Kokoro Dance Photo by Chris Randle The Seattle International Dance Festival closed its first weekend with a flavorful bang on Sunday, June 16, 2013. In… Read More »SIDF Weekend One Closes with Exciting Contrasts
Kathryn Hightower has been dancing for over twenty years. She has practiced ballet, modern, tap, jazz, West African, Hawaiian Hula, salsa, butoh, and Croatian folkdance. After earning her BA in Dance from the University of Washington, she founded two communities: Steel Grace Dance, a rhythm-based performance group, and ISIS: Women Arts Festival, a grassroots collective designed to support female artists of all disciplines. Hightower’s work has been shown at many events throughout the Puget Sound. She is a member of Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble and Maile’s Hula Sisters, and is a resident at Studio Current. As a versatile dancer and gifted teacher, Hightower has taught students, aged 19 months to 60 years, at IslandWood, World Rhythm Festival, Mountlake Terrace Dance Program, Momentum Music and Dance Academy, and more. Additionally, Hightower is a musician, dance writer, poet, singer, and naturopathic medicine student at Bastyr University.
Flamenco artist Ana Montes Photo by Stephanie Zimmerman Perhaps the Seattle dance scene’s best-kept secret is its rich store of traditional dances from around… Read More »Rich Dance Traditions Take the Stage at Folklife
Written by Kathryn Hightower Choreographer Maya Soto in Gathering Bones Photo by Joseph Lambert A primal scream ripped through Seattle on May 18 and 19,… Read More »Gathering the Divine Feminine with Maya Soto
Written by Kathryn Hightower badmarmarDANCE in without context or provocation Photo by Joseph Lambert of Jazzy Photo This was a successful weekend for Seattle modern… Read More »Legg and Martin Split an Exemplary Evening
Written by Kathryn Hightower Performer Vagina Jenkins in Sepia Showcase Photo by Zorn B. Taylor On International Women’s Day, March 8, 2013, the Central District’s… Read More »Subtle Sexiness at Second Sepia Showcase
Written by Kathryn Hightower Tanya Burka as Shamash in Gods of the Night. Photo by Action by Derek photography. A beautiful woman with blue curls, a friendly… Read More »Ancient Storytelling and Dazzling Feats in Gods of the Night
Written by Kathryn Hightower Sarah Poppe of The Stone Dance Collective in Eve, reconsidered by Eva Stone. Chop Shop Contemporary Dance Festival, 2013. Photo by… Read More »Strain and Sparseness at Chop Shop 2013