DanceCrush

The 2019 DanceCrush Celebration!
Saturday, January 18 2020 at Erickson Theater

2019 DanceCrushes will be announced in early December, 2019.
If you’d like to nominate an artist or production for our Reader’s Choice Award, see details HERE.

The 2018 DanceCrushes were:

Black Bois for choreography and performance (Read DanceCrush Feature)
Oleaje Flamenco for exquisite artistry
Tequila con miel y limón for choreography and performance (Read DanceCrush Feature)
Amy J Lambert for use of humor in choreography (Read DanceCrush Feature)
A Dance for Dark Horses  for choreography and performance
(Read DanceCrush Feature)
Noelle Price for using dance to raise mental health awareness
(Read DanceCrush Feature)
Still Wonder Full for choreography and performance
(Read DanceCrush Feature)
And our Reader’s Choice Award:
Kimberly Holloway  for performance (Read DanceCrush Feature)

About DanceCrush

DanceCrush is SeattleDance’s program designed to recognize and support achievements in local dance. Started in 2016, SeattleDances annually honors dancers, choreographers, and productions we have a total crush on. The aim of DanceCrush is not to identify an objective “best,” but rather to recognize local artists making thoughtful, ambitious work. It is our hope that these recognitions will help promote individual artists and create prestige for the dance community as a whole among other arts genres. Because SeattleDances aims to empower community voices, one DanceCrush is the Reader’s Choice Award, picked from nominations submitted by the Seattle dance community and viewers.

But aside from our affections, what will recipients of a DanceCrush receive? Each artist will be honored at the DanceCrush Celebration, receive an honorarium, and be featured in an article on published throughout the year on the SeattleDances site – an effort to sustain dialogue and publicity surrounding their work.

Nico Tower receives her DanceCrush award. Photo by Brian Aher.

The 2017 DanceCrushes were:

Daniel Costa  for performance and community presence
The beginnings of an emergent truth about whipped cream (Lauren Linder) for thoughtful use of props (Read DanceCrush Feature)
The Purple Lemonade Collective for their fierce performances all over the city
(Read DanceCrush Feature)
The SOLO(s) Project (Mary Sheldon Scott) for choreography and performance
(Read DanceCrush Feature)
Nia-Amina Minor for her performance in Spectrum Dance Theatre’s SHOT
Theory 11: Study Two (Marlo Ariz) for performance and choreography
(Read DanceCrush Feature)
one great, bright, brittle alltogetherness (Cherdonna) for ambitious vision and outstanding production
Isla (Cameo Lethem) for choreography and performance (Read DanceCrush Feature)
And our Reader’s Choice Award:
Nico Tower  for being a multi-disciplinary Seattle dance super-hero
(Read DanceCrush Feature)

2016 DanceCrush Celebration. Photo by Warren Woo.

2016 DanceCrushes were:

Randy Ford for powerful performance (Read DanceCrush Feature)
Palms for incredible design (Read DanceCrush Feature)
A Glimmer of Light or Skin or Hope for outstanding overall production
(Read DanceCrush Feature)
This and This Too for performance and choreography 
(Read DanceCrush Feature)
Cold Side (of the Pillow)  for performance and choreography
(Read DanceCrush Feature)
Anatomy of an Accident for potent melding of theatre and dance 
(Read DanceCrush Feature)
an attic an exit for performance and choreography (Read DanceCrush Feature)
Black Like Me for performance and choreography (Read DanceCrush Feature)
And our Reader’s Choice Award:
What’s Poppin’ Ladiez? for trail-blazing community organizing 
(Read DanceCrush Feature)

The Palms team poses for a photo at the 2016 DanceCrush Celebration. Photo by Warren Woo.