Arch8’s ‘Tetris’ comes to Edmonds Center for the Arts April 20-21

Tetris (Courtesy Edmonds Center for the Arts)

Edmonds Center for the Arts welcomes Arch8’s Tetris April 20-21.

“Inspired by the video game Tetris, this extremely physical quartet from the Netherlands explores how we connect with one another,” the ECA announcement said. “Tetris is for the kids who can’t sit still, for the ones who like to climb the walls, and for those who can imagine further than they can see.”

Tetris is presented as an ECA Education Matinee for school groups and homeschool families on Friday, April 20 at 10 a.m., and as a public Saturday Matinee on April 21 at 11 a.m.

Arch8 choreographer Erik Kaiel has been making dances for many years — in subway stations, sculpture gardens, empty swimming pools, city streets, and occasionally on stage. Kaiel is the artistic director of Crosstown Den Haag, a choreographic fellow at Danslab, and a faculty member at the Artez Dance Academy in Arnhem. In 2010, Kaiel won the Dutch national prize for choreographic talent and the No Ballet Competition in Germany. Tetris was awarded the prestigious People’s Choice Victor Award at the International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) showcase in 2015.

As part of Arch8’s residency in Edmonds, the company will also lead a free master class for Barclay Shelton Dance Centre students on Friday, April 20.Tickets to Education Matinees are $8 per student, with one complimentary teacher or chaperone for every 10 student tickets sold. Tickets to Saturday Matinees are $10 per person. Purchase tickets online at, by phone at 425-275-9595, or in person at 410 4th Ave N.

ECA offers Arts for Everyone, a program offering $2 matinee tickets to schools with over 30 percent of students on Free & Reduced-Price Meal programs, low-income families, and older adults. For more information about Arts for Everyone, contact Gillian Jones, Director of Programming, at [email protected] or 425-275-9483, or visit


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