LISTEN UP! 2019 – An Intergenerational Spoken Word Program!

 

Photo: Book-it Repertory Theatre

Spoken word is an oral art form that focuses on the aesthetic of word play, voice inflection and intonation.  It includes any kind of poetry recited aloud such as hip-hop, jazz poetry, poetry slams, traditional poetry readings and even comedy and prose monologues.  Listen Up! is a 3 month-long series of intergenerational and solo workshops in which Seattle youth will partner with community members from Lake City. Inspired by the power of our community’s united voice to inspire change, Book-It is pleased to be partnering with Spoken Word Artist Meredith Arena, Silver Kite Community Arts and students from Ida B Wells Middle College High School in our collective cry to “Listen Up!”

Senior Workshop 1: 3/8 1-2

Intergenerational Workshop 1: 3/22 1-2:30

Senior Workshop 2: 4/19 1-2

Intergenerational Workshop 2: 4/26 1-2:30

Senior Workshop 3: 5/6 1-2

Book-It Performance in Lake City: 5/13 1-2

Seattle Center Performance: TBA

To register call 206-268-6740

 

 

 

 

Book-It Repertory Theater Presents Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

After a successful 2017 fall tour, Ada’s Violin returns for an encore Summer Tour.  Don’t miss it, August 13th at the Lake City Community Center. 11am-12pm. 

This story by Susan Hood is an extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash. Ada Ríos dreams of playing the violin, but only until a music teacher named Favio Chávez arrives does she fulfill her dreams.

The show is performed in English and Spanish and runs 35-40 minutes.  Admission is free.                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Hand Drumming Fun for Seniors

Photo provided by LaDrumma

Simone will supply hand drums (drums that sit on the floor between your legs. They are hit with hands, not sticks).  You will be shown how to hold the drum and taught two simple strokes. Before you know it, you’ll be playing a hot little rhythm!

Drumming is a wonderful way to strengthen muscles, improve coordination and sharpen memory, all the while playing the rhythms you love to dance to.

Simone LaDrumma created Drumming & The Holistic Expression of Rhythm, a method of feeling rhythm rather than reading or counting it, in 1991. Since then she has brought the magic of rhythmic expression to thousands of folks of every age, gender, and level of expertise around the world.

For more info visit: www.LaDrumma.com

Monday, February 7th 1-2pm

Monday, March 7th 1-2pm

Wednesday, April 25th 1-2pm

Free. All are welcome.

Representing Lake City on the Seattle Poetic Map

Claudia Castro Luna, Seattle’s first civic poet, visited Lake City Seniors last fall to teach a workshop on poetry.  Her work culminated in a Poetic Grid of Seattle, mapping the poems of first-time poets and seasoned well-established writers.  We are excited to see that one of our participants, Sonia Izaguirre, is featured on the grid representing Lake City.  Her poem La Primera Vez (The First Time) recalls her first time in Seattle.

Visit the Seattle Poetic Grid to experience how people experience a sense of place and belonging in Seattle.

 

Wired To Be One

Our Connections Peer Support Group has been working on an original rap song since last November.  With the help of Silverkite Community Arts who provided video production and editing, the group was able to create this video, Wired To Be One.  Their inspiring message is about love, equity, inclusiveness, and action. Enjoy!

AgeWise King County recently wrote a nice review of the project in their July newsletter.

The Connections group meets every Wednesday from 10:15am-11:30pm at the Lake City Community Center.

Art For All Workshops Bring Generations Together

We are so excited to have Arts For All Workshops at the Lake City Community Center starting June 28th. These workshops are free intergenerational art experiences for youth, adults and seniors.

The workshops will take place every Monday & Wednesday from 12:30-2pm on the back patio. (During inclement weather, workshops will be moved inside). Workshops run through August 31st.

Arts For All Workshops are designed and facilitated by Silver Kite Community Arts, LLC and funded by the Seattle Park District Neighborhood Park Activation Fund.

All workshops are free and open to the public. No experience necessary! Drop in any time and stay as long as you like.

For more information and the July workshop schedule, visit this link.