New Works Festival

Aiko Kinoshita and Aaron Swartzman aren’t necessarily “new”—the pair have been dancing in Seattle for several years, both together and separately, and the work they’re presenting at the NW New Works Festival has been in development for months. But this latest chapter of their Home Bodies series looks to be a powerful evocation of close relationships and the web of intimate accommodations that long-time partners make with each other. In earlier sections of this ongoing work, they’ve built little rooms out of household objects, taking shelter among pillows and dishes. Now the props are gone, leaving just their bodies and their tender give and take. Among all the craziness that New Works usually celebrates, Home Bodies will be a sweet exception to the chaos. Tonight’s Studio Showcase program also includes performance art, theater, and music. SANDRA KURTZ Podcasts of new digital works will also be available at each day of the festival.

Fri., June 5, 8 p.m.; Sat., June 6, 5 & 8 p.m.; Sun., June 7, 5 & 8 p.m.; Fri., June 12, 8 p.m.; Sat., June 13, 5 & 8 p.m.; Sun., June 14, 5 & 8 p.m., 2009

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