On February 25th & 26th, Fremont Abbey Arts Center will present ‘A Moving Conversation,’ its first annual movement arts event with an Audience/Artist exchange to follow each concert. Twelve of Seattle’s emerging and established choreographers will perform and join in the conversation.
The event was conceived and curated by Abbey Dance Curator, Karin Stevens. Stevens will moderate a ‘conversation’ between the choreographers at a pre-performance dinner and also at the post-performance choreographer and audience exchange that is open to the public. A Moving Conversation is part of the Abbey’s mission to be a vibrant community venue that provides a supportive space for artistic development and educational opportunities for the audience through creative events. Performances will take place in the Great Hall .
Stevens spoke with CityArts Magazine about the event, noting the intimate and rare opportunity for the performers and audience to interact:
“It’s an opportunity for the audience to be at the table as well,” Stevens commented. “But it’s not a lecture. We want it to be an exchange. We’re coming together so people can learn what goes into making a dance.”
The seasoned professionals and budding new artists who will participate in the event include: Marlo Martin, Andre Bouchard, Katy Hagelin, Victoria McConnell, Sarah Seder, Alex Martin, Freya Wormus, Keneniah Bystrom, Sarah Olds, Kristen Legg, Marissa Haga, and Markeith Wiley.