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The New Old Time Chautauqua

Jun 17, 2018 to Jun 17, 2018
Description:

The New Old Time Chautauqua, on its 2018 Washington State Parks Tour, brings Juggling, Music, and Magic to Coulee City on Sunday, June 17

The New Old Time Chautauqua, a nonprofit arts organization, comes to Coulee City on June 17th, offering a live vaudeville show featuring variety acts, circus arts, music, magic, and free workshops in everything from juggling to history. There’s also a celebratory parade through town, and more!

This summer, the NOTC and Washington State Parks are reuniting to help renew ties between Washington’s beautiful park system and nearby communities on it’s Desert, Mountain and Sea Tour. The Desert Tour includes events at Sun Lakes/Dry Falls State Park and four days of programming in collaboration with the Confederated Tribes of The Colville Reservation, at Keller, Nespelem, Inchelium and Omak.

Coulee City Schedule

  • 1:30 p.m.—Parade from Main Street in downtown Coulee City to Almira Coulee Hartline High School, with costumed jugglers, unicycle riders, dancers, little faeries and other merry-makers accompanied by NOTC’s lively 20 piece marching band. Local residents and community groups are welcome to join the parade. Wear a costume or come as you are!
  • 2:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.—Three sessions of interactive workshops the High School, led by NOTC on topics including juggling, acrobatics, mask-making, trash fashion creation, samba dance and drumming, folk singing, magic, clowning, discussions on alternative energy, health education, storytelling and more. Community members are invited to lead workshops as well.

Anyone interested in conducting a workshop should contact Makaela Kroin—makaela.kroin@parks.wa.gov

  • 7:00 p.m.—The Big Show! A knock-yer-socks off vaudeville extravaganza takes place at the Almira, Coulee City, Hartline High School Auditorium. This is an evening of entertainment and delight for the whole family, with juggling, acrobatics, dancing, magic, mime, live music, and more - and will feature locally and internationally-acclaimed talent. The Flying Karamazov Brothers will wow you with their hilarious juggling and theatrics; Artis the Spoonman of Soundgarten Fame will rock with you silverware, magician Joey Pipia’s marvel- packed illusions will leave you astonished; balancer, hoop dancer, and movement meister, Poki, astounds with coordination and grace. All of this, backed by he rousing live music and zany wisecracks of the Fighting Instruments of Karma Marching Chamber Band/Orchestra!

Tickets, by donation, are available at the door beginning at 6:30 pm.

The New Old Time Chautauqua tours every summer, bringing live performances, community events, and arts education to rural communities across America. This group of volunteer educators, performers, and supporters are committed to keeping the great American legacy of the circuit Chautauquas alive. The NOTC is America’s only traveling or circuit Chautauqua.

About the New Old Time Chautauqua

The New Old Time Chautauqua is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization of 60-plus volunteer performers, educators and staff whose mission is to travel throughout the Greater Northwest to small towns and Native Nations to promote community through education, entertainment and laughter. The NOTC was founded in 1981 by the Flying Karamazov Brothers and Dr. Patch Adams. For the last 37 years, the NOTC has brought the Chautauqua concept to towns in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Northern California, British Columbia and Alaska. For more information,

visit: http://www.chautauqua.org/

What is a Chautauqua?

Chautauqua was a cultural and social movement that started in the 1870s and flourished until the mid-1920s. Hundreds of touring Circuit Chautauquas presented lectures, dance, music, drama, and other forms of cultural enrichment. This popular form of live entertainment faded during the economic challenges of the Great Depression as radio broadcasts and motion pictures became mainstream.

For more information:

If you are a member of the press who would like to interview a Chautauquan, please contact Paul or Chris. You will find high-resolution photos for the purpose of promoting Chautauqua here: http://chautauqua.org/press.html

• Paul Magid
2018 New Old Time Chautauqua Washington State Park Tour Director  pauldmagid@gmail.com

• Chris Bricker
2018 Washington New Old Time Chautauqua State Park Tour PR  cbricker1@mac.com

Location:

Coulee City & Sun Lakes State Park

Contact Information:

U.S. Postal:  
513B Clay Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Phone: (805)703-3867

• Paul Magid
2018 New Old Time Chautauqua Washington State Park Tour Director  pauldmagid@gmail.com

• Chris Bricker
2018 Washington New Old Time Chautauqua State Park Tour PR  cbricker1@mac.com