Premiere: 2010, Seattle
Restaged: 2015, Seattle
Pandora’s box is unleashed as the dusty vault door opens, revealing the raucous spectacle of KT Niehoff’s A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light.
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“One of the more spectacular, unpredictable, and mood-altering performances I’ve ever been party to.”
-Michael Van Baker, The Sun Break
A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light is a dance/theater/cabaret/glam-rock musical situated in the labyrinthine chambers of The Bullitt Cabaret. Audience members are free to watch the show from any vantage point, moving as they wish throughout the evening.
In 2006, KT began investigating the relationship between audience, artist and proximity. This search led her to seek out environments that ask the performer and the witness to confront each other in more potent ways. A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light, in all its forms, is an outcropping of this search.
Niehoff and her expanded posse of vibrant performers (including live music from the Seattle band Ivory in Ice World, original score by Scott Colburn and light by Evan Ritter) began with the premise that every interaction holds untapped potential. The performance sculpted uncommon encounters, moody collisions, raucous spectacle and virtuoso dancing – asking for more resonant connection and embracing the success or failure that ensues.