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Seattle International Dance Festival Winter Mini-Fest
February 21 @ 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, happening 4 times
Seattle-based Khambatta Dance Company collaborates with South Korean dance companies Braveman and Unplugg
February 21 & 22 @ 8pm – Unplugged Bodies presents Two Bodies, an intensely physical dialogue between two outstanding performers. It depicts human nature and relationships through movement and objects, revealing the strong and the weak, the desire to dominate, and a primal need inside of each human. Khambatta Dance Company presents a new work, Crowd Control, inspired by growing human movements responding to restrictive social policies around the world. Caution tape, stretched across the theater (and out the door) as the piece progresses, restricts the dancer’s physical space. The lines are drawn, as they engage with the emotional subtext of repression. Responding to the emergent nature of frustration resulting from infringement on one’s personal human rights, whether in Hong Kong, the U.S. or elsewhere, the piece combines KDC’s split-second timing, athletic physicality and oddly recognizable movement motifs drawn from current issues.
February 28 & 29 @ 8pm – Khambatta Dance Company presents a reworking of its SIDF hit, Begin. Again., described by some as ‘primal, fluid organic structures that seem to open and close like they were breathing.’ Jaewoo Jung, dancer and artistic director of Braveman, presents his solo, Uninhabited Island. This piece reflects the process, struggles and survival of all those on the island of loneliness, in-and-out of the real world and the living. It deals with the fact of humans as lonely social animals. Additionally, the second weekend premieres an exciting and suspense-worthy, as yet untitled collaboration. It combines eight KDC and Unplugged Bodies dancers to create a new piece in just six days.