Iridescent Blue at Hastings Arts Center, 4/5/22

DATE:
Tuesday, April 5, 10:30am

LOCATION:
Hastings Arts Center
216 4th St E, Hastings, MN 55033

Free to the public.
Doors open at 10:00am with coffee and treats. Audience members may enjoy the art gallery before and after the concert. Cash or Check donations to Friends of the Hastings Arts Center are welcomed and appreciated.

For more information, visit: https://www.hastingsartscenter.org/upcoming-concerts–events.html

PROJECT INFORMATION: We are thrilled to release our newest production, Iridescent Blue,” featuring some of the most difficult solo piano works ever written, which are reimagined and transformed into continuous movements that are in complete sync with the music.

We will be depicting things that change – the color, shape, sound and even yourself. Through our collaboration, we are continuing to develop our technique of bringing forth the original intentions of the composers as a direction in creating unique artistic expressions. Our hope is to create a performance where the audience can experience Classical music and Ballet with new light and deeper understanding.

We were featured on StarTribune. See the full article here.

Program

Artist Bio

Piano: Rie Tanaka

Native of Osaka, Japan, Dr. Rie Tanaka is a winner of the MTNA Young Artist Competition in the West Central Division, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, Schubert Club Competition, Chautauqua Piano Competition, Rosenstock International Piano Competition. She has given lectures at the University of Arizona, University of Minnesota Duluth, and University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, as well as summer festivals and MTNA local chapters in states of Washington, South Dakota and Minnesota. She currently teaches at Macalester College and Mount Olivet School of Music.

Choreography, Dance: Yuki Tokuda

Yuki Tokuda, originally from Japan, moved to New York in 2000 to study ballet in New York at the Joffrey Ballet School. Since then, Tokuda has danced professionally with USA Ballet, Peoria Ballet, Metropolitan Ballet and she was the principal dancer at Continental Ballet for 7 years. Ms. Tokuda is a faculty member at Minnesota Dance Theatre, and taught master classes in Japan and the US including at Cathedral Dance Festival and Interlochen Center for the Arts. She is a two-time grant recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Ticket Information

March 31 in Stevens Point WI: FREE

April 5 in Hastings, MN: FREE

May 7 in St. Paul, MN: General: $20, Student: $10.

Purchase your tickets from here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iridescent-blue-tickets-295512785697

Gallery

Photos from our UW- Stevens Point performance. PC: Brian Kowalski

Contact

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

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