Folk Literate Pop :: voice, guitar, cello, piano and dance
May 18th and 19th, 2012 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are available at www.lineagedance.org and at the door.
You are invited to join us for a special two day engagement in historic Old Town Pasadena at the Lineage Performing Arts Center located on the intersection of Fair Oaks Blvd and Green Street. It’s my pleasure to collaborate with choreographer Hilary Thomas and the Lineage Dance Co. These songs began in a conversation imagining four chairs: a poet, a neuroscientist, a Buddhist and a Monk. Together they represent the arts, the sciences, and the faith practices of the East and the West. Together they are the best voices on attention, the ability to stay in the present moment without judgement. So I wandered in their fields for while.
With songs such as Fields of Attention, I have been invited to sing and play my guitar by author and speaker Dr. Dan Siegel at The Mindsight Institute and at conferences supported by The Lifespan Learning Institute at UCLA where I’ve had the privilege of performing for several thousand mental health practitioners and over 40 highly esteemed authors such as Jon Kabat-Zinn, Diane Ackerman, Iain McGilchrist along with many more notable experts. My sincere gratitude goes out to Hilary Thomas and LA County Arts Commission for the opportunity to present Fields of Attention to the public. All ages welcome. Special thanks to Liz Elliott on the cello and Aubrey Scarbrough on the piano. Postcard design and original painting by my husband, Scott Nelson.
We realize there are a lot of choices for a Friday and Saturday night, we want to thank you for coming out and sharing the evening with us.
What others are saying:
Michelle Bloom isn’t just a poet; she isn’t just a beautiful voice. Through her words, her voice, her purposeful pauses and presence, she creates an experience that is all at once quieting and emergent. - Tina Payne Bryson, The Whole Brain Child
Michelle Bloom has an uncanny way to combine meaningful and evocative words with even more meaningful and more evocative melodies. There is an irony in her ability to attain, in music, something approaching silence. - Scott Bryson, Little League baseball coach and professor of English at Mount Saint Mary’s College.
- Michelle’s voice is clear, pure and transcendent. She ever so gently lifts you to a scared place of experience.
- Michelle Bloom composes and performs music for poetry that carried me to a deep place of connection with self and others and life beyond the physical realm. Her work is an exquisite example of the boundless nature of creativity…beauty that emerges through authentic sharing.
- Michelle Bloom makes poetry come alive, as if you heard it in 3D. It was a very moving experience, leaving you wanting more.