A Spellbinding Contemporary Seattle Dance Festival
CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work
Theatre at Meydenbauer
11100 NE 6th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
February 13th, 7:30 pm
February 14th, 3 pm
Student / Senior: $23
General Admission: $28
Entrancing, thrilling, moving. Ethereal, forceful, beautiful. Dance can be so many things, all of which impact the audience in profound ways. That's what sets the art form apart from others - it employs the body to stir emotion in fleeting movements, uniting stage and audience for a shared experience that impacts all involved. Many have fallen in love with dance on TV, but nothing compares to beholding profound pieces in person. Bringing together some of the best choreographers and performers from the Pacific Northwest and Canada, CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work is one of the most recognized contemporary dance festivals in Seattle, and beyond - just ten minutes from our hotel.
Breathtaking Performances from Ten Companies
Celebrating its ninth annual installment, CHOP SHOP is dedicated to presenting award-winning numbers from both emerging and established artists, thoughtfully arranged in a program that highlights and enhances the impact of each piece. This year, the festival makes for a dance lover's perfect date night, or Valentine's Day afternoon. Here's a taste of what's gracing the stage:
- Tony-nominated choreographer Donald Byrd's Spectrum Dance Theater.
- An exploration of familial struggles in What We Have, by Catapult Dance.
- Kyra Jean Green's otherworldy search for self, Eytan.
- A cast of 17 dancers in TECTONIC MARROW SOCIETY's The Architecture of Being.
- The sensory explosion of Barbarian Princess by LED.
- An intimate, revealing solo to spoken word by Alexander Pham.
- Liz Houlton and Dancers stand up against the beauty industry's treatment of women.
- Eastside Seattle's own company, The Stone Dance Collective.