With 30 years experience making dance work in Seattle, Peggy Piacenza talks process, history, working slowly, and the beginnings of something new.
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.
Shawn Roberts sees dance as a vehicle for healing and becoming—and she’s spent a career bringing that vision to life in Seattle.
A conversation with Markeith Wiley—on their many roles, their remarkable career in art-making, and their hopes for the future.
Meg Fox’s journey to lighting design, thoughts on dance, and her plea for all to be better humans.
Super creatives Noelle Price and Eve Sanford collaborate on a new work for PRICEarts’ upcoming digital season.
New companies! New research platforms! And why Donald Byrd’s Love and Loss was exactly the kind of work we should be seeing at the ballet.
Velocity Artistic Director Erin Johnson discusses this year’s Fall Kick Off, along with take aways from attending the National Dance Presenter’s Forum at Jacob’s Pillow.
Summer dance happenings including Morgan Thorson and No Baby, Mettler Improvisation comes to Seattle in Sept, and thoughts about Men in Dance and Patreon funding.
Britt Karhoff on her experiment to bring community into her solo practice, and returning to dance after giving birth.
Seattle choreographer Donald Byrd receives prestigious award and $275,000 to foster creativity.