Here at SeattleDances, we want to do everything we can to support dance happening in Seattle. We write previews, reviews, and editorials. We host the most comprehensive dance calendar in the city. Last year we organized a free press workshop for artists and began our monthly Dance CHAT program to facilitate dialogue around Seattle dance. We see it, write about it, and talk about it. It seems fair to say, we LOVE the dance happening in Seattle. And there’s a lot of it. But we’ve been wondering lately, how come there are so few opportunities for this great work to be recognized?
SeattleDances is thrilled to announce DanceCrush, a new program designed to recognize and support achievements in local dance. Starting in 2016, SeattleDances will annually honor dancers, choreographers, and productions we have a total crush on. But aside from our affections, what will recipients of a DanceCrush receive? Each artist will be honored at a SeattleDances event in early 2017, followed by a feature article on each Dance Crush published throughout the year in an effort to sustain dialogue and publicity surrounding their work. It is our hope that these recognitions will help promote individual artists and create prestige for the dance community as a whole among other arts genres. More information on the celebration and to get tickets here.