ARC at 20: A Twentieth Anniversary Retrospective Performance
August 10 - August 11$35 – $45
ARC Dance Company celebrates 20 years of dance with a special two-day festival at the Bagley Wright Theatre, ARC at 20: A Twentieth Anniversary Retrospective Performance
From humble beginnings in 1999, to its stellar growth as a home for accomplished choreographers and dancers alike, ARC Dance Company is delighted to celebrate its twentieth year serving the Northwest Dance community with an exceptional two-day retrospective festival of the best and boldest works ARC has produced over its twenty year history.
Saturday, August 10 at 8pm and Sunday, August 11 at 5pm, presented in different programs each evening, ARC at 20 will feature a mix of ARC Dance Company’s repertoire, including some pieces ARC debuted as well as other visionary works the Company has championed. These performances will be on the large stage at the Bagley Wright Theater (within the Seattle Repertory Theatre complex).
Wen Wei Wang, Edwaard Liang, Jason Ohlberg, Bruce McCormick, Elizabeth “Betsy” Cooper, Alex Ketley, Mark Kane, Marika Brussel, Marie Chong, Gerard Théorêt, Kirk Midtskog, Ilana Goldman, David Fernandez, and Wade Madsen, will be among the choreographers featured as part of the festival with a special In Memoriam celebrating the late Northwest dance pioneer Kabby Mitchell III.
Programs will also feature a pre-show conversation hosted by Artistic Director Marie Chong, with members of the ARC Dance Company, reflecting upon the accomplishments of ARC Dance Company’s twenty-year history. Audiences are highly encouraged to arrive early for this pre-show event and enliven the proceedings with thoughtful questions and comments for ARC Dance Company members.
“It’s been an amazing twenty years. I am proud of what we have achieved together at ARC. I have no doubt this retrospective will combine the highlights of ARC Dance Company in two stellar programs,” remarked Artistic Director Marie Chong. “With the breadth of talent and shared passion for our work, my hopes are these performances leave audiences inspired by the art form itself.”
Raise the Glass – Audience members may also optionally purchase tickets to a special post-show party, Raise the Glass. Please join Artistic Director Marie Chong and the ARC Dance Company for a celebratory champagne toast and cake in honor of twenty years of dance. Mingle with the artists and celebrate all those who have lent their efforts and talents to bring these two decades of ARC to life.
Tickets for both programs of ARC at 20: A Twentieth Anniversary Retrospective and the special post-show Raise the Glass party range $35 – $45, Raise the Glass tickets available for $20.00 (service fees apply for all tickets). Performances will be at the Bagley Wright Theatre located at 155 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109. All reserved seating.
Sun, August 11, 2019 - 8/11/19 5:00 pm