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Dec 20, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:

*DRP ARTISTS*
- Pandit Chitresh Das & Jason Samuels Smith at IIT Mumbai
- Chloe Arnold featured on The Discovery Channel’s Time Warp
- On Tap @ Joe's Pub
-Tap Into Rio 2009 featuring Chloe Arnold!
-2009 DC Tap Festival
-2009 LA Tap Fest

*EAST COAST*
- See Eboni Edwards in her Broadway debut, BILLY ELLIOT!
-Roxane Butterfly's events (NYC Dec-Jan)
-Tap Jam at Chelsea Studios
- Special Holiday Workshop w/ Regine Ndounda, December 22nd
-A Message from DeWitt Flemming
- APAP Conference Showcase
-Silent Fire Keeps it Burning Through the Holidays
-Parallel Exit's End-Of-Year News
- Musical Extravaganza In Honor of Ulysses Slaughter
- A message from Kwikstep, Rokafella and the Full Circle Family
-ShowBiz Offer: 'SHREK' Tickets

*MIDWEST*
- December News from CHRP
-Bril Barrett and M.A.D.D. Rhythms featured in Dec. Issue of Dancer Magazine
- Cincinnati Taps Inc presents: Winter Intensive 2009
-2009 Chicago International Salsa Congress

*WEST COAST*
-DECEMBER URGENT E-NEWS - sign petition
-Any One Home- The Reunion Tour Jan 16 & 17. UCLA Kaufman Dance Theater
-Hawaii TAP News

*WORLD-WIDE*
-Slydology by Roger A. Reed
-Michelle Dorrance featured in new documentary series, "Global Vision"
-120 Holiday Hour Sale Now Until Sunday at http://store.monstersdance.com
-Call for Participation to the Dance Directors, Teachers and Dancers: HAPPY NEW YEAR from BARCELONA DANCE AWARD
- Drums of Switzerland. Astonishing.

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*DRP ARTISTS *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Pandit Chitresh Das & Jason Samuels Smith at IIT Mumbai

Event: Pandit Chitresh Das & Jason Samuels Smith at IIT Mumbai
What: Concert
Host: Chhandam School of Kathak Dance and Chitresh Das Dance Company
Start Time: Sunday, December 21 at 11:45pm
End Time: Monday, December 22 at 1:00am
Where: IIT Mumbai

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Chloe Arnold featured on The Discovery Channel’s Time Warp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Y0dNQqLOc

Here are the remaining show dates:

Saturday, December 20 at 1 PM

Sunday, December 21 at 9 AM
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On Tap @ Joe's Pub
Tuesday January 6, 2009 at Joe's Pub
7:00 pm
Tickets: $12, plus $12 dinner minimum
www.joespub.com, 212-967-7555
Dinner Reservations: 212-539-8778

The hottest feet in tap join for one electric night at Joe?s Pub. Performers include Brenda Bufalino, Ayodele Casel, C3 Tap Co-operative, Barbara Duffy & Company, Chikako Iwahori, Lisa La Touche, Carson Murphy, Claudia Rahardjanoto, Lynn Schwab, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, and more!

425 Lafayette Street, NYC
Between East 4th and Astor Place

TICKETS:

Online: joepub.com
Phone: 212-967-7555
In Person: The Public Theater Box Office (425 Lafayette Street)
Tues-Sat from 1:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Sun + Monday from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

DINNER RESERVATIONS
212-539-8778

Purchase of a ticket does NOT guarantee seating; seating, as well as standing-room, is available only on a first-come, first-serve basis for all shows without a dinner reservation. Two drink or $12 food minimum per person is standard. All tickets are non-refundable at Joe's Pub.

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Tap in Rio 2009
27-31 janeiro
As inscrições estão abertas !

www.tapinrio.com.br

Veja abaixo a descrição de cada aula.
Não fique com vergonha de tirar suas dúvidas: tapinrio@gmail.com
??(21) 2226 2463 - (21) 8175 4646

Notícia de ultima hora: Chloe Arnold estará no Tap in Rio !
Professores
Adriana Salomão, Adriana Brunato, Chloe Arnold, Flavia Costa, Flavio Salles, Heber Stalin, Leandro Neto,
Lionel Arthur (a confirmar), Steven Harper, Cintia Martin, Thiago Marcelino
(e .... podemos incluir mais)


Tap Kids ??Adriana Salomãoe Steven Harper (Intermediário)
Venha passar um pedacinho de suas férias sapateando no Tap in Rio.
Percussão corporal, lindy hop, técnica e uma divertida coreografia.
Aula para quem já possui uma pequena base de sapateado. A partir de 8 anos.

