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Pat Graney Company

Pat Graney Company December 4–21, 2008 Seattle City Light Building, Seattle Reviewed by Gigi Berardi   Photo by Tim Summers, courtesy Pat Graney Company. Trinidad Martinez in Graney’s “sometimes charming, sometimes haunting” House of Mind.   In House of Mind, Pat Graney once again uses memory and consciousness as her muse. The piece is really […]

Pat Graney and Company

The Pat Graney Company retrospective celebrated their long tenure in the Pacific Northwest. Courtesy Pat Graney Company Pat Graney Company The Moore Theatre Seattle, Washington January 11?19, 2002 Reviewed by Gigi Berardi Pat Graney’s “Live at the Moore! A Dance Retrospective,” ran over two weekends in January. This was the company’s first retrospective in the […]

What's Not Okay to Ask A Dancer to Do?

To create great work, choreographers need the freedom to tackle difficult subjects and push physical limits. But when your instruments are human beings, is there a limit to how far you should go? Five choreographers open up about where they draw the line. Elizabeth Streb ioulex, Courtesy Streb “I ask dancers to be 100 percent […]

Why I Choreograph: Amy O'Neal

Amy O’Neal’s company may be called AmyO/tinyrage, but there is nothing tiny about her explosive hybrid of modern, ballet, and hip-hop. She’s a force to be reckoned with on the Seattle dance scene. At Velocity Dance Center and Cornish College of the Arts (where she got her BFA), she teaches a galvanizing mix of technique, […]

Why Being An Artist Matters Today

Whatever your thoughts about the outcome of yesterday’s presidential election, there’s one thing everyone reading this has in common: We’re dance artists. Which means we have a voice. We have a way to express ourselves that many others do not. Even if you don’t know what to make of your feelings today, you have the […]

Lots of Our Faves Won Bessies Last Night

“I love awards,” declared the inimitable Judith Jamison last night at the Bessies. “But then I’ve had a lot of practice.” Presenting alongside Amar Ramasar—who couldn’t help giggling at her—Jamison lit up the entire theater with her enthusiasm. Awards are always great when they’re going to the people you love and admire most. And last […]

Velocity Goes Climate-Neutral

Velocity Dance Center  will present its 22nd Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation July 26–Aug. 3 with two of the country’s most daring—and masterful—improvisers: Ralph Lemon and Jennifer Monson. And there’s another way that Velocity is showing its boldness: This will be the first carbon-neutral dance festival ever. So…what does that mean? Eric Beauchesne, photo by […]

Quick Q&A: Zoe Scofield

  The Seattle-based choreographer on grappling with time and memory     Dancer/choreographer Zoe Scofield is truly wedded to collaboration—her Seattle-based company, zoe/juniper, is a partnership with her husband, the sculptor and video artist Juniper Shuey. They merge video, original music, and theatrical staging to create dance that draws from poetry, film, and Greek tragedy […]