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Dec 27, 2007
Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with Love, Peace &
Don’t miss: INDIA JAZZ SUITES on TOUR!
Featuring Pandit Chitresh Das
& Jason Samuels Smith
Upcoming Tour Dates 2008:
January 18 & 20 - Mumbai Festival, Mumbai, India
January 23 - US Consulate 50th Anniversary, Mumbai, India
February 14 & 15 - Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr,
February 24 - Broward Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
"Alone, they're captivating. Together, they're magic."
- Allan Ulrich, Voice of Dance
INDIA JAZZ SUITES is an explosive collaboration between one
of India’s foremost Kathak masters and one of the world’s
fastest, Emmy-award winning tap dancers. The result is high
entertainment which crosses all boundaries of age, race and
culture — a blast of incredible speed and power, grace and
beauty, epic storytelling and the pure joy of dance.
After premiering in San Francisco in 2005, INDIA JAZZ
SUITES has received extensive critical acclaim and has
toured around the U.S. and India. It was chosen as
the #1 Dance Performance of 2005 by the San Francisco
Chronicle and won the prestigous Isadora Duncan Dance
Award (Izzie) for Best Ensemble Performance of the year.
M.A.D.D RHYTHMS WILL BE PERFORMING AT BOTH OF THESES ANNUAL
AS ALWAYS THE PERFORMANCES ARE FREE OF CHARGE, SO COME ON
OUT AND SEE US. WE NEED YOUR ENERGY AND SUPPORT!
13th Annual Malcolm X College/Bolozee Wazee Kwanzaa
Malcolm X College
1900 W. Van Buren St. - Chicago
(I-290 and Damen)
December 26th, 2007 - January 1, 2008
Noon - 4:00 PM
FREE!!!! Bring the Family!!!
M.A.D.D. Rhythms' performs on Jan.1
Khepera and Associates Annual Ujima (Collective Work and
10001 S. Woodlawn Ave. - Chicago
(I-94 and 103rd St.)
December 28, 2007
4 - 10 PM
FREE!!!! Bring the Family!!!
M.A.D.D. Rhythms performs around 8pm
L.A. New Year's Day Tap Jam!
Tap Jam at Hama's Dance Center on 1/1/08, New Year's Day
from noon till 2pm. Then party at Denise and Bob's house
In studio city at Laurel Canyon on Moorpark.
Denise and Bob'
4951 Carpenter Ave.
Valley Village, ca 91607
The Tradition In Tap - Winter Tap Residency 2008!
Scheduled to Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 1-3,
Happy Holidays Season!
May this coming year be of peace, prosperity and
The residency will take place in New York City and will be
conducted by Tap Giant Prof. Robert L. Reed.
Each day will start with a master class aimed to the lower
Adv. Beg. students. The second and third class will be
dedicated to 'Black Orpheus' - an original Prof. Robert L.
Reed choreography. A different segment of the routine will
be taught on each day of the residency. Those who attend
all 3 days will study the entire routine. This beautiful
and elegant routine is part of The Saint Louis Hoofers
A variety of class cards (including single classes) are now
available on the web site.
More information and an online / printable registration
forms are available at: www.TraditionInTap.org
Space is limited - register early!
* The First Oklahoma City Tap Festival will take place on
February 15-17, 2008. More information at: www.OKCTap.org
* Also, please mark your calendar with the dates for the
following upcoming events in the Tradition In Tap - Series:
- May 24-26, 2008 – Tradition In Tap Experience #13.
- November 7-9, 2008 – Tradition In Tap Experience #14.
Please feel free to e-mail me with any question or comment
you might have.
My e-mail address for this residency is:
or call me directly at: 646-383-4949
Thanks and Shalom,
Ofer Ben - Executive Director
Tradition In Tap, Inc.
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A Message from Brian “Footwork” Green:
NY! JAN.3, 2008! HAPPY NEW YEAR from the HOUSE DANCE
CHRISTIANS (Conference)!! BBOY/BGIRL CONTEST! $500!! KEN
SWIFT & HONEY ROCKWELL!!
HOUSE DANCE CHRISTIANS ( a.k.a. COnference), is here this
month to give people CHRIST (who says,' I AM THE WAY, THE
TRUTH, and THE LIGHT!! Whoever believeth in me shall not
perish, but have eternal lift!!). MERRY CHRISTMAS
EVERYONE and let's try to remember and celebrate the birth
of JESUS CHRIST everyday!!
HAUS FRAUS did very nicely. They wanted to perform, and
they did it!! Good job. WELL!! HDC PATRONS!! It's been 2
months of the HOUSE ROOM BEING MORE PACKED THEN THE FUNK
ROOM!! If the FUNK ROOM don't take it in JANURARY for the
bboy contest!! WELL!! THAT's IT!! TO THE SHOWERS!! The FUNK
ROOM will be in the small room!!
