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Vocal Improvisation Concert at Next Stage Arts

Portuguese all star musicians Rizumik and Manel Linhares join Cara Trezise for a set of totally improvised vocal music.
Concert followed by a Bobby McFerrin inspired Circle Singing community sing. All voices welcome!

7pm Monday, October 9th $20 Suggested Donation

Next Stage Arts Community Room
15 Kimball Hill, Putney VT

More about the artists:
RIZUMIK is an award-winning artist that was born in Lisbon and has a diverse international career, being mostly known for his rhythmic and improvisational talents through beatbox, singing, percussion, dance/movement, humor and acting/physical theatre. In 2022, he toured in Spain with the international troupe MAYUMANA; in 2019, worked with CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, and in 2011 was the lead actor in the show THE VOCA PEOPLE. RIZUMIK has also been part of the faculty in BOBBY McFERRIN’s Circlesong School since 2016. As an independent arist, RIZUMIK performs improvised and interactive concerts, has the one man show Shape Shifter, teaches private classes, does coaching/mentoring, and facilitates workshops, retreats and artistic residencies dedicated to improvisation, circle singing, vocal performance, rhythm, dance, vulnerability, expression, connection and creativity. He focuses on human interaction, dynamics and games, following the spirit of “playfulness”.

Manuel Linhares is a Portuguese Jazz singer dedicated to performance, composition and teaching. He worked with renowned international musicians such as: Bobby Mcferrin, Judy Niemack, Theo Bleckmann, John Hollenbeck, Rhiannon, Guillermo Klein, David Binney, António Loureiro, Pedro Iaco and the extraordinary Meredith Monk. Manuel just released his third album of original music entitled “Suspenso” and he has been presenting himself on stages throughout Portugal, Europe, United States and Brazil. He also created a vocal improv lab in Portugal – “O Círculo da Voz”, as a way to expand the vocal improv community in the country. He completed Rhiannon’s “All the Way In” improvisation advanced course in 2022 and, at the present moment he is her assistant in the 2023 edition of the “All the Way In” program alongside Cara Trezise. He is currently part of the faculty teachers of the CirclesongSchool led by the ten-times GRAMMY winner Bobby Mcferrin.

Cara Trezise is a singer, dancer, teacher and performance artist based in Vermont.  She has studied vocal improvisation and worked for Rhiannon since 2011. This year she has been a copilot for Rhiannon’s year long course All the Way In. She is currently training with a cohort led by Rhiannon and choreographer Margie Gillis in the Murmuration Project in Montreal, a training in vocal and movement improvisation for performance. She travels regularly and teaches a unique blend of music, theater arts, nature connection, and body-centered improvisation. Cara believes singing is a survival skill that helps individuals and communities thrive.