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Nov 2, 2007
Hip Hop Legend Mr. Wiggles will chreograph and appear with
Rock Steady Crew on
DANCING WITH THE STARS on November 6th...
Don't miss it!
Just a Reminder: Sue Samuels' Teaching Schedule!
BROADWAY DANCE CENTER - 322 W. 45th St. between 8th and 9th
*BEGINNER LEVEL: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday
Friday night 7:30-9
*BASIC LEVEL: Tuesday and Thursday 2-3:30
ALVIN AILEY - 405 W. 55th St. @ 9th Avenue
*BASIC/BEGINNER LEVEL: Monday 7:30-9
*ADVANCED/BEGINNER LEVEL: Tuesday and Thursday 10-11:30am
***Jason Samuels Smith will be teaching at the Ailey
Studios for the month of November... please check their
website for up to the minute scheduling at
Dance Chicago Workshop featuring M.A.D.D. Rhythms' own
Dance Chicago 2007
New Talent Workshop & Showcase
* Internationally Acclaimed Faculty
* Small Size Classes
* Winning Prizes
Students ages 7 throught teens
November 3rd & 4th, 2007
1439 W. Wellington Ave., 3rd Floor,
Chicago, IL. 60657
For more information visit:
RSVP @ 773-880-1701
Download Registration form:
TRADITION IN TAP—Upcoming Workshop!
The upcoming workshop in the 'Tradition In Tap - Series'
dedicated to the work of 'Hollywood Tap Star' Ms. Miriam
The workshop is scheduled to take place in New York City on
weekend of November 9-11 2007.
This workshop will feature original choreography taught by
herself - Ms. Miriam Nelson, and honorary Tap Master
leading tap artists: Ofer Ben, Karen Callaway Williams,
Rusty Frank, Ray Hesselink, Melba Huber, Avi Miller,
Salsberg, Prof. Hank Smith, Shea Sullivan & Dianne "Lady
The workshop is sponsored in part by New York City
Cultural Affairs & Dance Spirit / Dance Teacher Magazines,
take place at Nola Studios in midtown Manhattan.
The Participants Showcase will take place on Saturday Nov.
10, at The
Theatre at St. Peter's Church, Citigroup Center. See the
guidelines and application form.
The workshop includes:
- Three days of intensive tap experience.
- Original Choreography created and taught by the 'Master'
- Honorary Master Classes by leading tap artists.
- Participants Showcase.
- Tradition In Tap - Award Presentation.
- Tap History Talks.
- Video Presentation.
- Tap Technique.
- 'Dance Teacher Recognizes' certificate (For Teachers
The workshop consists of:
- Two separate adult programs for intermediate, advanced
- Youth program for tappers age 10-13, exposing them to
the genius of
Tradition In Tap is proud to announce an expanded
so that more aspiring tap dancers may attend The Miriam
Scholarships are made possible by funds granted by, New
Department of Cultural Affairs, 'Sponsor A Tap Dancer'
Tradition In Tap - Advisory Committee. Please refer to the
for more information and an application form.
If you are interested in becoming a personal sponsor to a
in need, join our 'Sponsor A Tap Dancer' program and
additional dancers with the partial or full tuition for a
the Tradition In Tap Series.
Extensive information and an online registration form is
on the web site: www.TraditionInTap.org
The workshop's poster will be sent out in few days - please
be sure to
update us with your current mailing address.
Space is limited - register early!
Monsters of HipHop 5th Anniversary Tour!
Excited To Celebrate Our
5th year of Bringing You The Only Dance Convention &
Featuring The Top Choreographers In The Industry
Plus More Opportunities
Than Any Dance Convention!
Dance with us when we come to your city.
Monsters of HipHop Portland, OR
*MR.WIGGLES will be there...
November 10-11, 2007
Red Lion on the River
*CONVENTION AT 85% CAPACITY, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
RESERVE YOUR SPOT*
Monsters of HipHop East Brunswick NJ
November 17-18, 2007
Hilton East Brunswick, NJ
*ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN!*
"Early Registration Rates Expire On November 4th For Online
Monsters of HipHop Dallas TX
January 5-6, 2008
Westin Park Central
MOHH Rate of $109 Available Thru Dec 12th
Call to reserve now - 888-627-7032
**ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAIL. NOV 1st**
Monsters of HipHop Tuscon, AZ
January 19-20, 2008
Doubletree Hotel Tucson at Reid Park
MOHH Rate of $139 Available Thru Dec 17th
Call to reserve now - 800-222-8733
**ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAIL. NOV 1st**
Don't miss Bril Barrett and Viola Elkins's performance—
DANCE CHICAGO PRESENTS
EXTENDED VIEW: HIP HOP
2936 N SOUTHPORT-CHICAGO
WED NOV 14 2007 7:30PM
tickets are available at ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com
Dance Chicago and then look for Extended View Hip Hop
or click this link www.ticketmaster.com/artist/1160339
tickets are $20
I will be presenting 2 shows in one
The first half will be Music Gave Me Life: The R.A.G.E.
