Please join us for a special evening featuring "Hide and Seek," a dance/theatre work that explores how our children are cared for in our community through the eyes of the child, family and systems. In partnership with staff from the Bellingham School District, Brigid Collins Family Support Center, the Parent Child Institute of Whatcom County, The Whatcom Family and Community Network and numerous individuals, the evening includes nine stories that share a wide range of perspectives and situations where the care of children is examined through dance and film. These true stories, from our neighbors, help us understand the complexities of caring for our young. Using dance as the vehicle for delivering these stories, performers provide a revealing, sensory experience that makes public those things we don't normally talk about.
Sponsored by Whatcom Community Foundation and Philanthropy Northwest, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this one-time performance staged especially for philanthropic and nonprofit partners working to promote child well-being offers a thought-provoking arts experience exploring themes of childhood adversity and resilience as conversation starter for considering the role arts can play in fostering community dialogue. Participants are encouraged to arrive early for networking over light refreshments.
Please feel free to distribute this invitation to other funders, nonprofit partners, policy makers or other community stakeholders who may be interested in ACEs and its impact upon our children.
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Time: 6:15 p.m. for networking with ACEs related organizations (optional)
7:00 p.m. * Performance begins
8:35 p.m. Discussion (optional)
9:00 p.m. End
Cost: Free – registration required
Registration: If you haven’t registered with Philanthropy Northwest before, it is a two-step process. Gates Foundation Building Community Philanthropy (BCP) cohort participants have been pre-registered and do not need to RSVP.
Limit: 180 seats available
*Please note: Participants arriving after the start of the show are held in the Leo K. lobby. No participants may take a seat on the main floor once the show has started. At a pre-determined moment in the show, the house manager will take all late patrons up to the balcony for late seating. Participants may relocate seats at intermission.
More about Hide and Seek: As is typical in Kuntz's work, the piece combines the talents of professional performers with the community members whose stories are being told. Hide and Seek features Bellingham artists and Kuntz and Company collaborators Ian Bivins, Cara Congelli, Jaynie Hancock, Angela Kiser, Pam Kuntz, Ella Mahler and Richard Scholtz.