This installment of reSET features new dance pieces from DANDY and Jessica Jobaris, performed on the set of Tin Cat Shoes.

May 13 – 14, 2022

Choreographers and dancers don’t often have opportunities to utilize complex or fully-realized sets. With this in mind, Washington Ensemble Theatre provides opportunities for dancers to make and perform pieces on the elaborate theatrical sets of its mainstage productions. Curated by Mark Haim, Babette Pendleton, and Alice Gosti, the first reSET was performed on the set of The Tall Girls in 2015 and has been happening at least once a year ever since.

“…reSET [showcases] a range of artists, talents, and experiences, and importantly, [offers] Seattle dancers a place to play, adventure, and perform.” – SeattleDances





Dandy is a creative partnership designed to celebrate and elevate the Black cultural landscape of Seattle, WA. David Rue (Liberian-born) and Randy Ford (Seattle-born) use art, dance, fashion, and pop-culture as forms of activism, story-telling, and joy centering. Together and separately they take Seattle by storm by curating events like A Dandy Affair, SAMRemix (Rue), and QUEEN STREET Festival (Ford). You can follow them respectively on IG at @davidrue212 @randybaby11 @dandyaffair)

Jessica Jobaris

Jessica Jobaris is a Seattle-based choreographer, whose dance-theatre works warp perception, guiding audiences to reconsider what is sacred, what is profane, researching the edges of consciousness and the supernatural. Her most recent work, “Orphans, Thieves, and Other Unlived Lives,” integrated intergenerational trauma through seances with the ancestors. “A Great Hunger,” explored themes of complicated grief/suicide, was commissioned by On the Boards 2016-2017 season. In 2010, she launched Jessica Jobaris & General Magic, a dance-theatre company, dedicated to nurturing artistic risk and community connection through dance. Jessica has taught nationally and internationally, and holds a BFA in dance (cum Laude) from Cornish College of the Arts. She is a graduate student of psychology at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.