Portraits in Motion featuring Dani Tirrel, Tracey Wong, Robbie A. Moore, and KUTTNUP

Pier 62 | Free
Tuesday October 12, 2021, 3–5 pm
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Experience local music, art, and culture performances late afternoons on Fridays 4pm ‑ 6pm. Discover Seattle at Pier 62.

All ages welcome

Spotlight on the Waterfront engages audiences of all ages to experience music and visual performances along the new waterfront. Set on one of the city’s most scenic locations, Pier 62, this series provides audiences a chance to discover the region’s arts and culture.

This ‘pop-up’ program is a platform for local artists and cultural communities to introduce themselves, their songs, dance, and cultures, to a wide audience. These performances encourage a sense of spontaneity for neighbors, visitors and other community members along the downtown Seattle shoreline.

Check back as more artists are announced.

A young asian woman in purple pants and a blue bikini holds up two peace fingers at the viewer, her other hand holding her left knee. The background is full of green and trees.
An attractive young black man looks at the camera to his left, he is wearing a black shirt, one arm is held up and the other is on the back of his neck.
KUTTNUT - about a dozen young-looking black women and one man stand or squat while smiling at the camera. They are dressed stylishly in red, black, and white and look ready to dance.

These artists will paint physical narratives that explore themes of identity, locality, resilience, beauty, and joy while celebrating the beauty that exists within culturally responsive arts programming.

dani tirrell (Seattle, WA) Seattle’s Mayor Arts Award recipient 2019, is a Black, Trans Spectrum, Queer choreographer, dancer, and movement guide. dani has guided people in Detroit and Seattle as well as shared movement practices in other cities in the United States. Currently dani is the curator for Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas (Seattle). Dani is the host and co-creator of several online talk programs: Sunday Dinner, The Living Room, and Intimate Conversations.

Tracey Wong 黃麗塋 (she/her) is a queer Chinese-American dancer, educator, and community space holder. She was born and raised on Duwamish Land/ Seattle, WA in The Southend by her loving refugee and immigrant parents. Tracey takes pride in representing her city and wishes to inspire and hold community spaces that empower many, especially queer folx, women, and communities of color.

Robbi Moore, from Hamden, CT, began dancing at New England Ballet and continued at Dee Dee’s Dance Center and New Haven Ballet. He is an alumnus of Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, the Ailey Summer Intensive, Cunningham Trust Workshop, Jacob’s Pillow’s Commercial Dance Program, and the Complexions Intensive. Robert graduated magna cum laude from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program and has danced with Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre, The Steps Repertory Ensemble, AATMA Performing Arts, Whidbey Island Dance Theatre, Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center, Karin Stevens Dance, the Guild Dance Company, Kinesis Project Dance Theater, The Gray, PRICEarts, Coriolis Dance, Khambatta Dance Company, and Spectrum Dance Theater.

KUTTNUP, N The Kutt is a hip hop Dance Studio located at 21917 Marine Vw. Dr. S. Des Moines, WA 98198. This studio focuses on instilling confidence, leadership and peer communication skills, all while using dance to keep their attention.

Hosted by Friends of Waterfront Seattle

Friends of Waterfront Seattle (“Friends”) is the nonprofit partner to the City of Seattle responsible for helping to fund, build, steward, and program the park — today and into the future. In deep collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutional partners, Friends’ mission is creating, caring for, and activating a renewed place on Seattle’s central shoreline to connect — to the water, to the mountains, to our city, and to one another. In addition to raising $110M by 2024 to fund park construction, Friends will provide funding and manage the programming and operations of the future Waterfront Park through a joint-delivery partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation. Park construction has begun following the Viaduct’s removal and the first piece of the park — Pier 62 — is now open.

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