Hacia arriba

Danza Ballet

#

TRIBUTE TO GREGORY HINES


5 octubre, 2009
Imprimir

personalidades  TRIBUTE TO GREGORY HINES
personalidades  TRIBUTE TO GREGORY HINES

Broadway star and brother/partner of the legendary Gregory Hines, Maurice Hines will guest star in Thank You Gregory, A Tribute to the Legends of Tap, a new show that pays homage to tap's leading ambassador, the late Gregory Hines, and the great legends who preceded him.

MAURICE HINES STARS IN 'THANK YOU GREGORY' A TRIBUTE TO GREGORY HINES AND OTHER LEGENDS OF TAP. Created, Written, and Staged by Tony Waag, Artistic Director of American Tap Dance Foundation, the show will tour the U.S. during the 2009-10 season.

Dancers: Maurice Hines, Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe Arnold, Michelle Dorrance, Kendrick Jones, Dormeisha Sumbry-Edwards, Brent McBeth, Heather Holohan, and Melinda Sullivan
Musicians: Bernice "Boom Boom" Brooks (drums), Joe Fonda (bass), Theo Hill (piano)

Broadway star and brother/partner of the legendary Gregory Hines, Maurice Hines will guest star in Thank You Gregory, A Tribute to the Legends of Tap, a new show that pays homage to tap's leading ambassador, the late Gregory Hines, and the great legends who preceded him. Hines and Jason Samuels Smith lead an all-star cast of eight hoofers, a live band, films of great tappers, and multimedia projections. The new show is produced by Dance Affiliates' Randy Swartz, directed by Ann Marie De Angelo (former principal dancer and associate artistic director of the Joffrey Ballet), and created, written, and staged by Tony Waag (artistic director of the American Tap Foundation).

Gregory Hines said: "I love tap dancing. I get so inspired, so filled up." Tony Waag concurs, and states: "In Gregory's honor and in his spirit, this production pays tribute to America's leading tap legends." Some of the tap titans honored in the production are Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, John Bubbles, the Nicholas Brothers, Honi Coles, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Ray Bolger, Donald O'Connor, Dr. Jimmy Slyde, the Copasetics, some of tap's leading ladies, and, of course, Gregory Hines, who redefined the art form and influenced a new generation of tappers. The show reflects the scope and breadth of tap's genres and timelines, including vaudeville, Harlem and the Club circuit, Hollywood and Broadway, and tap's recent renaissance on concert stages.

The original version of Thank You Gregory was presented five years ago, after Randy Swartz approached Tony Waag with the idea of creating a tribute to Gregory Hines. As with the new production, Waag wrote the script and selected the dancers and dances, which reflect the amazing variety seen in contemporary tap.

Waag has assembled a dream cast for the new production, all with extensive credits on Broadway, TV, and the concert stage.

Briefly, they are:

Jason Samuels Smith, whom Gregory Hines referred to as "possibly the next greatest"; Chloe Arnold, protege of Debbie Allen; Michelle Dorrance, in the cast of off-Broadway's STOMP; Kendrick Jones, discovered by Gregory Hines in Jones' hometown of Flint, Michigan, and brought to New York to study on scholarship with American Tap Dance Foundation; Dormeisha Sumbry-Edwards, captain/principal dancer for Broadway's Bring in Da' Noise, Bring in Da' Funk; Brent McBeth, formerly in Fosse; Heather Holohan, a protege of Brenda Bufalino; and Melinda Sullivan, original cast member of Disney's High School Musical.

For more information, please visit www.atdf.org

personalidades  TRIBUTE TO GREGORY HINES

en Danza Ballet

© 2006 – 2009 Danza Ballet

00025

Muere Arthur Mitchell, el primer bailarín estrella afroamericano El neoyorquino Arthur Mitchell, primer bailarín estrella negro de Estados Unidos, murió hoy a la edad de 84 años, anunció la Dance Theatre de Harlem, la compañía que cofundó en 1969. Nacido y criado en Harlem, el bailarín se unió al Ballet de Nueva ...
Royal Academy of Dance President retires   It is with regret that the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) announces that Dame Antoinette Sibley DBE has decided to retire as its President. Dame Antoinette’s Presidency has spanned a period of unprecedented growth and development for the...
Margot Fonteyn colaboró con Cuba en fallido golpe en Panamá La renombrada bailarina clásica Margot Fonteyn estuvo "metida hasta el cuello" en un complot para derrocar al gobierno de Panamá con la ayuda de Fidel Castro, según documentos secretos que se hicieron públicos ...
Entrevista al coreógrafo Alain Platel a popósito de C(H)OEURS   C(H)OEURS Un proyecto de Alain Platel con música de Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) y Richard Wagner (1813-1883) Estreno mundial Nueva producción del Teatro Real en coproducción con les ballets C de la B¿Qu&eacut...
Efemérides Danza Ballet® 12 de marzo Vaslav Nijinsky (12 de marzo de 1889 – 8 de abril de 1950) El «Dios de la danza» bailarín de ballet y coreógrafo ruso de origen polaco. Uno de los más dotados bailarines en la historia. Se hizo célebre por su virtuosismo y por la profundidad e inten...
ENTREVISTA AL DIRECTOR DE ESCENA ROBERT CARSEN “Es una familia disfuncional en una sociedad espiritualmente arruinada” ROBERT CARSEN, Director de escena de la ópera Salomé, de Richard StraussPor Mark WigginsTraducción de Gabriel Menéndez Torrellas y David R...

Ballet Barcelona - Carolina de Pedro Pascual

Uso de cookies

Este sitio web utiliza cookies y Google Analitycs para que usted tenga la mejor experiencia de usuario. Si continúa navegando está dando su consentimiento para la aceptación de las mencionadas, y de nuestra política de cookies, privacidad y RGPD ACEPTAR

Aviso de cookies
Conozca TLM