7th annual Leschi Art Walk


7th ANNUAL LESCHI ART WALK ; Celebrating Creativity and Community
SEPTEMBER 08, 2018 11AM-4PM
Leschi neighborhood on Lake Washington, street-side between
103 and 200 Lakeside Avenue and in Leschi Park in Seattle.
The Leschi Business Association and Leschi Community Council are proud to present local artists, craftspersons and businesses at the 7TH Annual Art Walk. Participating artists include photography, painting and graphics, jewelry, glasswork, and ceramics. There will also be local community groups represented.
In addition to the arts and crafts booths there will be children’s activities and a live music stage with 3 bands. New this year will be a creative dance class for kids in the park and a neighborhood dog tricks and costume contest.
THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Show and Tell with Ying Liu: Tiny, Trivial Thoughts — and Tails

In this show & tell, visiting experimental filmmaker Ying Liu shares screenings of seven of her films and performances with an audience at Northwest Film Forum:

A visit from Ying Liu, in two parts!

Aug. 25 at noon: Ying’s workshop, Ying of the Hill: A Site-Specific Theatrical Workshop in and about Capitol Hill,
Aug. 26 at 5pm: Ying’s artist show & tell session, Show and Tell with Ying Liu: Tiny, Trivial Thoughts — and Tails

About the event:

Ying Liu is an interdisciplinary time-based artist based in Brooklyn. For her first Seattle visit, Ying presents a workshop and a show & tell of her practice, with screenings of her films and excerpts of performances that fuse the mediums of theater, dance, video, and performance art. Her evening-length, hybridized works often mix consumer technology such as VR, GoPro and smart phones with DIY props and an exuberant sense of play. The diverse, multi-generational casts of her projects range from professional ballet dancers, sociologists, house music DJs, rappers, and filmmakers – sometimes all in the same performance. Highlighting the shifting, participatory nature of viewership, mediated in real time by our everyday use of technology, Liu’s practice reveals how experimentation is most fruitful when it escapes predetermination. Poking at the traditional boundaries between performer and spectator, she stirs together contradictory forces of memory, spatiality, and the inherent friction of sociality.

Join Liu’s six-hour theatrical workshop on Saturday, August 25th! Details here >

In this show & tell, Liu shares screenings of 7 of her films and performances:

  • HANG OUT: An NYC public park is the stage for a 3-episode play, where unsuspecting park goers become performers and audience members, in a medley of VR stations, fashion shows, friend circle drama inspired by the stock market, and line dancing.
  • BREEZE: On the night of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival in 2013, Liu and another artist attempted to stretch a piece of silver string across the surface of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in NYC’s Central Park. The idea was to create a gentle “breeze,” or to cut through the atmosphere of the water during a full moon.
  • NOW WE START FROM THE ARM: A performance experiment in human knotting based on four prominent motions from the history of dance: push, pull, drag, and lift.
  • DON’T BE SHY, MAN!: A hybrid show inspired by Stuart Sherman’s poetry, and oriented by a devotion to the infinite nature of artistic exploration and the modification of everyday objects to create alternative, non-utilitarian modes of being.
  • YOU AND ME ARE STITCHED: For this film, Liu developed a novel tattooing animation technique and used it to meld digital karaoke text with 16mm live action footage.
  • HAM OVER RICE: A mixed live action and animation film, deconstructing the Chinese myth of the god Houyi, an archer who saves the world but loses his immortality.
  • TAILS: Liu makes tails as metaphorical containers for her tiny, trivial thoughts and creativity.

About Ying:

I was born in Zhoushan Island China. Prior to moving to the States for grad school in film production at UT austin in 2007, I studied International Business Trading in China as an undergrad.

Going to Texas was my very first time abroad. When I landed I realized that I was setting foot on a continent where I knew absolutely nobody.

While at UT, by total accident I took performance art as my minor. That widened my horizon into art! I especially fell in love with Stuart Sherman’s work. So during summer vacations, I would visit Electronic Arts Intermix in New York and watch Sherman and other artists’ work in their viewing room.

When I graduated in 2011, I relocated to New York. I work in an array of media: film and video, performance, new media, sound art, design, installation, textiles, animation and choreography. Historic arts organization Emily Harvey Foundation has presented my work in numerous sold-out solo showings including screening (O Ppl Prefer) Techshting A(ny)way, Don’t Be Shy, Man! – a hybrid show inspired by Stuart Sherman’s poetry, and evening-length dance performance Now We Start from the Arm.

