UPCOMING FIREHOUSE EVENTS!

Embody Love Movement Workshop

WHEN:
October 24th, 5:30-8:30

TICKETS/COST:
Embody Love Workshop

October 24th Workshop:

EMBODY LOVE WORKSHOP™ is a 3-hour transformational workshop for adult women ages 18 and up that takes participants on a journey toward self-acceptance. The goal is for women to set new intentions about how they feel, think, and speak to themselves and others. Participants are offered the opportunity to engage in process exercises in which they explore their internalized beliefs about beauty and self-worth and are given the tools to understand that these negative beliefs have a detrimental impact on their viewing themselves as purposeful and worthy. Interactive exercises include:

  • Dismantling the “beauty myth”
  • Changing the conversation from criticism to kindness
  • Embodied yoga experience
  • Committing to being kind to ourselves, and therefore each other
  • Seeing and experiencing ourselves as worthy from the inside out
  • Recognizing our contributions through conscious activism

BRING YOUR OWN:
Yoga mat or blanket to sit on (limited number of cushions provided)
Waterbottle

Spokes

WHEN:
October 17th, 18th, 19th at 7:30pm, October 20th at 5:00pm
COST/TICKETS:
$18.00 general and $12.00 seniors/students 

purchase in advance at kuntzandco.org or at SPOKES
or pay what you can at the door

Created by Kuntz and Company, this dance piece is about family, friends, husbands, wives, children, siblings, love, relationships, caring, love, loss, joy, owls, play, love, sisters, dads, moms, boyfriends, kids, racing, pushups, breakdancing, love, girlfriends, armwrestling, supporting, love, jazzhands, hope, seeing, climbing, lifting, each other, penguins, each of the bars or wire rods connecting the center of a wheel to its outer edge, dancing, high-tens, love, holding on, letting go of her, pulling, love, strength, singing together, alone, coasting, falling, your people, love, bells, churning butter, monkeys, girls, boys…but it isn’t about bikes.

Created and performed by created and performed by: Ian Bivins, Vanessa Daines, Pam Kuntz, Annie Molsberry, Brent Molsberry, Ally Morgan, Kate Stevenson, Bo Stewart, and Montana Walters

For disability accommodations
or more information call
360-510-4711 or e-mail kuntzpam@gmail.com

Dance Workshop with Bill Evans

WHEN:
Sunday, October 20th from 12:00-3:00 PM 
COST:
Single class: $10 students / $15 general
Full workshop: $15 students / $25 generalFor more information, visit bhamrep.org

Join Bellingham Repertory Dance for a two-part master class workshop with Bill Evans on Sunday, October 20. Part one will focus on Bartenieff Fundamentals from 12:00-1:30 PM. This class is open to all levels, and will be an exploration of the core movements that underlie all human experience. Part two will explore the Evans Somatic Dance Technique from 1:30-3:00 PM. This class, best suited for int/adv dancers, will be an investigation of several dance etudes that Evans has created to explore embodiment, articulation, three-dimensional access to the kinesphere, musicality and expressivity. Come to move your body and learn from a distinguished dance educator!

An Evening of Improv with Improv Playworks

WHEN:
OCTOBER 25th & 26th at 7:30pm
COST: 
$15.00 General Admission
TICKETS:
FireHouse Arts and Events Center or Brown Paper Tickets
Improv Tickets

Out of the Hat!
Improv Playworks presents a family friendly evening of Scenes, Games and storytelling. Our ensemble of 10 players, directed by Sheila Goldsmith will be pulling some fun out of the hat! This show is very close to selling out SO we have opened up a second night on Friday, Oct. 25th make your choice or come to both, every night is different!

Sky an Evening of Flamenco

WHEN:
October 28th at 7:30pm
TICKETS:
Flamenco Tickets

An evening of Spanish Flamenco music and dance featuring dancer Savannah Fuentes, guitarist Pedro Cortes, and singer/percussionist Diego Amador Jr.

