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Posts by Lara McIntosh

Report from the Accelerated series 11-20-14

We had a blast tonight putting together two pieces of movement that have been cultivated separately over the past 3 months or so! The movement keeps being informed by different pieces of music. Tonight we danced with MC Solaar’s HIJO de AFRICA and Lala Njava’s VOATSE. Fun fun fun. Next session in Dec. 4 and that…

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JeConte and the Mali All Stars at Jazz Alley 11/17/14

This show features a blend of international musicians along with some of Seattle’s very talented African and Funk/Blues artists. Our good friends at Jazz Alley are offering the Wassa Dance community two for one admission if you call in for reservations and mention “Wassa”. Such a deal!   That leaves $ for a nosh and…

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Wassa Dance – Spring Tuning

WASSA DANCE – SPRING TUNING March 28 – April 2, 2015 Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center – Big Island, Hawaii Join us in seeding a new season of our potential for ease and joyful vitality. Come as you are, let the rhythms dance you deeper. We will be – cultivating fresh vibrancy in our physical wit…

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Epic spirit Geoffrey Holder passes

This week Geoffrey Holder passed away. He was a true Renaissance man.   Our legacy of arts and culture are  greatly enhanced by his time on earth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Holder Here are splendid tidbits from him :   Here’s a letter Leo Holder wrote about the last days with his father. A little more than a week after…

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Wassa Dance in residency with STRETCH at Seattle University

This past week I had the rare pleasure of being part of an interim intensive week for theater and choral students at Seattle University.  I was invited by the organizer and chair of the theater department,  Ki Gottberg, to be the “dance deep queen” leading the first hour warm up for their five day intensive…

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Wassa Dance Savory Autumn Retreat – Oct. 10-12, 2014

    WASSA DANCE’S SAVORY AUTUMN INTENSIVE with Lara McIntosh Madrona MindBody Institute Fort Warden in Port Townsend, WA. Friday Oct. 10 – Sunday Oct. 12th, 2013 Join us for a delicious autumn weekend of inspiration and concentrated experiences of Wassa Dance’s joyful African-infused offerings at one of the Puget Sound’s most beautiful resources for…

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Wassa Accelerated Sessions

Night time is the right time. Come dance on Thursdays!           February 19,26 March 5, 12,19, 2o15. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Balance Studio 418 North 35th Street Seattle, WA 98103 $50 for the series* Drop-ins are welcome: $15 at the door. The Thursday night series is designed for those who want to go…

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A beautiful testimonial

It’s rare that I get this sort of thing but today I received this really lovely piece from one of my beloved long time students. Darryl is a wonderful human being with a large heart and a wicked fun sense of playful adventure.  I am honored by what he has to say here: About Wassa…

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