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Collaborative Art: A One-Day Workshop on How Multiple Art Forms Intersect

November 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

All Skill Levels, All Ages
Instructor: Tom Teasley, Chao Tian, and Shu-Chen Cuff

What does it take to make a collaborative work of art? Find out through this interactive, virtual workshop hosted by music and dance artists Tom Teasley, Chao Tian, and Shu-Chen Cuff! Your three instructors will explore creating a collaborative performing art piece using visual art as an inspiration. Learn what drives inspiration and how other people and pieces of art can help curate your own creativity. Students will be able to engage in an open dialogue and give input to our November 28th Concert: Reshaping Space. 


Fall Quarter: One day workshop
Saturday November 21st, 5pm

Tuition: $10

We are offering this special Workshop at a lower rate to make it more accessible! If you’d also like to donate to Workhouse for providing this opportunity please visit: https://workhousearts.networkforgood.com/
Location: ZOOM



Tom Teasley, described in the Washington Post as “a multi-instrumental genius,” maintains a unique career as a solo percussionist, composer and collaborator. He is the 2016 Drummie Award winner for “World Percussionist of the Year by Drum! Magazine. Tom is a 2010, 2011 and 2017 Helen Hayes Theatre Award recipient for outstanding sound design (nominations in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2019). Tom tours frequently throughout the world performing and presenting clinics for the instrument companies he endorses including Yamaha, Vic Firth, Sabian, Remo, Gon Bops and others. His educational book /DVD, An American Approach to World Percussion is published by Alfred Publishing.

A leading performer on the Chinese dulcimer, board member of Beijing Association of China Traditional Music, and leader of “Always Folk” ensemble, Chao Tian has established a career as a soloist, educator, advocate, and composer in both traditional Chinese music and other genres. As a lecturer at European Academy of Arts and a former member of the world renowned Twelve Girls Band, she worked many years in the discipline of musical and cultural exchange. She was an alumni of the prestigious Artist in Residence program (AIR) at Strathmore Music Center.

Shu-Chen Cuff was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan where she established a well-rounded background in dance with training in Ballet, Modern, Chinese Opera movements, and various Chinese folk dances.  She immigrated to the United States to continue her training and pursue her dance journey. With her strong desire to create refreshing and vitalizing works for the community, Shu-Chen established Gin Dance Company (GDC) in 2011. Shu-Chen’s works have been featured on FOX5 DC News as well as numerous publications including the Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Capital Hill Rag Magazine, Washington Flyer Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, Reston Connection, Virginia Living, Fairfax Time, and MetroDC Theater Arts.

*This performance is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.


November 21, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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