MESSAGE: LOVE ALL OF YOU and stay truly loving, tolerant
of others that are still sinning against others while you
are not and have realize the errors of your ways. Because
when you were in sin against others, there were people who
were tolerant of you. If you have to take a person 1 on 1
and tell them their errors of their ways, and listen to
them as well. Have forgiveness, and try not to repeat what
you hear. Passing what you hear, only passes sin to
another's ear, and then makes a person assume about another
person. Which does not give the person talked about any
time to grow and change in the mind of the person that
listened to the rumor said. Let's start to change.
EVENT: HOUSE DANCE CHRISTIANS ( conference)
DATE: JANURARY 3, 2008 ( HAPPY NEW YEAR!!)
PLACE: CLUB REMIX
ADDRESS: 27 Park Place between Broadway and Church
DJS: Qu and P-Funk ( HOUSE and HOUSE CLASSICS)
DOC ( Hip-hop, Breaks, Funk, and Classics).
CONTEST: BBOYING/BGIRLING ( mix it up)
JUDGES: KEN SWIFT & HONEY ROCKWELL
THEME: DANCE ALL NIGHT!!!!!
TIME: 10pm-4am PRICE: $15
GET READY FOR MARCH!! HOUSE DANCE CONTEST!! THIS WILL BE
SOME SERIOUSLY REAL EDUTAINING EVENT!! BE READY and SAVE
MONEY! THERE WILL BE MANY THINGS ON SALE!!
www.myspace.com/housedanceconference (popular event for all
dance styles) www.housedanceconference (home website of
the event for basic info!! Site changing soon!)
www.23prime.com/worldsoul for bookings
www.eliteforcecrew.com. for bookings
www.kr3ts.com. for booking
www.23prime.com. ( CPD PLUS) for bookings
www.style2ouf.com ( french dance website for the world of
urban dance) www.justedebout.com ( french dance website
for the world of urban dance) www.mrwiggleshiphop.net (
U.S . website for history of Funk,Hip-hop, and urban
related dance styles)
www.housedancer.com ( U.S. website focusing on House
culture) www.freetylesession.com (U.S. website/event
focusing on Hip-hop and Funk styles culture)
www.bboysummit ( U.S. website/event focusing on Hip-hop and
Funk styles culture) www.KR3ts (U.S.
website/event/children foundation for kids in the Barrio!!)
www.dance-unity.com ( Funkstyles in Germany website).
www.breaklife.com (bboy website of Ken swift and 7 gems,
and more.). www.cypherstyles.com
MONEY FOR THE THEATRE SHOW IN JULY WAS DONATED TO KR3ts (
KR3ts.com), and MUMATCHI; which is a new child foundation
being created by a dancer named Natalie from France that
lives here. This is to help teach kids in Nigeria, Africa
about dance, education, and give them inspiration. She will
be selling her T-SHIRTS at the coat check of the next House
ALL SUPPORT!! BECAUSE THE MONEY GOES TO A GREAT CAUSE!!
THANKS FOR ALL THAT SUPPORT; MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY, and
GOD BLESS ALL, SUPPORT EACH OTHER, and KEEP DANCING,
Brian "Footwork" Green
News from Dance/NYC:
SAVE THE DATE!
Dance/NYC will be having an Open House at our new digs on
Thursday, January 17th from 5PM to 8PM. Come meet the new
staff, see the new Dance/NYC loft and join in some music,
wine and good times!
IF YOU ATTEND DANCE/NYC EVENTS PLEASE READ!
Dance/NYC is now set up in our new home on the 6th floor of
Greene Street. For those who have had the opportunity to
visit, it is apparent our new offices are much smaller and
we only have conference room capacity to accommodate 15
people or less for our in house events. As result of this
change Dance/NYC will be required to rent outside space for
many of our events. To cover our expenses in having events
offsite we will begin charging a small fee for our
professional development events. Our Roundtables and Town
Halls will continue to be offered free of charge.
We have developed a system we believe will work very well
with artists ever changing schedules (and budgets), and you
will have the option of making decisions that work best for
As of January 1, Dance/NYC will offer a Dance/NYC class
pass. This pass will be $10.00 and offer admission to 3
Dance/NYC events for the 2008 calendar year. Once you have
paid for the dance class pass through our donation button
on our website you will be mailed a card which will be
punched each time you choose to attend a Dance/NYC event.
This way if you can’t make the event at the last minute you
don’t lose the admission fee, you can just apply it to
Should you elect not to purchase the Dance/NYC class pass
then admission for the Dance/NYC event will be $5.00 and
will be collected at the door the day of the event.
We will still ask that all attendees RSVP through our
website so we can have an accurate count for every event,
but if your plans change you don’t lose out.
Below is a list of tentative upcoming events at Dance/NYC,
and remember, many events will be coming to your door step
in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx - you don’t want to miss
out, so get your Dance/NYC class pass today.
