First annual Seattle International Dance Festival Winter Mini-Fest unites the U.S., Mexico in dance February 3-10

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When choreographers Alejandro Chavez from Ciudad Interior Danza Contemporánea and Cyrus Khambatta from the Khambatta Dance Company in Seattle began talking about working together, they couldn’t forget about the suffering from the earthquakes in Mexico and the strained political relations between the U.S. and Mexico. They wanted to break through the emotionally and politically charged wall between the two countries with a cross-cultural collaboration in dance.

During the first two weekends of February, the two companies launch a program of six performances inspired by those conversations at the first Seattle International Dance Festival Winter Mini-Fest at the Broadway Performance Hall.

Saturday-Sunday, February 3-4

The Khambatta Dance Company will perform “Endangered Species” and “Harmony 2×4,” and Ciudad Interior Danza Contemporánea will perform “Mercurio Rojo” (“Red Mercury”).

Performances start at 8 p.m. February 3 and 2 p.m. February 4.

Saturday, February 10

The Khambatta Dance Company will perform “Light/Dark” and Ciudad Interior Danza Contemporánea will perform “Proyecto Expediente” (“Project Files—excerpts”). Both companies will also perform an “artistic director swap” that will be created and titled the week of the show.

The February 10 performance starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $23 ages 26 and older, and $18 ages 25 and younger. Buy tickets and read detailed descriptions of each performance in the program at Stranger Tickets’ website.

The Broadway Performance Hall is located on the Seattle Central College campus at 1625 Broadway Avenue in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Public parking is available for a fee at the Harvard Garage, 1609 Harvard Avenue, or in private lots along Harvard and Broadway Avenues.

Several King County Metro buses and the First Hill Streetcar stop near the Broadway Performance Hall.

Learn more about the Seattle International Dance Festival.

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