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october dance: are you ready?


Splash image from Spectrum Dance Theater’s homepage;
their 3-week Studio Series happens in October.
Spectrum Dance Theater company dancers Tory Peil, Joel Myers, Kylie
Lewallen, and Ty Alexander Cheng (Gabriel Bienczycki, Zebra Visual photo)

It’s every man/woman/child for him/herself, folks. The scary-busy October that arts groups have planned for us is finally here. Leaves are not the only things that will be dropping this month. Warm up, stay hydrated, and please note your reactions to the dance you see out there, because, really, there’s so much that most of us won’t be able to get to! Boo? Or, boo-hoo? Or…oh, boy?

October’s schedule follows after the fold. The big, big, big highlight? Pat Graney Company’s remounting of the Faith triptych at On the Boards. But there’s sooooo many close seconds…Like, for example, Spectrum’s Studio Series…. Enjoy!

 ArtsCrush this month… 
Here’s the link to their dance listings:
Pat Graney Company’s Faith Triptych at On the Boards (Tim Summers photo)

The 5th Avenue Theatre:
In the Heights
September 28–October 17
The 5th Avenue Theatre

Century Ballroom:

Cherdonna &  Lou Show’s It’s A Salon!
October 1–16
Century Ballroom

Century Ballroom

View and Chew
October 1  – Bring it On
October 8  – Tango Lesson
October 15 – Top Hat
October 16  – Dirty Dancing Havana Nights
October 17 – Swing Kids
October 31  – Rocky Horror Picture Show
Cornish Dance Theater and the Indeterminacy Ensemble:
MinEvent (Merce Cunningham)—open rehearsal
October 1
Kerry Hall
Cornish Dance Theater and the Indeterminacy Ensemble:
October 8
MinEvent (Merce Cunningham)
Cornish Main Gallery
UW World Series:
Compagnie Jant-Bi
October 7–9
Meany Hall
White Bird Dance: White Bird Dance Series
October 7–9
Lucinda Childs’ DANCE
On the Boards:
Christian Rizzo & l’association fragile’s B.C., janvier 1545, Fontainebleau
Oct 7–10
On the Boards
Spectrum Dance Theater:
The Fall Studio Series Week 1—Relationships
October 8–10
Drastic Cuts: Duet; Soap Box; Sentimental Cannibalism; add’l works TBA
Spectrum Madrona Studio
Spectrum Dance Theater:
The Fall Studio Series Weeks 2 & 3—Peering into the Ballroom: 3 Dances
October 15–24
La Valse; Longing; La Bal Noir
Spectrum Madrona Studio
Men In Dance:
Against the Grain
October 8–17
1st Weekend: Cheryl Johnson, Barry Kerollis, Wade Madsen, David Schleiffers, Eva Stone, Christian Swenson, Olivier Wevers, Deborah Wolf
2nd Weekend: Donald Byrd, Sonia Dawkins, Louis Gervais, Cheryl Johnson, Geoffrey Johnson, Gérard Théorêt, Markeith Wiley, Deborah Wolf
Broadway Performance Hall
Carmona Flamenco:
Marcos, Rubina and David Carmona + Timo Lozano and Ana Montes
October 9
Kirkland Performance Center

Collaboration between Leela Kathak, Urmilla Nagar (New Delhi) and Lelavision
October 9
University of WA /
Oregon Ballet Theatre:
The Sleeping Beauty
October 9–16
Portland, Keller Auditorium
White Bird
Symposium on American Women Choreographers, Past, Present and Future
October 9
Portland – Lincoln Performance Hall, Portland State University

White Bird Dance: White Bird Uncaged

Gallim Dance
October 14–16
UW Chamber Dance:
Extensions: A Centennial Celebration of Alwin Nikolais
October 14–16
Meany Theater
 Josephine’s Echopraxia
October 14-16

Project Space Available

October 14–17
2009 info posted as of Sept 12, but check back
Pacific Northwest Ballet in Victoria:
Dance Victoria
October 15 –16
Royal Theatre, Victoria, British Colombia
Jardí Tancat; Romeo et Juliette Balcony pas de deux;  
Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux; Red Angels; Petite Mort
Raqs Serpentine:
Leyl Al Arab
October 16
Enat Ethiopian Restaurant (Northgate area)
Evergreen City Ballet:
3rd Annual Young Choreographers Showcase
October 16–17
Renton, Evergreen City Ballet Black Box Theatre

October 21 
in Tacoma

On the Boards:

Pat Graney Company’s Faith Triptych
Oct 21–24
On the Boards

Flamenco Gitano  (Eric and Encarnacion)
October 22
at BPH
Christy Fisher 
October 29-30
Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts Community Room

International Ballet Theatre:
October 22–29
Meydenbauer Theatre, Bellevue
The Cabiri:
October 22–31
Devil In the Deep Blue Sea
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Gala Benefit Performance
October 23
Includes guests from Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet British Columbia

Whim W’Him:
Out On A Whim (benefit: silent auction + dinner + hosted cocktails + DJ dance party)
October 23
Capitol Hill artists’ studio
Carmona Flamenco:
Carmonas (Marcos, Rubina and David) + Ana Montes
October 23
Solstice Café
Seattle Early Dance:
Eleventh Annual Costume Ball
October 24
Fun-raiser for Camino Seguro School (Guatemala)
October 27
Vashon Island, Spice Route
StoneDance Productions & The Black Box Theatre:
Chop Shop: NORTHSIDE—A Contemporary Dance Festival
October 30
Spectrum Dance Theater’s Duet from Drastic Cuts
The Stone Dance Collective’s The End of A Year; 
Mark Haim’s Buoyant Despite Slump [with Jim Kent]; 
Khambatta Dance Company; 
Whidbey Island Dance Theatre’s press/release
Coriolis Dance Collective’s work by Gillmer Duran; 
SD/Prism Dance Theatre’s Linkage
Quark Contemporary Dance Theatre’s The Kids’ Table.
Edmonds Community College, The Black Box Theater
On the Boards:
12 Minutes Max [not necessarily dance]
Oct 31–Nov 1
Curated by Sean M. Johnson (visual artist) & Holly Arsenault (theater artist and program manager, Teen Tix)
Audition: Oct 10, 2010