The 9th Annual Seattle International Dance Festival, BEYOND THE THRESHOLD Begins Tomorrow, 6/13-22

The 9th Annual Seattle International Dance Festival, BEYOND THE THRESHOLD Begins Tomorrow, 6/13-22

Hundreds of dancers from near and far descend on the vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood for the 9th Annual Seattle International Dance Festival (SIDF), Beyond the Threshold. The festival begins June 13 and runs through 22 and includes five major components, starting with the free outdoor street fair and dance party kickoff known as Art on the Fly. The Inter|National Series runs over two weekends and includes groups from Brazil, India, Romania and France as well as collaborations between companies from China, Peru, Germany and Seattle. The popular Spotlight on Seattle program challenges three Seattle-based dancer/choreographers (Andrew Bartee, KT Niehoff and Jerome Aparis) to curate an evening of performances. This year's Threshold Institute, led by Dayna Hansen, brings together dancers from across the country for a rare opportunity to study with internationally acclaimed teachers and choreographers. And finally the mysterious Sanity Caférounds out the nine day festival with an artist-driven late evening cabaret-style performance in a secret South Lake Union location.

Tickets to paid performances (Inter|National Series and Spotlight on Seattle) are $20 in advance, $25 at the door(Students/Seniors are $15 in advance $20 at the door). A 2-Show pass is $35 and an All Festival Pass (7 shows) is $50. All details, including performance times, locations and ticketing information are available at www.SeattleIDF.org. ART ON THE FLY Dusk Dance Party - June 13; 4:30 - 7:30pm ART ON THE FLY Street Festival - June 14; 12 - 6pm
Food trucks, arts & crafts vendors, alcoholic beverage area, dance performances and dozens of FREE kid-friendly dance events take over Terry Avenue, surrounding Amazon's Van Vorst Plaza. The Seattle Streetcar turns into a giant "art ride" through South Lake Union. Contemporary dance springs to life in everyday environments with surprise/ roving performances, impromptu dance classes, flash mobs, vendors, music and food. Don't miss a very special family-friendly outdoor DJ dance party on Van Vorst Plaza at 6 pm on June 13, 2014.
INTER|NATIONAL ARTISTS SERIES WEEKEND 1 - June 13-14 (Fri & Sat @ 8pm.)
Paulo Lima & Experimentus (Fortaleza, Brazil)
Brazil's premiere up and coming company from Ceará State performs a work entitled The GreyColor of Things, inspired by the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer, who postulates that the world is no more than a representation, pleasure is only the momentary suppression of pain and this, in turn, is the only true reality.
Khambatta Dance Company (Seattle)
Returns from its Pacific Northwest/India tour of Vice and Virtue to present the last performances for Seattle Audiences. The work, which twists a hypnotic human tale of yearning, addiction and desire, is accompanied by all original work by NYC-based, Northwest native, Julia Kent.
INTER|NATIONAL ARTISTS SERIES WEEKEND 1 - June 15 (Sun@7:30 pm)
Collectif Random (Lectoure, France)
The company takes over the theatre, lobby, backstage and staircases and the audience is invited to join in this participatory performance entitled simply, Perception.
Chévere, re:flexion Dance and Version Excursion (Peru/Seattle) collaborate
Mixing media, dance, video and cultures, the choreographers Erin Boyt (Seattle), Daphne Ma (China, Peru, Seattle), and Constanze Villines (Germany, Seattle) present two works with their respective companies: Traducción/Translation - a cross-cultural collaborative piece performed on two continents about being amongst strangers and Graceland - inspired by a long ago trip to Africa.
INTER|NATIONAL ARTISTS SERIES WEEKEND 2 - June 20 (Fri @8pm)
Sumeet Nagdev Dance Arts (Mumbai India)
This is the U.S. premiere of Saki Naki, a piece about the director's interaction with a homeless person over one year andTalkative Dancer a humorous work parodying contemporary dance.