Chop Shop: Bodies of Work, A Contemporary Dance Festival
Chop Shop: Bodies of Work
A Contemporary Dance Festival
at The Theatre at Meydenbauer, Bellevue
Feb. 11th, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Feb. 12th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Now celebrating its FIFTH YEAR, Chop Shop: Bodies of Work is the only annual contemporary dance festival held specifically for the Eastside. Recognized as one of the most important dance events of the year, Chop Shop serves up a unique and prolific sampling of contemporary dance from leading national and international award-winning dance makers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The Festival features master classes and lectures by the Artistic Directors and Choreographers from the Festival as well as FREE community outreach programs (the Experience Dance Project in partnership with The City of Bellevue) geared to enhance the viewer's experience. The Chop Shop Contemporary Dance Festival is dedicated to bringing great dance work to both new and seasoned audiences through experience, education and performance.
Though each company presented possesses their own individual voice, they are all united in the contemporary language of dance and its power to stir the senses through the visceral moving image. This event sells out! Get your tickets now!
More info at www.chopshopdance.org (and a cool Promo!)
2012 Performing Artists:
Spectrum Dance Theater (Seattle) Artistic Director, Donald Byrd
Northwest Dance Project (Portland, OR) Artistic Director, Sarah Slipper
Adam Barruch Dance (New York) Artistic Director, Adam Barruch
MOVE: the company (Vancouver, B.C) Artistic Director, Josh Beamish
The Stone Dance Collective (Eastside) Artistic Director, Eva Stone
Penny Hutchinson (Bellingham)
SANDSTROMMOVEMENT (Seattle) Artistic Director, Ellie Sandstrom
Jason Ohlberg (Seattle)
Bellingham Repertory Dance (Bellingham)
Khambatta Dance Company (Seattle) Artistic Director, Cyrus Khambatta
BodyVox (Portland, OR) Dance For Film. Artistic Directors, Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland
Meet the Artists and discover how contemporary dance is created!
Free "Reading Dance" Lecture on Sunday, Feb. 12th at 1:00 pm in the Theatre. Open to the public.
Master classes offered by the Artistic Directors to be held on stage at the Theater at Meydenbauer on 2/11/12 and 2/12/12. Please see website or call 206.799.6004 for more information.
"...visually stunning....emotionally charged...." Seattle Met,10 Best Things to Do This Weekend