April recap, May calendar, and more!
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April Photo Recap

April provided a little bit of everything, making it a busy and exciting performance month! Seattle stages were host to everything from the pinnacle of classical dance to intergalactic contemporary ballet, from intimate duets to intrepid solos, and work that told storiesInstagrammed, and bunny-hopped. Click the photos to read SeattleDances' coverage.

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Upcoming Shows


What To See This May

Girl Gods: Work In Progress, May 7 at Century Ballroom
Ktisk Contemporary Dance, May 8-9 at Velocity Dance Center
Kaleidoscope in Concert, May 8-10 at Broadway Performance Hall
House of Verlaine: L'Edition Noir, May 9 at the Triple Door (read the preview)
UW MFA Dance Concert, May 13-17 at Meany Studio Theater
Pilobolus, May 14-16 at Meany Hall
Arte Flamenco Profundo, May 15 at The Royal Room
One Day Pina Asked..., May 18 at Northwest Film Forum
ilvs strauss: MANIFESTO, May 22-24 at Velocity Dance Center
Northwest Folklife, May 22-25 at Seattle Center
Pacific Northwest Ballet: Carmina Burana, May 29-June 7 at McCaw Hall
Whim W'Him: XPOSED, May 29-31 at Cornish Playhouse

Details and more on our Calendar

Is your upcoming show on the calendar? Email your press release and show info to

Blast from the Past!

Last April saw SeattleDances' first guest editorial by dance artists Shannon Stewart and Mary Margaret Moore. They detailed their experiences of working with acclaimed choreographer Deborah Hay as part of her Solo Performance Commissioning Project. The two performed their solos in a shared evening at Washington Hall.
Photo Credits
Photo Block, clockwise from top:

Spectrum Dance Theater in Donald Byrd's Carmina Burana at the Moore Theater, April 23-26. Photo by Tino Tran
Louis Gervais in shapeshifter at Velocity Dance Center, April 10-12. Photo by Tim Summers
Gabrielle Gainor and Kai Berkedal in Jessica Zoller’s As Felt in the Wrists and Neck at RDC3 at Velocity Dance Center, April 3-5. Photo by Matt Goodwin
Hanna Benn in Alice Gosti's How to become a partisan, April 25 at St. Mark's Cathedral. Photo by Tim Summers
Lyon Opera Ballet in Benjamin Millepied’s 
Sarabande at UW's Meany Hall, April 16-18. Photo by Michel Cavalca
Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Carla Körbes in Kent Stowell’s 
Swan Lake at McCaw Hall, April 10-19. Photo by Angela Sterling
Coriolis Dance in Unfixed Arias at Open Flight Studio, April 10-19. Photo by Bret Doss
Kate Wallich and Waldean Nelson in 
Splurge Land at On the Boards, April 2-5. Photo by Tim Summers
Maria Tallchief. Photo courtesy of Northwest Film Forum/The estate of George Platt Lynes/The George Balanchine Trust/New York City Ballet Archives
Jim Kent and Dylan Ward in Dogged at Gay City Arts, April 9-19. Photo by Robert Roth
same.other.known by Kimberly Holloway at Converge at Velocity Dance Center, April 24-25. Photo by Jazzy Photo
Blast from the Past: Shannon Stewart and Mary Margaret Moore. Photo by Jeff Huston
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