presents a theatrical journey as what music has give me and
to give to other people. Strong powerful movements with a
Featured dancers Anthony Michelle Cathy Tammy Kiki Kathy
Culture Shock Chicago
The second half is RawFunkyStreetFlav- me showcasing
embody what is Raw, Funky, Street, and have a unique Flav
to them. I
will be hosting this show with Anthony Wolfe as well as
should be tons of fun!
featuring: Culture Shock Chicago, Bril Barrett, Hip Hop
Lebron and Justin Roberts, Icon and friends, Eilleen
Christina Santarelli, Perfect Tymin, Willie White, Kendra
friends, NonStop, Nico and friends, Onyx, Sapana, Chris
Soulful and funky!
I would love for you ALL to come. I am always trying to get
come take class but this time you get to watch and enjoy. I
featuring dancers from LeT tHE fuNk fLOw as promised they
and we are celebrating our first year of classes. Let this
inspire you to stay true to what you feel, release through
and change the world!
Tickets are on sale now! Support Dance Chicago, it takes
one person to
believe in you, and I am so thankful that Dance Chicago
me. This showcase is where I got my first start as a
performer in a
theater back in 1999 and it has pushed me to work harder
each year as
I presented work for Culture Shock Chicago. Yes Culture
dancers will be in this show...OF COURSE! They are my life,
my love, my growth so support them too we will also be in
programs in Dance Chicago as well as all these other great
They will be apart of Dance Chicago too! So check out the
of shows.....BUT DON'T MISS MINE!
Thanks so much for your support
VioLa E. Elkins
PERF. WORKSHOP WITH CHANNING COOK-HOLMES AND COMMUNITY
He's been on Broadway and the big screen, won multiple
awards, danced and served as Musical Director for
STEPOLOGY's Bay Area
Rhythm Exchange, delighted thousands around the world with
talents, and now Channing Cook-Holmes wants to work with
From Nov. 17-18, STEPOLOGY presents an OPEN LEVEL
with Channing Cook-Holmes. Participants will spend 6 hours
time working closely with Channing to compile a rhythm tap
piece. The weekend will conclude with a public performance
piece in a Community Showcase Performance! Details are:
Classes: Sat.-Sun. 11/17-11/18, 12-3:30pm (All levels
Performance: Sun. 11/18 at 3:30pm -- This performance will
Channing's workshop class and will also include an open
additional performances from Bay Area tappers. ***A small
will be requested of audience members at the door***.
Location: All events take place at ODC Theater, 3153 17th
Shotwell, SF, CA 94110
Adv. Registration (Postmarked by 11/11): $60 participation
includes 6 class hours and performance
On-site Registration or after 11/11: $70 participation fee
To Register in advance: Mail check to STEPOLOGY, P.O. Box
Francisco, CA 94142
More info: Anyone interested in participating in either
the performance, or both, should email firstname.lastname@example.org
www.stepology.com/classes.html for more information.
This event is made possible through the generous support of
STEPOLOGY now offers the following ongoing classes in San
Sundays: 12-1pm -- Int./Adv. Tap Choreography and
San Francisco Dance Center
26 Seventh Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tuesdays: 5:30-6:30pm -- Beginning/Intermediate Rhythm Tap
6:30-7:30pm -- Intermediate/Advanced Rhythm
Rhythm and Motion Dance Center @
ODC Dance Commons
351 Shotwell St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Note: Classes held in the ODC Dance Commons Skirball
Studio feature a
sprung wood floor and a state of the art sound system.
Check it out!
Wednesdays: 7-8pm -- Beginning/Intermediate Rhythm Tap
8-9pm -- Intermediate/Advanced Rhythm
City Dance Center
32 Otis St..
San Francisco, CA 94103
Thursdays: 6-7pm -- Beginning/Intermediate Rhythm Tap
7-8pm -- Intermediate/Advanced Rhythm Tap
San Francisco Dance Center
26 Seventh Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
(NOTE: All classes are subject to change. Contact the
for class schedules, policies, prices and directions.)
V. 2007 BAY AREA TAP FEST COMMEMORATIVE SHIRTS NOW
2007 Bay Area Tap Festival commemorative shirts and more
for purchase online through www.cafepress.com/2007batf/
Check out these cool new STEPOLOGY women's and men's tops,
more at www.cafepress.com/stepology.
STEPOLOGY GROWTH -- HOW YOU CAN BE INVOLVED!
Love tap dance? Looking to help make a difference for tap,
and/or the arts in general? In search of a proven yet
cause to which to lend your talents? STEPOLOGY is actively
individuals to help as the organization continues its
expansion in the San Francisco Bay Area into a year-round
Since inception in 2003, STEPOLOGY has been fortunate to
wide array of incredibly talented tap artists, and to
unparalleled amount of general audience appreciation,
acclaim, and government/foundational support for tap in the
Francisco Bay Area. However, 2007-2008 marks a new era for
organization -- an era of even more growth in which the
efforts of many more individuals will be necessary to
STEPOLOGY's mission of preserving and propelling the
American art form
of tap dancing.
