2nd Annual SIDF Winter Mini Fest 2019

The 2ndAnnual Seattle International Dance Festival (SIDF) Winter Mini-Fest features four celebrated choreographers from around the world: Khambatta Dance Company’s (KDC) artistic director Cyrus Khambatta, Shura Baryshnikov (Rhode Island), Gabriel Forestieri (NYC) and Danny Tan (Singapore). Together they will unite elements of their collective dance backgrounds, swap dancers and present three emotionally-charged performances over two weekends.  The concept of producing new pieces in a short time frame is one of the signature components of SIDF.   SIDF Winter Mini Fest   Jan 18 @ 8pm - Program A:  Shura Baryshnikov and Gabriel Forestieri blend backgrounds in modern, ballet and contact improvisation to create a new work, Band. Cyrus Khambatta presents a new work, Gender Fender with Danny Tan’s new piece, choreographed in just five days.   Jan 25 & 26 @ 8pm Program B: SIDF Winter Mini-Fest SWAPS! Titles to new pieces will be given the day prior as choreographers swap companies and create two new works in less than one week.  Gabriel Forestieri transforms the nooks and crannies of the Erickson Theater for a site-specific experience with the Khambatta Dance Company. Forestieri performs a multi-media solo piece, Lacuna*.Cyrus Khambatta premieres EarthQuake**, with an ASMR-inspired (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) soundtrack.    *Lacuna has been performed in pools around the world. It requires Forestieri hold his breath underwater for five minutes. Indoor pools will be integrated into set design   **EarthQuaketransports the spectator to the front lines of an earthquake. The dancers conjure a world rumbling with environmental overstimulation, dislodged personality remnants and obsessive-compulsive outbursts as the world “falls apart.”


Featured Artists

Winter Mini Fest Weekend One

Winter Mini Fest Weekend Two

Premium Festival Pass

$135Includes premium reserved seating to all shows, complimentary beverages at all shows where offered, and ticket to Opening Party + SHUFFLE event, and the Closing Night Reception  ($250 savings)

All Access Pass

$85See as many shows as you’d like, plus get a ticket to the Closing Night Reception. ($165 savings)

Two-Show Pass

$40Get a discount on any two shows.