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Next up for this award-winning choreographer: Police brutality

At a moment in time when so many fear a possible rolling back of progress on social issues, Donald Byrd, nationally respected choreographer and artistic director…

At AileyCamp: Dance, drumming and lessons on life

It’s the middle of a late-July afternoon at the Tukwila Community Center. Though she’s already been in class for hours, Faith Capers, 13, appears full…

One chance brought a woman into male-dominated choreography

Opportunities can arise at any moment in a career, so female artists wanting professional experience in a new discipline, especially one where there are few…

Alvin Ailey tells the African American story through dance

For 58 years, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) has been reflecting and preserving the African American experience by telling and re-telling its stories through theatrical dance. The company’s namesake, Alvin Ailey, who…

A conversation about race, inspired by dance

Choreographer Donald Byrd wants to get Seattle talking about race. To do that, the longtime leader of Spectrum Dance Theater is dedicating its entire 2015-16…

Washington-born dancer’s pioneering influence lives on

It’s a homecoming of sorts for the Trisha Brown Dance Company as it returns to Washington next week for its final stage performances. It was…

Group wants to turn waterfront silos into art

It's impossible not to notice -- by sea or land -- the silos at Pier 86 at the base of Queen Anne hill. The busy…

A Grammy and big donation from Taylor Swift mark a banner year for Seattle Symphony

Seattleites are lucky. The city has world-renowned ballet, opera, and symphony orchestra companies that exist first and foremost to serve the community. But the missions…

Getting to The Nutcracker’s Land of Sweets, together

Kiyon Gaines doesn’t fit the mold of a ballet dancer. He’s compact and muscular, not long and lean like the stereotypical danseur, the French term…

A conversation with Seattle’s new top chef, Eric Johnson

If ever I did a double-take on Facebook, it was this moment: An old friend posted an article about formidable chef Eric Johnson opening a Capitol…

Innernauts take a soaring journey of the heart

Artistic collaboration. It can mean and lead to so many things. When choreographer and dancer Maya Soto and musician, composer and visual artist Nico Tower…

Famed ballerina Patricia Barker returns to Seattle

World-renowned ballerina Patricia Barker, a Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer for 20 years, is now making her mark offstage, just as she did onstage. She…

PNB starts to show a little of its ‘Nutcracker’ changes

With performances of its dramatically revised Nutcracker only two months away, the Pacific Northwest Ballet has just provided fans with an intimate discussion and a glimpse…