Sunday, August 11
LANGSTON HUGHES PERFORMING ARTS INSTITUTE
104 17TH AVE S | SEATTLE, WA 98122
Mood Music by DJ MIXXAMERICA
Catering by Jerk Shack
Dessert by Simply Soulful
Back by Popular Demand, SUNDAY DINNER hosted by curator DANI TIRRELL with guest RANDY FORD.
Each month we are bringing the community together for food and conversation, as we celebrate some of the most inspirational Black folx in Arts and Culture. We will enjoy food catered by some of Seattle's most sought after and talented Black chefs.
Tickets are just $20 / Students $10 / TeenTix $5 (at the door). We want everyone to be able to join us at the table.
About the Featured Guest: Randy Ford
Randy Ford is a Seattle-born choreographer, dancer, educator, actor, and many oth- er things. She is a member of Au Collective, a group of Seattle artists that put womxn, people of color, and queer folx at the forefront of everything they do. She has been featured all over Seattle in Velocity's NextFest NW, Showing Out: Contem- porary Black Choreographers (2016), BUMBERSHOOT Festival, and NW New Works to name a few. She is the creator and curator of the QUEEN STREET Festival and is one of City Arts Magazine's Future List Artists to Watch in 2018. You can look her up on IG @randyBABY11 and you can check out her website at therandyford.com.
About the Host/Curator: Dani Tirrell
Dani Tirrell (Seattle, WA) is A Black, Queer choreographer, dancer and movement guide. Dani has guided people in Detroit and Seattle as well as sharing movement practices in other cities in the United States. Currently Dani is the curator for the 2019/2020 season of Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas, this is Danis second season as curator. Dani is the host and co-creator of Sunday Dinners, and served as the student advisor for the Arts Diversity Council at University of Washington (Seattle campus).
Dani is the founder and current artistic director of The Congregation a movement/art collective that is led by mostly Black and Queer bodies. Dani is currently teaching at Northwest Tap Connection and University of Washington Seattle campus and Bothell campus (fall 2019). Dani has created work for Dance This (Northwest Tap Connection), Strictly Seattle (advance/professional track), Seattle Repertory Theater, Nina Simone Four Women (Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton).
Dani also was at the helm of four sold-out shows, for Danis production of Black Bois (On the Boards). In 2019 Dani was the recipient of an Artist Trust Fellowship Award and a Dance Crush Award for Black Bois (performance). Dani also received a 2018 Arts Matter Fellowship grant. Dani current work FagGod in collaboration with Anastasia Renee and Naa Akua was presented in Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas 2019/2020 season.