Last night was the Red Chair Project’s 9th Annual Red Chair Affair, the kick-off to the 2013-2014 cultural season. And it was a real treat. There were the usual suspects of the Orlando Ballet, Opera, Shakes, Gay Chorus, and Philharmonic. Bu we also got to see performances from places I had never heard of: Brass Band of Central Florida, Orlando Aerial Arts, NuLook School of Performing Arts, the Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard, and the Central Florida Community Arts. These were exciting performances and I look forward to finding about when and where these groups are performing.
Last night was the epitome of partnership in the arts community and an excellent way to promote all aspects to the community. For the price of a ticket, I could wander around and meet local artists, sign my name on the beam that will be inserted into the new Downtown Performing Arts Center building, and see tastes of what will be going on locally for the fall and spring.
And what talent there was with some of the groups! NuLook was a group of young teens dancing their hearts out, ME Dance was a modern dance marvel, and the Orlando Rep’s Power Chords had more energy than all of the groups combined! I was also happy to see the Enzian participating by showing one of the popular shorts from last Florida Film Festival.
So, if you missed this event, make sure you visit RedChairProject.com to sign up for their rewards program so you don’t miss any of the amazing performances this coming season. You know I’ll be there.