Submitted by The Washington Center for the Performing Arts

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts has big opportunities for local singers and dancers wanting to learn from top performers visiting Olympia. The 2018-19 Season is our most exciting and highly anticipated line-up of performances to date. The Center is committed to finding creative and unique opportunities for our community as we partner with top touring performers to bring educational programming as a feature to our season.

Olympia native Shoshana Bean, a vocal powerhouse known for her roles on Broadway and her chart-topping albums, will be kicking off the 2018-19 season at the Washington Center Main Stage on October 4th. From performing as Elphaba in Wicked, to touring the world as a solo artist, she has had ample opportunity to learn the secrets to vocal health. Through the process of breaking down and analyzing lyrics, Shoshana will lead a master class on Wednesday, October 3rd at the Washington Center. She will guide students through a series of questions and exercises in order to custom fit the song to the singer in the most personal way, highlighting their individual strengths and helping them to find an honest, authentic and powerful connection to the music.

Partnering with Olympia Youth Chorus, 16 emerging singers have been selected for this class The public is invited to audit the class for a suggested donation of $5.

Shoshana Bean Master Class

  • Date:  Wednesday, October 3, 2018
  • Time:  5-9 PM
  • Cost to Audit Master Class:  Suggested donation $5
  • Location:  Washington Center for the Performing Arts

BodyVox, innovative dance company from Portland Oregon, returns to the Washington Center on Thursday October 25, for an evening performance of BlodyVox on the Main Stage! A hint of Hitchcock, a healthy dose of ghosts and zombies that draw from cinema, folklore and our collective nightmares to bring All Hallows’ Eve to life. This delightfully creepy show is a must see for the entire family!

BodyVox will offer a special master class for emerging dancers ages 12 and up (limited to 60 students), on Wedneday October 24th. BodyVox has established itself as an exciting presence in the West Coast dance scene as they combine movement, theatre, and film to create unforgettable experiences in the visual arts. In this master class, young dancers will have the chance to practice their craft under the instruction of BodyVox company members – dancers who are shaping the future of performing arts.

BodyVox Master Class

  • Date:  Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Time:  3:30 – 5:00 PM
  • Target:  Emerging dancers, ages 12 + (Limited to 60 students)
  • Cost:  $15
  • Location:  Johansen Olympia Dance Center

For more information about upcoming events please visit www.washingtoncenter.org or call the Box Office at 360-753-8586.

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