“DANCE This” Embraces Diverse Youth Performers
Seattle Theatre Group's 15th annual DANCE This event this weekend brings together teen performers from diverse communities for collaboration and to share their culture through the art of dance.
The weekend kicks off with KINECTING TO DANCE, an all-ages, free event on Friday, July 12, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the EMP Museum Sky Church at Seattle Center. Bring the whole family for an evening of Xbox/Kinect dance competitions with the video games Dance Central and Just Dance. The night will be hosted Seattle’s own Massive Monkees with music by DJ Fresh1 and special appearances by DANCE This 2013 participants, including America's Best Dance Crew finalists 8 Flahvaz.
Come bust your best moves and watch your super-sized dancing on the enormous Sky Church HD LED screen. There'll be food trucks, a cash bar and prize giveaways. RSVP here and be entered to win some special giveaways, including an EMP Museum prize pack, Microsoft Xbox game pack and more.
The DANCE This performance on Saturday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m. features young local dancers in collaboration with professional artists from around the country, performing dances both traditionally rooted and contemporary in form. Audiences get to experience the rich cultural traditions and artistic talent of teens in the region while also getting a glimpse of the professional experiences to which many of the young performers aspire.
This year’s line-up features the diversity of 8 Flavahz, Jamel Gaines & Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn, two dance numbers from the Broadway musical Evita, staged with local dancers. Additionally, hometown breakout chorographer Amy O’Neal, NW Tap Connection, Pacific Ballroom, Morning Star Korean Dance, Tara Academy of Irish, and the UW Bollywood Kahaani Dance Team.
Tickets are $10 for youth and $18 for adults. To learn more, visit http://stgpresents.org.