Reflections Dance Festival
Reflections is a unique dance festival featuring contemporary dancers and cultural practitioners, all artists of color. Co-presented in 2020 and 2021 by The Seattle Public Library and Friends of Waterfront Seattle, Reflections will return with a dynamic new lineup in 2023.
Filmed on the elegant stage of Seattle’s Pier 62 in August of 2022, the next Reflections will be presented in 2023 with a dynamic new lineup of artists and cultural practitioners. Reflections is co-presented with Friends of Waterfront Seattle, and the program’s lead partners are Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects, Washington Community Alliance and Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas.
Reflections Dance Festival returned on Nov. 4, 2021, as a ray of light by artists of color during the pandemic, filmed on the elegant stage of Seattle’s Pier 62.
Reflections 2021 Artists
Reflections’ 2021 dynamic lineup featured the following artists and cultural practitioners, whose performances were filmed by Futsum Tsegai, filmmaker and artist-in-residence for The Seattle Public Library. Tsegai also filmed Reflections 2020.
If you could sum 2020 up with a dance what would it be? In 2020, during the first Reflections Dance Festival, five dazzling performers and dancers give a reply to “the question of the year” at the water’s edge on Pier 62. Ceremony, ritual, and movement with all its sacredness provide testament to being present to the changing times.