FEBRUARY 15-21, 2020, 11AM – 2:30PM AT SEATTLE CENTER ARMORY
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Movin’ Around The World: Winter

Experience the cultures of the world through seeing and doing!

 

2020 Schedule

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Saturday, February 15 – Living Legacies

As part of the 2020 Cultural Focus, join us as we celebrate some of the legacy artists and groups in our neighborhood!


Klezmer Music with the KlezKids

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

KlezKidz brings to life an interactive concert of Jewish music and mirth from around the world including Jewish folk songs Chassidic rock Israeli songs Yiddish swing and works by contemporary Jewish composers. What started out in 1995 with a only few kids augmented by musical parents has grown into a 25-piece ensemble with regular rehearsals and a dozen yearly concerts. KlezKidz sponsored by Temple Beth Am features instrumentalists from 8 years old to 80. Performing alongside it is KidsChorus a group of youthful singers who often step into the audience.

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Lil Brown Girls Club Presented by What’s Poppin Ladies?!

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Lil Brown Girls Club is a movement safe space for non-white g*rls to realize and harness their own power. G*rls of color will gain embodiment practices that address life skills such as boundary setting, an embodied “no”, witnessing each other, and standing in their own power. By working with a roster of dope teachers of color coming (from Street styles backgrounds and beyond!) LIL BGC members will develop the necessary tools to navigate a world that does not love them right while anchoring in joy through movement. LIL BGC is directed by Moonyeka and co-directed by Michael O’Neal Jr.

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Balkan Dance with Radost Folk Ensemble

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Radost, also translated as “Joy” in all the Slavic languages – has presented on stage the dance, music and song of Eastern Europe throughout the Pacific Northwest since 1976. The Radost Folk Ensemble brings color, energy and the precision of ethnic culture to the concert stage.

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Hands On Activities


Living Legacy Pop up Booth with Northwest Folklife and Washington State Parks

As part of the Living Legacies in the Parks program, join Northwest Folklife and Washington State Parks to learn all about interviewing and collecting stories in your own life. Interview your friends and family and discover your own legacy! Then it’s up to you to decide what to do with what you’ve learned. Get inspired to write a poem, draw a picture, or find another creative way to share your story based on your interview questions.

Fun Animal Hat Making with Jose Orantes

Color in different animals designs just the way you like them. Cut out your design and fold them to create a unique Animal Hat just for you! This bilingual (Spanish-English) program invites the participants of all ages to learn animal names and important animal facts in both Languages.

Please Love Self! with Purrdie Burrdie Designs

Purrdie Burrdie is from the Planet Doodletopia. She comes to share a message to the children through her story about the importance of self love. I will read the book Purrdie Burrdie I love Myself, Can You See? Children will create art for their pocket sized mirror as a self love reflection activity. Every child will receive a Purrdie Burrdie button for listening to the story.


Sunday, February 16 – Cultures of Festal

Showcasing some of the wonderful cultural Festivals available year round as part of Seattle Center’s Festal program!


Indigenous People Festival Presents: Sacred Water Canoe Family

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Sacred Water Canoe Family is an inter-tribal canoe family with members of many different tribes. We provide blessings and support to our relatives with our songs and dances.

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Festival Sundiata Presents: Baile Dior

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Join us in celebrating Festival Sundiata, traditional and contemporary African American heritage, through dance with Baile Dior. Baile Dior is a dance studio that specialize in Majorette dance, found at the heart of Historical Black Colleges and Universities. Festival Sundiata is an annual Festival of Black Arts showcases local entertainment, photography, food merchants, historical exhibits, and more!

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Spirit of Africa Presents: West African Rhythms with Thione Diop

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Thione Diop, percussionist from Senegal, West Africa, is descended from an ancestral line of Griot drummers. He fuses traditional rhythms with jazz and collaborates with many musicians from a wide range of musical backgrounds. His music appears in four studio albums and several films. He tours internationally, teaches at University of Washington, and produces the annual Spirit of West Africa Festival in Seattle.

Learn more about Spirit of Africa HERE.

Learn more about Thione Diop HERE.

