The Stranger Genius Award-nominated company zoe|juniper presents an open performance where the audience experiences the show from a new perspective: the floor. Free.
Choreographer Iyun Ashani Harrison (Julliard, National Dance Theater Company of Jamaica, Ballet Hispanico of New York, Ailey II) presents four new dances, two of which were created in collaboration with Seattle composers Ben Morrow and William Hayes. $15-$20.
An encore of the 10-year anniversary performance of artistic director Donald Byrd's first Spectrum Dance Theater's creation, a rumination on the post–9/11 American landscape. $20-$25.
A tribute to George Balanchine curated by artistic director Peter Boal, this triple bill features a world premiere from Christopher Wheeldon, the return of Agon (a 1957 avant-garde ballet by “Mr. B,” now staged by Francia Russell), and the last third of Balanchine’s Jewels series, entitled Diamonds. $28-$173.
A world premiere work developed with Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Black Swan Lab featuring live musical renditions of Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe-settings of poet Heinrich Heine's Lyrisches Intermezzo. $20-$25.
Dancers from Seattle and the rest of the country perform new work by well-known choreographers. $12-$18.
"The Can Can Castaways, as we've often said in The Stranger, are like a gateway drug for modern dance. People show up at the subterranean, red-lit bar, order a few drinks, expect to see some hardbodies dancing—and they get that. But what they also get is the expert choreographer by Rainbow Fletcher and her team of dancers and designers (often the dancers are the designers) who create dreamscapes from the Moulin Rouge to a bondage club in Tokyo. Fletcher and her team have also performed at On the Boards and other, more august venues, and their marriage of artistry and sensuality is excellent." (Brendan Kiley) $10-$45.