See 2 for 1 at Rhythmix Sunday, Feb. 3

Courtesy photos    Tara Pilbrow’s modern dance piece “2+1” interprets the desperation associated with becoming new parents.

Two Alameda artists will join forces to create an afternoon of family fun and arts-learning at Rhythmix Cultural Works on Sunday, Feb. 3. Dancer, choreographer and recent Alameda resident, Tara Pilbrow, offers a humorous peek into the roller-coaster ride of early parenthood with her wonderfully engaging modern dance piece, “2+1.”

Created with accessibility for all ages in mind, 2+1 presents the ups and downs of parenting through a series of comical interactive duets and solos. Central to the piece is the torrent of never-ending laundry spewing out of a full-sized washing machine at center stage.

Although Pilbrow is relatively new to Alameda, she is no stranger to the world of dance. Pilbrow has studied with notable dance companies in Taiwan, Beijing, Hong Kong, New York and Paris, in addition to attending the renowned Laban Dance Centre (now Trinity Laban) in London. She formed her own dance company, Tara Pilbrow Dance, while living in London. In 2018, Pilbrow launched the Animate Dance Festival in Alameda (the first-ever dance festival here), that celebrated dance in all its forms. It attracted more than 1,000 audience members from around the Bay Area.

Accompanying Pilbrow’s 2+1 is “The Snow Clown Experience,” a special engagement with long-time Alameda resident Jeff Raz. A locally treasured and globally recognized creative force, Raz presents his entertaining and thought-provoking program based upon his new book, The Snow Clown: Cartwheels on Borders from Alaska to Nebraska. This family-friendly interactive experience features lively conversation, fun demonstrations, short and engaging readings and a book signing.

Raz has performed nationally and internationally for decades, starring most notably with the Pickle Family Circus, Cirque du Soleil and on Broadway in Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. Raz co-founded the Clown Conservatory and Medical Clown Project and continues to write, perform, direct, teach and consult around the globe.

Both events are appropriate for all ages.

All 2+1 ticket holders can reserve their space for The Snow Clown Experience with Raz for free ($5 donation suggested for non-ticket holders). Seats are extremely limited and reservation holders will be admitted first. For more information, visit www.rhythmix.org.

n between Pilbrow’s two performances, hear readings from The Snow Clown, a new book by Alameda artist, author and renowned clown, Jeff Raz.