January 30, 2014
OCS “Cue”-Up Party
: Katie Kate. Photo by Mandy Blouin.
: Amy O'Neal. Photo by Gabriel Bienczycki.
: From "Marked" by Matt Drews, still from the video. Photo by Mackenzie Stone.
: Lobby, where "Cue" will take place, Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center. Photo by Winifred Westergard.
Let’s Party: Our Creative Society (OCS) kicks off on Friday with Cue, an opening party featuring Katie Kate and Amy O’Neal
When Our Creative Society gets down to business at 9 a.m. Saturday morning, things will be serious and thought-provoking — a good reason to party the night before. From 7-10 p.m. on Friday night January 31, a whole lot of talent will be set loose in the lobby of the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center with Cue, the opening night party for OCS. Headlining Cue will be glamorous MC and hip-hop multi-instrumentalist Katie Kate (MU ‘09) with powerhouse dancer Amy O’Neal (DA ‘99). Tickets for Cue are $25 general public and $20 for Cornish alumni and students. The ticket does a lot more than pry open the door for admittance, partygoers get a DJ, catered service at the Skillet Street Food truck and complimentary cocktails. As you might think given the access to several free cocktails, Cue is for ages 21 and over.
RSVP now to reserve your spot. Tickets are also available at the door.
Don’t forget the main events of Our Creative Society, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, February 1.
Our Creative Society is Cornish’s annual program centered on a theme that reflects the cultural currents and discourse taking place at the College and in the community. This year’s theme is “The Arts + Wellbeing. Illuminating Ways to Thrive.” As the kick-off event, Cue will provide an important aspect of “arts, wellbeing and thriving”: having fun.
With work that is catchy, mesmerizing, dark yet playful, Katie Kate stands alone on the frontier of future pop. She channels her quirky, emotive lyrics through the lenses of hip hop, new wave, black metal and top 40 while moving easily through the genres. Her skills as a rapper are arresting, as a singer impressive, and as a producer unprecedented; all these are on ample display on her debut album Flatland. Celebrated dancer and choreographer Amy O’Neal will share the stage with Katie Kate to bring the party to a heightened level of groove as she captivates with her exceptional and singular dance moves.
Adding an air of the unexpected, Cornish student-alumni collective The Pendleton House will be popping up different places throughout the night presenting performance installations.
This is your cue to party. Don’t blow it.
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