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

(Formerly) Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Bill Evans

A pioneer of the Seattle modern dance scene returns to celebrate his 75th birthday with solo performances.

02/10/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Lily Verlaine

The cocreator of 'Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker' discusses the show's origins and 10th anniversary.

12/10/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Dance

A Tough Nut to Crack

After 31 years, Pacific Northwest Ballet is finally staging a new Nutcracker. Here’s what you need to know.

11/23/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with KT Niehoff

The choreographer discusses restaging an evolved version of the wild 'A Glimmer of Hope or Skin or Light' for ACT Theatre's 50th anniversary.

10/23/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with UW Dance's Jennifer Salk

The director of the UW Dance department discusses the program's 50th anniversary and its 'Opening Doors' celebratory events.

10/13/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Fiendish Conversation

Carla Körbes Says Goodbye to Pacific Northwest Ballet

The star dancer discusses what led to her early retirement, her favorite ballets, and disconnecting from the real world while on stage.

06/03/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Fiendish Conversation

Breaking Down STG's 2015–16 Season Lineup

New STG season programming director Jack McLarnan talks about minutiae involved with putting together a diverse slate of performances.

05/08/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Alice Gosti

The Italian-born choreographer discusses her epic and thematically dense five-hour 'How to Become a Partisan.'

04/22/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Interview

Ira Glass: This American Dance

The famed host chats about his unique touring show 'Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host,' which combines dance and radio storytelling.

04/07/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Fiendish Conversation

The Stories Behind Maurice Sendak's 'Nutcracker' Designs

The longtime PNB costumer Mark Zappone shares stories of Maurice Sendak and the man's iconic 'Nutcracker' designs.

12/03/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Quote Unquote

Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker

Pacific Northwest Ballet principal Laura Tisserand takes center stage in the company’s final season of the Kent Stowell–choreographed ‘Nutcracker.’

12/01/2014 By Matthew Halverson

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Amy O'Neal

The choreographer takes a break from dancing to push against breakdancing's masculine norms with 'Opposing Forces.'

10/21/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Jody Kuehner (Cherdonna Shinatra)

The wild drag dancer readies her first evening-length show for Velocity Dance Center.

10/13/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Dance News

Pacific Northwest Ballet's Carla Körbes Announces Her Retirement

The 2014-15 PNB season will be the star ballerina's finale.

09/24/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Kaori Nakamura

The PNB principal dancer looks back on her career as she prepares for her final full role in 'Giselle.'

05/29/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Whim W'Him's Olivier Wevers

The dance company's founding artist director discusses the intimate new show '#unprotected' and dancer superstitions.

05/14/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld