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EMMY & AMERICAN CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD WINNING CHOREOGRAPHER JASON SAMUELS  SMITH DEBUTS NEW TAP COMPANY ANYBODY CAN GET IT at the NY CITY CENTER FALL FOR DANCE  FESTIVAL 2006!
New York City -- Oct 1, 2006 --

EMMY & AMERICAN CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD WINNING CHOREOGRAPHER JASON SAMUELS  SMITH
DEBUTS NEW TAP COMPANY ANYBODY CAN GET IT
at the NY CITY CENTER FALL FOR DANCE  FESTIVAL 2006!

NEW YORK CITY -- OCTOBER 7th & 8th 2006 -- Jason Samuels Smith presents new tap company ANYBODY CAN GET IT in their New York debut with “Peace of Mind”, an original work that was specifically created to make a political statement on the current state of the world. Tap embassador Jason Samuels Smith is a New York City native and returns as a part of the New York City Center Fall for Dance Festival 2006.
    A.C.G.I.(Anybody Can Get It) was formed in 2001 by Emmy Award Winner Jason Samuels Smith. The creative concept behind the company involves showcasing the skills of an eclectic group of tap dancers who are able to hold their own as soloists, in addition to performing a challenging repertoire of original group choreography. A.C.G.I. stands for the reality that “anybody can get better at what they do through hard work, dedication and commitment.” 

As the sole choreographer, Jason Samuels Smith often finds inspiration for his works both in the legacy of the past and in the hope of Tap’s thriving future. Group repertory has included a range from Acapella works to live musical accompaniment and represents an exploration in the styles that diversify the visual vocabulary of Tap Dance. Jason Samuels Smith’s A.C.G.I. showcases advanced musicianship through the performance skill of Improvisation and the original collaborations of some of the greatest feet in the business today. Members to be featured include Chloe Arnold, Christopher Scott, Joseph Wiggin, Melinda Sullivan & Sarah Reich with special guest percussionist JoJo Smith.

Performance credits include The Getty Museum Family Day Festival, The Temple Bar in Santa Monica, California, the Los Angeles Tap Festival, National Tap Dance Day in Thousand Oaks, California, and Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s “Global Rhythms”.

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Jason Samuels Smith won an Emmy and an American Choreography Award in a star-studded tribute to Gregory Hines for the Opening number of the Jerry Lewis/MDA Telethon in 2004. He was most recently featured in the Critically Acclaimed run of Imagine Tap! at the Harris Theater,  in Outkast’s feature film “Idlewild”, and starred in the award-winning short film “Tap Heat” (www.tapheat.com) with tap legend Arthur Duncan.

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