Tapestry Dance Company brings a multi-media tap dance show to Kent’s Spotlight Series on Friday, January 26. The show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Kentwood High School Performing Arts Center, 25800 164th Ave. SE, Covington.

Passing It Forward takes a diverse and dynamic look at “The American Dream,” and how individuals navigate through the complexities of race, culture, gender identity, and equal rights.

Artistic Director Acia Gray says of the show:

“Through historical traditions and new works of tap dance set to video and a diverse musical score of spoken word poetry, hip-hop, jazz, and American classics, we set a rhythm of communication, hope, and healing.”

Tapestry was founded in Austin, Texas in 1989. Over nearly three decades, the company has premiered 165 original works, toured 25 states and three countries, and proudly stands as the only full-time professional multi-form dance company that specializes in tap dance in North America.

The Kent Arts Commission is pleased to have two local performing groups joining Tapestry as guest performers: Sudanese Dance Group and African Sisters choir.

Tickets for the show are $10. Tickets for this and all Spotlight Series performances are on sale now and may be purchased online at kentarts.com, by calling 253-856-5051 or in person at the Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N. Hours for phone and in-person sales are Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Box office is closed on Sunday.

Spotlight Series is presented by the Kent Arts Commission and Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services, and partially funded by 4Culture, WESTAF, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Arts Commission, and a variety of business and individual sponsors. Tapestry Dance Company is sponsored by Allegro Performing Arts Academy. For information call 253-856-5050 or visit kentarts.com.

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