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Divine Rhythm News
Jul 16, 2009
IN THIS ISSUE:
-Jason Samuels Smith and A.C.G.I. At Jacob's Pillow Dance
-AUDITION July 18th for The Cotton Club’s Sophisticated Ladies
-Third Coast Rhythm Project
-Sue Samuels: Saturday Class - New Time
-18th Annual St. Louis Tap Festival
-CHRP Rhythm World 2009
-LA Tap Festival 2009
-Tap Into A Cure 2009
-MR WIGGLES TOUR JULY-OCT/ NEW "THE VOCAB VOL 1" DVD
-Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Events
-Proud To Announce Jersey Tap Fest!
-FREE Fitness Class with my brother THIS Friday 7/17 @ 1pm!!!!
-OPPORTUNITY: SECOND audition for TiiDii 3000
-ROOMMATE NEEDED IN BROOKLYN!
-Chicago Tap Theatre Complimentary Ticket Industry Offer!
-Parallel Exit on the road!
-Davi Vieira @ MoMA & Nublu
-OPPORTUNITY: Hip Hop, Street Dance & Freestyle Dance Competition
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NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
JASON SAMUELS SMITH and A.C.G.I. (Anybody Can Get it)
July 22 – August 2
Doris Duke Theatre
Two-Week Engagement as part of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2009
Be uplifted and astounded by tap sensation Jason Samuels
Smith and his super-troupe A.C.G.I. (Anybody Can Get It)
featuring some of the best feet in the business. A prodigy
when cast in Savion Glover's Broadway hit Bring in ‘da
Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk at age 15, Smith went on to become
an Emmy Award-winner, television and feature film star,
director, and choreographer carrying on the20great tradition
of tap. Audiences may recognize Smith as a featured guest
performer on the hit television show So You Think You Can
Dance. Expected to be in hot demand, this show is a
two-week engagement and features live music!
NEW! Doris Duke Theatre now opening on Wednesday evenings
Wednesday – Saturday, 8:15pm
Tickets: $33 adults, $30 seniors, students, child, $29
Full, and Flex 5 subscribers. Members enjoy early ordering
For more info:
WWW.JACOBSPILLOW.ORG • BOX OFFICE: 413.243.0745
Jacob's Pillow Dance
358 George Carter Road
Becket MA, 01223 USA
Looking for African-American Female Tap Dancers to join Cotton Club's own "Sophisticated Ladies".
Must be available every Monday, 9:15-10:30pm.
Saturday, July 18th, 12-2pm at Flamenco Vivo located at 4 West 43rd st. Suite 608, between 5-6th avenue.
Please bring high heel tap shoes, picture, and resume. Age 21 and over.
Rehearsals to start 7/20.
Choreographer: Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards
Third Coast Rhythm Project
July 23-26, 2009
San Antonio, Texas
Dianne Walker, Sam Weber, Martin "Tre" Dumas, Acia Gray, Josh Hilberman, Gene Medler, Barbara Phillips, Nicole Hockenberry, Lisa La Touche, Mark Rubinstein
This summer's 12th annual fest hosts 4 days of intensive master classes and courses, adult and youth programs, jam sessions and gala concert performance featuring a distinguished faculty of rhythm masters and the best jazz musicians in the southwest.
All Classes Will Be Held At:
Earle Cobb Dance Studio
4503 De Zavala Rd., Suite 110
San Antonio, Texas 78249
Fest Hotel Information:
Hampton Inn - Six Flags/ Fiesta Texas
11010 IH 10 West
San Antonio TX 78230
SUE SAMUELS CLASS SCHEDULE
With the arrival of summer, we have a new class time for the
Saturday class at Ailey 405 W. 55th St @ 9th Ave.
NEW TIME 12 noon - 1:30.
This class is intermediate level, however, all are welcome to be in the class and do what ever you can!!!
