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Coexisdance @ SolRise Farm and Cultural Arts Center

SolRise Farm and Cultural Arts Center has become a cultural anchor of sorts on the city’s East Side. Located in what might be considered a rather unusual venue for such an institution, SolRise has set out to capture the grassroots spirit of art in myriad form.

Whether the group is hosting Acroclass (followed by Acrojam), or a yoga session (with brunch), this type of inclusionary cultural center has a strong spiritual focus that continues to make a positive imprint on the minds of everyone who comes into contact with the performers. It might not be the biggest, or the flashiest, or the most talked about, but in certain circles SolRise is making waves as a free-thinking, free wheeling performance center.

On Friday, March 21at 8:30pm, SolRise will be hosting Coexisdance,  an improvisational music and dance event that has featured (in past performances members of Lehrerdance (Phil Wackerfuss), Anne Burnidge Dance (Nancy Hughes, April Biggs), BCIJPG (Ashley Vita Verde, Aaron Water) and Verve (Jimmy ‘Rook’ Hawkins) dance studio. With roots in Toronto, Coexisdance has managed to make the rounds in Buffalo before winding up at SolRise – the perfect fit for a rather nomadic bunch.

Join the dancers, and musicians for an unforgettable artistic collaboration at SolRise. Past musicians include Kelly Cornelius (Moss of Ancients), Jason Pfaff, Scott Slocum (Buffalo Philharmonic Choir), Janece Gerber, Gentleman John Fitgibbon, Bob Sowyrda, Janice Mitchell, Jeannine Giffear, Liz Widzinski, Kevin Cain, Patrick Cain, Scantron, David Butler, Griffin Brady…

SolRise Farm and Cultural Arts Center | 226 East Utica | Friday March 21, 2014 | 8:30 pm | See Facebook

About the upcoming show:

In the moment compositions by Buffalo’s contemporary music and dance artists. 1-2 musicians, 1-2 dancers, 4-7 minutes per piece, 4-5 pieces in the first half. The second half will be curated by Ashley Vita Verde and be experimental in nature.

Featuring Ashley Vita Verde, Kelly Cornelius, April Biggs, Griffin Brady, Aaron Water, Jason Pfaff, Liz Widzinski, Darby Ann Balling, Jacky Zee, Gretta Sowyrda with more artists TBA shortly.

Photo by Leslie Jean-Jellybean


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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