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

(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