March 3rd @7pm
- new work from Seattle dance artists
Alana O. Rogers Dance Company presents an evening of new contemporary dance, some polished, some a little raw, all thrilling.
Works by guest choreographers Kimberly Holloway, Rainbow Fletcher/Hypernova, and Jo Blake.
AORDC will share two pieces: the Sea and Pulled Under, Floating & Drowning.
Expand Upon:IMMIGRATION presented by Mirror Stage
Saturday April 14th @ 8pm
Sunday April 15th @ 2pm
For the Expand Upon series of staged readings, Mirror Stage commissions two local playwrights to each develop a short play responding to a community-selected theme, using the same multi- generational, multi-racial cast. For the third round of Expand Upon, the community selected the theme Immigration, and Mirror Stage commissioned The Seas of Forgotten Encounters by Sophie Franco and BeaverTown by Celeste Mari Williams. Directed by Suzanne M. Cohen, Expand Upon: IMMIGRATION features John Bianchi, Michael D. Blum, Marquicia Dominguez, Eva Estrada Campos, Shahbaz Khan, Duygu Erdoğan Monson, and Mika Swanson. There will be a moderated discussion following every performance.
Immigration is the transnational movement of people into a destination country where they are not natives or do not possess citizenship in order to settle or reside there—especially as permanent residents or naturalized citizens—or to take up employment as a migrant worker or temporarily as a foreign worker. Research has found extensive evidence of discrimination against foreign born and minority populations in criminal justice, business, the economy, housing, health care, media and politics in the United States and Europe.
Immigration Stories by the Guild Dance Company
May 3rd @ 7:30pm
May 4th @ 4pm and 7:30pm
IMMIGRATION STORIES, a choreographic odyssey by Guild Dance Company artistic director Alex Ung that traces the journey of his immigrant Tai Dam family from war-torn Southeast Asia to Iowa, from the 1940s to the 1970s.
Alex Ung’s IMMIGRATION STORIES will be told through traditional Tai Dam dance accompanied by drum, string, and pipe. A blend of hip hop and contemporary styles set to contemporary music will add to the narrative as we witness the passage of time and the Tai Dam relocation.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance from Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.
For questions and inquiries, please email theGUILDdance@gmail.com