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Kaleidoscope Dance Company
Concerts and Performances 2015-2016

Join us Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 7:30pm for Kaleidoscope Dance Company's Summer Community Concert. Free will donation at the door. Held at the Creative Dance Center. Great evening out for the whole family!

k-scope cover 201635th Anniversary Kaleidoscope Dance Company in Concert
Mother’s Day Weekend

Broadway Performance Hall • 1625 Broadway, Seattle
Friday, May 6, 7:30pm
Saturday, May 7, 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, May 8, 3:30pm
Festival seating available through Brown Paper Tickets
Adults: $18 • Youth (under 16) /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 www.creativedance.org or call 206.363.7281

 

The 35th Anniversary Concert celebrates and supports the wealth of creative talent in Seattle by presenting the diverse work of seven local choreographers; Mary 2015 SpringConcert Eliza 48Kay 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 Crouch’s 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 Bouljon’s 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.

2015 SpringConcert Bees Trio 69A 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 heart’s 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 Reed’s Overture is a playground dreamscape utilizing the vocabulary of movement pioneer Rudolf Laban. A jazz dancer at heart, Danielle Pierce-Master’s 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.

Kaleidoscope’s 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.

Kaleidoscope Dance Company
Kaleidoscope In Concert
Broadway Performance Hall • 1625 Broadway, Seattle
Friday, May 6, 7:30pm
Saturday, May 7, 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, May 8, 3:30pm
Festival seating available through Brown Paper Tickets
Adults: $18 • Youth (under 16) /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 www.creativedance.org 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, in Taiwan at Taipei National University of the Arts, and in Copenhagen, Denmark at the dance and the Child international conference.

"Kaleidoscope is the most unique performance I have seen – It was simply wonderful!"

October 27, 2015 – School Concert at Brookside Elementary
December 6, 2015 – Gift of Dance, Shorewood Performing Arts Center
December 13, 2015 – Winterfest, Seattle Center Armory, 3:30pm
March 7, 2016 – School Concert at St. Louise K-8, Bellevue
March 15, 2016 – School Concerts at multiple Olympia elementary schools
March 20, 2016 – Afternoon of Dance, Creative Dance Center's school shows at Shorecrest Performing Arts Center
May 6, 7, & 8, 2016 – Kaleidoscope Spring Concert, Broadway Performance Hall
July 27, 2016 – Summer Community Concert at Creative Dance Center (free will donation at door), 7:00pm.

Fun Facts About Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope…
    •    is the longest-running modern dance company in Seattle, founded in 1981 by Anne Green Gilbert.
    •    is a modern repertory dance company of boys and girls between the ages of 7-16, whose graduates utilize the Kaleidoscope skills of collaboration and creativity in a variety of settings: dancing professionally, attending college, and working in fields such as health, research, design, education, technology, and the arts.
    •    works with well-known choreographers including Pat Graney, Bill Evans, Wade Madsen, Tom Truss, Christian Swenson, Shirley Jenkins, Jurg Koch, Paige Barnes, Eva Stone, Mary Kay Bisignano-Vadino, Debbie Gilbert, Joanne Petroff, Ellie Sandstrom, Anna Mansbridge, Marlene Strang, and Peter Kyle.
    •    has toured internationally in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Russia, Canada, Brazil, The Netherlands, Jamaica, Taiwan, and Denmark and performed nationally in Washington, D.C., Oregon, Massachusetts, Philadelphia, Utah, and all over Washington State.
    •    has danced for hundreds of thousands of school children in public and private schools in the Northwest.
    •    is based at the Creative Dance Center located in the historic Haller Lake Community Club in North Seattle.
    •    members are students in the Seattle, Shoreline, and Northshore School Districts, and the Homeschool community.