If you feel you would like to play a part in these
efforts on behalf of tap in the Bay Area -- from stamping
planning fundraising events to serving on the STEPOLOGY
Directors -- please contact STEPOLOGY at 415-294-4941, or
email@example.com to find out more.
And please, don't wait. Preparations for next year's 2008
Tap Festival are already underway. To get an idea of the
the impact that your efforts can have, check the links
below for what
the critics have to say about the spectacular 2007 Bay Area
Exchange Concert Performance!
Mark Your Calendar:
The 2008 St. Louis Tap Festival will be
July 21 - July 26, 2008!!!
Make sure to catch the fusion of Kathak and Tap in MILAN!
Saturday November 3rd, 7:30 PM
Clayton High School Auditorium, St. Louis, MO
November 10 - Parker Dance Academy - Parker, Colorado -
Robert L. Reed Master Classes - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM & 7:00 -
St. Louis Hoofers Club Auditions Workshops
For more information: www.tapheritage.org
Fall is in Full Swing at The AILEY Extension
DECEMBER WORKSHOP: OM yoga for Dancers
GET ONE FREE EXTENSION CLASS!
If Monday is your only night off from performing,
spirit and energize your body!
OM YOGA FOR DANCERS
Monday, December 10, 2007
With OM yoga instructor and professional dancer Shila
$20 per person
Open to dancers and non-dancers alike!
This special OM yoga class will shed light on alignment
breath awareness to help dancers prevent and heal injuries.
To register, call 212-405-9500 or click here.
GET ONE FREE EXTENSION CLASS!
Come see Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at New York
Bring your Ailey ticket stub to The AILEY Extension and
RETURNING STUDENTS: 1 free class with the purchase of a
NEW STUDENTS: 1 free class
November 28 - December 31, 2007
Tickets start at $25!
Call CityTix at 212-581-1212 or click here
Groups of 10 or more save! Call 212-405-9082.
CLASS SCHEDULE UPDATES
Changes to Schedule:
THEATRE DANCE with David Marquez, Tuesdays & Thursdays
New time: 3-4:30PM (changes from 4:30-6pm)
Additions to Schedule:
OPEN HIP HOP with Steven Williams, Fridays 3-4:30PM
CONGOLESE with Funmilayo, Sundays 1-2:30PM
6-Week CUBAN POPULAR DANCE COURSE with LaMora
Nov. 4 - Dec. 16 (no class 11/25/07)
ZUMBA LATIN DANCE FITNESS with Ben Byrd, Sundays
Two Classes: 10:35-11:25AM and 11:35-12:25PM
STARTS NOVEMBER 11!
POWERFUL BODY PILATES with Sarita Allen, Sundays
Two Classes: 1:05-1:55PM and 2:05-2:55PM
STARTS NOVEMBER 11!
BEGINNER SAMBA/AFRO BRAZILIAN with Quenia Ribeiro, Mondays
STARTS NOVEMBER 12!
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue)
New York, NY 10019
JUDITH JAMISON ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Masazumi Chaya ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Sharon Gersten Luckman Executive Director
Yvette L. Campbell Director of The Ailey Extension
New Tap Teachers Classes with Ellie Sciarra
Ellie Sciarra, the artistic director of Taps Are Talking:
Tap, will lead teachers through the amazing process and
tap and their bodies. Supported by her dance captain
this workshop will open up new concepts for teaching tap in
Saturday & Sunday, January 5 and 6 2008
Listen to the Language of the Body(Sat 10:00 - 12:30)
· weight shifting, letting go
· tap technique concepts taught from a full-body
· Dancing in the Living Room - get the body moving
Rhythm and Soul (Sat 1:30 - 4:30)
· creating rhythm possibilities outside the box
· improvisation: easy class formats to teach from
· counterpoint: good ways to explore overlaying
Toss Salad (Sun 10:00 - 12:00)
· African Full-Body Warm-Up
· time and musicality: how to teach it!
· important repertoire to know
Swing with Ella(Sun 1:00 - 3:00)
· Experience the choreographic process as Ellie
creates a new work to the legendary music of Ella
Rap it Up(Sun 3:00 - 4:00)
· open tap forum
· Women In Tap presentation
For Info* Peak Academy of Dance 303.838.5556 or Ellie
Jump Rhythm Jazz Project,
Dance Chicago: International Rhythms
Saturday, November 10 at 8:00PM
Sunday, November 11 at 3:00PM
Thursday-Saturday, December 6-8, 2007: Jump Rhythm Company
Where: Northwestern University, Josephine Louis Theatre
When: Thursday, Friday & Saturday,
December 6,7 & 8, 2007
Tickets: (847) 491-7282
Swingtime in Winter: JRJP Winter Benefit, Friday, December
Mark your social calendars for Swingtime in Winter, the
winter benefit on Friday, December 7, immediately following
performance. Join us after a wonderful evening of live
for an exclusive post-show benefit
A message from Grant Swift
After performing in the recent jazz tap musical "Sammi D",
will be back in the studios on Saturdays at 4pm to teach
footwork he has
brought back from L.A to anyone who wants to learn. (see
for time and place).
