Danse Infernale: The Infernal Dance
Danse Infernale, 7pm May 29th at The Century Ballroom. Sliding scale $5-$50 suggested donation, no one will be turned away for a lack of funds.
About The Event:
On the 100th anniversary of The Rite of Spring's premiere, we offer our reflection and celebration of Stravinsky's creative spirit with Danse Infernale! Danse Infernale is the kickoff-event fundraiser for Nova Audeo, the first in a series of cultural events in Seattle dedicated to integrating communities and enhancing artistry in Seattle through the arts.
Danse Infernale features original compositions by local composers Evan Flory-Barnes (Industrial Revolution, Skerik's Bandalabra), and Hanna Benn (Pollens). The compositions featured in Danse Infernale are for strings and harp, and will be rounded out by dance sets from DJ Riz. These pieces are primers for an upcoming performance at Benaroya Hall, Nova Audeō, where these 2 composers will be highlighted in the performance of their works, "The Illumination of Beauty in Us All" and "On Which All Figures Fix't Their Eyes".
Meet The Composers:
Bassist and composer Evan Flory-Barnes is a Seattle Native, who has been composing and performing music since he attended Garfield High School. He was a member of the award winning symphony orchestra at Garfield while writing music for the hip-hop group Maroon Colony. He is purposeful in his resolve to use his music to remove the barriers imposed on music, musicians and society no genres. His vision is to create music that reflects beauty; stirs the emotions; and, enlightens the soul.
Hanna Benn is a Composer, Vocalist, and Arranger currently residing in Seattle, WA. She is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts where she studied composition and sacred vocal music with Bern Herbolsheimer, Jarrad Powell, and Jessika Kenney. She is the lead singer and co-founder of Pollens (Tapete Records), a Seattle-based experimental pop band. Her works and arrangements have been performed by various ensembles including St. Marks Cathedral Choir (Seattle), Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Saint Helen's String Quartet, Seattle Chamber Players, Opus 7, Fleet Foxes, Campfire OK, and Christ Church Cathedral Choir (Indianapolis). Hanna is currently a member of the choral ensembles The Esoterics, and Plymouth Congregational Church Choir.
From DJ Riz's KEXP Bio:
DJ Riz :
Expansions, Sun. 9PM-Midnight Seattle's best electronic dance grooves.
Variety Mix, Mon. 9PM-1AM
Time at station:
at presnt kexp is the realest job i have. although most weeks i'm privileged to feed the hungry and visit those who are sick and in prison. except for those days when i'm making dinner or getting my toes done. and sometimes i'm dj'ing at the clubs. check around for local appearances and personal blessings
" God made me funky "
I have no favorite musical styles and will try practically anything. I'm not anti-pop or neo-avant, whatever appeals to me viscerally, spiritually, or bootyfully is worth sharing with whomever listens.
When I was a child I wished that I would be a DJ for a classical station when I grew up. My favorite radio stations were WSDM, a mostly jazz station with all women DJ's, and WXRT--both in Chicago. I think the first rekkid I owned was 'The Peppermint Twist' recorded live in the Peppermint Lounge back in Chicago. Earlier today we went shopping and came back home with King Britt's Adventures In Lo-Fi, War's the World is a Ghetto, Mercury Rev's All Is Dream, ummmmm, ummmm, Cinematic Orchestra's Everyday, Max Romeo's War Inna Babylon and some compilations on Soul Jazz. The first concert I saw was a soul review featuring Dionne Warwick, Gene Chandler, and The Temptations. The comedian was Pigmeat Markham and the headliner was Bobby Blue Bland. The last concert I saw was Talib Kweli, Gangs Starr, and the headliner was Common.
My favorite live shows have been Inezz Andrews, Albertina Walker, and Mavis Staples at The Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church Aaron Copland and The Chicago Symphony at Grant Park The Jackson 5 at The International Amphitheater in Chicago Aretha Franklin at Symphony Hall in Chicago Peter Tosh and Black Uhuru at The Seattle Paramount George Clinton at Bumbershoot 1990 The Grateful Dead's New Year Show at The Oakland Coliseum 1989- 1990 Bruce Springsteen at The Paramount in Portland Public Enemy at The Seattle Paramount and Prince at the Paramount The worst show I ever saw was Sly and The Family Stone at Grant Park Chicago in 1969. Sly didn't show and a riot truly went on!
My greatest fear is to have to move back and live in Chicago.
I love to eat and to kiss. Music is not my first second, or even 3rd biggest love. When I'm down I pray. When I'm up I pray too.
Words to live by:
A shy ho is a broke ho.
Life is sweet and then you die.
The greatest of these is love!
Thanks for listening and saying so, Love - or something very much like it..
Century Ballroom (West Hall), 2nd floor of Odd Fellows Hall (View)
915 East Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98122
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|