Thursday, September 26th & Friday, September 27th
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This two-day event will be a workshop and performance collaboration with local artists. Dancers and musicians are encouraged to attend. The performances will be a structured improvisation utilizing words, (spoken or sung), movements and tonal structures.
The essential theme of this workshop and performance is that through art and a reverence for life and all that is creative, we can create a world where Peace becomes possible. "Vision Music & Dance/on tour is a special project of Transparent Productions - "presenting the best in creative improvised music since 1997. Where 100% of the proceeds go to the artists" - The Atlas, and Union & Arts Manufacturing, which presents the heart of the NY-based Vision Festival's manifestation of ideology and aesthetics. This 2-day project shares their transformative art and ideas with our area communities."
Thursday, September 26th
Patricia Parker & William Parker - Duet & Discussion
Note: This duet performance will be followed by a moderated conversation about the role of vision in our lives, our art and our community. At the Atlas Performing Arts Center/1333 H Street NE, WDC
Friday, September 27th
A workshop/performance collaboration with local artists. Dancers and musicians are encouraged to attend. NOTE: The 6pm open dancers and musician's workshop is followed by a 9pm performance of the workshop participants. The performances will be a structured improvisation utilizing words, (spoken or sung), movements and tonal structures. The essential theme of this workshop and performance is that through art and a reverence for life and all that is creative, we can create a world where Peace becomes possible. At Union Arts and Manufacturing / 411 NY Ave. NE, Wash, DC
About the performers/ presenters:
Patricia Nicholson Parker is a dancer, choreographer, and improviser. She is founder and director of Arts for Arts and the Vision Festival, which for close to 20 years, has gathered some of the greatest music, dance, poetry, and visual art under one roof for a six-day celebration of spontaneous creativity. As a dancer-choreographer, she creates unique dance and theater pieces. Also possessing a strong background in social justice, Patricia is a catalyst and fighter for artists' rights; always on call to raise her voice to protest and organize actions against corruption in the arts.
William Parker is one of the most important composers and bassists in the creative music world, occupying an influential role as a integrator of contemporary stateside and international free-based jazz. Downbeat magazine describes his energy and spirit as "both Herculean and Gargantuan.
1333 H Street NE / 411 New York Ave NE
Metro: Union Station or NoMa and take a bus - see metro trip-planner for best metro or bus access