
December 5, 2019 | Minneapolis, MN
November 13, 2019 | New York, NY
Archived Events

Project Created By

Seattle, Washington
Alex Hyman was born in Bellingham, Washington and has been the Executive Director of Studio Kate Wallich since September 2016.

In Collaboration With

Co-Director/Choreographer/Performer
Seattle, Washington
Co-Director/Composer/Performer
Production/ Designer
Seattle, Washington
Costume Stylists
Seattle, Washington
Art Director

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