Diego Amador Jr. From Seville, he was born into flamenco royalty. His father is the celebrated flamenco pianist Diego Amador and his uncles are Rafael and Raimundo Amador (Pata Negra). From a very young age he began performing and touring with some of Spains top flamenco artists, including Remedios Amaya, La Susi, Lole Montoya, Farruquito and Joaquín Cortés. Known mainly as a percussionist, he also sings, plays guitar and piano and recently launched a solo project as a singer/songwriter, with the track Y me siento tan bien.

Pedro Cortes comes from a family of Spanish Gypsy guitarists and began his studies with his father and the esteemed Flamenco guitarist Sabicas. Having toured professionally since the age of 17, he is gaining international recognition as a soloist and composer. He has premiered his work En la oscuridad de las minas at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid, he had works premiered by the Carlota Santana Spanish Dance Company at the Joyce Theater in New York. He has two books on Flamenco, El Dron del Faraon and Cruzando el Charco, published by the American Institute of Guitar.
Mr. Cortes is artistic director of his own Flamenco group, and also Musical Director of Palo Seco. Cortes is a third generation Flamenco guitarists and uses the experience passed down to him by his family to maintain the purity of Flamenco while creating new compositions.

Cortes, was commissioned by the Cohen Brothers to compose music for the film Paris Je T’Aime. He also wrote music for a childrens program on HBO called Fairy tale for Every Child.

He has toured with Jose Greco and Maria Benitez, La Conja and has performed with such artists as Farrucita, La Tati, Merche Esmeralda, Manolete and the late Lola Flores. He has been guest artist with the St. Louis Opera and the New York Grand Opera, and has been commissioned by and performed as Musical Director with the Guthrie Theater In Garcia Lorcas Bodas de Sangre.

Savannah Fuentes, born in Seattle to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry, is one of the only touring artists in the Pacific Northwest region with strong links to Flamenco culture. She studies both baile(flamenco dance) and cante (flamenco singing) and has toured throughout the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho and Arizona. She has independently produced over 300 performances and workshops featuring internationally recognized Spanish Flamenco Artists such as Jose Anillo, Saray Munoz, Jesus Montoya, and Juanarito. She has studied with artists such as Guadiana, Joaquin Grilo, Eva Yerbabuena, El Farru, and Isabel Bayon. She attributes her formation as an artist to her most significant mentor, Maestra Sara de Luis. She continues to evolve as an innovator and performance artist.

Reid Jamieson Band

WHEN:
November 1st at 7:30pm
COST:
$20.00 online and at the door
TICKETS:
Reid Jamieson

This latest album might be Jamiesons finest moment. Jamiesons voice is a crystal-clear instrument that can cover an immense range with superb phrasing.

Vancouvers Reid Jamieson Band are a vocal powerhouse committed to making music that moves us. Known for regular appearances on CBCs Vinyl Café, to recording with Cowboy Junkies, they shine with compelling originals, plus killer covers of everything from 50s era gold to their latest tribute to Leonard Cohen. A classic introvert/extrovert combo, Reid performs with his saucy wife and long-time song-writing partner Carolyn Victoria Mill. Together they have won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and wrote their way into the Vancouver Folk Festival by winning their Pickin a Folk Star Contest.

Their new all original album Me Daza, was recorded in Ireland with producer Kieran Kennedy (Maria Doyle Kennedy).  It was Canadian/Irish legend Mary Margaret OHara who introduced artist and producer at a Toronto concert where she had joined Reids band on stage for the night. That night a friendship was struck and plans were set in motion that went on to inspire an epic trip to the Emerald Isle, and perhaps their best record to date. Reid and CVM wrote each song together, with the exception of Dont Go Down written by the late great Fergus OFarrell (Interference) and Glen Hansard (Swell Season, The Frames). Fergus was a much admired Schull local who passed away (due to complications of Muscular Distrophy) before he was able to properly release the track himself. Fergus vocals appear posthumously thanks to studio magic and enthusiastic blessings from his family.

