Wednesday, April 10, 2013

TPTBT (The Place to Be Tonight): Wednesday, April 10

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What: "So.." Stories of Life
Where: Tavern of Fine Arts
When: Tonight at 7 PM (and on the 2nd Wednesday of every month)
Why:  I'm a big supporter of the Tavern of Fine Arts.  It's a great space with good food and wine, and they're a strong supporter of the visual and performing arts in St. Louis.  I host the Cabaret Project/KDHX cabaret open mic there on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, and they've been great to work with.

This event takes some explaining, so I'm going to let the presenters do it: 

"So.." Stories of Life is a live radio podcast held monthly at the Tavern of Fine Arts in Saint Louis!

"So..." Stories of Life is all about the art of storytelling and features stories told by everyday people, as well as writers, poets, playwrights, spoken-word performers, stand up and improv comedians, musicians, actors, dancers & other talented performers who all share a talent to tell powerful & captivating stories through their craft.

April's theme is entitled "What I Wish I'd Said" and features stories told through dance, performance, pose & art!

During our 'Stories Through Dance' segment, our guest performers will share personal stories through words and movement and then strike expressive poses in the midst of the audience so the artists in the crowd can sketch their own stories inspired by the dancers' gestures. While our dancers are posing, our featured wordsmiths will take center podium and share their work.

Our featured performer this month is Christine 'Pixie' Filonov. Pixie is a professional performer that is known for her fusion of belly dance with numerous other dance styles. She frequently combines traditional and tribal belly dance moves with hip hop, popping/locking, and lyrical. Pixie is a long-time performer with Aalim Dance Co and the Arabian Silks, and also performs regularly alongside Belly Dance Mirage and Exotic Rhythms Belly Dance.

As for our featured poet, we're very excited about the work submitted from Poet Moriah Erickson of Duluth Minnesota. Moriah is a 2011 Pushcart Prize nominee for her poem “The Murdered." 

Note that the event has suggested $7 donation, but you can pass on that and just contribute what you want to the tip jar if you like.   If you're on Facebook, you can get more information on the event page there.

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