John V. Lindsay East River Park
Speak: A Multi-media Concert
Saturday, August 17, 2013
7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
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7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Craig Smith
8:00 PM – Performance
“Speak” is a multi-media concert and dance piece inspired by the songs of artist Marla Mase's acclaimed album, . Combining live music, spoken word, dance and visual imagery, choreographer Adrienne Hurd melds contemporary and modern dance forms in this one of a kind show. Through Hurd's powerful portrayal of a woman's confinement, sexuality, body image, trauma, oppression and freedom, she celebrates the raw reality of the human condition as expressed through the eyes, bodies, and voices of women. Through the expressive movements of a troupe of seven dancers, each of whom has a distinct voice and tale in the mini-stories, the dancers will explore the archetypes that make up the idea of what it means to be a modern woman.
The music, co-written by Marla Mase and Tomás Doncker is an integral part of “Speak” and features elements of Rock-n-Roll with World Beat, Punk, Funk, Electronica, Reggae and Soul and will be performed live at each performance with both Mase and The Tomás Doncker Band.
Masterclass: Join music industry choreographer and fitness veteran, Craig Smith, for this high energy, fun, dance fusion class. This class will highlight various dance & cultural music styles.
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