Photo by Gary Gold
A wonderful night of live music and dance awaits you! On May 4th the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company is bringing Synesthesia to the Troy Music Hall in upstate New York. Musicians Cornelius Dufallo, Brian Melick, Monica Wilson-Roach, and Maria Zemantauski will be joining us in this venue, known for it's exceptional acoustics. I am very excited to be a part of this show! If you'd like to catch a sneak peak of the performance, you have two opportunities. We will be performing excerpts of the dances with live music this Thursday April 25th at Hudson Valley Community College and again on Friday April 26th during Troy Night Out. If you like what you see and hear (I know you will!) make sure to check out the rest of the show with full costumes, lights, and atmosphere! As an added bonus, we will be giving away free digital download cards at these preview events, good for a free download of excerpts from Maria Zemantauski's music for the dance Compas, which is on the program for May 4th. These cards can ALSO be used to get $5 off your May 4th ticket! Click here to RSVP to these preview events on FB and keep up with any changes or updates!
I am very excited to be a part of Philadelphia Reads, a free community night at Penn Museum that will kick off a month-long children's book drive! In addition to the museum's usual offerings there will be various hands on activities and workshops in Middle Eastern drumming and Egyptian Hieroglyphics as well as performances in storytelling, poetry, and of course, dancing. Make sure to bring any unused children's books cluttering up your house, and come experience this fantastic community event! Books will be collected through Mother's Day. For more information on this event Click Here!
Philadelphia Reads! Community Night
Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Event runs 5pm-8pm
dance performances will be at 6pm and 7pm
This is a FREE event!For more information Click Here!
Once again, four companies will come together on the Proctors Stage, to bring you two evenings of modern dance! The Next Move Dance Festival, curated by Ellen Sinopoli, will feature the Caitlin Trainor Dance Company, Melanie Maar, Lucky Plush Productions, as well as Ellen's own Company. I am happy to be joining ESDC for this festival, where I will be performing work that was often done my first year with the company....ah memories. I am very excited to once again perform Becoming, a solo to the exotic music of Zoe B. Zak. Below you can find the poem that was used as inspiration for the piece. Enjoy!
Saturday April 6th at 7pm
Next Move Dance Festival
Proctors Theater, Schenectady, NY
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JENNIFER D. YACKEL