Mary Murfin Bayley is back in Seattle and writing about dance. Hurray! I just saw this Whim W’Him article of hers on the City Arts Blog.
Seattle Dance Project opens this Friday. Two premieres…by E. Liang, and K. Stowell. More info from their e-mail notice, which I’ve posted below verbatim. (It includes a pay-what-you-will dress rehearsal.) And they’ve a new video on YouTube. More hurrays, and congratulations to Julie Tobiason on that darling new baby of hers!
City Arts Seattle’s February magazine has an article on Chop Shop by Bond Huberman.
And, in the City Arts calendar, they are breaking a bit with traditional Seattle publication hierarchies. More hurrays. Although their calendar does start with Pop Music, after that, the arts are listed alphabetically. I suggested it last month (since I work on the dance calendar for them) and they were brave enough to do it…almost brave enough to go all the way and let pop music take its place among other arts, not above it. Anyways, kudos to them for going as far as they did. May other publications follow suit.
Sokvannara Sar at Vail International Dance Festival,
Philip Glass at the piano (photo © Erin Baiano)
Sokvannara Sar’s photo appeared on the front page of the NYT’s art section the other day. It was the lead-in to an article about New York’s Dance on Camera Festival, as the documentary about this PNB dancer—Dancing Across Borders—opens in NY on the 29th. We saw it here in Seattle first. Thanks, SIFF! (If you click on the link and see a harlequin…that’s Sar.)
A quick check with SIFF re: any more dance-related movies they have planned for us: It’s too soon to tell, they say. Across town, though, Northwest Film Forum is bringing us the restored-print version of Red Shoes, starting February 12.
And, for a little paparazzi-ing...always happy to see Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman…sad to spread gossip if it’s false or hurtful…but most importantly: that’s PNB’s Carrie Imler and Jonathan Porretta in the background of this NY Post pix. Looking forward to seeing them both in Sleeping Beauty, which opens next week.
PNB’s Sleeping Beauty casting is up.
And, Seattle Dance Project info appears below… My goes-to-all-arts-all-the-time friend said that last year’s winter program by Seattle Dance Project was her favorite experience of the entire year.
Seattle Dance Project’s E-mail Notice:
Project Three preview video