Kate Wallich + The YC

Dream Dances
Dec 7 - 10, 2017

$23 | $30 WEEK OF • BUY TICKETS Merrill Wright Mainstage

Thu, Dec 7–Sat, Dec 9 at 8 pm
Sun, Dec 10 at 5 pm

The Thursday, Dec 7 performance is sold out! A waiting list will be started at 7 pm when the Lobby Box Office opens; must be present in person to get on the waiting list. 

Seattle-based choreographer, director, and educator Kate Wallich returns to On the Boards with her company The YC for the premiere of a new full-length work, Dream Dances. Consisting of intertwined and layered movement scenes, this performance inspired by dreams and dreaming combines complex physicality with restrained dynamism. Dream Dances is a meditative study in form and spatial geometry, and like the heightened reality of dreams, brings ‘amplified life’ to the stage. Dream Dances features lighting/production design by Amiya Brown and costuming by stylist duo cuniform. Frequent collaborators Johnny Goss and Andrew J.S. contributed the live score. 

“[Dream Dances] creates a space for a form of attention that is in itself a sort of defiance. That slowing down, watching, remembering might be radical acts.” —CL Young

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Thu, Dec 7
Studio Supper with Kari Brunson (Juicebox Cafe, Frankie & Jo’s

Fri, Dec 8
Post-show conversation with Kate Wallich and choreographer/artist Heather Kravas in the Studio Theater

Sun, Dec 10
Childcare is available during Sunday performances for kids ages 2-10
(Must reserve in advance; if this is your first time purchasing childcare, you can see the show for free! Learn more)

Kate Wallich received her training from Interlochen Arts Academy and holds a BFA in Dance Magna Cum Laude from Cornish College of the Arts. Named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2015, her work has been commissioned and presented nationally and internationally by leading dance companies, performance institutions, universities and galleries, including On the Boards, Velocity Dance Center, Seattle Art Museum, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and Springboard Danse Montréal. Kate has received awards, grants, and support from 4Culture, Artist Trust, The Glenn H. Kawasaki Foundation, The Rauschenberg Residency, MANA Contemporary, Seattle Magazine’s “Spotlight Artist Award”, The National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron and is Velocity Dance Center’s 2017 Artist in Residence. She is among Seattle’s top contemporary dance teachers, leading packed classes through her own brand of movement technique. In 2010, Kate created her popular community focused class Dance Church™ that reaches over 200 people a week. In 2016, Kate launched Studio Kate Wallich, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to cultivating a community of artists and the public through dance-based, design-forward experiences. Studio Kate Wallich supports The YC, YC2, Professional Level Classes and Dance Church™.


Dream Dances is partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. It was developed at On the Boards through the Performance Production Program, made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Dream Dances was also supported by Velocity Dance Center’s AIR Program and was created in part through Base’s Anchor Tenancy Program with major underwriting from Case van Rij. 

Photo: Stefano Altamura