Kaleidoscope Dance Company
Broadway Performance Hall • 1625 Broadway, Seattle
Friday, May 8, 2015: 7:30pm
Saturday, May 9, 2015: 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, May 10, 2015: 3:30pm
The Creative Dance Center’s resident modern dance company, Kaleidoscope Dance Company, presents Kaleidoscope in Concert at the Broadway Performance Hall Mother’s Day weekend, May 8, 9, and 10. This rich and diverse show features new works by local and nationally recognized choreographers. Kaleidoscope’s unique blend of talent, enthusiasm, and soul will delight and captivate audiences of all ages.
Seattle dance icon, Wade Madsen, created Bees after witnessing the seeming chaos but actual order of a hive harvesting honey. A playful romp exploring young love and rejection choreographed by Jim Coleman and Terese Freedman, Do Run Run is set to three wonderful songs of the 1960's, Blue Moon, Stand by Me, and Runaround Sue. With music composed by Seattleite Chad Beieler, Ellie Sandstrom’s In Relation To looks at the human experience through our connection to one another. Rhonda Cinotto was inspired by the playful dancing figures made famous by Keith Haring. From Here to There combines angular shapes of the body and complex rhythmic patterns in a light-hearted jazz dance. The boys and young men of Kaleidoscope are featured in a work created especially for them by Michael Garber; Comradery explores the disconnect that society has created for boys and men distancing them from their qualities of nurturing, creativity, and expression.
Kaleidoscope Artistic Director Anna Mansbridge premieres two new works, Rocks Beneath Water created in collaboration with harpist Leslie McMichael and performed with live music and We Are One created with the dancers surrounding the idea of identity set to a commissioned sound score by Mark D. Cooper. Louisa Fish-Sadin explores concepts of forest succession and ecology as the dancers embody decomposition, growth, and the life and death of a forest to poetry, song, and soundscape. Sylvie Baldwin contrasts the three dimensionality of the human spirit against society's expectations for individuals on Cutouts. Kaleidoscope graduate Arthur Stamey-Mills’ playful Nonsense is set to the fun and upbeat music of French electro swing group Caravan Palace. Works by James Brosnahan, an energetic dance to Count Basie and Duke Ellington, and the Kaleidoscope dancers round out this meaningful, entertaining, and mesmerizing concert.
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 7-17.
Festival seating available through Brown Paper Tickets
Adults: $18 • Youth/Senior: $8
Call 1.800.838.3006 or visit brownpapertickets.com
Patron tickets with reserved seating only available through Creative Dance Center
Adult Patron Tickets: $35 • Youth/Senior Patron Tickets: $20
Visit CDC's Support Page or call 206.363.7281.
During the past 34 years, Kaleidoscope has traveled around the world sharing the joy of dance with audiences of all ages. Recently, Kaleidoscope has performed in the Men In Dance Concert (to rave reviews) in Seattle, STG's Global Dance Party at The Moore, and in Taiwan at Taipei National University of the Arts.
"Kaleidoscope is the most unique performance I have seen – It was simply wonderful!"
July 30, 2014 – Summer Community Concert at Creative Dance Center
December 7, 2014 – Gift of Dance, Shorewood Performing Arts Center
December 14, 2014 – Winterfest, Seattle Center Armory
January 23, 2015 – School Concert at Thurgood Marshall Elementary
March 19, 2015 – SHAPE Gala, Society of Health and Physical Educators National Convention, Seattle Sheraton
May 8, 9, 10, 2015 – Kaleidoscope Spring Concert, Broadway Performance Hall
June 1, 2015 – School Concert at Lawton Elementary (funded by a generous grant from the Anne Green Gilbert Endowment Fund)
July 5-10th, 2015 – Dance and the Child International World Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark
July 29, 2015 – Summer Community Concert at Creative Dance Center (free will donation at door)