Six-Week Movement Study begins March 3

Saturday March 3 thru Saturday April 7
11am to 1pm; $15 per class; preregistration requested.

Rosalyn DeRoos and Angela Martinelli join forces to create a six week sound/movement study in deep West Seattle!! Let anyone in on the information, movers and non movers alike. Creators and innovators definitely indulge!

The best part about this class is that it is open to all walks of life and dance backgrounds, as well as babies and children. Angela has worked with adults and children in the same scope of instruction and found it to be a wonderful endeavor to have both parties working together through movement study. There will be imagery, storytelling, African rhythms, modern/contemporary as well as butoh and somatics bodywork. Please do not be hesitant to work with others, this shall be a communal intensive. Spread the word to anyone who is interested in using their bodies as a semiotic tool. Non verbal communication.

Preregister: email Angela Martinelli (

The Highland Park Piper

The faithful piper brought up the rear and missed the Sage Comet! Yes it would have been perfect for him to play while the comets were whirling. And he deserved to see the spectacle after the long march piping through Highland Park! Maybe he’ll come back next year. Thank you Highland Park Piper!

New Years Eve in the Neighborhood

We have something for everyone this New Years Eve, beginning with the annual Not-So-Silent Night Parade, followed by the return of the Sage Comet! Then the party will begin, with live music from four bands: Garrett and Westcott, Rory James and the Majestic, The River Rust and Oddly Even.

For the party, we’re asking for a $5 donation at the door ($10 for families), plus HPIC will have a bar offering wine and local draft beer for a small donation.

Details: (the parade and Sage Comet times may not be exact!)
6:15pm. Assemble in parking lot for parade
(part of the parking lot will be cordoned off for the Sage Comet, and re-opened after the performance. There is lots of street parking, especially a block north of HPIC if there is no more room in the parking lot.)

6:30pm. Not-So-Silent Night Parade

7:00pm. Sage Comet

7:15pm. Doors open for potluck/entry to party

8:00pm. Music begins

12:00pm. Midnight celebration

After midnight. Open jam – bring your voice and an instrument to join in.

Traditional Holiday Potluck Dinner and Dance

Saturday, Dec 10
Cocktails: 6pm
Dinner: 7pm
Dancing: 8pm

Free admission!
But please bring a potluck dish to share, your beverage of choice, an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots, and a donation for the Food Bank! We will have live music by professional musician and Highland Park resident Danny Figgins.

And we will be using the dishes donated by our friends and neighbors at this fall’s Harvest Dinner.

Happy December

When the sky is so dark! From Astronomy Today’s Night Sky Guide:

On December 10, 2011, the Moon will slip completely into Earth’s shadow, viewable for residents in Australia and Asia. Europe and most of Africa will get to see part of the lunar eclipse at Moonrise, while North America can watch some of the eclipse at Moonset.

Lunar Eclipse
photo by Jenny Rollo

On December 10, the moon will be full at 6:36am in Seattle, and moonset will be at 7:52am.