Tapestry Dance presents The Precious Present – Listen
The Precious Present – Listen will celebrate Austin dance, vocal and music artists including long time legends of Austin arts including Austin Arts Hall of Fame Inductees Anuradha Naimpally (classical Indian dance) and Zell Miller III (spoken word artist). Sharon Marroquin and Jun “Sunny” Shen (modern dance) will be returning this year as well as Olivia Chacon (flamenco).
Austin’s own woman of Jazz Pamela Hart and Denisha Adrianna will bless the evening’s vocal vibe and premiere member of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame Acia Gray and past Tapestry Dance Captain Siobhan Alexis will bring rhythms to the floor with unique jazz tap artistry. A unique and beautiful addition to this annual event last season was visual artist Ami Plassewho will again be onsite creating ongoing visual artwork throughout this moving rhythmic atmosphere.
The Precious Present will be accompanied by jazz musicians Austin Kimble on piano, Dylan Jones on bass and Masumi Joneson drums.
The Precious Present weaves together the American musical foundations and culture of jazz with a palette of diverse dance techniques from tap dance to flamenco and from modern dance to visual art creating a performance that truly celebrates Austin’s incredible and mutually supportive artistic community.
“It is in the dance of our individual lives and the spontaneity of the jazz element that we collaborate to create a beautiful symphony of community,” said Tapestry Director Acia Gray.
“All unique yet traveling together and not alone – an artistic human tapestry that holds itself together as one. Rhythm is life and life is rhythm in this magic of movement and sound. “
A Long Center Resident Company since 2008, Tapestry is a professional, non-profit dance organization founded in 1989 by Acia Gray and Deirdre Strand for the purpose of developing a foundation in multi-form dance performance and education. For over 33 years, the critically acclaimed events and programs of Tapestry Dance have included more than 65 full length world premiere concerts in Austin, TX, the Annual International Soul to Sole Tap Festival, community outreach programs such as Rhythm, Dance, Music & You!, and numerous master classes and workshops as well as touring performance residencies throughout the world.
The Precious Present will be at Austin Ventures Studio Theatre on December 16 & 17. General tickets are $35 and Student & Senior tickets are $20. Click here to book now.