For the past several weeks, Seattle artists and art-lovers have convened at the Frye Art Museum to get to know this year’s finalists for the Stranger Genius Awards. The trip has been full of surprises (Geniuses say the darndest things), and tonight we’ll get to know three titans of Seattle dance: Amy O’Neal, the duo Zoe Scofield/Juniper Shuey, and Pat Graney. Topics to be discussed: the ethics of sampling, birds and spiders, rejection, what kinds of bodies people like to watch, choreographing in prison, mythological violence, the American South, and a utopian housing project involving artists and ex-prisoners. Plus, you know, dance. UPDATE: This showcase is sold out! Please join us at the Genius Awards on September 28. (, $10, 21+)

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