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The Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company has been hailed by critics and audiences alike as one of the most exciting, captivating dance troupes in the Midwest. Dance Magazine, in fact, has spotlighted Wylliams/Henry in their critic’s choice issue of favorite picks across America. Works by internationally acclaimed choreographers, such as David Parsons, Dwight Rhoden, Donald McKayle and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, as well as classics by some of the 20th century’s greatest masters, such as Jose Limon, Hanya Holm and Doris Humphrey, are presented by the Company in each of its seasons. Performances are given in both conventional and non-traditional spaces — often in partnership with community organiza¬tions — to introduce contemporary dance to new audiences. Wylliams/Henry connects with a broad spectrum of individuals in both urban and rural communities, while presenting the most powerful and uplifting works from the rich archive of American modern dance.
Instrumental jazz/rock/fusion and smooth jazz.
House sound equipment/sound tech.
Storytelling and music have been said to be a way of communication and an ancient way of teaching lessons in life. Dianne Moran is an award-winning folklorist and naturalist, who captivated audiences with her living history performances and live animal programs for over 30 years. Dianne and Pat Frank started ‘Buffalo Gals’ in 2001, their first venture with blending storytelling and music. Pat researched historical songs from the era, intrigued by what she had found she went on to compose her original music and lyrics. Since then, Pat and Dianne have performed in over 25 different venues. Pat and Dianne have been blending stories and music in performances of Mary Surratt, Sacagawea, Olive Oatman, and Calamity Jane. Pat and Dianne presented: ‘An Evening of Storytelling’ at the Bryan Haynes Gallery, on March 10, 2018. Woven Voices also performed ‘The Real Calamity Jane’ on February 9, 2019, at the Gallery. Calamity Jane was also presented in Defiance, MO as part of the ‘American Classics’ on July 26, 2019.
3 microphones on mic stands (or wireless clip-on microphones)
6 jacks to plug in microphones and instruments in PA sound system (Woven Voices can supply sound system for an extra charge)
Long table for display items
Emmy® Award winning recording artists and conservationists Jan and George Syrigos capture audiences with a musical adventure exploring wildlife, habitats and natural history. “Ribbit and Roll” to their original upbeat tunes energized with motion, media and the conservation message. Combining 19 years of conservation experience and training with their Parents Choice-recommended music, WildHeart truly brings the heart of the wild, to the heart of the child! Jan and George are deeply committed to sharing their combined passions for nature and music in creative and engaging ways, offering school programs, teacher workshops, and concerts for adults and children. WildHeart’s songs are strongly tied to Missouri Learning Standards.
45 minute set up. Electrical, 2 small tables.
Violet Vonder Haar is a songwriter, artist, activist, teacher and healer from mid-Missouri. She has been using her music as a tool for healing, education, consciousness awakening, and social justice since the age of 9. She is the founder of the all female rock orchestra, Jane Doe Revue, which has helped to raise over $30,000 for women’s healthcare and various organizations in Missouri. Through her work with JDR and her band, Violet and the Undercurrents, she has helped to elevate women’s voices, empowering them to stand stronger within their truest selves. Violet has been a music educator for over 10 years, and uses her teaching as a way to heal and awaken the power within each of her students. In 2019 and 2020 she was nominated for the Missourian Progress in the Arts award, and in 2017, was the recipient of the Sarah Dwyer Special Appreciation Award by Women in the Arts at National Women’s Music Festival.
1-3 vocal mics, 1-3 direct inputs, 1-3 drum mics.