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Kaitlin McCarthy

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.

DANCE FOR FALASTEEN

On April 21 the community came together to raise money for Camps Breakerz and to engage in education and solidarity with Palestine. Organizer Charlotte Yun talks about the event, and how liberation movements and dance are connected.

FORM AND EXHALTATION

From the simple and restrained to the cosmic in scale, PNB’s triple bill The Season’s Canon meditates on the spiritual experience through form.

REACH ACROSS THE RIFT

Supporting one another is in. Scarcity mindset is out. Attempting to parse what is healed in The Seattle Project’s HERE BECAUSE.

WHO’S IN THE ROOM

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.

CARPET WOMB

Meditations on Meg Foley’s Carpet Womb and the overlapping worlds of bringing your three year old to a dance performance.

SHORT PIECES, BIG IDEAS

Curated by Christie Zhao and Naomi Blue, last weekend’s 12 Minutes Max delivered eight distinct works rich with personality, purpose, and big ideas.