Beware of the Dandelions will be in Seattle for a four week engagement. The schedule includes 22 performances and 14 community events (10 of which are free and open to the public).
Accessibility information for Complex Movements-organized events is here.
May 10 (1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.)
Tickets $23/$12.50 under 25.
Beware of the Dandelions is a mobile art installation that functions as a performance, workshop space, and visual arts exhibition. The piece is created from the intersection of disciplines including: community organizing, design, hip-hop and electronic music, architecture, and theater. The experience occurs inside a 400 square foot polyhedron dome-like pod structure. The audience plays the role of post-apocalyptic survivors and unlocks the story of a community working to transform their external conditions and internal methods.
The Beware of the Dandelions installation maps community stories of resilience and resistance. Attendees are invited to view any or all portions of the installation. During each viewing we will host a facilitated dialogue on complex science principles, and how these relate to community-led social justice strategies.
Laila Suidan, educator and nature-worker, Down to Earth Landscapes
3518 S. Edmunds St. Seattle WA 98118. More info on Facebook.
Join us for a dialogue and workshop exploring the path away from false solutions to climate catastrophe and criminalization, and toward a just transition for our communities.Featuring:
The #LuluNation + #SadBoisHypeClub Talk Show is a queer, trans people of color talk show that airs every Tuesday. Talk about what's complicated, what's complex, what's community. Be angry. Eat Snacks. Have Fun. Talk mess and goodness. Complex Movements will be the featured guests on this episode.
Tuesday, April 21, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center 4408 Delridge Way SW. More info on Facebook.
An opportunity to connect, share, create, and build cooperation and unity among young people working for a more just world. We aim to convene youth and youth organizations across sector and neighborhoods in Seattle/occupied Duwamish land. Includes dialogue, hands on creative activities, and food! Facilitated by Complex Movements and Henry Luke (Anakbayan Seattle and Wonderlab). Co-hosted by Youth Speaks Seattle and FEEST.
Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at On The Boards, 100 W Roy St, Seattle, Washington 98119. More info on Facebook.
Opening of the Complex Movements video installation mode, which features Movement Memory Maps collected through Story Seed Saving circles in Detroit, Dallas, and Seattle. Followed by a facilitated conversation with Seattle-based projects for community social justice story collecting and archiving. Co-Sponsored by the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Wednesday May 6, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at On the Boards, 100 W Roy St, Seattle, Washington 98119. More info on Facebook.
Complex Movements will be joined by Seattle based artists Cristina Orbe, Davida Ingram, Ijeoma Oluo, and others, to exchange insights about the relationship between art-making practices, community, and social justice. Co-Sponsored by the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture.
For all events organized by Complex Movements:
In addition to events featuring and organized by Complex Movements, we have been working with our community coordinators and cohort to identify Seattle social justice and culture rooted events taking place while we are in town. These are not events that we have organized, but are included as we intend to support and uplift this powerful local work. Your attendance is encouraged!
Youth Speaks Grand Slam. April 10. More info.
The 44th Annual First Nations at University of Washington Spring Powwow. April 10 - Sunday April 12. More info.
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha "Bodymap" Launch Party and Celebration. April 15. More info.
Seattle Central Spring Poetry Night. April 16. Featuring Amir Sulaiman, One Be Lo, Hamda Yusuf, Troy Osaki, Gabriel Teodros + more. More info.
#Caravana43 in Seattle. April 16 - April 18. More info.
Langston Hughes Film Festival. April 17- April 20. More info.
Youth Speaks #BlackLivesMatter Open Mic ft. Acacia Salisbury & Nikkita Oliver. April 19.
Longhouse Media and Northwest Film Forum screen "Maria Tallchief." April 17. More info.
Rogue Pinay Celebration & Dance Party. April 18. More info.
All on the same ocean - EXPO reportback. April 19. More info.
Anniversary of the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse in Bangladesh. April 24. It is, to date, the deadliest disaster in the history of the garment industry worldwide. Grassroots Global Justice Alliance members from around the country will take part in a global 24-hour action by the World March of Women that will highlight this incident and the struggles of women around the world. Got Green is gathering folks together to have a community dinner, movie, and discussion about workers struggles and to remember the workers who have passed away because of unjust conditions. Sign the Petition. More info.
Got Green? Green-A-Thon. April 25. More info.
Marcha Y Manifestacion Anual del 1o de Mayo 2015 - 2015 May Day March & Rally. May 1. More info.
Northwest Folklife PreFest Party. May 1. Featuring Porter Ray, Gabriel Teodros & Industrial Revelation. More info.
"Black Lives Matter: Humanity is Not Negotiable." A visual arts exhibit curated by Naomi Ishisaka. April 11 - May 17. More info.
Terrance Guardipee Art Exhibit @ Day Break Star. Ongoing through April 30. More info.
Eyes to Dream: a Project Room by C. Davida Ingram. April 4 - July 5. More info.