We are always amazed at the innovative ways our partners find to use ArtThread’s art making tools. VSA Florida artist and National Dance Week delegate Anna Preston was the driving force behind the collaborative and mixed media event calledA Dance For Everyone.

Dancing with ArtThread
 This National Dance Week 2011 celebration included a mixed bill dance concert featuring local and professional dance troupes as they come together to support VSAFL, the state organization on arts and disability. Special guests included Karen Peterson and Dancers, a professional company out of Miami that embraces differences. They took the stage with an ArtThread collaborative visual art performance, along with the musical group Zen Fuse Box.

Anna Preston adds this: Karen Peterson and Dancers were also featured on the concert bill but the professional dance company that collaborated with ArtThread and Zen Fuse Box was Anna Preston & Dancers. The company members pictured are Jasmine Bishop, Lindsay Davis, Jen Jacoby, Lisa Langford, and Chelsea Varsaci. The piece was costumed by Elissa Zeltzer and the visual artists were Bruno Chagas and Ben Parson, mentored in ArtThread by Dan Galloway.

Dancing with ArtThread2

The dancers performed while artists used ArtThread’s Splash software to paint a live and interactive background for the dancers. You can see their work in the pictures above. The event took place at the Lyric Theater on May 1 in Stuart, FL.

Art, music, and dance all united on stage – fantastic!