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Cornish Playhouse [clear filter]
Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am PDT

Datina Folk Ensemble
Romanian folk dances

Performers
DF

Datina Folk Ensemble

Datina, which means “tradition” in Romanian, has brought to the Seattle area the rich heritage of the Romanian traditional arts. Besides lively dances and heart-melting songs, our program includes short lyrical theatrical acts that bring to life ancient customs and traditions... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Datina Junior
Romanian folk dances

Performers
DJ

Datina Junior

Datina, which means “tradition” in Romanian, has brought to the Seattle area the rich heritage of the Romanian traditional arts. Besides lively dances and heart-melting songs, our program includes short lyrical theatrical acts that bring to life ancient customs and traditions... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Datina Taraf
Romanian Folklore Music

Performers
TD

Taraful Datina

Datina - Taraf is a group of Romanian musicians in love with Romanian authentic folklore music. The band was founded in 2016 to accompany Datina Folk Ensemble and since then it has grown to six musicians and a wide repertoire.


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Radost Folk Ensemble
Balkan Traditional Dance Folklore

Performers
RF

Radost Folk Ensemble

Radost has been performing the dance and music of Eastern Europe for 42 years at festivals and in school residencies. We are proud to have many members of the adult group who are second generation or who started our with the children's group and stayed, forming lifelong friendships... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Mexico: The Music and Cultural Attire
Mexico Cultural Attire

Performers

Saturday May 26, 2018 3:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Tharanginee
Classical Bharatanatyam Performance

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Tharanginee

Tharanginee was started by Shobanaa Bhalchandra in south India circa 1988. Since then, over 200 students have learnt this ancient art form under her guidance. Shruti and Nithya are Tharanginee dancers who recently relocated to Seattle and have begun dancing together to stay in touch... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 7:00pm - 7:10pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

7:12pm PDT

To Be Announced
Saturday May 26, 2018 7:12pm - 7:22pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

7:24pm PDT

Sujana Gurung (Himalayan Daughter )
Nepali Dance

Performers
SG

Sujana Gurung (Himalayan Daughter )

Name sujana Gurung from nepalHave been performing since my childhood and have performed in may programs here in USA and nepal


Saturday May 26, 2018 7:24pm - 7:34pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

7:36pm PDT

Meera Krishna & amOha Dance Company
Contemporary Themes, Traditional Bharatanatyam

Performers
MK

Meera Krishna & amOha Dance Company

Meera Krishna has been based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest for the past 20 years. She is actively involved in performing and teaching both Indian classical dance and music. She has collaborated often with her fellow musicians to create new bodies of work on contemporary themes... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 7:36pm - 7:46pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

7:48pm PDT

Bollyworkout
NavratriRaasGarba from Gujarat, India

Performers
B

Bollyworkout

I am an artist by heart with deep love for my cultural dance. I have been performing for various non profit organizations like pratidhwani, chaya api and amrita seattle for past 3 years as an entertainer. And always looking for ways to give back to the community.


Saturday May 26, 2018 7:48pm - 7:58pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

8:00pm PDT

Torongo - Seattle's Bangladeshi Dance Team
Bangladeshi Dance

Performers

Saturday May 26, 2018 8:00pm - 8:10pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

8:12pm PDT

ARPAN
Bharatanatyam Today

Performers
A

ARPAN

Bharatanatyam Today


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:12pm - 8:27pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

8:29pm PDT

Telugu Bharati
Indian Classical Fusion

Performers
TB

Telugu Bharati

Telugu Bharati is a fully volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the state of Washington and help promote sharing of language, literary, classical music and dance and cultural traditions of Telugu speaking people from southern part of India with the pacific... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:29pm - 8:39pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

8:41pm PDT

Urvasi Dance Ensemble
Classical Odissi Dance India

Performers
UD

Urvasi Dance Ensemble

Urvasi Dance Ensemble specializes in a rare form of Classical Indian Dance, legacy of the adiguru Pankaj Charan Das, son of a temple dancer in Odisha, India. Urvasi has performed to acclaim in India, home of the dance, several times, and will be doing 12 performances in December 2017... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:41pm - 8:56pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

amOha Music Ensemble
Carnatic Classical Music

Performers
AM

amOha Music Ensemble

amOha Music Ensemble is a group of Carnatic classical music enthusiasts currently training with Meera Krishna, artistic director of amOha Performing Arts. Although each performer in the group has spent a different number of years training in the art form, they are happy to raise their... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Chinese Fashion & Dance Performing Arts Group
Chinese Fashion & Dance

Performers
CF

Chinese Fashion & Dance Performing Arts Group

Seattle Chinese Fashion and Dance Performing Arts Group is newly formed and the first Chinese group in Seattle that combines Chinese fashion show with dance. As the traditional Chinese dress, it was chosen by the Republic of China to be one of the national dresses in 1929. Many Western... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Hongduan Yang & His Students
Chinese Artist of Brush

Performers
HY

Hongduan Yang & His Students

Professor Hongduan Yang graduated from Beijing University. He excels in categories of Chinese painting in both flowers-and-birds and landscape as well as calligraphy. His artwork has won many top prizes, and has been displayed in both individual exhibitions and open exhibitions around... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Jinliang Ji
Traditional Chinese Music

Performers
JJ

Jinliang Ji

Jinliang Ji is a famous Chinese flute player who has been performing nearly a hundred times in the big Seattle area, since he entered the US about eight years ago. Many audience said that he is the number one Chinese flute player in the state.


