cs: a new year, a new website

photo courtesy of Chop Shop

By Rosie Gaynor

Chop Shop: Bodies of Work starts out the new year with a nice new website.

They’re getting ready for their contemporary dance festival in February: 2 nights of performance, plus master classes and discussions, etc. I missed Year #1 and Year #2 (which apparently sold out), but have Year #3’s performance marked in bold on my calendar.

Here’s a quick run-down of the companies presenting at the festival. There’s more info on Chop Shop’s new website.


SD Prism
Spectrum Dance Theater
Quark Contemporary Dance Theatre
The Stone Dance Collective
The Sho
Peninsula Dance Theatre
Seattle Dance Project
Mark Haim


SD Prism
Spectrum Dance Theater
Quark Contemporary Dance Theatre
The Stone Dance Collective
The Sho
The Phffft! Dance Theatre
Coriolis Dance Collective
Whim W’Him

One comment

  1. Here’s a note from ChopShop about their classes…



    On Stage At The Theatre at Meydenbauer

    A unique opportunity to study with some of the leading instructors/choreographers in our region. Classes are open to dancers ages 12+ to adult and require a minimum of two years of training. Classes are taught at an Intermediate/Advanced level. All participants must sign a release form (on the day of the class) and those under 18 years of age must have an adult sign for them. Fees are due on or before time of class. Cash only, please.

    Saturday, February 13th:

    10:30 to 12:00 Contemporary Improvisation Aiko Kinoshita

    12:30 to 2:00 Contemporary Technique Michael Rioux

    3:30 to 5:00 Modern Technique Sonia Dawkins 

    Sunday, February 14th:

10:00 to 11:30 Contact Improvisation Cyrus Khambatta

11:30 to 1:00 Modern Technique Mark Haim


    1 class – $18.00

    3 classes – $45.00

    5 classes – $50.00

    Spots are limited. To reserve your place, please email stonedancecollective@hotmail.com or call 206-799-6004.

    Reading Dance – FREE Event – Sunday, February 14th, 1:00 to 2:00 
 “Reading Dance” is a free event for those who want to learn more about how contemporary work is created and the meaning and imagery within this abstract movement language. Get a “behind the scenes” look at the inspiration and utilization of a choreographer’s artistic processes. Lecture hosted by Eva Stone with choreographers and dancers from the Festival.

    Location: The Theater at Meydenbauer.

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