Our Winter show generally features our company of dancers performing new and revisited works by RS Artistic Director Erinn Liebhard, and often features live music created and performed by local collaborators.
PAST WINTER SHOWS
| Riffin’: A Jazz-Danced Celebration of Human Interaction |
November 3-4, 2021
Rhythmically Speaking was thrilled to return to live, indoor performance at Amsterdam Bar & Hall for Riffin’: A Jazz-Danced Celebration of Human Interaction. As a nod to being able to get back together after an extended period of time away from one another, we explored how we humans thrive off interacting with (or riffing off!) not only each other, but also complex rhythms and grooves! In this show, we used our signature groove, interaction and improvisation-based approach to jazz dance to enliven this concept, along with a combo of live jazz musicians led by guitarist and composer Mike Lauer.
| CHILL: The Entire “Charlie Brown Christmas” Soundtrack, Played Live and Danced! |
Photo by Jillian Bell, design by Jaime Willems, video by Ben McGinley
December 2017, 2018 and 2019 | PRESS LOG
As the weather chills, our dancers 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 local quartet the Nordeast Jazz Band! As audience favorite CHILL runs at Amsterdam Bar & Hall St. Paul (home city to Peanuts creator Charles Schultz!), folks are welcomed to come have a meal before the show or a drink during, and kiddos are encouraged – folks 12 and under are free! Seating for this unique live holiday music and dance show is first come, first served, so come early. We are currently working on tour this show to new communities, as well as to bring it back to St. Paul, in December of 2023. CHILL has been performed by many excellent local artists including caricature artist Brad Erickson and dancers including current company members, as well as Leanna Browne, Claire Driscoll, Jesse Schmitz-Boyd and John Surber.