 

Hands On Activities


Arabic Clock and Coloring Station with Arabish of Seattle Arab Festival

Use scissors, colors and glue to design your own paper clock using Eastern Arabic numerals. Then, get the Arabic letter that corresponds with the first letter of your name, your favorite letter or learn a new sound that is not in the English alphabet and color away while learning some Arabic vocabulary!

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Wycinanki – Polish Paper Cutouts with Polish Festival Seattle

Wycinanki (vih-chee-non-kee) is the Polish version of the art form of fine paper-cutting dating from the early to mid 19th century and handed down through generations. It was traditionally created in rural areas of Poland using sheep shears and used as gifts and decoration for homes. Join Polish Festival Seattle to create your own paper cutout for yourself or as a gift!

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Paper Skeleton Puppets with Dia de Muertos Festival

Color a skeleton figure, then cut it out to create a paper puppet. You will learn the basics of how to make a paper puppet and the mechanics to assemble it in a very colorful and fun way!

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Monday, February 17 – Roots of our Neighborhoods

Each neighborhood in Seattle offers something special and unique. Join these three groups representing three unique parts of the city!


Rhythm Tap Dances with Northwest Tap Connection

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Northwest Tap Connection is a Race and Social Justice oriented studio committed to closing the Gap within the Arts for under-served communities with an emphasis on youth of Color. Our mission is inclusive of raising a generation of socially conscious young artist that produce works of are that are relevant to our past, present and future. Education is a key component of our program.

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Break Dancing with the Massive Monkees

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Established in 1999 Massive Monkees is a world-renowned & award winning hip-hop\breaking crew that started with a group of friends at a local community center in Seattle. They are 2-time world champions and have choreographed for & danced on MTV’s Video Music Awards & European Music Awards. They have been seen on Jimmy Fallon Jimmy Kimmel Ellen America’s Best Dance Crew & at NBA halftime shows. They choreographed & were featured in Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ award-winning “Downtown” music video. Massive Monkees takes pride in giving back to the community by providing arts programs for the youth.

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Heritage Music with Rhapsody Project Songsters

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

The  Rhapsody Songsters program equips musicians with the tools to thrive and organize in the modern worlds of American roots music.The Rhapsody Project Songsters perform heritage music drawn from a range of roots traditions. Their interpretations of jazz, blues and folk songs illuminate stories about Seattle’s musical history while pointing audiences towards the future.

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Hands On Activities


Fun Animal Hat Making with Jose Orantes

Color in different animals designs just the way you like them. Cut out your design and fold them to create a unique Animal Hat just for you! This bilingual (Spanish-English) program invites the participants of all ages to learn animal names and important animal facts in both languages.

Bookmark making with Town Hall Seattle

A love for reading starts now! Make your own bookmark with Town Hall Seattle by using using stamps, crayons, and colored pencils to create the placeholder of your dreams.

Puppets, Puppets, Puppets! With Seattle ReCreative

Seattle ReCreative loves puppets! Come use recycled materials to explore the ancient, world wide art of puppetry. Our teachers will have examples ready of a variety of easy to complex puppet styles. Everyone in the family can make a puppet to take home with them. We supply the materials. You supply the imagination. Together we will make puppet magic.


Tuesday, February 18 – Baile Folklorico

Celebrate the bold colors, lively music and rhythmic steps of this traditional Mexican dancing!


Dance Traditions of Mexico with Ballet Folklorico de Tacoma

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Through a unique partnership between Tacoma Arts Live and Tacoma Public Schools, K-12 students in East Tacoma immerse themselves in the rich dance traditions of Mexico. With Ballet Folklórico programs offered at the elementary, middle and high school levels, students grow with the art form, perfecting skills and cultural knowledge as they sustain positive relationships with master teaching artists. Students of all backgrounds study and perform the singular mix of Indigenous, European and African influences that shape the dances of Mexico. Through constant collaboration, they foster social-emotional skills, grow in confidence as they meet personal and collective performance challenges.

