I'm playing a 45 minute set as part of this wonderful festival, and will be joined by dancer Noelle Price for a number of pieces!
The festival is free (: and here's more about Created Commons:
August 27-September 5th 2021, West Seattle's Westcrest Park will be animated with kinetic musical sculpture, eco-art installations and BIPOC centered performances, wellness offerings, eco-arts workshops and science panels to foster resiliency in our community.
Created Commons is an expansive multi-agency initiative that centers, engages, and employs BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists, communities, and cultural workers to activate public space for community connections, resonance and resiliency. The program leverages multi-agency collaboration and the Office of Arts & Culture's inclusive programming and activation models to support economic and community recovery. Created Commons builds on the momentum of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Stay Healthy Streets and Stay Healthy Blocks and the success of our Viaduct Arts Festival and ALL RISE programs to activate our City's space in vibrant and creative ways in the Summer months of 2021.
As part of Creative Commons, the performance, production company, Lelavision (Ela Lamblin & Leah Okamoto Mann), has been tapped to provide a platform for the BIPOC centered performances, wellness offerings, and science panels. Centered around the kinetic sculpture "Interspecies Communication", performances, workshops and talks will take place through the nine days, exploring the theme of "healthy eco systems, micro and macro" and "the intersection of social justice, racial justice and climate justice" with an intention of cultivating liberative moments for all who join us at the park.