Flashback ? Adriana Salomão(iniciante/intermediário)
Para professores e calouros. Vamos rever e trabalhar os fundamentos. Uma aula de nível iniciante, para quem quer começar,
e para quem quer descobrir e /ou relembrar o básico do sapateado. Novos exercícios para 2009!!!

Hoofer's Delight ??Chloe Arnold (avançado)
O Festival tem o imenso prazer de receber essa artista multi-talentosa, que nós tras o que
ha de mais antenado no sapateado americano contemporaneo.
Fortaleza in Rio ? Hebert Stalin, Leandro Neto (intermediário/adiantado)
Fortaleza está se tornando uma praça forte do sapateado no Brasil. Abrimos uma janela sobre
esse universo com dois sapateadores destacados. Cada dia um oferecera sua linguagem.

Tap intermediário ? Adriana Salomão(intermediário)
Com uma dinâmica e dançante coreografia, trabalharemos a harmonia entre a
parte técnica, corporal e ritmica através uma rotina a cada dia.

Rala Rala ? Steven Harper (adiantado)
Aula concentrada no desenvolvimento técnico dos alunos e na dinâmica do som, através de exercícios específicos.
Para quem quer trabalhar a musicalidade do sapateado e ter pleno controle sobre os ritmos produzidos.

1 é Bom, 5 é 10 ! O Retorno! (adiantado)
? Cintia Martin (dia 27), Thiago Marcelino (dia 28) , Adriana Salomão (dia 29), Flavio Salles (dia 30), Adriana Brunato (dia 31)
A volta triunfal de uma dos destaques do Tap in Rio.
5 dos melhores professores do país dão aula, um por dia, cada um no seu estilo.

Improvisação ? Steven Harper (intermediário/adiantado)
Aula de improvisação para quem precisa descobrir os caminhos da liberdade e acabar com o medo de
se apresentar numa jam session. São exercícios simples. Vem!

Percussão Corporal ? Lionel Arthur (a confirmar) (todos os níveis)
O instrumento mais antigo é o corpo humano. Lionel Arthur, baterista e percussionista francês,
traz pela primeira vez ao Brasil seu conhecimento e talento (presença do Lionel a confirmar).

Repertório ? Steven Harper(intermediário/adiantado)
Repertório é conhecimento e vocabulário. Vamos aprender um clássico do sapateado: o soft shoe "Taking a Chance on Love", de Coles & Bufalino.
Um clássico, lindo e desafiante.

Rhythm Tap ? Flávia Costa (adiantado)
Uma das professores mais queridas do evento retorna, com seu estilo pessoal e inconfundível.

Baquetas - Embasamento Rítmico ? Steven Harper (todos os níveis)
O domínio do sapateado passa pelo conhecimento rítmico. Essa aula trabalha células rítmicas clássicas,
a partir de partituras (que aprenderemos a ler), usando baquetas. Divertido e importante.

Lindy Hop ? Steven Harper (todos os níveis)
Nos anos 30 e 40, era do jazz e das Big Bands, o Lindy Hop reinava absoluto nos salões de dança.
Muitos passos tradicionais do sapateado são na verdade oriundos do Lindy Hop. A sequencia de aula sera apresentada logo
em seguida, na noite de performance, sexta feira. Indispensável! Leve seu tenis, seu figurino ... e seu batom.
tapinrio@gmail.com
Novo: Tap in Rio no Orkut
http://www.orkut.com.br/Main#Profile.aspx?origin=is&uid=4226376541336522208

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Contato / contact: tel + 55.21-3435 9800 & cel +55.21-8105 1812
Website: www.stevenharper.com.br & www.ciastevenharper.com.br
VIDEOS: www.youtube.com/user/stevenharper
Blog INFOTAP: http://infotap.blog.terra.com.br/
Skype: harpethetapper
Orkut: http://www.orkut.com/Profile.aspx?uid=11661884486063549836