My full schedule of classes is:
Monday 10:30-12 -Broadway Dance Center - Beginner level
Monday 7:30-9- Ailey - Basic level
Tuesday 10-11:30 -244 W. 54th St. Suite 404 - Fast Beginner level
Tuesday 1:30-3 -Broadway Dance Center - Basic level
Tuesday 6-7:30- Ailey - Beginner level
Wednesday 10:30-12- Broadway Dance Center - Beginner level
Thursday 10-11:30- 244 W. 54th St. Suite 404 - Fast Beginner level
Thursday 1:30-3- Broadway Dance Center - Basic level
Friday 10:30-12- Broadway Dance Center - Beginner level
Saturday 12-1:30- Ailey - Intermediate level
Sunday 10:30-12- Broad way Dance Center - Beginner level
Let's have a DANCING HOT TIME this Summer!!!!
18th Annual St. Louis Tap Festival
Join us for a week-long celebration of TAP!
Bringing Professional Tap Dance, Flamenco, Irish Step and Salsa dancers to St. Louis for 69 Workshops, Tap Jam, Panel Discussion, Salsa Session, Participant's Showcase and Masters Performance - ALL THAT TAP XVII
Monday, July 27 - Saturday, August 1
Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel
7730 Bonhomme Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
The 2009 St. Louis Tap Festival will be hosted again at the beautiful Clayton Sheraton Plaza Hotel. The heavily discounted host hotel rate expires June 19th. Reservations made after the 19th will be at standard rates. You can make reservations online athttp://www.facebook.com/l/;http://www.tapheritage.org/hotel.html
See you in St. Louis!
July-Aug Rhythm World
Chicago Human Rhythm Project's annual festival of
American tap--the oldest and most comprehensive of its kind--July 27-
Aug. 9 at several venues in downtown Chicago. Week-long residencies
with tap masters, classes and workshops with a range of expert
instructor/performers and a series of performances, ranging from tap
slam competitions to a free concert in Millennium Park are among the
RHYTHM WORLD TAKES OVER DOWNTOWN CHICAGO JULY 27–AUGUST 9
Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s 19th Annual Festival Takes Place at
Jay Pritzker Pavilion,
Cultural Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fine Arts Building,
CHICAGO—The peak of summer in Chicago will offer the peak of tap
festivals when the Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), the world’s
only year-round presenter of American tap dance and contemporary
percussive arts, presents Rhythm World, the oldest and most
comprehensive festival of American tap in the world. Now in its 19th
year of performance and education programs, Rhythm World takes place
July 27–August 9 throughout downtown Chicago, including the Jay
Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, the Fine Arts Building, Chicago
Cultural Center, Museum=2 0of Contemporary Art and Roosevelt University.
CHRP Founder and Director Lane Alexander returns to the
director’s seat after three years of guest direction by Jason
Samuels Smith, Dianne Walker and Derick Grant. As always, this
year’s Rhythm World will feature perennial favorites, including
Bessie Award winner Sam Weber and Broadway diva Dormeshia Sumbry-
Edwards, alongside new and emerging artists, including Jason Janus, a
principal of the Texas tap repertory company Tapestry, and Chloe
Arnold, founder and director of the Los Angeles Tap Fest.
Rhythm World begins July 27 with intensive residencies led by Sam
Weber and Derick Grant at the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan
Ave., and members of Step Afrika! at the Museum of Contemporary Art
(MCA), 220 E. Chicago Ave. Weber, a Bessie Award winner and former
Joffrey 2 member, is internationally recognized as one of the
greatest tap virtuosos of all time as well as a master choreographer
and master teacher. Grant was an original company member and dance
captain for Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk and recently toured
the country with his creation A Night Out: Tap!. Step Afrika!, based
in Washington, D.C., is the first professional company in the world
dedicated to the tradition of stepping, and they will make their full-
company Chicago debut on CHRP8 0s Global Rhythms program at the Harris
Theater in November 2009.
Courses, workshops and master classes take place August
3–9 at the Fine Arts Building and Roosevelt University, 430 S.
