BodyVox & CMNW present Beautiful Everything with the Imani Winds

BodyVox & CMNW present Beautiful Everything with the Imani Winds

Chamber Music Northwest (CMNW) and BodyVox once again collaborate to present a new performance of dance and chamber music with the upcoming production of Beautiful Everything. This exciting new show will highlight nine of BodyVox’s dance company members, including the dance and choreography of founders and Artistic Directors Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland. Musically, it will feature the 2024 Grammy Award-winning wind quintet, Imani Winds, and gifted Portland pianist Yoko Greeney.

This is the eighth time BodyVox and Chamber Music Northwest have collaborated to create an exciting fusion of live chamber music and contemporary dance. It is the third collaboration of this kind with the internationally acclaimed Imani Winds. Beautiful Everything will be held at Beaverton’s Patricia Reser Center for the Arts for a four-show stint, from April 19 through 21, 2024. A wildly entertaining fusion of music and motion awaits!

Beautiful Everything will be an extraordinary, fully immersive evening of inspiring music, audacious and innovative dance, and richly detailed video environments. The show is a celebration of beauty, hope, optimism, and joy in a time which is endlessly portrayed in the media as dark and downward spiraling. Beautiful Everything works to pull back the veil of negativity that obscures the true nature of beauty as a choice.

Beautiful Everything is a manifesto that resists polarization, violence, and negativity,” saidAshley Roland and Jamey Hampton, BodyVox Artistic Directors. “It is like saying ‘Just Do It,’ or ‘Think Different.’ It is inclusive, vast, and intimate. ‘Beautiful Everything’ has been a foundation in our creative process throughout our careers, but we have never claimed it so vividly as source material for a show in itself. The times demand it. In yet another collaborative production with Chamber Music Northwest we join forces once again with the extraordinary Imani Winds, for a thrilling return to the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts.”

Beautiful Everything choreography is by BodyVox founders Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland, with input from the dancers. The show’s extraordinary costumes are designed and built by Ashley Roland. Video environments are designed, and will be executed by Jamey Hampton.

There will be Pre-Concert Prelude Performances from 6:30-7 pm in the lobby on April 19 & 20. These performances will feature local, young musicians and dancers from BodyVox’s Junior Artist Generator (JAG) Company.

Beautiful Everything tickets are on sale now. All tickets are available through the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts. A facility fee is added to the ticket purchase.

BodyVox Beautiful Everything, Photo credit Michael Shay