Callin' out around the world, are you ready for a brand new beat? Summer's here and the time is right for dancin' in the street… There'll be laughin,' singin', and music swingin,' and dancin' in the street…
− “Dancing in the Street,” by Martha & The Vandellas
An Egyptian wedding procession, mesmerizing crowds with belly dancing and kazoos. Slo-mo geishas on a shopping spree. An interactive marionette show, where audience members pull the strings. A Bollywood flash mob. Free dance lessons. And professional dancers from around the globe, using their physical grace and strength to express and illuminate their art. That’s just a fraction of what you can expect from Art on the Fly, returning to the streets of South Lake Union on June 15.
Produced by Khambatta Dance Company as the kickoff to the 10-day Seattle International Dance Festival, Art on the Fly comprises playful, exquisite and dreamlike scenarios that invite you not just to observe, but to step right in.
Art on the Fly Events / June 15, noon – 9 p.m.
Two city blocks on Terry Avenue N (from Republican to Thomas) will be commandeered for this free, family-friendly event. Live music and dance performances on three stages will ignite the crowds, along with local craft vendors, beer and margarita gardens and tasty chow by local restaurants.
Surprise roving dance events will inhabit Terry Ave. N throughout the day, featuring performances from breakdance crew The Massive Monkees, and contemporary dancers Idan Cohen from Israel and Kokoro Dance from Canada, among others. Instructors will teach all-ages salsa, Zumbatonic, Bollywood, Yoga, and hip-hop.
At 4:30, amateur dancers who have practiced with instructors for weeks will be ready for their close-up, competing in the “Dancing with the Seattleites” final round with audience voting.
Big finish: the Dusk Dance Party hosted by KEXP DJ Chilly will have you shaking your tail feather to world beats as the sun goes down.
So come on down to Terry Ave N. and dance like everyone’s watching! Download the full schedule HERE.
Interested in the main event, too? Check out:
Seattle International Dance Festival performances:
Indoor Event Tickets $15 - $50 / All outdoor events free
General Info: 206-552-0694; Ticket Info: 1-800-838-3006
Posted by DiscoverSLU on Jun. 13
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