Give Me A Mingus

In the age of social media, instant gratification, and fame––we often struggle to find a place where we fit in. The pressure to succeed often eclipses the importance of connectivity and the ability to experience a real moment with another human.   The wonderfully chaotic rhythms of Charles Mingus' jazz music provides the ideal soundtrack for the dancers from Slippery Rock University in, Give Me A Mingus, to explore the light––and darkness that exists in all of us. Using patterns, themes of communication, and classic jazz movement I hope to inspire laughter, thought, and an opportunity for audiences to put down their smartphones and react to live theater. *Program Note: This video has been edited down to a five minute excerpt in order to meet the eligibility requirements of the Capezio A.C.E. Awards. If selected, the piece will be restaged accordingly. The original work was seven minutes in length.

Views: 3,569
Event: Capezio A.C.E. Award Competition 2017
Category: Performance
Keywords: jazz, classic jazz, commercial, choreography, dancers, rhythm,
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#4 Give Me A Mingus
Nothing beats going back to classical jazz roots! The movement is simple, but the floor patterns, rhythms, and high energy performance makes this piece exciting every step of the way! You cannot help smiling when there are so many dancers on stage having FUN and LOVING what they do.
#3 Loved it!
I love this dance, such great energy and spirit!
#2 Give Me a Mingus
Loved the energy level!
#1 Give Me a Mingus
Really enjoyed this !
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