Monday, July 26, 2010

SFDI - Off The Cuff - Dance Performances

7th annual
Off the Cuff: Dance Innovators in Concert
Thursday & Friday | August 5-6, 2010 | 8pm
Broadway Performance Hall | 1625 Broadway | Seattle

Over 17 innovative and world-renowned dance artists from near and far perform under one roof!

Two different shows: $15/night; $25/both nights
Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets

The 2010 Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI) presents Off the Cuff, two evenings of innovative performance with leading dance artists from around the world. Off the Cuff is the only chance each year to see these world-renowned artists gather under one roof in the Northwest. Slated to perform are some of the shiniest stars of the dance world.

K.J. Holmes (NY) | Vitali Kononov (CA) | Rachael Lincoln (CA) | Nina Martin (TX) | "Bessie" Award winner Bebe Miller (OH) | Local favorites KT Niehoff | Christian Swenson | Alia Swersky

"Bebe Miller is a cartographer of human emotions; mapping the landscape of the passions of her dance with luminous intelligence." (The Washington Post)

Cathie Caraker (CA/Netherlands) | Martha Eddy (NY) | Karl Frost (CA) | Guggenheim recipient Miguel Gutierrez (NY) | Nina Martin (TX) | Local favorites Louis Gervais | Aiko Kinoshita | Degenerate Art Ensemble Co-Director Haruko Nishimura | Aaron Swartzman | Alia Swersky

Also featuring Michal Lahav (Seattle) & Susan Rethorst (NY)

"I make performances that are about things and are things themselves. The things they are about are big: how to live in the world, how to love, how to feel about being yourself. Probably the biggest question I make art about is: why are we alive. I am a dancer. I write poems. I make songs and music with my voice and rudimentary knowledge of instruments. I think that we are all powerful people." (Miguel Gutierrez)

Schedule subject to change.


Part of the 17th annual Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI), August 1-8. More info at Dance Art Group.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wine Tasting - Benefit for Dance Art Group - July 31

Saturday, July 31, 2010 | 6-8pm


A party/benefit for Dance Art Group... and your taste buds!

Join us for a wine tasting at 12 & Olive Wine Company,
the best wine shop in the whole world.

Enjoy fabulous wines and treats, and help us kick off the
17th annual Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation August 1-8!

12th & Olive Wine Company, 1125 E Olive
$15-25 at the door
Info/RSVP: info (at) | 206/686-7323

Proceeds benefit Dance Art Group, fostering and promoting the study, practice and appreciation of improvisational dance in Seattle.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Men in Dance


For Immediate Release
July 02, 2010

8TH FESTIVAL * OCTOBER 8-10 & 15-17

(Seattle, WA) The 8th biennial Men In Dance Festival will be held on October 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17, 2010 at Broadway Performance Hall on the Seattle Central Community College Campus.

We have a great line up of choreographers for our 8th festival. We will present new, upcoming voices from Pacific Northwest Ballet, Cornish College of the Arts, and The University of Washington; as well as bring back some of our strongest choreographers from past festivals, Donald Byrd, Gérard Théorêt, Olivier Wevers, and Deborah Wolf. Please save these dates on your calendar! October 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17, 2010.