APRIL 6-12, 11AM – 2:30PM AT SEATTLE CENTER ARMORY
Committed to Access for All | Suggested Daily Donation: $5 per person

Movin’ Around The World: Spring

Thank you for joining us at this year’s Movin’ Around the World: Spring! 

See some of the photo highlights from this event, captured by Erinn J. Hale!

 

Experience the cultures of the world through seeing and doing!

2019 Schedule

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Saturday, April 6 – Youth Rising


Grupo Folklorico Citlali

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Grupo Folklorico Citlali was established in 2012 by their teacher, Lauren Robles. They are from Burien, Wa and their dancers range from the age 4-16. Their goal is to spread their love of the Mexican Culture through dance. They dance all types of dances from the different states of Mexico, where each state or “region” has their own style of music, steps, and dresses. Learn More

TBD

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Coming Soon

Morning Star Korean Cultural Center

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

The Morning Star Cultural Center is committed to enriching the lives of those we encounter through artistic expression, educational opportunities, and cultural appreciation. We proudly serve a global community to promote awareness and encourage positive cultural exchange. Learn more

Hands On Activities


Bookmarks and Patches with Blue Cone Studios

Paint Paint Paint! Blue Cone will be helping young artists find their flair. Choose from canvas bookmarks or patches and let your imagination soar. We will have paints and brushes set up and each participant will be able to leave with their very own work of art. We hope to show young people that creativity exists in all of us and even the smallest act of creation can bring infinite joy. Learn more

Animal Hat Making with Jose Orantes

Color in different animals designs just they way you like them. Then cut it out, and fold them to create a unique hat or mask just for you! This program is bilingual (Spanish-English) and you’re invited to learn animal names and animal’s important facts in both languages.

Button Making with Próxima Generación:Youth Artist Residency

Learn how to make your own button with The artists of Próxima Generación!

Make your own Bookmark with Town Hall Seattle

Reading can be even more fun with your own personalized bookmark, decorated by you! Using stamps, you will learn all about ink, stamps, patterns and geometry. Learn more about Town Hall


Sunday, April 7 – ¡Baila Baila!: Dances from Latin America


Chilean Dance with Los Rebeldes de la Cueca

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Los Rebeldes de la Cueca are the natural heirs of various Chilean folk groups who have been present in the Northwest since 1978. We love sharing and showing our culture with the local community at cultural events, universities and community centers. Our main objective is to contribute to the richness of multiculturalism in the Seattle community.

We perform dances from different areas of Chile. A lot of them have Spanish influence, while others are inspired by the pre-Columbian cultures and their interaction with the Spanish conquerors.

Salsa Dance with Lucy Fei from Bachata Seattle

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Lucy was thrown into dance at an young age and found it again later in her adult life and since then has been dancing for 7 years specializing in bachata and salsa in the Seattle latin community. Lucy met her husband through dance and now they are the directors of Mi Esencia Seattle with 4 performance teams and organize monthly Bachata B2B events which helps to enrich the community through workshops, social dancing and festivals. She currently teaches adult classes part time as well as teaches her 1.5 year old how to move her hips. Learn more

 

Panama Folklore of Seattle

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Panama Folklore is a non profit organization that is mission is to promote, celebrate and cultivate Panamanian traditions and customs in the Pacific Northwest.
We have a variety of dances that comes from different regions of Panama with a very colorful display of folkloric clothing from the Atlantic to the Pacific regions of our country. Learn more

Hands On Activities


Bookmarks and Patches with Blue Cone Studios

Paint Paint Paint! Blue Cone will be helping young artists find their flair. Choose from canvas bookmarks or patches and let your imagination soar. We will have paints and brushes set up and each participant will be able to leave with their very own work of art. We hope to show young people that creativity exists in all of us and even the smallest act of creation can bring infinite joy. Learn more

Animal Hat Making with Jose Orantes

Color in different animals designs just they way you like them. Then cut it out, and fold them to create a unique hat or mask just for you! This program is bilingual (Spanish-English) and you’re invited to learn animal names and animal’s important facts in both languages.

