Closing Night: Moving Stories Film Screening & Dance Experience (Ages 9+)

Sunday, March 8 – 7:00pm
Off-Site at Rainier Arts Center
(3515 S Alaska St., Seattle, WA 98118)

(Rob Fruchtman, Cornelia Ravenal, Mikael Södersten & Wendy Sax, USA, live-action documentary, 2018, 85 min, Arabic, English, Hindi, Korean & Romanian with English subtitles)

Ages 9+

Seattle premiere!

** Co-presented with Spectrum Dance with a performance by the youth of The School of Spectrum Dance Theater! **

** Sliding scale admission: $5-$15
Those who can afford to pay at higher price point are encouraged to do so, to create more accessibility for those who might not. **

Six diverse dancers from an acclaimed NY company travel the world, working with youth who have experienced war, poverty, sexual exploitation, extreme prejudice and trauma as refugees. In India, they work with girls rescued from gender violence; in Romania, with Roma kids from one of Europe’s worst slums; in South Korea, with North Korean escapees; and in Iraq, with a gifted young dancer fighting to survive.

Incredibly, they have just one week to prepare the kids to perform on stage, and it is not always certain which young dancers will pull through. But as both teachers and students rise to the challenge, they experience surprising transformations, unlocking feelings and stories in wellsprings of creativity.


WATCH THE TRAILER:


ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE:

The students of the School of Spectrum Dance Theater study choreography at an intense level under the instruction of choreographer Eva Stone. The work being presented is a response to the film “Moving Stories” and examines the development of movement from the concept “darkness to light.” This student-generated dance performance allows young choreographers an opportunity to share their point of view.


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