Saturday: Contemporary dance festival comes to Edmonds CC

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The Stone Dance Collective in "Stick Figures" (Photo by Alan Alabastro Photography)

It’s  happening Saturday night: “Chop Shop: Northside,” a contemporary dance festival featuring world-renowned Seattle and Eastside artists in one evening performance, is coming to the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College at 7:30 p.m. Participating performers include Spectrum Dance Theater, the Stone Dance Collective Mike Haim, Khamabatta Dance Co., Whidbey Island Dance Theatre, Caroiolis Dance Collective and SD/Prism Dance Theatre and Quark Contemporary Dance Theatre.

Presented by StoneDance Productions and The Arts, Culture, and Civic Engagement Program at Edmonds Community College, this unique festival features prolific choreographers who have presented work to numerous critical successes throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America and the United States.

Prior to the performance , you can enjoy “Reading Dance,” a free  lecture hosted by Eva Stone, an Edmonds resident and artistic director of the Stone Dance Collective, at 6 p.m., also at the Black Box Theatre. 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 how the creative process is developed and refined.

In addition, Master Classes by the Artistic Directors of the performing companies will be held during daytime hours of the festival at noon and 2 p.m., in the theatre.  Please call 206-799-6004 for schedule and reservations.  Classes are $12 each, with discounted prices offered with purchase of show ticket.

Visit www.chopshopdance.org for more information. For tickets, go to www.theatreedmonds.org. or call 1-800-838-3006.

Cost is $20 for adults and $14 for students and senior citizens. The Black Box Theatre is located on campus of Edmond Community College, 20310 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood.

“Chop Shop: Northside” is funded in part by the Arts, Culture, and Civic Engagement Program at Edmonds Community College.
StoneDance Productions is an associated program of Shunpike, a 501(c)(3) non-profit art service organization whose mission is to strengthen the Seattle arts community by partnering with small and mid-size arts groups to develop the business tools they need to succeed.

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