Running Time: One hour and 20 minutes

A dance/theatre/cabaret/glam-rock musical first created by KT Niehoff in 2010 as a part of ACT’s former Central Heating Lab, Glimmer returns to the labyrinthine chambers of The Bullitt Cabaret with an entirely new cast as a part of ACT’s 50th anniversary season. Full of uncommon encounters, raucous spectacle, and virtuosic dancing, the cast entwines with the audience, delving into physical and emotional proximity with a public that is both witness to, and involved in, the event. Audience members are free to watch the show from any vantage point, moving as they wish throughout the evening as the performers cajole and flatter, nudging them further into their world.

“… one of the more spectacular, unpredictable, and mood-altering performances I've ever been a party to” Michael Van Baker,  The SunBreak

“… a raucous, daunting thing … and unforgettable.”  Gigi Berardi, Dance Magazine

“I had no idea that something so beautiful and perfect existed. And that one night spent in their world literally changed my life.”   Brett Love, audience member

Age Recommendation: 16+ for nudity and mature content.
ACT's policy is to inform audiences of content, but to let parents, guardians, and teachers make decisions that they feel is most appropriate for youth and teens in their care.

Photo by Kevin Kauer

KT Niehoff KT Niehoff is a Seattle based entrepreneurial generative artist, performer and producer working in the field of multi-disciplinary, new performance. She holds a B.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Notable awards, articles, grants, and fellowships include Official Selections for New Filmmakers NYC, Miami Short Film Festival, and San Francisco Dance Film Festival; cover feature of Dance Teacher Magazine ; funding from The MAP Fund, The National Performance Network, The National Dance Project, The National Endowment for the Arts, Arts International, Meet the Composer; and Fellowships from Artist Trust Seattle and MANCC.

Since 2006 she has built largely non-proscenium pieces, creating activated performance environments where there is audience agency and interactivity embedded into theatres, city streets, books, films, dinner tables, bars, private homes, mailboxes, and conversations. Her work has toured throughout the U.S. and in Japan, Canada, Germany, and Ecuador.

From 1996 2006 she was co-founder/director of Velocity Dance Center, where she instituted national programs including the Strictly Seattle Summer Dance Intensive and SCUBA National Touring Dance Alliance.

Currently KT is working on a new multi-disciplinary project slated to premiere in 2017 and is the director/owner of 10 degrees | art+event space a commerce-driven venture that supports the philanthropic artistic mission of the space through private event rentals.

KT Niehoff is represented by SquidMGMT. Find out more about Ms. Niehoff and SquidMGMT through their respective websites: ktniehoff.com  and squidmgmt.com .

 Photo by Tim Summers

The 2015 cast is comprised of five core dancers, seven showgirls, and a rock band led by singer/songwriter Ivory Smith. Niehoff and Smith front the band, singing original songs that borrow inspiration from Pippin, Cabaret, and Moulin Rouge. Scott Colburn composed the moody and atmospheric pre-recorded score.

Glimmer 's entirely new cast includes Seattle personalities Meredith Sallee, Amy Clem, Patrick Kilbane, and Molly Sides (lead singer for Thunderpussy) who Smith and Niehoff will be creating new songs for—as well as artists from Vancouver, New York, and Portland.