I checked in with Seattle Theatre Group yesterday re: what they have in store for us vis à vis dance this season. They sent me a nice little list of the fall shows. Here’s the list, verbatim. 1, 2, 3, 4. Enjoy!
“Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
October 23, 2009
The Paramount Theatre
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC), under the artistic leadership of Jim Vincent, celebrates over 30 years as one of the most renowned dance institutions in the world, performing annually for more than 100,000 people. Critically acclaimed for its exuberant, athletic and innovative repertoire, the company features dancers who display unparalleled versatility and virtuosity in performances that inspire, challenge and engage audiences worldwide.
The Seattle program at The Paramount Theatre will include Lickety-Split, choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo; Gimme, choreography by Lucas Crandall; Gnawa, choreography by Nacho Duato and a new work to be announced in September.
Degenerate Art Ensemble
October 30-31, 2009
The Moore Theatre
Degenerate Art Ensemble returns to the Moore after two sell-out engagements! Sonic Tales is DAE’s latest brew of music-rich visionary performance. This work sets performer/dancer/vocalist Haruko Nishimura’s signature movement style and hallucinatory visuals against a band of fierce musicians – playing music ranging from driving rocking rhythms to rich soaring melodies to far out atmospheric soundscapes – telling a series of surreal short stories that transform tales of everyday heroism into bizarre fairy tales. Sonic Tales is both rock concert and dance spectacle – video projection and breathtaking costumes enhance this totally one of a kind experience.
Gregory Maquoma/Vuyani Dance Theatre Beautiful Me
November 13 – 14, 2009
Falls Theatre at ACT
In his acclaimed solo performance, Beautiful Me, South African choreographer and dancer Gregory Maqoma looks deeply into his connections to history, humanity and nature. A dancer of mesmerizing precision balanced with lyrical warmth, Maqoma portrays his conversations with three master choreographers who have inspired him, and who contributed “minutes” of music, text and movement to Beautiful Me: Akram Khan’s Contemporary Kathak, Faustin Linyekula’s visual dance-theater, and Vincent Mantsoe’s Afro-Fusion. With live music by four exceptional players (on violin, cello, sitar and percussion), Beautiful Me speaks honestly about the difficult and profound task of finding one’s authentic voice.
The North American debut tour is produced by MAPP International Productions through The Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium – a coalition of 11 diverse arts institutions, including Seattle Theatre Group (a member of TACAC since 2005), advancing a dynamic exchange of arts and ideas between artists, arts organizations, cultural and other institutions of Africa and the United States.
Global Dance Party
December 4, 2009
The Moore Theatre
Global Dance Party is a high-energy performance of cultural and contemporary dance and live music from around the globe. The performance features young local performers from STG’s More Music @ The Moore and DANCE This celebrating the rich cultural traditions and artistic talent found in the Northwest. A not to be missed experience for all ages. Think Global, Dance Local!
The second annual Global Dance Party is produced by STG’s Education and Community Programs.”