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Contato / contact: tel + 55.21-3435 9800 & cel +55.21-8105 1812
Website: www.stevenharper.com.br & www.ciastevenharper.com.br
VIDEOS: www.youtube.com/user/stevenharper
Blog INFOTAP: http://infotap.blog.terra.com.br/
Skype: harpethetapper
Orkut: http://www.orkut.com/Profile.aspx?uid=11661884486063549836

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2009 DC Tap Festival
Presented by Chloe and Maud Productions
April 17th, 18th and 19th
www.dctapfest.com


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2009 LA Tap Fest
Presented by The Debbie Allen Dance Academy
August 10-15th 2009
www.latapfest.com

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*EAST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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See Eboni Edwards in her Broadway debut today!


THE HOTTEST TICKET OF THE SEASON IS BILLY ELLIOT --
AND HERE'S HOW TO GET YOURS!

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Box office hours: Mon-Sat 10-8:30, Sun 12-6
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PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
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ADDED PERFORMANCES:
Dec. 22, 28, 29 & 30 at 8
No performances Dec. 31
The one name on everybody's lips is BILLY. BILLY ELLIOT The Musical is the new show that has captured Broadway's heart and received the best reviews for any musical in years.

Called "EXTRAORDINARILY UPLIFTING" by Time Out New York and "INTOXICATING" by The New York Times, BILLY ELLIOT is a joyous, exciting and feel-good celebration of one boy following his heart and making his dreams come true.

Based on the critically acclaimed feature film, BILLY ELLIOT is brought to life by the movie's original creative team -- director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling and writer Lee Hall — along with music legend Elton John, who has written what the New York Post calls "HIS BEST SCORE YET!"


Come discover for yourself
the next great Broadway musical,
BILLY ELLIOT.

"BILLY'S GOTTA DANCE.
AND YOU GOTTA SEE HIM DO IT."
-The Washington Post

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-Daily News

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SINCE HARRY POTTER."
-New York Post

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-Newsday

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OF A MUSICAL!"
-MY9 News

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& ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!"
-Liz Smith

"ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW!"
-WOR Radio

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Proudly sponsored by Fidelity Investments.
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Tap Jam at Chelsea Studios!

What: Jam Session
Host: Hillary-Marie
Start Time: Saturday, December 20 at 7:30pm
End Time: Saturday, December 20 at 8:30pm
Where: Chelsea Studios
Cost: Only $3!
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Roxane Butterfly's events/ New York City:

ROXANE BUTTERFLY @ BIRDLAND
In ''BENDING TOWARDS THE LIGHT"
A JAZZ NATIVITY
Written, arranged and conducted by Anne Phillips
Directed by Beth & Tad Jones
Music Director, Bob Kindred
Also featuring Lou Soloff (trumpet) and Benny Powell (trumpet)

=> BIRDLAND
315 West 44th St., NYC
Dec. 25, 5 & 8 PM
Res. 212-581-3080


TAPPING INTO THE NEW YEAR @ STEPS
-Improvisation Classes
Adv Int Tap 7:45-9:15 Fri 12/26
Int Tap 1-2:30 Wed 12/31
Int Adv Tap 4:30-6 Sun 1/11
-Technic Classes:
Basic Tap 7-8 Mon 12/29
Beg Tap 8-9:15 Mon 12/29

=> STEPS
2121 Broadway at 74th street


WORLDBEATS CLASSES:
Sundays Jan 4th, 18th, 25th, 3.30pm-5pm
Advanced Tap technic
Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th St, betw 6th & 7th Aves
$20 per single class.
@ AMERICAN TAP DANCE FOUNDATION
Tel: 646-230-9564/ Ext. 2802



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Roxane Butterfly's Worldbeats
Barcelona: + 34 651 684 430
New York: + 1 212 636 9584
http://worldbeats.free.fr
www.myspace.com/roxanebutterfly
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Special Holiday Workshop with Regine Ndounda
Monday, December 22, 2008


Who? You, you and especially you!

What? Special Congolese Dance Workshop w/ Regine Ndounda
...featuring the livest drummers this side of the Congo River...
Kiazi Malonga, Raphael Matingou and many more!

When? Monday, December 22, 2008 @ 7:30pm

Where? The Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street (2nd floor), Oakland, Ca 94612

How? Bring your $15 workshop fee & your dancing feet...
**This is the last Monday class of the year, so come & celebrate with us to close out 2008 properly.

