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Creative Space Tacoma

19 Nov

Creative Space Tacoma


Join us for a community conversation about creative vitality and its relationship to space.

Date: Thursday, December 4
Time: 4:30 – 7 pm
Location: Tacoma Post Office Building, Post Hall, 1102 A Street, 4th floor
FREE! Appetizers and drinks will be provided
RSVP: Hayli@gtcf.org or (253) 383-5622

Space for creative activity is an important ingredient for flourishing neighborhoods and cities and may include traditional venues such as museums and performance halls and non-traditional venues such as churches, parks and coffee shops. Artist live/work enclaves, affordable housing, co-working spaces, special events, and creative businesses activate space, giving life to streetscapes and definition to communities.

How do we build our neighborhoods to include a sustainable creative life-force?
How do we best use our existing assets?

What strategies do we currently employ to engage the creative community?
Where are the gaps?

Special guest Michael Seiwerath, executive director of the Capitol Hill Housing Foundation will share how they transformed a police parking lot into a beautiful destination including affordable housing, performing arts space, community meeting space and local retail. 12 Avenue Arts just celebrated its grand opening in Seattle and is pivotal to a movement making Capitol Hill a designated arts district.

Wendy Holmes and Teri Deaver from Artspace, the nation’s leader in artist-led community transformation will discuss creative place making and announce the launch of Artspace’s new market survey about creative space needs in Tacoma that will enable people to make their specific needs known.

Enjoy refreshments and meet representatives from local organizations and creative space providers including Spaceworks Tacoma, Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office, Tacoma Housing Authority, Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Metro Parks Tacoma and more.

This free public event is hosted by the City of Tacoma, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation and Artspace with the generous support of JPMorgan Chase.

“The Sound of Music” returns – long live Julie Andrews

22 Nov
If you love The Sound of Music and know the words to every song; if you played the original Rodgers and Hammerstein vinyl until it was worn thin (you know who you are); if you think dirndls deserve a second chance; then this is your weekend as not one but TWO Sound of Music productions are in town!

Image courtesy of BCPA

For one day only, Saturday, November 24, the Broadway Center presents The Sound of Music Sing Along followed by the 67th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting. See the original 1965 movie on the big screen and sing to your heart’s delight with the Von Trapp family. This event promises to be the coolest thing since Handel’s Sing-It-Yourself Messiah! Film screens at 2 pm at the Pantages. Tickets: $24. At 5:30 pm, it’s time for the annual holiday tree lighting outside the Pantages – a Tacoma tradition for more than six decades, and it’s free. Broadway Center, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. Phone 253.591.5890. http://www.broadwaycenter.org

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The Sound of Music was the final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein, and remains one of the world’s most beloved musicals. You can catch it at Tacoma Musical Playhouse (TMP) now through December 16.

Image courtesy of TMP

TMP has put together a memorable production of this family classic. “Maria” will be played by Marissa Ryder, whom theatergoers may remember from TMP’s productions of South Pacific and Nine; the “Captain” will be played by TMP newcomer Jonathan Bills. The supporting cast includes Karen Early Evans and Lisa Ganung alternating in the role of the “Mother Abbess”, and two casts of Von Trapp children. Little “Gretl” from a production 10 years ago, Sophia Lewis, returns in this production as “Liesl”.

The matinee shows are popular and TMP has already added an extra 2 pm performance on Saturday, November 24th. All seats are reserved, and advanced purchase is recommended. Group Rates are available.

Click here for more information and to order tickets online.

The Ides of May is Nearing!

7 May

The world of art is in constant evolution and, on a daily basis, new terms and forms emerge while old ones are revisited. For those of us who choose to dance with our creative instincts, our place in this world is seen through the lens of movement. The Barefoot Collective extends this call to movement to you, to all bodies moving through this space and reaching for Spring: “The Ides of May is nearing!” Come, walk, run, skip, ride to 915 Broadway where the Broadway Center’s, new black box theatre, Studio 3 will host a celebration of movement with The Barefoot Collective on May 12th and 13th.
The Ides of May will feature Northwest movement artists performing original creations inspired by a spectrum of life experiences, love to loss, reality to dream, and work to play. These original pieces reveal a depth of content, emotion and movement understanding. The Barefoot Collective works hard to keep the local modern dance wheel turning by consistently hatching new ideas and growing from past ones. “Artistic creation is a continual process, a constant learning experience, one that is fueled by the opportunity to share ones work with an audience.  I think it is in performing and sharing the work that a dance really takes shape,” said April Nyquist, Co-Director of The Barefoot Collective. 

This year the current four co-directors of The Barefoot Collective have invited 3 guest choreographers to add their vision to the show. In an effort to present a diversity of ideas on what dance means in the Pacific Northwest, The Barefoot Collective has invited choreographers that will provide a varied and nuanced understanding of movement, and are both experienced and emerging artists in the form.

Location is essential to the dance performance experience, whether a piece is outdoor, site-specific or housed in a professional theater.  The Barefoot Collective is honored to be the first performing arts group to present works in the newly renovated Studio 3 of the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. “It is great to see the renaissance of Tacoma growing to a place that supports theatre and dance companies with high quality professional venues.  It says a lot about Tacoma on the verge!,” said Katie Stricker, Co-Director of the Barefoot Collective.  
And, as a bonus, those attending the May 13 show, which falls on Mother’s Day, will receive a little gift from the Collective as well.

Ides of May is supported by Washington State Arts CommissionTacoma News Tribune, and Broadway Center for the Performing Arts.
Who: the BareFoot Collective
Ides of May
Where: 915 Broadway,Tacoma. In Studio 3 (enter the silver elevator, space is on the 3rd floor)
When: May 12 at 3pm and 7:30pm, May 13 at 3pm
Tickets: $18 general admission, $15 student, senior, military.
Available through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. Seating is limited so advance purchase is recommended. 

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