Spinning with Seattle Weavers Guild

Spinning has been around for centuries. Come learn about this way for fiber to be made into yarn, which could then be woven, knit or crocheted into practical items such as rugs, blankets and clothing or pieces of art such as tapestries and costumes.


Monday, April 8 – From Trad to Today: Music of the North


Fleetwood Park Secondary School

Third Coast Percussion presented by Town Hall Seattle

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Third Coast Percussion is a Grammy-winning, artist-run quartet of classically-trained percussionists. For over ten years, the ensemble has forged a unique path in the musical landscape with virtuosic, energetic performances that celebrate the extraordinary depth and breadth of musical possibilities in the world of percussion. They have been praised for “commandingly elegant” (New York Times) performances, the “rare power” (Washington Post) of their recordings, and “an inspirational sense of fun and curiosity” (Minnesota Star-Tribune).

La Famille Leger

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Born of a time when family and friends would gather in the warmth of the kitchens of Québec and New Brunswick to play and dance time-honoured tunes together, La Famille Léger keeps that rich tradition vitally alive. Learn more

Hands On Activities


Shadow Puppets with Happy Squirrel Arts

Create your own shadow puppets! Try them out in our shadow boxes and put on a little show! Shadow puppets are a way to play with the position, intensity and the properties of light, and its role in creating shadows. It’s also a creative way to tell a story or express an idea. Learn more

Make your own Bookmark with Town Hall Seattle

Reading can be even more fun with your own personalized bookmark, decorated by you! Using stamps, you will learn all about ink, stamps, patterns and geometry. Learn more about Town Hall

Purrdie Burrdie Designs

Purrdie Burrdie is from the Planet Doodletopia. She comes to share a message to the children through story about the importance of self love. Read the book Purrdie Burrdie I love Myself, then write about what they love about you! You can create mirrors with a button machine to reflect on you beauty and color together and have fun bedazzling Purrdie Burrdie and learn all about my story of how Purrdie Burrdie came to be. Get a henna tattoo and Purrdie Burrdie button as a keepsake for participating in the event.

Animal Hat Making with Jose Orantes

Color in different animals designs just they way you like them. Then cut it out, and fold them to create a unique hat or mask just for you! This program is bilingual (Spanish-English) and you’re invited to learn animal names and animal’s important facts in both languages.


Tuesday, April 9 – Diwali Lights of India Festival Presents: Dances of India


KalaAlaya School of Dance

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

KalaAlaya School of dance, spearheaded by Smt. Preetha Anandh imparts training in Bharatanatyam, an ancient classical dance form of South India. The school is based in Sammamish and Redmond. Students of the school have actively participated in several programs across the greater Seattle Area.  To name a few are the Ananda Mela, Northwest folklife, Humanities Washington – Center for Washington Cultural Traditions and Grants, Miss Africa Washington Pageant, Seattle center Diwali festival and in local Hindu temples.

Urvasi Dance Ensemble

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Odissi, or Orissi, is a classical Indian dance form from the state of Orissa. It is characterized by fluidity of the upper torso and gracefulness in gestures and wristwork, juxtaposed with firm footwork. All classical Indian dance forms include both pure rhythmic dances and acting or story dances. Although incorporating a range of emotions and mythologies, the eternal union of Radha and Krishna is central to the abhinaya in Odissi Dance. Ratna Roy and David Capers have been working together to preserve the rich artistic heritage of the Mahari style in the Odissi tradition of Indian Classical Dance for two decades. Either Odissi or Orissi may be considered acceptable in writing.

Anga Kala Kathak Academy

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Kathak is one of the leading forms of Indian classical dance. The ancient art of India derived its name “Kathak” from “Katha” the art of storytelling. The Kathak dancers were excellent narrators and storytellers, and they interpreted incidence from the great epics with gestures and music. Through an aesthetically exquisite and continuously evolving style, these storytellers of the past combined dance and music and became the protagonists of the modern Kathak dance. Anga Kala Kathak Academy is a premiere academy that specializes in teaching North Indian Classical Dance (Kathak) among kids and adults under the artistic director Antara Datta. Anga Kala Kathak Academy has branches in Seattle, WA; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; and Pittsburgh, PA.

