Sunday, July 31, 2011

SFDI Dance Performances - Aug 4-5

18th annual
Off the Cuff: 
Dance Innovators in Concert
Thursday & Friday | August 4-5, 2011 | 8pm
Broadway Performance Hall | 1625 Broadway | Seattle

Over 16 innovative and world-renowned dance artists from near and far perform under one roof!

Two different shows: $15/night; $25/both nights
Information: | | 206.686.7323

The 2011 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 improvisational dance world, plus special guests:

Sheri Brown (WA)
John Dixon (NC) & former Trisha Brown Co. member 
Lionel Popkin (CA)
Human Future Dance Corps director DD Dorvillier (NY) & Heather Kravas (NY)
Salt Horse (Corrie Befort, Beth Graczyk, musician Angelina Baldoz) (WA)
Carolyn Stuart & Patrick Gracewood (OR)
Benno Voorham (Sweden)

“Ms. Dorvillier has one of the most audacious imaginations around.” –The New York Times

Scott Davis (WA)
Stephanie Skura (WA) & musician Adam Kozie (WA)
The Cherdonna and Lou Show (Jody Kuehner & Ricki Mason) (WA)
Nala Walla (WA) & Tikka Sears (WA) 

“It's the fierce originality and brave poetry bubbling up beneath the steps that make her an artist for all time… Skura is a great American experimentalist” 

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Also featuring former Merce Cunningham Co. & Grand Union member Barbara Dilley (CO) | Carolyn Stuart (OR) | Tamin Totzke (MN) | & others to be announced

Schedule subject to change.


Part of the 18th annual Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI), July 31-August 7, a world-renowned dance festival offering master classes with internationally recognized faculty, public performances, jams and more. Twenty-two dance artists and hundreds of students from around the world converge upon Seattle to teach and perform a wide variety of improvisational and related dance techniques. See for the full week's schedule, including:

     Classes, August 1-6: Velocity Dance Center & Century Ballroom
     Panel Discussion, August 3: Velocity Dance Center
     Faculty Performances, August 4 & 5: Broadway Performance Hall
     Student Showing, August 6: Velocity Dance Center

SFDI is produced by DAG (Dance Art Group), which is supported in part by 4Culture, the Mayor's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and generous individual donors. More info at

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