I am interested in jamming a large number of tiny thoughts into one work rather than beginning with a big idea. A method informed by my perception of the world. I trust that, with extensive layering, editing and sequencing, an order WILL emerge. And whatever that order might be, the work would come TOGETHER and further propel ITSELF into a system. By tattooing layers on top of each other, the found systems are able to find new meanings in their physical shape.

Research plays an essential role in my work. And my background as a filmmaker has informed the way I “edit” and compose my audiences and foster an open and inclusive community through diversifying my performers and collaborators. In summer 2017, I staged HANG OUT, a site-specific, three-episode play in Manhattan Chinatown’s Sara D. Roosevelt Park, which had extensive use of VR. Because VR is based on environments, part of my research dealt with architecture and architectural models.

MAKE A FOUNTAIN, a 302-page catalog accompanying and documenting these performances, was released in April 2018.

Seattle: Latin & Indian Night

END OF SUMMER SPECIAL:

FREE TILL 10PM

(first 200 only, pre-register & enter club by 10pm, strictly one guest per e-mail address)

Jai Ho! Dance Party presents:

LATIN & INDIAN NIGHT

End Of Summer Party

You’ve enjoyed dancing to our Bollywood beats, now it’s time to get down to the hottest tropical tunes as we present to you a mashup of some world’s greatest dance music.

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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2nd

NECTAR LOUNGE

412 North 36th St, Seattle, WA

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Hosted by the multi-talented & celebrated Bollywood Entertainer:

Prashant – Singer, Dancer, DJ

Hot Latin-Indian Mashup:

Alongside:

SPECIAL GUESTS TBA

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Specials

  • FREE entry till 10pm (200 passes, pre-register & enter by 10pm)
  • Dance Lesson at 10 pm
  • Special guest performance TBA
  • Henna by donation all night!
  • Dance all night to the best of Bollywood & Latin tunes

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The Details

Doors open at 9 pm – 21+ w/ proper ID – Party till 1:45 am!

– 200 passes FREE till 10pm (pre-register)

– $8 (groups of 4+), $12 advance & $15 at the door (price subject to change after 11pm


PRASHANT:

TEDx Talk: Bollywood The Timing Is Right:http://youtu.be/TZQcjE2t-pM
FB: fb.com/dreamprashant
INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/dreamprashant
DJ MIXTAPES: http://www.youtube.com/BollywoodMixtape
MEDIA COVERAGE: http://tinyurl.com/prashant-tv-news

A one-of-a-kind Bollywood entertainer, Prashant is a singer, choreographer, MC & DJ with one simple agenda, to make people dance all night long to an irresistible blend of world’s greatest dance beats. Prashant’s effervescent personality & charisma instantly strikes a chord with audiences of all ages & backgrounds.

Through his energetic performances, Prashant has moved masses across both coasts of America & many places in between – including in Las Vegas, NYC, Chicago, Washington D.C., Bay Area, Los Angeles, Montana, Virginia, Idaho, Seattle and Portland. His interactive dance lessons in his DJ set transform any dance party into a full fledged Bollywood musical within minutes.

JAI HO! DANCE PARTY:

Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/jaihodanceparty

Instagram Page: http://instagram.com/jaihodanceparty

Youtube: http://youtube.com/jaihoparty

At the core of Jai Ho! Dance Party, we celebrate the values of inclusivity and sharing positive vibes by bringing the best of Indian culture to the dance floor. Our innovative themes that set Jai Ho! apart are transforming the nightlife culture of the west coast. With festive elements like Holi Colors & Dandiya Sticks, we create a celebration of music and dance like none other. We invite you to be goofy, smile, make friends on the dance floor, and of course, to sing and dance ALL. NIGHT. LONG.

Jai Ho! takes place monthly in San Diego, San Francisco, Portland & Seattle. Jai Ho! Dance Party is a branch & creation of the production house-team, Bollywood Dreams Entertainment.

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FAQs:

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Strictly 21+, please bring state issued ID or passport.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Plenty of street parking available.

Are tickets refundable?

No refunds are available, and all ticket sales are final.

