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A dance fest for everyone!

A dance fest for everyone!

Chop Shop returns for another year of art, education and fun

 

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.

 

Cherdonna Shinatra has a laugh during ‘<em>Ditch</em>.’ Photo by Jenny May Peterson

Clowning Around at the Frye with Cherdonna Shinatra’s ‘Ditch’

The colorful daily dance performance examines performative femininity and people-pleasing.

 

Valtesse doesn’t mess around with its elaborate cabaret style. Photo by Jules Doyle

Valtesse’s Art of the Tease

The new female-driven cabaret company strives for a noir cinematic sophistication.

Valtesse doesn’t mess around with its elaborate cabaret style. Photo by Jules Doyle
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.

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

The Kinesthetic Truth of Jerome Robbins
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
Pacific Northwest Ballet will perform Jerome Robbins’ <em>The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody)</em> as part of its season-opening Jerome Robbins Festival in September. Photo by Angela Sterling

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 2018–19 Season Balances Old Favorites and Premieres

The upcoming slate also feature a Jerome Robbins Festival.

Pacific Northwest Ballet will perform Jerome Robbins’ <em>The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody)</em> as part of its season-opening Jerome Robbins Festival in September. Photo by Angela Sterling
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
At SH*T GOLD, the Creative Process Goes Public

At SH*T GOLD, the Creative Process Goes Public

Velocity’s experimental open mic allows artists to take first stabs at performance with an audience.

At SH*T GOLD, the Creative Process Goes Public
Au Collective Invites Everyone Into the Dance World

Au Collective Invites Everyone Into the Dance World

With the credo “You can’t be what you can’t see,” the group is taking on Eurocentrism via accessibility.

Au Collective Invites Everyone Into the Dance World
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
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