Don't forget to mark your calendars and plan your travel for...
The Congolese Dance & Drum Workshop in Maui
Friday, February 27 through Monday, March 9, 2009

2009 will mark the Congolese Dance & Drum Workshop's 30th anniversary. We hope you will join us in Maui as we celebrate this continuing legacy. For 10 days, we will enjoy the splendors of paradise, while exploring the vast and rich culture of Central Africa. This all-inclusive cultural getaway will feature world-renowned artist-instructors of Congolese art and culture including dance, drum, song, storytelling, theater and percussion, a delectable blend of Congolese, American & vegetarian cuisine, local tours of the island and much more. To learn more about the workshop or to register:

Call: Regine N'dounda, CDDW Director - 510.706.4047
Call: Cai Sorlien, CDDW Coordinator - 530.288.3603
Visit: www.congorhythms.org
New website coming soon... www.congolesecamp.org
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A Message from DeWitt Flemming:

I'm pleased to announce that I will be performing in the Grand Re-opening of the Supper Club in Times Square, now named The Edison Ballroom. It's going to be a great show. There is a 22 piece Swing Band, 6 lindy hoppers (and they do the real stuff, crazy flips and tosses), 6 singers, and yours truly. The Show runs from Dec 20- Jan 3, 2009. For more info click on the link below. I have comps and reduced priced tickets, but you have to let me know soon before i run out. Oh and did i mention open bar for $25, dinner and open bar $50 (that's the reduced price i get, slightly more for new years. The comps I get are for the show only). So let me know. Hope to see you there.
www.edisonballroom.com
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Upcoming NYC Show: Jan. 10th at Drom
Di Fonzo InterArts Presents an APAP Showcase of
Tambor: A Mosaic of World Rhythms and Percussive Feet
Featuring:
TrioNada 6 PM
Rumbatap 6:30 PM
Grupo los Santos 7:30 PM
The Paul Carlon Octet 9 PM
   
Tickets: $12 advance/$15 at the door
Drom: 85 Avenue A (btw. 5th & 6th Sts.) (212) 777 1157

   

   Who's on the gig? The Lineup for Drom

Paul Carlon: tenor & soprano saxes, flute
Anton Denner: alto sax & flute
Dave Smith: trumpet
Ryan Keberle & Mike Fahie: trombones
John Stenger: piano
Edward Perez: bass
William 'Beaver' Bausch: drumset
Christelle Durandy: vocals
Max Pollak: Rumbatap

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APAP Conference Showcase
APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, is an industry conference held from Jan. 9-13 in New York City. In conjunction with a collective of musicians and dancers called Tambor, which will be performing an APAP showcase at Drom nightclub in the East Village on Jan. 10th. Come out and support us if you're in the area!
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Silent Fire Keeps it Burning Through the Holidays


It's that time of year again.

That time where we sit back and try to remember the meaning of christmas meanwhile trudging through stores and websites in search of the perfect present.

And all around us, everything has changed. The economy has fallen, we suddenly have a mixed race President and the world is in not better shape than it was when our country was created.

So what we do?

Nothing?
Everything?

Silent Fire wants to know what you think.

This holiday season, we would like to thank you for all of your dedication and support by listening to you. We want to hear your voice.

What direction has our country gone in?
And what are we going to do about it?

Email your respones to silentfireblog@yahoo.com
(Subject line: Keep it Burning! Responses can be anonymous or signed)

Your responses will be posted on Silent Fire's blog at www.silentfireproductions.com along with responses by the Silent Fire Family.

Check it out and see what your fellow Americans really think about the events of the past few months.

And on behalf of the entire Silent Fire Family, have a great holiday season and hang in there:)

Sincerely,
SFP


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Parallel Exit's End-Of-Year News
Hello
As we enter the holiday season, we here at Parallel Exit have lots of news to share with you!
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Free performances!
If you're in New York, you have a rare chance to see Parallel Exit absolutely free! We are performing highlights from our past three hit shows TIME STEP, CUT TO THE CHASE, and THIS WAY THAT WAY at the Arts Presenters Conference and you are welcome to join us!