Othello Block Party: Celebrating South Seattle Art, Culture, and Community

What: Othello Block Party

When: Sat. July 28th 12pm-9pm

Where: Othello Station (42nd Ave. S & Othello)

Summary: Othello Block Party: Celebrating the art, culture, music, and community in the South End! OBP empowers artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, organizers and more by creating opportunities for building connections and lasting relationships.

Mission: Provide an inclusive platform for youth, people of color, LGBTQ community members, immigrants, new and longtime residents alike to share their stories and their art; creating space for locals to organize and build together for equity and inclusion in the rapidly changing south Seattle.

Sponsors: MLK Business Association, Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods, South Seattle Emerald, Homesight, OnBoard Othello, UW Commons, and The Grocery, coordinated by Cafe Red & Artist Coalition for Equitable Development.

Quote from performer/co-curator Jerrell “Rell Be Free” Davis: “South End artistry is what sets the bar and creates the culture for ALL of Seattle – but rarely gets acknowledged for it. From music & poetry, to food, visual arts, dance, and beyond- and definitely their intersections with youth & social justice…the South End of Seattle is thee highest standard for culture in the whole northwest! And they aint sleepin on us, they just steal from us. They don’t doubt us, they jus don’t credit us. We ain’t on the come up, we’re already leading the pack. We been here!”

More Info on co-curators:

Concuss is a shadowy clan of musicians and makers creating art, media (Radio Concuss) and more from the epicenter of South Seattle. Expect the legendary Silas Blak, beats from the epic production squad Filthy Fingers United, and some special surprises.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcFHjyjiTuLvgW1RNmx9leg

Dani Tirrell (name as pronoun) is about creating space for Femmes and GNC bodies from the African Diaspora.

https://www.danitirrell.com/

Jerrell “Rell Be Free” Davis is a seasoned hip hop artist and premier Educator from the South End of Seattle. Rell’s style incorporates a radical social consciousness with grit, energy, and an unmatched poetic flow and wit that has established him as one of the foremost lyricist of this generation. His set will bring town favorites like Yirim Seck along with rising stars like Esai.

https://soundcloud.com/rellbefree

Jade Dynasty is a national performing artist having been Seattle’s #1 booked performer in 2017. She has performed all over the West Coast and slowly making her way around the country. She is a leading pioneer for the Seattle Ballroom scene, trained voguer, erotic dancer, and over all boss bitch on the floor! Follow her at @Jadaraid!

https://www.houseofluna.org/

Sistas Rock the Arts is a multigenerational artistic/social platform created by Brown and Black women to ensure we have a safe, respectful space to go for the arts. SRTA hosts a weekly live jam/open mic every Thursday at Rumba Notes.

Crash the Glass is a monthly femme showcase of talent at Columbia City Theater’s Bourbon bar. The incredible La Tanya Horace and Reese Tanimura will be colliding to bring our Block Party some of the best from each of these event series!

Bob Lovelace is a 37-year veteran musician who currently plays with Ayron Jones, Marmalade, Andy Coe and more. He’ll be bringing some youth from Seattle Drum School of Music to help kick off the Block Party, as well as some seasoned Seattle staples to bring us out with a live jam session.

Hosted by Ready Ron & Mario Casalini.

W/ DJs Melonic206, Zeta!, & Seabefore.

Cyphers with Alchemy Union & #GameOverFame!

Capoeira rodas w/ Seattle Capoeira Center!

Vendors & community info booths!

Live art w/ Poesia!

Sound and Stage by Revolution Staging.

Stay tune for more details coming soon!

To donate, volunteer, or vend, visit:

www.othelloblockparty.com

Exit Interview: Velocity Dance’s Tonya Lockyer on 16 years in the arts on Capitol Hill

Tonya Lockyer (Image: Bettina Hansen with permission to CHS)

Tonya Lockyer began as a touring artist and educator, eventually finding her roots in Seattle after joining Velocity Dance Center as an artist and completing graduate school at the University of Washington. She went on to be Velocity’s programs and communications manager, and eventually its executive director.

In June, Lockyer announced she will be stepping down from her post this fall after 16 years with the organization.

Entering Velocity in a time of instability, debt, and amid an emergency capital campaign, Lockyer implemented operational and artistic direction and, in just two years, had Velocity operating in the black.

