SIDF Mini Winter Fest

Sat, Feb 3 at 8pm - Sat, Feb 10 at 9:30pm

Fest Pass (2 shows,1 each weekend)
$30.00
$32.85 with fees
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The Seattle International Dance Festival Winter Mini  Fest presents two Inter|National weekends of globally inspired dance performances and cross cultural collaborations February 3-11, 2018.

Ciudad Interior Company (CI) based near Mexico City joins Khambatta Dance Company (KDC) of Seattle, with each company presenting their own works, and a unique collaboration which will have the director of each Company, Alejandro Chavez of CIC and Cyrus Khambatta of KDC, swapping companies to create a work in one week to be presented Weekend Two / Program B of the Winter Mini Fest. KDC is also joined by international clothing designer, Belgrade-based Jasmina Panic who will create costumes for  its most recent work, "Endangered Species," inspired by personal accounts during a recent international trip Mr. Khambatta and presented Weekend One /Program A along with other works by CIC of Mexico. With two weekends of dance programming rich in international origins, you won't want to miss this cross cultural dance adventure!

Weekend I / Program A - Compania Cuidad Interior (Mexico City) and Khambatta Dance Company (Seattle, WA)

Sat, Feb 3 at 8pm

General Admission
$23.00
$25.42 with fees
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General Admission - Student (25 & under)
$18.00
$20.11 with fees
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The Seattle International Dance Festival Winter Mini  Fest presents two Inter|National weekends of globally inspired dance performances and cross cultural collaborations February 3-11, 2018.

Weekend One / Program A - Cuidad Interior Dance Company (Mexico) and Khambatta Dance Company (Seattle, WA)

Khambatta Dance Company presents a new creation along with a twist on a recent work. Its latest creation, ENDANGERED SPECIES, inspired by Artistic Director, Cyrus Khambatta's recent international travels reflects on a world in transition. With original costume design by internationally recognized clothing designer Jasmina Panic of Samsara Moda of Belgrade, Serbia, the inertia of the work is drawn from interviews and informal accounts of people's lives all over the planet in transition as the world's cultures, societies and the planetary environment itself transforms. The piece reveals intimate relationships we cling to evolving under the weight of transforming human identities and a world of change around us.

HARMONY 2X4, takes a recent KDC creation (2017) originally set to live orchestral music of Edvard Grieg's Symphonic Dances third movement (performed by LUCO Orchestra) and sets it alongside a contemporary reworking to produce a classical/contemporary counter-reflection. The side by side works contrast in quality and character, but retain the same choreographic vocabulary – only repurposed and recycled to new effect. The impact of the same movement reworked to contemporary music will have you considering the influence of history and its evolution on our collective emotional state.

MERCURIO ROJO (Red Mercury) for Cuidad Interior's five dancers presents the wizardry and technical prowess for which this company is known - one which was born of director Alejandro Chavez's departure from The National Ballet of Mexico. The 26 minute long piece is full of surprises and paints a picture of the human body as a map, where skin, breath and memories intersect at the stories of its characters.

Weekend I / Program A - Compania Cuidad Interior (Mexico City) and Khambatta Dance Company (Seattle, WA)

Sun, Feb 4 at 2pm

General Admission
$23.00
$25.42 with fees
Buy Tickets
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General Admission - Student (25 & under)
$18.00
$20.11 with fees
Buy Tickets
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The Seattle International Dance Festival Winter Mini  Fest presents two Inter|National weekends of globally inspired dance performances and cross cultural collaborations February 3-11, 2018.

Weekend One / Program A - Cuidad Interior Dance Company (Mexico) and Khambatta Dance Company (Seattle, WA)

Khambatta Dance Company presents a new creation along with a twist on a recent work. Its latest creation, ENDANGERED SPECIES, inspired by Artistic Director, Cyrus Khambatta's recent international travels reflects on a world in transition. With original costume design by internationally recognized clothing designer Jasmina Panic of Samsara Moda of Belgrade, Serbia, the inertia of the work is drawn from interviews and informal accounts of people's lives all over the planet in transition as the world's cultures, societies and the planetary environment itself transforms. The piece reveals intimate relationships we cling to evolving under the weight of transforming human identities and a world of change around us.

HARMONY 2X4, takes a recent KDC creation (2017) originally set to live orchestral music of Edvard Grieg's Symphonic Dances third movement (performed by LUCO Orchestra) and sets it alongside a contemporary reworking to produce a classical/contemporary counter-reflection. The side by side works contrast in quality and character, but retain the same choreographic vocabulary – only repurposed and recycled to new effect. The impact of the same movement reworked to contemporary music will have you considering the influence of history and its evolution on our collective emotional state.

MERCURIO ROJO (Red Mercury) for Cuidad Interior's five dancers presents the wizardry and technical prowess for which this company is known - one which was born of director Alejandro Chavez's departure from The National Ballet of Mexico. The 26 minute long piece is full of surprises and paints a picture of the human body as a map, where skin, breath and memories intersect at the stories of its characters.

Weekend II / Program B - Compania Cuidad Interior (Mexico City) and Khambatta Dance Company (Seattle, WA)

Sat, Feb 10 at 8pm

General Admission
$23.00
$25.42 with fees
Buy Tickets
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General Admission - Student (25 & under)
$18.00
$20.11 with fees
Buy Tickets
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The Seattle International Dance Festival Winter Mini  Fest presents two Inter|National weekends of globally inspired dance performances and cross cultural collaborations February 3-11, 2018.

Weekend Two / Program B - Cuidad Interior Dance Company (Mexico) and Khambatta Dance Company (Seattle, WA)

For a  a unique dance twist, Khambatta Dance Company choreographer Cyrus Khambatta and Ciudad Interior’s choreographer Alejandro Chavez will band together with each other dancers, pushing cultural and professional boundaries when they swap companies to create two new works in one SEVEN days. The works will be titled the night of the event! Experience the suspense of the creative process in the midst with these two stellar companies.

PROYECTO EXPEDIENTE (Project Files - excerpts) bu Ciudad Interior was recently presented in Mexico and received the support of the Mexican government funds for Arts and Culture, citing its innovation and prominence of its director, Mr. Chavez. Through lab experiments, dancers were examined and then exposed to audio of daily news casts of violence in Mexico to determine the effect on their performance consciously and unconsciously – the effect is chilling.

LIGHT/DARK, is the first part of the classical/contemporary juxtaposition of a work originally choreographed to Grieg's first two movements of Symphonic Dances (performed live by LUCO Orchestra in 2017). In this rendition, the coy juxtaposition of the classical and contemporary music selections, while repurposing/recycling the same movement vocabulary, provide a playful and intimate  perspective on the changed nature of relationships in the 21st century.