Sun, Dec 17|
Ventures Studio Theater - Ballet Austin
NAWBO Austin - Winter Celebration of The Arts
The winter season can be hectic. Let's gather for a casual and fun outing to wind down and enjoy a weekend afternoon supporting the arts.
Time & Location
Dec 17, 2023, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Ventures Studio Theater - Ballet Austin, 501 W 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
About the event
You're invited to bring a partner, spouse, or good friend. We'll have a reservation for an early dinner afterward within walking distance of the venue, for everyone who would like to discuss the performance and continue conversations over an early dinner.
FEATURED EVENT: The Precious Present 2023 – LISTEN
WHAT TO EXPECT:
The Precious Present – Listen will celebrate Austin dance, vocal and music artists including long time legends of Austin arts including Austin Arts Hall of Fame Inductees Anuradha Naimpally (classical Indian dance) and Zell Miller III (spoken word artist) as well as Sharon Marroquin and Jun “Sunny” Shen (modern dance) and Olivia Chacon (flamenco). Austin’s own woman of Jazz Pamela Hart as well as Denisha Adriana will bless the evening vocal vibe and premiere member of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame Acia Gray will bring rhythms to the floor with her unique jazz tap artistry. A unique and beautiful addition to this annual event last season was visual artist Ami Plasse who will again be onsite creating ongoing visual art work throughout this moving jazz atmosphere. The Precious Present will be accompanied by jazz musicians Austin Kimble on piano, Dylan Jones on bass and Masumi Jones on drums.
The Precious Present weaves together the American musical foundations and culture of jazz with a palette of diverse dance techniques from tap dance to flamenco and from modern dance to visual art creating a performance that truly celebrates Austin’s incredible and mutually supportive artistic community.
“It is in the dance of our individual lives and the spontaneity of the jazz element that we collaborate to create a beautiful symphony of community,” said Tapestry Director Acia Gray.
“All unique yet traveling together and not alone - an artistic human tapestry that holds itself together as one. Rhythm is life and life is rhythm in this magic of movement and sound. “
The State Garage on 3rd Street / The Parking Garage at City Hall.
The Public Library Garage is also a short 3 block walk.
The show begins at 2 p.m. We'll meet outside the entrance at 1:30 p.m. to distribute tickets and be seated as a group. Your ticket price includes entrance to the show. Dinner afterward is self-pay.
Ticket sales close on December 13th allowing time to purchase tickets and make dinner reservations.