VIEW: Our TENTH annual production! For more on this years show, visit the RS 10/2018 tab of this site.


(Photos and Image Design by Galen Higgins)


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: Karla Grotting
8/31: Mary Ann Bradley




**MJDC Reunion:
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! Join us to celebrate our shared history of staged American vernacular dance in the Twin Cities!


***Critical Conversation – What IS American Vernacular Dance?:
Friday, August 3rd from 11am-12:30pm
Target Studio at the Cowles Center
RS is partnering with the Cowles Center Education and Community Engagement Team to host a community conversation around this question. This event will be an open space for dialogue on how different dance and music forms like jazz, soul, funk and hip-hop styles, which have grown out of social movements, serve as embodied reflections of the social and political development of the United States. Joins us to share thoughts about the history, impact in the present and potential futures of this facet of dance, digging further into this interesting and important topic our shows work to investigate. RSVP here.


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