Saint Genet: Paradisiacal Rites

First let us warn the faint of heart: Shows by Seattle performance art group Saint Genet (and its previous incarnation, Implied Violence) have involved performers subjected to leeches and highly constricting costumes; standing in a cold, shallow pool for five hours; and ingesting nitrous oxide. The new piece, Paradisiacal Rites, which takes inspiration from “blood, booze and bands,” blends ballet with opera, theater and installation art to create something probably very disturbing and likely unforgettable.

May 16-19

8 p.m.

On the Boards
100 W Roy St.
Prices vary.

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