Michigan Ave. The highly respected faculty of master teachers, in
addition to Weber, Grant and members of Step Afrika!, includes CHRP
Director Lane Alexander, Chloe Arnold, Julie Cartier, Idella Reed
Davis, CHRP Associate Director Martin “Tre” Dumas, Ray Hesselink,
Jason Janas, Gene Medler, Billy Siegenfeld, Jason Samuels Smith,
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Dianne “Lady Di” Walker and Mark Yonally.
Now in its eighth year, CHRP’s annual Youth Tap
Ensemble Conference (YTEC) takes place August 3–7 at the Fine Arts
Building. PrepTEC, a new component in this year’s YTEC, offers
younger members of the pre-professional repertory companies an
opportunity to benefit from the expertise available during Rhythm
World. More than 120 dancers between the ages of 12 and 19,
representing 14 youth tap ensembles from the U.S., China, Brazil,
Canada, Panama and other locations, will gather to study new
choreography, technique, improvisation and theatre-related topics.
YTEC participants will learn three new works by Jason Janus,
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Step Afrika! while the PrepTEC students
will learn an historical dance from Dianne Walker20created by her
mentor, native Chicagoan Leon Collins.
An expanded Kids Program August 5–7 at the Fine Arts
Building offers intermediate tappers ages nine through 12 a
curriculum including oral and video histories, tap technique classes,
improvisation instruction and individual development of style and
To register for any of the education programs, visit
chicagotap.org or call 773-281-1825.
CHRP kicks off a week of performances with its second annual free
performance featuring Rhythm World faculty, YTEC participants and
special guests Sunday, August 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker
Pavilion in Millennium Park, as part of the City of Chicago’s summer
music and dance performance series. Chicago’s finest tap repertory
companies will perform, including CHRP’s ensemble BAM!, Jump Rhythm
Jazz Project, Jus’ LisTeN and Chicago Tap Theatre, as well as last
year’s smashing percussion/dance group, Be the Groove.
The week continues with a Tap Jam, a fun, free evening of
improvisation by Rhythm World participants Monday, August 3 at the
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington. Tuesday, August 4 is a
double-header evening featuring the Tap Slam and the Cutting Contest
at 7:30 p.m. at Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan
Ave., 7th floor. The Tap Slam puts the spotlight on 10 group or
individual Rhythm World participants competing for the Tap Slam entry
fees; the audience votes to determine the winner. The Cutting
Contest, an improvisation competition, pits 16 of the hottest young
tap dancers against each other in a foot-to-foot combat tournament. A
select panel of Rhythm World faculty members will judge the
competition and the winner will receive the Contest entry fees. A
student showcase performance takes place Wednesday, August 5 at 7:30
p.m., also at Ganz Hall. Admission to the August 4 and 5 evenings is
$5 each at the door or in advance at chicagotap.org.
Rhythm World culminates with CHRP’s annual performances, “JUBA!
Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance,” featuring a host of
extraordinary foot drummers on Thursday, August 6 and Saturday,
August 8 at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s MCA Stage, 220 E.
Chicago Ave. Thursday’s performance includes Emmy Award winner Jason
Samuels Smith, Broadway diva Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and renowned
choreographer Chloe Arnold, joined by CHRP Founder and Director Lane
Alexander and CHRP's ensemble BAM!. Saturday’s performance includes
the Ella Fitzgerald of American tap, Dianne “Lady Di” Walker,
alongside tap virtuoso and Bessie Award winner Sam Weber, wunderkind
Jason Janas and Chicago’s finest=2 0tap ensembles. Both performances
also feature guest artists from around the world and live music by
the Vijay Tellis-Nayak Trio. Single tickets are $30, $25 for Rhythm
World participants and MCA members.
For complete Rhythm World information, visitchicagotap.org or call
773-281-1825. For tickets to “JUBA!” performances, call
312-397-4010 or visit mcachicago.org.