Congrats to the Swift Rhythm Kids on their performance at
Childrens Hospitals' Starlight Room last Sunday. Some
photos of the
will be posted up in the photo gallery soon.
Upcoming performances by the Swift Rhythm Hoofers in
-Perfomance with "Asiko" (African Drum and Dance band) at
-Performance with Lamine Sonko and King Marongs' "One
The exact dates will be posted on news page when they are
Sunday 2nd December: Swift Rhythm Hoofers and Tap Student
show at the
Athenaeum Theatre (Collins St, Melbourne). The shows begin
at 11am and
9pm as part of the Kinetic Dance school concert.
Please note last class for the year will be Wednesday 19th
After 4 weeks break, classes will resume 12th of January.
Check out Melba Huber's Tap Dance History Columns
- View years of her coverage of the tap world!!!
Beijing Modern Dance Company presents
in coproduction with anoukvandijk dc and Holland Dance
Women of the world
Choreography: Gao Yanjinzi, Anouk van Dijk
The Beijing Modern Dance Company is China's most renowned
dance company. Founded in 1995, BMDC has gained
with its surprising performances that mix the rich
tradition of China
with technically masterful modern dance.
The title Women of the World finds it source in the two
choreographers who create this double bill: China's Gao
Holland's Anouk van Dijk. Two women from completely
cultures, with differing values and traditions, but at the
two strong and selfwilled women who are in many ways
The work of Chinese choreographer Yanjinzi Gao finds it's
source in her Buddhist upbringing and traditional Chinese
training. In a contemplative, harmonious world her dancers
move with a
natural flow of energy, yet surprises lurk around every
the audience to question the meaning of such labels as
"modern," and "East/West."
The Dutch choreographer Anouk van Dijk makes work of a very
nature. Her choreographic work intriguingly combines
with a strong theatrical concept. With tangible characters
abstract setting, she creates powerful worlds in which
realities run smoothly into absurd fantasies.
Women of the World makes up a surprising double bill, in
differences and similarities of East and West both contrast
interact in a most original way.
TOURSCHEDULE 2007, Netherlands and China
Th. 8 Nov. - The Hague, www.hollanddancefestival.com
Fr. 9 Nov. - The Hague (+introd.),
Sa. 10 Nov. - The Hague (+introd.),
Tu. 13 Nov. - Amsterdam (+introd.),
Th. 15 Nov. - Tilburg, www.theaterstilburg.nl
Tu. 20 Nov. - Heerlen (+introd.),
We. 21 Nov. - Gouda, www.goudseschouwburg.nl
Th. 22 Nov. - Groningen (+introd.), www.de-oosterpoort.nl
Fr. 23 Nov. - Alkmaar (+introd.), www.theaterdevest.nl
Sa. 24 Nov. - Delft, www.theaterdeveste.nl
Tu. 27 Nov. - Eindhoven, www.parktheatereindhoven.nl
We. 28 Nov. - Arnhem, www.musis-sacrum.nl
Th. 29 Nov. - Rotterdam (+introd.),
Sa. 1 Dec. - Drachten, www.lawei.nl
Tu. 4 Dec. - Haarlem, www.toneelschuur.nl
We. 5 Dec. - Enschede (+introd.), www.podiumtwente.nl
Th. 20 Dec. - Beijing, TNT Nine Theatres
Fr. 21 Dec. - Beijing, TNT Nine Theatres
Sa. 22 Dec. - Beijing, TNT Nine Theatres
Executive director: ZHANG Changcheng
Artistic director: GAO Yanjinzi
Artistic advisor: WANG Lan-Lan
International management: Alison Friedman
Artistic staff Women of the World
Choreography: GAO Yanjinzi (Offering), Anouk van Dijk
Dancers: GAO Yanjinzi, SHI Xiaojuan, CHAOKE, TAO Ye, CAO
WANG Tao, WANG Hao, XIN Xin, YANG Chang, LAI Weiyi*
Lighting Design: HUANG Zhigao, Amelia Davies**, Anouk van
Costumes: ZHONG Jiani, Ah Kuan
Music: Du Wei, FM3**
Dramaturgy: Jerry Remkes**
Artistic assistant: Nina Wollny**
* Offering only
** Bliss only
Beijing Modern Dance Company
Holland Dance Festival
AFRO-CUBAN-HAITIAN DANCE WORKSHOPS
with special guest, master dancer & teacher
of BALLET FOLKLÓRICO CUTUMBA
de Santiago de Cuba
NOVEMBER 16th - 18th
Fri 6:30 -7:45 pm - Orishas
Fri 7:45 - 9:30 pm - Rumba
Sat 2:00 -3:30 pm - Orishas
Sat 3:30 - 5:00pm – Afro- Cuban-Haitian
Sun 2:00 - 3:30 pm – Afro-Cuban-Haitian
Sun 3:30 - 5:00 pm - Rumba
CAP21 (Collaborative Arts Project 21)
18 W 18th Street #6
NY, NY 10011
$15/class or $75/6 classes
For more information, contact Nici @ 917.771.209 8
José will be in NYC for a very limited engagement! Don't
rare opportunity to learn traditional Cuban folklore from a
dancer and teacher of Cuba's rich traditional folklore;
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Carnaval with Dendê in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
January 27 - February 10th, 2008
Experience Carnaval with Master Afro-Brazilian
Spend the week before Carnaval in intensive classes at the
Musical Investigation in Pelourinho, the historic center of
Then spend the week of Carnaval playing in bloco Kizumba
with bands like Ile Aiye, Timbalada, Olodum and Muzenza.
