Best Upcoming Dance Performances In Seattle

June 17, 2013 5:00 AM

(photo by: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

The nightlife in Seattle is as exciting as any other major city due to the fact it offers numerous kinds of entertainment, such as musicals and dance, as well as dramatic theater and comedy. If you enjoy original performances from dance and theater companies, you will not want to miss these upcoming Seattle events.

Freedom Fantasia

(photo by: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

(photo by: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Triple Door
216 Union St.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 838-4333

Dates: July 3-6, 2013

“Freedom Fantasia” is a show from DeLouRue, the same production company that brought Seattle “The Atomic Bombshells” burlesque show. It will be in Seattle for a four-night run and is returning to the Triple Door stage for its third year. “Freedom Fantasia” combines a number of theatrical elements to its unique shows including contemporary dance, cabaret, burlesque and drag. This year’s performance will include Jinkx Monsoon, the winner of Season five of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

Dance This
The Paramount Theatre
911 Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 682-1414

Date: July 13, 2013

This July, for one night only, the Seattle Theatre Group presents the 15th annual “Dance This” event. Teen dance performers and professional dance artists unite on stage to educate the audience in the art of dance from various cultures. Types of dance audience members can expect to see include contemporary and traditional cultural. In the past, professional dancers included members of The Joffrey Ballet and Step Afrika!, as well couples performers such as Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo and Daniel Cruz and Amy O’Neal.

Strictly Seattle 2013
Broadway Performance Hall
1621 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 325-8773

Dates: July 26-27, 2013

Seattle’s Broadway Performance Hall and Velocity Dance Center present “Strictly Seattle 2013.” Dancers from all over the country will participate in this culmination of different styles of professional dance including contemporary ballet, contemporary dance, somatics, improvisation and partnering. Participating choreographers sharing their new work through dance include Marlo Martin, Ricki Mason, Mark Haim, Zoe Scofield, Ellie Sandstrom and K.T. Niehoff.

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AXIS Dance Company
Meany Hall for the Performing Arts UW
1313 N.E. 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 543-4880

Dates: Oct. 3-5, 2013

AXIS Dance Company is an award-winning dance company that created and teaches what is known as “physically integrated dance.” Company members, some with and some without disabilities, perform contemporary dance routines and show that even if you are disabled, you shouldn’t let it stop you from fulfilling your dream. Over the last 25 years, AXIS has become a popular and inspiring form of creative dance, and it is making its debut in Seattle in 2013. The company and its members have made special appearances on shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” and were voted one of the “Best Dance Companies in San Francisco Bay Area” by CBS San Francisco.

MOMIX Botanica
Meany Hall for the Performing Arts UW
1313 N.E. 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 543-4880

Dates: Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, 2013

MOMIX is not only a revolutionary dance company; it also incorporates mesmerizing illusions, one-of-a-kind costumes and life-size puppets into its extraordinary show. The puppets come from the creative genius behind Broadway’s “The Lion King,” Michael Curry. Audience members of all ages will revel in the wonder of Botanica’s realistic sights and sounds of nature and its integrated dance moves from show director Moses Pendleton.

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Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on

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