• Choreographers Talk Back #2 –Eye on Chicago with Eduardo
Vilaro and Luna Negra
• Choreographers Talk Back #3 –TBD
• Choreographers Talk Back #4 -TBD
• 101: Technology Basic for Artists –(learn everything from
setting up on you tube, starting a blog to posting videos
on your site)
• 101: Tax Advice for Dancers
• 101: Meditation for Dancers
• 101: VLA Series (tentative)
o Choreographers Rights
o Lease/ Tenants Rights, what you need to know
o Understanding Contracts
• 101: Breaking into Broadway –what it takes
• 101: Nutrition for Dancers in 2008
• 101: Teaching in the NYC Public Schools (Session 2)
• 201: Employment Law/HR Issues (focus on medium/large
• Leadership and Renewal with John McCann (for Large
• Meet the Funder w/ Joyce SoHo
• Meet the Actor’s Fund –Programs for Dancers
• Town Hall: AD vs. ED, can’t we just get along?
• Town Hall: Commercial Dance, Impacting the Concert Dance
• Town Hall: Race and Dance –Part 2 (focus on
NEW GRANT TRAVEL AND STUDY
From our friends at Jerome Robbins Foundation:
Application Deadline: February 13, 2008
The Travel and Study Grant Program awards grants to
emerging creative artists. Funds support periods of travel
for the purpose of study, exploration and growth. In dance
choreographers may apply. It supports research leading to
production of a new work, development of collaborations
participation in training programs, investigating artistic
work outside of New York City. This is not a program that
supports the production of a new work.
For more information please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 651.224.9431 or click the link below. Dance /NYC
also has information available in the office.
NEW DEADLINE - 92nd STREET Y
APPLICATION Sundays @ Three: High on Dance: The Next
Generation May 11, 2008 Application deadline extension Jan
11, 2008 High on Dance: The Next Generation is a unique
concert opportunity for young, high-school aged
choreographers to present work in a professional venue.
Included as the last performance of the 92nd Street Y
Harkness Dance Center Sunday @ Three performance series,
High on Dance choreographers are invited to apply and are
chosen based upon the excellence and serious intent of
their work. Choreographers will be notified of their
acceptance by January 16, 2008. If the selected artist
chooses to participate in the concert, he or she will be
required to sign a letter of agreement confirming his or
her commitment to performing in the May 11, 2008 concert.
Limited rehearsal space at the 92nd Street Y will be made
available for these artists as they prepare their work
during the months prior to the concert. Approximately 5-8
artists will be chosen this year. For further information
about the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, the Sundays
At Three performance series or this concert, please contact
the Harkness Dance Center office at 212.415.5552 or email
Director, Renata Celichowska at rcelichowska@92Y.org
New York City - Dance Capital of the Nation
Dance/NYC * 63 Greene St., #605 * New York, NY 10012
Judy Bady 2008 Eastern Europe Touring Schedule:
Saturday - February 16, 2008 - I leave for Russia, and
will be there for several weeks touring Siberia,
Russia with the wonderful Alexander Mashin Trio,
Thursday - 3/27/08 - I leave USA for Szczecin, Poland,
where I'll be presenting several jazz vocal workshops
and performing at the Royal Jazz Club,
Tuesday - 4/1/08 - I leave Sczecin, Poland for
Katowice, Poland, where I will be performing at as
well as presenting two days of jazz vocal workshops at
the Third Annual Silesia Jazz Festival.
Please be on the lookout for additional information on
my touring schedule. Also, please visit my website
for information on purchasing my debut CD,
"Blackbird." The October 2004 Down Beat review of
"Blackbird" by Fred Bouchard says:
*** (Three Stars)
In-your-face candor, raw musicality, fab time and
blues heft mark Bady's fresh, personal readings of
classics, from churchy "Battle Hymn Of The Republic"
to sand-in-your-shoes "Dindi." Bady's acerbic timbre
and salty directness recall Della Reese and Carmen
McRae. Her rich alto delivers honest, reality honed
readings with bare trio or less--just hands-off
producer Misha Piatigorsky's simpatico piano or, on
"That's All," only Greg Searvance's snare drum. She
scats a little, hums reedily, stretches words and
lines sumptuously. Hear her exuberant swoop through
"Caravan" like a desert hawk.
Ordering Info: http://www.judybady.com
My total discography includes: "Jazz Appreciation
Month 2006" - Released by the Embassy of the United
States of America in Armenia; "Book of Unstandards" by
Chris Chalfant; "We Want to Give Thanks," by Piotr
Wojtasik; "Gospel Jazz Mass: Live at Ascension
Lutheran Church" - with Hamiet Bluiett and John Hicks;
"Journey" by Francesca Tanskley; "Have Yourself a
Merry..." by the Oliver Lake Steel Quartet; "Aya" by
Misha Piatigorsky; "Ornate Whistle" by Tom Burns;
"Nexus" by Paul Serrato, and "Great Face for Radio" by
I'm available for bookings and can be reached by
phone, or I can always be reached via e-mail at
Have a wonderful holiday season, a healthy,
prosperous, and musical New Year!
Original Woman Productions
P.O. Box 6306
Paterson, NJ, 07509-6306, USA
973-523-2722; 973-523-8113 (Fax)
EMPOWER YOUR SOLE!