All Ages Dancing Heart™ Live Party with Kairos Alive!
Join us for an all ages and abilities dance party, led by the Kairos Alive! team of dancers and musicians. Dancing Heart™ Live is an engaging and inspiring research-based 2-way “TV show” created by Kairos Alive artists as live weekly webcasts. It’s a mix between Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, Reading Rainbow, Soul Train, Science Friday and Live From Lincoln Center for all ages and abilities. It taps the creativity in everyone and makes creative connections between people, promoting physical, intellectual, emotional and social health – while having fun. We are excited to dance with our friends and colleagues around the planet – dance, music and fun knows no boundaries. Wear your dancing clothes, favorite hat, or costume, push back the furniture and get ready to boogie! Learn more about
Tom Johnson is an eclectic performer, composer and arranger based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. A multi-instrumentalist, Johnson's main focus is guitar, but he also plays and teaches: dobro, pedal steel, mandolin, bass and banjo. He recently received a Masters of Music Education with a emphasis on Guitar Pedagogy from St. Thomas University and is currently a lead teacher at the Linden Hills House of Music. Tom has in the past 15 years performed across the United States and Europe, with such diverse groups as: The Johnson Family Band (Blue Grass), The Carluster Crumplebee Orchestra (Gypsy Jazz), People's People (Modern Jazz), and D Mills and the Thrills (Hip-hop), as well as playing solo classical or jazz guitar. Johnson has also collaborated and performed with Minnesota musicians: Trampled by Turtles, Pert Near Sandstone, Tim Sparks, Charlie Parr, and Todd Clouser.
Vladimir Garrido-Biagetti was born in South America in the city of Arica-Chile. He is a music performer, folk dancer, and community activist living in the Twins Cities since 2005. Vladimir produces, engineers, and directs musical projects and studio recordings as well as live sound events and multicultural festivals. He was born in Arica-Chile and came to live to the United States when he was 18 years old. Folk music from the Andes Mountains and "La Nueva Cancion Latinoamericana" influenced Vladimir's first musical creations back in his home land and still shape the music he creates now days. Vladimir currently directs the Latina band Alma Andina and the mother and son singing duet Ina-Yukka. He is also a folk dancer from the group Chile Sin Fronteras, sound technician at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, and Teaching Artist at Kairos Alive!
Parker Genné is an Intergenerational Arts Educator, and Interdisciplinary Performing and Producing Artist. Since 2011, Parker has been a collaborative artistic leader at Kairos Alive!, co-leading programming, training and performing in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, outstate Minnesota, and regionally and nationally. Parker loves creating art in collaboration with intergenerational, multidisciplinary artists, and community artists of all abilities. She was a co-founder and principal performer in Impossible Salt theater. Since 2008, Parker has created over 18 original music-theater-dance and character comedy cabaret works in Ms. Luisa Eats, and performs and produces new work with her new band, Folktopia. Genne holds a Bachelor of Music from Lawrence University - Conservatory of Music.
Maria DuBois Genné, MEd, Founder and Director of Kairos Alive! a, performing arts and arts education organization based in the Twin Cities, has been developing and teaching creative dance theatre programs for children, adults, families, teachers, social service and healthcare professionals for more than thirty years.