They Dance For Rain and The Foundry announce the long-awaited benefit event, SOFT SHOE BOOM BOOM SPIN!, an echo of the wildly successful interactive fundraising events SOFT SHOE BOOM (2015) and SOFT SHOE BOOM BOOM (2019). The funds raised from this event go directly to supporting They Dance For Rain’s dance-making programs in Nairobi, Kenya.
The event will take place on Saturday February 11th at 7pm at The Foundry at 2 Harris St in West Stockbridge, MA and will feature an experimental and interactive un-silent auction of improvising musicians who will respond to the participation of the audience who purchase from a menu of items for directing and conducting the performers.
Musicians include: Adriana Tampasis (flute), Andy Wrba (bass), Beth Craig (cello), Bonnie McCubbin (violin), Charlie Tokarz (saxophone), Conor Meehan (drums), Justin Geyer (keyboard) and tap dancer Stefanie Weber. More musicians and special instruments to be announced! 🙂
Before the musical feature, the audience will have the opportunity to add their words to a “mad libs” script written just for this event by the amazing Don Jordan and spontaneously performed by the audacious members of his Nutshell Playhouse crew: Maizy Scarpa, Mark Hohlstein, and Maddy Campbell.
A short work-in-progress film edited by Michael Sinopoli highlighting the Virtual Residency work of They Dance For Rain during the pandemic will be shown at the start of the evening when project directors Weber and Pizzichemi will reveal the exciting itinerary of this winter’s journey to Nairobi.
The event will culminate with an Afro-Dance-Electro-Pop playlist dance party.
Creative projections by artist Joe Wheaton accenting the camera work of fine arts photographer Monika Pizzichemi will light the space throughout the night.
There will be a cash bar.
$25 for 7p entry for Unsilent Auction
$15 for 8p entry for Dance Party
Get your tickets online HERE
Seats are limited and buying tickets before is highly encouraged.
For more info about reserving tickets or donating offline call 413.344.8303 or email TD4Rkenya@gmail.com
Cannot attend? Please consider donating to THEY DANCE FOR RAIN HERE