everyone’s talkin’ – reading contemporary dance and front row center

By Rosie Gaynor


Logo/images courtesy of KUOW  and Spectrum Dance Theater

Want to talk about dance? Want to learn more?

In addition to post-show Q&As put on by the presenting company, two organizations have started  peripatetic  programs you can join—for free. I haven’t attended either one yet, but I’ve heard the organizers talk about dance before and found their comments very interesting. In fact, two of them have contributed articles to SeattleDances: Marcie Sillman and Josh Windsor

KUOW’s Front Row Center arts club starts up this month…every month a different art form…with  group discounts for some shows and additional materials online. It’s like a book club, but for the arts. Marcie Sillman and Dave Beck lead the conversation. Click here for their website.

Spectrum’s Reading Contemporary Dance series started up again in Fall 2009. The focus here is, as you can see from their name, contemporary dance. Josh Windsor leads the conversation. Click here to learn how to join. 

Below, you’ll find the performances these groups are attending. Go figure: both are starting 2010 with Whim W’Him…one Saturday night and one Sunday night.

Of course, you’re welcome to continue the conversation here on SeattleDances too.

Reading Contemporary Dance
Whim W’Him
Saturday January 16
On the Boards

Bruno Beltrao | Grupo De Rua
Saturday January 30
On the Boards

Chop Shop (see an earlier posting that lists the many dance companies performing in this festival)
Saturday February 13
Theater at Meydenbauer Center

Spectrum Dance Theater
Farewell (Byrd)
Saturday February 20

Round Table Discussion
Sunday March 21, 2:00pm
Spectrum Dance Theater

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble of India
Saturday April 17
The Moore Theatre

Compañía Nacional de Danza
Saturday April 24
Meany Hall

KT Niehoff
Saturday May 1
Act Theatre

SCUBA: National Touring Network for Dance
– Farewell (Byrd)
Saturday May 15
Velocity Dance Center

Round Table Discussion
Sunday May 23 – 2:00pm
Spectrum Dance Theater


Front Row Center

January 17
3Seasons
On the Boards

February 6
Speech and Debate
Seattle Repertory Theater

March 19
Three by Dove
Pacific Northwest Ballet

April 17
13 Ways to Look at a Blackbird
Simple Measures

May 19
Amelia
Seattle Opera

June 10
Joshua Roman
Town Hall