The evening of May 4th was a magical night! The concert, Going Solo, went off without a hitch. I rarely say that a production went spectacularly, but in fact, it did! Six dancers came together after a whirlwind rehearsal experience, and knocked my socks off! Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn was lit up with high voltage dancing that Saturday, with an audience that enthusiastically supported the event.
The process of rehearsing with so many fits and starts, including two dancers dropping out due to injury and over-commitments, left me scrambling in a search and rescue mission last minute. It seemed the month of April was astrologically challenging us all, but through all the trials, and my dense schedule, the light finally was shed on our event — the special solos, both on film and live, came to life in magical ways. Each and every dancer had their stroke of genius on stage and screen, and whatever sorcery I was doing by pulling all the strings, helped me to unravel some karmic thread, no doubt, as for once, I could say, “it all went to plan.” Thank you, dancers!!
Dancers featured top row: Heidi Sutherland, Christopher Taylor, Joshua Tuason
Dancers featured bottom row: Abby Marchesseault, Julie Firoenza, Evita Zarcharioglou
Check out more photos from the show here!
Bring your technique and your wisdom to be human!
I’m teaching a Master Class on June 11th! Seeking new talent for upcoming projects! Looking for male and female, risk-taking dancers with strong technique. Must have partnering abilities. Paid “Jiffy-Mix” projects! What‘s a “Jiffy–Mix,” project you ask? It takes place usually on a single day, anywhere within a 2-4 hour time slot. I create a whole dance piece; whereby, it’s performed the same day in front of a live audience. It’s typically low-tech, but the dancing can be intensely high-caliber. The rehearsal process is taped, and sometimes made into a mini-film. The performance is also taped and posted on my Vimeo Channel. See example here.
This class will be musical, fun and kinetically charged. The warm-up emphasizes proper placement, centering and fluidity of the spine. Technically challenging movement phrases are built upon in the course of the class, allowing the exploration of a wide range of qualities, spatial patterning and rhythm. Emphasis is on the dancer as a human, not a number. I will also give tips for self-help at the end of class to aid in keeping the body in harmony.
Class will be videotaped and photographed for evaluation and selection process. Upon registration, dancers are asked to sign a release for this allowance. This class is also open to anyone interested in learning, no matter the audition component.
When: Tuesday, June 11th 3:00-5:00p
Where: RWS Entertainment Group (2 subway stops from Manhattan)
34-01 38th Ave., Ste. 302
Long Island City, NY 11101
Cost: $20 (cash, check or CC)
To Register: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Class size is limited, so register ASAP!!