An international breakdance battle with a $3,000 dollar prize! $12-$15.
Teenage members of Velocity and STG's Youth Dance Collective showcase their work. $5 suggested.
Choreography and performance from students at Cornish. $5.
In 2010, a man named Clay Duke walked into a Florida school board meeting and fired a dozen rounds, hitting nobody. After being shot several times by a security guard, Duke shot himself in the head. Using this event as a starting point, local choreographer and filmmaker Dayna Hanson assembled a group of collaborators (including Sarah Rudinoff, Wade... more » $12-$20.
"This is the annual collaboration between Northwest Film Forum and Velocity Dance Center showcasing contemporary dance on film, from video recordings of staged work to choreography created specifically for the camera to animation and beyond. Tonight’s program features work from Seattle, Bellingham, NYC, Italy, and Denmark; tomorrow night’s program... more » $11-$16.
A child-friendly version of the holiday classic performed by the students of the ARC School of Ballet. $10-$15.
Another Nutcracker. Explicitly family-oriented. $15-$20.
Pacific Northwest Ballet's annual return to the rat-riddled Christmas classic about heroic kitchen gadgetry. $28-$121.
This Afro-Brazilian dance company will premiere Sem Mim, "inspired by the sea and the songs of medieval Galician-Portuguese troubadours," and O Corpo, "exploring ideas about movement and the human body." $38-$52.
UW School of Dance faculty showcase their choreographic erudition with a program of varied performances. $8-$10.
Sex, love, and raw physicality are the themes of this dance performance with pop sounds by Montreal-based Frédérick Gravel and the Grouped’ArtGravelArtGroup. $12-$25.
The Bridge Project is one of Velocity Dance Center's great gifts to the city—you want to find the next important dancer or choreographer (or musician or designer or filmmaker) in this town? That person might be here. This will, as usual, be four new works created in three "pressure-cooker" weeks by emerging artists. $12-$18.
A second course of Tchaikovsky will follow Pacific Northwest Ballet's run of Nutcracker. This classic story of romance and slumber reinforces the important message to children of all ages: You don't have to be awake to be beautiful. $28-$125.
A world premiere by contemporary choreographer Kate Wallich, her company the YC, and Pacific Northwest Ballet's Andrew Bartee, commissioned by Velocity Dance Center. It promises deconstructed ballet duets, droning synth chords, and "the saccharine glitter of youthful bliss and its backstabbing ferocity." $15-$20.
Presented by the choreographers, dancers, and designers of the UW School of Dance. $8-$18.
In this full-length solo live performance, expect psychedelic superfreak Queen Shmooquan to conjure bright colors and new, surreal images as she "dances, sings, eats, and heals." $18-$20.
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 choreography by Rainbow Fletcher and her team of dancers and designers (often the dan... more » $10-$45.