I’m excited for summer.
Not so much for the sun and swimming and other good summer S’s (well, sure, maybe a little bit!), but mostly for the exciting opportunities my summer holds for deeply engaging in jazz and dance. I’ll be teaching my butt off, attending a conference on teaching jazz dance in Dallas (thanks for hosting, Danny Buraczeski!) and choreographing and performing too. Most of these opportunities are shareable, so come along for the ride! Highlights;
Teaching at Advanced Jazz Class at Zenon Dance
Fridays, 9:30-11:00am (Now – May 25th, and June 8 – July 20)
My advanced class focuses on jazz as a rhythm-driven dance formwith vernacular influence, emphasizing musicality, weight-shift, groundedness and groove. This class session is tailored toward thinking about dance from the perspective of a musician, hitting on elements like melody, harmony, timbre and of course, rhythm.
Block out 9:30-11:00am on Fridays to come get down.
Questions? Contact Erinn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choreographing 44 Plays for 44 Presidents by Theater Pro Rata June 29 – July 14 at Calvary Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
A chronological, biographical survey of each of the 44 men who have held one of the most revered and regrettable positions of power on earth. Originally created by the Neo-Futurists in Chicago, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents is a love song to every Mad Tom, Tricky Dick, and William Henry Harri-who.
Performing in A Grimm Tale by the Eclectic Edge Ensemble
July 19 – July 22nd at the Ritz Theater
Choreographing for Dances, Chances, Circumstances
August 10 – 12 The Phipps Center for the Arts
And, of course……
Co-Artistic Directing/ Producing, Choreographing for and Performing in Rhythmically Speaking presents…. 2012
August 16 – 18 at the Southern Theater
We’ve got a wicked line-up this year, promising a varied, music-driven and ENERGETIC evening of choreography to stir your soul and make you move! Choreographers;
B-Boy J-Sun and Dancin’ Dave
Join me in getting ready to not only enjoy the sun and swimming this summer, but also the swinging and stepping of some awesome rhythm-driven dance!
Photos by Jim Smith/ Jillian Denae Photography.