DANCE This Spotlight: Meg Fox & Den'ea Simone
Now in its 24th year, STG's signature program DANCE This returns on July 15 with Mexican, Korean, Indian, Black American, and Eastern European styles, among others. DANCE This features choreography by Adam Parson, Niecey Almario, Miguel Almario, and Kirsten Barron Kinney, and 2022 artists in residence: Gary Champi (previously: Merce Cunningham Trust) and Akoiya Harris (previously: Spectrum Dance Theater).The year's show will include guest performances by Bailadores De Bronce, Morning Star Korean Cultural Center, Natya UW, Northwest Tap Connection, and Radost Folk Ensemble.
Meet two of the important people who help to make this show possible: Meg Fox, Lighting Designer, and Den'ea Simone, Stage Manager.
DANCE This plays at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2022 at the Moore Theatre. Tickets range from $10–$20. For tickets and more information, go to stgpresents.org/ece/dance-this.
Meg Fox has been designing lights in Seattle since 1986, during which time she toured throughout the US with numerous dance companies, and received commissions for design from Urban Bush Women, Pat Graney, and Alvin Ailey Dance, among others. In Seattle, Fox has designed at major contemporary performance venues and for numerous Pacific Northwest dance artists. She has designed for dances and performances at most of the venues in Seattle, including Velocity Dance Center, On the Boards, Cornish College of the Arts and 12th Ave Arts. She also designs for annual festivals in Seattle including Tint and Against the Grain. Fox has extensive experience in the collaborative generation of new works along with the reconstruction of older designs.
️Den'ea Simone is the Co-Programmer and Production Stage Manager for the long running Seattle Parks and Recreation, Teen Summer Musical. Ms. Simone has more than 20 years experience with Stage Managing theatre productions and concert shows for National musicians such as Gerald Albright, David Sanborn, Sheila E., Boney James, Marcus Miller, the late great George Duke and more. Den'ea is a board member of the high school dance competition, Bubblin' Brown Sugar as well as the Event Coordinator. Extending her insight of Seattle's talented youth, she serves as a consultant to the Seattle Seahawks Dance Teams' annual camp. In 2018 the socially conscious rap group, Black Stax, granted Den'ea Simone the opportunity to accomplish a longtime dream of becoming a Tour Manager. Ms. Simone resides in her hometown of Seattle with her husband, Francis Williams and their three children.