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.