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“After Class” by Monika Pizzichemi, is one of the art pieces offered at auction as part of Soft Show Boom; submitted image.
“After Class” by Monika Pizzichemi, is one of the art pieces offered at auction as part of Soft Show Boom; submitted image.

Will Call #22 — Soft Shoe Boom! A Feast for All the Senses

“After Class” by Monika Pizzichemi, is one of the art pieces offered at auction as part of Soft Show Boom—actual work <a href="http://fertileuniverse.com/soft-shoe-boom-auction" target="new">available for bidding or direct purchase by clicking here</a> ; submitted image.
“After Class” by Monika Pizzichemi, one of the works offered at auction as part of Soft Show Boom—actual work available for bidding or purchase by clicking here ; submitted image.

We speak in this episode to Stefanie Weber about this moving, shaking, stomping, bidding, butt-kicking benefit to support They Dance For Rain’s programs in Nairobi, Kenya.

Soft Shoe Boom!
Saturday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.
The Whitney Center for the Arts
42 Wendell Ave.
Pittsfield MA 01201

 

Buy Tickets Online
All evening—$50.00
Dance Projection Party, starting at 9:00 p.m.—$25

 

“Red Tap Shoes,” by Michael Wolski, Acrylic on Canvas 36″ h x 18″ w; one of the art pieces offered at auction as part of Soft Show Boom—actual work <a href="http://fertileuniverse.com/soft-shoe-boom-auction" target="new">available for bidding or direct purchase by clicking here</a> ; submitted image.
“Red Tap Shoes,” by Michael Wolski,
Acrylic on Canvas
36″ h x 18″ w; one of the art pieces offered at auction as part of Soft Show Boom—actual work available for bidding or direct purchase by clicking here ; submitted image.

 

 

This unusual evening begins with an “unsilent” auction of original visual art work and sonic performances inspired by the sole tool of Tap Dance, the Tap Shoe. Included are Kenyan tastes for your palette, a cash bar and an Afro-pop, dance and projection party.

Much more information is available at the Facebook page of They Dance for Rain and Stefanie Weber’s website, “Fertile Universe,” where you can bid on the visual art featured until October 24 at 8:45 p.m.

 

Cannot make it to the 24th but want to be there in spirit to support? Soft Shoe Boom! accepts donations for in-spirit attendance as well. They’ll take a moment to honor our in-spirit attendees during the event. Go here to make a contribution.

To make a tax-deductible contribution: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=9160

“Tap Dancin’ 6,” by <a href="http://www.ogdengigli.com" target="new">Ogden Gigli</a>, Archival Pigment Print 11″ x 17″; one of the art pieces offered at auction as part of Soft Show Boom—actual work <a href="http://fertileuniverse.com/soft-shoe-boom-auction" target="new">available for bidding or direct purchase by clicking here</a> ; submitted image.
“Tap Dancin’ 6,” by Ogden Gigli,
Archival Pigment Print
11″ x 17″; one of the art pieces offered at auction as part of Soft Show Boom—actual work available for bidding or direct purchase by clicking here ; submitted image.

Please do check out Ogden Gigli’s website—he does some great work!

They Dance For Rain is a dance-making project that works with arts-for-social-change organizations in Nairobi, Kenya.

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3 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for such a great interview with Stefanie. We’ve been planning Soft Shoe Boom! for months, and after listening to this I’m excited to go myself! all the best to you!
    -Monika Pizzichemi

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    • Monika—
      Truly my pleasure. I’m so glad you enjoyed listening! Honestly though, Stefanie is so great, she makes my job easy. Hope Soft Shoe Boom! is great fun.
      —Jason

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