BLACK WATCH Post-Show Discussion with Congressman Jim McDermott
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Show starts at 1:00 pm - event is post-show
The Paramount Theatre
Free with Performance Ticket
Congressman Jim McDermott will join Seattle Theatre Group’s Vivian Phillips for a post-show discussion after the final performance of Black Watch on Sunday, May 5. Representing Washington's 7th Congressional District, McDermott on March 20 spoke on the House Floor about the human cost of and our Nation's lack of resources to aid veterans, their families and communities in reintegrating to civilian life. He proposed establishment of a Commission on Veterans' Care and designation of Memorial Day Weekend 2014 as a national time of acknowledgement and remembrance. McDermott served in the U.S. Navy and completed his medical training at the University of Washington. Providing psychiatric services, Jim treated soldiers and sailors returning from Vietnam and served as a U.S. Foreign Service Medial Officer stationed in Zaire.
MORE MUSIC @ THE MOORE
Young Artist Performance
Friday, May 10, 2013
11 am (Student matinee) – CLICK HERE
7:30 pm (Public performance) – CLICK HERE
The Moore Theatre, 1932 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Young artist talent and collaboration are celebrated in the 12th annual More Music @ The Moore. The performance features exceptional local teen musicians mixing up diverse music styles. More Music @ The Moore features the rich musical talent of youth in our community and provides musicians, regardless of what style they play, the opportunity to make music together. Music Director: 10-time Grammy nominee, Meshell Ndegeocello. Young artist lineup includes Taiko Drumming, Hip-Hop, Irish, Indie Rock, Country, and more.
School Group Matinee
- 75 minutes
- Grades 3-12
- $8 ($5 free/reduced lunch)
Seattle Youth Dance Collective Final Showing
Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm
Velocity Dance Center: 1621 12th Avenue in Seattle
STG and Velocity partner in this program for young choreographers to create new collaborative work under the guidance of choreographers/dance instructors Amy O'Neal and Maya Soto. The final showing, open to the public with suggested donation, will demonstrate what these young artists have created this spring session. Learn more here.
FELA! Music Master Class & Jam Session
Featuring the Musicians from the Musical
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
University of Washington, Brechemin Hall School of Music
Closed to the public
Several musicians from the touring Broadway company of FELA! will join University of Washington Music Students to both discuss the music of the production and the impact of Fela Kuti's music on the world. Students will have an opportunity to participate.
FELA! Choreography Master Class
Friday, May 31, 2013
9:30 - 11:00 am
Velocity Dance Center - 1621 12th Avenue in Seattle, WA 98122
Reservations: space is limited to 25. First come, first served!
Intermediate to Advanced Dancers Only!
Seattle Theatre Group in partnership with Velocity Dance Center present a FELA! Dance Master Class. Taught by Danny Soto, Fela! Assistant Dance Captain, this session will focus on The iconic Choreography of Bill T. Jones.
Danny Soto received training from Jamel Gaines Creative Dance Theatre of Brooklyn and SUNY Purchase Dance Conservatory. He has studied with Shirley Black-Brown Browd, George Fasion, Bill T. Jones and many More. Soto is honored to be an original FELA! Broadway cast member since the very seed.
For questions on the class, please contact Velocity Dance Center at 206-325-8773.
DANCE THIS SUMMER TRAINING INTENSIVE
(Ages 13-21; Registration required)
June 17 - 29, 2013
Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Phelps Center (Seattle Center)
The DANCE This Summer Training Intensive is an opportunity for young dancers (ages 13-21) at all levels to immerse themselves in dance over the course of two weeks. Students will be exposed to a wide range of dance styles and techniques in a supportive, yet challenging atmosphere. Instruction includes Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Choreography, Ballroom/Salsa, African, Conditioning & special workshops. Information & Registration here.
DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S
Seattle Theatre Group offers dance classes for individuals with Parkinson's Disease and their caregivers in Seattle, Kirkland and Des Moines. Each eight-week series of classes uses dance, live music and community to develop artistry and grace while addressing such PD-specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation and depression. Whether seated or standing, people with Parkinson's disease, caregivers and friends will enjoy this creative and welcoming environment. The classes are offered in a partnership between Seattle Theatre Group, Spectrum Dance Theater, EvergreenHealth, Northwest Parkinson's Foundation and Des Moines Senior Center. With LIVE MUSIC. No dance experience necessary. Information & Registration here.
