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Collaborations Live! At the Folly
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Collaborations Live! At the Folly

When: June 30, 2017
6-10 PM
Where: Folly Theater
300 West 12th Street
Kansas City, Missouri  64111
United States
Contact: 816.931.3122

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A night of innovative original music, film, and dance. A genuine theatrical experience. Eight sets of artists and organizations will present a series of original, spectacular, and unique collaborative artistic creations, live on the world famous Folly Theater stage. KKFI will also record the performances and for an Audio CD to use in future fundraising efforts.

Beginning with a VIP Reception in the Folly Board Room with appetizers and cocktails between 6pm and 7pm. The On-Stage portion of the night will begin at 7:15pm with a panel discussion on the nature of collaboration in today’s digital world. Collaborative Artist Performances between 8pm and 10pm with an Intermission at 9pm.

Artists Performing
Quixotic – Aerial Arts, Ballet, Musicians, Lighting, & Visually Stunning Effects w/ Calvin Arsenia – Harpist, Guitarist, Songwriter

Kelley Hunt – Roots & Blues Artist from Lawrence KS, Tours the world, but this is home w/ Jeff Black – Folk Musician & Songwriter for Allison Krauss, Waylon Jennings, and many more from Nashville TN, but was raised in Liberty MO and cut his teeth in KC.

Enrique Chi (of Making Movies) w/ students of Art as Mentorship w/ UMKC Composition & Performance Students under the direction of Professor Paul Rudy.

Amado Espinoza – Bolivian Folk Musician & Composer / Arranger w/ Hot Club fo KC – Gypsy Jazz in the style of Reinhardt & Grappelli 

Films of Ensemble Ibérica – Outstanding live performances captured on film. Ensemble Ibérica - performs the music of Ibéria (Spain and Portugal) and the colonial Americas while educating the public about Iberian cultural influence. Elk’s Pride Pictures – Film Maker/Artist – Matthew Dunehoo

Barclay Martin – Composer & Songwriter of Barclay Martin Ensemble & The Snow Globes w/ Julia Haile – Vocalist w/ The Buhs & Hi-Lux, Former lead vocalist for The Goodfoot

Ala Mode – 5 piece Jazz Ensemble w/ Burlesque Downtown Underground – Burlesque Troupe

The Topeka Freedom Singers – Short Documentary: Rita Chiarelli – Canadian Blues & Folk Artist builds choir in Topeka Womens Prison w/ State City Films – Film Maker/Artist - Mikal Shapiro

Folk Alliance International, 512 Delaware Street, Kansas City MO 64105 • 816-221-FOLK (3655) •

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