#DreamsUnlimited @SEATTLE (Central Library)
One Dream Shared, Millions Inspired -
What's Your Dream, Seattle?
Join us for an afternoon of inspiration, empowerment and #DreamsUnlimited through films, spoken word, live-music and traditional story-telling
Participate in a global art project by having your #mydreamis dream portrait taken for the Seattle part of the worldwide traveling Dream Mural!
Four years ago, Tay and Val sold everything they had, left their homes and careers in Singapore and embarked on a round-the-world journey to document and inspire dreams. Their mission: "One Dream Shared, Millions Inspired."
"We want communities to begin conversations about their neighbors' dreams, hopes, and aspirations. Through our adventures, through the dreams that have been shared with us and through us living our dreams, we want to show people that it is possible. It is possible to live your dreams, be sustainable and most importantly, become the person you always wanted to be." - Tay and Val
View the videos of previous #DreamsUnlimited events:Their journey has brought them to 12 global destinations, meeting thousands of people and collecting a plethora of dreams on videos, photos and writings. Tay and Val have faced obstacles, been called unrealistic and lofty, but continued to look ahead and move forward on their journey even when their pockets and wallets were nearly empty.
"But with the help of humanity, we have continued to breathe life into this journey and tirelessly created ways to live our dreams of telling stories of love, life and hope." - Tay and Val
Committed to reaching all 50 States of the US; they're currently working to inspire others to pursue their passion and follow their dreams through a multi-media book, full length documentary, workshops and public speaking; but really, they want to create a global movement of dreams inspiring dreams... and YOU are invited to be part of it!
THE PERFORMANCE:A 90 minute interactive multimedia storytelling presentation sharing inspiration, hopes and dreams through films, photos, live-music, spoken word performances and traditional oral storytelling; presented by local and regional artists.
Our intention is to inspire the audience to discover their passions and empower them to build their dreams by sharing our own stories of challenges and triumphs in pursuit of our own dreams:
DE CAJóN Project is a community arts organization based in Seattle, WA dedicated to educating populations about the cultural contributions of Peruvians of African descent. It uses the cajón (a Peruvian box drum) and Afro-Peruvian performance traditions as vehicles to create educational opportunities, unite efforts, and empower artists and activists with similar goals around the world.
Storytelling & Films by Tay & Val:Tay and Val are inspirational dream makers, global change agents, and multimedia, multilingual, multidisciplinary storytellers born in Singapore; currently based in Seattle. Since 2010, they've cycled and traveled around the world; collecting stories of people they've met and creating accessible and compelling content that evokes emotion, mirrors potential, and inspires possibility - www.ibelievethatdreamscancometrue.com.
Live Music Improv by Swil Kanim:Swil Kanim, a classically trained violinist, native storyteller and actor, is a member of the Lummi Nation. As a young boy, he was separated from his parents and spent the remainder of his childhood in foster homes. Through music, he found his path to healing childhood wounds and reconnect to his native roots. He has performed with the Dalai Lama for the "Seeds of Compassion" event in Seattle's Key Arena.
A Xicana born and raised in South King County to parents who came to the United States undocumented from Mexico, Mónica Mendoza-Castrejón grew up with a single mother who is a survivor of breast cancer and domestic violence. Working full time to financially maintain both her mother and herself, Mónica is currently attending the University of Washington as the first female in her family to go onto college, and have been active in student government like the La Raza Commission Director and groups such as MEChA de UW. She identifies as a resistance scholar, artivista and political activist and has dreams of becoming a professor, running for office, and fighting for revolución through arte and grassroots organizing until she grows old.
Spoken Word by Hodan Hassan:Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, and raised in South Seattle, Hodan is a recent college graduate from the University of Washington who is looking to change the world. Currently she is an awesome Washington Bus Fellow learning about the ins and outs of Washington State politics. In the future she wants to travel abroad before going back to school for a graduate degree. In her leisure time, she loves reading and catching up on all the tv shows she missed while she was in school.
Troy Osaki is a writer, performer and spoken word artist from Seattle; the 2012 Youth Speaks Seattle and UW Grand Slam Champion representing Seattle at Brave New Voices in Berkeley, CA and the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational in New York City. Osaki works as a teaching artist facilitating poetry workshops at Cleveland High School and Spruce Street Crisis Residential Center. Inspired by creative storytelling, his heritage, and movements for equality Osaki approaches his art in hopes of supporting and building his community.
YOUR PARTICIPATION: #mydreamisAt the end of the event, you are invited to participate in a community art project where you write your dreams on your hands to be photographed or filmed.
This collection of dreams will then be turned into interactive community art projects at a later stage. The entire process will be documented as part of a global multimedia documentary project.
RSVP and INVITE your friends!
Co-create with us, a legacy of dreams inspiring dreams for your community!
Event is FREE and OPEN to PUBLIC**Limited seating available so do register for your FREE tickets!
**First 50 registrations receive a #DreamsUnlimited Goodie Bag with limited edition "I Believe That Dreams Can Come True" buttons/stickers, and BOGO offers from local merchants (TBC)!
Support YOUR local artistsPerforming artists' merchandise (CDs, T-shirts, Posters etc.) will be available for sale. Your purchases will help us continue producing works for the community.
Seattle Central Library - Microsoft Auditorium (View)
1000 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|