The COVID-19 pandemic has posed more challenges than benefits for most peoples’ lives. However, in unique and unexpected ways, this time of isolation and solace has allowed people to re-connect with creative parts of themselves and explore ventures they’ve always wanted to. For MiYoung Margolis, MiYoung Margolis Dance Collective or MMDC was born out of the rubbles of the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to foster creativity and collaboration across genres.
MiYoung shares that for her entire life, dance has been a core part of who she is.
She has experience mostly training in ballet and Martha Graham’s modern technique. She also trained in traditional Korean dance styles when studying for her undergraduate degree from Korea National Sport University in Seoul, South Korea. As a student, MiYoung got the opportunity to travel abroad and perform internationally. Dance also had a big influence on her outside of the classroom, as she sought out other styles like salsa. Education is another one of MiYoung’s passions, as she has a master’s degree in the subject.
Connecting Cultures through Dance
May 5, 2022
BY Rotary Club of Tacoma #8
Tacoma #8, May 05, 2022
LaQuinta Inn and Suites
1425 East 27th St. Tacoma, WA 98405
United States of America
The MiYoung Margolis Dance Collective is a performing arts dance company based in Seattle, WA.We are a diverse cast of talented dancers who present original Contemporary Fusion pieces inspired by Korean Folklore and Modern Korean Stories, with a focus on blending dance styles and cultures. MMDC Dance Company envisions a time when the universal expression of dance will ignite a movement across social and cultural boundaries to improve people’s quality of life.
The Miyoung Margolis Dance Collective showed off their first-ever public routine, using paper fans and ornamental knives. Miss Gay Washington 2022 Moltyn Decadence followed with a lip-sync performance in a flowing green outfit — no small feat with the wind picking up. Local musician and Queer immigrant Sepanta Bahri played guitar and sang lyrics taken from a Persian poem about love, longing, and mortality.
ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION
May 01, 2022
The festival will take place in-person May 1, 12pm-5pm in the Armory Food & Events Hall.
Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration marks the beginning of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) of May in the Greater Seattle area. Asian Pacific Islander celebrations began in the 1970s, when student groups and coalitions at local high school and colleges organized events to showcase the rich heritage and diversity of their communities. This annual festival showcases the cultures, traditions, and history of Asian Pacific Islanders through art, music, and dance.