Tapestry Dance Co. to Open 25th Season this Weekend
Tapestry Dance Company's 25th Season opens with XXV - Anticipation of Next, a production created by Resident Choreographer Matthew Shields featuring spoken word artist Ebony Stewart, live music from local jazz musicians and Tapestry's professional dance artists from around the globe. The show runs November 1-3 at Stateside Theatre at the Paramount, 719 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701. This electrifying cast of rhythm tap dancers forms the only professional tap Dance Company in North America.
XXV-Anticipation of Next is an exploration through the mind of a young man on the crest of adulthood. He is a dreamer, enchanted with visions of life, women, travel, family, and the driving anticipation of where next will lead him. Memories, curiosity, competition and fantasy ignite inspiration in the dreamer, creating a fun and vibrant piece that will make you want to clap your hands and tap your feet.
Long Center Resident Company, Tapestry is a professional, non-profit dance organization founded in 1989 for the purpose of developing a foundation in multi-form dance performance and education and is home to the only repertory tap Dance Company in North America. Its expansive south Austin, TX facility is home to seven resident artists, an annual tap dance festival, educational outreach programs, and a pre-professional and adult training facility sharing the unique training syllabus of founders Acia Gray and Deirdre Strand.
The events and programs of Tapestry Dance Company include seasonal multi-?form concerts at Austin's Long Center, The Annual Soul to Sole Festival, community outreach programs such as Rhythm, Dance, Music & You!, numerous master classes and workshops in modern, jazz, ballet and rhythm tap as well as touring residencies throughout the world.
The most recent production of the company's NEA Masterpiece production of The Souls of Our Feet - A Celebration of American Tap Dance toured The People's Republic of China for 5 weeks in October 2011. Tapestry Dance Company is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.