CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work
CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work proudly announces the performing artists for the 2016 edition of the festival: Spectrum Dance Theater (Seattle), Michele Miller/Catapult Dance (Seattle), Kyra Jean Green (Montreal), Coleman Pester // Tectonic Marrow Society (Seattle), Lauren Edson/LED (Boise), Anna Conner +CO (Seattle), SubRosa Dance Collective (Portland, OR), Liz Houlton and Dancers (Seattle), The Stone Dance Collective (Eastside), and Alexander Pham (Seattle).
Held February 13th and 14th, 2016 at The Theatre at Meydenbauer, the festival presents extraordinary contemporary dance from Seattle and beyond, alongside master classes and free community outreach programs. Now in its ninth year, CHOP SHOP is recognized as one of the most important dance events of the year, serving up a unique sampling of contemporary dance from leading regional, national and international award-winning dance makers, specifically for the Eastside.
Drawn from diverse backgrounds and possessing strong individual voices, each CHOP SHOP company or artist is united through the contemporary language of dance and its power to stir the senses through the visceral moving image.
About the Festival
CHOP SHOP’s mission is to offer insight on contemporary dance and its creative process, in order to forge deeper connections between artists and audiences through presentation, education, dialogue, and experience. The festival is committed to promoting work that is accessible to a diverse audience, comprised of both new and experienced dance viewers, and educating the community-at-large through free outreach classes offered through our innovative Experience Dance Program.
Dancer: Martha Hart
Photo: ©Rex Tranter