with Dendê will give you access to a side of Carnaval that
tourists never see. If you love to drum or want to learn
how, this is
the way to experience Carnaval in Bahia!
A former member of Timbalada, Dendê has been performing
professionally since the age of 14. With Timbalada he
toured all over
Brazil, Europe and Asia, and has performed and recorded
artists as Marisa Monte, Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown,
and Sepultura. Having left Brazil in 2001, Dendê now lives
in the US,
performing with his groups Hãhãhães, Arrastão, Ologundê,
and Samba de
Três. He has also performed with such notable artists as
Hidalgo, Zakir Hussain, Cheikh Tidiane Seck, Graham Haynes,
Rudolph, Daniel Moreno and many other exceptional
musicians. He has
been featured in performances with the Italian
Alessandra Belloni and has peformed internationally with
Cantuaria. Dendê also teaches Afro-Brazilian percussion
classes in the
New York City to both children and adults.
For further information contact:
Newark Symphony Hall Presents a Jazz Marathon in November
NEWARK SYMPHONY HALL
A JAZZ MARATHON
The Jazz Marathon is a critical first step in reconnecting
larger community by extending an invitation for members of the greater
Newark community to play a significant role in the future of Newark
Symphony Hall and take ownership for its success.
Philip S. Thomas
Executive Director, NSH
Other Featured Artists
Iqua & Steve Colson
Jason 'Malletman' Taylor
The historic Newark Symphony Hall (NSH) is staging a comeback,
launching its first event of the fall 2007 season -- A Jazz Marathon,
Thursday, November 15 from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am in the legendary Terrace
Ballroom. The event, presented in cooperation with WBGO-FM Jazz 88 and
the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District features over 50 jazz
musicians, singers, tap dancers, and spoken word artists who will
donate their talent for the benefit of restoring this great facility.
Look Who's Performing
(l) Sherry Winston
Featured Jazz Ensembles include: Rufus Reid Quintet, Spirit of Life
Ensemble, Carrie Jackson & The Jazzin' All Star Trio, Roseanna Vitro
Quartet, Don Williams & Lady CiCi and the Swinging Just Us Band,
Antoinette Montague and the Bill Easley Quartet, and Steve & Iqua
TK Blue, Cecil Brooks, III, Chris Brown, Melvin Davis, James Gibbs,
Bradford Hayes, Leo Johnson, Cornell McGhee, Dion Parson, Jason
'Malletman' Taylor, Sherry Winston are the featured musicians.
Vocalists Cynthia Holiday, Tulivu Donna Cumberbatch, Yvette Glover,
Jan Carden and Antoinette Montague will grace the stage with melodic
Dancers Savion Glover, Maurice Chestnut,,Deborah Mitchell and Karen
Calloway Williams will display the artistry of jazz tap. The art of
the spoken word will be presented by Juba Dowdell.
below l-r) Maurice Chestnut, Savion Glover & Deborah Mitchell
WBGO's Dorthaan Kirk Honored
The all-star program will pay tribute to WBGO-FM Jazz Fridays, a
pivotal series in the history of jazz music in the city of Newark from
1986-1991. The series' artistic creator, Dorthaan Kirk (right),
currently the station's special events and programs coordinator, will
be honored for producing the series that featured some the greatest
names in jazz.
The Revival Renovation Fund
Newark Symphony Hall is one of New Jersey's most impressive and
legendary centers of community arts, education and entertainment, and
has greatly enriched the lives of thousands of patrons from the
The Revival Renovation Fund will help us undertake some urgent
renovation projects. Upgrading the NSH facilities will increase our
tenant occupancy, expand our programming, and stabilize our revenue
The Jazz Marathon is sponsored by PSE&G and presented in collaboration
with WBGO-FM Jazz 88 and the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District with
support from the Montclair Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Parker Music Productions and IATSE Local 21 Stagehands.
Tickets for the Jazz Marathon are $25 and available at the Newark
Symphony Hall Box Office and TICKETMASTER at 201-507-8900 or
TICKETMASTER.com. For information call 973-643-8014.
