About

TAPESTRY DANCE PRESENTS

THE PRECIOUS PRESENT - IN LIGHT & LOVE

December 9-12, 2021 | The Long Center

Tapestry Dance returns to live performance in the Rollins Theatre at the Long Center December 9-12, 2021 with a new work called The Precious Present - In Light & Love.

“Who Am I?” is the question for a family of Austin artists and the answers are thread throughout a collaborative concert in the magic of movement and sound.  Featuring some of the most celebrated dance, vocal and music artists Austin has to offer, “The Precious Present” includes spoken word poet Zell Miller III; vocalists Nagavalli and Mohammed Firoozi; modern/contemporary dancers Sharon Marroquin, Jun Shen, Andrea Ariel as well as Austin newcomer Francisco Graciano; Bharatanatyam master Anuradha Naimpally; local Flamenco legend Olivia Chacon; long-time local African dancer China Smith; flow artist Kelly Bach as well as Jeremy Arnold and director Acia Gray bringing Tapestry’s jazz tap dance legacy back to the stage. 

Opening with “what it is to be present” as a human soul is an “inner voice” presented by recently retired Austin Chronicle arts writer Robert Faires. With production design by Stephen Pruitt the audience is led by a soundscape of incredible musicians including the global fusion of ATASH and the best of America’s indigenous jazz from The Souls of Our Feet Trio featuring Masumi Jones, Michael Stevens and Austin Kimble.

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.

  • Thursday, December 9 at 8:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, December 10 at 8:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. 

BUY TICKETS

‚Äč

Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: $21.50-$39.00
  • Phone: (512) 474-5664

Presenter Details

  • Name: Tapestry Dance
  • A resident company of The Long Center, Tapestry is a professional, non-profit dance organization founded in 1989 by rhythm tap dancer Acia Gray and ballet/jazz artist Deirdre Strand for the purpose of developing a foundation in multi-form dance performance and education.  Initially, a performing company of three, the organization has expanded to a professional company of seven resident artists, a diversified administrative and production support staff and a pre-professional and adult training facility in Austin, TX sharing the unique Strand/Gray training syllabus. 

Venue Details

  • Address: 701 W. Riverside Drive
  • City: Austin
  • State: TX
  • Zip: 78704