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Groundwork


  • Firehouse Arts and Events Center 1314 Harris Ave Bellingham, WA, 98225 United States (map)
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April 12 & 13 at 7:30 PM

Advance Tickets: $15 Student, $25 General
At the Door: $18 Student, $28 General

Bellingham Repertory Dance presents Groundwork in collaboration with Vytal Movement Dance (Spokane, WA) and fellow local company, Hannah Andersen Dance. This split-bill evening of dance works will take place on April 12 & 13 at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center. By sharing the stage with these two regional dance companies, BRD is proud to continue laying the groundwork for artistic collaborations in the Northwest. Set in an intimate theatre space, this show will captivate audiences of all ages and showcase a diverse spread of contemporary movement forms. Groundwork features original choreography by current BRD members, Vincas Greene, and David Harvey, former Alonzo King LINES Ballet company member and current performer with The YC.

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Since 2005, Bellingham Repertory Dance has provided opportunities for emerging choreographers to produce and share their work with Bellingham audiences. “It is exciting to have dancers from within BRD creating work on those of us they already know so well. They know our strengths and how to highlight the talents of the company” (BRD member, Celeste Hartsook). BRD’s Cecelia Hanford presents a new work to be performed with live accompaniment by local musician, Bo Stewart. Her choreography follows complex rhythms and patterns, and demands detailed attention and acrobatic physicality from her dancers. These qualities are mirrored in the premiere of Hannah Andersen Dance’s piece “unsettled,” a new work with six women that explores themes of boundaries and reliance through dynamic physicality and rhythmic play.

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Sharing the stage with BRD, Vytal Movement Dance contributes two original works by the company’s Artistic Director, Vincas Greene. Their piece “Awakenings” features an ensemble and merges the classical elements of modern dance technique with flowing floor work in an artistic exploration of returning home.

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.

Earlier Event: December 2
Winter Workshop Class Series
Later Event: May 19
Season 14 Audition