LAMINESONKO.COM has just been freshly updated.
Take some time and have a look http://www.laminesonko.com
African Drum and Dance classes on Thursday night's
J-Studios – 100 Barkly Street, Fitzroy North.
6.30 – 7.30pm - AFRICAN DANCE
6.30 – 7.30pm - AFRICAN DRUMMING
Come along and learn some new moves and rhythms fresh from Senegal
With high respected musician and perfomer Lamine Sonko.
More info via the link below.
On behalf of Lamine Sonko
MOB 0408 419 433
PHONE 03 9417 0170 FAX 03 9417 0160
Circuit Productions, Inc.
Ph/Fax: (718) 638-4878
Circuit Productions, Inc. presents Fall Programs Featuring Three
Composers and Their Music Commissions with a Grant from the New York
State Music Fund
• Three composers present their music during Fall performances of
Rhythm Journeys: Masters of Jazz and World music
• Concerts continue to take place in NYC and NYS beginning
Brooklyn, New York, October 2007 – Circuit Productions, Inc., the
recipient of NYS Music
Fund grant ("Music Fund"), announced today that Fall programs will
feature the work of three commissioned composers for RHYTHM JOURNEYS:
MASTERS OF JAZZ AND WORLD MUSIC. The project is a series of free and
low-cost concerts showcasing jazz and world music throughout New York
City and State in collaboration with local cultural and educational
Circuit Productions, through its new community outreach series, RHYTHM
JOURNEYS, will provide new music and live performances presenting
senior and emerging artists in a range of culturally relevant music
programming aimed primarily at youth and family audiences in
culturally under-served communities state-wide. "We are thrilled to
advocate for and present such a diverse group of artists," said Susan
Goldbetter, Executive Director of Circuit Productions, "who created
and/or revised their music for new underserved communities throughout
the city and state." The three composers, Sarah McLawler, John Miller
and Andy Algire will each be featured in performances this Fall.
Additional performances will take place through March 2008.
Sarah McLawler will be featured in Carol Sudhalter's Astoria Jazz
Band's program, Women Composers of Queens* on Friday, November 16,
2007, 7:00 pm at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in LIC, Queens.
Tickets are $13 or $10 for students, seniors and musicians! Phone
number for tickets is: 718.482.5151. McLawler's earliest introduction
to music was piano and organ playing in her father's church in
Indiana. Later, she became interested in secular music – Jazz meeting
both the famous Hampton family (Lionel and Slyde) and the Wes
Montgomery family. Shortly after winning a music scholarship to Fisk
University in the 1940's she began touring with the Lucky Millander
Big Band. Striking out on her own she soon formed the "all-girls" band
known as The Syn-Co-Ettes. Their extraordinary popularity brought them
to Chicago where they became the house band at the great Savoy
Ballroom. Ms. McLawler's recordings for Brunswick and Vee-Jay Records
include some of the greatest standards in jazz music. Sarah is a
recipient of a Meet the Composer grant; Outstanding Jazz Artist Award,
St. Peters Church; WWRL's Jazz Woman of the Year; a Lifetime
Achievement from International Women in Jazz; and the Music Danceology
Award. In March 2005 she traveled to Virginia Tech University as part
of a Ford Foundation grant award through Circuit Productions.
"The Music Fund will allow me to create new work, and present it this
Fall (12/20/07) with the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band at the free
Trinity Concerts at One Series," said John Miller, accomplished
pianist, composer and arranger. He has recorded, performed and made
television appearances with the Stanley Turrentine Band for the past
seventeen years. He has also performed with George "Big Nick"
Nicholas, Frank Foster, Harold Ousley, Sy Austin, Bruce Hayden and Dee
Clark. In the past decade John has recorded albums with Count Basie,
Angela DeNiro and the Ron Aprea Orchestra, George Jackson, Mel Bliss,
The Baritone Saxophones, and Gene Gardener and the Jazz Recoverers.
Mr. Miller has also taught his art extensively throughout New York
State and has his own company, Jomil Music. Currently, he is the lead
pianist for the legendary Harlem Blues and Jazz Band. They recently
appeared at Westchester Community College, the Museum of the City of
New York and the Brooklyn Center for Performing Arts at Brooklyn
"It's been an extraordinary opportunity having this source of funding
to encourage my work," said, Andy Algire, composer and performer. Andy
plays drum set, congas, African drums and percussion, balafon (wood
xylophone), kalimba (thumb piano), keyboards and piano. His
performances include the Kennedy Center with Rhythm Exchange World
Music Ensemble (REWME), Manhattan Tap, the Lakestreet Foundation and
clubs, theaters, festivals both nationally and internationally. For
the past five years Andy has worked closely with Irene Koloseus's
Féraba: African Rhythm Tap Dance. Artistic Director, Koloseus - a
prolific tap and African dance choreographer- creates unique rhythmic
patterns using her feet as an additional percussive instrument. The
two are currently working on Andy's new work "Sound Bridges" which
will be heard during their free performances in "Rhythm Journeys" at
Bronx Library Center (11/17/07) and in Westchester, Mt. Vernon and
Pelham in March 2008.
