Harvest the Arts @ Mt. Baker – Sunday, Nov. 4th, 2012 ~ 4:30pm

photo: Jim Oliver

Full performance this coming Sunday, Nov. 4th, 2012 at the Mt. Baker Community Clubhouse, Harvest the Arts Series!

4:30pm, open to the public, “pay-what-you-can” ~ Splinter will be showcasing it’s educational repertoire (both new and classic) with an hour-long show and artist Q&A afterward!

For those of you still getting to know us, this is a great opportunity to see the kind of work that we perform in schools and for youth around the world. We look forward to seeing you there!

Click HERE for more information & HERE for directions.

Splinter at Arts & Social Change Symposium this Friday, Oct. 12th, 2012

Full cast bow – photo by; Robert Wade
Splinter is so excited to share it’s message through dance this coming Friday evening, Oct. 12th, as part of the Arts & Social Change Symposium ~ happening this weekend at Seattle Center!  Evening program starts at 6:30pm with a dessert reception, artist showcase begins at 7:30 at the Intiman Theater Playhouse.
The Arts & Social Change Symposium is “a regional symposium for arts administrators, artists, social service professionals, government representatives, and social justice leaders from around the Pacific Northwest. We will address the role that diverse arts play in creating awareness, inspiring understanding and developing policies to address cultural equity and social change.
It is an “inter-agency effort among Washington State Arts Commission/The Wallace Foundation, 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Seattle Center and Festál, Seattle Office for Civil Rights, and The Association of American Cultures, a national arts advocacy organization. Special thanks to the Boeing Company for their support.
Attending Arts & Social Change gives you the opportunity to:
* Inspire – inspire action and activism; motivate for change.
* Participate – have dialogue; make recommendations for systemic and social change.
* Learn – gain new awareness; listen, participate, communicate, share, and engage.
* Build Community – connect with artists, arts administrators, social service professionals, government representatives, and social justice leaders. This two-day event features local and national speakers from agencies including Shunpike, Reel Grrls, Art Corps, as well as artists, critics and cultural organizers including Fernando Argosino (Alay ng Kultura sa Katipunan para sa Kalayaan), Deborah Faye Lawrence (artist and educator), Susan Platt (art historian), quiet Theatre, and Jen Graves (visual art writer, The Stranger), and more! Visit our website for a full schedule of events

The Gold Rush is this Friday! Oct. 5th 2012


Only 4 days away from the Gold Rush!  Splinter is gittin ready to rock the party, dagnabbit!  Come join us and support a great cause ~ at the annual fundraiser of our fiscal sponsor, (and that of over 100 local arts organizations), Shunpike!

Click here for more information!

and HERE to see who else is coming and to invite your friends!

A little photobooth fun…Photo by: Adrienne Lopez
Splinter steps up gumboot style at Shunpike’s Annual Fundraiser. Photo by: Scott Squire of Nonfiction Media

~ Auditions for Male Dancers ~

 Splinter is holding auditions for Male Dancers for the Fall 2012 Season and beyond!  We are looking for committed, dynamic  male dancers (or actors who dance) who are proficient at learning and performing various  styles of dance.  Strengths in hip hop or breakdance, contemporary, or  lyrical movement are encouraged.  A strong desire to use dance as a tool for bringing social awareness to the community also required.   Performances range from educational shows in schools across the U.S., to local corporate and private event entertainment and local community  events.  Pay is on a per-show basis, 6-month to 1 year non-exclusive  commitment is required.  Splinter is based in Seattle, WA , operates  under the umbrella, ajusticenetwork, and is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike.

Please email us at info@splinterdance.org to find out more, and to schedule an audition.  Please send headshot and resume in your initial email. For more info about the company please visit www.splinterdance.org

We look forward to meeting you!

Dancing with Light at the Digital Arts Festival – Next Weekend!

