ANNUAL PRODUCTION: RS 10/2018
ATTEND: For more on this years show, visit the RS 10/2018 tab of this site.
PERFORM: If you are interested in performing in the show, we welcome you to attend our RS 10/2018 Dancer Audition:
Sunday, April 29th, 6:30-9:00pm
Interested in dancing in Rhythmically Speaking 2018? Come to our dancer audition on Sunday, April 29th. Choreographers Leila Awadallah (contemporary Arab-American), Melissa Clark (contemporary urban), Jolene Konkel (classic Jerome Robbins) and Erinn Liebhard (groove-driven Americana) are looking for dancers for their new works. Bring four printed copies of your headshot and resume (attached front to back), and come prepared to move through a warm-up and phrase work from each choreographer.
Rehearsal schedule and compensation determined individually by each choreographer. Must be available:
• 8/13-8/15 aft. or eve. (one 1-1.5 hr tech slot per piece)
• 8/15 6-10pm (dress)
• 8/16-8/17 6-10pm & 8/18 12-10pm (shows)
Feel free to CONTACT US with questions.
(Photo by Bill Cameron, Choreography by Abigail Whitmore on RS17)
LEARN: MASTER CLASS SERIES – Friday Morning Jazz Hosts Rhythmically Speaking!
Rhythmically Speaking (RS) teams up with Zenon Dance Company and School during Summer Session to put an exciting twist on Friday Morning Jazz Class! Zenon jazz instructors Erinn Liebhard, Karla Grotting and Mary Ann Bradley will open and close the session, with the choreographers of Rhythmically Speaking 10/2018 each offering a class highlighting their perspectives on jazz and it’s interaction with other American vernacular dance forms. All are welcomed to join us for a summer sampler of different approaches to groove-driven musicality!
6/8: Karla Grotting
6/15: Erinn Liebhard
6/22: Laura Selle-Virtucio/ Gabe Anderson (RS)
6/29: Jolene Konkel (RS/ Celebrating 10 Years)*
7/6: Mary Ann Bradley
7/13: Melissa Clark (RS)
7/20: Karla Grotting (RS/ MJDC Reunion)**
7/27: Leila Awadallah (RS)
8/3: Emma Marlar (RS/ Critical Conversation)***
8/10: Erinn Liebhard (RS)
8/17: Brandi Coleman (RS)
8/24: Mary Ann Bradley
8/31: Mary Ann Bradley
LEARN – SPECIAL EVENTS:
*Celebrating 10 Years of RS:
Friday, June 29th from 11am-12:30pm
Past RS choreographers and performers are encouraged to attend Friday Morning Jazz class and to join us after in the Target Studio at the Cowles Center for coffee and pastries to catch up and reminisce about past shows! RSVP link coming.
Friday, July 20th from 9:30-11am
Former Members of Zoe Sealy’s Minnesota Jazz Dance Company are encouraged to attend Friday Morning Jazz class at Zenon, taught by Karla Grotting and in conjunction with the Eclectic Edge Ensemble show that weekend featuring work by Zoe, Karla, Danny Buraczeski and other Minnesota jazz dance greats!
***Critical Conversation – What IS American Vernacular Dance?:
Friday, August 3rd from 11am-12:30pm
After Friday Morning Jazz class, RS will host a community conversation around this question, exploring ideas of danced diasporas, connections to American cultural identity/ies and the potential futures of forms such as tap, jazz and hip-hop styles. Cowles Center location and RSVP link coming.
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