The Precious Present 2022 – The Jazz Element
December 17th-18th, 2022
Austin Ventures Studio Theatre / Ballet Austin, Austin, TX
501 West 3rd St.
Sat @ 2pm & 8pm - Sun @ 2pm
“It’s not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz.”
– Herbie Hancock
“Jazz stands for freedom.” – Dave Brubeck
“Who Am I?” is the question once again for a family of Austin artists for Tapestry’s 2022 rendition of The Precious Present - The Jazz Element and the answers are thread throughout a collaborative concert within the creative play of jazz music and sensibilities.
This holiday season’s concert features vocalists Pamela Hart and Denisha Nicholas, modern/contemporary dancers Sharon Marroquin and Jun “Sunny” Shen, Bharatanatyam master Anuradha Naimpally, local Flamenco legend Olivia Chacon, Ballet Afrique’s China Smith, flow artist Kelly Bach, Tapestry alumni Jesse Berry, Tapestry director Acia Gray and the spontaneous, evening length visual artistry of Ami Plasse.
Introduced to the stage once again by our disembodied “inner voice” and thought provoking wisdom of Austin Chronicle legend Robert Faires, we are all reminded of what it truly means to be present…right here…right now.
With production design by Stephen Pruitt the audience and artists are 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.
The State Garage on 3rd Street / The Parking Garage at City Hall
The Public Library Garage is also a short 3 block walk.
It's About Time
June 14th - 18th, 2023
Master Classes, Tap Jams, Panel Discussions, Legacy & Love
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
"Tapestry public projects are supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.”