New Dance Performance: HERE // HEAR at Burien Actors Theatre

Experience unique dance performance HERE // HEAR with live singing and movement chorus at Burien Actors Theatre!

Burien Actors Theatre presents HERE // HEAR, a unique full-evening length, new dance performance by choreographer Kris Wheeler and singer Ivory Smith.

Performances are June 22 through 24. There is plenty of free on-site parking.


With movement chorus and live singing, HERE // HEAR is designed to be an immersive experience into sounds that become music and movement impulses that become dance.

HERE // HEAR aims to activate the audience's own states of listening and seeing. HERE // HEAR is a celebration of moving bodies and moving voices, stillness, silence, sound, and attentive response to change.

Performances are June 22 at 8 p.m., June 23 at 8 p.m. and June 24 at 2 p.m. at Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 4th Ave. S.W. in Burien.

Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. Student tickets are just $10.

For tickets or other information, go to or call 206-242-5180.

HERE // HEAR is sponsored by 4Culture and Pickled & Preserved.


Director/choreographer Kris Wheeler was a soloist in the 1970s and 1980s with Seattle's American Contemporary Dance Company (ACDC, directed by the legendary Joan Skinner), and Robert Davidson’s Aerial Ensemble. Kris taught contemporary dance, improvisation and composition, including Contact Improvisation, around the United States, in Europe and on the faculty of the University of Washington’s dance program. She trained in clinical psychology, and then at 50, returned to the studio to continue to make dance. Over the last three years Wheeler has been working with dancers in the exploration of specific improvisational dance practices. This work has become HERE // HEAR.

Singer Ivory Smith is a Seattle-based composer, sound designer, producer and teacher. Ivory Smith has been musical director or co-director for sev-eral acclaimed projects including Foot in Mouth, Lingo Productions and Ivory in Ice World. Her work has been showcased at Bumbershoot, On the Boards and A Contemporary Theatre. She grew up studying piano, attended Cornish College of the Arts and graduated from Evergreen State College with a BA in Audio Engineering and Non-Profit Business Man-agement. The breadth of her professional work is far reaching—from opera and jazz to building and programming her own electronic instruments.

Featured dancers are Noelle Chun, Katherine Cook, Mary Margaret Moore, Calie Swedberg and Kris Wheeler.

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