[DanceNet] Fwd: Pat Graney Company's Chair Spectacle at the Seattle Center

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The Chair Spectacle
Saturday, April 21, 4:30pm
at the International Fountain!

Part of The Next 50 Celebration
at Seattle Center

photos taken during rehearsals, Spring 2012:

rehearsals for Chair Spectacle

OBSERVE THE SPECTACLE! The Pat Graney Company invites you to experience The Chair Spectacle, part of the opening celebration of The Next 50 Festival honoring the anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair at Seattle Center. The Chair Spectacle will feature one hundred people dressed in white moving in unison on and around white chairs in the International Fountain, forming a “movement choir” accompanied by actual recorded sounds from the 1962 World’s Fair. There will be two performances – one at the opening ceremony on April 21st, 4:30pm, and one at the closing ceremony in October.

This is an amazing project, with members from many communities engaged in a collaborative creative experience that will be remembered for a long time to come! One of the greatest things about this type of collaborative performance is that it brings together communities who may never have met otherwise – and in this way, we reflect the goals of the Center itself.

The piece is being created with an architectural design approach in partnership with Batt + Lear Design/Build, and a wonderful sound score by composer Zeke Keeble.

The Next Fifty is a six-month celebration of the impact, the memories and the legacy of the 1962 World’s Fair. The projects at the heart of the celebration are a collaborative effort brought to life through extensive partnerships with community members, businesses and organizations.

To learn more, visit Chair Spectacle - Pat Graney Company at "The Next 50" on Facebook and Next 50: Seattle Center 2012.


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