The Stone Dance Collective: CHOP SHOP Contemporary Dance Festival 2016

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(l-r) Alexandra Kate Beatty Spencer, Tanya Ariana Bendis, Kim Holloway — image © Bret Doss All Rights Reserved

The 10th Anniversary of CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work, A Contemporary Dance Festival this February 18th & 19th will feature The Stone Dance Collective, reprising a work from the inaugural festival in 2008!  (click for tickets)

Eva Stone, founder and Producer/Curator of CHOP SHOP, is also a gifted choreographer & teacher. Her dance company, The Stone Dance Collective, will be presenting the return of Me Over You, a contemporary, feminist take on the classic ballet Pas de Quatre.  I’m a fan of  Eva’s work and The Stone Dance Collective’s gifted dancers — I’m looking forward to seeing this (new to me) piece!

Eva founded The Stone Dance Collective in London, England in 1993 and relocated it in 1995 to become a permanent part of the Seattle/Eastside dance community. Word on the street is that cake is served, without exception, after every rehearsal. [note to self: start crashing rehearsals]

Here are images (shot from the wings during the live performance) of her original work Carbon Black and Fiber at last year’s CHOP SHOP.

The Stone Dance Collective dancers:  Tanya Ariana Bendis, Kim Holloway, Kelly Hui, Lizzy Melton, Emilee Hope Putsche, Amanda Records, Alexandra Kate Beatty Spencer

 

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(l-r) Amanda Records, Emilee Hope Putsche, Tanya Ariana Bendis — image © Bret Doss All Rights Reserved

 

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(l-r) Kelly Hui, Tanya Ariana Bendis, Amanda Records, Kim Holloway, Alexandra Kate Beatty Spencer — image © Bret Doss All Rights Reserved

 

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front: Kelly Hui, rear: Amanda Records — image © Bret Doss All Rights Reserved

 

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front: Kelly Hui, rear (l-r): Alexandra Kate Beatty Spencer, Amanda Records, Kim Holloway — image © Bret Doss All Rights Reserved

 

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Tanya Ariana Bendis — image © Bret Doss All Rights Reserved

 

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front: Kelly Hui, rear: Kim Holloway, Alexandra Kate Beatty Spencer, Amanda Records — image © Bret Doss All Rights Reserved

 

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Emilee Hope Putsche — image © Bret Doss All Rights Reserved

 

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Kim Holloway — image © Bret Doss All Rights Reserved

 

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Emilee Hope Putsche — image © Bret Doss All Rights Reserved

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front: Alexandra Kate Beatty Spencer — image © Bret Doss All Rights Reserved

See the Master Class post here and the Reading Dance Class post here

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