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Date
Friday, February 04, 2022
Time
7:30 p.m.
Place
McCaw Hall Auditorium
Cost
Admission Fee

In his version of Roméo et Juliette, choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot has taken formal inspiration from the episodic character of Sergei Prokofiev’s classic score, structuring the action in a manner akin to cinematic narrative. Rather than focusing on themes of political-social opposition between the two feuding clans, this Romeo and Juliet highlights the dualities and ambiguities of adolescence. Torn between contradictory impulses, between tenderness and violence, fear and pride, the lovers are caught in the throes of a tragedy that exemplifies their youth and the extreme emotions and internal conflicts that characterize that time of life—a time of life when destiny, more than at any other moment, seems to escape conscious control, and when the inner turmoil occasioned by passions and ideals can sometimes have disproportionate—even fatal—consequences. In evoking this fragile and volatile state of being, the painter Ernest Pignon-Ernest has created a decor marked by transparency and lightness: a play of simple forms that reveals an underlying complexity of meaning.

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A Seattle History Worth Preserving: Buffalo Soldiers Exhibit

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Educational exhibit celebrates the rich military history at Fort Lawton and the Buffalo Soldiers stationed there as part of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry.
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Seattle Center Luminata

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Pop by Seattle Center after dark and delight in our wonderland of light.
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HOCKEY: Faster Than Ever

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Curiosity speeds into action at PacSci with HOCKEY: Faster Than Ever, an exciting new interactive exhibition. How fast is your slap shot? What’s the science behind scoring like a pro? How will Seattle shape this fast-moving sport? Find out for a limited time only!
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Public Film Screenings: Last and First Men

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Two billion years in the future, humanity finds itself on the verge of extinction. A film by Jóhann Jóhannsson, narrated by Tilda Swinton.
6:00 p.m.

Artists at the Center: Red Eagle Soaring

Free Event
Urban, native performing artists present variety show
6:30 p.m.

Public Film Screenings: Last and First Men

Admission Fee
Two billion years in the future, humanity finds itself on the verge of extinction. A film by Jóhann Jóhannsson, narrated by Tilda Swinton.
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FANNIE: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer

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Part theater, part revival, and all power – this one-woman show with music will have your head nodding and hands clapping from start to finish.

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