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Join CHOP SHOP to experience dance films by seven outstanding contemporary dance artists!

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Welcome to CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work 2021, a special online iteration of the festival co-designed by the seven outstanding participating artists! Each year CHOP SHOP serves up a unique sampling of contemporary dance by leading local and national artists and this year is no different, although we’re coming to you in the (new to us) medium of film.

We’ll premiere dance films created by the participating artists each Thursday in February 2021, with a live Q&A with the week’s artists each Sunday. The films will remain accessible until 11.59pm PDT on Wednesday, March 31, so you may view and re-view them as often as you’d like until then!

The CHOP SHOP 2021 participating artists are:

  • Daniel Costa / Daniel Costa Dance (Seattle, WA)
  • Eva Stone & Simone Elliott / Root Collective (Seattle, WA & Germany)
  • Javier Padilla and The Movement Playground (New York City, NY)
  • Lauren Horn//Subira Vs. Movement (Windsor, CT)
  • Mark Haim (Seattle, WA)
  • Nicole von Arx / NVA & Guests (Brooklyn, NY & Switzerland)
  • Omar Román De Jesús / Boca Tuya (New York City, NY)

Film Premiere Schedule

Thursday, February 4: World premieres from Lauren Horn and Nicole von Arx

Thursday, February 11: World premiere from Omar Román De Jesús

Thursday, February 18: Premieres from Daniel Costa and Eva Stone & Simone Elliott

Thursday, February 25: World premieres from Javier Padilla and Mark Haim

Live Q&As

On the Sunday following each premiere, join the week's artists for a live Zoom Q&A at 4pm PST. Links to join the Q&A will be shared with ticketholders via email.

Accessibility

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Lizzy at Lizzy@chopshopdance.org.

FAQs

How do I view the films?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering all the CHOP SHOP festival programming online via YouTube. All ticketholders will receive a confirmation email on February 4 (or immediately, if you purchase tickets after that date) that includes a link to access the films. The first two films will be available starting Thursday, February 4 , with additional films premiering each Thursday in February. The films will remain accessible until 11.59pm PDT on Wednesday, March 31, so you may view and re-view them as often as you’d like until then!

How much do tickets for the films cost?

Access to the CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work Dance Film Festival is offered on a pay-what-you-can / sliding scale basis - we recommend a suggested donation of $20, but please select the price that feels comfortable and appropriate to you. All proceeds from the CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work Dance Film Festival will be shared by the participating artists.

Do I need to buy a ticket for each member of my household?

No - you may purchase one ticket per household.

Do I need to buy a ticket for each of the films?

Nope! Your ticket will provide access to all seven dance films.

What other programming do you offer?

In 2021, CHOP SHOP Contemporary Dance Festival offers a fully online program of events, including no experience necessary dance classes, dance films, master classes for experienced dancers, artist talks, and more. You can learn more about all festival programming at chopshopdance.org.

I have a different question - how can I get in touch?

Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions you may have at 206.799.6004 or info@chopshopdance.org and we'll be happy to help!

Photo: Fausto Rivera & Michele Dooley of Spectrum Dance Theater perform Donald Byrd's OCCURRENCE #8 REDUCED at CHOP SHOP 2020, photo by Bret Doss.

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