CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work is an annual contemporary dance festival, held each February at Meydenbauer Center Theatre in Bellevue, WA.
CHOP SHOP’s mission is to offer insight on contemporary dance and its creative process, in order to forge deeper connections between artists and audiences through presentation, education, dialogue, and experience. The festival is committed to promoting work that is accessible to a diverse audience, comprising both new and experienced dance viewers, and providing free, fun, and open to all ages and abilities dance classes through our innovative Experience Dance Program.
Since its founding in 2008, CHOP SHOP has shared and championed the work of more than 375 individual artists from 66 dance companies, welcomed over 950 Experience Dance Program participants to free and open to all ages and abilities dance classes, and invited numerous dance students to engage directly with professional artists in more than 60 master classes.
Each year, the festival seeks dance companies and independent choreographers interested in presenting contemporary dance work at the festival. More information and application information is available on our website at www.chopshopdance.org/apply.