BRD Presents: Frequency
Oct
26
to Nov 3

BRD Presents: Frequency

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October 26-27 & November 2-3

7:30 PM (Fri/Sat), 3:00 PM (Sat)

Advance Tickets: $15 Student, $25 General, $35 Dance Lover
At the Door: $18 Student, $28 General, $38 Dance Lover

Bellingham Repertory Dance (BRD) presents Frequency, an evening of contemporary dance on October 26-27 and November 2-3 at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center. Frequency represents the rate at which dance evolves over time through a diverse presentation of six choreographic works. Audience members will experience a range of movement qualities, environments, and characters from businesswomen to the valkyrie warriors of Norse mythology. Frequency exhibits the expansive and explosive abilities of the human body, the precise musicality of intricate isolations, and intriguing character pieces. Set in the intimate Firehouse Arts and Events Center, this show will captivate audiences of all ages.

Internationally recognized choreographer, Joshua Beamish (Vancouver BC / New York, NY) returned to work with BRD this fall to reset excerpts of his work SALT, which explores a tense world where the most basic resources are scarce. Shannon Mockli’s What Once Was Held (Eugene, OR) is a powerful ensemble piece about the impact and resonance of memories. Frequency also features debut performances of new work by Darion Smith (Eugene, OR) and Daniel Costa (Seattle, WA), as well as repertory choreography by Mari Meade (Brooklyn, NY). The company is excited to welcome Diane Williams, former member and co-founder of BRD, to reset her work that was originally choreographed on the the company in 2014.

Student Night - Thursday, October 25
Students are invited to watch the company’s final dress rehearsal for a discounted price of $5. Tickets available at the door and a valid student ID is required.

NOTE: If tickets sell out online, please arrive 45 minutes before showtime to purchase at the door. Advance ticket holders must arrive 5 minutes before showtime. At that time, all available seats will be released to individuals on the waitlist.

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Open Rehearsal & Dialogue
Oct
14
4:00 PM16:00

Open Rehearsal & Dialogue

BRD invites you to an Open Rehearsal & Dialogue! An open rehearsal is an opportunity for community members and dance students to see what goes into a professional-level dance performance with Bellingham Repertory Dance. Join our dancers at the Firehouse to get an inside look at the rehearsal process for Shannon Mockli's "What Once Was Held," a piece inspired by memory. You are invited to observe, respond, and ask questions throughout. 

FREE and open to the public!

BRD is rehearsing "What Once was Held" to be performed as part of their upcoming performance, Frequency, this October 25-27 and November 2-3.

Shannon Mockli's "What Once Was Held" is a captivating blend of repertory, having been previously performed by other groups, and newness as each dancer draws from their own personal memories to create solo material for the piece. Beginning with a single dancer, the piece evolves into an invigorating ensemble supporting "the idea that while we feel singular in our experience, we are all subject to the passing of time, both beautiful and heartbreaking." - Shannon Mockli

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A Show of Love
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

A Show of Love

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You are invited to a fundraiser for Tabetha Clark and her family. Tabetha is battling stage 4 lung cancer. She is a dancer, choreographer, founder of ABCDance Bellingham, a mother, wife, sister, friend and genuinely wonderful human. Tabetha has had to put her dream career and dream business on hold while she fights. A group of friends, family, and local organizations are banding together to host a party and performance to raise money and to shower her with love and support. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Clark family.

Lawn Party from 1:00-5:00 PM (all ages)
The Lawn Party includes something for everyone. There will be live music, a raffle, beer and wine (cash bar), food and yard games, face painting, bubbles, and a tap dance stage with shoes for the kids! Suggested donation for entry.

Performances at 5:00 and 7:30 PM (18+)
The evening performances include Bellingham Repertory Dance, SUGAR, short film presentations, and Rhythm is Our Business Tap Company. Shows are at 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM and are 18+ with parental discretion advised for younger viewers. Tickets are $50 General and $100 Tabetha Lover, which includes an additional gift to the Clark family.

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October Art Walk Pop-Up
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

October Art Walk Pop-Up

See BRD for FREE this Friday, October 5 during the October Downtown Art Walk! One-time-only at 7:00 PM at the Gallery Pegasus (301 W Holly St).

The dancers will perform excerpts of a new piece by Seattle choreographer, Daniel Costa. This piece will be presented in full alongside five other works of contemporary dance at BRD’s upcoming performance of Frequency, which runs October 25-27 and November 2-3 at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center (1314 Harris Ave).

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Annual Yard Sale Fundraiser
Sep
1
to Sep 2

Annual Yard Sale Fundraiser

September 1, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

September 2, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join the dancers of Bellingham Repertory Dance at our annual yard sale fundraiser this weekend! Browse gently used treasures from the company’s 12 members, as well as from community donations. Find the right furnishings and styles just in time for moving into your new apartment or home for fall! As an added bonus, all proceeds from this event fund performances, master classes, and youth workshops presented by Bellingham Repertory Dance, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Please come shop to support the arts in our community! You can find us from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM on September 1-2 on the Firehouse lawn.

Here are some of the many ways to support BRD:
- Donate unwanted stuff to us. It's tax deductible!
- Purchase treasures at the yard sales!
- Don't need more things? Come and purchase some fancy lemonade and hang out with us in the sunshine!

