A memorial for the victims of the recent Capitol Hill tragedy will be held on Saturday, April 29th. Located at the Seattle Center's International Fountain and Mural Amphitheatre, the event will commemorate the lives of the victims and their connections to their communities. This gathering will celebrate the creative and varied interests of the victims through music, dance, and art and will facilitate community building and understanding for Seattle's diverse population.
What: In Loving Memory: A Celebration of Seattle Music Culture
A memorial event for the victims of the shooting on Capitol Hill
When: Saturday, April 29, 10AM to dusk
Where: Seattle Center - International Fountain and Mural Amphitheatre
Cost: Free and open to the public
The City of Seattle has been amazingly supportive of our community, and we are pleased to announce two of many more speakers to come:
Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske -
Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen -
Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata -
Nick Licata will be speaking about the All-Ages Dance Ordinance with some history of Seattle's policies towards all-ages events as well as how Seattle's government is moving forward. http://www.cityofseattle.net/council/licata/
This panel discussion will include event producers and promoters from Seattle. The intention is to discuss all ages events, and the general dance music scene in Seattle (including 21+) with the goal helping show all the different communities and positive effects from them. This is an opportunity to ask questions of those directly involved.
Visual Art Tent:
The art booth will be open to anyone that would like to submit work to be shown. You may submit written words, paintings, photography, sculpture, anything at all that is a related in reflection or mourning or redemption of the events that occurred on the 25th, and/or the community that has surrounded this tragedy. Everyone is welcome and encouraged, even if you did not know victims. We know that there is not much notice, but please submit. No one is going to be turned down due to skill. However, all work will have to be reviewed ahead of time either electronically or in person just to be sure that it isn't triggering or inappropriate, and also to be sure that we will have room and accommodation for all of the shapes and sizes of the pieces. This is a community effort and the more that is shared here the better it will be!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about pieces or if you have any questions. We are asking that no one try to sell art unless the proceeds are going to be donated to the various funds that have been set up for the survivors or the victim's families.
Pure Circkus - Pure Cirkus has been described as the "Modern CirKus". With a focus upon corporeal storytelling through the combination of live performances merging elements of street performances, theatre, circus, opera, tribal and industrial, with body modification and fire manipulation.
Along with its stunning costumes, height-defying stilt walkers and aerialists, illusionists, comical clowns, jaw dropping acts of demented bravery by the geeks, freaks and acrobats, the clash of both the macabre and mystical side of the three ring circus is brought to life through the human body in its Purest form.
Womanipura - Womanipura is a fire dancing troupe that bases their dance philosophy on an organic flow between the dancers and the flames. Consisting of 3 women, Womanipura derived their name from combining the words "woman" and "manipura." Manipura is the Sanskrit name for the Solar Plexus Chakra. Manipura represents energy and vitality, and is associated with the element of Fire and the courage to take risks. It is about the power to be a unique individual while celebrating one's continuing connection with all of humanity. The members of Womanipura approach their fire dancing with this in mind. Using elements of dance, yoga, capoeira, contact dance and improv, each is able to contribute their own style, creating an awe-inspiring show of sisterhood and flames.
Spinergy - Spinergy is a group of professional performers who specialize in the creative manipulation of fire and the norms of human performance. This is done by mixing circus arts, modern and traditional dance styles, complex and unique choreography, rich and dramatic theatrics, martial arts, and more. They create visual spectacles that have delighted audiences the world over.
Barry Curtis of the Kingsmen - famous for the popular and controversial song, "Louie Louie."
DJ Dan - world-renowned DJ originating in Seattle.
Reggie Watts - Seattle comedian and musician.
Venetian Snares - an experimental electronic music producer from Winnipeg.
Calvin Johnson - founder of K Records; will be playing an acoustic set.
Dan Doormouse - an electronic music performer from Miami, Florida.
K J Sawka - live drumming.
Kled - a Seattle band.
Jimni Cricket - a Seattle DJ.
Primary Element - acrobalancing, acrobatics, juggling, and clowning.
Pure Cirkus - street performances, theatre, circus, and opera.
More artists, speakers, and performers to be announced.
For more information: http://inlovingmemoryseattle.org
For volunteer information, email: email@example.com
For media inquiries or any additional info, email: firstname.lastname@example.org