ATTEND: For more on this years show, visit the RS 10/2018 tab of this site.


(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: Karla Grotting
8/31: Mary Ann Bradley




*Celebrating 10 Years of RS:
Friday, June 29th from 11am-12:30pm
Past RS choreographers, performers, technicians and audience members are encouraged to attend this event, being held after that day’s Friday Morning Jazz class (come to class first to dance with RS 10/ 2018 choreographer Jolene Konkel!). Join us in the Target Studio at the Cowles Center for coffee and pastries to catch up and reminisce about past shows! Video Designer Ben McGinley will be there snatching interviews for video vignettes that’ll be played during the August show, so if you’ve got stories about your interests in American vernacular dance and/ or how RS has positively affected your life, we’d love for you to join us! RSVP here.


**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!


***Critical Conversation – What IS American Vernacular Dance?:
Friday, August 3rd from 11am-12:30pm
RS is partnering with the Cowles Center Community Engagement Team to 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. Join us at the Target Studio at the Cowles Center. RSVP link coming.


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