Note-worthy items and hot takes from a busy June: Lynn Tofil, Cameo, NWNW, new companies, and more.
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.
A mad-dash summary of Seattle dance happenings! Upcoming events and musings on the recent past from SD Editor Kaitlin McCarthy.
2018 DanceCrush Dani Tirrell discusses the inspiration for new work, FagGod, premiering May 16.
There’s only a few more days to catch Peggy Piacenza’s exquisite and intimate film installation and accompanying performance.
Meet new faces: Catherine Nueva España at Velocity and Yurie Nishi at Spectrum, and learn about Laura Carella’s climbing/dance crossover performance.
PNB’s Sleeping Beauty gives the opportunity to imagine a previous era, and to reflect on the choreography through a contemporary perspective.
The next chapter of Homo for the Holidays keeps the Capitol Hill tradition alive.
Kaitlin McCarthy’s personal reflection on Petra Zanki’s 2015 PACES, which shows at Yellow Fish on August 28.
Lauren Linder curates an evening of duets, highlighting themes of collaboration.
Marlo Ariz learns to trust herself, let go, and rebuild. Her new work premieres at BOOST Festival this weekend.