TAPESTRY DANCE COMPANY TO TAKE "SOULS" TO CHINA
Asia World Media / Jun 2011
On June 14th, in Mayor Lee Leffingwell’s offices at Austin City Hall, Austin’s own Tapestry Dance Company signed a contract with Chinese delegates to bring the dance organization’s The Souls of Our Feet - A Celebration of American Tap Dance to the People's Republic of China for 15 performances starting in Shanghai, a command performance at the Shanghai International Arts Festival, and consulting for the nation’s university system.
Working with The Chinese Cultural Ministry and The Shangai Singers Club, Tapestry Dance Company will tour their National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpiece production of The Souls of Our Feet - A Celebration of American Tap Dance in China for 5 weeks this fall, bringing an artistic envoy from Austin comprised of 9 dancers, 3 musicians, a vocalist, a technical crew of 4—and artistic director Acia Gray. Starting in Shanghai, the company will present 15 performances.