CHOP SHOP:  Bodies of Work returns to Meydenbauer Center Theatre for a 12th year of outstanding contemporary dance February 16 & 17, 2019! Join us for performances by stellar dance artists from across the U.S., festival artist-led master classes for intermediate/advanced level dancers, and a series of free and fun all ages and abilities dance classes and lecture/demonstrations. There's something for everyone, whether you're new to dance or a seasoned participant! 

In 2019 CHOP SHOP proudly presents the work of:

Festival performances take place Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 7.30pm and Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 3pm and tickets are on sale now at We'll see you at the festival!


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 350 individual artists from 59 dance companies, welcomed 850+ 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 55+ master classes

Banner Photo: The Stone Dance Collective performing Eva Stone’s Carbon Black and Fiber at CHOP SHOP 2016, photo by Rex Tranter.