Kinesis Project Seattle presents Capacity, or: the Work of Crackling

Kinesis Project Seattle presents Capacity, or: the Work of Crackling

Kinesis Project Seattle, the Seattle side of the New York City large-scale, outdoor dance company, in partnership with King County Parks Department/Vashon Island, presents Capacity, or: the Work of Crackling on Saturday July 13 at 7pm and Sunday July 14, 2024 at 1pm at Maury Island Natural Area, 7911 SW 260th St., Vashon, WA. Experience dance, opera and geology along the stunning shoreline of Vashon Island. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Audiences will be treated to an extraordinary performance by the wise and gorgeous dancers of Kinesis Project Seattle in a vast, industrial space with incredible views on Vashon Island with music written by Anti-Social Music composers Diane Woolner and David Friend, floating fabric costumes by Rebecca Kanach and live music performances by fantastic Seattle musicians including saxophonist Fred Winkler, violinist Lin Chen and vocalists Karen Dunstan and Tammi Lee.

Melissa Riker says “The gravel mine remains are utterly perfect for this piece. We are honored that King County Parks is partnering with us to make this performance happen and we cannot wait to bring this work to life in this incredibly beautiful and appropriate site!”

Join the adventure for a unique experience of Capacity, or: The Work of Crackling, a large-scale, outdoor, yet immersive performance work created by Kinesis Project dance theatre, Opera on Tap and AntiSocial Music with the research and collaboration of geoscientist, Dr. Martha (Missy) Cary-Eppes.

Guests should plan to arrive 30 minutes early and follow signs to parking for Dockton State Park and get guidance from park staff.

Arrive an hour early to take a hike in and along the cliff-side, or drive in 30 minutes before to meet up to take the guided walk to the performance. Everyone should be prepared to move on uneven terrain, gravel and down gentle hills.

RSVP for a location map, and to get all of the information about this stunning performance, including ferry schedules and all parking details. 

All audiences are welcome to stop by Vashon Center for the Arts 7/13 before 5pm or 7/14 after 12 noon to take in the art gallery, get some tea and rest for a short moment before coming to the show.

Kinesis Project is a dance organization led by choreographer Melissa Riker that creates dance as public art, facilitates educational programs and produces site-specific performances with diverse communities. A company at the forefront of the international discussion of placemaking, art engagement and the cultural imperative of art in public space, Kinesis Project dance theatre invents large scale, space-changing, breath-taking experiences. 

In 2023, Kinesis Project and Opera on Tap toured Capacity, or the Work of Crackling to Los Angeles, Strasbourg France, Seattle and New York City. 

Kinesis Project Seattle, Capacity, or the Work of Crackling, image credit Kinesis Project