With accolades like the Mayor’s Artz Award, Tonya’s tenure has brought national visibility to the dance center and its residents, acting as the “portal to Seattle dance,” and a destination for touring choreographers. Her leadership influenced exceptional growth in audiences and artist residencies, with consistently sold-out community events and classes.

CHS spoke with Lockyer about how she got involved with Velocity and Seattle’s dance scene, her proudest moments as Artistic Executive Director, the importance of dance for our community, and what’s next for her.

How did you get involved with Velocity?: When I first moved to Seattle, I was teaching and I ran into a Seattle choreographer and said that I was moving to Seattle. She said, “Seattle is great, and my friend KT Niehoff needs someone to stay in her house!” So the very first place I ever lived was in the home of the co-founder of Velocity, KT Niehoff. Continue reading

Lush Sounds

 

LUSH SOUNDS is a 21+ summer music fundraising series at the beautiful Volunteer Park Conservatory.
Join us with all of your friends for early evening of unwinding to lush sounds in one of the most lush environments in Seattle.

// LUSH SOUNDS – LUSH SPACE //

Enjoy a glass of wine or beer while you wander and wonder at the magnificent gardens. Catch up with friends by the pond or have a dance to the sounds of local superstar dj’s in the Seasonal House. Enjoy a magical night after hours at the lush Volunteer Park Conservatory!!

21+
7pm-10pm

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TICKET INFO COMING SOON

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MUSIC MAKERS

Jenn Green
Jenn Green is a radio presenter based in Seattle. She hosts GREENHAUS RADIO, a weekly radio show that airs on RWD.FM on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. EST. She also splits her time as in-studio hospitality at KEXP and as a DJ assistant at Hush Hush Records.

https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/12/04/25600659/spun-out-5-essential-cuts-selected-by-local-dj-jenn-green
https://thump.vice.com/en_us/article/9avz8d/last-record-jenn-green
https://www.mixcloud.com/greenhausradio/stream/

Baby Sam
https://soundcloud.com/babysamdeejay

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FAQ’s
* 21+ only
* Bar will be located in the Bromeliad House and Music in the Seasonal House- beer/wine tickets will be available
* No pets or outside food/drink is allowed in the Conservatory
* Please consider signing up as a member or becoming a donor for the Friends of the Conservatory. Members get discounts to events like this and more!
* Cash AND Cards accepted
*** Help us keep the Conservatory in pristine condition by using the trash/recycling receptacles and respecting the space.***

Your supporting dollars tonight is going to help The Friends of the Conservatory and will go towards fulfilling our mission!

“The mission of the Friends of the Conservatory (FOC) is to advocate and encourage preservation, public participation, and education with respect to the Volunteer Park Conservatory and its plant collection. ”

Brought to you by the Friends of the Conservatory
Curated by MOKEDO

Lush Sounds 2

 

LUSH SOUNDS is a 21+ summer music fundraising series at the beautiful Volunteer Park Conservatory.
Join us with all of your friends for early evening of unwinding to lush sounds in one of the most lush environments in Seattle.

// LUSH SOUNDS – LUSH SPACE //

Enjoy a glass of wine or beer while you wander and wonder at the magnificent gardens. Catch up with friends by the pond or have a dance to the sounds of local superstar dj’s in the Seasonal House. Enjoy a magical night after hours at the lush Volunteer Park Conservatory!!

21+
7pm-10pm

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TICKET INFO COMING SOON

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This event will be happening at the same time at Lusio. A Night to Awaken. Dance inside with us and then go outside to explore the park come to life with lights.

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MUSIC MAKER

J. Justice

We loved Jason Justice at Lush Sounds last year so much we invited him back to dj a whole Lush Sounds himself this year! ♥

Inspired by beats out of London and cities around the world, Seattle’s J-Justice has dedicated more than 15 years to music with soul—from house to boogie, disco to jazz, techno to hiphop. Best known as a founding member of acclaimed DJ crew SunTzu Sound, J-Justice is driven by a faithful following in Seattle and beyond. His tireless efforts have made him an indispensable participant in Seattle nightlife.

Along with fellow SunTzu Sound founder, Atlee Treasure, J-Justice regularly books and promotes top-shelf international talent and has served as weekly host of Friday night’s City Soul radio show on KBCS since 2004.

