Kaleidoscope Dance Company, Music of Remembrance

Kaleidoscope Dance Company

Ironically, the oldest modern dance company in Seattle has some of the youngest members. Anne Green Gilbert's youth company has been offering kids a chance to make their own dances, as well as perform in the works of established choreographers, for 24 years, fostering a sense of creativity unusual in most student programs. The dances are refreshingly not cloying, the performances remarkably skilled, and the underlying idea—that the arts help kids become the best version of themselves—is absolutely true. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway Ave., 206-325-6500. $8-$12. 7:30 p.m. Fri. May 6-Sat. May 7. Also 2 p.m. Sat. May 7 and 3:30 p.m. Sun. May 8. SANDRA KURTZ

Music of Remembrance

Three premieres mark a concert commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Seed of Dream by Lori Laitman (pictured) sets poems by Abraham Sutzkever, a survivor of the Vilna ghetto; baritone Erich Parce is the soloist. Reconstructions of cabaret songs from the active musical culture of Terezin, based on the memories of inmates of this "model camp," follow. Opening the concert is a piece by Seattle Symphony conductor Gerard Schwarz, whom I've always suspected had compositional aspirations; his son Julian will perform his cello solo In Memoriam. Benaroya Recital Hall, Third and Union, 206-365-7770. $25. 7:30 p.m. Mon. May 9. GAVIN BORCHERT

 
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