Monday, January 27, 2020
6:00pm, all ages event
$15 suggested donation at the door
The Queen Theater

“Allison Miller’s craftiness as a percussionist is met by her ingenuity as a composer and group conceptualist.”

– The New Yorker


Experience “In Our Veins: Rivers and Social Change”, an original multimedia music project created by Allison Miller, a New York City based drummer, composer, and teacher on Monday night, January 27th, 2020 at 6:00pm at The Queen Theater.

Rivers are the lifeline of America, and in the 19th and 20th century, many social movements took place around waterways.  “In Our Veins: Rivers and Social Change” is a multimedia suite for chamber jazz ensemble and tap dancer centered around five American rivers (Susquehanna, Delaware, James, Hudson, Schuylkill) and the social and environmental changes they inspired.

“In Our Veins: Rivers and Social Change,” is a historical reimagining of social movements and rivers through music, dance and video. It focuses on five rivers and five associated historical narratives. The project explores multimedia performance as a vital form of knowledge production through the poetic interpretation of historical events and their association with the geography, ecology and flow of specific rivers. The work hopes to present a rich multi-sensual experience for the audience, where music, movement and images coalesce to produce transformational ideas and feelings.” – Allison Miller

This project was commissioned by the Jazz Touring Network, a program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The co‐commissioning of this project was led by Lake Placid Center for the Arts in partnership with Ars Nova Workshop, Light up the Queen Foundation, Modlin Center for the Arts, and Weis Center for the Arts.