Seattle Dance Collective
Artistic Directors Noelani Pantastico and James Yoichi Moore have selected works by five choreographers from three continents for Seattle Dance Collective’s debut performances. SDC artists include dancers from internationally recognized Pacific Northwest Ballet and acclaimed Seattle-based contemporary dance company Whim W’Him.
Program One includes six diverse pieces of contemplative emotional journeys, high-octane athleticism and riveting exploration of movement, all designed to inspire audiences and challenge expectations:
- The Grey Area (an excerpt) by British choreographer David Dawson
Dawson’s award-winning breakthrough piece points towards a place of no time and no place – a ‘no-man’s land’ – with free-flowing phrases set to Niels Lanz’s haunting score.
- Mopey by German choreographer Marco Goecke
Set to music by C.P.E. Bach and the 80’s rock band The Cramps, Mopey is an inwardly reflective yet volatile solo work—dark, moody and potentially unsettling.
- Frugivory and Anamnesis by Portuguese choreographer Bruno Roque
Frugivory is a light, unphilosophical take on the idea that the object of our desire can drive us, or blind us; that we are often “prisoners” of our needs and longings.
Anamnesis touches upon the concept of how defining moments in our formative years leave a permanently ephemeral imprint that echoes throughout one’s existence.
- Shogun (an excerpt) by the late Brazilian-Japanese choreographer Ivonice Satie
Dedicated to Satie’s grandfather who taught her the traditional Japanese arts of laido and Shinto-ryu, Shogun explores the relationship between master and disciple.
- Sur le Fil (by a Hair’s Breadth) by American choreographer Penny Saunders
Sur le Fil was inspired by Saunders’ thoughts around the mischievousness nature of life, and the common reality we share of having personal secrets that we would prefer kept in the dark.
Friday, July 12 | 7pm
Saturday, July 13 | 7pm
Sunday, July 14 | 1pm
Tickets: $75, $60, $45
Saturday, July 13 | 1pm
Tickets: $25 adult $10 student
Friday VIP Experience
Join the SDC cast and crew for a post-performance toast and treats to celebrate the maiden voyage of SDC and the premier of Program One. The cast will also be available for photos and questions. Starts shortly following curtain close on Friday, July 12 and concludes by 9:30.
VIP Tickets: $50
Shuttle Service to VCA from Ferry
If you’d like to walk onto the ferry rather than drive, you can take a shuttle from the ferry terminal to VCA.
Shuttle Service: $10