Seattle International Dance Festival – Beyond the Threshold

June 13-22 (see show times below)

at Raisbeck Hall

International Series Weekend 1 - The first weekend including groups from Brazil, France, and an international collaboration between China, Peru, Germany and Seattle with six companies work presented in two different programs.

Spotlight on Seattle - brings three dance icons to curate their view of the Seattle dance scene, offering an award of $500 for artistic development each night to the winning artists.  2014 curators are Andrew Bartee, choreographer and dancer (PNB/WHIM W’HIM) Jerome Aparis/Massive Monkees, B-boy provocateur and founder, and KT Niehoff Choreographer and directer of Seattle-based, Lingo Dance.

International Series Weekend 2 - The second of two weekends of national and international companies from India, Romania, Philadelphia, and a unique Seattle-based collaboration bringing the best of ballet and street dance together featuring Ezra Thomson (PNB) and Jerome Aparis with the Massive Monkees.

Seattle International Dance Festival FRI, JUNE 13, 8:00PM – 9:30PM

Friday, June 13 at 8:00pm

at Raisbeck Hall
June 13

PAULO LIMA/EXPERIMENTUS (Fortaleza, Brazil)

Up and coming stars from Fortaleza perform work entitled “The Grey Color of Things,” inspired by the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer.

KHAMBATTA DANCE COMPANY (Seattle)

The company returns from its Pacific Northwest/India tour of “Vice and Virtue “to present its’ last Seattle performances. The work twists a hypnotic human tale of yearning, addiction and desire.

Seattle International Dance Festival SAT, JUNE 14, 8:00PM – 9:30PM

Saturday, June 14 at 8:00pm

at Raisbeck Hall
June 14

PAULO LIMA/EXPERIMENTUS (Fortaleza, Brazil)

Up and coming stars from Fortaleza perform work entitled “The Grey Color of Things,” inspired by the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer.

KHAMBATTA DANCE COMPANY (Seattle)

The company returns from its Pacific Northwest/India tour of “Vice and Virtue “ to present its’ last Seattle performances. The work twists a hypnotic human tale of yearning, addiction and desire.

Seattle International Dance Festival SUN, JUNE 15, 7:30PM – 9:00PM

Sunday, June 15 at 7:30pm

at Raisbeck Hall
June 15

JIMU MAKURUMBANDI (Harare, Zimbabwe) 

he artist presents a contemporary solo inspired by traditional Zimbabwean dance accompanied by two drummers.

 

 CHÉVERE / RE:FLEXION DANCE / VERSION EXCURSION (China/Peru/Germany/Seattle)

Mixing media and cultures, the choreographers Erin Boyt (Seattle), Daphne Ma (China, Peru, Seattle), and Constanze Villines (Germany, Seattle) present two works with their respective companies:  “Traducción/Translation” - a cross-cultural collaborative piece performed on two continents about being amongst strangers and “Graceland” - inspired by a long ago trip to Africa.

Seattle International Dance Festival TUE, JUNE 17, 7:30PM – 9:00PM

Tuesday, June 17 at 7:30pm

at Raisbeck Hall

June 15

Curated by Andrew Bartee, including artists: 

CABINFEVER presents "Scrapping for Joy," a piece about swaying from side to side with someone else. 

COLLEEN MCNEARY performs Scene Study #1 which tells the story of a young girl’s life through her daydreams and nightmares.

GENDERTENDER the Seattle based interdisciplinary performance project that began out of the desire to make work in a safe and rigorous environment for trans*, queer*, questioning and allied artists. Artists include, Christine Abdale, Eric Eugene Aguilar, Ava Cole, Loren Othon, Will Courtney and Syniva Whitney.

Seattle International Dance Festival WED, JUNE 18, 7:30PM – 9:00PM

Wednesday, June 18 at 7:30pm

at Raisbeck Hall

June 15

Curated by Jerome Aparis/Massive Monkees, including artists: 

3RD SHIFT DANCE , a contemporary jazz company performs Timeless Dream, looking at the hopes, frustrations, and the needed continuation for advancement in the civil rights movement.

CORIOLIS  presents selections from Unfixed Arias about the vast nothingness of space and the incomprehensibly dense compaction of matter at the center of the black hole of a dying start.

KTISK DANCE  presents Head Forward Moving Backward, a sinuous and circular movement journey, walking the line between here and there caught in a continuum of wants adn fears.

