CHOP SHOP:  Bodies of Work returns to Meydenbauer Center Theatre on February 15 & 16, 2020 for a 13th year of outstanding contemporary dance! Planning for the 2020 festival is well underway - stay tuned for the 2020 Festival Artist announcement, Experience Dance Program and Master Class Series schedules, and more, coming in late November.

In 2019 CHOP SHOP proudly presented the work of:


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, comprising both new and experienced dance viewers, and providing free, fun, and open to all ages and abilities dance classes through our innovative Experience Dance Program.

Since its founding in 2008, CHOP SHOP has shared and championed the work of more than 375 individual artists from 66 dance companies, welcomed over 950 Experience Dance Program participants to free and open to all ages and abilities dance classes, and invited numerous dance students to engage directly with professional artists in more than 60 master classes.

Banner Photo: Javier Padilla & The Movement Playground performing Javier Padilla’s until innocence at CHOP SHOP 2019, photo by Bret Doss.