DANDY performs at Spotlight on the Waterfront in 2023.

Spotlight Series: DANDY

Pier 62 | Free
Thursday August 22, 5–7 pm

Enjoy an evening of dance performances curated by DANDY: A West Coast based creative partnership led by David Rue and Randy Ford designed to celebrate and elevate the brilliance and beauty of QTBIPOC in the PNW and beyond.

All ages welcome

David Rue and Randy Ford. Photo courtesy of DANDY.

David Rue and Randy Ford. Photo courtesy of DANDY.


DANDY is a creative partnership designed to celebrate and elevate the Black cultural landscape of Seattle, WA. David Rue (Liberian-born) and Randy Ford (Seattle-born) use art, dance, fashion, and pop-culture as forms of activism, story-telling, and joy centering. Together and separately they take Seattle by storm by curating events like A Dandy Affair, SAMRemix (Rue), and QUEEN STREET Festival (Ford). They’re known for their signature event A DANDY Affair and recently hosted the Teeny Awards.


Friends strives to ensure Waterfront Park and our events are inclusive, accessible, and welcoming to everyone. Please visit our accessibility resources webpage here to learn more about our offerings.

About the space: Pier 62 is an outdoor space in downtown Seattle providing various amenities such as seating, shade, water, cooling fans, and ADA accessible restrooms (see our accessibility webpage for a full list of resources). Waterfront Park is still under construction until 2025, accessible routes/navigation may be impacted.

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