In (The) Nature of (Sound), sounds and visuals are abstracted from nature, and combined with instrumental and other human-made sounds into a seamless environment. Viewers are invited to reflect on what nature is "about," as well as humans' interactions with nature, whether positive or negative. Musicians may also participate by playing the graphic score provided; their sounds will be integrated into the installation.
Mad Campus brings 12 temporary, site-specific works to be displayed in outdoor locations across Seattle's UW campus. Inspired by their site, each artist will create a unique, large scale installation open to the public.
Cloak yourself in the magic and mystery at the divine Saint Mark's Cathedral with Seattle Women's Chorus . Become enraptured in the shadow of the moon with this dark and eerie, also beautiful, concert. Experience this new SWC tradition with hauntingly refreshing music and intrigue, and have a Hallow of a good time!
Watch Visiting Artists Antoine Pierini and Nicolas Laty at work in the Hot Shop.
Explore the surprising stories, complex questions, and awe-inspiring answers hidden inside objects. See a new side of the Burke and learn how collections show us new things about the world around us every day. Be inspired by some of the most fascinating, intriguing, and rare objects in the Burke collection. See objects from all of the museum's collections on display together, for the first time. Visit a collections care lab, a space curated by community members, and learn more about how Burke researchers are answering new questions with collections. You will never, ever again ask, "Why do museums keep so much stuff?"
Turn up the heat and get ready to feel the rhythm as this Broadway dance spectacular brings the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan to the stage. In a community where everyone knows your business, things are about to shake-up as romances bloom, dreams are challenged, and one winning lottery ticket threatens to change everything. Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and winner of Best Musical, as well as a Pulitzer Prize nominee, In The Heights is a fun and fresh hip-hop musical set in a sizzling summer filled with music and possibilities.
With these paintings, the artist finds threads that connect rustic imperfect objects with landscape images. The pairing of outdoor viewpoints with carefully chosen interior elements presents an enigmatic relationship. What brings these visuals together and why? The answer varies as the paintings evolve in a natural and unforced way. Some paintings focus on artistic elements like color and chroma.
John is a figurative painter inspired by the human nature of life. Here on Earth is an accumulation of animal images as they relate to our own predatory instincts for survival on the planet. She tries to portray humor within the allegory as a way to soften the blow of reality. The rabbits are understandably wary, the males in the woods appear clueless, and our protective angel who was the starting point of the series looks a bit angry.
This exhilarating Broadway musical will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible - proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
Bainbridge Performing Arts Presents Little Shop of Horrors this October.
There's a story behind everyone's first sexual experience, and this off-Broadway hit features a hilarious and sometimes painful collection of "first-time" stories from people of all persuasions. Drawn from real people who contributed to a website created solely for the purpose of allowing people to share their experiences, the stories range from the sweet and sexy to the awkward and humiliating -- and pretty much everything in between.
Cold Empty Terrible is a resuscitation of a theatrical debacle embedded inside Anton Chekhov's 1896 masterpiece, The Seagull. Members of the UW's Professional Actor Training Program turn molehill into mountain by devising an original work for the stage that aims to prove that a century of theatrical experimentation must be good for something. Is it a moving spectacle of a ruined world 200,000 years in the future? Or a complete waste of time? You be the judge. Created in collaboration with and directed by Whit MacLaughlin, Artistic Director of the OBIE award-winning New Paradise Laboratories.
Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. The classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song.
Three of the eight members of the Polyrhythmics, whose dynamic world-beat orchestra weaves a clever web of deep, hypnotic grooves, creative, yet melodic interplay, along with searing solos that ignite every dance-floor that has laid before them.
Since 2007, Richard Renaldi has been working on a series of photographs made by approaching and asking complete strangers to physically interact while posing together for a portrait. Working on the street with a large-format 8-by-10-inch view camera, Renaldi encounters the subjects for his photographs in towns and cities all over the United States. Born in Chicago in 1968, Renaldi received his BFA in photography from New York University in 1990. Exhibitions of his photographs have been mounted in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe.
Trimpin's You Are Hear is an interactive sound sculpture with three stations, consisting of large-scale "headphones" which invite visitors to experience unique sound environments. Each station provides a different soundscape, contrasting composed music and ambient sounds from the environment.
Photographer Peter Dervin exhibits a group of concert photographs at the Triple Door's Musiquarium in September & October. For the past 15 years, Peter has photographed the various concerts attended throughout the Northwest and since 2010 has been very productive in the concert photography field.
Peter has photographed some of the most popular music festivals in the West including Seattle's very own Bumbershoot, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, the Treefort Music Fest and the Waterfront Blues Festival. For the past two years, he has been the house photographer for the Live! @ Benaroya Hall Concert Series.
Bill Baran-Mickle's recent series, "Gestures," comprises deep metal wall reliefs created using the ancient techniques of metalsmithing in modern ways. He loves hands as a subject for their forms, textures, and their endless array of conscious and unconscious gestures and emotion. Use of the hand is boundless. Exhibit runs through October. Special artist reception Friday October 3 5pm-7pm, fun evening of art, food, and friends.
You love improv! You never know what's going to happen. The performers are magnetic and you feel like you're a part of something special.
Celebrating the great tribulations and accomplishments of African Americans, demonstrating with each Artist's interpretation of the stories that inluenced them. The visual elements conveyed in UnChain Underground range from images of slavery, iconic leaders, social and economic empowerment. This exhibition features the works of Robert L. Horton, Roosevelt Lewis and Chaz Lindsey.
Tomiyuki Sakuta's faces are both intimate and specific portraits of individuals he has met throughout the world as well as a personal exploration of the universal human experiences of doubt and anxiety, play and absurdity. This exhibition will feature over 100 faces produced over the past three years.
A recent graduate of Western Washington University with a BFA in printmaking, Tyna Ontko creates stunning, site-specific installations in which printmaking and hand cut paper work in tandem. Ontko utilizes the multiplicity of printmaking to explore ideas of authenticity and repetition. Individual images combined, create a larger whole in the same way phrases on repeat begin to sound more like music than words.
Hey, what are you into? Awesome! You have 12 minutes to help and get into it, excited, and care about it too. They seek to explore what it is that makes people lock in and take note.
Mozart's multifaceted portrait of an unrepentant Casanova has fascinated audiences since its 1787 premiere. Featuring varied, evocative, and absolutely glorious music from overture to epilogue, a dynamic set of distinctively drawn characters, and a shocking, unforgettable finale, "the Don" stands apart as Mozart's boldest masterpiece.
A fictional 1920s duo, literally frozen in time while touring in Antarctica, thaws out nearly a century later to discover their original music has been co-opted throughout the years—and they're not going to stand for it. Wigs will fly as the two perform hits from the likes of Janis Joplin and Gloria Gaynor in the style of Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. It's a vintage cabaret with a twist of drag. Following a sold-out off-Broadway run and an international tour to Australia, Seattle natives Jerick Hoffer and Richard Andriessen bring this bawdy, rowdy musical revue home.