November recap, December calendar, Dance CHAT, and more!
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November Photo Recap

There are so many things to be thankful for this time of year, and at SeattleDances, we couldn't be more grateful for the plethora of dance we saw this past month. There was Kathak and contemporary fusion, thought-provoking and well-crafted independent productions, as well as explorations of emotionsmemory, and beauty. Not to mention the reprisals of PNB powerhouse Emergence and the provocative underworld of KT Niehoff's Glimmer. Click the photos below to read our coverage.



A huge thank you to all who came to our second Dance CHAT last month! Alia Swersky facilitated our conversation and helped us parse out description and opinion and how we find value in work. For more details read our November Recap.

To conclude our conversation Alia left us with a few questions: How are we choosing to watch performance? Why do we go see shows? To support friends, to be moved, to learn something about ourselves? On the other hand, why don’t we go see shows? When there are so many performances happening, how do we choose what to see and what to skip? We'll keep these ideas in mind as we continue to see performance and keep thinking until our next Dance CHAT.

We won't be hosting a Dance CHAT in December, but stay tuned for our next event in January.  


Upcoming Shows


What To See This December

zoe | juniper:  We were. December 3 at the Frye Art Museum
Maureen Whiting: Burden of Joy, 
December 4-5 at ACT Theater
Cornish: New Moves Concert, December 4-5 at Velocity Dance Center
PNB: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker December 4-28 at McCaw Hall
International Ballet Theater Nutcracker, December 5-20 at The Theater at Meydenbauer Center
Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: The Lady of Camellias December 6 at local cinemas
NextFest NW: Next Dance Cinema, December 7 at NW Film Forum
Homo for the Holidays, December 10-27 at West Hall
Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker, December 10-27 at The Triple Door
NextFest NW: Utopia, December 11-13 at Velocity Dance Center

ARC Dance Nutcracker Sweets, December 12-19  at ARC Dance and Shorewood Performing Arts Center
Buttcracker, December 18-20 at The Erickson Theater
Bolshoi Ballet in Cinemas: The Nutcracker, December 20 at local cinemas

Details and more on our 

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Blast from the Past!

Last November, Seattle played host to acclaimed choreographer Tere O'Connor. O'Connor, a recent inductee to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recipient of numerous other choreographic accolades, visited for Irreconcilability, a nine-day blitz of workshops, talks, and performances co-hosted by On the Boards and Velocity Dance Center. O'Connor's vivid and rich world provided ample food for thought and observation. SeattleDances covered the whole visit, leaving us with plenty to muse over. 

Review: Wandering Through Abstraction in Bleed 
"Book Club" Recap: Reconciling O'Connor's World: A Start 
Workshop Recap: "Structure is Everything" 

Photo Credits
Photo Block, clockwise from top:

Meredith Sallee in KT Niehoff’s A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light. Photo by Tim Summers
Pacific Northwest Ballet company dancers in Crystal Pite’s Emergence. Photo by Angela Sterling.
Akram Khan Company in Kaash. Photo by Jean Louis Fernandez
zoe|juniper’s We were. at the Frye. Photo by Arzente Art
Maya Soto and Nico Tower in Inner Galactic. Photo by Joseph Lambert
Trio in Silver by Kim Lusk. Photo by Joseph Lambert of Jazzy Photo
Ryan Vinson in PE|Mo’s Anatomy of an Accident. Photo by Joseph Lambert/Jazzy Photo
Ktisk Contemporary Dance in Beauty Marks. Photo by Maia Veague

Dance CHAT logo designed by Maris Antolin 
Blast from the Past: Tere O’Connor’s BLEED. Photo by Paula Court
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