Saturday, September 22 at 8:30 p.m.
Concert: “An Evening of Tibetan Music with Dadon”
Dawa Dolma, the singer and composer popularly known as Dadon, is the leading recording artist of popular music in Tibet and is beloved by Tibetans around world. She holds a music degree from Beijing University (1985), studied voice at the Chinese Musical College in Beijing (1988), and represented Tibet at national Chinese music competitions in 1988 and 1990, winning the silver medal at each. Her music fuses traditional Tibetan melodies and vocal techniques with an Asian pop aesthetic. Her lyrics promote Tibetan independence and freedom, celebrate the natural beauty of her homeland, and tell of the exiled Dalai Lama.
In 1992, fearing Chinese government reprisals, she fled her country, walking across the Himalayan mountains to India. Today she lives in Connecticut and performs in the United States. To many Americans, however, Dadon is best known for her starring role in the 1998 film “Windhorse” (see Thursday, September 27).
“Her voice was majestic. Her soprano soared high above the flute and synthesizer melodies of her backing band.” – Neil Strauss, The New York Times
Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater, free and open to the public; reservations are recommended. Box Office: 860-297-2199.
Friday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Theater and Dance Department Fall Dance Concert
Celebrating a convergence of bodily mindfulness, spontaneity of spirit, and open responsiveness to the lived moment, this concert features professional guest artists and student dancers.
Sponsored by the Department of Theater and Dance
Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater, free and open to the public; reservations are recommended.
Box Office: 860-297-2199.