Global Dance Party is an international high energy performance of cultural & contemporary dance & music.This year's lineup includes breakdancing favorites Vicious Puppies, latin/rock inspired ballroom by Pacific Ballroom Junior Premiere STG and Velocity Dance Center's young choreographer's Seattle Youth Dance Collective, a celebration of Eastern European culture by The Radost Folk Ensemble, African and contemporary influenced Marimba music by Shumba Marimba, and DANCE This 2013 fierce young Hip Hop girls in M.I.A Misses in Action with choreography by Daniel Cruz.
The 15th annual performance of STG's signature dance program produced by STG's Education and Community Programs Department, brought together young performers from diverse communities for collaboration and to share their culture through the art of dance. The performance featured young local dancers in collaboration with professional artists performing dances from across cultures. This year's performance featured guest artists included Jennie Ford from Broadway's EVITA, Mamie Parris of WICKED, live orchestra Synergia NW; 8 Flavahz, runners-up on America's Best Dance Crew; Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn and choreographer Jamel Gaines; Artistic Director, Daniel Cruz; Amy O'Neal and alumni dancers; NW Tap Connection; Pacific Ballroom Dance from Auburn; Morning Star Korean Dance; Slieveloughane Irish Dance Company; and UW Bollywood Kahaani Dance Team.
MORE MUSIC @ THE MOORE (MM@M), produced by STG's Education and Community Programs Department, is a training and performance program that provides talented young artists (ages 13-21) with the tools and setting to rehearse and perform music under the direction of industry mentors and professionals. We were thrilled to welcome Meshell Ndegeocello as the Music Director of the 12th annual MM@M.
In 2013, over 150 musicians auditioned to be a part of the program, and the standard was higher than ever. The 35 performers in the 2013 More Music @ The Moore mixed up an eclectic array of global and popular styles: from Taiko Drums to rock to Funk to Beatboxing to R&B, and more. These musicians represent the future of music in Seattle and we were so proud to present them at the historic Moore Theatre.
A program offered in partnership between Velocity Dance Center and Seattle Theatre Group, SYDC is for high school dancers (ages 15-18) interested in growing as choreographers. Learn more at http://www.stgpresents.org/education/choreography