Showcasing with Chris Elam's Misnomer Dance Theater
Showcases happen every 45 minutes back-to-back
Alvin Ailey Studios - 55th Street and 9th Avenue - Studio LLC

Monday January 11th
3pm, 3:45pm, 4:30pm, 5:15pm

Tuesday January 12th
2:30pm, 3:15pm, 4:00pm, 4:45pm, 5:30pm
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TIME STEP returns!
One night only! Parallel Exit's tap show TIME STEP returns as part of the American Tap Dance Foundation's "Sound Check" series in February. Join us as we share the stage with the inimitable Barbara Duffy as part of this inaugural festival of full-length tap works.

Thursday February 19th, 2009
Judson Church
55 Washington Square South
8pm
$25 for both shows!

"It's a reminder of how eloquently the body can speak and of how little it takes to create entertainment." – The New York Times

Parallel Exit on the road!
Parallel Exit launches our AMERICAN VAUDEVILLE tour in 2009! Featuring highlights from our trio of hit shows THIS WAY THAT WAY, CUT TO THE CHASE, and TIME STEP, this tour offers enough dancing, juggling, music, magic, and slapstick for a dozen shows! We'll be in Colorado in March, Brooklyn in April, Austria in August, and Spain in September. We hope to see you on the road!

"Parallel Exit's kinetic style says so much without uttering a single syllable." - Time Out New York Kids
Parallel Exit on tour!

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Parallel Exit's HOUSE OF FUN!
Parallel Exit is busily working on our brand new show, HOUSE OF FUN. Our core team – director Mark Lonergan, performers Joel Jeske and Ryan Kasprzak, and percussionist Mike Dobson – are in the studio cooking up the laughs and magic you expect from a Parallel Exit production. Look for a sneak preview at the Kitchen in April, and the full show at the Kraine in June!
Parallel Exit's HOUSE OF FUN!

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Support Parallel Exit!
We know the effect the economy is having on people around the world. The arts can seem expendable in times such as these. If you've seen a Parallel Exit production, you know how vital and engaging our work is, particularly to children. What you may not know, is that Parallel Exit also performs regularly in public schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City. In 2009, we are planning to expand our reach into these schools, developing performances and interactive programs that will reach students who have little or no access to the performing arts. Your support will make these programs possible, and will ensure that Parallel Exit continues our pursuit of affordable, accessible theatre for audiences of all ages.

Please consider making a donation to Parallel Exit today. Here's how:

For tax-deductible donations, you can send a check payable to The Field (our fiscal sponsor) c/o The Field, 161 Sixth Avenue, 14th floor, New York, NY, 10013. Please write "Parallel Exit" on the memo line of your check.

To donate directly to Parallel Exit, please visit our paypal page:

Parallel Exit's paypal page

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Thank you so much for your continued support of Parallel Exit. We wish you a wonderful holiday season!
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Musical Extravaganza In Honor of Ulysses Slaughter

Dec. 28, 3 p.m.

Sugarhill Restaurant, Brooklyn

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Kwikstep and Rokafella giving you a shout....

Peace,
We hope your holiday season is going great!
Please check out an online article featuring Kwikstep's NYC street dance legacy at
www.morethanastance.com
Stay tuned for another historic event at the Bronx Museum highlighting street dance on the evening of January 9, 2009.. as well as a new website "kwik2rok" in the upcoming months.

Thank you for your continued support during this challenging year.. it is cherished and appreciated.
We hope we have completed another year of sharing the best we have to offer.. artistically and spiritually.

Blessings to you and your family for the new year-2009!

-from Kwikstep and Rokafella and the Full Circle Family
sponsored by Adidas and housed at Dance New Amsterdam.
www.fullcirclesoul.com
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‘SHREK THE MUSICAL’

$80
Orchestra/Front Mezzanine   $70
Rear Mezzanine A - C
$60
Rear Mezzanine D - J   $45
Rear Mezzanine K - P

(Regularly $66.50 - $121.50)
Visit BroadwayOffers.com or
CALL 212-947-8844 and use code SHDREAM or
PRINT this email and bring it to the
Broadway Theatre box office, Broadway? at 53rd Street.

