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Photo by Spencer Baker                                 Mark Haim’s torso will be guided by his friends’ movements in Parts to a Sum.

Crowdsourced Choreography

Mark Haim’s ‘Parts to a Sum’ exemplifies how choreographers are relinquishing control in the name of collaboration.

 

Nic Kay will perform at On the Boards’s Solo: A Festival of Dance. Photo by Sarah JiRhee

On the Boards and Velocity Dance Center’s New Performative Horizons

The local arts institutions continue to push creative bounds under changing leadership.

 

The Kinesthetic Truth of Jerome Robbins

The Kinesthetic Truth of Jerome Robbins

Pacific Northwest Ballet opens its season with a centennial celebration of legendary choreographer.

 

Young Feet and Old Steps

Young Feet and Old Steps

‘DANCE This’ connects young performers with their peers and their cultural traditions of movement.

Young Feet and Old Steps
Seattle Dance Festival Takeover

Seattle Dance Festival Takeover

June boast two of the most innovative events on the local performance calendar.

Seattle Dance Festival Takeover
Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Photo by Ani Collier

The Bleeding of Ballet

Technique and transgression fill stages this spring as two styles become one.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Photo by Ani Collier
Pacific Northwest Ballet soloists Leta Biasucci, Kyle Davis, and Angelica Generosa in Emeralds from Jewels, choreography by George Balanchine. Photo by Angela Sterling

Fifty Years Later, George Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ Is Still Iconic

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s production ramps up the splendor with beautiful new staging and costumes.

Pacific Northwest Ballet soloists Leta Biasucci, Kyle Davis, and Angelica Generosa in Emeralds from Jewels, choreography by George Balanchine. Photo by Angela Sterling
A Grand Jeté for Gender

A Grand Jeté for Gender

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

A Grand Jeté for Gender
Photo by Angela Sterling

At Sculptured Dance, Choreographers Create Movements Around Immobile Objects

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

Photo by Angela Sterling
In ‘Restless Creature,’ a Portrait of Pain and Meaning

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 ‘Restless Creature,’ a Portrait of Pain and Meaning
Photo by Nate Watters

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.

Photo by Nate Watters
A Bittersweet Ending to Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Season

A Bittersweet Ending to Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Season

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

A Bittersweet Ending to Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Season
Cherdonna is really, really into Ibsen. Photo by Jeff Carpenter

Cherdonna Shinatra Invades a Classic

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

Cherdonna is really, really into Ibsen. Photo by Jeff Carpenter
Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story Suite. Photo by Angela Sterling
Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story Suite. Photo by Angela Sterling
Dancers in Jessica Lang’s “Her Door to the Sky.” Photo by Angela Sterling

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.

Dancers in Jessica Lang’s “Her Door to the Sky.” Photo by Angela Sterling
Courtesy Blavka Photography

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.

Courtesy Blavka Photography
Ten Years Later, Chop Shop Is Still a Success

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.

Ten Years Later, Chop Shop Is Still a Success
The Multimedia Flight of K.T. Niehoff’s “Before We Flew Like Birds, We Flew Like Clouds”

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.

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

‘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.

Photo by Nate Watters
Three Holiday Variety Shows You Probably Shouldn’t Take Young Children To

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.

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