The New York State Music Fund published guidelines and criteria and
accepted grant applications in a number of categories, including music
education and public performances of music by artists working in hip
hop, reggae, fusion, jazz, classical and folk music of all cultures.
Applications related to recording, distribution, or broadcast through
traditional or new media were also eligible. Special emphasis was
placed on reaching underserved populations and broadening awareness of
artists, genres or styles with limited access to commercial broadcast
or other mass distribution vehicles.
Advisory Panels comprised of recognized leaders from a cross-section
of the music world evaluated and recommended applications based on
criteria focusing on artistic merit and community impact. The award to
Circuit Productions was among nearly 400 grants totaling more than $35
million made by the Music Fund.
All three performances were made possible, in part, with funding to
Circuit Productions, Inc. from the New York State Music Fund,
established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller
*The performance, Women Composers of Queens is made possible (in part)
by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New
York City Department of Cultural Affairs."
About Circuit Productions, Inc.
Circuit Productions, Inc. was founded in 1986 as a non-profit
organization dedicated to the promotion, production and preservation
of the uniquely American art forms of jazz and tap dance. Our mission
is to inspire, entertain and educate underserved audiences in New York
through performances, public classes, workshops, and arts education
programs featuring senior artists of color who are living legends of
the city's rich tap and jazz history. Annually, Circuit provides
booking and management services for senior and emerging artists;
placing performers in museums, public libraries, community-based
organizations, local colleges, public schools, hospitals and nursing
For press and publicity please contact:
Circuit Productions, Inc.
635 Carroll Street, Ste. #2, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tickets for November 16, 2007 at 7pm – LaGuardia Performing Arts
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or website: www.circuitproductions.org
U P C O M I N G E V E N T S: Fall 2007
* Saturday, November 10th, 2007, 3:30pm: Circuit Productions, Susan
Goldbetter, producer presents the Calpulli Mexican Dancers- celebrates
the rich, regional dance traditions of Mexico's diverse cultural
history - at the Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road,
Bronx, Info/directions: 718-579-4240.
Tuesday, November 13th, 2007, 6:00pm: Circuit Productions, Susan
Goldbetter producer presents World Beat: African Dance and Drums -
with Jerbean Gilkes and Songs of the Valley at the Rugby Public
Library 1000 Utica Avenue (near Tilden Ave.) Brooklyn, NY 11203.
*+Friday, November 16th, 2007, Time: TBA: Circuit Productions, Susan
Goldbetter, producer presents Rhythm Journeys: Masters of Jazz and
World Music* featuring composer/performers, Sarah McLawler Emme Kemp
in "Women Composers of Queens". Saxophonist Carol Sudhalter leads her
11-piece band at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson
Avenue, LIC, Queens. For ticket costs and general info/directions:
718-482-5151 or www.lagcc.cuny.edu/lpac.
*Saturday, November 17th, 2007, 6:00pm: Circuit Productions, Susan
Goldbetter, producer with presents
Rhythm Journeys: Masters of Jazz and World Music* featuring Irene
Koloseus's Feraba: African Rhythm Tap* at the Bronx Library Center,
310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, Info/directions: 718-579-4240.
Saturday, December 15th, 2007, 12 noon: Circuit Productions, Susan
Goldbetter, producer presents World Beat: Burdetsky Family Circus at
the Holiday Hootenanny at Brooklyn Heights Library. 280 Cadman Plaza
West, Brooklyn, NY. Info. /Directions: Mr. Edward Robinson,
*Thursday, December 20th, 2007, 1:00pm: Circuit Productions, Susan
Goldbetter producer presents the legendary, Harlem Blues and Jazz Band
at Trinity Concerts – Concerts at One- 74 Trinity Place at Wall and
Broadway. For information check www.trinityconcerts.org or at Circuit
*These performances were made possible, in part, with funding to
Circuit Productions, Inc. (CPI) for
" Rhythm Journey: Masters of Jazz and World Music" from the NYS Music
Fund, established by the NYS Attorney General at Rockefeller
+ Additional Support for this project was made possible in part, with
public funds from the Queens Council on the Arts
CPI is supported, in part, with public funds from New York State
Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural
Affairs. Generous support for programming made possible from the
Independence Community Foundation and the 2007 JPMorganChase Regrant
Program, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).
Funding for World Beat workshops has been made possible by the Puffin
Foundation. Special thanks to Paquita Campoverde, Manager, Youth &
Family Programs and Meredith Walters, Director of Adult Services at
Brooklyn Public Library; Jean Harrapersaud, Adult Programs, Bronx
Library Center; Adult and Community Outreach Services, The New York
Public Library; and to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz,
Council member Dominic M. Recchia, Jr. and the Brooklyn delegation to
the City Council.
