Chamber Dance Company’s Snapshot of Postmodern Dance


One great part of the Seattle dance scene is that there is a lot of dance happening: from big shows [...]

Not All Talk at A Rap On Race


Donald Byrd’s work is often a conversation about race, but Spectrum Dance Theater’s A Rap On Race makes the notion [...]

Showing Out Shows Up


In the umbrella term contemporary dance, the word ‘contemporary’ usually refers only to the movement aesthetic, and rarely indicates if [...]

Black Arts Take the Stage at Showing Out


Velocity Dance Center’s Founders Theater was filled to the brim on Sunday, February 28, with faces of the young and [...]

No Longer Invisible in Rambunctious 2.0


This year’s Black History Month has been a busy one nationwide, with conversations on the value of black lives happening [...]

Visions of Utopia At NEXT FEST


Velocity Dance Center Artistic Director Tonya Lockyer often sets an extra challenge for the artists featured in Velocity’s annual NEXT [...]

Au Collective Glitters in GOLD&SKIN


The newly minted Au Collective offered premiers created and performed by their eleven members in a showcase entitled GOLD&SKIN at [...]

Au Builds Community from the Inside Out


It’s a sweltering Sunday evening in July, and Au Collective has already been rehearsing for an hour. The oppressive summer [...]

Mexican/American: A Bridge, Not a Cultural Divide


On a blustery Thursday night, the scent of homemade tamales wafted through Founders Theater at Velocity Dance Center. Nancy Blanco [...]

MID Week 1: A Delightful Feast

Wade Madsen performs his solo Federico
Photo by Colleen Dishy

Seattle’s Against the Grain/Men in Dance Festival is a biennial endeavor of performances exploring, celebrating, and focusing on exactly that: [...]

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