S6 Ep. 6: Finding Community in Emergency Prep and Dance

July 9, 2019

Today’s episode may be the first Seattle Growth Podcast episode that can save your life. Cindi Barker talks about the Seattle Emergency Hubs. She’s not only bringing Seattleites together, she is preparing them for when disaster strikes. In this interview, you will learn the surprising amount of time you should be prepared to survive in case of an emergency and how you can find the people who can help you through such an event.

The episode then gives an inside look at Seattle’s dance community through an interview with Connie Villines. Villines is the managing director of the Seattle International Dance Festival, the artistic director of Converge Dance Festival, and assistant producer of the Full Tilt Dance Festival. She shares what makes Seattle unique in the dance world and offers lessons for what Seattle residents can learn from the local dance community.

Though the interview focused on Villines’ work in the dance community, she is also active in the tv and film community. She is the producer of Cuddle, a series about a quirky, young cuddle therapist who sets out to change the world with the power of touch, but may really be the person who needs a hug the most.

If you like Seattle Growth Podcast, you will love Jeff Shulman’s “powerful new documentary” On the Brink. Hailed as “worth watching” by The Stranger, the film offers what Crosscut proclaimed as a history lesson “all Seattleites would benefit from learning.” The film has sold out its first two public screenings. Seattle Theatre Group is sponsoring the next screening on August 15th at the Neptune Theater as part of Nights at the Neptune: A People’s Theatre Joint. Register today at www.onthebrinkmovie.com/screenings.

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