FLOW: An Evening of Music, Dance, and Visual Art

FLOW: An Evening of Music, Dance, and Visual Art
Benefitting the Starlight Children’s Foundation

On Sunday, April 4th The Teaching will share the stage with some amazing tap & modern dancers for the first time ever! Tap dancer Jessie Sawyers, who is a local artist and dancer, approached The Teaching early in February about putting on this collaborative performance together at The Triple Door and to also benefit the Starlight Children’s Foundation. We happily accepted and are so excited to work with such talented and innovative artists. They were attracted to The Teaching’s sound after hearing us at The Hang at Lo-Fi nearly a year ago and it will be really incredible to see how our music “flows” with their dancing.  We’ll also have the fun challenge of stretching from our normal music approach and accompanying them on a selection of tunes outside our repertoire with song selections from Robert Glasper, Average White Band and Nina Simone. Also, we’ll be having our good friend and local trumpeter Jason Parker joining us on stage for a few selections as well.

Join us on Sunday, April 4th for a Teaching performance unlike any you’ve seen before. It’s going to be a real treat to work with Jessie and her crew and we hope you’ll be there to witness a beautiful new work.

Date: Sunday, April 4, 2010
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: The Triple Door, 216 Union Street, Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 838-4333
Website: http://www.VisualMusicProductions.com/

Flow is an uplifting, soulful blend of music, dance, and visual art that aims to bring light to the beauty of living a creative life and acknowledging the interconnectedness of all things.

Seattle-based artist Jessie Sawyers is a self-proclaimed “visual musician,” a tap dancer at heart whose creative expression flows across multiple mediums – dance, music, art – all of which are unified by her observations of life’s rhythm and patterns. Joining her in this collaborative evening is a supreme collection of multidisciplinary artists:

-Seattle’s own jazz fusion group, The Teaching, with pianist Josh Rawlings, bassist Evan Flory-Barnes, and drummer Jeremy Jones
-World renowned tap dancer, Mark Mendonca, whose phenomenal artistic expression has led him to dance on Broadway, in Feature Film, and for the last three U.S. Presidents
-VAM Performance, a new-to-Seattle dance company masterful at storytelling through movement
-Canadian tap dancer, Travis Knights, coming to Seattle fresh from his performance in the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics!

Intermission will feature a silent auction of hand-painted ceramic artwork by Flow’s creator, Jessie Sawyers. A portion of each sale will be donated to the Starlight Children’s Foundation of Washington. http://www.starlight-washington.org/ Please come show your support!

To take a look at some of the pieces that will be up for auction, and to read more about Flow, please visit: http://www.VisualMusicProductions.com/

Call the Triple Door @ 206.838.4333 or visit their website at: http://www.thetripledoor.net/

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