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Weekend Preview

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Another full weekend of dance is just around the corner! On the line-up are a few reprisals from last weekend (in case you didn’t catch them yet) and several new shows to check out as well.

The Cabiri: Beneath a Wing Darkened Sky

October 19–21 and 26–28, 7:30 pm, Youngstown Cultural ArtsCenter

The Cabiri performance troupe presents their annual Halloween-themed production of Ghost Game, this year with an avian theme. The program will feature five vignettes of feathered creatures, all accompanied by original compositions by Seattle-based musician and composer Vasilis J. Fotopolous. Price of admission includes dessert from local bakeries including Dilettante Mocha Café and Sugar Rush Baking Company. A variety of seating options are available including VIP seating, premier seating, and single tickets, and range in price from $35 to $100. Due to mature subject matter, guests under 16 years of age will not be admitted. To purchase tickets click here.

Men in Dance Festival, Weekend Two

October 19–21, 8:00 pm, Broadway Performance Hall

The second weekend of this bi-annual festival features several of the same works as last weekend, plus a few extras. The repeats include works by Deb Wolf, Wade Madsen, Jason Ohlberg, and Chris Montoya of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Rounding out the program is a solo on PNB dancer Andrew Bartee, choreographed by Olivier Wevers and set to “Bolero,” as well as works from Ohio-based Inlet Dance Theater, and Californian Joshua D. Romero. For more info and to purchase tickets visit For our review of last week’s MID click hereand to see what the Seattle Times had to say click here.

Christopher McCallister and Markeith Wiley in

Deborah Wolf’s Crash of Days

Photo by Colleen Dishy


Amy O’Neal

October 19–21, 8:00 pm, VelocityDanceCenter

With packed houses last weekend, this performance has already closed online sales for this coming weekend. In The Most Innovative, Daring and Original Piece of Dance/Performance You Will See this Decade, Amy O’Neal/tinyrage presents a solo work bringing issues of sexism, racism, the meaning of authenticity, and what it means to work as an artist today, to the forefront. Check out SeattleDances’ review hereor a few other thoughts on the work, click here. Tickets are only available in person, when the box office opens at 7:30 each evening.

CityArts Fest

October 17–20

A panoply of artistic events from big-name concerts to poetry readings to genre bending multi-disciplinary shows, CityArts Fest is taking Seattle’s art scene by storm in its third year. Though its dance events may not be the festival’s largest attraction, it’s still offering a line-up of some of Seattle’s most buzz-worthy choreographers. See below for more details.

Genre Bender

October 20 8:00 pm

Five teams of interdisciplinary artists who haven’t collaborated together will expand their horizons and create work that is challenging both to themselves and for the audience at Culture Club. Featuring: Kate Wallich & Meghann Sommer; Susan Robb & DK Pan; Pol Rosenthal & Rosette Royale; Graham Downing & Anthony Sonnenberg; ParisHurley & Jody Kuehner. Tickets available at:

Zoe | Juniper: Kate & Zoe

October 19–20 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm

A living-room-sized piece inspired by childhood voyeurism, audience members become Peeping Toms, peering at the dancers (Zoe Scofield and Kate Wallich) through the windows of a private home, with video projections by Juniper Shuey. This is an 18+ show. Tickets available at:

Danielle Agami Ate9: Dance in a

Public Place

October 20 8:00 pm

Those adventurous patrons who seek out this special performance will encounter a crowded location, find a spot to stand, and wait to see what is revealed through the crowd. This is a 21+ show. Tickets at:

Lingo Productions & Jill Donnelly: Emerald City – I have to be Seen in Green

October 20 7:00 pm, 7:45 pm, 8:30 pm, 9:15 pm, and 10:00 pm 

Lingo Productions joins forces with haute couture trendsetter and curator Jill Donnelly at her iconic boutique, Baby&Co. Together they will create an immersive dance/party/spectacle, with Musician Ivory Smith. This is a 21+ event. Tickets available at:


If you’re interested in joining the conversation about dance and some of the prevalent issues in the field, check out these lectures and discussion happening around town this weekend:

Donald Byrd and Dance Theatre  of Harlem

October 19, 6:30 pm, Spectrum Dance Studio Theater

In their triumphant return to Seattle November 16–17, 2012, DTH will perform Donald Byrd’s Contested Space, along with a premiere of Far But Close, and DTH signature Gloria. Spectrum Dance Theater is hosting a conversations with Artistic Director, Donald Byrd, and a sneak peek at exclusive rehearsal from DTH. Joining the discussion by Skype is DTH Artistic Director, Virginia Johnson, and Far But Close choreographer, John Alleyne. Tickets are free. Refreshments will be served. RSVP required. Click here to make your reservation. Attendees of this program will be offered a discount to DTH performances. 

Dance Theater of Harlem
Photo by Rachel Neville
What We Talk About When We Talk About…

October 20, 2:00–6:00 pm, Velocity Founders Theater

WWT@WWT@ is an interdisciplinary conversation with choreographer Zoe Scofield about creative process. It is an opportunity for artists of different disciplines to share their current creative thinking, and to bring their unique lenses to experiencing and talking about each others’ work. Artists and attendees will engage in constructive dialogue co-moderated by Velocity Artist-in-Residence, Zoe Scofield (zoe|juniper) and Brian Rogers, Artistic Director of The Chocolate Factory (NYC). This is a free event.

Coming Up:

Kidd Pivot: The Tempest Replica

October 23–25, 8:00 pm, On the Boards

In a mid-week show, Kidd Pivot returns to the On the Boards stage with the West Coast premiere of The Tempest Replica, the newest work from renowned choreographer Crystal Pite. Here, Pite marries theater and dance in a game of revenge and forgiveness, reality and imagination, all based on motifs from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Tickets are sold out for the Tuesday and Thursday performances, but may still be available for Wednesday here.