50 SHADES OF RED
50 Shades of Red – Music, Film, Theatre, Dance, and Ritual
One Hour Multi-media theatrical performance featuring music from
the GLOBAL MUSIC AWARD winning recording 50 Shades of Red
50 Shades of Red is a one-hour show of Native American down tempo music, film, theatre, dance, and ritual that engages the audience in a journey through multiple planes of love. Featuring the sultry voice and sensual cello playing of Dawn Avery, she sweeps the stage in a blanket dance around the guitar textures and electrifying sounds of Grammy winning artist, Larry Mitchell. They are joined by another Grammy winning artist, Ojibwe/Oneida Ty Defoe whose hypnotic eagle dance, wild hoop dances, and old man archetype weaves through 50 Shades of Red transporting the audience through a journey of passion, heartbreak, and understanding. Sung in both Mohawk and English, the show captures the strength of the heart in the musicians and in all of us. The theme of the show, produced using both traditional and contemporary sensibilities, is all about love - for another, for a lover, for a sister, a brother, all of Creation and future generations.
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In her 5th solo album release, BELOVED, Dawn Avery’s soulful cello and calmly passionate voice integrate her spiritual, musical and personal experiences while emerging on a new level as one of the more soulful artists of our time. Internationally known, having toured as a world musician with artistic luminaries Luciano Pavarotti, Sting, Sussan Deyhim and Coleman Barks, she is joined in this multi-media performance by GRAMMY winning guitarist/ producer, Larry Mitchell, Persian instrumentalist Behfar Bahadoran, and Whirling Dervishes of the Sufi tradition. Come to this spiritual journey of sound and vision aimed for the human spirit in a troubled world that yearns for change.
At the heart of Dawn Avery’s new recording Beloved is the Sufi theme of spiritual love where music is regarded as a path to knowledge of the Divine and self-discovery. “Beloved” explores many of the key values and practices in Sufism – devotion, remembrance of self, love of the Divine reflected in all of humanity, and nourishment of the soul. She integrates those message with her own Mohawk heritage, that values gratitude for all of creation, peacefulness with all our relations, and hope for generations to come.