During her years as a UW dance major, Shannon Narasimhan spent many hours performing on stage. But when she toured with the acclaimed play War Horse last year, her role was behind the curtain. Narasimhan, who specializes in physical therapy for performers, tended to the aches and injuries of the production’s cast and crew.
To see a performance in Seattle’s vibrant and experimental dance scene, one need look no farther than On the Boards or Velocity. But while the Emerald City is known for its cutting edge, there’s still a soft spot here for the great modern dance classics. Read more about the University of Washington's Chamber Dance Company in Seattle Dances.
An ab muscle flexes as Jason Ohlberg’s body reshapes itself on stage like clay being sculpted. Read the full review of this Chamber Dance Company production in The Daily.
If the recent, wonderful “Air Twyla” repertory at Pacific Northwest Ballet whetted your appetite for Twyla Tharp, hurry on over to Meany Hall this weekend for the Chamber Dance Company's annual performance. Read a review of this year's performance in The Seattle Times.
Resetting a dance is no light work, especially when that dance originated in the body and brain of Twyla Tharp. But Charlie Hodges, a ten-year veteran of Tharp’s company and a University of Washington alum, tackles the challenge of resetting her 1970 work, The Fugue, with vigor. Read the complete review from Seattle Dances.