LILLIANNA KOLEDIN  presents a trio, Rose Colored Glasses, danced to French cafe music and infused with whimsy and romance, transporting the audience to another time and place.

RE:FLEXION DANCE  presents Spieluhr (Musicbox) - The Potential of You and Me and Cosmo Nostro navigates two women’s' explorations through friendship and sexuality, and one woman's discovery of her place in the world.

SKOLDS  presents a Neo-Modern dance work of accelerating proportions, featuring musical composition by Spekulation and the dancers of Serendipity Dance Brigade.

SUZANNA AND FRIENDS  presents a contemporary fusion of Belly Dance, a global exploration of dance without sound and borders.

MARLO MARTIN/BADMARMAR  presents its latest work after a short reprieve.

Seattle International Dance Festival THUR, JUNE 19, 7:30PM – 9:00PM

Thursday, June 19 at 7:30pm

at Raisbeck Hall

June 15

Curated by KT Niehoff, including artists:

BIANCA CABRERA returns to Seattle with her most recent California premiere, “Charge”, which thrusts formality and rebellion at one another while rubbing simplicity all over complexity

JODY KUEHNER (AKA CHERDONNA SHINATRA)  performs Snap Happy, an investigation of investigating and an attempt to invest in all that is vesting in and around gating with respect to the tigation and inveting vesti tiga v vestgatignatingsesting. 

EMILY SFERRA  presents physical work inspired by the quote: "I want to unfold. I don't want to stay folded anywhere, because where I am folded, there I am a lie. " - Rainer Maria Rilke

MAYA SOTO presents GO Stop Falling an athletic rhythmically driven contemporary dance with a cast of powerful dancers reflecting the interior landscape of the modern super woman.

ALIA SWERSKY  performs Beauty, a solo exploration addressing her relationship to beauty as a dancer, as a mother, and as a woman approaching 40. The piece seeks to illuminate that beyond its many external facets, beauty exists as a myriad of sensations in the body.

MARKEITH WILEY  performs, Self-Titled Mixed Tape vol. 4 a fiction/non fiction dance theater work that explores his past, present and future as a functioning member of society. He will touch on race, sex, money and love. Be prepared to participate...Maybe.

Seattle International Dance Festival FRI, JUNE 20, 8:00PM – 9:30PM

Friday, June 20 at 8:00pm

at Raisbeck Hall
June 20

EZRA THOMSON (Pacific Northwest Ballet/Seattle) AND JEROME APARIS WITH THE MASSIVE MONKEES (Seattle) collide Ballet and Street Dance, collaborating to present a never before seen festival commission between these two premiere artists in their field. Don’t miss this unique and unusual opportunity to witness this groundbreaking meeting of minds.

 

SUMEET NAGDEV DANCE ARTS (MUMBAI, INDIA) presents the U.S. premieres of “Saki Naki,” a piece about the directors interaction with a homeless person over one year and “Talkative Dancer” a humorous work parodying contemporary dance.

Seattle International Dance Festival SAT, JUNE 21 , 8:00PM – 9:30PM

Saturday, June 21 at 8:00pm

at Raisbeck Hall
June 15

GABRIELLE REVLOCK AND NICOLE BINDLER (Philadelphia, PA) perform "I made this for you with members of the Seattle dance community. The work is a raucous, playful yet earnest dance about audience engagement and community building.

 

CRISTINA LILIENFELD (BUCHAREST, ROMANIA) presents an intimate one-woman work questioning the concept of the "female body" in society today. She exposes the nakedness of the body and asks spectators to write what they think of her on her body - a vulnerable and ultimately powerful work.

Seattle International Dance Festival SUN, JUNE 22 , 7:30PM – 9:00PM

Sunday, June 22 at 7:30pm

at Raisbeck Hall
June 15

GABRIELLE REVLOCK AND NICOLE BINDLER (Philadelphia, PA) perform "I made this for you with members of the Seattle dance community. The work is a raucous, playful yet earnest dance about audience engagement and community building.

 

CRISTINA LILIENFELD (BUCHAREST, ROMANIA) presents an intimate one-woman work questioning the concept of the "female body" in society today. She exposes the nakedness of the body and asks spectators to write what they think of her on her body - a vulnerable and ultimately powerful work.


Raisbeck Hall

2015 Boren Ave.
Seattle, WA 98109