Support RS on Give to the Max Day (Nov. 12th)!

Visit our GiveMN Page to support our work now or on upcoming Give to the Max Day (Minnesota’s largest yearly day of charitable giving), happening November 12th!

Emily Oleson and Kwame Opare in "Same Differents," featured on RS 2015.

Emily Oleson/ Kwame Opare in “Same Differents,” RS 2015. Photo by Calabay Productions.

Thank you again for an awesome annual production, MN and beyond jazz and rhythm-driven dance community! As we look back in gratitude, we also look forward with enthusiasm about the possibilities for RS programming this fiscal year. There is much to look forward to: a new potential program of a mini touring network for jazz and rhythm-driven dance artists, a reboot of workshop programming, and of course, our 8th installment of our annual production in August. To learn more, visit the ‘Get Involved’ tab of this website!

Ticket sales and other funding sources cover only a portion of the costs we incur to produce this exciting programming. Your contributions allow us to continue expanding our unique programming and the meaningfulness of the stipends we offer to the artists we engage. This Give to the Max Day (November 12th), Minnesota’s largest annual day of charitable giving, take advantage of the MOST simple way to support our work;

Donate easily and securely online through GiveMN

Rhythmically Speaking has been touted by Dance Magazine as “revitalizing jazz and rhythm-based dance,” and you’ve helped us get there! We are proud to support and present quality performance work, and believe that bringing people, movement and rhythm together on stage enriches our community. If you believe our work makes Minnesota a brighter place to live and encourages growth in the art forms of jazz and rhythm-driven dance, come on board as an FY16 donor!

With much gratitude,

Erinn Liebhard (+ RS Board)
Artistic Director
Rhythmically Speaking

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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!!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment