September 2, 2022

Juliette Machado
7-Day Dance Festival

The Firehouse Arts and Events Center Presents 7-Day Dance Festival Performances

Join us for the return of the 7-Day Dance Festival — a beloved Bellinghambased community project! Dancers and choreographers of all dance styles and levels of experience are invited to come together and create new work. This week-long creative process will culminate in two performances open to the public on Saturday, September 17 at 5:00 and 7:30 PM at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center. The content of this show is still yet to be known. 7DDF invites you to take a risk on this unique audience experience, and witness the creativity that emerges. Tickets are $8-15 and are available online or at the door! Visit for tickets and more information.

In addition to live performances, this year’s 7-Day Dance Festival will include films created during the week by participants in the “From Anywhere” track. The pandemic presented certain barriers to connection but, through creative problem-solving and shifting technological norms, we have found new ways to make art with friends near and far.

Inspired by the internationally touring 48-Hour Film Project, 7DDF is a unique opportunity for dance artists to create. “One of the biggest barriers to making work can be the lack of a deadline. This festival aims to bridge that gap and give dancers a chance to play, not over-think their choices, and perform something new.” - Juliette Machado, Festival Coordinator.

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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