Box Office Hours:
Mon - Sat 10am - 8pm; Sun Noon - 6pm

"TRUE HAPPINESS.
'Shrek The Musical' is DEFINITELY A CUT ABOVE,
in the best tradition of screwball comedy. SUTTON FOSTER (Fiona) is an inspired, take-charge musical comedian in the
tradition of Danny Kaye and Carol Burnett."
–Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"BRIAN d'ARCY JAMES (Shrek) gives a
multi-layered ogre that is AMAZING."
–Barbara Hoffman, NY Post
"A TRIUMPH OF COMIC IMAGINATION!
The most INGENIOUSLY WACKY, TRANSCENDENTLY TASTELESS Broadway musical since 'The Producers.'
ALTOGETHER IRRESISTIBLE!
DANIEL BREAKER (Donkey) is PERFECTLY HILARIOUS.
'SHREK' is A GAS, GAS, GAS!"
–USA Today
"FAR, FAR AND AWAY THE FUNNIEST
NEW MUSCIAL ON BROADWAY!
LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER--- SEE 'SHREK!'"
–Pat Collins, WOR-TV
"I'm SHRIEKING for 'SHREK!'
EVERYBODY IN THE CAST IS TERRIFIC!
CHRISTOPHER SIEBER (Lord Farquaad) is HYSTERICAL.
Don't miss this GRAND NIGHT OF PURE FUN!"
–David Richardson, WOR Radio
SHREK THE MUSICAL is your destination for OGRE-SIZED BROADWAY ENTERTAINMENT. Featuring an unforgettable score
of all-new songs and breathtaking scenery and costumes, it's part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun.
To see photos from Opening Night and learn more, visit SHREKTHEMUSICAL.COM


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*MIDWEST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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December News from CHRP

Support CHRP in 2009 and Beyond
The economy may be Tapped Out, but Chicago Human Rhythm Project is still Tapping In with concerts and education programs throughout Chicago and we need your help as much as ever to continue this important cultural work.

Please consider making a year-end contribution to one of our "ground shaking" performance or education programs and celebrate the holidays by designating your gift to honor a person of your choice.

Here's an example of how your donation can help:
•   $50 will provide one student with SHOES at our outreach programs all over Chicago, where CHRP provides FREE after school classes.
•   $250 will support our lecture demonstration program, "We All Got Rhythm," that reaches over 10,000 children every year and teaches tolerance, American history and the diversity of rhythmic expression.
•   $500 will provide a life-changing summer scholarship for one student who will study intensively for two weeks with the world's greatest masters of tap and percussive dance at our summer festival, Rhythm World.
•   $1,000 will support the presentation of one master artist at the Winter Tap JAMboree or Windy City Rhythms.
•   $5,000 will sponsor a single concert at the world's oldest and most comprehensive festival of tap - Rhythm World - in August.
•   $10,000 will sponsor a major public presentation at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park for 10,000 people.

But wait, don't wait! If you've been thinking about making a contribution to CHRP but haven't, now is the time. The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation will be matching 50% of every new gift, up to $5,000! That means that every new $50 gift is really worth $75, every $250 gift worth $375, and so on. This makes it the perfect time to start giving, since we only have a limited amount of time to reach our goal for the matching challenge.

Of course, if you're unable to donate, there are still many other ways to support CHRP. We are always looking for volunteers to help us with our events, particularly the summer festival. Simple tasks such as driving artists to and from the airport can be extremely difficult with such a small staff. If you'd like to join our volunteer list, simply respond to this email and say "Add me to the list."
Thank you for your continued support, and
Tappy Holidays!



CHRP's 2009 Season of Events    
Next year is going to be an extremely exciting time at CHRP. As we gear up for our 20th Anniversary celebration, we're offering up some of the best programs we've ever created!

Winter Tap JAMboree!
Saturday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, March 1
Beverly Arts Center
Two days of masterclasses, the annual audition for the Leo Harris Tap Scholarship program, and the Chicago premiere of the award-winning tap documentary "Wonder Kids." Study with Dianne Walker, Ted Levy, Tre Dumas, Idella Reed, Lisa La Touche, and Ashley DeForest.

Windy City Rhythms
Friday, May 29 - Sunday, May 31
Museum of Contemporary Art
CHRP returns to the MCA to present one its most AMAZING bills ever: Barbatuques from Brazil, Ted Levy and BAM! Truly a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see all of these spectacular artists and more on one stage.