CHRP’s 2009 season concludes with Global Rhythms and Thanks 4
Giving, a series of shared revenue, contemporary percussive arts
performances featuring the Chicago debut of Washington D.C.’s Step
Afrika!, November 19, 20, 21 at the Harris Theater for Music and
Dance in Millennium Park.
CHRP’s 2009 season is supported by The MacArthur Fund for the Arts
and Culture at the Prince, The Chicago Community Trust, Prince
Charitable Trusts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Target,
American Airlines, Leo’s Dancewear, The Illinois Arts Council, The
Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg Family Foundation, The Gaylord and
Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Jerome and Jeanette Cohen Family
Foundation, The Oppenheimer Family Foundation, L!VE Marketing (sic),
Charter One Bank, the Illinois Arts Council, the City of Chicago
Department of Cultural Affairs, the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation,
Arts Midwest, The The Dr. Scholl Foundation, American Overseas
Transport, L and L20Hardwood Flooring and generous individual donors.
All programming is subject to change. For information, visit
Founded in 1990, the Chicago Human Rhythm Project is America’s
oldest institution dedicated to preserving, presenting and teaching
tap and percussive dance by bringing together generations of tap
dance legends, professionals, students and enthusiasts for classes,
performances and workshops. CHRP has four artistic focuses:
presenting world-class dance concerts, building a permanent
educational forum for tap and percussive dance, sustaining the art
form through preservation and documentation and promoting respect and
appreciation between various communities by presenting ethnically and
aesthetically diverse artists.
All programming is subject to change. For information visit
Save the Date – LA Tap Festival 2009!
2009 LA Tap Fest
Presented by The Debbie Allen Dance Academy
August 10-15th 2009
Tap Into A Cure 2009
August 19 – 21, 2009
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
780 722 9562
Registration now available
Click “Register” on web site to view class schedules, class descriptions and registration sheets.
Tap Into A Cure’s “THE AFRICA PROJECT” is back for another amazing year of classes and showcase. This will be our fourth year in the City of Champions, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
We have brought together another exciting year of tap dance, returning to us for a second year New York City’s amazingly talented Jason Samuels Smith, New York is also sending us the incredible Michela Marino - Lerman, Los Angeles California will be proudly represented with the unique talent of Christopher Broughton and the founder of THE AFRICA PROJECT and Tap Into A Cure, Edmonton’s own Andrew Merrigan. We have also included our hip hop friends again this year, as hip hop roots derive from tap dance we feel compelled to include this art form in our workshop. The Rock Steady Crew is sending us the very talented Ynot !
We have added an advisory board, the addition to our family are Bril Barrett, Steffan Clemente, Elka Samuels Smith and Jason Samuels Smith. Upon the advice of our board we have change our dates for the workshop and showcase, so please be aware that this year our showcase will be on a Saturday night and the workshop runs from Wednesday to Friday. We have also made our packages more affordable. There are three packages of tap dance for you to choose from ranging in prices of $80 to $240. And our Hip Hop classes are below $100.
Last year the world renown “Mr. Wiggles” Steffan Clemente joined us for 3 days of classes and made history on our stage with a battle of hip hop and tap between himself and Jason Samuels Smith. The jaw dropping performance was absolutely mesmerizing, and brought the house down! The Magical Rhythms Showcase will be back at a new location this year, but promises to be as jaw dropping as last year. Check our website for info coming real soon and some exciting additions to our showcase family! This year’s show will absolutely blow you away.
We need your support to help build the dream of building the Dr. Jeni LeGon Library and Music Room in Mukeu, Kenya. Hope we will see you in August, it will be so much fun, to much to miss!
MR WIGGLES TOUR JULY-OCT/ NEW "THE VOCAB VOL 1" DVD
"THE VOCAB VOL 1
Mr Wiggles demonstrates many STYLES, FLAVAS, CONCEPTS, SKILLS, and MOVES.
