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The Long Tide by Bellingham Repertory Dance

April 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Tuesday April 12, 8:00pm
Friday April 15, 8:00pm
Saturday April 16, 5:00pm and 8:00pm (2 shows)
Sunday April 17, 2:00pm

This spring, Bellingham Repertory Dance (BRD) presents The Long Tide, an evening of contemporary dance. The Long Tide is the force of push and pull that connects all of us. It is a through-line of kinetic energy that maps how we move through the world. After two years of hibernation due to the pandemic, BRD dancers return to the stage for this high-energy performance.

The Long Tide features an eclectic lineup of repertoire, including old favorites as well as never-before-seen premieres. The choreography explores different aspects of relationships like the ways we can work together, how we disengage and move apart, how we support each other, and even how we navigate our relationship to the past and to the ever-evolving present.

Rachel Barker’s “Parched Chalk // I See You” features a large ensemble and skillful partnering, which allows the dancers to fly through space. “Threshold,” choreographed by long-time Seattle dance artist Michele Miller, is an intimate, weight-sharing duet that requires full trust and commitment from both of the dancers. Jessica Zoller’s momentum-driven “we go here, we go there” is a feat of sharp unison. Adele Nickel’s “Flocks are Flying Avalanches” was inspired by a theory that explains the connection between avalanches, crystal formations, and how birds flock. The Long Tide will also showcase original works by BRD members Soleil Chappelle and Emma Harvey. This season, members of BRD also participated in a Vernacular Jazz Dance residency, led by local instructor and performer, Damian Cade. The Long Tide will share their learnings about the history of Jazz and a performance of “The Big Apple,” as choreographed by Frankie Manning in 1937.


April 12
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Firehouse Arts and Events Center
(360) 305-9858
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Firehouse Performing Arts Center
1314 Harris Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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