August 16, 2018
1303 Northeast 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98105-4502
August 16, 2018
Event at 8:00 pm
STG Presents moonshine by Imana Gunawan (of Au Collective) at The Neptune on Thursday, August 16, 2018 as part of STG's free Nights at the Neptune series!
Moon cycles have the ability to transform worlds, creatures, and beings on earth since the beginning of time. But what does the moon wish for? Whom does it love? What if it can feel all the transformations it triggers? And what if it is moved to stop all its revolutions?
These ideas are central to moonshine, a new cabaret project directed and produced by Imana Gunawan, as she explores realms of oral storytelling, visual installation, costume design, and environment-stimulated dance composition.
moonshine will feature choreography by Imana Gunawan, dance performance by Au Collective, costumes by Hallie Scott, visuals by Anissa Amalia, and new music by Seattle's best - Donte "DaQween" Johnson, Emma Lee Toyoda, AnsarEl, and CarLarans - all produced by LUNA GOD.
Imana Gunawan, a Texas-born Indonesian, is a storyteller, multimedia journalist, dance artist, and creative director. Through her journalism and dance work, Imana believes in empowering those historically pushed aside. She is a member of Au Collective - a movement based non profit centering people of color, queer people, and femmes. As a journalist, Imana specializes in breaking news/digital reporting, with a soft spot for audio production. Imana currently works as news domain expert for Dataminr and is part of On the Boards Ambassador Writer's Corps. Since graduation from University of Washington's journalism and dance programs in 2015, she has been commissioned and produced by American Dance Guild in NYC, Velocity's Next Fest, Washington Ensemble Theater, and BOOST Dance Festival, among others. Imana enjoys facilitating community conversations for artists of color and has curated panels for Artist of Color Expo & Symposium and Womxn's Creative Industries Meetup.
Special thanks to The Norcliffe Foundation for its ongoing support of Nights at The Neptune.