Culture & Arts Festival at the Karshner Center - November 19
Culture & Arts Festival at the Karshner Center - November 19
Posted on 11/14/2016
The Puyallup School District and Karshner Museum and Center for Culture & Arts is pleased to present Ancient Arts, Modern Moves, a family festival celebrating the origins of several cultures evident in modern music, dance, and storytelling on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from noon to 5 p.m. This festival is second in a series of Culture & Arts festivals held at the Karshner Center, 309 – 4th Street NE, Puyallup, 98372.

tribe olutionFeatured during this festival, members of TRIBE-olution, a collaboration of world renowned breakdance crews with master-level performing artists from traditional cultures of Africa and Brazil will present a family-friendly demonstration/performance of cross-cultural connections in dance moves.

TRIBE-olution will illustrate roots of contemporary breakdance in traditional African dance, Brazilian Capoeira, and Kung Fu.  Backed by international DJ Justin Murta and ethnic percussion, TRIBE-olution members will demonstrate dances, discuss their art, show slides/video, and answer questions from the audience. Students will have a chance to learn some hip hop as well as learning and enjoying an extraordinary performance and presentation.

The festival series continues its partnership with Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway Center teaching artist Marsha Walner will offer professional development for teachers, integrating the artistic and cultural themes of the festival with exciting new classroom-based resources. Participants will trace age-old traditions that shape theatre and storytelling to this day. 

puppetiersIn addition, Oregon Shadow Theatre will present a lively and original production of an African folk tale “Anansi the Spider” and share their special type of shadow puppets.

Oregon Shadow Theatre is a Portland, Oregon based company specializing in the ancient art of shadow puppetry. Their award-winning shadow plays have toured the United States and Canada, including performances at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Detroit Art Institute, Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts, and theatres, schools and festivals from coast to coast.

As always, a food vendor will be on hand to provide great options for families wishing to make a day of the festival. We hope you will join us at the Karshner Museum and Center for Culture & Arts on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from noon to 5 p.m.