Bellingham Repertory Dance (BRD) presents Groundwork in collaboration with Vytal Movement Dance and local Bellingham company, Hannah Andersen Dance. This split-bill evening of dance works will take place on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center in Bellingham. By sharing the stage with these two regional dance companies, BRD is proud to continue laying the groundwork for artistic collaborations in the Northwest. Set in an intimate theatre space, this show will captivate audiences of all ages and showcase a diverse spread of contemporary movement forms. Groundwork features original choreography by current BRD members, Vincas Greene and David Harvey, former Alonzo King LINES Ballet company member and current performer with The YC. Tickets are available now at bhamrep.org for $15-25 and at the door for $18-28.
Since 2005, Bellingham Repertory Dance has provided opportunities for emerging choreographers to produce and share their work with Bellingham audiences. “It is exciting to have dancers from within BRD creating work on those of us they already know so well. They know our strengths and how to highlight the talents of the company” (BRD member, Celeste Hartsook). BRD’s Cecelia Hanford presents a new work to be performed with live accompaniment by local musician, Bo Stewart. Her choreography follows complex rhythms and patterns and demands detailed attention and acrobatic physicality from her dancers. These qualities are mirrored in the premiere of Hannah Andersen Dance’s piece “unsettled,” a new work with six women that explores themes of boundaries and reliance through dynamic physicality and rhythmic play.
Sharing the stage with BRD, Vytal Movement Dance contributes two original works by the company’s Artistic Director, Vincas Greene. Their piece “Awakenings” features an ensemble and merges the classical elements of modern dance technique with flowing floor work in an artistic exploration of returning home.
Bellingham Repertory Dance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering high-level community performances, contemporary dance classes, and youth workshops. Visit bhamrep.org to learn more.