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April 2019

The WOKENESS Festival

April 8 - April 28
Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave
Seattle, 98122 United States
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WOKE?!?! is a series of dance and non-dance events intended to push against assumptions around race, equity, gender, and justice, while creating an environment for examining the presumptions around being “Woke.”

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Dance, Dance, Dance #2

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave
Seattle, 98122 United States
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This program represents the second iteration of this series (the first Dance, Dance, Dance program was presented in 2016 at The Moore Theatre). Dance, Dance, Dance programs are meant to showcase the dancers – their physicality, versatility and the unique way they respond to movement. One of the works on this program, Merce Cunningham’s Crises, is part of the GLOBAL CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE CHOREOGRAPHER’S LEGACY. Dance, Dance, Dance #2 Works Include: Crises † - Merce Cunningham, Part of the…

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Dance, Dance, Dance #2

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave
Seattle, 98122 United States
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This program represents the second iteration of this series (the first Dance, Dance, Dance program was presented in 2016 at The Moore Theatre). Dance, Dance, Dance programs are meant to showcase the dancers – their physicality, versatility and the unique way they respond to movement. One of the works on this program, Merce Cunningham’s Crises, is part of the GLOBAL CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE CHOREOGRAPHER’S LEGACY. Dance, Dance, Dance #2 Works Include: Crises † - Merce Cunningham, Part of the…

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WAKE UP! – Frank Leon Roberts

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave
Seattle, 98122 United States
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What does it mean to be woke in American society? Join a series of conversations with leading local and national activists, to explore what WOKENESS is! Curated and moderated by Vivian Phillips. Social activist & NYU Professor of the nation’s first #BlackLivesMatter Course increases understanding of the history and significance of the Black Lives Matter movement while promoting education as a means to more effectively engage in community organizing. Roberts brings a deep historical knowledge of civil rights, African American…

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Strange Fruit

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave
Seattle, 98122 United States
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Strange Fruit draws its title from the 1937 poem and song of the same name by Abel Meeropol and made famous by the great jazz singer Billie Holiday. The lyrics are an extended metaphor linking a tree’s fruit with lynching victims. The impetus for this world premiere work is the employment of lynching as a tool of racial terrorism during the Jim Crow Era. For this dance/theater work, the facts of lynching act as a springboard into a highly personal…

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