19th annual Rhythm World summer festival
July 27 - August 9
Downtown Chicago
For the first time in over 10 years, CHRP brings the festival back to downtown Chicago! Study with many of the world's finest tap and percussive arts masters at the oldest and most comprehensive tap festival in the world. Residencies, Courses, Masterclasses, Workshops, KIDS Program, Youth Tap Ensemble Conference, Panel Discussion, Tap Slam, Tap Jam, Cutting Contest, Student Showcase, Faculty "JUBA" concerts and some very special guests! Two weeks of Tap Mayhem!

Global Rhythms Five
featuring Step Afrika
November 27 - 29
Harris Theater
Step Afrika presents the African American art form of stepping and will literally kick off our 20th anniversary celebration with their Chicago debut.

Thank you for your continued support, and
Tappy Holidays!


Chicago Human Rhythm Project | 2936 N. Southport Avenue | Chicago | IL | 60657

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Bril Barrett and M.A.D.D. Rhythms featured in Dec. Issue of Dancer Magazine

Special thanks to Melba Huber, who wrote a wonderful story on me and my history, my goals and my outlook at the future.

Check it out online and as always, I would love your feedback.

http://www.danceruniverse.com/tap
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Cincinnati Taps Inc presents:
Winter Intensive 2009
Featuring Gina Burgei and Joshua Fossitt (of Rhythm in Shoes)
Jan 10, 2009
Tina Marie School of Dance
880 Compton Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45231

2-3:15pm
Gina Burgei
Tap Teachers and Assistants

2-3:15pm
Joshua Fossitt
Beginner/Intermediate
Open to all ages

3:30-4:45
Joshua Fossitt
Intermediate/Advanced
Open to all ages

3:30-4:45
Gina Burgei
Intermediate/Advanced
Adults Only

For information and registration visit www.cincinnatitapsinc.org


Thank you.
Gloria Esenwein for Cincinnati Taps Inc.


--
Gloria C. Esenwein, LMT
Music, Movement, Rhythm & Spirit
1430 Weigold Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223
513.541.7443

and,

A Healing Place
5608 Harrison Ave
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2009 Chicago International Salsa Congress
February 12-15, 2009
2009 Chicago International Salsa Congress
Cultural Expressions Productions, Ltd
www.chicagosalsacongress.com for more information
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*WEST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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URGENT E-MESSAGE
We thought we would be wishing you happy holidays , thanking you for your support, and probably a last minute reminder to donate, but following is a super short and urgent message.

LAUSD FREEZES ALL ACTIVITY FOR THE ACPN PARTNERS - PLEASE WRITE LETTERS TO SAVE THE ARTS IN OUR SCHOOLS.

Early December we began to get warnings from the Arts Education Office of the Los Angeles Unified School District that we should finish off our current work and hold on off on starting our additional schools. The process begins in May where the schools selected arts companies that are part of the Arts Community Partnership; then we are sent a list in July, and we contact them to schedule, also getting signed reservation slips, where all signatures are binding. We did this as we have been with this exemplary program, one of the best in the country, since it began, and we have worked with the LAUSD since 1980. We scheduled through June with those schools, working it into our schedule of larger performances and new work creation schedule. And we began with the first school in September.

Now we are been informed that the whole program is in jeopardy and to stop until it is resolved. And - that we might not be paid for the work we have already done. The Arts For LA web-site says it way better than this, and has a sample letter and where it should go if you click on it. This impacts so many of our schools activities, and of course the students at these schools. All the schools, by the way, wrote grants to be able to use funds received for sequential arts services. All of us in the ACPN wrote applications that showed our ability to provide this at the highest level. For years we have experienced the results, both for the students and the teachers who we help empower in the staff development sessions. It impinges on all of us. Click on the sample letter link to go there directly. These is also a petition to sign.

We will be sending out a more traditional message of the holidays, as there is much to be grateful for this year, but lets take care of this first.

Thanks for the help.

Louise Reichlin

Schools and Education

In the last three years we have worked with more than 50,000 at 65 schools in the LAUSD alone. We will leave the following link in the hope that this situation resolves. For more about our Arts Community Partnership packages and for our new Professional Development packages under SB1131 follow the links. For now the SB1131 seems to still be in tact.

Special Thanks
Special thanks to our government fundors that certainly deserve our attention. Without them (and many of you who donate to our company) we could not continue. Please go to our web site and make a donation. To see who else is helping us please see the funding page of our Fall Newsletter.

