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May 31, 2017

Jim Kent Finds His Dream Company In Whim W’Him

Jim Kent '05 has danced for a number of Seattle choreographers since graduation. A member of Whim W'him since 2010, he has appeared in more than 30 new works staged by that company, including the mammoth "Approaching Ecstasy" which places a choir of 40 men and women on stage with the dancers.

Appearing in the June 2017 performances of Approaching Ecstasy at the Cornish Playhouse will be...

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April 7, 2017

Cornish Connects With Dance Theatre of Harlem

Theresa Alexander '17, a senior in the Dance Department at Cornish and an intern in the College's Communications Department, traveled with her entire department to the Northwest African American Museum to see its exhibition on Dance Theatre of Harlem. She filed this report, capped by the revelation that the company was co-founded by a Cornish alumnus, Karel Shook.

With Cornish’s Dance Department celebrating its 100th year, the dance students have been reveling...

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March 31, 2017

Cornish Dance Theater’s Spring 2017 Concert

Faculty and guest choreographers' works include a site-specific piece and a focus on human rights, female empowerment, and the art of protests for season finale.

Cornish Dance Theater, the performing ensemble of the 100-year-old Dance Department at Cornish Colle...

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March 14, 2017

Jobaris Casts Her Spell At On The Boards

Jessica Jobaris '97 and her collaborative collective General Magic use dance and theater as a quest into the human condition. Her work nurtures risk, mystery, absurdity, sensation of the body, and emancipation through imagination.

Since graduating from Cornish College of the Arts in 1997, Jessica Jobaris has been choreographing a...

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February 24, 2017

BFA Concerts: Full Program Notes

The BFA Capstone Concerts feature the work of Cornish College of the Arts' Dance seniors.

The BFA Capstone Concerts take place at the Broadway Performance Hall on February 25 and 26. Two com...

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February 1, 2017

Cornish Dancers Present Their Senior Projects

The 2017 BFA Dance Concerts in February are a showcase of the performances and choreography by seniors in the Dance Department. Additional senior thesis projects take place in February and March.

As the culmination of their education at Cornish College of the Arts, Dance seniors present the resu...

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January 24, 2017

Recent Grad Boehlke Brings It For Velocity Challenge

Another Cornish grad on a fast track, Renee Boehlke, fresh from receiving her BFA in Dance, wins a Velocity Bridge Project Creative Residency. Projects begin Thursday, January 26.

Well, that didn’t take long. Renee Boehlke ’16 graduated in May. With the ink barely dry on...

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January 4, 2017

Veronica Lee-Baik and Company Reconstruct “Giselle”

Alumna Veronica Lee-Baik '98 covers much exciting new ground with her company, The Three Yells. On January 6-7, it's "Giselle Deconstruct." An appreciation of multiple disciplines and the ease of collaboration has kept her close to Cornish.

The photos are haunting: dancers crouching beneath clear plastic bins or encased in hoops, moving th...

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November 18, 2016

Cornish Dancers “Take Flight” This Fall

The Cornish Dance Theater Fall 2016 Concert is coming right up, presenting November 18 and 19 at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center. Junior Theresa Alexander '17 writes on the process of setting Kyle Abraham's "When We Take Flight."

By Theresa Alexander '17 There are moments as a dancer when you realize that the world of dance...

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November 1, 2016

Cornish Dance Theater’s Fall 2016 Concert

Among the featured pieces will be Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion’s When We Take Flight, restaged on Cornish dancers by Abraham.In.Motion company member Connie Shiau.

Cornish Dance Theater, the performing ensemble of the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Art...

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September 14, 2016

Cornish Presents 2016/17: Theater, Music, Dance, Performance, and Jazz

While best known for the terrific jazz at PONCHO co-produced with Earshot Jazz, Cornish Presents is a multidisciplinary series of visiting artists, beloved alumni, and distinguished faculty. The 2016/17 season is no exception.

Following last month’s special remount of Raisins  in a Glass of Milk at the Cornish Playhous...

Raisins in a Glass of Milk August 25-27, 8:00 p.m. Begun as a senior thesis project, Ra...

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September 6, 2016

100 Years of Dance at Cornish Celebrated Onstage This Season

The oldest dance department in America celebrates its 100th year. Present at the birth of modern dance, Cornish offered students study in a wide variety of forms, led by ballet. This year expect a stunning array of events to mark the occasion, headlined by Kyle Abraham's “When We Take Flight” and the residency of Abraham.In.Motion dancer Connie Shiau.

In the fall of 1916, Mary Ann Wells founded the Dance Department, taking over the existing dance and...

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June 20, 2016

Research in London Highlights Alumna Bonnie Bird

The trail of the rediscovery of prominent alumna and head of dance Bonnie Bird '27-30 leads to the institution to which she dedicated the last portion of her career, Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London. Trinity Laban houses the Bonnie Bird Theatre and its archive is the home of the Bonnie Bird Collection.

by Maximilian Bocek It is the world's largest purpose-built contemporary dance center and dance sc...

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March 29, 2016

Terpsichore’s Landing: A Cornish Tradition of Student Choreography

Cornish dance student Miranda Chantelois '17 delves into the inspiration behind Cornish's Terpsichore’s Landing in this reprint of her article from 2015.

When Rebecca Smedley first started Terpsichore’s Landing (a.k.a. Terps) in 1998, she was a so...

An eclectic show to say the least, Terpsichore’s Landing is sure to have something for just about&...

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February 11, 2016

2016 B.F.A. Dance Concerts Showcase Cornish’s Emerging Dance Talent

Cornish's Dance Department enters its 100th year and the first event is a showcase of student talent. The seniors of 2016 worked with distinguished dance alumni and local luminaries to create their own works or perform solos in works created for them. Although event entry is free, patrons are encouraged to pay-what-you-can to support future dance scholarships.

The 2016 BFA Dance Concerts on February 20 and 27 showcase the choreography and performance wor...

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February 10, 2016

The Three Yells: Her Name Is Isaac

Aided by a Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator Residency, Veronica Lee-Baik brings her finished multidisciplinary piece back to campus. At a time when people are tweeting #AskHerMore, Lee-Baik tackles gender and pay equity through a distinctly Asian lens. Blending modern technology with modern dance, she creates a thought-provoking work guaranteed to spark interesting discussions afterward.

The Three Yells: Her Name Is Isaac returns to Cornish this week. This multidisciplinary dance work d...