Posts Tagged ‘William Parker’
A year of high notes for Stanford’s Chocolate HeadsIn this third and final installment of the Chocolate Heads series, the students and director of the movement band reflect on practice and performance.
The Chocolate Heads movement band had a banner year, by any measure. They collaborated with jazz great William Parker, workshopped with neuroscientists and synesthetes, staged an underground performance at Cantor Arts Center, dazzled an audience at Bing Concert Hall, partnered with the a cappella group Talisman on an original composition, and finished the year with a spring…Read More
Stanford’s Chocolate Heads dance around the theme ‘synesthesia’The group of dancers, musicians and spoken word artists learn to put their talents together with jazz master William Parker and each other.
The Bing Concert Hall box office ran out of tickets for the upcoming Chocolate Heads performance in just three hours. The Heads, along with their muse and mentor this year, William Parker, clearly have a following. The 842 lucky ticketholders will be among the first to see dance performed in the new hall and experience…Read More
Checking in with the Chocolate Heads, Stanford’s student “movement band”The Stanford movement-driven band readies for its Bing Concert Hall debut with William Parker.
Jazz visionary and Stanford visiting artist William Parker made a point of reminding the musicians in the Chocolate Heads movement band to “think about the dancers.” That insightful instruction is uniting the sound and movement of the Heads as never before, and on the evening of March 8 the genre-mashing collective will share the Bing…Read More