Edmonds Center for the Arts presents performance of Lil Buck and Jon Boogz

Dec 06, 2017
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On Thursday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m., Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) will present the world premiere of “Love Heals All Wounds,” a collaboration between choreographers and dancers Lil Buck and Jon Boogz.

“Love Heals All Wounds” addresses the social issues the United States is currently facing, while promoting diversity, inclusion and empathy.

The piece was developed through the artists’ organization M.A.I. (Movement Art Is), with the goal to use movement artistry to inspire and change the world while elevating the artistic, educational and social impact of dance.

Named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch,” Lil Buck’s collaboration with Spike Jonze and Yo-Yo Ma performing “The Swan” went viral in 2011.

Since then, he has collaborated with artists including JR, Damian Woetzel, New York City Ballet, Madonna, Benjamin Millepied and Spike Lee.

Jon Boogz is a movement artist, choreographer and director who seeks to push the evolution of what dance can be – sharing with audiences of all backgrounds an appreciation of the melding of art forms while inspiring and bringing awareness to social issues.

Originally motivated to dance by the work of Michael Jackson, Boogz has choreographed for notable icons including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Naomi Campbell and Gloria Estefan.

Opening “Love Heals All Wounds” is Northwest Tap Connection.

The company is a Seattle-based racial and social justice oriented studio, and recipient of the 2009 City of Seattle Mayor's Arts Award.

As part of ECA’s education and outreach programs, Lil Buck and Jon Boogz will lead a free movement workshop on Jan. 10 with local high school students, as well as perform a shortened one-hour presentation of “Love Heals All Wounds” for school groups at ECA on Jan. 11 at 10:00 a.m.

Susan Dunn sponsors "Love Heals All Wounds." The Hazel Miller Foundation, Boeing Company, Nancy Bittner and Wells Fargo fund education and outreach components.

Tickets are between $24 and $49, $15 for a youth/student and there is a 10 percent discount for seniors and military.

Call the ECA Box Office at 425-275-9595, go online at www.ec4arts.org or visit in person at the ECA Box Office, located at 410 Fourth Avenue North.

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