Hands On Activities


Flower Mandala with Annie Penta

Bring ideas, love of colors and eager hands and we will make a lovely design in concentric circles using flowers and greens. Working collaboratively we will use each other’s ideas and work together, including everyone who wishes to work on the project. When we work with something as natural and beautiful as flowers we will make something breathtaking. Be prepared to be amazed!

Madhubani Painting Art Activity with Deepti Designs

Participants will get to experience hands-on, a vintage art style which was almost on the brink of extinction until a few years back. We are providing an experience center for the participants where they will not just get to enjoy and marvel at the beautiful and intricate art projects by the budding artists, they will also interact with them and carry home a self-created art souvenir to remember and cherish forever.

Turban Tying with Sikh Youth Association

Our mission for this event is to educate the Western world on what a turban is! We host this free event to the public by hosting a Sikh Punjabi festival welcome to any and all ages. At our event we will be tying and giving away free turbans too all of our guests. In the past three years we have tied over 1000s of colorful turbans on many individuals from across the world every summer at the Seattle Center International Fountain. Our purpose is educate, have fun, and share our cultural differences with Western America! Learn more

Indian Henna Tattoos

Get a temporary Indian Henna tattoo with Deepa Sharma!


Wednesday, April 10 – Rhythm and Dance of West Africa


Learn African Drum & Dancing with Sumayya Diop

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Sumayya Diop brings decades of West African Dance leadership, instruction and performance every time she’s on stage.  Sumayya holds the legacy, heritage & performance of African dance, drum and song with integrity and love.

Rhythm and Percussion with Anokye Agofomma

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Yaw Amponsah was raised in a musical family from Ghana West Africa. As young boy he was immersed in the complex drumming culture of the Asante (Ashanti) people. A versatile percussionist he plays many styles of music from Ghana such as Palm-wine highlife and Odonson and has mastered such traditional rhythms as Agbadja Kete Adowa Fontomfrom kpacha and kpanlogo. Yaw’s specialty is the music of the Asante people played in multi-part ensembles with as many as eight or more percussion parts. He has also mastered djembe drumming and has recorded with many local and international artists.

Kuoyate Arts

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Kouyaté Arts is a West African music, song, and dance performance company directed by husband and wife duo Boka and Afua Kouyaté. The sights and the sounds of the Kouyaté Arts is an exotic blend of celebration and awareness. Live music,song, and dance provide a festive and dynamic style of West African culture. All presentations are suitable for the entire family. Everyone can relate to a happy experience!

Hands On Activities


Purrdie Burrdie Designs

Purrdie Burrdie is from the Planet Doodletopia. She comes to share a message to the children through story about the importance of self love. Read the book Purrdie Burrdie I love Myself, then write about what they love about you! You can create mirrors with a button machine to reflect on you beauty and color together and have fun bedazzling Purrdie Burrdie and learn all about my story of how Purrdie Burrdie came to be. Get a henna tattoo and Purrdie Burrdie button as a keepsake for participating in the event.

Bookmarks and Patches with Blue Cone Studios

Paint Paint Paint! Blue Cone will be helping young artists find their flair. Choose from canvas bookmarks or patches and let your imagination soar. We will have paints and brushes set up and each participant will be able to leave with their very own work of art. We hope to show young people that creativity exists in all of us and even the smallest act of creation can bring infinite joy. Learn more

Animal Hat Making with Jose Orantes

Color in different animals designs just they way you like them. Then cut it out, and fold them to create a unique hat or mask just for you! This program is bilingual (Spanish-English) and you’re invited to learn animal names and animal’s important facts in both languages.


