CHOP SHOP Turns 10!
In 2017 CHOP SHOP: Bodies of work celebrates 10 years of master classes, free community dance classes, and performances by stellar artists. We'll pull back the curtain and reveal the 2017 artist line-up soon...stay tuned!
Held each February at The Theatre at Meydenbauer in Bellevue, the festival presents extraordinary contemporary dance from Seattle and beyond, alongside master classes and a free community outreach program. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, CHOP SHOP is recognized as one of the most important dance events of the year, serving up a unique sampling of contemporary dance from leading regional, national and international award-winning dance makers, specifically for the Eastside.
Drawn from diverse backgrounds and possessing strong individual voices, each CHOP SHOP company or artist is united through the contemporary language of dance and its power to stir the senses through the visceral moving image.
About the Festival
CHOP SHOP’s mission is to offer insight on contemporary dance and its creative process, in order to forge deeper connections between artists and audiences through presentation, education, dialogue, and experience. The festival is committed to promoting work that is accessible to a diverse audience, comprised of both new and experienced dance viewers, and educating the community-at-large through free outreach classes offered through our innovative Experience Dance Program.
Dancer: Martha Hart
Photo: ©Rex Tranter