William Parker and Patricia Nicholson
William Parker and Patricia Nicholson, the organizers of Vision Festival, will present a new work called Studies in Freedom. The piece mixes up music, words and dance to tell a story of the collective heart yearning for Freedom; it expresses our greatest visions, our desire to attain what is best not only for ourselves, but for all. according to a press release. We will use words that escape from our souls to speak of our hearts. Parker, a double-bassist, is a giant in the contemporary jazz scene. Nicholson, a dancer and choreographer, has been an incredibly strong force in New York Citys artistic community centered on the Lower East Side since 1981, when she directed and helped to organize A Thousand Cranes Peace Opera, for the opening of the UN Special Sessions on Disarmament. Dont sleep on this; art and activism rarely mix this eloquently and forcefully.
Doors at 7:30 p.m.; 1464 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; trinosophes.com; Sliding scale donations start at $12.