Vol 1 featuring:
dime stops, walk outs, fresno styles, twisto flex, neck o flex,
spottin, scare crow, saccin, puppet strings, remote control, snakin,
double pops, air posin, peek a boo, tickin, filmore, electric boogie,
tuttin, front knee bop. and more!
CLICK HERE TO BUY
MR WIGGLES ON TWITTER
MR WIGGLES IN ITALY JULY 11-19th
MASTER CLASSES, JUDGE, PERFORMANCE
also GREG CAMPBELL!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
MR WIGGLES IN PHILLY JULY 22nd
LEGENDS OF HIP HOP
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
MR WIGGLES IN NYC JULY 23rd
ROCK STEADY CREW 32 ANNIVERSARY
CLASSES, HOSTING FUNK NIGHT!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
MR WIGGLES IN GERMANY AUGUST 13th-16th
UDC (URBAN DANCE CAMP)
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
MORE AUGUST TO COME SOON!
SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE COMING SOON!
PARIS and TURKEY!
MR WIGGLES IN UK OCT 10th
UK BBOY CHAMPIONSHIP
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
MR WIGGLES IN SWITZERLAND OCT 11th-18th
STYLE IS KING
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
MR WIGGLES BACK IN THE UK OCT 19th-24th
CARDIN OCT 26th-31st
UK PIONEERS WORKSHOP
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
MORE TO COME SOON!!
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NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Events
Opening Wednesday: GROUPE EMILE DUBOIS, direct from France
Only at Jacob's Pillow July 15-19, the U.S. premiere of Jean-Claude Gallotta's dance-theatre production Des gens qui dansent (People Who Dance) brings life to the stage. Direct from France in their only U.S. appearance this year, Gallotta's dance company, Groupe Emile Dubois, plays a host of characters you will want to get to know. A mother and her daughter, "a man who came out of nowhere," Little Red Riding Hood, a dancer in high heels, and two merry baritones, among others, tell their stories through inventive contemporary movement. In passionate duos, tender trios, and unusual quartets, the dancers embody tenderness, love, absurdity, joy, and sadness as they celebrate the ups and downs of life.
call the box office today: 413.243.0745
Opening Wednesday: DAVID ROUSSÈVE/REALITY
David Roussève brings together master teachers and dancers in his troupe REALITY. The group performs Roussève's first new full-length work created for the company in ten years, Saudade, an investigation of the meaning of "bittersweet" set to Portugese fado music. Click to view a video preview of the work.
Roussève delivers witty and moving monologues as his company of master dancers perform movement styles from around the world, with a postmodern touch.
Call the box office to reserve your seats and be a part of this one-of-a-kind experience: 413.243.0745
COMMUNITY DAY: Feel the Pillow Beat
SUNDAY, JULY 26, 10am-1pm
Community Day is a celebration of dance, art and community. Inside/Out performances include Arabiqa by Karim Nagi, the Commonwealth Tap Collective, and The Vanaver Caravan, who will lead the Dance Party on The Great Lawn. Crafts and
activities include oragami dog puppets, create your own percussive instruments, and dancing, of course! As a special treat, Jules Feiffer and his daughter Kate Feiffer will read from their new children's book, Which Puppy?, about the First Family's search for the perfect pet.
Bring the whole family and come dance with us--no experience necessary, and it's all free fun! For more information,
Proud To Announce Jersey Tap Fest!
I could not be more ecstatic to share with you and announce the first ever New Jersey tap dance festival! Kicking off in 2010, Jersey Tap Fest will be an annually fantastic New Jersey tap dance event that will educate and serve diverse students with great passion for tap dance.
