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ACES // Artists of Color Expo & Symposium 2021
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ACES is a BIPOC-centered and led art conference. Our vision is to establish a space for artists of color to celebrate and center ourselves. We are coming together with intentionality to value our work and see one another as resources, while focusing on the challenges and solutions we face as artists of color in the Pacific Northwest.
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Saturday, May 15 • 2:10pm - 2:40pm
The Art of Movement 1

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A collection of dance videos showcasing the talent and diversity of the Pacific Northwest's vibrant dance community.

, but why
Produced, Directed, and Choreographed by Sade Aset
Music & Scoring by Taylor Rimer
Filmed & Edited by James Krick
Lighting Design by Robert Matos
Poems: "Against Hell" & "Portrait of the Alcoholic with Relapse Fantasy" by Kaveh Akbar
Dancers: Erin Baker Cady Bigelow James Clifford Amanda Enz Ri Knouse Venus Nguyen Juliana Rodriguez Ivory Turner Kelsey Turner Hannah Weidenbach Allison Zakharov

Remind, Remember 
Eve Sanford, presented by Prices
A grief and joy processing study in memory of Jason, Kori, Malcolm, Marvin, Howard, Demascus, Gordon, Mildred, Evelyn, Alonzo, Joseph, Eleanor, Breonna, Elijah, and many more.
Remind, Remember is a multidisciplinary work that serves as an exercise in shifting the internal voice. This piece is a celebration of cultural practice, healing work, and grief. Through movement, sound, and design the collaborators explore our imminent proximity to death. Remind, Remember embraces the ephemeral nature of life.

DANDYCANDY: A Fructose Duet
Randy Ford & David Rue

Introduction to Freedom
Directed, Edited, Produced, Written, and Choreographed by Thias "Thesis" Lopez
Dancers: Lateef, Thesis, Ra, Orb, Tim The Pitt, Halim, & Hurricane Raen.

Artists
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Dandy

Dandy is a creative partnership designed to celebrate and elevate the Black cultural landscape of Seattle, WA. David Rue (Liberian-born) and Randy Ford (Seattle-born) use art, dance, fashion, and pop culture as forms of activism, story-telling, and joy centering. Together and separately... Read More →
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Eve Sanford

Founder/Designer, Evolve Revolt Repeat
Eve Sanford (she/her)  is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and arts leader. Evelyn is a Chicago native and whose connection to the city and memory drives much of the voice behind her work. She worked for nearly 20 years teaching visual and performing arts for Chicago public... Read More →
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Sade Aset

Sade Aset (she/her) is a choreographer and director in the greater Seattle area. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting/Directing and minor in dance at Pacific Lutheran University. Having backgrounds in cheerleading, musical theatre, hip hop, and jazz, her choreography... Read More →
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Thias "Thesis" Lopez

My artist name is Thesis. I started Breakin in 1998. Born in Tucson, Arizona, and now resides in Seattle, WA. The four crews I represent are Knuckleheads Cali, Fresh Descendants, Massive Monkees, and TheM Team. I am an 8x World Champion. I am a professional at the art form and also... Read More →


Saturday May 15, 2021 2:10pm - 2:40pm PDT
The Mainstage
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