Splinter will be Dancing with Light next weekend – come check it out!  For all you digital freaks out there, this Festival will be full of amazing speakers, presenters and artists!
Check out the entire line up of Digital Art presenters on the web or FB
“Get your tickets at a discount at: http://artsfestival.eventbrite.com/ (15% more at the door!) We’re super excited to announce that Dancing With Light will be coming back to the festival this year but this time performed by SPLINTER, a Seattle Dance Company that’s been pushing and breaking boundaries in the performing arts for over a decade. Splinter’s styles include Hip hop, breakdance, modern, ballet, salsa, contemporary, and jazz! This year Digital Double and Amir Stone (Creator of Digital Graffiti) are collaborating with SPLINTER’s company founder Justice Beitzel to put together another beautiful merger of performing arts and digital arts. The performance will take place during the opening night of the festival: Friday, September 21s, and Satuday, Sept. 22nd.”
Get your tickets now at www.digitalartfestival.com

Beacon Rocks 2012 ~ This Sunday!

Join us this Sunday, August 26th, for Beacon Rocks!

Splinter performs two sets – 2:30pm and 3:45pm



ROCKiT Community Arts presents its final outdoor summer festival of the 2012 season on Beacon Hill, known as Beacon Rocks!   At the Roberto Maestas Festival Street, on Beacon Hill – between the Light Rail Station and El Centro de la Raza.  A family-friendly afternoon of music, haiku, street food (taco and crepe trucks, hot dog and ice-cream carts), artisan vendors, kids’ activities and neighborhood fun in the sun.

Performer line-up:

1:00 Jean Mann

1:45 Mister K and the Rhythm Rockets-Kids Show

2:30 Splinter Dance

2:45 Lushy

3:45 Splinter Dance

4:00 Tumbuka


Performance at the University District Farmer’s Market – Saturday, August 18th

Splinter performs a Latin inspired Hip Hop piece              Photo by: Junko Yamamoto

The weather looks {VERY} promising this weekend – come join us at the Market!

Splinter will be at the University District Farmer’s Market this Saturday, August 18th, 12pm.  Check out the market, get your fresh veggies, shop local vendors, and enjoy your community!    We’ll also have our new T-shirts for sale – another great way to support the work that we do!

U-District Farmers Market is located on the corner of University Way (the Ave) and NE 50th (map)

University Heights Outdoor Concert Series

Open Classes w/ Splinter ~ August 2012

~ Come join Splinter in AUGUST for Monday Open Class ~

@ RED Dance Co-op
89 Yesler Way, 3rd Floor
Pioneer Square, Seattle
(next door to Cafe Palomas and the Cigar Shop)

Street parking is available
Please arrive at least 10 minutes early so that we can let everyone    into the building and start on time.

August 6thstyle TBA

all levels
indoor, non-marking shoes only
$12 drop in rate

August 13thBallet w/ Jared
Ballet shoes, socks or bare feet
$12 drop in rate

August 20th Hip Hop/Breakdance w/  Justice
all levels
indoor, non-marking shoes only
$12 drop in rate

Justice brings a mix of new-school, old-school, and a little in-between school to her hip hop classes – creating an environment that is inspiring, challenging and fun! Justice teaches the basics of breakdance, including conditioning, floor work, uprock, freezes, popping, and locking. She works all these styles into routines that are adaptable to beginner, intermediate and advanced dancers.

August 27th Ballet w/ Jared
Ballet shoes, socks or bare feet
$12 drop in rate

More information and class details can be found on our public online calendar: http://www.ajusticenetwork.org/productions-calendar.shtml,    or email us at info@splinterdance.org.

Looking forward to moving with you!

Robin and Justice

Splinter at the Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair ~ this Sunday July 29th!

Come over to the Eastside this Sunday to check out the Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSFair! – Splinter performs at 1pm on the Sound and Movement Stage. This is one of the largest Arts Fairs in the Pacific Northwest – what a great way to spend a Sunday! All info about the fair can be found below…

Where: Bellevue Square
Sound & Movement Stage, Center Court
Show-time 1pm

Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair

Splinter event on facebook