ArtsLink presents SOLE Defined at the Lincoln Theater on
Thursday, November 16, at 7:30 pm. SOLE Defined puts an exciting
twist on percussive dance by turning their bodies into human drums
translating global rhythms into movement. SOLE Defined artists fuse
tap dance, sand dance, tapping on roller skates and body percussion
to create a free flowing conversation through music and movement.
ArtsLink’s administrative coordinator, Donna Earley, remarks, “We
saw this group perform at a presenters conference in Lancaster, PA,
last year and they are phenomenal! We’re all in for a very fun
Created in 2011 by Ryan Johnson (of
the critically-acclaimed “Beatles LOVE by Cirque Du Soleil” and
“STOMP”) and partner Quynn Johnson, SOLE Defined has performed in
distinguished venues both nationally and internationally including
The Kennedy Center, Jacobs Pillow, The Shakespeare Theater, The
Smithsonian, International Cajon Festival and DancEncore
International Dance Festival.
Quoted by the Washington Post, “SOLE
Defined performed the coolest number of the night with their
high-stepping toe tapping blend of styles.” SOLE Defined is
committed to the preservation and restoration of percussive dance
in international communities.
Tickets for ArtsLink members are $10
for an individual and $20 for a family (2 adults and kids under
18), for non-members $15 for individuals and $25 for a family,
student tickets are $5, and will be available at the door.
Additionally, season tickets are available for the remaining
concerts in the series at a reduced price. For more ticket
information, please call the office at 304-455-2278.
This ArtsLink event is sponsored by
Marble King. Funding for this program made possible with assistance
from The City of New Martinsville Parks & Recreation
Commission, West Virginia Northern Community College, WETZ/WYMJ
Radio, EQT Foundation, Ohio Valley Online, and the Dominion
Foundation. This program is presented with financial assistance
from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the
National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV
Commission on the Arts. This engagement of SOLE Defined is made
possible through the West Virginia Special Presenters Initiative
Program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the
National Endowment for the Arts and the West Virginia Division of
Culture and History. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal
accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may
contact us at 304-455-2278 to request assistance.