Tapestry Dance is PASSING IT FORWARD With A World Premiere New Work April 21- May 1

April 4, 2016 (Austin, TX), Tapestry Dance Company continues its impressive 27th season with the world premiere of PASSING IT FORWARD, an original work that takes a takes a diverse and dynamic look at “The American Dream,” April 21st– May 1st  in the Long Center’s Rollins Studio Theatre. Tickets start at $23 and are on sale now.

How does our individual uniqueness take this journey through the eyes of race, culture, gender identity and equal rights?  How do we seem to recycle this place of racial tension and prejudice? … how do we get to THE DREAM from here? This world premiere work by Artistic Director Acia Gray featuring the spoken word artistry of Zell Miller III, poses these questions through a tapestry of unique individual voices.  Through historical traditions and new works of tap dance set to a diversified musical score of hip-hop, jazz and American classics, Tapestry sets a rhythm of communication, hope and healing in our “what’s politically correct?” world.

Tickets are available at TheLongCenter.org or by calling (512) 474.LONG (5664). Also available at the Long Center’s 3M Box Office located at 701 West Riverside Drive at South First Street.  For groups of 10 and more, please call 512-457-5161 or groupsales@thelongcenter.org.

ABOUT TAPESTRY DANCE

Tapestry Dance Company is unique to Austin and the world as the only full‐time professional tap dance company! Tapestry is a non-profit, and through donations, provides programs including outreach and scholarships. In its 27th year, invests in upwards of $270,000 per year by employing local talent to deliver dance instruction and services. Annually, Tapestry’s Outreach delivers FREE in-school lecture demonstrations and workshops each spring called “Rhythm, Dance, Music & You!” These lecture-demonstrations, hosted since 1992, are for all ages K-8 reach over 20,000 students with the gift of tap. The lead brand for Tapestry is the professional dance company, with programs under the Tapestry umbrella including the Academy, Outreach (AISD school performances), Visions In Motion, Visions In Rhythm, and the annual Sole to Soul Festival.

ABOUT THE LONG CENTER

The Long Center is Austin’s Creative Home, built “by the community, for the community.” The organization is primarily funded by private citizens and corporations and by nature understands the importance of giving. As a non-profit, the Long Center collaborates with community partners to sponsor educational programs, host free events on the City Terrace, subsidize rental costs for emerging art groups, and gift tickets to charitable and community-minded organizations. The Long Center also provides the best overall live entertainment experience of any venue in Austin. It is home to the Symphony, Opera and Ballet and boasts additional eclectic programming spanning diverse audiences. A commitment to acoustic excellence combined with exceptional theater site lines and an unparalleled outdoor view of Austin creates a magical experience and lasting memories.  Austinites of all ages and interests are invited to explore the Long Center to expand their cultural perspective and appreciation of the arts. For more information, please visit TheLongCenter.org or call (512) 474-LONG (5664) for ticket information.

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