YEAH! I just received a little grant from Meet the Composer for a piece I’m creating for New Dance Alliance’s PERFORMANCE MIX FESTIVAL in a few weeks! Aside from how incredibly validating it is to receive a little $$$ for making art, it’s also practically applicable for the purpose of supporting my collaboration with Shree Shyam Das, composer, multi-instrumentalist and brother from another mother, who is flying in from Chicago for the occasion.
Shyam and I are creating a new installment for The Saltwater Hotel, my ongoing musical dream theater piece about a soul’s journey under the mythic waters to reclaim the Spark of Life (check out the SWH page on this blog for more info). This little gem of an excerpt is entitled ‘Black Pearl’, and will feature music composed by Shyam for his Roland Handsonic, and a few new songs and dances by little old me. Magic will be made, friends, so do come and get some.
PS: I would like to acknowledge that pretty much all of the above has been made possible by the generosity, support and coolness of my friend and mentor, Karen Bernard. Karen is totally rad and one of the most inspiring artists I have the honor of knowing. THANK YOU, KAREN!
April 18 / Sunday / 7:00 pm (tickets $75)*