Chop Shop: Bodies of Work

Presented by
StoneDance Productions

A Contemporary Dance Festival


Bring on the next decade of dance!

CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017 with a retrospective of artists from the festival's history and is now looking ahead to the next 10 years. Since its founding in 2008, CHOP SHOP has shared and championed the work of more than 300 individual artists from 54 dance companies, welcomed 800+ Experience Dance Program participants to free and open to all ages and abilities dance classes, and invited countless dance students to engage directly with professional artists in over 50 different master classes. 

Call to Artists for CHOP SHOP 2018

An open call to artists for the 2018 edition of the festival will be posted in mid-May 2017. Please check back soon for more details!

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.


Past Promos


" of Seattle's most talked about and important outlets for dance."
               - Critical Dance


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2009 Promo

2011 Promo

2013 Promo

2015 Promo

2010 Promo

2012 Promo

2014 Promo

2016 Promo