CORRECTION - Gabby Glaser/Rock 4 Darfur starts at 7:30pm, Sat. Nov
10th (NOT 11pm)
Here's the deal, folks,
if we go to one of the November 10th concerts on the Rock 4 Darfur
MySpace page, we'll have fun and be a part of this thing that will
hopefully become a movement or at least raise general awareness about
the criminal situation in Darfur in the Sudan. I don't know much
about this lady, but she seems pretty cool, and the cause is one I
care about. Can't see anything wrong with partying for a good cause,
in addition to partying being a good cause in and of itself:-)
The Annex NYC is located on 152 Orchard Street in the Lower East Side
- show begins at 11pm
GABBY GLASER BIOGRAPHY
Gabby Glaser, co-founder of Luscious Jackson, has always had her eyes
on the future, feet planted in past, and a sound that defies time. For
over a decade she has brought together the disparate sounds of rock
and roll, hip-hop, funk and country. She was a staple of rock clubs
and dance floors long before the dancepunk craze and continues to
bridge these worlds in a way no one else can. Since Luscious Jackson's
hiatus in 2000, the band's revolutionary sound has grown more mature
and far-reaching in Gabby's solo work. is all garage fuzz and reverb,
yet Gabby's uniquely lush warm sound permeates the entire album. One
minute she juxtaposes cowbell clicks with shrieking guitars and
blown-out boombox vocals and the next minute the sub woof growls
amidst keyboard blips and a hi-hat borrowed from the Dirty South.
The gritty "Spirit of Long Island" starts things off with a garage
stomp and one of her inimitable instantly memorable choruses. "Fruit
is Sweet" marries disco's guitars and live percussion with a downright
dirty synth bassline guaranteed to crowd dancefloors. All throughout,
her voice seduces you, particularly on the sultry "Find Love." Gabby's
solo debut, Gimme Splash, is the soundtrack to the best block party
of the summer. You will want to play it repeatedly and dance on your
stoop. It manages to be intelligent and innovative without ever
sacrificing the fun. They may be tearing down Coney Island but Gabby
has given us all of the energy, excitement, heat, and adventure of a
New York City summer in these songs.
Her band The Great Ones features Sammy Siegler (Nightmare of You,
Rival Schools, CIV) on drums, Tia Sprocket on bass, Ian Love (Rival
Schools, Cardia) on lead guitar, and of course, Gab herself on lead
vocals and guitar.
Gabby founded musical group Luscious Jackson with her old friend Jill
Cunniff in the early 90's. They combined their love of rock and roll,
early rap, 70's funk, dub, and whatever else they felt like throwing
in to create a sound all their own. Starting with looped beats, live
guitar riffs, samples and sloppy keys, they completed their demo. They
played a couple of shows with just the 2 of them and a DAT player but
decided it'd be far better to have a live band and found both the
great Kate Schellenbach to play drums and Vivian Trimble on keys.
Their demo got into the hands of their friend Mike D. of the Beastie
Boys and he and the rest of the boys asked them to be the 1st band to
be signed to their new label,"Grand Royal." With Gabby's mother's
teenage boyfriend on the cover of their 1st EP (and a bottle of Colt
45 between his legs), In Search of Manny was released. Soon after
they were booked on the Lollapalooza tour, things really started
taking off. They played with loads of fantastic bands throughout their
career, toured around the world, and released three more albums. After
a great run, they decided to call it a day in 2000. Since then, Gab's
been writing plenty of songs and jamming with various people. Most
recently, she's teamed up with three phenomonal musicians with whom
she's played some fun shows in NYC with and recorded an album's worth
of songs. The line- up is Sammy Siegler (Nightmare of You, Rival
Schools, CIV) on drums, Guyora Kats on bass, Ian Love (Rival Schools,
Cardia) on lead guitar, and Gab herself on vocals and guitar
ileana santamaria - finding new silver linings since 1979:-)
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Come visit us and meet, (if you haven't already) Tony,
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All Savion Style build-up orders received by or on October 30th 2007
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Centre for Dance & the Performing Arts
Under the direction of Kathryn Austin, MA, RDE
111 West Plant Street
Winter Garden, FL 34787
(12 miles West of Orlando)
is looking for teachers in these disciplines:
Ballroom Dance (especially Swing and Latin styles)
Other Cultural Dance Forms
Drumming (African or Brazilian)
Other (you make a suggestion)
We are looking to broaden our class offerings and maximize the use of
our space. Winter Garden is a budding arts community that is anxiously
preparing for the re-opening of the Garden Theatre this Spring! Our
studio has been established in this area for 18 years. We have a
variety of daytime, late evening and weekend spaces available. Contact
director Kathryn Austin if you are interested in exploring some
mutually beneficial options for class offerings in this space!
Kathryn Austin, MA, RDE, CLM
Three Cousins Plus, Inc.
PO BOX 771518
Winter Garden, FL 34777
EMPOWER YOUR SOLE!