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23RD ANNUAL SOUL TO SOLE FESTIVAL

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The 23rd Annual International Soul to Sole Tap Festival

"It's About Time" 

June 14th - 18th, 2023

LIVE IN AUSTIN, TX

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Tapestry's Soul 2 Sole Festival is a rhythmic & musical experience for Adults & Teens 

connecting tap dance techniques, history and legacy to lives and life.

One unique and individual step at a time...

(Austin, TX) – Tapestry Dance Company, North America’s oldest full-time, professional repertory tap dance company presents its annual festival of rhythm with the 23rd Annual Soul to Sole Festival, June 14th-18th 2023. This one-of-a-kind, “Austintatious” tap festival will bring world renown tap artists from around the world for a soulful live reunion and an opportunity for the participants to look inward and upward to unpack and discover what it is to be a tap-dancing artist from many of the leaders in the field. Master classes of all levels (ADV BEG thru PRO), film screenings, panel discussions, tap jam with live music at Tapestry Dance and two premiere concerts at The Long Center/Rollins Theatre!

"It's About Time" / Concert

Friday & Saturday - June 16th & 17th @ 8pm / Rollins Theatre

Tap dance is all about time. Keeping time, shaping time, taking steps in time. Now it’s about time we tell its story. The title It’s about time references, like an echo, the 1984 tour undertaken by tap dance artists Sarah Petronio and Jimmy Slyde. The piece is a tribute to Sarah Petronio, in which her choreographies are staged by her most trusted dancers from the US, Canada, Europe, right up to Japan. It's About Time debuted at Tap Dance Days/Tanzhause Dusseldorf in May 2022 and among these artists were Leela Petronio, Travis Knights, Ayako Ukawa, Sharon Lavi, Daniel Luka, Carson Murphy, and Acia Gray.  The cast will miss the busy Travis Knights, but Baakari Wilder will join the US premiere in Austin, TX!

Throughout It's About Time, the cast solos are connected by Sarah’s story which unravels and reveals itself through a selection of her different choreographies. Defining moments summed up in images - a rehearsal studio, a dressing room, a jazz club...a kitchen - bringing to the stage the essence of the dance we call Tap. 

The rhythm of life.

OUR LIVING LEGEND

Sarah Petronio

Sarah Petronio is known as an improvisational jazz tap artist – over the years, she created many choreographies that have been performed, at different times, by a diverse range of dancers, in a number of shows, on several continents. Taking strong inspiration from her dance partner Jimmy Slyde, the musical genius of Thelonious Monk and Ahmad Jamal’s deep sensitivity, Sarah Petronio’s work experiments with form, space, time, and energy, determining some rhythmic phrases, and changes the musical elements like the pieces of a puzzle – thus creating a harmonious interplay between music and movement.

Sarah Petronio's soul and presence has been at the foundation of The Soul to Sole Festival since its inception as The Austin Tap Jam in the early 1990’s and she has graced many stages and festivals here in Austin since that time as well as being a part of our family in many ways. 

 

This year’s faculty artists are gathered in celebration of Sarah; our friendships together in her love and in living and sharing her life and rhythm within us.

MEET THE ARTISTS

Photos by Peter Petronio
Ayako Ukawa

Ayako Ukawa

Baakari Wilder

Baakari Wilder

Sharon Lavi

Sharon Lavi

Leela Petronio

Leela Petronio

Carson Murphy

Carson Murphy

Acia Gray

Acia Gray

Daniel Luka

Daniel Luka

Artists

S2S 2023 SCHEDULE

Tapestry's Soul 2 Sole Festival is geared toward an Adult/Teen educational experience. If you (or your child) is under the age of 13, have a high level of training and feel that S2S could be a great experience, please contact us at  soul2sole@tapestry.org to let us know more about you and discuss the possibilities and your situation.  

MASKS ARE OPTIONAL THROUGHOUT FESTIVAL AS LONG AS AUSTIN STAYS IN A LOW RISK COVID CATEGORY

CLASS LEVELS

All S2S artists are musical artists who work in the elements of listening and creating an atmosphere of play together. These mixed level classes are set to encourage the sharing of possibilities; encouraging students into the sandbox of the rhythms of life that we all share together.  It's all about the basics...everything else is a variation!

  • ADV BEG/INT - Strong core basics of tap technique, musicality and traditional repertory. 
     

  • INT/ADV - Student must have a strong foundation of tap technique and choreography with a solid understanding of choreography and syncopated rhythm possibilities. 
     

  • ADV/PRO - Solid tap experience and experience with little hesitation in trying something new. 

Schedue & Registration

S2S 2023 HOUSING

Festival Classes will be held at Tapestry Dance Company @ 2015 East Riverside Drive, Suite 701, Austin, TX 78741 (behind Taco More)

 

All classes and performances are near the heart of Austin's "Keepin' it Weird" neighborhoods and close to numerous hipster restaurants, stores and hotels as well as some down-home Southern hospitality destinations.  Here are a few hotel suggestions to keep you close to your festival classes but within a short distance to some cool things to eat, see and do in our beautiful city! Just click on a LINK below for more information!

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Holiday Inn-Town Lake
1.85 miles - See Map)

20 N Interstate Hwy 35

www.ihg.com

(512) 472-8211

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Hilton Garden Inn
(3.1 miles - See Map)

7610 John Glenn Way, Austin, TX  78741

hiltongardeninn3.com.

(512) 386-7474

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Wyndham Garden
(2.6 miles - See Map)

3401 South IH 35 @ Woodard Austin, TX  78741

wyndhamhotels.com

(512) 774-6427

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America's Best Value Inn
(2.5 miles - See Map)

2915 South IH 35, Austin, TX 78741

redlion.com

(512) 444-3222 

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Hampton Inn & Suites
(3.5 miles - See Map)

1701 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701

hilton.com

512-499-8881 

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Aiden by Best Western
(1.5 miles - See Map)

2200 S I H 35, Austin, TX 78704

bestwestern.com

(512) 444-0561 

Housing
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