SIDF Winter Mini Fest - Weekend I & II

Sat Feb 25 2023 at 08:00 pm to Sat Mar 04 2023 at 09:30 pm

Capitol Hill | Seattle

Khambatta Dance Company
Publisher/HostKhambatta Dance Company
SIDF Winter Mini Fest - Weekend I & II
The Sixth Annual Seattle International Dance Festival (SIDF) Winter Mini Fest is pleased to present live, in-person performances and a ten-day residency between Seattle-based Khambatta Dance Company (KDC) and Tchekpo Dance Company (TDC), an international troop combining African, Italian and German artists. Highlighting spontaneity, the Mini Fest features work created collaboratively between the two companies in a few days’ time between artists hailing from three continents as well as premieres by each company. This year’s Mini Fest brings the world of contemporary dance to Seattle’s doorstep, presenting four emotionally resonant performances over two weekends.
February 25 @ 8pm & 26 @ 7:30pm at Broadway Performance Hall (1625 Broadway - Capitol Hill)
Tchekpo Dance Theater presents the world premiere of Strangers to Ourselves a piece for four dancers, who deal with each other awkwardly, dismissively, contemptuously, or even violently, but also benevolently and full of appreciation. The multimedia dance piece questions the way we deal with ourselves, with xenophobia and racism. Khambatta Dance Company presents Strange Animals, which received a standing ovation at the 2022 Newport Dance Festival in Rhode Island and excerpts of a trio recently presented at Seattle’s Boost Festival.
March 3 & 4 @ 8pm at Erickson Theater (1524 Harvard Ave - Capitol Hill)
Khambatta Dance Company premieres Now What?, mixing spoken word, music and athletic movement, the piece contemplates the self-reflective introspection and enlightenment of a death/rebirth cycle. KDC will also collaborate with international guest artists, Tchekpo Dance Company, to create an evening of work born of artistic inspiration and spawned in just a few days time. The work will be titled just before the show.
Advance tickets to all performances are $25. Student tickets are $18. Two-Show Festival Passes are available for $45. Visit
Khambatta Dance Company has called Seattle, WA its home since relocating from New York City in 2001. KDC has created over 45 works ranging from site-specific pieces to staged, full-length productions. KDC conducts international residencies and exchanges, regularly tours nationally and abroad, and in 2006 founded the Seattle International Dance Festival They are dedicated to producing and presenting emotionally resonant and topically relevant work with a keen eye toward expanding the audience’s world view in an inclusive manner. KDC encourages constructive self-reflection through meaningful high-quality artistic work, that acknowledges the role dance can play in shaping emotionally relevant lives and a strong social fabric.
Tchekpo Dance Copany is a German-based group currently comprised of international artists from Africa, Italy, and Germany. The company was founded in 1991 by Tchekpo Dan Agbetou in Angers, France. Four years later, the dancer, choreographer, and artistic director continued his work in Germany. The company is dynamic, engaging dancers from around the world for each project. Tchekpo Dan Agbetou, invites multidisciplinary artists from Europe, Africa, Asia, and America to work on new projects combining a number of artistic influences. Tchekpo Dance Company performs in renowned institutions, frequenting international dance festivals in Europe, Africa and the USA.
Today, the company is part of the global dance project DansArt Tanznetworks, an institution for contemporary dance with its own theater and numerous training and continuing education programs for professional dancers and amateurs. DansArt Tanznetworks maintains a host of companies within its network which it invites to its various international dance festivals and to whom it offers artists in residence programs.

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Capitol Hill, ,Seattle,WA,United States, Seattle, United States


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