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Seattle Rep presents Black is the Light - Raise Your Voice Series: RAISE YOUR VOICE PERFORMANCE PROJECT

Festival Details - "Seattle Rep presents Black is the Light - Raise Your Voice Series: RAISE YOUR VOICE PERFORMANCE PROJECT"...

Start: Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:00AM
End: TBD

Rooted in Black oral tradition and centering Black experience, Black is the Light is an ongoing series of classes, workshops, festivals, and networking opportunities intentionally designed to cultivate local talent and create bridges for young Black and POC artists between academic learning and the professional world.

The goal of Black is the Light is to engage and inspire BIPOC youth in our community to explore their identity and tell their own story, using artistic mediums including storytelling, poetry, and movement as a source of healing and to harness joy.

PERFORMANCE POETRY: PEN OVER PAPER
Monday, November 16 & Tuesday, November 17 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. PT
Teaching Artist: Allyson Lee Brown

Exploring rhythm, body language, and the power of their own voice, students will create, practice, and perform original pieces of performance poetry.

THE ART OF STORYTELLING
November 18 & 19 4:30-6:30 p.m. PT
Teaching Artist: Dedra Woods

Students will engage with their own history (present and future) through exercises in writing, performing, engaging an audience, and preserving their stories.

RAISE YOUR VOICE PERFORMANCE PROJECT
Dates: December 5 & 6 from 2-4 p.m. PT
Teaching Artists: Dedra Woods, Allyson Lee Brown, Alex Lee Reed

Utilizing aspects of performance poetry, storytelling, and creative movement, students will work together with teaching artists to create and perform an original work.

Students interested in participating in the Raise Your Voice Performance Project are encouraged to also register for Performance Poetry and/or The Art of Storytelling.


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