J-Justice has performed at major venues in Seattle and held residencies at The Baltic Room, Nectar Lounge, The War Room and Chop Suey. He also co created TRUST, a monthly dance party which fans and DJs alike called “the best dance party in Seattle.”

https://www.mixcloud.com/kexp/kexp-presents-midnight-in-a-perfect-world-with-j-justice/
https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/10/23/25488158/spun-out-5-essential-cuts-selected-by-local-dj-j-justice
https://www.kbcs.fm/staff/dj-j-justice/
https://www.mixcloud.com/kexp/kexp-presents-midnight-in-a-perfect-world-with-j-justice/
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FAQ’s
* 21+ only
* Bar will be located in the Bromeliad House and Music in the Seasonal House- beer/wine tickets will be available
* No pets or outside food/drink is allowed in the Conservatory
* Please consider signing up as a member or becoming a donor for the Friends of the Conservatory. Members get discounts to events like this and more!
* Cash AND Cards accepted
*** Help us keep the Conservatory in pristine condition by using the trash/recycling receptacles and respecting the space.***

Your supporting dollars tonight is going to help The Friends of the Conservatory and will go towards fulfilling our mission!

“The mission of the Friends of the Conservatory (FOC) is to advocate and encourage preservation, public participation, and education with respect to the Volunteer Park Conservatory and its plant collection. ”

Brought to you by the Friends of the Conservatory
Curated by MOKEDO

Woody Shticks’ MANIAC!

It’s 1989 and Butch Woods is a Maniac with one dream: sweat through every home in America with his very own VHS empire. He’s got the passion to make it happen…as long as he can hold it together long enough to audition his back-up. Will tight buns and a loose grip take him all the way, or will fitness fame – like sanity – prove too much of a stretch?

Directed by interarts gang and Seattle darlings The Libertinis, Maniac is a solo show on the brink…stage managed by the formidable Maren Comendant and created by Woody Shticks (Noah Duffy, if you’re nasty) – who can be caught stripping and storytelling all over the globe or dealing a low blow to high art with Tootsie Spangles and Hattie HellKat of The Libertinis.

Maniac runs Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30p, Feb 16-24, at 18th & Union in the Central District. Choose your own ticket for $15, $20, or $25!

Dance Underground, an open space for Capitol Hill dance communities

In an underground dance studio on 15th Ave E, you can find Ilana Rubin — hair wisped and face flush — running around or behind her desk fresh out of one workout or another, her office strewn with Halloween decorations.

Rubin runs Dance Underground, a 14-year business running a 45-year-old dance studio. The studio was first opened by Shirley Jenkins when it was called Strong Winds Wild Horses. In fact, it’s the very place Rubin met her partner more than two decades ago doing Argentine tango. Rubin herself has been a dancer all her life, harking back to her roots in Israel.

The space itself contains two spacious studios with christmas lights lining the wall-length mirrors. It certainly has a homey, lived-in feel to it through the walls and the ceiling but it’s welcoming.

“To me it’s just a part of that old Seattle that we keep talking about that’s disappearing,” said Barb Duff who uses the space for BaDi dance and exercise. “From what we do for a living, you’re just not going to find a 2,000-square-foot, unobstructed studio with a hard sprung wood floor anywhere with these cookie-cutter Ikea showrooms.”

Duff and her BaDi coworker Dina Love came to Seattle from the East Coast a while back. For them, the studio is reminiscent of New York’s “gritty dance studios” because of its ambiance. Continue reading

Next Fest NW: Disruption

Next Fest NW is Velocity’s new works series celebrating what’s happening in contemporary dance, movement-based performance and dance cinema in the region. Next Fest NW was established to support new work and investigate different approaches to dance. Through Next Fest NW, Velocity aims to foster a robust community where artists have access to facilities, support and creative exchange.

This year’s event takes on the theme of disruption. People love to talk about it, but what does it really mean to be disruptive in these times? We live in a time of political disruption, or a deep yearning for it. What alternative do you envision and want to manifest? What do you want to interrupt or change? What is “disruption” in dance?

This year’s artists are:

  • Michael “Majinn” O’Neal Jr. and Angel “Moonyeka” Alviar
  • Taryn McGovern
  • Sarah Hogland
  • Alicia Mullikin
  • Sean Rosado
  • Seth Sexton
  • Alisa Popova
  • Jordan Macintosh-Hougham (Next writer-in-residence)