Ballet Review

Locally Sourced Will Surprise You

Three new works from Seattle artists feature early contenders for the most memorable moments of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s season.

11/12/2019 By Darren Davis

Ballet Review

Bodies Break Free of Their Earthly Prisons in Carmina Burana

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s season opener takes a big swing with impressive results.

10/01/2019 By Darren Davis

Genius Loves Company

Perfume Genius and Kate Wallich Join Forces in The Sun Still Burns Here

The dance piece, a collaboration between the indie band and choreographer, sees its world premiere at the Moore Theatre.

09/24/2019 By Stefan Milne

Get Active

Two Seattle Productions Bring Protest to the Stage

Seattle Rep and Spectrum Dance perform pieces based on revolutionary songs by Nina Simone and Billie Holiday.

03/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Ballet Review

Turns Out, You Need a Sufjan Stevens Ballet in Your Life

In the Countenance of Kings, part of Director’s Choice at Pacific Northwest Ballet, is pure joy.

03/19/2019 By Darren Davis

Ballet Review

Bathe in the Beauty of The Sleeping Beauty

Prepare for some major pageantry in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s performance of the Tchaikovsky classic.

02/05/2019 By Darren Davis

Chorus Camp

Sister Kate Dance Company Is Reviving the Chorus Girl Tradition

Robin Nunnally created the troupe and open-for-all boot camp. Now she’s cultivating female empowerment.

01/30/2019 By Aly Brady

Artist Interview

Cherdonna Shinatra's Wild New Dance Installation Hits the Frye Art Museum

Seattle dance artist Jody Kuehner discusses Ditch. The show mashes up drag and clowning with existentialism in 80 performances over the next three mon...

01/22/2019 By Stefan Milne

Ballet Review

I Returned to The Nutcracker as an Adult

It's pretty good and quite pretty.

11/28/2018 By Stefan Milne

Ballet Review

All Premiere Goes to Outer Space and Back

The trio of new works from Pacific Northwest Ballet features a rare opportunity to see classically trained dancers wield phallic cacti.

11/06/2018 By Darren Davis

Top Five

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle in July 2018

The Roots play at Woodland Park, dragons take over the ID, and two of the Three Amigos bring a variety show.

06/19/2018 By Stefan Milne

Theater Review

Spirits, Sex, and Chaos at Pacific Northwest Ballet

This year's Director's Choice, which ends on Sunday, March 25, is an eclectic tasting menu of ballet with a wild finish.

03/23/2018 By Darren Davis

Dark Horse Dancer

After Years Orbiting the Spotlight, Choreographer Kim Lusk Prepares for Her First Full-Length Show

“When she’s creating a performance, she knows it’s completed by and with the people watching.”

02/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Met Picks

The Top Things to See and Do in Seattle: Spring 2018

A guide to getting your arts and culture fix, be it a packed Pink show at KeyArena or a new take on Macbeth at Seattle Rep.

02/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Local Traditions

Land of the Sweets Remains December's Best Date Night

'The Burlesque Nutcracker' at the Triple Door is still fun, flirty, and inclusive.

12/18/2017 By Darren Davis

Theater Review

'Her Story' Is Unlike Anything I've Seen on Stage

Ballet with jump scares? The Hitchcock-inspired 'Plot Point'—one of three performances in PNB's new production celebrating women choreographers—left the audience stupefied.

11/06/2017 By Darren Davis

Social Dance

Spectrum Dance Theater Takes Its 'Shot'

The company's latest piece confronts police shooting unarmed black people. Plus, a conversation about resistance with artistic director Donald Byrd.

01/31/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Dance

Spectrum Dance Theater Is Resisting Too—Artfully

The three works of the 2017 Spectrum season don’t pull any punches when it comes to hot-button issues.

01/19/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Dance

Tools of the Trade: Madboots' Blue Rose Petals

Thousands of flowers bring the New York collective's piece in the Whim W'Him Choregoraphic Shindig to life.

09/08/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Shall We Dance?

Style File: 5 Questions with Jonathan Porretta

PNB principal dancer Jonathan Porretta is a secret style maven.

06/07/2016 By Colleen Williams