Summer Ongoings and Upcomings!

Available for Summer: Erinn Liebhard – Dance and Performing Arts Choreographer and Teacher

Photo by Heather Gray, from erinnliebhard.com

Specializing in jazz, hip-hop, tap and modern for all ages
Experienced and reliable with an enthusiastic approach to the classroom
612-419-5549
ekliebs@gmail.com
CV, Teaching Experience & Teaching Philosophy

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All Summer: Advanced Jazz with Erinn Liebhard 
In this class, students will experience jazz dance as one of the most versatile, expressive and personal ways the body can communicate through a blend of music and movement. Explored through the lens of a musician, embodiment of a fusion of jazz-related styles serves as the basis for investigating rhythmic complexity, dynamics and audio-driven improvisation. A kickin’ soundtrack accompanies movement explorations that ask dancers to invest their personality into becoming the sound.

When: Fridays from June 7 – August 30, 9:30 – 11am
Where: Zenon Dance School
More Info: www.zenondance.org

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June 18: Visual Grooves – Jazz Music + Dance at Lee’s Liquor Lounge
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Local jazz outfit GST and dance artist Erinn Liebhard are combining forces to bring you a night of jazz music and concert dance improv at Lee’s Liquor Lounge! GST touts their jazz improv-infused and rock-structured sound as ‘punk rock for grown ups.’ Add a little structured improvisation by veteran TC dance artists and you’ve got a pretty awesome evening! Whether you are a dancer with some chops who plans to join the structured improv, or an observer who might get up and get down when the time is right, come and get your dance on!

When: Tuesday, June 18 @ 10pm
Where: Lee’s Liquor Lounge
To Officially Participate: Email Erinn with your name, your main dance interest, a bio, and how many dancers you will be bringing. She will get in touch to confirm that there are still slots available and how the evening will work! Questions?: Contact Erinn at ekliebs@gmail.com.

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July 18-21: Performing in the Eclectic Edge Ensemble 10th Anniversary Concert
Throughout its ten years, EEE has had the honor of collaborating with an incredible range of artists and composers, and this production will continue that theme by featuring the work of veteran local composers Richard Sloss, Michael Rossetto, Warren Park, and Brian Erickson. I have been dancing with this company for eight years and am very proud of how far we’ve come!

When: July 18-20 @ 8pm, July 21 @ 2pm
Where: The Ritz Theater
More Info: www.eclecticedgeensemble.com

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July 29 – August 4: World Dance Alliance Conference
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I am thrilled to be presenting a paper, panel discussion and performing for Jeffrey Peterson at the WDA 2013 Conference. This is my first time attending, let alone presenting at a conference, and I am excited to be surrounded by dance nerds all day for a week! My paper and corresponding presentation, focused on 1960s America, discusses  jazz dances’ correlation to social dance trends has a linkage to the development of dismissive attitudes toward the form within concert dance. The panel, involving six other jazz dance rockstars, will discuss the prime tenets of jazz dance and their relation to pedagogy, research and the development of shared understanding of the form among practitioners.

When: July 29 – August 4
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, BC Canada
More Info: www.wda-americas.net

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August 15-17: Rhythmically Speaking 2013
On August 15-17 at the Southern Theater, the seven dynamic choreographers of Rhythmically Speaking 2013 will offer the community seven different conversations in physical rhythm. Bound together by the endless abilities of jazz and rhythm-driven dance to ignite interactions between people and music, the 2013 production features forward-thinking local choreographers Yung-Tsi Bolon & Laura Horn, Emily Broeker, Karla Grotting, Erinn Liebhard, Christine Maginnis and Darrius Strong, and welcomes visitor Maura Garcia from Kansas.

When: August 15-17
Where: The Southern Theater
More Info: www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org

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