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Folkloric Dancing with Luna Garcia

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Luna Garcia started dancing Folklorico at age seven with the dance group Joyas Mestizas. In 2007, she started teaching with Joyas Mestizas, and she started dancing with Bailadores de Bronce. Dancing and teaching with both organizations, she has been able to promote and present the beauty of Folklorico throughout the Seattle area.
She has taken classes and workshops with renowned Folklorico teachers such as Jose Tena from New Mexico State University and Samuel Cortez from Los Lupeños, San Jose.

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Dance Workshop with Grupo Folklórico Nuestras Raíces

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Grupo Folklórico Nuestras Raíces is a young group that was formed 4 years ago, composed of young people who want to exalt our traditions, customs and roots.Our goal is to extend and spread our customs and proudly represent our country, honor our ancestors and continue transmitting our beautiful culture.

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Hands On Activities


Fun Animal Hat Making with Jose Orantes

Color in different animals designs just the way you like them. Cut out your design and fold them to create a unique Animal Hat just for you! This bilingual (Spanish-English) program invites the participants of all ages to learn animal names and important animal facts in both languages.

 

Button Making and Selfie Station with the Hydrant

Come learn about the Hydrant, the new youth-lead platform to empower young artists. Make your mark on the Hydrant photo backdrop and snap a selfie with your friends and family or customize and press your own Hydrant buttons, and explore ways to connect your own creativity to the movement!

Coloring Station with Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery

The Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery will be sponsoring the Coloring Station. Join us for good times coloring Latinx cultural images. Coloring pages and crayons will be provided.


Wednesday, February 19 – Machtia Presents

Machtia is an ancient Aztec word that means to teach. Join us as we share the traditional ways our cultures celebrate through music, dance, art and mythology


Colorful, costumed folkloric dance with Joyas Mestizas

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Joyas Mestizas is a youth folkloric dance group whose main goal is to help preserve and promote the rich culture and diversity of Mexico. Since 1988, Joyas has delighted audiences across Washington state with colorful performances that celebrate music, tradition and regional costuming. Co-instructors, Deleana Guerrero and Luna Garcia teach dance classes every Saturday at South Park Community Center in South Seattle.

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Dance performances from Somali Community Services of Seattle Youth Dancers

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Established in 1995, Somali Community Services of Seattle is a community organization whose mission is to work for the success of refugees to undergo a smooth transitional process, and attain self-sustainable status in their new country. Our youth are the backbone and represent the future of our community.

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Adriana Jiménez

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Originally from Mexico City, Adriana Jiménez is a dance artist graduate from the University of the Arts. Primarily trained in Classical Ballet, Adriana actively looks to diversify the movement languages her body is fluent in above and beyond Contemporary and Modern techniques. She combines her technical background with creative movement, somatic experiencing and games to create dynamic spaces that foster creativity and expression. She has had the pleasure of working and learning from a diverse background of artists organizations and languages (English Spanish and French) across the globe (United States Mexico France and Belgium).

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Hands On Activities


Fun Animal Hat Making with Jose Orantes

Color in different animals designs just the way you like them. Cut out your design and fold them to create a unique Animal Hat just for you! This bilingual (Spanish-English) program invites the participants of all ages to learn animal names and important animal facts in both languages.

Rocking with Robots with Ginger Gears LLC featuring FIRST WA Robotics

Join Ginger Gears and `local FIRST Robotics teams to learn hands on about robotics and STEAM education! Kiddos will get the opportunity to interact with robots and participate in creative activities designed to get students thinking about engineering and problem solving.


Thursday, February 20 – Storytelling Through Movement

Dance can be a powerful method of learning. Experience three different ways dancers can tell a story!


Community-building dance with Moving Minds Dance

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Moving Minds Dance is a program that believes all things can be learned through dance, so we teach dance within the context of other topics, from community building to science to storytelling. Every activity we do in our classes and performances connects dance skills to a guiding theme and encourages students to think creatively about what they’re learning. The primary focus is to develop dancers who have the tools they need to access their strength, intelligence, and kindness, to find freedom of expression, and to deeply connect to their communities.