 

 

 

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7-Day Dance Festival 2018
Aug
17
to Aug 25

7-Day Dance Festival 2018

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Performances: August 25 at 5:00 PM + 7:30 PM

The 7-Day Dance Festival returns this August! Dancers and choreographers of all dance styles are invited to come together and create new work. Presented by Bellingham Repertory Dance, this festival is open to both local artists and those from neighboring communities that can be present for the event. This year, the week will include team rehearsals as well as a festival class series, and will culminate in two public performances with professional stage lighting and tech. These performances will be held at 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM on August 25 at the Firehouse Arts and Event Center in Bellingham, WA. The content of 7DDF 2018 is still yet to be known. BRD invites you to take a risk on this unique audience experience, and witness the unfiltered creativity that emerges.

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Season 13 Audition
Apr
29
9:30 AM09:30

Season 13 Audition

Calling all dancers! Bellingham Repertory Dance is auditioning for its 2018-2019 season on Sunday, April 29 from 9:30-11:30 AM at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center ($12 audition/class fee).

Established in 2005, BRD has built a reputation for producing fresh, engaging, and diverse work with a mission to provide high-quality, contemporary dance performances to the local community and support established and emerging choreographers. As a dancer-driven organization, all members of BRD are expected to fulfill two distinct roles in the company. BRD members are both professional dancers and volunteers sharing the administrative duties of the nonprofit collective.

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Projections: dance, poetry, and visual art
Apr
13
to Apr 15

Projections: dance, poetry, and visual art

Enjoy an evening of dance, poetry, and visual art on April 13-15 at the Western Gallery at Western Washington University (parking available in lot 17G behind the Fine Arts Building). Amidst the gallery’s exhibition of work by Ibram Lassaw, BRD explores the movement, colors, and textures of Lassaw’s work. The show will also include original choreography by BRD dancers, with inspiration from poetry by writers from around the country and abroad. Projections explores the complexities of artistic expression as each artist and audience member bring a distinct lens to their interpretation of the art before them.

This interdisciplinary concert follows BRD’s 12-year history of collaborations with community artists and poets since its inception in 2005. WWU dance faculty member, Susan Haines is choreographing two new works with BRD dancers to be performed amongst Lassaw’s projections of painted glass tiles as displayed in the gallery. The miniature, abstract paintings transform into monumental light images when projected on a wall’s surface, offering a dynamic and lively setting for contemporary dance. The artistic partnerships continue as BRD celebrates nearly a decade of collaborations with the Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater. Poetry featured in Projections was selected by BRD’s in-house choreographers and is serving as the context for premiering contemporary dance works. 

$15 student | $20 general | $25 dance lover

Dance lover tickets include a donation to our volunteer-run nonprofit. Thank you for your support!

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CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work
Feb
17
to Feb 18

CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work

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BRD is honored to represent Bellingham at CHOP SHOP 2018 performing Mark Haim’s Parade. Other performing groups include:

  • Alicia Mullikin|MORENA // Alicia Mullikin (Seattle)
  • Courtney Mazeika in collaboration with Marlie Couto (Berkeley)
  • Kyle Davis (Seattle)
  • Mari Meade Dance Collective // Mari Meade (Brooklyn)
  • Spectrum Dance Theater // Donald Byrd (Seattle)
  • Stewart/Owen Dance // Vanessa Owen (Asheville, NC)
  • The Stone Dance Collective // Eva Stone (Eastside)
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Winter Contemporary Youth Intensive
Dec
27
to Dec 29

Winter Contemporary Youth Intensive

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Click here to register!

$175 per dancer by December 1

$225 per dancer by December 27

BRD presents the third annual Winter Contemporary Youth Intensive, offering contemporary dancers ages 13-18 an immersive and professional dance experience. During the three-day workshop, dancers will study contemporary and ballet techniques and learn choreography from BRD’s repertoire, all under the instruction of BRD dancers, past and present. Concluding the three-day intensive, students perform excerpts from rep pieces learned, as well as work from their technique classes, in an informal showing open to parents and community members.

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BRD presents "Emerge"
Nov
17
to Nov 19

BRD presents "Emerge"

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Bellingham Repertory Dance proudly presents Emerge, this November 10-11 and 17-19 at the Firehouse PAC. This show features two brand new works by renowned artists and choreographers, Marlo Ariz and Kevin Jenkins as well as stunning choreography from Michele Miller, Eliza Larson, Jessica Zoller, and Rachel Lincoln. Emerge represents a celebration of the many elements of newness making up this show, from brand new choreographic works to the many dancers joining the company for the first time. You wont want to miss it!

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BRD presents "Emerge"
Nov
10
to Nov 11

BRD presents "Emerge"

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Bellingham Repertory Dance proudly presents Emerge, this November 10-11 and 17-19 at the Firehouse PAC. This show features two brand new works by renowned artists and choreographers, Marlo Ariz and Kevin Jenkins as well as stunning choreography from Michele Miller, Eliza Larson, Jessica Zoller, and Rachel Lincoln. Emerge represents a celebration of the many elements of newness making up this show, from brand new choreographic works to the many dancers joining the company for the first time. You wont want to miss it!

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