Kaleidoscope In Concert
Kaleidoscope Dance Company presents the 35th Anniversary Kaleidoscope in Concert at the Broadway Performance Hall Mothers Day weekend, May 6, 7, and 8.
The 35th Anniversary Concert celebrates and supports the wealth of creative talent in Seattle by presenting the diverse work of seven local choreographers; Mary Kay Bisignano-Vadino, Kayti Bouljon, Joshua Crouch, Anne Green Gilbert, Danielle Payton Axtell, Gary Reed, and Sonam Tshedzom Tingkhye. The concert also premieres works by East coast choreographers Danielle Pierce-Master (NYC) and Vincent Thomas (Towson University, MD), sharing their voices with Seattle audiences for the first time. Modern dance history is honored as three of the dances have connections to Rudolf Laban, Doris Humphrey, and Martha Graham.
An homage to modern dance pioneer Doris Humphrey, Lord of the Dance, by Kaleidoscope Founding Director Anne Green Gilbert, was inspired by The Shakers, choreographed by Humphrey in 1930. Field of Hopes, an excerpt from Vincent Thomas evening length work Occupy, looks at how we occupy space, what occupies our minds and souls, and how these notions move us as a community to make change. Working in the vocabulary of modern dance icon Martha Graham, Joshua Crouchs Exaltation of Larks is set to music originally composed for Graham and plays on the sound structure within the music of the union of voices joining together to jubilantly sing the same chorus. Kayti Bouljons Wound Up Tight, created in collaboration with the dancers, explores winding and unwinding, both in mind and movement. A fun and fast paced hip-hop routine featuring dynamic movement and the unique personalities of the dancers, Dynamite was choreographed by Kaleidoscope graduate and Enertia Dance Company Founder Danielle Payton Axtell.
A poem by Emily Dickinson inspired Seattle choreographer Mary Kay Bisignano-Vadino to create Feathers of the Heart. With music by cellist Zoe Keating, images of feathers and wings express the desire to be uplifted and take flight with our hearts truest desires. Kaleidoscope graduate and musician S. Tshedzom Tingkhye dedicates Electrical Streams, set to music by Arcade Fire and Ratatat, as a celebration of the life of her grandfather. Longtime Seattle-based teaching artist and choreographer Gary Reeds Overture is a playground dreamscape utilizing the vocabulary of movement pioneer Rudolf Laban. A jazz dancer at heart, Danielle Pierce-Masters Swing and Be Happy gives the Kaleidoscope dancers the chance to cut loose to The Charleston, Swing Pan Alley, and Happy Feet as they kick up their heels to rollicking swing music. A new work choreographed by the Kaleidoscope dancers set to music by Mozart rounds out this meaningful, entertaining, and mesmerizing concert.
Kaleidoscopes unique blend of talent, enthusiasm, and soul delights and captivates audiences of all ages. Kaleidoscope in Concert celebrates the joy of dance with an exceptional balance of youth and professionalism. Kaleidoscope Dance Company is made up of young people ages 8-16.
Broadway Performance Hall (View)
Seattle, WA 98122
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