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Cherdonna Shinatra Invades a Classic

Washington Ensemble’s take on “A Doll’s House” gets a meta drag interloper.

In ‘Director’s Choice,’ Pacific Northwest Ballet Moves From Darkness to Light

The company’s latest features dark, ominous work as well as sunset-inspired pastels.

K.T. Niehoff’s Exceptional ‘Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds’ Lauds Exceptional Humans

The multimedia show examines what it’s like to be on the edge of extraordinary physical experience.

Ten Years Later, Chop Shop Is Still a Success

The seasoned mixed-rep dance festival is celebrating its anniversary with a program of audience favorites.

The Multimedia Flight of K.T. Niehoff’s “Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds”

Incorporating dance, virtual reality, installation and audio, the complex piece explores other bodies.

‘Shot’ Brings the Reality of Police Shootings to the Stage, and Honors Those Lost

Spectrum Dance Theater’s production mixes high-intensity choreography with harrowing recordings.

Three Holiday Variety Shows You Probably Shouldn’t Take Young Children To

‘Homo for the Holidays,’ ‘Land of the Sweets,’ and ‘The Buttcracker’ will make you go ho-ho-woah.

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Second Year of Balanchine’s ‘Nutcracker’ Adds Even More Goodness

Improving on an already impressive first year, PNB’s additions smooth the transition between acts.

‘Into Ice’ Turns the Lifesystems of the Arctic into Evolutionary Choreography

This ecological dance work finds humans replicating the pack behaviors of canids.

The Northwest African American Museum’s New Exhibit Dives Into 40 Years of Black Ballet

Honoring the Dance Theatre of Harlem—a loving tribute to an essential part of American dance.

The Precise ‘an attic, an exit’ Pulls the Audience in Through Objects

Dance with props can feel incoherent, but Lincoln and Seiters make it feel vital.

‘Men in Dance’ Showcases the Spectrum of Male Dancing Prowess

The local festival’s varied bill proves dance isn’t just for women.

Ballet Returns to Its French Origins at PNB’s Excellent ‘Tricolore’

Including two pieces by famed choreographer Benjamin Millepied.

Seattle Dance Companies Struggle to Find Room to Move

For those trying to survive in booming Seattle, it’s all about time and space … and money.

In Seattle, June Is the Month of Dance

With Northwest New Works and the Seattle International Dance Festival, the options are overwhelming.

Good Men Are Easy to Find at PNB’s American Stories

The program is jam-packed with juicy male roles.

Donald Byrd Choreographs a Conversation on Race to Consider the State of the Present Day

As part of Spectrum Dance Theater’s #RACEish season, Byrd is using Baldwin and Mead’s past encounter to consider the state of the present day.

The Dancers of Pacific Northwest Ballet Masterfully Play With Dolls

A village boy loves a village girl, but is also infatuated with what he thinks is the lovely daughter of a crotchety toymaker. Swanilda, our village girl and a plucky lass, manages to discover that the lovely daughter is actually a lovely doll.

Pacific Northwest Ballet Refreshes Past Works in the Latest ‘Director’s Choice’

Pacific Northwest Ballet director Peter Boal often uses the annual “Director’s Choice” program to introduce local audiences to new works by new choreographers. But this time, with a mix of revivals and restagings, we’re getting a new view of dancemakers we’ve already seen.