Ghost Game XI: Beyond the Veil

For the past decade, The Cabiri, a Seattle-based cirque-inspired performance troupe, has explored the dark world between the living and the dead with its annual Ghost Game series. In BEYOND THE VEIL, their 11th annual Ghost Game performance, the talented troupe presents an entertaining evening of ghastly ghost tales drawn from traditional folklore and mythology […]
Oct 6, 2017
Donald Byrd performing in The Minstrel Show Revisited. (Photo by Ian Douglas)

Positive Disruption: Donald Byrd is the 2016 Globalist of the Year

On Friday October 14, The Seattle Globalist will recognize Donald Byrd as the 2016 Globalist of the Year, celebrating his outstanding body of work and the dance company’s 2015-16 season, #RACEish: an exploration of America’s 240 years of (failed) race relations.
Jul 28, 2016
Members of the Elegance Drill Team pause in the middle of a performance. (Photo by Susan Fried)

Photos: Drill teams put the sparkle in Seattle summer

Seattle's African American and Asian American drill teams are sparkling examples of teamwork, confidence, discipline and fun.
Jul 27, 2016
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QTPOC parties are necessary (here are five coming up this month!)

In case there was any doubt before Orlando, safe spaces for queer and trans people of color are vital. Fortunately, Seattle has some a poppin QTPOC dance parties.
Jun 17, 2016
Spectrum Dance Theater performs Donald Byrd's "The Minstrel Show Revisited." (Photo by Nate Watters)

Spectrum’s #RACEish series talks about blackness through dance

Spectrum Dance Theater's #RACEish series, which concludes with "The Minstrel Show," opens challening conversations about race through the medium of dance.
Jun 15, 2016

Seattle burlesque shows embrace “the brown and the round”

Fun and socially witty burlesque shows have performers diverse in color, size and gender, and have commented on Black Lives Matter, climate change and more.
Feb 19, 2016

Everybody Dance Now: The Moore’s Global Party demos diverse dance cultures

Dance traditions from Benin to Brazil to Korea all on the same stage? It all must be STG's yearly Global Party at the Moore.
Nov 18, 2015
Members of the Central Area Senior Center Sliders Dance Group learn some West African moves at the November World Dance Party. (The World Dance Party held at the Filipino Community Center in November. (Photo by Steven Zhang)

Top 5 things to do in Seattle this June

It's June, and that means Seattle is bursting with fun. We've scoured the Globalist Calendar and come up with five events you won't want to miss!
Jun 4, 2015

FIUTS CulturalFest 2015 – February 26 & 28!

CulturalFest is an annual celebration that welcomes thousands of globally-minded visitors of all ages and backgrounds to the University of Washington for cultural exploration and learning. Visitors enjoy free cultural exhibitions at the International Expo on Thursday, February 26 in the UW Husky Union Building (HUB). On Saturday, February 28, a special evening filled with […]
Jan 6, 2015

Urban Bush Women: jazz-inspired works explore race, migration

The New York ensemble Urban Bush Women will take on race, migration, body image and culture through dance at Meany Theater in Seattle.
Feb 11, 2015
A belly dancing craze in the 1960's promoted the stereotypical, exoticized, sexualized images often associated with the dance. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Belly dance: appreciation or appropriation?

A Seattle dance instructor says anyone should be able to enjoy belly dance, regardless of it's origins.
Feb 3, 2015

Immigrant dancers fighting for U.S. work visas

Ballroom dancers come through customs hoping to propel their careers by training with some of the world’s top coaches. But they're often gone again within six months, unable to secure an O-1B work visa.
Dec 19, 2014
Seattle International Dance Festival performer Molly Sides (Photo courtesy SIDF)

A world tour of contemporary dance

The nine day Seattle International Dance Festival is an opportunity for Seattle to experience the diverse way dance is expressed all around the world.
Jun 13, 2014
The World Dance Party held at the Filipino Community Center in November. (Photo by Steven Zhang)

Globalize your groove at the World Dance Party

When a friend invited me to the World Dance Party a couple weeks ago, my first thought was, "Is this going to be a bunch of hippie white people dancing off-beat to Putamayo CDs?"
May 12, 2014

Northwest break dancers rock their way to the global stage

The presence of international dance competition R-16 is a sign that the Seattle Break-dancing scene has made its mark in the global B”boy” world. #seattle #R-16
May 11, 2014
(Photo by Nate Watters)

Black History Month: The same old song and dance?

Spectrum Dance Theatre's "Minstrel Show Revisited" puts race relations into stark relief.
Feb 26, 2014
206 Zulu founder King Khazm. The organization is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this weekend.

206 Zulu celebrates a decade of universal hip-hop

Seattle hip hop icon King Khazm is ringing in ten years of globally connected hip hop in the 206. #ZuluNation
Feb 13, 2014
The 2014 FIUTS CulturalFest will feature booths celebrating 35 different global cultures. (Photo by UW Admissions/Morgan Dusatko)

See the world in a day at FIUTS CulturalFest

FIUTS CulturalFest features an expo and performances representing cultures from all over the world.
Feb 6, 2014
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis perform in San Francisco on their 2013 tour. (Photo by Amanda Rhoades / SF Foghorn)

Macklemore’s Seattle style gains global appeal

With a fresh batch of Grammy gold under their belts, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis might catch their Seattle fans reminiscing about the days when they played small venues around the city for just a few bucks. The duo have evolved from humble beginnings in the local underground to become a global sensation, all the while […]
Jan 27, 2014

Photos: Kent youth ring in new year, Karen style

For the Burmese community in Kent, the Karen New Year is a chance to show off traditions that have long been repressed back in Myanmar.
Jan 12, 2014