Thursday, April 11 – Balkan Boogie


TBD

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Coming Soon

Hopa Trop Folk Ensemble

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Hopa Trop is a folk ensemble performing traditional Bulgarian dances and songs. Based in Seattle, it is the first of its kind in the state of Washington. From the very beginning Hopa Trop was dedicated to preserving Bulgarian culture and traditions through the enchantment of dancing and singing. Hopa Trop studies and performs traditional Bulgarian dances and songs from all regions of Bulgaria. Each of the performances conveys our deep respect to the pride of their Bulgarian heritage.

TBD

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Coming Soon

Hands On Activities


Purrdie Burrdie Designs

Purrdie Burrdie is from the Planet Doodletopia. She comes to share a message to the children through story about the importance of self love. Read the book Purrdie Burrdie I love Myself, then write about what they love about you! You can create mirrors with a button machine to reflect on you beauty and color together and have fun bedazzling Purrdie Burrdie and learn all about my story of how Purrdie Burrdie came to be. Get a henna tattoo and Purrdie Burrdie button as a keepsake for participating in the event.

Animal Hat Making with Jose Orantes

Color in different animals designs just they way you like them. Then cut it out, and fold them to create a unique hat or mask just for you! This program is bilingual (Spanish-English) and you’re invited to learn animal names and animal’s important facts in both languages.

Button-making with TeenTix

Stop by the TeenTix table and make an artsy button! You can design your own or choose from our magazines and books to make something that’s uniquely YOU.


Friday, April 12 – Sights and Sounds of the British Isles


Fiddle Footed Cummings

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Both our daughters have been around Scottish Gaelic music & language since birth. They’ve studied Suzuki violin, Scottish fiddle and Scottish Highland Dance for 8 years. They’ve competed at the USIR the National Highland Dance Championships. We have performed as a family band for the past 5 years in the Northwest and in Scotland. Judith is a harp teacher & was with Scottish folk group the Whistlebinkies for 17 years. Both she and Dale have been part of the Seattle Scots Gaelic organization Slighe nan Gaidheal and the NW Scottish Gaelic music scene for the past 18 years.

Scottish Music and Dance with Elinor Mackenzie Vandegrift

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

With parents from Glasgow, Elinor has a Scottish heritage that made Scottish Country Dancing an easy thing in which to be involved from an early age.  Since receiving her Full Certificate in 1970, she has taught all ages and levels of ability. She was honored to be appointed one of the first North American examiners in 1995.

 Elinor retired a few years ago from teaching adapted p.e., pre-schoolers through high schoolers and continues to teach dance for the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society to dancers of all levels.

Momentum Irish Dancers

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Momentum Irish Dancers is a non competitive Irish dance school located in the Burien area. We teach both soft shoe and hard shoe Irish dancing and perform all over the city-especially during St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Learn more

Hands On Activities


Purrdie Burrdie Designs

Purrdie Burrdie is from the Planet Doodletopia. She comes to share a message to the children through story about the importance of self love. Read the book Purrdie Burrdie I love Myself, then write about what they love about you! You can create mirrors with a button machine to reflect on you beauty and color together and have fun bedazzling Purrdie Burrdie and learn all about my story of how Purrdie Burrdie came to be. Get a henna tattoo and Purrdie Burrdie button as a keepsake for participating in the event.

Bookmarks and Patches with Blue Cone Studios

Paint Paint Paint! Blue Cone will be helping young artists find their flair. Choose from canvas bookmarks or patches and let your imagination soar. We will have paints and brushes set up and each participant will be able to leave with their very own work of art. We hope to show young people that creativity exists in all of us and even the smallest act of creation can bring infinite joy. Learn more

Simple Basket Making with Northwest Basketry Guild

Come learn the basics of construction of a basket! You will learn the history of basketry, materials used in basketry and how to gather them. My goal is to expose the participants to how baskets were used, constructed, how Math is used in basketry, how color was used from plant materials. There will be examples of baskets of different materials, different ages, and from various cultures. My goal is to have the participants appreciate Baskets in the future from the artistic, structural, and cultural aspects be it one they acquire from an inexpensive store to one they acquire from an Artist or Antique Collection at a later date in life.