Meet the Seattle Children’s Festival Performers for 2016
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Learn the rhythms and beats of Spanish Flamenco while using your hands with Ana Montes.
Becky Grace believes in the transformative power of balancing the mind, body, and spirit through yoga. Start your day off with a fun and informative yoga adventure!
Caspar Babypants creates music for families to bring parents and children together to share a genuine love for the same song.
Crankies are a way to tell stories using art and music. Come join in the fun and learn about crankies with Charmain!
Comerford School of Irish Dance
The Comerford School of Irish Dance is the premier Irish dancing program in Washington State – join their dancers for Irish set dancing!
Explore the ‘Ukulele, and learn about Hawaiian music and culture in the process with Daniel Pak (Kore Ionz / Totem Star), singer-songwriter and producer of Seattle pop reggae band Kore Ionz and cofounder of Totem Star after-school music program.
Dora and her Brazilian dancers teach audiences a repertoire of traditional Afro-Brazilian movement, funk, jazz, modern, and more.
Duoc Su Dance Team
The incredible Duoc Su Lion Dance Team showcases the cultural traditions of the Vietnam through dance and costume.
Eva Abram uses her talents as an actress and storyteller to share stories of American history from an African-American perspective.
Family Dance with Sherry Nevins, Caller
Throw on your dancing shoes and square dance with Sherry Nevins. She will call simple and fun dances for the whole family to enjoy!
Fire and Ice Dance Company
Learn the fundamentals of Beginning Irish Step Dance with Susan Walker and the Fire and Ice Dance Company.
Grupo Folklorico Herencias Mexicanas
Explore traditional music, song and dance from Mexico with Grupo Folklorico Herencias Mexicanas.
Halau Hula O’Napualani Hawaiian School of Dance
Kumu Gloria teaches families Hula basics including Kahiko (ancient Hawaiian dance) and ‘Auana (modern Hawaiian dance).
International Capoeira Angola Foundation
Mestre Silvinho introduces Brazilian Capoeira – an improvised combination of movements, a mix of acrobatics, rituals, and dance.
James “AudioPoet” Burchfield
Human beatbox James “AudioPoet” Burchfield will teach kids of all ages the beginning components of beatboxing. Join this workshop and see what noises you can make!
John Hayden and his company, Jamtown™, celebrate a worldwide love for music and adventure. His unique approach to learning music combines music, movement and fun to keep little ones engaged.
Kisbetyarok Hungarian Family Dancers
The Kisbetyarok Hungarian Family Dancers showcase the traditions of Hungarian village dances.
Experience Gnankoumandouwa – a traditional performance company of master drummers, dancers, singers and family members from Guinea, West African with Kouyate Arts!
Martial Arts with Northwest Wushu
Join Northwest Wushu for a unique interactive Martial Arts experience that exemplifies the cultural heritage of China. “Wu” means military and “shu” means art; therefore, wushu means the art of fighting, or martial arts.
Experience the rich colors and intricate movements of traditional and modern Chinese dance with the youth dancers of the Melody Institute.
Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist
Mix science, nature, lyrics and song with the incredible Mikey Mike!
North City Rockers
This multi-generational B-Boying Hip Hop crew performs award-winning breakdance and invites the audience to join in the fun.
Oolleemm Korean Cultural Center
The Oolleemm (Translated – “Sounds of the Earth”) Korean Cultural Center perform traditional Korean rhythms and melodies built upon the rhythmic pattern of breathing.
Native American flutist, Peter Ali shares stories about his music, as well as his rich ethnic heritage, intermixed with performances of his original songs. Listen to the sounds of eagle, running river, nature and spirit in the flute’s song.
Simba Youth Marimba Ensemble
Experience Marimba music from the Shona people in Zimbabwe, a full-body percussive performance that will get the whole family moving.
Sunshine Music Together
Introduce your baby or toddler to music! Babies instinctively respond to and imitate loved ones, so caregiver participation is an essential part of this musical environment.
Do you want to speak with your hands? Visually Speaking is an innovative leader in teaching American Sign Language that offers a variety of fun techniques to learn how.
Washington Middle School Jazz Band
Washington Middle School Music is dedicated to continuing excellence and equity in music education. Join them for a swinging vintage jazz dance!
Youth Theatre Northwest
Creative drama for everyone! This program gives kids of all ages a chance to develop their imagination through acting.
2016 Seattle Children’s Festival Schedule
FISHER PAVILION STAGE
|10:00am – 10:30am||Movement Series: Kids Yoga Adventure with Becky Grace|
|10:30am – 11:15am||Caspar BabyPants|
|11:45am – 12:30pm||BrasilFest Presents: Movement Series: Brazilian Capoeira with International Capoeira Angola Foundation|
|12:30pm – 1:15pm||Simba Youth Marimba Ensemble|
|1:30pm – 2:00pm||Movement Series: Martial Arts with Northwest Wushu|
|2:15pm – 3:00pm||Oolleemm Korean Cultural Center|
|3:45pm – 4:15pm||Movement Series: Hip Hop Dance with North City Rockers|
|4:15pm – 5:00pm||Festival Sundiata Presents: West African Music & Dance with Kouyate Arts|
ARMORY COURT STAGE
|10:00am – 10:45am||Grupo Folklorico Herencias Mexicanas|
|11:30am – 12:15pm||Melody Institute|
|12:45pm – 1:30pm||Kisbetyarok Hungarian Family Dancers|
|2:00pm – 2:30pm||Movement Series: Irish Set Dancing with Comerford School of Irish Dance|
|2:30pm – 3:15pm||Vintage Dance with the Washington Middle School Jazz Band, with dance lessons from Dean Paton|
|3:45pm – 4:15pm||Movement Series: Vietnamese Lion Dance with Duoc Su Dance Team|
|4:15pm – 5:00pm||
Halau Hula O’Napualani Hawaiian School of Dance
Loft 2: Stories & More
|10:15am – 11:00am||Native American Stories and Songs with Peter Ali|
|11:30am – 12:15pm||Learn American Sign Language with Visually Speaking|
|12:45pm – 1:30pm||Hand-made Crankies with Charmaine Slaven|
|2:15pm – 3:00pm||Creative Drama with Youth Theatre Northwest|
|3:45pm – 4:30pm||Northwest African American Museum Presents: Eva Abram, Storyteller|
Loft 3: Dance and Movement Workshops
|10:30am – 11:15am||Irish Step Dancing with Fire and Ice|
|11:45am – 12:30pm||Flamenco Dance with Ana Montes|
|1:00pm – 1:45pm||BrasilFest Presents: Brazilian Dance with Dora Oliveira|
|2:15pm – 3:00pm||Hip Hop Dance with North City Rockers|
|3:30pm – 4:30pm||Family Dance with Sherry Nevins, Caller|
Loft 4: Music and Songs
|10:45am – 11:30am||Sunshine Music Together|
|12:00pm – 12:45pm||Rhythm and Percussion with Jamtown John|
|1:15pm – 2:00pm||‘Ukulele and Hawaiian Music with Daniel Pak (Kore Ionz / Totem Star)|
|2:30pm – 3:15pm||206 Zulu Presents: Learn to Beatbox|
|3:30pm – 4:15pm||Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist|