Seattle International Dance Festival celebrates dance in all its forms, enlivening and enriching the local community every year since 2006. In 2012, we mark our 6th year of bringing international, national, and local artists together for a ten-day dance extravaganza.
Along with performances, we offer classes for everyone, from novice to advanced. We strive to forge a strong personal connection to dance and to expand people’s experiences with different approaches to movement.
On June 1st and 2nd, we kick off the festival with two days of FREE kid-friendly daytime performances. They range from the fleeting and fanciful to the languorous. Last year more than 5,000 people attended the evening performances, and watched the free outdoor events.
Evening performances take place at Seattle’s premiere arts school, Cornish College of the Arts’ Raisbeck Performance Hall.
One of the many benefits of this festival is that local artists are presented on par with national and international companies, giving audience members a larger view into the rich spectrum of dance that they can experience.
Ticket sales cover only 35% of our actual costs of running the festival. This is the first time it has been necessary to make a request directly to the public through kick starter to sustain the festival for the benefit of the artistic community, their audiences and the cultural well-being of our entire community.Your donation will go a long ways toward helping us to pay our artists and production staff for their time, talent, and travel expenses.
Dance encourages us to be more wholly in our bodies, and allows us to be inspired to express ourselves and reach out to others. Please reach out to us with a donation, small, medium, or large. All are welcome, needed, and very much appreciated.
As an artist-run organization, we are grateful for your support as we work to create a viable, self-sustaining dance festival that encourages deeper cultural understanding and enriches our community.
The festival has been featured on Fox 13 and King 5TV stations as well as in national publication Dance magazine but still struggles to cover costs (tickets only cover 35%). Take a look at the Seattle Times Sunday Arts section article just out: http://o.seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/thearts/2018272695_internationaldance27.html
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