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‘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.

There’s something about the 19th-century ballets choreographed by Marius Petipa (1818–1910) that

There’s something about the 19th-century ballets choreographed by Marius Petipa (1818–1910) that calls for excess. The old stories handed down to our more frugal times… Continue reading

William Forsythe may be a choreographer, but he sounded a bit like

William Forsythe may be a choreographer, but he sounded a bit like an engineer during a Pacific Northwest Ballet lecture-demonstration last week. If you do… Continue reading

Jody Lee Lipes’ documentary isn’t so much about a dance as about

Jody Lee Lipes’ documentary isn’t so much about a dance as about the process of making one. We follow choreographer Justin Peck from rehearsals to… Continue reading

For 36 years, On the Boards ran a new works showcase called

For 36 years, On the Boards ran a new works showcase called 12 Minutes Max—the title determining the runtime. Annex Theatre restricts its monthly Spin… Continue reading

For 36 years, On the Boards ran a new works showcase called

For 36 years, On the Boards ran a new works showcase called 12 Minutes Max—the title determining the runtime. Annex Theatre restricts its monthly Spin… Continue reading

There is nothing subtle about Don Quixote. The Spanish-inflected dancing (full of

There is nothing subtle about Don Quixote. The Spanish-inflected dancing (full of big virtuoso tricks), the thumping rhythms in the score, and the lavish theatrical… Continue reading

The last time Pacific Northwest Ballet danced all of George Balanchine’s neoclassical

The last time Pacific Northwest Ballet danced all of George Balanchine’s neoclassical masterwork, in 2009, Lesley Rausch didn’t appear at all—she was recuperating from an… Continue reading

One of the first films director Carlos Saura made was a short

One of the first films director Carlos Saura made was a short about flamenco, in 1955, and throughout his long career he’s continued to return… Continue reading

When Amy O’Neal came to Seattle to study dance at Cornish in

When Amy O’Neal came to Seattle to study dance at Cornish in the ’90s, she arrived with a polyglot movement education, a disdainful attitude toward… Continue reading