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. [...]

Jessica Lang Dance: Catch It Where You Can

Tesseracts of Time by Jessica Lang Dance Co. Photo by Todd Rosenberg.

While still a young company in its fifth year, Jessica Lang Dance, on tour in Seattle this November, displayed a [...]

It’s Not Too Late: A Primer on White Hostility

Markeith Wiley as Dushawn Brown. Photo by Joseph Lambert.

It’s hard to be interested in anything right now except what’s going on right now. How are we supposed to care [...]

At SOLO(S), one body is all you need

Performer Lindsyanne Owen and Photo by Tim Summers.

Some choreographers need or want a village of people to execute their vision. And then there are others, like Mary [...]

A Torrent of Sound and Energy at The Blues Project

Photo of Dorrance Dance by Christopher Duggan.

It’s not often that Seattle audience goers get to see high caliber tap dancing. However, when the opportunity arises, Seattleites [...]

Constant Flux in Into Ice

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Hands quiver behind white crumpled walls, backlit by stark blue-ish light. Their shadows enlarge as if on the walls of [...]

Pylon II Explores Culture of Surveillance


By now, we’re no strangers to dance works made lamenting the pitfalls of humanity due to the development of technology. [...]

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