Rhythmically Speaking presents . . .
CHILL: The Entire “Charlie Brown Christmas”
Soundtrack, Played Live and Danced!
Photo by Jillian Bell, design by Jaime Willems, video by Ben McGinley
That’s right, CHILL is returning to the Amsterdam Bar & Hall (St. Paul, MN)
Thank you to everyone who came out last December to experience the show! It was our pleasure to share it with you, and we are proud of our great crowds and press. We are excited to be back in 2019 by popular demand.
Show Dates, Times & Tickets:
- Amsterdam Bar & Hall: Friday 12/13 @ 7pm – Tickets Here!
- Amsterdam Bar & Hall: Saturday 12/14 @ 2pm – Tickets Here!
- Amsterdam Bar & Hall: Saturday 12/14 @ 7pm – Tickets Here!
- Amsterdam Bar & Hall: Sunday 12/15 @ 4pm – Tickets Here!
As the weather chills, our dancers will chill into choreography and improvisations set to the groovy jazz tunes of Vince Guaraldi’s playful and nostalgic “Charlie Brown Christmas” soundtrack, played live by a quartet of excellent local musicians! This show expands on Rhythmically Speaking’s original production from last December. If you saw it last year, join us again. 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! Another good reason to come early for the matinee performances (12/14 @ 2pm and 12/15 @ 4pm): artist Brad Erickson will be with us for half an hour before and after the shows, creating complimentary Peanuts-style caricatures for anyone who would like one! Join us to experience this unique live holiday music and dance show at celebrated performance venues the Duluth Playhouse and 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!
Facebook Event: Here
This activity is supported, in part, by the City of Saint Paul Cultural Sales Tax Revitalization Program via St. Paul Cultural Star Grant Funding!
Erinn Liebhard (Producer, Choreographer & Dancer)
| is a dance artist (MFA University of Colorado Boulder, BFA University of Minnesota) making opportunities for people to experience the reflective and connective power of groove through performance and education. Having grown up dancing socially at her dad’s rock band’s gigs, she discovered at a young age the exhilaration of playfully experiencing groove alongside others. Guided by this inspiration and a fondness for jazz and American social dance ideas and their shared elements of groove, interaction and improvisation, she’s worked with creatives as varied as hip-hop dance theater artists Rennie Harris and the Wild Goose Chase Cloggers Appalachian clogging company. In performance, Erinn makes and performs new staged works and presents those of others through Rhythmically Speaking, is a member of Afro-Brazilian company Contempo Physical Dance and performs as self-created character entertainer “Nerdette” for Saint Paul Saints Baseball’s Entertainment Team. In education, she is an active jazz dance residency artist in higher education and for professional dance companies, works on the Teaching Artist roster for the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts and is faculty at Zenon Dance Company & School. She is also an active writer and conference presenter. She’s driven to help connect people to themselves, one another and the moment through rooted and innovative embodiment of groove.
The CHILL Music Ensemble (photos and bios to come):
- Bob DeBoer (Trumpet)
- Mike Haselman (Guitar)
- Danny Sigelman (Drums)
- Tony Watercott (Bass)
Clare Driscoll (Dancer)
| graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in dance. She has performed for Rhythmically Speaking, Anna Marie Shogren, Crissy Tolson and Nora Anderson. Clare makes and performs work with Addison Reine, under the name, Bushertri. Outside of dance, Clare is an Assistant Manager of a CorePower Yoga location.
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.
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)
| graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a B.A. in Dance in May of 2017. His training is primarily in modern, but he also dabbles in Jazz and Hip Hop. Currently, John is working with Christopher Watson Dance Company and Kinetic Evolutions under Sarah La-Rose Holland. When not dancing, he works on cars, lifts heavy things and eats tacos.
Crissy Tolson (Dancer)
| has worked with numerous Twin Cities companies and artists such as Alternative Motion Project, Loom Lab, Borealis Dance, Pedro Pablo and Laura Selle Virtucio in addition to Rhythmically Speaking. She is also a founding member of Painting the Room, a Minneapolis based music/dance/text improvisation group. Her performance has been highlighted by the Star Tribune: “She commanded such presence…articulating emotions with precision…downright terrifying”. Off the stage, she has co-produced and directed three shows, “here i am” and “Duality” with Nora Anderson, and solo produced “It’s Happening Now,” which premiered at the Minnesota Fringe Festival in 2019. Crissy holds a BFA in Dance from George Mason University and recently went to Amsterdam to study improvisation composition under Katie Duck.