Weekend Preview

Ate9’s Sally meets StuPerforming at the Century Ballroom, Friday November 9

Another chock-full weekend of dance is around the corner! Several shows are reprisals from last weekend or earlier, while others make their first appearance on the scene.

zoe | juniper rehearsal/installation at the Frye Museum this week.Photo by Malcolm Smith.
zoe | juniper: No one to witness and adjust, study #2
November 6–9, 11:00 am–5:00 pm, FryeArt Museum

No one to witness and adjust, no one to drive the car begins as an experiment examining the conflict between our desire to be seen and our fear that we may be exposed and consumed in the process. How does the collision of these tensions affect dynamics of power? zoe | juniper presents four days of open rehearsals and installation performance at the FryeArt Museum this week. This exhibition shows an intimate look at how art is made, in all its tedium. Issues of time, space, and at play are explored deeply, but without façade as every part of the process is on display. The week will conclude with a gallery talk with Ryan Mitchell on Saturday, November 10, at 1:00 pm. Admission to the Frye is always free and open to the public.

Ate9: Sally meets Stu

November 9, 7:30 and 9:30 pm, Century Ballroom

Back by popular demand, former Batsheva dancer Danielle Agami reprises her Seattledebut Sally meets Stu this weekend at the Century Ballroom. A one-night only event, the work is at turns raw, luscious, and witty. A cast of talented dancers displays Agami’s particular brand of elastic and surprising movement. For more information on the company and Agami click here, and to check out the SeattleDances review of Sally’s first iteration, click here. Tickets will sell out so purchase them in advance here.

Drybones Theater/Dance Company in Costly Desires
Drybones Theater/Dance  Company: Costly Desires

November 9 and 10, 8:00 pm,

Greenwood Square

The debut production of Drybones Theater/Dance Company, Costly Desires  is a multi-media meditation on sex trafficking in the United States. Costly Desires follows the lives of two women both sold into the sex trade, their stories unfolding through original film, dance, music, and theater. It is a visual feast that aims to open audiences’ eyes to the struggles of men and women caught up in the sex trade experience every day. Drybones uses live performance to quench the thirst of a culture parched for change. The company is passionate about social justice and using theater to bring about changes in our city and in our culture. All ticket sales will be donated to REST and The Genesis Project, both organizations working to stop sex trafficking in the Seattlearea. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

PNB: All Premiere

November 8–11, McCaw Hall

A rather daring program for the pre-eminent ballet company in the Northwest, it features four works, all making their world premiere. The biggest name on the bill is modern dance legend Mark Morris who presents his first ballet choreographed for PNB’s mainstage productions. The other three works are choreographed by PNB company members: soloist Kiyon Gaines, and corps de ballet members Andrew Bartee, and Margaret Mullin, who are both setting work on the company for the first time. (To learn more about Gaines’ work read our interview with him here). A diverse program, it highlights PNB’s commitment to fostering new choreographic talent as well as commissioning work by already established innovators. To read the SeattleDances review click hereand to see what the New York Times had to say click here. Purchase tickets here.


Lectures/Discussions/Events

Dancers Among Us Book Signing

November 11, 3:15 pm, McCaw Hall, and November 12, 6:30 pm, Elliott Bay Book Company

Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday by Jordan Matter presents one thrilling photograph after another of dancers leaping, spinning, lifting, kicking—but in the midst of daily life: on the beach, at a construction site, in a library, a restaurant, a park. Matter, along with six dancers from Pacific Northwest Ballet who are featured in Matter’s work, will be in Seattle for book signings this weekend. One immediately follows the final PNB showing of All Premiere, at Amusements Gift Shop at McCaw Hall and another is at Elliott Bay Book Company on Monday evening. For more information click here.

A Curated Evening with zoe | juniper

November 10, Cocktails 7:00 pm, Discussion 8:00 pm, Happy Endings Urban Mercantile

1409 East Madison Street

Join zoe | juniper to celebrate the culmination of their week of open rehearsal and installation, Chamber Study #2, at the Frye and discuss their upcoming, multi-faceted project No one to witness and adjust, no one to drive the car. Arrive early to mingle, explore the space, and enjoy a cocktail, then sit down with Zoe, Juniper and OtB’s Artistic Director, Lane Czaplinski, for an intimate conversation on artistic process.