Concert Series


Ryan Johnson and SOLE Defined come
to the Lincoln Theater on November 16 at 7:30pm.

ArtsLink presents SOLE Defined at the Lincoln Theater on Thursday, November 16, at 7:30 pm. SOLE Defined puts an exciting twist on percussive dance by turning their bodies into human drums translating global rhythms into movement. SOLE Defined artists fuse tap dance, sand dance, tapping on roller skates and body percussion to create a free flowing conversation through music and movement. ArtsLink’s administrative coordinator, Donna Earley, remarks, “We saw this group perform at a presenters conference in Lancaster, PA, last year and they are phenomenal! We’re all in for a very fun evening.”

Created in 2011 by Ryan Johnson (of the critically-acclaimed “Beatles LOVE by Cirque Du Soleil” and “STOMP”) and partner Quynn Johnson, SOLE Defined has performed in distinguished venues both nationally and internationally including The Kennedy Center, Jacobs Pillow, The Shakespeare Theater, The Smithsonian, International Cajon Festival and DancEncore International Dance Festival.

Quoted by the Washington Post, “SOLE Defined performed the coolest number of the night with their high-stepping toe tapping blend of styles.” SOLE Defined is committed to the preservation and restoration of percussive dance in international communities.

Tickets for ArtsLink members are $10 for an individual and $20 for a family (2 adults and kids under 18), for non-members $15 for individuals and $25 for a family, student tickets are $5, and will be available at the door. Additionally, season tickets are available for the remaining concerts in the series at a reduced price. For more ticket information, please call the office at 304-455-2278.

This ArtsLink event is sponsored by Marble King. Funding for this program made possible with assistance from The City of New Martinsville Parks & Recreation Commission, West Virginia Northern Community College, WETZ/WYMJ Radio, EQT Foundation, Ohio Valley Online, and the Dominion Foundation. This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. This engagement of SOLE Defined is made possible through the West Virginia Special Presenters Initiative Program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may contact us at 304-455-2278 to request assistance.

ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility
wherever possible.  Accessible seating is available for all
events.  Persons with special needs may contact
us at 304-455-2278 to request assistance.


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