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 Post subject: Chop Shop: Bodies of Work 2013
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:59 am 

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Chop Shop:  Bodies of Work, A Contemporary Dance Festival!  

Saturday, Feburary 16th, 2013 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, February 17th, 2013 @ 3:00pm

Now celebrating its SIXTH 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.

2013 Performing Artists:

Spectrum Dance Theater (Seattle), Donald Byrd, Artistic Director
MOVE: the company (New York), Joshua Beamish, Artistic Director
Shayla Bott & Company (Utah), Shayla Bott, Artistic Director
The Stone Dance Collective (Bellevue), Eva Stone, Artistic Director
Kiyon Gaines (Seattle), Choreographer
Bennyroyce Dance Productions (New York), Bennyroyce Royon, Artistic Director
Andrew Bartee (Seattle), Choreographer
Heather Dotto (Vancouver, B.C.), Choreographer
Vincent Lopez (Seattle), Choreographer
Mid-Columbia Ballet (Richland), Debra Rogo, Artistic Director

This event is funded by support from 4Culture, Bellevue Arts Commission, Washington State Arts Commission and The National Endowment for the Arts.


“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 1:00pm in the Theatre.

Master Classes (2/16 and 2/17) 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 $50.00.

More Information and See The Promo:

Tickets are on sale now. Go to or call 1-800-838-3006.

Adults:     $25.00
Students and Seniors:     $20.00
Discounted Tickets for groups of 10 or more.
Meydenbauer Theater is located at 11100 NE 6th St., Bellevue, WA  98104

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