Founded by Hillary-Marie, Jersey Tap Fest provides repertoire classes to celebrate today’s young, emerging tap dance artists and master classes to celebrate the tap masters and allow them to train the artists who are the future face of the tap dance community. We are committed to tap dance by being dedicated to its advancement for the purposes of promoting and preserving its traditions, history and musicality as an American Art form. Jersey Tap Fest provides non-competitive opportunities of self-advancement and networking for the basic tapper, tap teacher, tap enthusiast, pre-professional and professional artist and tap master. This stimulating, demanding and rigorous program will serve diverse students with great passion for tap dance in the tri-state area, allowing them to improve their technical abilities and increase their overall knowledge of the art form. All participants will be awarded opportunities of performance to give them valuable experience in which they can reflect on. Over all, Jersey Tap Fest is focused on serving tap dance, teaching its history, preserving its percussive traditions and promoting it for what it is, a cherished American art form.
Please spread the word and visit www.JerseyTapFest.com for a schedule of events, faculty listing and more information on this exciting tap dance event.
Interested in supporting Jersey Tap Fest? Please contact Hillary-Marie regarding contributions that will encourage, inspire and provide scholarships for young, eager tap students while furthering the American art form of tap dance. Your support for the tap dance community is greatly appreciated!
Founder and Director of Jersey Tap Fest
FREE Fitness Class with my brother THIS Friday 7/17 @ 1pm!!!!
Tadeo will be offering his Cuerpaso Fitness class for FREE for all of our friends!! It is an AMAZING workout, incredibly fun- and hey it's FREE!! Check out his site, www.cuerpaso.com
When: Friday July 17th @ 1pm
Where: Chelsea Studios 151 West 26th street (bt 6th/7th aves) room 604
Why: Because you love your body and want to treat it well!!
OPPORTUNITY: Second Audition for TiiDii 3000
Due to the overwhelming response, a SECOND audition for TiiDii 3000, the first evolutionary tap dance company experince, will take place on July 31st from 12-6p.m. @ Savion Glover Productions HooFeRzClub School for Tap located at 131 Brunswick Street in Newark, New Jersey.
ROOMMATE NEEDED IN BROOKLYN!
FYI, I am looking for a roommate for Aug 1st here in Brooklyn (675 + util). All info is in craigslist ad below. If you don't mind helping me spread the word if you know anyone looking for a place or anyone who's movin in town. There are pics and descriptions in the ad.
God bless! Thank you!!!!
Can email or call me at 773.504.5178
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
Chicago Tap Theatre Complimentary Ticket Industry Offer!
Special Industry Offer: One Free Ticket
to "Beyond Blue!"
CTT is offering a complimentary ticket to all you wonderful folks in the dance and theatre industry to our show "Beyond Blue: New Tones in Tap" on July 18th. What a great deal! If you'd like to take advantage of this free ticket offer, we would highly appreciate it if you would be able to bring a paying guest to enjoy the show with you! This will really help in spreading the word about the production, and will allow us to keep giving great offers like this in the future! To reserve your one complimentary ticket, please call our offices directly at: 773-655-1175 or click here to email us. Additional guest industry tickets can be purchased for the discount price of $18 online here. Thanks, and enjoy the show!
CTT's "Beyond Blue: New Tones in Tap" will be performed on July 18th at 8pm in the Athenaeum Theatre's mainstage. Beyond Blue promises to be a wonderful production of all-new premiere tap pieces, including a mastepiece choreographed by tap pioneer Brenda Bufalino, pieces by Artistic Director Mark Yonally, two new dances by up-and-coming tap choreographer Kendra Jorstad (including the intricate Click, which explores the sounds made by two dancers’ shoes striking each other!) and a piece by Innovation in Percussive Choreography winner Caitlin Gudat. You won't want to miss these never-before-seen pieces! The evening will feature special guests such as Marc Smith of The Green Mill's Poetry Slam and banjo legend David Bragman.
Make sure to get your tickets now!
Beyond Blue: New Tones in Tap
Date: Saturday, July 18th
Location: The Athenaeum Theatre Mainstage, 2936 N. Southport.
Parking: Parking is available for $6 in the lot behind the theatre, which can be entered from Oakdale Street.
