Saturday, August 7, 2021 | 4:30pm & 6:30pm
Sunday, August 8, 2021 | 2:30pm & 4:30pm
Location: Danceworks Parking Lot
Danceworks brings together a platter of tasty dance techniques and styles with one commonality: complexity of rhythm. From a sly swing beat to a rocking 4/4 rhythm, Danceworks Performance MKE and Danceworks On Tap will be joined by guest artists Cyenthia Vijaykumar (Kathak Indian classical dance), McNamara McCarthy School of Irish Dance, and Joshua Yang (Hip Hop) to present to you an exploration of rhythmic styles, ranging from weighted percussion via the soles of the feet to the internal rhythm explored by a soulful body. This concert features original music and performance by percussionist Paul Westfahl, and breakout flutist Jennifer Rodriguez. If we were to fit this show in the bottle, it would likely burst before you could take a sip!
Thank you to our Sponsors:
Artist Sponsorship by Bob BaldersonIn-Kind Sponsorship by Ogden & Company, Inc.
Advance Purchase Tickets:
$20 Reserved Seating [limited] | $15 General Admission | $11 Student, Military, & Senior
**Advance ticket purchases only. No walk-up tickets will be available for purchase.
Before you buy:
Danceworks Performance MKE
Danceworks On Tap
Sound in Motion is a quartet set to Oscar Peterson’s jazz standard, Fly Me To the Moon. Layers of syncopated tap rhythms woven into this classic piece create an orchestra of joyful noise. Psychology (2018) is a duet that explores nervous tics and the general anxiety of a racing mind. Tap Attack is a high-energy, full ensemble piece set to pulsating music by Ofrin.
Aarambh Kathak Dance School / Choreographer Cyenthia Vijayakumar
Prayer for India’s challenging times
In Presentation by Cyenthia Vijayakumar and her students, the group aims to come together to pray for peace to prevail in earth, water, fire and air; the sun, moon, and planet; in all living beings; in body, mind and heart with Vedic chants of Bhumi Mangalam. And end it with Shanthi Pat praying for all departed souls who have had an untimely demise.
Performers: Cyenthia Vijayakumar, Manasa Hari, Varsha Varghese, Afrin Azad, Sahithi Chatradi, Shikha Singla.
Historical Context of work: In Hindu mythology, there was a demon called “Raktabija” who had a boon that whenever a drop of his blood fell on the ground, a clone of Raktabīja would be born at that spot. With this boon, he was nearly indestructible. Each time he was attacked or killed, many more Raktabija were born/spread. He had defeated all the kings & gods and was torturing the whole world. The demon now is “Corona”. It is nearly indestructible and spreading with every attempt to destroy it.
To defeat Raktabija, all the kings and gods came together and called on the Avatar of the goddess shakti “Kali”. Kali killed each of Raktabija with her sword and drank their blood. She ensured that not a single drop of blood was spilled on the floor and no new Raktabija was born.
McNamara McCarthy School of Irish Dance
Joshua Yang & Dancers
Joshua Yang creates a collaborative dance project with choreographers Jasper Sanchez and Yoshi Halamar, bringing you a work of rhythm, flow, and musicality.
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