CHILL: Charlie Brown Christmas Production

Rhythmically Speaking presents

CHILL: The Entire “Charlie Brown Christmas” Soundtrack,
Played Live and Danced!

When & Tickets:

Where: Amsterdam Bar & Hall (St. Paul, MN)

As the weather chills, our dancers will chill into new movement set to the groovy jazz tunes of Vince Guaraldi’s playful and nostalgic “Charlie Brown Christmas” soundtrack, played live local surf-jazz quartet GST! This show expands on RS Artistic Director Erinn Liebhard’s original production from last December. If you saw it last year, join us to see the whole soundtrack come to life. If you missed it, now you get another chance!

Come have a meal before the show or a drink while you enjoy it, and feel free to bring kiddos – folks 12 and under are free! Join us to experience this unique live holiday music and dance show at celebrated performance venue the Amsterdam Bar & Hall in Peanuts creator Charles Schultz’s hometown of St. Paul – seating for the show is first come, first served, so come early!

People:

Erinn Liebhard (Producer, Choreographer & Dancer)

| (MFA University of Colorado Boulder, BFA University of Minnesota) is a dance artist making opportunities for people to experience the connective and reflective power of groove. Having grown up dancing socially at her dad’s rock band’s gigs, she discovered at a young age the exhilaration of grooving alongside others. Guided by this inspiration and a fondness for jazz and American social forms, Erinn creates new works and supports the creation of those by others, and performs as a member of Afro-Brazilian contemporary company Contempo Physical Dance and self-created character entertainer “Nerdette” for Saint Paul Saints Baseball’s Entertainment Team. She teaches at Winona State University and Zenon Dance Company and School, and as a Teaching Artist for the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, and is an active writer and conference presenter.

GST (Band – featuring Greg Schaefer, Bob DeBoer, Tony Watercott and Danny Sigelman)

GST

| GST plays in a groove style, combining the complexity and improvisation of jazz with the energy of rock. Formed in 1999 with a gig at St. Paul’s Turf Club, GST regularly stretches across musical styles and artistic disciplines and has found great inspiration in working with dance!

Ian Knodel (Lighting Designer and Technical Consultant)

| is a skilled and passionate lighting designer and technical director with a passion for painting non-traditional spaces and work in theaters to nightclubs to corporate events and beyond.

Shane Donahue (Lighting and Technical Support)

Nora Anderson (Dancer)

| graduated from Beloit College in 2013 with a degree in dance. She has performed in various works around the Twin Cities and produced two evenings of original new dance work in the past year.

Clare Driscoll (Dancer)

| graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in dance. She performs for Erinn Liebhard and Rebecca Tanner, and has worked with Anna Marie Shogren, Crissy Tolson and Nora Anderson. Clare also teaches yoga in the Twin Cities.

Doug Hooker (Dancer)

| graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Dance. He has had a variety of professional performing opportunities, including with the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps, touring with Broadway show Blast!, Dancing People Company, ARENA DANCES & Threads Dance Project.

Amy Jones (Dancer)

| graduated with a degree in Theater/ Dance from Luther College and has performed concert and commercial contemporary, jazz, hip-hop and ballet in NYC and Minneapolis. She is also a pilates and aerial fitness instructor.

O’Calla Joslyn (Dancer)

| ‘s professional work ranges from entertainment to concert dance, including choreography for First Avenue & Enticing Entertainment. She has taught at numerous locations including including for Zenon Dance, & has danced for April Sellers.

Kathleen Pender (Dancer)

| graduated from St. Olaf College with a degree in dance, & has performed with Taja Will. She is the Company Manager for Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater, & teaches for Northfield Arts Guild and Young Dance.

John Surber (Dancer)

Crissy Tolson (Dancer)

| graduated with a BFA in Dance from George Mason University & is currently a company member with Alternative Motion Project. She has also danced with Borealis Dance, Loom Lab, Pedro Pablo and Non Edwards. An aspiring choreographer, she has produced two shows in the last year.