Spring Arts Guide: More Dance

Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
This contemporary ballet company may be 40 years old, but its bevy of versatile, talented dancers and commitment to adventurous choreography remain fresh as ever. This Seattle performance, presented by the University of Washington, is the company’s final stop on a months-long tour, bringing its virtuosity to bear on the works of choreographers such as Twyla Tharp, Crystal Pite and Nacho Duato, and reminding us all why it remains a force in American dance.
April 19–21 // Meany Theater

Bebe Miller Company: In a Rhythm
For decades Bebe Miller has been expanding the definition of dance, blending her choreography with writing, film, video and digital media. In a Rhythm (2017) explores adaptation, translation and the syntax of movement, with nods to Toni Morrison, David Foster Wallace and Gertrude Stein.
March 15–18 // On the Boards

Director’s Choice
As of press time, the world premiere piece from PNB company dancer Ezra Thomson is still untitled, but it’s in excellent contemporary company with Ulysses Dove’s abstract Red Angels, as well as William Forsythe’s Slingerland Duet and controversial 2008 PNB world premiere One Flat Thing, reproduced.
March 16–25 // McCaw Hall

Beautiful Carcass
For choreographer/dance educator Maya Soto and composer/multidisciplinary artist Nico Tower, collaboration equals resistance in a climate that fosters open disrespect of womxn’s bodies. This world premiere ensemble piece combines dance, music and theatre, filtered through lenses of intersectional feminism and surrealist fantasy.
May 11–20 // Alhadeff Studio at Cornish Playhouse