Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thursday with LHPAC: "Inception" gets into your head

Watching dancers perform, for me, is like watching video shot from the seat of a rollercoaster: I get so into the movement it almost feels like I'm moving too.

Did you get pulled into the video too? It's footage (no pun intended) of the INCEPTION Dance Theater, a contemporary ballet company in residence at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center.
Still photos courtesy Andrew Ness/INCEPTION
Their mission is to tell stories using original musical compositions and choreography. The dance company places a great deal of emphasis on openness and collaboration. One example of their inclusive efforts: open classes for professional-level dancers, Tuesday through Saturday.
And the open classes are free (always a good thing if you're a cash-strapped artist).
If you're more comfortable in the audience than on stage, good news!
You can support INCEPTION by attending their fundraiser gala in January. Details:

WHAT: Dance concert, silent auction, and meet-and-greet event with INCEPTION's artistic director and dancers
WHEN: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7pm-9pm
WHERE: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center theater, 104 17th Ave. S., Seattle
TICKETS: $30 at Brown Paper Tickets
MORE INFO: INCEPTION dance theater and LHPAC 

The word "inception" refers to beginnings. It'll be interesting to see what kind of roller coaster ride the audience goes on with INCEPTION.

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