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Step-Dance and Hip-Hop with Splinter Dance Company

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Splinter Dance Company, under the umbrella of ajusticenetwork and the fiscal sponsorship of Shunpike, is composed of a diverse group of professional dancers from Seattle who have come together to enhance community awareness of critical social issues. Splinter uses dance and theater in their educational work (including, but not limited to, the Diversity Dance repertoire), confronting the issues of racism, sexism, the needs of the poor and the importance of unity in diversity. Splinter’s repertoire ranges in styles from hip‐hop and breakdance, to lyrical, salsa, contemporary, jazz and Bollywood.

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Bollywood-infused dancing with Live2Dance Seattle

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Live2Dance is energetic, it’s vivacious, it’s colorful, it’s addictive! It’s a community of like-minded individuals, led by Deepali Jamwal, whose sole objective is to spread happiness through her fun – Bollywood infused dance routines. Founded with a vision to create a more diverse, tolerant, healthier and positive global community through dance, Deepali has made it her life’s purpose to engulf the entire city in the sweet essence of Bollywood dance and create one big happy place for everyone to let loose.

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Hands On Activities


Fun Animal Hat Making with Jose Orantes

Color in different animals designs just the way you like them. Cut out your design and fold them to create a unique Animal Hat just for you! This bilingual (Spanish-English) program invites the participants of all ages to learn animal names and important animal facts in both languages.

Create fun, sparkly and colorful suncatcher mobiles with artist Liz Tran

Using upcycled CDs as a base, participants will create a unique piece of art that collects and reflects light through movement, creating much-needed vibrancy during our long, dark winter.

Get Crafty with Pacific Northwest Ballet

Get to know Pacific Northwest Ballet! See tutus, tiaras, and pointe shoes up close; match fabrics to their ballet costumes; make a sweet ballet craft to take home; and learn all about what it’s like to be a dancer at PNB or a student at PNB School.

Paper in Motion with the Pacific Science Center

Make the flat and motionless come alive with Paper in Motion! Join Pacific Science Center’s Tinker Tank education staff and explore paper as a moving, structural element. Make paper dance and move as you create paper linkages and pop-up elements. Participants can take their creations home with them!


Friday, February 21 – Building Bridges

Join us in building bridges across cultures – from Seattle all the way to Brazil!


Zumba in Brazilian Style with Fabiana Steele

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Fabiana Steele is a Dancer from Bahia, Brazil and Fitness instructor that have been performing and teaching in Seattle area for the past 23 years. Classical and popular dance trained, Fabiana focuses on high energy Latin Brazilian rhythms.

Traditional Brazilian Dance with Dora

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Seattle-based Dora Oliveira, a native of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, has been performing and teaching Brazilian dance to adults and kids for more than 25 years. She is an esteemed dance instructor and beloved by her diverse community of students and audiences alike. Her dance company Dance with Dora performs popular, traditional, and regional Brazilian dances from all around the country, including orixas, samba, funk, modern, and ballet. Her choreography is constantly evolving, and her creative energy is endless. In a word, Dance with Dora is captivating. An act not to be missed!

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iBuildBridges Foundation – Building Bridges, not Walls

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

“Bridges” – iBuildbridges Foundation musicians from different musical backgrounds making authentic and meaningful connections between themselves and others from different cultures, religious, political points of view through music. Music Director: Eduardo Mendonça.

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Hands On Activities


Fun Animal Hat Making with Jose Orantes

Color in different animals designs just the way you like them. Cut out your design and fold them to create a unique Animal Hat just for you! This bilingual (Spanish-English) program invites the participants of all ages to learn animal names and important animal facts in both languages.

Rocking with Robots with Ginger Gears LLC featuring FIRST WA Robotics

Join Ginger Gears and `local FIRST Robotics teams to learn hands on about robotics and STEAM education! Kiddos will get the opportunity to interact with robots and participate in creative activities designed to get students thinking about engineering and problem solving.

Button Making and Selfie Station with the Hydrant

Come learn about the Hydrant, the new youth-lead platform to empower young artists. Make your mark on the Hydrant photo backdrop and snap a selfie with your friends and family or customize and press your own Hydrant buttons, and explore ways to connect your own creativity to the movement!