We had a great January event, but since then Snoqualmie Pass has received 81″ of snow. So here’s something worth digging out for—the season finale of Oyez Roslyn! On Feb 25th 8PM @ Basecamp there will only be two acts:
Marc Brown and Nova Devonie: Song, Guitar & Accordion
A sample of one of Nova Devonie’s musical projects relating to Alice in Wonderland…
Donald Byrd, Executive Artistic Director Spectrum Dance Theater: Making the Invisible Visible
more about Marc Brown and Nova Devonie:
Marc Brown, a Cle Elum neighbor, is a musician (guitarist and singer) and architect who has worked in the Pacific Northwest for the past 30 years. Both disciplines call for collaboration and creativity; on February 25th, Marc will play joined by Seattle’s Nova Karina Devonie, who once caused Garrison Keillor to blush and become tongue-tied as he attempted to pronounce her name. This vile temptress of the accordion has been delighting audiences with her sensitive (and sometimes humorous) playing, sonorous singing style, and sideways fashion sense since the early 1980’s.
Nova moved to Seattle to join swingabilly cowgirl band “Ranch Romance,” and stayed to make it her home after that band ended their touring days. She now performs with several bands including Miles and Karina, The Buckaroosters, and The Rolling Blackouts.
more about Donald Byrd
Donald Byrd, choreographer extraordinaire and Executive Artistic Director of Seattle’s Spectrum Dance Theater, will be sharing his thoughts about dance and a form he has developed called “theater of disruption”
which combines dance, text, fiction, music and voice. Byrd has created and produced more than 100 works to date, many of which consider intractable social issues. Spectrum’s 2016-17 season consists of three world premiere pieces by Byrd. Each uses theater of disruption to revisit racism, police shootings of unarmed black men, immigration, and violence against LGBTQ people, creating harmonic beauty and wrenching tragedy.
Donald Byrd has won more awards than we have space to list. A sampling: TONY nomination; Bessie Award; Masters of Choreography Award from The Kennedy Center; a Fellowship at The American Academy of Jerusalem; a James Baldwin Fellow of United States Artists; and the Mayor’s Arts Award for his sustained contributions to the City of Seattle. In addition, he has received support for his projects and productions from the Rockefeller Foundation, New England Foundation, Map Fund, Jerome Foundation, Seattle Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts; as well as local and national government agencies including 4Culture, The Office of Arts and Culture and The National Endowment for the Arts.