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Photography by Kenneth Edwards



Program One will present six diverse pieces of contemplative emotional journeys, high-octane athleticism and riveting exploration of movement, all designed to challenge expectations through the universal language of dance. 

Program One


Vashon Shuttle Service available for Fri & Sat evening performances

As an alternative to driving, why not take a bus or ride-share (uber or lyft) to Fauntleroy Terminal and leave the driving to someone else from there? Simply buy a walk-on ticket at the booth and take advantage of our shuttle service on the other side.

For timing information:

Program One

Friday July 12, 7PM /

Vashon Center for the Arts

+ 6PM Pre-performance discussion

Join choreographers Penny Saunders and Bruno Roque for a pre-performance discussion

Program One / Family Matinee

Saturday July 13, 1PM /

Vashon Center for the Arts

+ Post-Performance Q&A

Join SDC Artistic Directors Noelani Pantastico and James Yoichi Moore and SDC Dancers

Program One

Vashon Center for the Arts

Saturday July 13, 7PM /

+ Post-Performance Q&A

Join SDC Artistic Directors Noelani Pantastico and James Yoicihi Moore and SDC Dancers

Program One

Sunday July 14, 1PM /

Vashon Center for the Arts


JULY 12 - 14, 2019

Artistic Directors Noelani Pantastico and James Yoichi Moore have selected works by five choreographers from three continents for Seattle Dance Collective’s debut performances.

The Grey Area (an excerpt) by British choreographer David Dawson.

Dawson’s award-winning breakthrough piece points towards a place of no time and no place - a ‘no-man’s land’ - with free-flowing phrases set to Niels Lanz’s haunting score.

Mopey by German choreographer Marco Goecke.

Set to music by C.P.E. Bach and the 80’s rock band The Cramps, Mopey is an inwardly reflective yet volatile solo work—dark, moody and potentially unsettling.

Frugivory, by Portuguese choreographer Bruno Roque is a light, unphilosophical take on the idea that the object of our desire can drive us, or blind us; that we are often “prisoners” of our needs and longings. 

Anamnesis, also by Roque, touches upon the concept of how defining moments in our formative years leave a permanently ephemeral imprint that echoes throughout one’s existence.

Shogun (an excerpt) by the late Brazilian-Japanese choreographer Ivonice Satie.

Dedicated to Satie’s grandfather who taught her the traditional Japanese arts of laido and Shinto-ryu, Shogun explores the relationship between master and disciple.

Sur le Fil (by a Hair’s Breadth) by American choreographer Penny Saunders.

Sur le Fil was inspired by Saunders’ thoughts around the mischievousness nature of life, and the common reality we share of having personal secrets that we would prefer kept in the dark.


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JULY 9 - 10

Seattle Dance Collective is excited to provide the opportunity for young dancers to study with Artistic Directors Noelani Pantastico and James Yoichi Moore. SDC’s Dance Immersion Workshop will take place on July 9 and 10.


Each day will begin with a one-hour pilates class taught by former Pittsburgh Ballet Theater dancer and PNB conditioning coach Kristen Moore, followed by a 90-minute ballet technique class taught by James Yoichi Moore (July 9) or Noelani Pantastico (July 10). Program One choreographer Bruno Roque will conclude each day with a contemporary improvisation class.

Dance Immersion Workshop

Tuesday & Wednesday, July 9-10, 9am – 1:15pm

2 Day Pass: $170 Member | $190 General

1 Day Pass (pick): $85 Member | $95 General

Dance Immersion Bonus: Two-day students receive a complimentary ticket to SDC’s Technical Rehearsal on Tuesday, July 9th, 2pm

Venue Information


Vashon center for the arts

Vashon Center for the Arts, a collaborative and community-based organization, provides a center for the arts on Vashon Island, initiates quality arts experiences for all ages and creates opportunities for artists to perform and exhibit their work

All performances will take place at VCA’s state-of-the-art Katherine L. White Hall, offering a rare opportunity to see some of the region’s most accomplished dancers in an intimate 300-seat theater.