Body Music Workshop with Keith Terry
Join Body Musician Keith Terry for a community Body Music workshop at the library. Terry is the founder of the International Body Music Festival and Crosspulse, an arts organization dedicated to the creation, performance and recording of rhythm-based, intercultural music and dance. This workshop is hands-on and all ages are encouraged to participate!
The cost of this all-ages workshop is $5 at the door.
This fee for the community class enables Steamboat Springs' elementary students at both Soda Creek and Strawberry Park to have free intensive Body Music Workshops in school throughout the day. Public school teachers are invited to attend the library workshop for FREE, however you must email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970.879.7125 to reserve your spot in advance.
Join Keith Terry & Evie Ladin for a performance at the Chief Theater on Monday, April 15.
Wondering...what is Body Music?
About Keith Terry
"A virtuoso invertebrate, bending, bouncing, flopping and popping (literally) in our midst but rarely seeming to come down to earth." — Dance Magazine
Keith Terry is a percussionist, rhythm dancer, composer and producer. Using any surface for its rhythmic possibilities, Keith Terry "claps his hands, rubs his palms, finger-pops, stamps his feet, brushes his soles, slaps his butt and belly, pops his cheek, whomps his chest, skips and slides, sings and babbles and coughs, building his music out of a surprisingly varied register of sounds and clever rhythmic variations," says the Village Voice
Keith Terry's work encompasses a number of allied performance disciplines — music, dance, theater, performance art — which he brings together to create an artistic vision that defies easy categorization. As a self-defined "Body Musician," Keith uses the oldest musical instrument in the world — the human body (his own) — as the basis for exploring, blending and bending traditional and contemporary rhythmic, percussive and movement possibilities.
Trained as a percussionist, Keith was the drummer for the original Jazz Tap Ensemble when he found his drum patterns becoming hand claps and foot steps. Soon percussion became dance, his body his instrument, and his own style of body music emerged. Keith's influences range from Japanese Taiko and Balinese Gamelan to North American rhythm tap and Ethiopian armpit music.
Keith Terry is probably best known for his solo works, which toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia — from the Serious Fun Festival at Lincoln Center, the Bumbershoot Festival at the Seattle Opera House, the Colorado Dance Festival, New York's Dance Theater Workshop and Wolftrap to the American Center in Paris, the Bali Arts Festival, the Regency in Hong Kong, the Vienna Dance Festival, the Budapest Spring Festival and the Paradiso van Slag World Drum Festival in Amsterdam.