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Melody Institute
Chinese Dance

Performers
MI

Melody Institute

Melody Institute offers Chinese dance & language classes in the Seattle area to students of all ages. Melody Dance Group, made up of students in the dance classes, has been performing Chinese folk, traditional, modern, & ethnic dances around the Pacific Northwest for more than two... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Prashanthi Chitre Institute of Performing Arts
Kuchipudi and Indian Folk

Performers

Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Anadolu Turkish Folk Dance Group
Turkish ‘Gezek’ Tradition: Music/Dance

Performers
AT

Anadolu Turkish Folk Dance Group

Anadolu Turkish Folk Dance Group has performed in the NW since 1980. The Group presents authentic folk dances from different regions of Turkey. Although most of their dances are line dances, the Group also performs solo/duet dances.


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Anadolu Youth Dancers
Folk Dances from Turkey

Performers
AY

Anadolu Youth Dancers

Anadolu Youth Dancers have been performing in the Seattle area since 2009. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for children to experience Turkish cultural heritage through performing arts. Folk dancing is a wonderful way to build leadership, teamwork and dedication. Although most... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Emiko Noor Nakamura
Azeri Dance

Performers
EN

Emiko Noor Nakamura

Emiko Noor Nakamura has been dancing and teaching the Art fo Silk Road Dances since 1978. She specializes in the dances of Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Afghanistan. She is also a graduate of Ivan Novikoff Russian-American Ballet School the school which has produced the leading... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Izumi Fairbanks
Black Sea & Balkan Music

Performers
IF

Izumi Fairbanks

Izumi Fairbanks has been studying traditional folk music since the mid-2000s. She plays various percussion and string instruments while studying Bulgarian folk music with Alexander Eppler. She is a member of Georgian choir onefourfive and Bulgarian folk music trio Siatliiska Troika... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Janelle Bel Isle
Turkish Musical Gathering "Gezek"

Performers
JB

Janelle Bel Isle

Janelle Bel Isle studies a variety of dance forms and professionally performs Arab, Iranian, and Central Asian dances.


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

SiyaVend
Turkish Delights 4ALL

Performers
S

SiyaVend

SiyaVend is a group of local musicians from Seattle. We play music from Anatolia, Balkans and the Middle East. All our songs are authentic pieces passed on from generation to generation. We strive for a connection with the audience where both the performers and the audience have an... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Varol Saatcioglu
Turkish Musical Gathering: “Gezek”

Performers
VS

Varol Saatcioglu

Varol Saatcioglu was born in Edirne, Turkey. At the tender age of five, Varol was accepted into the prestigious Municipal Conservatory of Istanbul, where he studied music theory and piano performance. After immigrating to the United States, he began studying the gaida (Bulgarian bagpipe... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:50pm PDT

Onefourfive Trio
Songs from the Caucasus

Performers
OT

Onefourfive Trio

onefourfive is an 10-member, mixed ensemble singing (mostly) a cappella folk songs from the Republic of Georgia. In the Turkish Showcase program we will be singing in a trio format.


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:50pm - 3:08pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

7:02pm PDT

John O'Connor
Critically Acclaimed Songwriter

Performers
JO

John O'Connor

In the 1980s John O’Connor was a stalwart of the Pacific Northwest folk and political scene. He and his group, Shays Rebellion sang at countless labor, peace and anti-apartheid rallies in Seattle and beyond. His debut album, Songs For Our Times, was named one of the best albums... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:02pm - 7:26pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

7:27pm PDT

Linda Allen
Songs of Hope, Resistance

Performers
LA

Linda Allen

Linda has been writing and singing songs since the 60’s, in coffee houses, churches, festivals and living rooms. She tours internationally, with concerts and multi-media productions. Her projects have included "Washington Notebook", while serving as Washington's Resident Songwriter... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:27pm - 7:51pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

7:52pm PDT

Rell Be Free
RELL BEING FREE

Performers
RB

Rell Be Free

RELL BE FREE is a product of the South End who combines creative artistry and radical activism in his music. With 2017's releases of "The Super Predator EP" and "Power Inverse" (duo of Esai+RBF="FreeKingz") Rell is bringing an unmatched work ethic and Nu energy onto the scene. This... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:52pm - 8:16pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

8:18pm PDT

Seattle Labor Chorus
Solidarity in Harmony

Performers
SL

Seattle Labor Chorus

Solidarity in Harmony


Sunday May 27, 2018 8:18pm - 8:58pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
 


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