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Chop Shop: Bodies of Work 2014 Press Release
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Author:  TouchStone [ Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:40 am ]
Post subject:  Chop Shop: Bodies of Work 2014 Press Release

StoneDance Productions and The Theatre at Meydenbauer Present

Chop Shop: Bodies of Work, A Contemporary Dance Festival

At The Theatre at Meydenbauer

Saturday, February 15th, 7:30 pm

Sunday, February 16th, 3:00pm


Now celebrating its SEVENTH YEAR, Chop Shop: Bodies of Work is the only annual contemporary dance festival held specifically for the Eastside. Recognized as one of the most important dance events of the year, Chop Shop serves up a unique and prolific sampling of contemporary dance from leading national and international award-winning dance makers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The Festival features master classes and lectures by the Artistic Directors and Choreographers from the Festival as well as FREE Community Outreach programs (the Experience Dance Project in partnership with The City of Bellevue) geared to enhance the viewer's insight and experience. The Chop Shop Contemporary Dance Festival is dedicated to bringing great dance work to both new and seasoned audiences through experience, education and performance. Though each company/artist presented possesses their own individual voice, they are all unified in the contemporary language of dance and its power to stir the senses through the visceral moving image.

This is an event not to be missed! Last year’s sold out performances established Chop Shop as one of the most highly anticipated dance events in the greater Seattle/Eastside area.

2014 Performing Artists:

Spectrum Dance Theater (Seattle) Donald Byrd, Artistic Director
Grand Rapids Ballet (Michigan) Patricia Barker, Artistic Director
Adam Barruch Dance (New York) Adam Barruch, Artistic Director
Anna Conner + CO (Seattle) Anna Conner, Artistic Director
Bryn Cohn and Artists (New York) Bryn Cohn, Artistic Director
Gerard Regot (Barcelona, Spain) Choreographer
The Stone Dance Collective (Eastside) Eva Stone, Artistic Director
Pocket Inc (Seattle) Vincent Michael Lopez, Artistic Director
Price Suddarth (Seattle) Choreographer
Ballet Arkansas (Arkansas) Michael Bearden, Artistic Director


“Reading Dance”: Experience a “behind the scenes” look at how contemporary dances are formed. Learn about meaning and imagery behind the choreographer’s unique movement language and explore how the creative process is developed and refined. This event is FREE on Sunday, February 17th at 1:00 pm in the Theatre.

Master Classes (2/15 and 2/16) by the Artistic Directors and company members of the participating companies will be held during daytime hours of the festival in the Theater (Saturday and Sunday starting at 10:00 am.) Please call (206) 799-6004 for schedule and reservations. Classes are $18.00 each, three for $45.00 or five for $65.00.

See The Promo:
Tickets are on sale now. Go to or call 1-800-838-3006.

Adults: $28.00
Students and Seniors: $23.00
Discounted Tickets for groups of 10 or more.
Meydenbauer Theater is located at 11100 NE 6th St., Bellevue, WA 98004

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