Thank You!!

RS 2015 Community: Thank you for attending, being in, working on and supporting Rhythmically Speaking 2015! We beat our ticket goal, funded our GiveMN, had excellent press, and most importantly, enjoyed connecting with each other through rhythm-driven movement.

2015 cast members on stage
Photo by Calabay Productions

Patrons, your opinions are important to us: they help us write grants and improve the inclusiveness of our outreach efforts. If you didn’t fill out the survey at the show, we encourage you to fill out now at, a survey has been sent to your email (YOUR opinions are very important to us too!).

To stay connected with us, join our NEWSLETTER, ‘Like’ us on FACEBOOK and keep in touch: you never know what we’ll be up to next in igniting and uniting people through rhythm-driven movement! Thank you again for spending time with us: we’ve offered renewal to the spirits of many people this weekend through rhythm-driven movement!

Erinn Liebhard, MFA
Artistic Director
Rhythmically Speaking

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Rhythmically Speaking 2015 is THIS WEEKEND!

August 20-22 @ 8pm
Bedlam Lowertown in St. Paul
CLICK HERE for Tickets (Brown Paper Tickets Co.)

Featured Choreographers/ Groups:
Rush Benson and Brian Evans
Jennifer Glaws
Sarah Jabar
Keane Sense of Rhythm
Erinn Liebhard
Emily Oleson and Kwame Opare (West Virginia/ D.C.)
Clarence Teeters Jr. (reconstructed by Karla Grotting)

For more about the show, visit the ‘ANNUAL PRODUCTION’ tab of this site. See you at the show!!

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RS 2015 is Under Way!

Choreographers for the 2015 annual production have been selected and are hard at work preparing for the August 20-22 at Bedlam Lowertown in St. Paul, MN! The 2015 choreographers are: Rush Benson and Brian Evans/ Jennifer Glaws/ Sarah Jabar/ Emily Oleson and Kwame Opare (D.C./ West Virginia)/ Cathy Wind & Keane Sense of Rhythm and Clarence Teeters (original work reconstructed by Karla Grotting). To find out more about the show, visit the ‘Annual Production’ tab of this site!

Other recent RS activity includes  the June 2015 edition of our bi-monthly newsletter. Check it out! Thanks for stopping by!

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Line-Up for RS 2015!

Thank you to all who submitted work for this year’s show: we appreciate your interest! We are excited to announce the choreographers of Rhythmically Speaking 2015:

Rush Benson and Brian Evans
Jennifer Glaws
Sarah Jabar
Emily Oleson and Kwame Opare (D.C./ West Virginia)
Cathy Wind/ Keane Sense of Rhythm
Clarence Teeters (Reconstructed by Karla Grotting)

Rhythmically Speaking Artistic Director Erinn Liebhard will also be showing a piece. Wondering about our process? Each year, we are thrilled at the amount solid, thoughtful, intriguing and high-quality submissions, and it makes for a lot of difficult decisions. Like a creative puzzle, the show was curated as a whole to represent a wide, diverse range of work while fitting together as a cohesive, intriguing show of a decent length. There were many factors at play in selecting works for the show, including centrality of metric rhythm, artistic quality, style, concept, and length. We truly enjoyed viewing your work, and encourage you to continue creating and enriching our community; we really are blown away by the wealth of rhythmic talent in the Twin Cities!

Thank you for engaging with Rhythmically Speaking. We hope you will stay connected with us in the future: we exist to serve the jazz and rhythm-based dance community of which you are a part!

All the best,
Rhythmically Speaking Programming Committee

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Call for 2015 Choreography Submissions!

Rhythmically Speaking 2015, Running August 20-22 at Bedlam Lowertown!

Rhythmically Speaking is excited to be accepting submissions for our 7th annual choreographers showcase! We support some of the Twin Cities’ best jazz and rhythm-driven dance each year, and look forward to seeing what you have to offer. We also support these forms in Minnesota and the nation alike by welcoming new ideas from guests from other cities! Emerging and established choreographers alike are encouraged to apply with new or existing work in jazz and rhythm-based dance. Not sure what we mean by jazz and rhythm-based dance? You tell us. We are proud to help create what that means to this community, and encourage you to join the ongoing conversation by applying! Please pass this information along to anyone you think might be interested.

Important Dates:
– June 14: Mandatory meeting for selected choreographers (7-9pm)
– August 2: Mandatory progress showing (7-9pm)/ Program Info Due
– August 17-19: Tech
– August 20-22: Shows

Compensation: Honorarium of at least $1000 provided.

Details: A video sample is strongly encouraged, but not required. All video submissions must be posted to If submission is a reconstruction, video should be of that work. If submission is a new work, video of work in a very similar style should be submitted. While the work can be between three and thirty minutes, submissions of ten minutes or more are strongly encouraged.

Submission Form: HERE: RS 2015 – Submission Form

Please send completed form to by Friday, April 15. Choreographer selection will be posted here by May 1. Feel free to contact with questions. We look forward to seeing your work, and thank you for your interest!

Groove on,

Erinn Liebhard
Artistic Director
Rhythmically Speaking

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