“The Precious Present – In Love & Light”
December 16th-18th, 2022
AustinVentures Studio Theatre / Ballet Austin, Austin, TX
Fri/Sat @ 8pm - Sat/Sun @ 2pm
“It is in the dance of life that we collaborate with our individuality to create the beautiful orchestra of community.” – Acia Gray, Director
“Who Am I?” is the question for a family of Austin artists and the answers are thread throughout a collaborative concert in the magic of movement and sound. Featuring some of the most celebrated dance, vocal and music artists Austin has to offer, “The Precious Present” includes vocalist Nagavalli; modern/contemporary dancers Sharon Marroquin; Bharatanatyam master Anuradha Naimpally; local Flamenco legend Olivia Chacon; Austin's arts Ambassador and actor Robert Faires, long-time local African dancer China Smith; flow artist Kelly Bach and director Acia Gray among others TBA.
Opening with “what it is to be present” as a human soul is an “inner voice” presented by recently retired Austin Chronicle arts writer Robert Faires. With production design by Stephen Pruitt the audience is led by a soundscape of incredible jazz musicians including Masumi Jones on drums, Dylan Jones on bass and Austin Kimble on piano.
This new work celebrates a musical and physical collaboration of diverse voices within our Austin arts ecosystem. All unique yet traveling together and not alone - an artistic human tapestry of life that holds itself together as ONE.
Just In Time
June 14th - 18th, 2022
Tapestry Dance Company
Fri/Sat, June 16th & 17th @ 8pm
The Long Center / Rollins Theatre
Seven artistic souls will join together in a rhythmic reunion of “It's About Time” and the twenty-three-year legacy of Tapestry’s Soul to Sole International Tap Festival and our international friendships through the rhythm and legacy of Sarah Petronio. Events include over 45 classes, tap jams, panel discussion and two live performances "It's About Time" at The Rollins Theatre, Austin, TX (thelongcenter.org).
Artists include Baakari Wilder (Capitol Tap / Washington, DC), Leela Petronio (Hip Tap Project / France) , Acia Gray (Tapestry Dance / Austin), Sharon Lavi (Sharon Lavi Company / SPAIN), Ayako Ukawa (Tap Jam Dance Company / Japan), Daniel Luka (TanzHaus,Dusseldorf /Germany) and Carson Murphy (Dorrance Dance /NY).
The Long Center/Rollins Theatre
"It's About Time" - Friday & Saturday June 16th $ 17th @ 8pm
Ongoing screenings of Tapestry 30th Anniversary Celebration Performances from the last thirty years featuring leaders in the dance field including Nicholas Van Young, Travis Knights, Tracie Stanfield, Tasha Lawson, Jason Janas & more!
"Tapestry public projects are supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.”