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Event Archive - Extravagant Signals: Shapes in Sound: Ben Brown, Susan Nase

Mon. June 17th 2013 @  Gallery 1965 (All Ages)
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM doors at 7:00 PM
Tickets at: Zulu Records, Red Cat Records, Highlife Records,
Presented by: Extravagant Signals, Ben Brown & Susan Nase

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Music: Jazz / Blues
A night of live dance and music improvisation featuring tap, contemporary and hip hop. Hosted by Juno-award winning drummer Ben Brown (Pugs and Crows) & Susan Nase (International Tap Artist).
Doors 7:00 PM. Show 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM. $10. On Sale at Red Cat, Zulu + Highlife and

About Shapes in Sound

Dancers and Musicians Improvising Together

***Artist lineup to be announced soon!!***

Shapes in Sound is thrilled to be part of the week long Extravagant Signals cultural event. Check out the main event page for other night listings!

About Susan Nase

SUSAN NASE is a tap dancer, Scottish highland dancer and singer. Born and raised in the prairies of Canada, Susan discovered her love of dance at age five with her first tap class. Throughout her childhood and adolescence she experimented with many forms of dance including tap, highland, jazz, ballet, ballroom and swing. She also studied voice, piano and guitar and was drawn to a wide spectrum of musical styles varying from jazz, pop, rock to world grooves.

In 2008 she moved to New York City to follow her passion of dance and music full time. During her 4.5 year stay in NYC she was blessed to work with and learn from some of the world's best tap dancers and musicians. Her tap credits include the US tour of Thank You Gregory!, New York City's Tap City Tap Festival, Tap Extravaganza, and A Shared Evening with Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards. Susan performed with Max Pollak's troupe RumbaTap and has traveled to international festivals in Turkey, USA, Brazil and Greece to perform and study world and body music. Susan became a regular guest tap dancer with NYC based, jazz/Latin/world band Banda Magda and was featured in a video for with Banda Magda, produced by Martin Cohen, founder of Latin Percussion (LP). Susan currently lives, performs and teaches in Vancouver BC.

About Ben Brown

Drummer, Ben Brown has worked with musicians such as Gordon Grdina, Francois Houle, Tony Wilson, Veda Hille, Michael Bates, John Korsrud, Chris Gestrin and popular acts Jill Barber, CR Avery, The Booms Booms, Carly Rae Jepsen and Portage & Main. Recent highlights include a 2013 Juno Award (Pugs & Crows), Vancouver Galaxie Rising Star Award (Pugs & Crows), Montreal's TD Grand Jazz Award Nomination (The Unsupervised) multiple residencies at Banff's Centre for the Arts and opening spots for internationally acclaimed artists Bill Frisell, Chad Vangaalen and Chin Injeti. In addition to his performance career, Brown regularly collaborates with Dancers and has worked with some of Canada's finest Contemporary and Ballet Dancers including Justine Chambers, Heidi Bunting, Lee Su-Feh, Kenny Pearl, Edmond Kilpatrick, Megan Walker Straight. Ben Brown has appeared on more than a dozen recordings and operates a studio on Galiano Island, B.C.


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