Thursday, July 6
7:30pm – 9:00pm @ the Port Theatre
We are sad to announce that Shayna Jones has cancelled her performance of Grandmama Speak for reasons beyond her control. However, we are excited to share that her shows’ composer, Rufus Cappadocia, will close the evening with Dreamscapes for Solo Cello.
Our evening will feature a short documentary film on the creation process during A Song of Years which features Tedd Robinson and was created by Genevieve Johnson. This will be followed by the live performance, A Song of Years and segue into a moving cello solo especially designed to close the evening. Thank you for your understanding and enjoy this whimsical and touching evening.
A Song of Years (2022) Tedd Robinson | Genevieve Johnson (Nanaimo) | Holly Bright (Nanaimo)
A poem in motion acknowledging the cycle of life choreographed by Tedd Robinson for Genevieve Johnson and Holly Bright, A Song of Years evokes the unwrapping of our past to reveal our presence in the present moment. It offers a metaphor of the aging body dancing as it is now, letting go of what once was, sharing a lifetime of embodied memories.
Dreamscapes for Solo Cello | Rufus Cappadocia is a multi-lingual musician, performer, composer and recording artist of incredible range and diversity. Cappadocia has made a career of going where few cellists have gone before. His deep understanding of poly-rhythm and modal music has led to performances and recordings with a broad spectrum of musicians and dancers, such as “Bonga” and the Vodou drums of Haiti , Odetta, Urban Tap Dance Company, Ross Daly, Yacouba Moumouni, David “Fuze” Fiuzynski, The Paradox Trio , and Stellamara. He also performed with Aretha Franklin, Kasse Mady, The Peace Poets, Vishal Vaid, The Black Rock Coalition,Kif, Vernon Reid, The Campbell Brothers and many more. Cappadocia has toured throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia and has also performed in Mali Niger and Nigeria.