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About UMO Ensemble

UMO Ensemble is one of the most innovative, compelling and critically acclaimed not-for-profit performance companies based in the Pacific Northwest. In the past 24 years, UMO has made over twenty mind-blowingly gorgeous, original pieces of physical theatre.

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Grappling With Beckett

UMO explores the essential themes of Samuel Beckett’s prose using a giant teeter totter, ropes and pulleys. Five archetypal Beckett characters tackle love, life, death and going-on in typical Beckett fashion: with humor, metaphor, stillness and gross indecency; creating a visceral experience of Beckett.

UMO explores the essential themes of Samuel Beckett’s prose.

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“Ever tried, ever failed. No Matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail Better.” – Samuel Beckett

A love story, between UMO and Beckett. With a teeter totter. And ropes.

UMO explores the thoughts, themes, characters and images inspired by the writing of Samuel Beckett with FAIL BETTER, their critically acclaimed love letter to Samuel Beckett. Five archetypal Beckett characters tackle love, life, death, and going-on in typical Beckett fashion: with humor, metaphor, stillness, and gross indecency - creating a living, visceral experience. 

“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

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MARCH 2019 - TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY

VASHON: Thursday, March 7, 7:30pm

Open Space for Arts & Community

MOUNT VERNON: Friday, March 8, 7:30pm

McIntyre Hall Performing Arts Center

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UMO School of Physical Arts

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.

Spring 2019: Classes in Aerial, Parkour, Circus Gymnastics and more...

Spring Performance Session, 8 Weeks, April 15- Jun 7, Performance Jun 1.

Creative Movers class; 45 minutes
Advanced Parkour, Aerial 2 are 1.5 hours
Circus Gym 2 and Parkour 2 are 1.25 hours
All other classes are 1 hour

Class Schedule below!

All classes at Open Space for Arts & Community on Vashon

To Register, click here: UMO School Registration

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Aerial
 
Young Aerial Tumblers (Ages 5-7)  
Monday 4-5pm withBrittany Werner
Intro to Aerial A (beginners, 8+
Monday 5-6pmwith SolrunHeuschert
Intro to Aerial B (ongoing, returning 8+) 
Monday or Tuesday 4-5pm with Kathy Zbryk
Aerial1 (ongoing, returning 9+) 
Tuesdays 5-6pm and Thursdays 4-5pm and 5-6pm with Sadie LeDonna
Aerial 2 (ongoing, returning 11+) 
Wednesday 3:30-5pm and 5-6:25pm with Sadie LeDonna
Aerial Open Gym (by permission) 
Thursdays 3:30-5pm with Sadie LeDonna
 
Parkour with Abraham McBride
 
Parkour Games (6-8 yrs old)  
Wednesdays 5:15pm
 
Parkour Basics1(9+yrs)
Tuesdays 5pm
 
Parkour Basics (11+yrs)
Wednesdays  3:45-5pm
 
Advanced Parkour (by permission)
Tuesdays 3:30-5pm
 
Circus Gymnastics With Shawn Kellogg
 
Circus Gymnastics 1 (6-8 yrs old)
Tuesdays 5pm
Circus Gymnastics 1 (7-9 years old)
Thursdays 5pm 
Circus Gymnastics 2 (10-13)
Tuesdays or Thursdays 3:45-5:00pm
Advanced Teen Acro (13+)
Wednesdays 3:30-5pm

And More!

Creative Movers (3-5 yrs old) 45 minute class 
Tuesdays 1pm withBrittany 
Stretch and Condition (great for aerial!)  
Tuesdays 3:30-5pm with Sadie
Adult Circus!(18+) Handstands, acrobatics, aerial, strength, mobility
Thursdays 6:15-7:15pmShawn and Sadie
Adult Parkour!(18+) 
Wednesdays 6:15pm with Abe
Aikido (all ages, Families welcome!) 
Tuesdays 6:15-7:30pm withAlex Tokar  

Class costs

Spring Performance Classes: 8 Week Session, April 15 - June 7; Performance June 1.

45 min class: $120

1 hour class: $160

1.25 hour class: $ 200

1.5 hour class: $ 240

Second class and sibling discounts and Scholarships Available! Please ask!

To Register, click here: UMO School Registration

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