Summer Classes in Des Moines, Seattle and Kirkland
Des Moines, Jun 10 – Jul 29, 2-3:30 pm
Des Moines Senior Center: 2045 S. 216th St, Des Moines, WA 98198
Seattle, Jun 13 – Aug 1, 11-12:30pm
Garfield Community Center, 2323 E Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98122
Kirkland, June 22 – Aug 10, 11-12:30pm
Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033
DANCE This brings together teen performers from diverse communities for collaboration and to share their culture through the art of dance. The performance features young local dancers in collaboration with professional artists performing dances from across cultures—both traditionally rooted and contemporary in form.
DANCE This Youth Group Matinee
- 75 minutes
- Grades K-12
SEATTLE ROCK ORCHESTRA SUMMER INTENSIVE
Dates: July 14 - 19, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 1 pm - 4 pm
Monday, July 15 – Thursday July 16, 9 am – 2 pm
Friday, July 19, 1:30 pm - 9 pm
Location: The Moore Theatre (1932 2nd Ave)
Middle and high school students have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to have the full Seattle Rock Orchestra (SRO) experience this summer at SRO's second annual Summer Intensive. Musicians will perform current and past radio hits, collaborate with local indie-rock artists, participate in workshops on topics such as orchestration, improvisation, rock technique for classical instruments, how to form a band. Summer Intensive participants will rehearse and perform a smorgasbord of songs from across pop and rock music history; ollaborate with the SRO house band and singers from local rock bands, including Andrew Vait (Eternal Fair), Tamara Power-Drutis, Ian Williams (The Thoughts) and Annie Jantzer (Bucket of Honey); participate in workshops on topics such as rock history, songwriting, improvisation, rock performance techniques and more; perform in a final showcase at The Moore Theatre for family and friends.
The SRO Intensive is led by outstanding local music educators, including SRO Music Director/Founder Scott Teske, SRO Conductor Kim Roy and many more. SRO Summer Intensive is open to students in middle and high school who play string, woodwind, and brass instruments. The middle school division is open to students entering grades 7 and 8, and the high school division is open to students entering grades 9 through 12. All students must be able to read music and must have at least one year of experience in their school music program or with private lessons.
STG's Songwriters Lab is for musicians (ages 14 - early 20s) interested in pursuing their artistic vision as songwriters and lyricists. Under the mentorship of professional mentors, students learn creative approaches to song composition and lyric writing, along with strategies for navigating the music business. STG's Songwriters Lab encourages collaboration across music genres; all style of music are welcome, from hip-hop to rock to singer-songwriter to R&B, and more. Information & Registration here.DANCE THIS CAMP @ CENTRUM
(Grades 9-12; Registration Required)
August 4 - 10, 2013
Centrum in Port Townsend, WA
DANCE This Camp @ Centrum is an opportunity for young dancers at ALL LEVELS to study dance for one week in beautiful Port Townsend, WA. Students will participate in African, Ballet, Choreography, Hip-Hop and Modern dance workshops with professional educators from the Seattle area. Please note: this is a residential program/camp. Learn More.
- In-school Workshops and Residencies
Interested in a hands-on arts experience for students at your school? STG offers residencies available in cultural and contemporary dance and music with Northwest-based artists. Arts instruction is available to suit your school’s interests and needs—varying from a one-time workshop to multiple week residency. Activities are in line with Washington State Arts EALRS and are tailored to students' skill level and ages.
Grades: Elementary, Middle and High School
- Student Tours of the Historic Paramount, Moore and Neptune Thetares
STG offers free tours of the historic Paramount and Moore Theatres for educators and students ages seven and up. Tour guides introduce students to theatre architecture, design, history and technical aspects. To schedule a student tour, click here.
- Historic Tours of The Paramount, Moore and Neptune Theatres
Seattle Theatre Group gives the public a chance to learn more about the historic Paramount and Moore Theatres while giving them a glimpse behind the scenes. Free; once a month-The first Saturday of every month at 10am at The Paramount & the second Saturday of every month at 10am at The Moore Theatre. For more information, click here.
- Theatre Access Program (TAP)
STG annually provides thousands of tickets to performances at The Paramount and Moore Theatres to school groups, youth organizations, community centers, social service organizations, young artists and seniors who would otherwise be unable to afford the opportunity. To apply, click here (pdf).