Music & Dance Performance featuring Stephen West's Knitted Creations

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., Champaign

Costumed in knitter Stephen West's creations, 20 musicians and dancers will perform in and around the library. The performers are students in COLAB, an interdisciplinary class at the University of Illinois, taught by Erik R. Lund, professor of composition-theory, and Kirstie Simson, associate professor of dance. Stephen West is based in Brooklyn and is known worldwide for his inventive and beautiful knitwear designs and patterns. Find out more about Stephen West and Westknits at http://www.westknits.com.

Dancers include:
Julianna Boylan
Abi Elliott
Jon Faw
Pinda Ho
Ben Joselyn
Skylar Lipman
Momar Ndiaye
Mitch Oliver
Catalina Hernandez
Elisandra Rosario
Diana Shepherd
Kirstie Simson
Sarah Stearn
Natalie Stehly

Part of Boneyard Arts Festival and National Library Week. Presented in partnership with Unit One/Allen Hall at the University of Illinois, Klose Knit Yarn Store, and Kirstie Simson. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

For all events at the library:
http://www.champaign.org/events

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Who is Stephen West?
Knitwear designer Stephen West dreams up extravagently colorful, sometimes geometric, rule-defying, highly personal creations. His patterns are wildly popular on Ravelry and his Instagram has more than 75K followers. In recent months, Stephen has presented his work in Greenland, in Reykjavik, Iceland, and in England at his Stephen & Penelope Yarn Store. He's originally from the U.S. and studied dance at the University of Illinois. http://www.westknits.com

“I can't knit fast enough to keep up with these gorgeous patterns!”
—A Westknits fan

Boneyard Shawl free pattern to download:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/boneyard-shawl

Westknits on Ravelry – 217 knitwear designs:
http://www.ravelry.com/designers/stephen-west

Meet Stephen West, Knitting Instructor with Craftsy (2 min):
http://www.youtu.be/N7hTONsTUtI

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