There is nothing traditional about this record, or this dynamic duo. You wont want to miss what they do next! 

BLUSH PUNCH
presented by Bellingham Repertory Dance

WHEN:
November 8-9 & 15 at 8:00pm
November 16 at 5:00pm & 8:00pm

TICKETS/COST:
Advance Tickets: $25 general, $15 students
At the Door: $28 general, $18 students
For tickets and more information, visit bhamrep.org

 
Bellingham, WA – What is Blush Punch? A pop of color. A twist on tradition. It’s the convergence of vulnerability and strength. The feeling of YES. Blush Punch is an evening of contemporary dance at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center on November 8-9 and 15-16. Bellingham Repertory Dance proudly presents this bright collection of work by regionally and nationally recognized choreographers. Collectively, these pieces reconfigure conventional notions of gender and how they are often represented on stage. 
 
Previously performed by BRD in 2011, Daniel Stark’s (Minneapolis, MN) piece “Politics Religion Sex” uses humor as a means of confronting audience assumptions and taboo subject matter. Gina and Kyle Sorensen (San Diego, CA) returned to work with BRD dancers for the third time to set their piece “Seeker,” which investigates creating and claiming a sense of home. Kim Lusk (Seattle, WA) uses sharp unison to drive the satirical nature of her work, “Quintet in Pink.” Lilianna Kane’s (Brooklyn, NY) “Revel in 2” is an exploration of unison without uniformity, inviting the dancers to embrace their individual expression. “After Party,” choreographed by Vanessa Owen and Gavin Stewart (Asheville, NC), is a playful, character-driven duet. Brandon Whited (Santa Barbara, CA) restructures the traditional Grand Pas format of ballet in his work “Petit Pas.” Blush Punch is dynamic, joyful, and sure to entertain established contemporary dance enthusiasts, as well as new audiences.
 
Tickets for Blush Punch are available now at bhamrep.org for $15-25 and at the door for $18-28. BRD is also hosting a special Student Night on Thursday, November 7 at 8:00 PM. Students are invited to watch the company’s final dress rehearsal for just $5 per entry. Tickets available at the door and a valid student ID is required.
 
Bellingham Repertory Dance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering high-level community performances, contemporary dance classes, and youth workshops. Visit bhamrep.org to learn more.

Jamie Findlay and Tim Lerch

.WHEN:
November 21st at 7:00pm
COST:
$15.00
TICKETS:
Available at the FireHouse Arts and Events Center and Brown Paper Tickets
Concert Tickets

Two amazing guitar players, Jamie Findlay and Tim Lerch, will perform at the Firehouse Arts and Events Center.  The show runs from 7:00-9:30. Mark Ashworth and Mark Kelly will do a short opening set. Arrive early to get a beverage (coffee, beer, wine) and a good seat.

Jamie Findlay (Bio) 
In 1978, Jamie attended the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT), which eventually became Musicians Institute. After graduating, Jamie was invited to join the prestigious staff. In 1987, Jamie was invited to join the prominent staff at USC’s Studio/Jazz Guitar program. He has published many books and teaching videos. He currently resides in La Conner.
 
Tim Lerch (Bio)
Currently one of the Pacific Northwests busiest and most well respected guitarists, Tim is a member of the legendary Northwest Gypsy Jazz Group Pearl Django. In between gigs with PD Tim tries to play as many Solo Guitar performance as he can fit into the schedule.
 
You can watch sample videos on the their websites: http://jamiefindlaymusic.com/media-gallery/ and http://timlerch.com/videos.html

POINTES OF VIEW III

Presented by Northwest Ballet Theater

WHEN:
November 23rd at 7:30pm
November 24th at 2:00pm

TICKETS:
Pointes of View III

Northwest Ballet Theater launches into our 21st season with Pointes of View III, featuring new works by Artistic Director/Choreographer John Bishop. Main features will be ‘Spanish Twilight’, ‘Behind the Curtain’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (Pas de deux by Tchaikovsky). With something for everyone, there are bound to be twists and turns in this diverse program.