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Dance: ‘Trilogy’ at Firehouse blends dance, art, music

“Trilogy” combines dance by James Schaberg, far right, painting by Samuel Eisen-Meyers, left, June 28 at Firehouse Performing Arts Center.
“Trilogy” combines dance by James Schaberg, far right, painting by Samuel Eisen-Meyers, left, June 28 at Firehouse Performing Arts Center. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

“Trilogy,” an improvised solo and partner dance by James Schaberg , which is shadowed on a screen by projected “as it happens” live painting by Samuel Eisen-Meyers, is staged at 6 p.m Sunday, June 28, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave.

Both Schaberg and Eisen-Meyers will be inspired by live improvised music by Sarah Jerns (aka Pan Pan), which in turn plays off of the other two art forms.

Schaberg has trained and performed in more than a dozen styles of partner dance and creative movement over the past decade. In 2011 he began teaching Zipper, a method of partner dance initiated from a common core.

Musician Sarah Jerns drawing from influences for her music from the likes of Avishal Cohen and Ron Miles, among others.

Jerns formulates calculated piano- and trumpet-driven progressive classical and jazz pop songs. Her music has been compared to the likes of Beirut and Yann Tiersen.

Through the piano, the paint brush and eventually the guitar, Samuel Eisen-Meyers learned at a young age that ritual and improvisation have the ability to create balance for a creative mind. He has toured across the West with several acts that have strengthened his roots as a guitarist, songwriter and visual artist.

Tickets are $10 in advance at the downtown Community Food Co-op and Village Books; $15 at the door.

Details: jwschaberg@gmail.com, 360-734-2776 .

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