Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Moore of Everything

Rising from the ashes of their Belltown project, the Free Sheep Foundation are once again creating a temporary installation in a Seattle landmark. On June 30th, Free Sheep are turning the Moore, Seattle’s oldest operating theatre, “inside out.” Over the course of a 4-hour evening, dozens of actors, sculptors, painters, film makers, dancers and musicians will claim spaces throughout the 100-year old facility – not just on stage, but backstage, through the halls, up the balconies, in the windows and on the fire escapes. The concept is to turn the Moore itself into an interactive artwork, encouraging spectators to explore the nooks and crannies of this architectural behemoth. The list of artists involved represents a who's who of cutting edge Seattle artists. There are simply too many impressive names to rattle off, but the roster includes such luminaries as Lead Pencil Studio, NKO, DK Pan, Susan Robb, Stefan Gruber, Heumer, Baldman, Orkestar Zirkonium, Seattle School, Byron Au Yong, Kaleb Hagan-Kerr, Lucia Neare, Scratchmaster Joe and many many more.

The Moore project is the culmination of a collaboration between the artists of Free Sheep, the 4Culture Site-Specific program, and STG, the non-profit arts organization that operates the Moore and other historic theatres in Seattle.

The show ends at 10:00 pm with a procession led by Orkestar Zirkonium from the Moore to the Underground Event Center, where the party rages into the shortest night of the year with live sets from Unnatural Helpers, Fresh and Onlys from San Francisco and Portland's The Whines.

Believe it or not, this event is completely free and open to the public, with no ticket required. Don't miss this one!

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