HIDE AND SEEK
"Hide and Seek" is a dance/theatre work that explores how our children are cared for in our community through the eyes of the child, family, and system. In partnership with staff from the Bellingham School District, Brigid Collins Family Support Center, the Parent Child Institute of Whatcom County, The Whatcom Family and Community Network, and numerous individuals, the evening includes nine stories that share a wide range of perspectives and situations where the care of children is examined through dance and film. These true stories, from our neighbors, help us understand the complexities of caring for our young. Using dance as the vehicle for delivering these stories, performers provide a revealing, sensory experience that makes public those things we don't normally talk about.
As is typical in Kuntz's work, the piece combines the talents of professional performers with the community members whose stories are being told. Hide and Seek features Bellingham artists and Kuntz and Company collaborators Ian Bivins, Cara Congelli, Jaynie Hancock, Angela Kiser, Pam Kuntz, Ella Mahler, and Richard Scholtz.
"Hide and Seek" enjoyed six performances at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center in Fairhaven October 2014 as well as a performance for the GATES FOUNDATION BUILDING COMMUNITY PHILANTHROPY INITIATIVE in Seattle, WA at the Seattle Repertory Leo K. Theatre on January 14th, 2015.
Hide and Seek was supported in part by Brigid Collins Family Support Center, The Leopold Ballroom, The Community Food Co-Op, The Whatcom Family and Community Network, a grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation, and a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.