THANKS FOR READING AND RESPONDING TO OUR ALERT.

Previous E-News editions are now archived.

Please contact us if you would like more information about anything you see here or in our Fall Newsletter.

Sincerely,

Louise Reichlin, Director
Louise Reichlin & Dancers/
Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers
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Any One Home
-The REUNION TOUR-
Presented by UCLA Department of Dance/World Arts & Cultures & UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance

Highlighting the work of 18 distinguished graduates
(1972-2006))
Friday & Saturday, Jan 16 & 17, 2009
7:30pm. UCLA Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater
Tickets: $10, $8 (students) www.tickets.ucla.edu
Info: www.wac.ucla.edu

Performance: Linda Gold, I Made Bandem, Li Chiao-Ping, Banafsheh Sayyad, Tamica Washington-Miller, Jackie Lopez and Amrapali Ambegaokar Exhibition: Sachiye Nakano, Terry Saunders, Linda Yudin, Judith Scalin, Lily Kharrazi, Anu Kishore, Rose Eichenbaum, Lana Sprarker, Kevin Kane & Catherine Scott

This concert is dedicated to Marion Scott
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Hawaii TAP News

Coming in January to Hawaii

Maui Tap Experience proudly presents
Performer, Teacher, and Choreographer

Lynn Schwab

Lynn is a member of New York City's Barbara Duffy and Company, RumbaTap, and the Tap Collective. She has performed at The Duke on 42nd Street, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors,
Town Hall, Off Broadway's La MAMA, World Festival 2000, the International Street Performers Festival, the River to River Festival, Central Park's Summer Stage, Studio 54, Jacob's Pillow,
and The Joyce Theatres. Lynn has taught and performed in festivals in North America, Japan, Germany, Spain, France, Holland, and Estonia and continues to tour in the U.S. with Tap City.


www.MauiTapExperience.org

Workshops on Maui:

Sunday, January 18
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Omori Studio

BEG/INT 12:30
Intermediate 1:45
INT/ADV 3:00


Saturday, Jan. 17 & Monday, January 19
Privates & Small Groups at Kula Underground

Becky (808) 878-1482 for information


Workshops on Oahu:

Wednesday, January 21
University of Hawaii at Manoa

BEG/INT 5:30
INT/ADV 7:00

Carol (808) 254-3271 for information


Mahalo Nui to Sponsor Lorne Direnfeld!
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*WORLD-WIDE *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Slydology by Roger A. Reed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yB9M3fmVBs


Here is a wonderful present....Roger Reed's Slydology that he wrote for Jimmy. You can hear him play it. He helped Rocky Mendes take care of Jimmy and Jimmy died in his arms. He always played the piano on his visits. Isn't it wonderful that we can hear him play this song that he wrote for Jimmy. Yes, Jimmy know about it and enjoyed hearing Roger play it for him. Happy Holidays everyone,
Love,
Melba

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Hello friends in Japan, or friends with friends in Japan!

I hope all is well with you!

I will be on Japanese television (TV Station: BS12) as a
part of a new documentary Series, "Global Vision" airing Dec. 14, 15 and 16th! (yes i realize that includes today/yesterday)

the episode is on a day in the life of a dancer (dancers from nyc, japan, africa) - here is the website


http://www.twellv.co.jp/program/documentary/


the episode will also be available on the internet - and i have not seen ANY of this so let me know what it's like
(and if i look like a disaster or not)!

take care, and please stay in touch
michelle

p.s. new website www.michelledorrance.com

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Call for Participation to the Dance Directors, Teachers and Dancers: HAPPY NEW YEAR from BARCELONA DANCE AWARD the Ultimate International Competition for Schools/Groups... get the last places avaibles!

To all the Dance Directors, Teachers and Dancers:


HAPPY NEW YEAR,
rich of Dance, Success, Awards with...

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"Be protagonist,
under the spotlights:
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Drums of Switzerland. Astonishing.

This link takes you to a video showing the most extreme precision drumming while marching you probably will ever see. It is from Switzerland. I cannot imagine how these guys remember all the intricate actions and keep going without being exhausted. Rockettes, eat your hearts out!

http://www.biertijd.com/oudbruin/content.php?article.668

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