Melody Institute dances at Spotlight July 13, 2023. A woman of asian decent wearing a black qipao/cheongsam with gold and red embroidery stands with open arms in front of a hallway lit with soft golden light.

Melody Institute dances at Spotlight July 13, 2023.

Spotlight Series: Melody Institute

Pier 62 | Free
Thursday July 13, 2023, 5–7 pm
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Learn more about Chinese culture through the language of dance thanks to Melody Xie's award‑winning choreography. 

All ages welcome

Melody Xie is the founder and director of Melody Institute. She is the coordinator of showcases for Folklife Festival since 2014. She is the winner of the Gordon Ekvall Tracie Award by Ethnic Heritage Council. She has choreographed over 100 dances both in US and China.

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.

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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