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Artists at the Center Winter Line-Up

FREE Arts Experiences on the Seattle Center Campus January 19 – March 29, 2024

A shadow puppet is shown in profile with a pointed hat, a long chin and nose, and balanced on a ball.
Image courtesy of Trivia Puppet Company and Artists at the Center

Next up for Artists at the Center, a multi-year collaboration between Seattle’s Office of ARTS & Culture and Seattle Center, are a series of performances including puppetry, dance, and music. The winter line-up kicks off at the International Fountain with Trivia Puppet Company on January 19th at 6 p.m. Join Trivia Puppet Company as they perform a series of shadow theatre vignettes meant to bring mirth, merriment, and joy (and Puppets) to the deepest and darkest part of Winter.

On February 25th at 2 p.m. Dance Tantra takes the stage on the Armory Dance Floor. Piyali Biswas De is an accomplished Bharatnatyam and Non-classical dance exponent, guru and well-known choreographer in the Pacific Northwest of America. Training under various famous dance teachers in India, she continued her passion for dancing by exploring Western dance forms such as Tap, Flamenco, Paso Doble, Contemporary Western and various other dance forms. Piyali Biswas De is currently an established performer of great repute who has performed extensively across the US Pacific North.

Dance Tantra – image courtesy of Dance Tantra and Artists at the Center

She is not only performing as a solo artist, but has also been choreographing, directing and producing shows in Seattle area for the past 12 years. Additionally, she directs various fundraising shows for local non-profits and cultural organizations.

The series continues in March with featured performances by Surrealized and Blazinspace, James Stewart, Jarman Hauser and Chih-Yu Chao. For performance schedules, and details, and to learn more about the artists, visit Artists at the Center. This project is made possible by a 10-year grant from Climate Pledge Arena and Seattle Kraken, starting in 2021, with additional support from Uptown Arts & Culture Coalition and the communities adjacent to Seattle Center campus. 

About Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) manages the city’s public art program, cultural partnerships grant programs, the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, ARTS at King Street Station and The Creative Advantage initiative in the effort to foster a city driven by creativity that provides the opportunity for everyone to engage in diverse arts and cultural experiences. In alignment with the City’s Race and Social Justice Initiative, we work to eliminate institutional racism in our programs, policies and practices. The Office is supported by the 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council.

About Seattle Center

Connect to the extraordinary at Seattle Center, an active civic, arts and family gathering place in the core of our region. More than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations that reside on the grounds, together with a broad range of public and community programs, create thousands of events on the 74-acre campus and attract over 12 million visitors each year. At Seattle Center, part of Uptown Arts & Cultural District and home to Climate Pledge Arena, our purpose is to create exceptional events, experiences and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Activities at the Center generate $1.864 billion in business activity and $631 million in labor income.