Five New Offerings in DUST

Olivia Fauver and Stacy Brenner in Ashleigh Miller's Fragments and Broken Pieces from Brain Is A Radio. Photo by Jazzy Photo.

Every artist begins a work with a series of ideas. While sometimes it is the desire that a work comes [...]

Nomads: Not all who wander are lost

Photo by Serge Gubelman.

At a time when thousands of refugees fill our media and our minds with grim images, it’s a challenge to [...]

Gilded Magic in PNB’s Cendrillon

The Fairy (guest artist April Ball) and the Prince (Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer James Moore). Photo © Angela Sterling.

“Don’t get me wrong, I love Disney.” So begins Artistic Director Peter Boal’s “Director’s Notebook” for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s production [...]

Group Dynamics in Whim’s Sensation

Tori Peil in Olivier Wever's Catch and Release. Photo by Bamberg Fine Art.

It was January 20, 2017. While the mood on the streets may have been somber, inside the packed Cornish Playhouse, [...]

Giselle Deconstruct: A Survival Story

Photo by Tim Summers.

What is romantic about madness, grief, anxiety, and suicide? Nothing, Veronika Lee-Baik communicates with Giselle Deconstruct, an evening-length work which [...]

A “Glimpse” into the Underscore

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It’s not often you get to study with the originator of a form, but the relatively recent innovation of Contact [...]

New Dimensions in Next Dance Cinema

A film still from Bodies and Space and Place and Home directed by Sarah C Prinz.

Next Fest NW’s 2016 theme of pastFORWARD happens to coincide with a time of great change and uncertainty. The past [...]

Land of the Sweets: A Burlesque Tradition

Photo by POC Photo.

Attention readers: To all those tired of the Nutcracker—whether that’s performing the Nutcracker, watching the Nutcracker, or feeling weary from [...]

Unmasking Effort at NextFest

Syniva Whitney and Will Courtney in The Renovation. Photo by Tim Summers.

Visible effort has rarely been considered a compliment when it comes to watching professional dance performances. Because it might threaten [...]

The Snowman Stirs Memories of Beloved Children’s Holiday Classic

Thomas Phelan as The Cheeky Reindeer and Vanessa Hsu & Katie Zhao as The Behaving Reindeer. Photo by Andrew Ness.

City Opera Ballet has restored its 2007 rendition of The Snowman, based on the cherished children’s book by Raymond Briggs. [...]

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