Shoreline Arts Festival – Performance Preview

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Shoreline Arts Festival – June 28 & 29
Shoreline Center: 18560 1st Ave NE

3 Stages of Live Music/Dance playing all weekend long, come see it all without spending a penny! 

Sit back, relax, and let us entertain you with an array of musical and dance performances spanning a wide range of styles, or if you’re adventurous take the Festival into your own hands during our Open Mic hour. The world is your oyster. Here’s a just a sample of what the festival’s three stages have to offer:

Shoreline Senior Singers
The Shoreline Senior Singers (under the direction of Marci Marsh) are from the Shoreline-Lake forest Park Senior Center. The Senior Center is located at the southernmost building of the Conference Center. Sixty-Five classes are offered each week with a hot lunch served everyday.

Hokulani’s Hula Studio & the Kupunas
Proud to be dancing for the last six years at the Shoreline Arts Festival, the dancers of Hokulani s Hula Studio are under the direction of Kathy De Aguiar.

Dandylyon Drama
At Dandylyon Drama we endeavor that every child we get the privilege to teach, would experience some incredible play time with highly trained instructors, beautiful costumes, inspired sets, and professional performance quality. We believe these high standards will cause them to learn great lessons about their own value and the value of community collaboration while gaining skills in music, theater, and art.

Filipiniana Dance Company
Drawing from the many ethnic traditions found in the Philippines, the company dances to create exciting intermingling of very different cultures. The performance represents the many influences of the Highland tribal, Spanish, Islamic, and contemporary cultures, but remain uniquely Filipino.

K-Pop Variety Hour
Get a taste of live K-POP by local performers as well as a special guest performer from Korea, who will sing and dance to current hits by 2NE1, 10cm, Girls Generation, and SISTAR. But WAIT, there’s more to Korean rock than girl bands! Curious about the roots of K-POP? We will also introduce you to songs that date back to the earliest days of Korean rock, when polka-esque Trot  was popular - such as Hwang Kum-Sim, in 1939. We then add a blues song that has a reggae beat by Kim Hyun Sik (1989), and finally jump forward to an earlier hit by Carnival (1997).  Brought to you by the Korean American Historical Society.

Oolleem Korean Traditional Performance
Enjoy the energetic sounds of p’ungmul Korean folk percussion and dance as demonstrated by Korean performing arts group Oolleem, from Federal Way. The performance will include Bongsan Masked dance, Samulnori, a janggo drum solo and Pan Gut. Performers wear colorful clothing and dance in rhythmic patterns while drumming small and large gongs, hourglass and barrel drums.  Bongsan dancers wear funny masks and dance in exaggerated fashion.  Samulnori  means four instruments at play. Guess what elements of the weather they symbolize! Performances are community events during special occasions such as during planting and harvest time. At the end everyone in the audience is encouraged to dance along. Brought to you by Korean American Historical Society.

Those Guys
This acoustic pop trio has been performing together for nearly a decade. Their tight harmonies, original songs and cover arrangements have entertained crowds all over the seattle area, and they are thrilled to make their debut performance at the Shoreline Arts Festival.

Jess Lambert
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Jess Lambert’s music often mimics the shifting and moody tones of her natural surroundings. With heartfelt songs full of raw personal emotion and gripping melodies, Jess Lambert creates a unique indie folk sound. She currently performs as a duo, joined by her husband Chad Lambert on electric guitar.

Folkvoice Band
Versatile music and instrumentation, the group features Scandinavian, Continental, Balkan and International musical selections.

Seattle‘s very own vintage Brazilian Jazz Ensemble, ChoroLoco has traversed the wondrous world of Brazilian music since 2008. Choro (Shoro) in Portuguese translates to cry or lament.  This style may whisk you off your feet with breakneck temps, jubilant rhythms and heartfelt melodies.

Ellis Brothers Jazz Trio

The Ellis Brothers
A home-schooled jazz trio from West Seattle. Jack (age 15) plays guitar, Ben (age 12) plays drums, and Luke (age 12) plays bass. They have been playing gigs in and around Seattle for the past several years. They enjoy playing all types of jazz, from Charlie Parker to John Scofield, from Miles Davis to Jaco Pastorius.

Nonesuch English Country Dancers
English country dancing originated in 17th century England and was described by Queen Elizabeth I as a pleasing alternative to demanding courtly dances such as the galliard and volta. From 1650 to 1850, country dances flourished in England as an important social activity. Come see a selection of these dances.

Evoke Productions  
Presenting several works from their most recent concert, Full Tilt 2014, Evoke Productions’ mission is to provide opportunities and venues for talented dancers and choreographers to present their passion for contemporary dance in the Seattle area. Evoke Productions envisions a platform where dedicated, passionate, and talented dancers and choreographers can come together to present dance performances that are exciting, daring, emotional, entertaining and memorable.

Northwest Taiko
A Japanese-American drum group striving to learn more about their cultural heritage through the traditional Japanese art of drumming. The power of the drum has continually served as a means of expression and communication and is an inertial part of the Japanese folk tradition. Their songs are not only grounded in this art form but reflect a blend of our American musical influences.

Around the Sound
Photo by Carl Dinse

Around the Sound Community Band
This dedicated group practices hard and meets once a week to hone their skills and prepare for concerts. In 2013 ATSB became an international band and performed at the Ladner Band Festival in British Columbia, Canada. The ATSB performs a wide range of concert band, marching, pop, show themes, and other types of music.

Michele D’Amour & the Love Dealers
High energy, danceable blues, often with a touch of funk and R&B. They are a Seattle-area based band that has played together since 2012, releasing their first EP, "Sin Comin' On," in February 2014.

Paper & Clay
Musical duo Erika Lundahl and Dug Indrick toe the line of folk story-telling traditions and alternative rhythms to bring you a musical experience that is energetic, contemplative and sincere. Recently arrived from New York, they are here to take part in this beautiful Northwest community.

Ranger and the  Re-Arrangers
Evoking the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their unique twist on gypsy jazz, Ranger and the Re-Arrangers repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django & Grappelli, Brazilian choros, and Ranger’s unique originals.

The Festival provides two extraordinary days of music, dance, theatre, literary arts, visual arts, and food, plus the Shoreline Philippine Festival. This creative community event, sponsored by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council, is FREE and will be held at the Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave NE. Visit the website for applications, deadlines, or additional information or call the Arts Council at 206-417-4645

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture all of the arts in the community through programs and events, arts education, advocacy, and support for artists and arts organizations. 


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