The 2022/2023 season marks Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB)’s 50th year on stage in Seattle. The Weekly spoke with co-founders and former artistic directors, Kent Stowell and Francia Russell, as well as principal dancer, Angelica Generosa, about the season opener, “Carmina Burana,” and its famous set designer, Ming Cho Lee.
Seattle filmmaker and lion dancer Han Eckelberg, of Chinese and German descent, grew up on South Beacon Hill. So each side of his heritage left him with indelible memories, starting with his Chinese side.
Recognition of self comes early in life. For the creatively inclined, that path to creativity often comes early as well.
“I’m a big advocate of talking about hard history…We have to talk about the bitter and the beautiful. The only way you get to love your country is when your country loves you back…
Many musicians can recall their first guitar, their first keyboard, their first drum kit.
If there is one word that describes Seattle’s Asian Art Museum, it’s juxtaposition. Old and new. Classical and contemporary.
July 21 to 24, artists and organizations will come together at 419 Occidental Avenue in Pioneer Square to energize the space and increase awareness of the diversified talent of our community.
Picasso comes to mind. Victor Kai Wang (汪凯) is another. Nothing stopped Victor from pursuing his art—not the Cultural Revolution in China. Not starting from scratch in Seattle.
She’s brassy. She’s bold. She’s Asian American. Her home is a sanctuary for rescued animals and neighborhood birds (28 bird feeders so far).
Happy Pride Month! In this column, I spontaneously made the decision to stop giving Netflix my money because I suddenly realized how much they are taking from me each month.