The UMO School of Physical Arts seeks to inspire creative possibility and recognize students’ creative force by giving them a safe place to learn and a variety of tools based on UMO’s dynamic physical theatre.
The UMO School of Physical arts seeks to inspire creative possibility and recognize students’ creative force by giving them a safe place to learn and a variety of tools based on UMO’s dynamic physical theatre.
Our goal is to build strength and confidence in the physical body while integrating play and individual creative expression. We are All Creative Movers!
We have 4 main areas of focus:
UMO Summer Camps
Circus Gymnastics/Circus Character Camp; July 23 to 26
Aly will teach tumbling, cartwheels, acrobatics, balance and strength training along with a few circus games. CIRCUS CHARACTER class will be creating your own unique characters through movement, dance, costumes and mask.
- 1 to 3pm Circus Gymnastics ages 6-8 $140
- 3 to 5pm Circus Characters ages 8-12 $140
Aerial Summer Open Gym; June 11 to Aug 2 (by permission)
The Black Box aerial space will provide fun and strength training for over the summer so our aerial kids stay strong! 8 weeks, starting Jun 11-Aug 3
- TUESDAY (Intro B and Aerial 1 students welcome) 3:30 to 5:00
- THURSDAY (advanced students only) 3:30 to 5:00
Flat fee: $120 drop in rate (1 time a week or 8 times) OR $220 drop in rate (2 times a week or 16 times)
Parkour Outdoor Camp; July 16 to 19 and July 23 to 26 Camp
At Open Space; outdoor parkour course and games, with Abe.
- 11 to 1pm ages 9-13 $140
- 1:30 to 3:30pm ages 6-8 $140
- 11 to 1pm ages 10+ $140
- 1:30 to 3:30pm ages 6-8 $140
Aikido 8 weeks Jun 11 to Aug 3
Alex Tokar teaches this fun family friendly group; all ages!
Single student $100; Family rate $150
Questions and registration:
QUESTIONS: PLEASE CALL ELIZABETH AT 206-963-0660.
UMO Resistance Cabaret RETURNS!
Playing July 2018 at The 2018 FURY Factory Festival of Ensemble and Devised Theater!
photos by Andy Dunnicliff
What does resistance look like? How do we resist? What is irresistible?
UMO and an amazing group of guest artists from Seattle and San Francisco – featuring new buffoons, ladies in white, aerialists, musicians, singers, dancers, burlesque artists and more – will explore and explode these questions, with the vital help of the audience. Presidential addresses, suffrage speeches, found text and comic improvisation meld together in a show unlike anything else.
Playing July 2018 - Ticket Information and Performance Dates coming soon...
FURY Factory 2018
Resistance Cabaret Artists include UMO Ensemble members Elizabeth Klob, Maria Glanz, David Godsey, Janet McAlpin and Lyam White; guest artists Jesse Belle Jones, Lynelle Sjoberg, Chris Frickland – and MORE to be revealed.
UMO Ensemble and ACT Lab present
Falling Awake: A Fugue State
Betwixt and between… where would you go to never come back?
... after an inaugural run at Seattle's ACT Theatre, Falling Awake will travel to a performance east of the mountains in Walla Walla, WA.
More info coming soon!
UMO Ensemble's mesmerizing new work travels through the funny, delightful and heartbreaking moments that make memories... and how lives and identities form and fall away, like dust in sunlight. Join us, dive with us into our dream of love, memory, identity... and ballroom dancing.
In Falling Awake: A Fugue State, UMO travels deep into the human condition. Glimpses of lives repeat and expand as performers and audience follow narrative threads spun in multiple variations. UMO Ensemble's funny and compelling new work of physical theater takes the audience on a journey through unexpected selves both old and new: there is memory loss, confusion with identity, hope, and love, all dancing together like dust in sunlight.
Falling Awake: A Fugue State was conceived by guest director Christopher Petit and Maria Glanz, in collaboration with UMO Ensemble.
The script is by Ms. Glanz, with contributions from the cast, and Mr. Petit directs. Composer and Sound Designer Robertson Witmer creates a compelling sound-scape, and Sarah E. Howard acts as dance consultant. The cast includes UMO Ensemble members Elizabeth Klob, Janet McAlpin and David Godsey, joined by emerging artists Tré Cotton (member, Actors Equity), Emily Huntingford, Kristi Krein and Reid Watson.
UMO Ensemble is one of the most innovative, compelling and critically acclaimed performance companies based in the Pacific Northwest, thanks to work like FAIL BETTER: Beckett Moves UMO, Resistance Cabaret, Red Tiger Tales, El Dorado, Maldoror and more. UMO's mission is to stir the human spirit and incite the imagination by providing awe, challenge and inspiration through the original and compelling art that is UMO. We are a theater of connection - to our audience, to the ensemble, to our bodies, to the imagination. Our work is image-rich and physical. We work with a broad palette, combining character, movement, music, sculpture and story. We seek the ancient alchemy of live performance, through which thoughts and images under the surface of culture are given voice and form.
In the past 25 years, UMO has made over twenty mind-blowing, gorgeous, original pieces of physical theatre. For just a tiny taste of our past work, visit; http://www.umo.org
Praise for UMO Ensemble:
"UMO Ensemble's remarkable tribute to (Beckett's) genius, Fail Better is a mesmerizing production… a visual delight and an intellectual teaser." -The Seattle Times
"UMO found the genius in both Beckett and themselves."- Drama in the Hood
"It is truthful, thoughtful and it holds real power to touch the intellect and the emotions simultaneously." -Seattle Star
UMO Press Contact: Elizabeth Klob