Dance Tantra presents Nritya Kavya Chitra at Seattle Center this weekend. Director Piyali Biswas De shares what makes this show a must-see, and the historical context behind these dance forms.
Kaitlin McCarthy is a dance artist and journalist based in Seattle, WA. Over the last decade she has written for City Arts Magazine, Dance International Magazine, PublicDisplay.Art, Seattle Magazine, and SeattleDances.com, where she has been the Editorial Director since 2016. During her leadership she grew SeattleDances from a volunteer site to one that paid its writers and staff, and realigned the organization’s mission to focus on local and independent dance that is often passed over by mainstream press. She also spearheaded the DanceCrush Awards, an annual platform for recognizing the accomplishments of dance artists in Seattle that ran 2016-2020. In 2022 she was awarded a fellowship at the Eugene O’Neill Center for Theater, where she studied criticism writing with faculty from the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and many others. Kaitlin’s understanding of dance comes from a lifelong dedication to the field, including a degree in dance from Mount Holyoke College and a 15 year professional performance and choreographic career. More at kaitlinmccarthy.com.
Kaitlin McCarthy meditates on four performances through the lens of “who’s in the room.” Includes Black Collectivity’s To Gather, Velocity’s Hybrid Lab, Four on the Floor’s Good for Her Age, and El Sueño’s Mestizo: Breaking the Caste.
Editor Kaitlin McCarthy shares reflections on the past month of performance in Seattle, along with local dance news from September.
Meditations on Meg Foley’s Carpet Womb and the overlapping worlds of bringing your three year old to a dance performance.
Veteran choreographer Mary Sheldon Scott discusses her decades-long visual art practice, her debut exhibition at the Behnke Gallery, and the lucky accidents that inform her work.
Curated by Christie Zhao and Naomi Blue, last weekend’s 12 Minutes Max delivered eight distinct works rich with personality, purpose, and big ideas.
Creative Dance Center and Kaleidoscope Children’s Dance Company celebrate 40 years and the incredible legacy of radical dance educator Anne Green Gilbert.
Black Collectivity takes inspiration from Seattle’s Black dance legacy to create a stunning new work, bringing historical research into vibrant, living performance.
With the return of several festivals, a bevy of local dance, and four (!!!) Velocity shows, March 2023 may just be the busiest month in Seattle dance history. Here’s everything you need to know.
Dance Church goes national. Velocity’s Artistic Director Fox Whitney steps down. UW dance program overhauls their curriculum. Two Seattle dancers named in Dance Magazine’s 25 to watch. This and more in January’s news roundup!