Price: For your complimentary industry ticket, call: 773-655-1175 or click here to email us.
Other tickets are $30 for adults, $23 for seniors, and $18 for students or dancers. Discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more.
For your additional guest tickets: Call 1-800-982-2787
""America's First Traveling Tap Workshop!""
Host: PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
Start Time: Saturday, August 8 at 9:30am
End Time: Sunday, August 9 at 4:00pm
Where: Performing Arts Centre
To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
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NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
Parallel Exit on the road!
First stop - Austria!
Parallel Exit returns to Europe this summer and fall, with a first stop in beautiful Innsbruck, Austria for the Festival of Dreams.??We are particularly honored to be part of this festival, featuring some of the most prestigious clowns from around the world, including David Larible, Barry Lubin (aka Grandma from the Big Apple Circus), Peter Shub, and the company founded by Slava Poulunin of Slava's Snowshow.??The show we are touring is called EXIT STAGE LEFT, featuring highlights from our repertoire. Parallel Exit's Mike Dobson, Joel Jeske, Brent McBeth, Derek Roland are joined by Danny Gardner (stepping in for Ryan Kasprzak - busy shooting Vegas Week for Season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance).??We're back in NYC in September to premiere a sneak preview of our brand new show....more on that soon....
Davi Vieira @ MoMA & Nublu
From Forro In The Dark & Ogans
PRESENTS: HIP HOP AXÉ
AN AFRO BRAZILIAN SOUND!!!
LIVE MUSIC PROGRAM AT MoMA
"MoMA THURSDAY NIGHTS BRAZIL"
DAVI VIEIRA IS PLAYING ON JULY 23rd at 5:30pm
DON'T MISS IT!!!
Robinho Cerqueira, guitar and vocals; Chris Eddleton, drums; , Manu Koch, Keyboards
; Zé Grey, bass and vocals; Fabiana Masili, vocals; David Schommer, percussion and vocals; Davi Vieira, percussion and vocals
The percussionist, songwriter, and vocalist Davi Vieira was born in Salvador-Bahia, Brazil, where he studied capoeira, percussion, and dance. He has played, recorded, and toured with a great variety of artists, including David Byrne, Wyclef Jean, Yerba Buena, Bebel Gilberto, Richard Bona, Me'shell NdegeOcello, Angelique Kidjo, Carlos Santana, and Sergio Mendes. For ten years, he performed in the off-Broadway show Stomp. The music on this evening's program combines the rhythms of his native Brazil with beats and vocal stylings of hip-hop in music that is both propelling and celebratory.
Hip Hop, Street Dance & Freestyle Dance Competition
HIP HOP, STREET DANCE AND FREESTYLE DANCE COMPETITION - 8 AUGUST 2009
Hosted by: Strictly Hip Hop South Africa, MTV Base and Centurion Mall
R200,000 in cash and prizes to be won plus a chance to showcase your talent on International TV to over 80 million viewers worldwide.
This competition is open to every dancer from every province.
All dancers that enter receive a free Championship T-Shirt, A Dance DVD, A Music CD, A Medal and a certificate of Participation. Entrants may participate in the following sections:
Sections: (All age categories)
- Popping and Locking
- Small Groups
8th August 2009
Spectators watch for Free
Centurion Mall Pretoria
Closing Date For Entries:
1st August 2009
Head Adjudicator for Main Event: Stephan Twitch Boss
(Runner up from the hit MTV show, ‘The Wade Robson Project’. ‘Twitch’ has since become one of the foremost dancer/choreographers appearing in the 2007 and 2008 seasons of Fox’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, the movie Hairspray, and is currently in New York City shooting the dance movie ‘Step Up 3D’.)
For More Information:
+27 12 991 0083 (T)
+27 79 142 4693 (C)
+27 72 027 3607 (C)
+27 86 615 9370 (F)
EMPOWER YOUR SOLE!