Dance it Up! An exception to my visual arts rule today: Check out Dancer’s Workshop schedule of extraordinary events through June 14, as they celebrate their First Annual Summer Dance Celebration. DW is a frequent collaborator with Jackson’s Visual Arts community. Here’s a schedule, and see ya’ll at Zydeco! :
Adult Dance Classes
Monday-Saturday, June 8-13
Dancers’ Workshop Studios
All ongoing adult dance classes are free this week. Classes include pilates, yoga, ballet, Zumba, Modern, Hip Hop, Capoiera, and Dance Fitness. Most classes are open to all levels and there are no limits on how many classes you take during the week…or during the day! Please see www.dwjh.org for class details or call 307.733.6398.
The “Square Series” Public Dance Performances
Wednesday, June 10, 3:30-5:30pm
Bringing dance into perhaps one of the most public spaces in Jackson, the Town Square, Dancers’ Workshop will offer short performances of salsa and Zumba with Manny Sanchez, modern dance with the Junior Repertory Company, and breakdancing with Pasha. This is a wonderful opportunity to watch dance for free and even partake yourself if the spirit moves you.
Master Classes with Elisa Monte Dance
Thursday & Friday, June 11 & 12, 3:30-5:30pm
Dancers’ Workshop Studio 1
Local dancers have the special opportunity to work with Elisa Monte dancers from New York City for free. These classes are geared to the Intermediate/Advanced dancer.
Open Rehearsals with Elisa Monte Dance
Thursday & Friday, June 11 & 12, 5:30-7:30pm
Dancers’ Workshop Studio 1
Open rehearsals offer a wonderful opportunity to view dance intimately and witness the interaction between choreographer and dancers. You see muscles flex, sweat drip, and emotions on faces up close. Additionally, during the Friday open rehearsal, Zydeco band Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys will rehearse with Elisa Monte Dance. This free evening of dance and music is not to be missed!
Elisa Monte Dance
Co-presented with Center for the Arts
Saturday, June 13, 7:30pm
Tickets: $55 balcony/ $45 orchestra/ $20 students
The Summer Dance Celebration culminates with a fun and fabulous weekend. Saturday offers an elegant and inspiring performance by the world-renowned company Elisa Monte Dance at the Center Theater. Elisa Monte Dance, one of New York City’s most respected contemporary dance companies, has gained recognition at home and abroad. A favorite in the valley, Dancers’ Workshop is delighted to have Elisa Monte Dance return to Jackson and headline their Summer Dance Celebration. The company will present their newest work, Zydeco Zare, choreographed to a musical score that features the six-piece Zydeco Band, Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys. Quick, physical, and highly emotional, this piece fits appropriately with the stunning repertoire of Elisa Monte Dance’s past work. Tickets for this 7:30pm performance are available at the Center Box Office 733.4900 or online at www.jhcenterforthearts.org. More information about Elisa Monte Dance is available at www.elisamontedance.org.
Zydeco Music and Picnic with Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys
Sunday, June 14, 5:00pm
Center Theater Lawn
On Sunday at 5pm kick off your shoes and join us on the Center for the Arts lawn for FREE Zydeco music. Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys will throw down irresistible, foot-tapping rhythms that are sure to provide enjoyment for listeners and dancers of all ages. One of the most influential accordionists and vocalists in modern Zydeco music, Jeffery Broussard has continually been an innovator, beginning his career at age eight playing drums in his father’s traditional Creole Zydeco band. Later he formed the nouveau group, Zydeco Force, before returning to a more traditional Zydeco sound with his band, Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys. Cajun food by The Kitchen at Pai’s Place and drinks by Snake River Brewery will be available for purchase.
For more information on any of the Summer Dance Celebration events, please call Dancers’ Workshop at 307.733.6398.