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2022-2023 Season

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“The Precious Present – The Jazz Element”
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; Tapestry alumni Jesse Berry; visual artist Ami Plasse and director Acia Gray.

 

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.

Leela Petrono Ayako Ukawa Carson Murphy Daniel Luka Sharon Lavi Travis Knights Acia Gray (
23rd Annual Soul to Sole Tap Festival
It's About Time
June 14th - 18th, 2023
Master Classes, Tap Jams, Panel Discussions, Legacy & Love
Tapestry Dance Company
Registration Soon!
Show
Fri/Sat, June 16th & 17th @ 8pm 
The Long Center / Rollins Theatre
Tickets on Sale Soon!

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

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Free Couch Concerts

 

Ongoing screenings of performances from the past 33 years featuring the incredible resident dancers of Tapestry Dance Company.

*donations welcome

"Tapestry public projects are supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.”

PBS Arts in Context Documentary

Passing it Forward / Acia Gray

A Vision In Rhythm

Documentary by Matt Ryan

Tapestry Dance Company has produced over 65 Full-Length Concert Premieres since 1989