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Spend tonight with Salt Horse's latest creation

Salt Horse's latest site-specific work is part of ALL RISE project.
Salt Horse's latest site-specific work is part of ALL RISE project.
Photo: Tim Summers

Tonight, Salt Horse presents a site-specific work, developed over a week-long residency, to investigate the creative possibilities of a future home of Seattle City Light. The new “ALL RISE | In Situ” plays with scale, perspective, light, acoustics and color to transform a 90,000 square foot empty lot and give life to Karl Burkheimer's sculpture/stage entitled “In Situ.” It is the final of four site-specific works created in the space. A recent Salt Horse email encouraged people to "come and go," rather like T.S. Elliot's partying women, as the dancers explore the space throughout a summer evening.

The ALL RISE project was conceived as a series of performances and temporary art installations organized for a city block at the location of Seattle City Light's future Denny Substation in the Cascade neighborhood. The project was made possible by the Seattle City Light 1% for Art funds administered by the Office of Arts & Culture.

The dance, sound, visual-theater performance Salt Horse created by dancers Beth Graczyk and Corrie Befort and musician Angelina Baldoz has done multiple site-specific works around Seattle, including the recent “Color Field” comissioned by the Northwest Film Forum as part of their Live at the Forum Series. An earlier work, “Titan Arum,” was created in 2011 for the newly restored, historic Washington Hall.

Portland artist Karl Burkheimer's "In Situ" is a 1,800 square foot sculptural installation originally created for created for Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, OR, in 2011. The piece is scheduled to be removed after August 24.

“ALL RISE | In Situ” will be performed on August 23 from 7 to 9:30 pm at 1250 Denny Way. Audience members are encouraged to wander in throughout the evening.