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Northwest Folklife aims to strengthen our communities through arts and culture. This calendar brings together our greater community’s events and gatherings. Here, you will find events ranging from cultural celebrations to music and dance performances and traditional gatherings.
Together, we can contue to celebrate the rich arts, cultures, and traditions that thrive in the greater Pacific Northwest.
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Culture Shakti Auditions
October 6 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree
Culture Shakti Audition
Culture Shakti is an established professional performing dance company under the direction of Katrina Ji. Please join us for our 11th Season!
We’ve performed at Microsoft, Boeing, NW Folklife Festival, Ananda Mela, Seattle Art Museum, Mohai, Crocodile. Restaurants, clubs, theaters, festivals etc.
Teens & Adults / Male & Female
We have 2 teams currently accepting members:
Bollywood & Bhangra
*Bellydance & Kalbelia teams are currently not accepting new members at this time. However, you may start training anytime. These two teams are by invitation to current students rather than by audition.
AUDITION FORMAT –
* Learn either a Bollywood or Bhangra Choreography on the spot. (Your choice)
* We are looking at how quickly and easily you will pick up and execute choreo in a short span
* 30 to 45 mins of practice before the formal auditions begin
* Results will be announced via email within 10 days from the audition date
* If you do not qualify for the team, please train in our classes as these auditions will happen every year and by dancing with us you can increase your chances of getting in the year after
* if you are selected, you will be required to sign up for Wednesday evening classes (Bollywood, Bhangra or both) within 3 days from receiving your confirmation. If not, your spot will be given to someone else.
* Please audition only if you can make it to the Wednesday night class every week and additional rehearsals as needed depending on performance schedule.
* All results are final. Past experience is not taken into account only what you do in the audition
* Previous and new class students need to re-audition to be included in advance classes, otherwise will default to general classes.
Culture Shakti Dance Studio
2524 16th Ave S #311
Seattle, WA 98144
*Solid black dance attire (no skirts)
(Leggings, shorts, T-shirt’s, tanks)
* Hair tied up and back.
* Audition is barefoot. No exceptions.
Please register here to secure your audition spot! Http://cultureshakti.com/classes
Upon acceptance, we require weekly attendance of these Bollywood and/or Bhangra classes..
We encourage you to attend as many classes as possible in September to better prepare you for the audition. Bollywood 630-715 (General) 715-8 (Advanced)
Bhangra 8-845 (General) 845-930 (Advanced)
Occasional rehearsals take place on Saturday afternoons as needed.
Dancers accepted to join our team will be offered a discounted member rate.
PREPARE FOR AUDITION
We encourage you to attend as many classes as possible in September to better prepare you for the audition. Http://cultureshakti.com/classes
UPCOMING PERFORMANCES & TEAM EVENTS
We have a year round performance schedule.
Plus we will be filming video content for youtube, Bollyshake, instagram and Facebook
Sat Sept 22 Seattle Children’s Festival
Sat Sept 29 Compassion Festival
Sat Oct 20 SAM Diwali Ball
Thurs Nov 8 Private Diwali Party
Fri May 24 Bollywood Showcase NW Folklife
July 27/28 Ananda Mela
Aug 11 Othello Park Cultural Festival