Sandra Kurtz

A Grand Jeté for Gender

Local dance companies aim to fix the art’s centuries-old imbalances between men and women.

At Sculptured Dance, Choreographers Create Movements Around Immobile Objects

For the second year, dancers are turning the Olympic Sculpture Park into their stage.

In ‘Restless Creature,’ a Portrait of Pain and Meaning

In conversation and in movement, the documentary captures a defining moment in the life of storied dancer Wendy Whelan.

In ‘(Im)PULSE,’ Spectrum Dance Theater Confronts the Dark Side of the Rainbow

Donald Byrd’s newest illustrates the dangers of being queer in America on stage.

A Bittersweet Ending to Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Season

The company’s final show also marks the final performance of two long-term dancers.

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.