Grammy nominated musician Dawn Avery will perform 50 Shades of Red at Colorado College. 50 Shades of Red is a multimedia performance where classical and contemporary Native American music, video, and dance converge. The performance features Grammy Award winning artist Larry Mitchell and Grammy winning musician and dancer Ty Defoe.
Calling on her Mohawk heritage, Grammy nominated Dawn Avery’s sultry voice, soaring cello lines and powerful stories allow audiences to experience both passion and peace. In her multimedia performance 50 Shades of Red, Avery combines classical and contemporary Native American musical offerings with video and dance to lead the audience through a vibrant artistic exploration of Native experience. Avery’s music is produced and performed by Grammy Award winning artist Larry Mitchell whose expansive guitar textures and electrifying solos elevate the audience to yet another dimension. They are joined by another Grammy winning musician and dancer, Ty Defoe (Oneida/ Ojibwe), whose hypnotic eagle dance and captivating hoop dances weave through the journey of 50 Shades of Red.
Dawn Avery has collected awards for her classical works from Duke University, NYU, and “Meet the Composer," among others. She recently completed her doctoral degree in ethnomusicology on Native Classical composition and Indigenous theory. Nurturing future generations, Avery is a professor at Montgomery College and was awarded the 2012 United States Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
The performance is sponsored by the Cultural Attractions Fund and the Colorado College Music Department.
50 Shades of Red is presented in conjunction with the IDEA Space exhibition, Corollary Acts, open through October 15, 2016.
2016/10/06 - 2016/10/06
Additional time info:
Pre-performance reception at 5:30 p.m. in IDEA Space
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center