The Ides of May will feature Northwest movement artist performing original creations inspired by a spectrum of life experiences, love to loss, reality to dream, and work to play. These original pieces reveal a depth of content, emotion and movement understanding. The Barefoot Collective works hard to keep the local modern dance wheel turning by consistently hatching new ideas and growing from past ones. “Artistic creation is a continual process, a constant learning experience, one that is fueled by the opportunity to share ones work with an audience. I think it is in performing and sharing the work that a dance really takes shape” says April Nyquist, Barefoot Co-Director. This year the current 4 Co-Directors of the Barefoot Collective have invited 3 guest choreographers to add their vision to the show. In an effort to present a diversity of ideas on what dance means in the Pacific Northwest, the Barefoot Collective has invited choreographers that will provide a varied and nuanced understanding of movement, and are both experienced and emerging artists in the form.
Location is essential to the dance performance experience, whether a piece is outdoor, site-specific or housed in a professional theater. The Barefoot Collective is honored to be the first performing arts group to present works in the newly renovated Studio 3 of the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. The Broadway Center has, in its ongoing work to build local community performing arts opportunities and elevate the profile of local community performers, created this space as a home for local talent. Lush velvet curtains and a seating capacity of 190 make it inviting a comfortable for small to mid-sized theatre and dance companies. “It is great to see the renaissance of Tacoma growing to a place that supports theatre and dance companies with high quality professional venues. It says a lot about Tacoma on the verge!” Katie Stricker, Co-Director of the Barefoot Collective.
If the new space and original work are not appealing enough keep in mind that the second show day falls on Mother’s Day, tBFC invites you to treat your Mother to a spring bouquet of dance, and a little gift from us as well! Hope to see you at the show!
The BareFoot Collective’s Ides of May has generous support from the Washington State Arts Commission, The News Tribune, Broadway Center for the Performing Arts.
Featuring work by Sarah Kathryn Olds, Carrie Goodnight, Amanda Herman, Angelica Barksdale, Michael Hoover, April Nyquist, and Stephanie Kriege Pederson
Date: May 12th and 13th
Show times: On the 12th 3:00pm and 7:30pm. On the 13th 3:00pm
Location: 915 Broadway, in Studio 3 (ENTER THE SILVER ELEVATOR, SPACE IS ON THE 3RD FLOOR)
Ticket prices: $18 general admission, $15 student, senior, military
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