The world of art is in constant evolution and, on a daily basis, new terms and forms emerge while old ones are revisited. For those of us who choose to dance with our creative instincts, our place in this world is seen through the lens of movement. The Barefoot Collective extends this call to movement to you, to all bodies moving through this space and reaching for Spring: “The Ides of May is nearing!” Come, walk, run, skip, ride to 915 Broadway where the Broadway Center’s, new black box theatre, Studio 3 will host a celebration of movement with The Barefoot Collective on May 12th and 13th.
The Ides of May will feature Northwest movement artists performing original creations inspired by a spectrum of life experiences, love to loss, reality to dream, and work to play. These original pieces reveal a depth of content, emotion and movement understanding. The Barefoot Collective works hard to keep the local modern dance wheel turning by consistently hatching new ideas and growing from past ones. “Artistic creation is a continual process, a constant learning experience, one that is fueled by the opportunity to share ones work with an audience. I think it is in performing and sharing the work that a dance really takes shape,” said April Nyquist, Co-Director of The Barefoot Collective.
This year the current four co-directors of The Barefoot Collective have invited 3 guest choreographers to add their vision to the show. In an effort to present a diversity of ideas on what dance means in the Pacific Northwest, The Barefoot Collective has invited choreographers that will provide a varied and nuanced understanding of movement, and are both experienced and emerging artists in the form.
Location is essential to the dance performance experience, whether a piece is outdoor, site-specific or housed in a professional theater. The Barefoot Collective is honored to be the first performing arts group to present works in the newly renovated Studio 3 of the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. “It is great to see the renaissance of Tacoma growing to a place that supports theatre and dance companies with high quality professional venues. It says a lot about Tacoma on the verge!,” said Katie Stricker, Co-Director of the Barefoot Collective.
And, as a bonus, those attending the May 13 show, which falls on Mother’s Day, will receive a little gift from the Collective as well.
Ides of May is supported by Washington State Arts Commission, Tacoma News Tribune, and Broadway Center for the Performing Arts.
Who: the BareFoot Collective
What: Ides of May
Where: 915 Broadway,Tacoma. In Studio 3 (enter the silver elevator, space is on the 3rd floor)
When: May 12 at 3pm and 7:30pm, May 13 at 3pm
Tickets: $18 general admission, $15 student, senior, military. Available through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. Seating is limited so advance purchase is recommended.