Markeith Wiley Special Guests: Sam Picart Nov 14, 2016

by Erin

Sam Picart is a Seattle dancer and choreographer who originally started dancing in Kansas City. He has developed (and continues to develop) his own unique movement integrating street and contemporary dance styles. Picart studied dance at Cornish College of the Arts as well as the Joffrey Ballet. Picart is a founding member of Ashani Dances, performs and choreographs with Seattle's Au Collective, and recently *won* the Ellen Degeneres dance-off competition

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Markeith Wiley Special Guests: Evan Flory-Barnes Nov 14, 2016

by Erin

Evan Flory-Barnes is an upright bass player and composer based in Seattle. Flory-Barnes is known for both solo and ensemble work as well as playing with the Seattle jazz (and more) group Industrial Revelation

Flory-Barnes focuses on music, words, and empathy to bring people together. His philosophy for Seattle: “With valuing self and creating self-expression, the opportunity is here for the creative folks, the artists, to really have a deeply engaged hang to create a vibrant and flourishing atmosphere that no city has seen. We must exit the haze of devaluation and false modesty. Those days are – they have to be – closed.” [From a Crosscut "City Superhero" profile.]...

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Markeith Wiley Special Guests: Dani Tirrell Nov 14, 2016

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Dani Tirrell is a dancer/choreographer and founder and Artistic Director of Dani Tirrell Dance Theater/Color Lines Dance Ensemble. A teacher as well, he currently teaches Modern, House and Vogue throughout the Seattle area. Audiences may have seen some of Tirrell's extrememly personal dance/theater/film work dealing with themes of black queer identity in Seattle and the USA. 

Watch some of Tirrell's work here. 

Tirrell is currently an On the Boards Programming Ambassador. Catch more of Tirrell's choreographic work at OtB in the upcoming HOUSE OF DINAH.

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Markeith Wiley Special Guests: Imani Sims Nov 14, 2016

by Erin


A beautiful summary from Imani Sims' website:

As a 1st grader, who had just learned the art of “Beginning Middle End,” Imani wrote a story about a tiny elephant, named Tinka, who felt different because she was smaller than all the other elephants. At the time, Imani had no idea that this short story would go on to be the debut work of a poet.

Much later in life, as a high school student, she didn’t know that a pesky moment of curiosity would lead to her first performance poem. As a nosey little sister, she would regularly bother her older brother as he was doing his homework. On a fateful fall day he taught her to write poetry, and she instantly knew poetry was a great way to alleviate...

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Markeith Wiley on Art Zone Nov 11, 2016

by Erin



Artist Markeith Wiley talks with Art Zone host Nancy Guppy about his new show, It's Not Too Late on the Seattle Channel.

WATCH EPISODE NOW.



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Markeith Wiley Special Guests: Donte "DaKween" Johnson Nov 10, 2016

by Erin

Donte (DaQueen) Johnson is a Seattle-based poet, community organizer, and writer. From their official Facebook page:

"'Da Queen' writes about surviving, loving, breathing, and learning. They write of ancestors and their home in the moons heart beat. They have released their Self Published chapbook 'Steps to the Throne' in the summer of 2013. This QPOC Queen has been making a name for their selves in Seattle, working with Youth Speaks Seattle for years running the slam series, open mics, writing circles. Donte has been on the Youth Speaks Seattle slam team in the year 2012 and was an assistant teaching artist for the Winter and Spring of 2013 at Madrona K-8 in Seattle WA for Arts Corps, he's also just made it on the Rain City Poetry Slam Team. Hosting shows for the University of Washington, Teaching workshops at places like Central Washington...

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Markeith Wiley Special Guests: Randy Ford Nov 10, 2016

by Erin



It's Not Too Late loosely follows a talk-show format, with each night featuring a different special, local guest.

Choreographer/performer Randy Ford is a Seattle native and a member of the Au Collective. Ford studied dance at the University of Washington studying ballet, modern, and jazz, and visited Ghana to study African dance forms Kplanlogo and Pacha. In addition to performing with Au Collective,  Ford works as a Recreation Leader for Seattle Parks and Recreation where he teaches beginning level dance classes at the South Park...

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OtB HOLIDAY SUBSCRIPTIONS! Nov 7, 2016

by Erin


Looking for that perfect gift for the art-lover or future art-lover on your list? We humbly recommend an OtB Gift Subscription. These subscriptions allow the recipient to choose 6 shows in the remaining 16/17 season at OtB and entitle them to all the usual subscriber perks like discounted parking, additional ticket discounts, free seat exchanges, and more.

At just $129, this is the gift that keeps on giving (till June 2017, that is). Gift giving doesn't get any easier than this.

ORDER YOUR GIFT SUBSCRIPTION ONLINE TODAY!

photo courtesey of Rashaun Mithcel/Silas Riener/Charles Atlas 


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