Bitter Suites

NOV 8-11 / 7:30PM
Velocity 1621 12th Ave
$20 ($25 at door) / $17 MVP Member / $15 under 25 (w/ ID) / $50 Patron




Bitter Suites mixes fact and fantasy in a coming of age story that celebrates the nostalgia of growing up. Imaginative movement, music, text, and visual design intersect in a dreamy, pastel landscape. This bittersweet story follows ten performers as they examine their own memories surrounding the inevitable transition from childhood innocence to self-aware adulthood. Iconic imagery and references from late 20th century pop culture heavily influence the costume, lighting, and set design. The original score meshes classical structure with instrumentation prevalent in the 80’s and 90’s.

HYPERNOVA Contemporary Dance Company was founded in 2014 by Artistic Director, Rainbow Fletcher. Each project created is conceptualized by a collaborative team of artists that strive to deliver authentic and stylistically charged art experiences to the public.

RAINBOW FLETCHER is a choreographer, dancer, and director. As a freelance artist she has performed and created works for a variety of dance companies, festivals, venues, music videos, and commercial productions located in and around the Pacific Northwest area. In 2014, Rainbow founded HYPERNOVA Contemporary Dance Company. The company is an ongoing representation of Rainbow’s work which is known for it’s unmistakable originality, complexity, and modern sensibility. Beyond her own work, Rainbow is Co-Artistic Director of The Offshore Project; a longstanding creative partnership with fellow artist and collaborator, Ezra Dickinson. Rainbow is well-known for her past groundbreaking work as the Choreographer and Dance Director of the Can Can Castaways; the original in-house group of Can Can Kitchen and Cabaret. She performed with the Castaways for nearly a decade in over a dozen full length productions. Rainbow graduated with a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the arts in 2004.