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Dance Duets - Monday June 19 - performances of Swing, Latin and Modern Dance with social dancing to Swing and Latin music to follow

by Robert Abrams
May 13, 2006
Terrace in the Sky Restaurant
400 West 119th Street
(Btw. Morningside Dr. & Amsterdam Ave.)
New York, NY 10027
212-666-9490
This event, which takes place at the spectacular Terrace in the Sky restaurant, features performances by Robert* and Nicola Royston (Dance Manhattan - West Coast Swing), Simone Assboeck** and Ernesto Alonso Palma (Stepping Out Studios - Latin), and two special guest dancers (Jennifer Muller | The Works*** - Modern Dance). There will be a free dance lesson. After the show, you can dance the night away to Swing and Latin music with DJs John Lindo and Wes Carrajat****. You Should Be Dancing dance studio will be providing dance hosts, so even if you have never danced before, there will be someone there to help you look good on the dance floor. Tickets include a one hour premium open bar with unlimited passed hors d'oeuvres, with a cash bar and ala cart tapas before and afterwards. Only $35 per person if paid in advance or $40 per person at the door.
Doors open at 7 pm. Performances start at 7:30 pm. (There may be a second show at 8:15 pm.) Dance lesson and general dancing at 8:30 pm to Midnight. Open bar from 9 pm to 10 pm. No dress code, but this is a classy venue, so please dress to impress.
Where else can you find the best of Performance Dance and Social Dance on the same stage? Come be inspired!


Purchase Your Ticket
Dance Lesson Preferred
If the show is presented twice, I would prefer to attend the
Note: when you complete your purchase, you will be given an option to suggest what style(s) of music you would prefer to dance to. (The field may say "Include a message on my card" if you have also ordered flowers.) Your name will be on a list of pre-paid ticket holders at the door. No tickets will be mailed. If there is a second show, ticket holders will be emailed with the details.

Buy Flowers for the Performers
You can buy flowers for any or all of the performers from Matles Florist in $10 increments. Matles Florist and ExploreDance.com will deliver a beautiful bouquet of flowers to the show with a card with your name to be given to the performers at the curtain call. There are no delivery charges. Matles Florist has consistently made my grandmother happy when I send her flowers, and if they can make my grandmother happy, they can make anyone happy. It has never been easier to show your appreciation of a great performer.
I would like to buy flowers for:
Separate or Shared Bouquet?
Note: if you would like to include a message on the card with your flowers, please send us your message in the field that asks what style(s) of dance you prefer. You will see this field when you complete your purchase. (If you are only ordering flowers, the field will say "Include a message on my card.")


* Robert Royston is a Four-time US Open Swing Champion!
** Simone Assboeck is a German State Dance Champion!
*** Jennifer Muller | The Works recently completed their 30th Anniversary Season at the Joyce Theatre, New York's premier theatre for dance! Founded in 1974 by Artistic Director Jennifer Muller, The Works has achieved a dynamic global presence. The company has toured 37 countries on 4 continents and 30 states in the USA and self-produced 20 NYC Seasons at the Joyce, City Center, New Victory and Roundabout Theaters and the Kaye Playhouse. The Works has premiered over 90 pieces, worked with a wide variety of artistic collaborators such as Yoko Ono, Keith Haring and Keith Jarrett and performed in such venues as The Kennedy Center, Jacob's Pillow, The United Nations and The New York Botanical Garden. Internationally, the company has traveled from Montreal to Buenos Aires, Moscow to Hong Kong. Ms. Muller's choreography has been commissioned by 23 international repertory companies and her work for theater and opera includes such venues as The Public Theater, Second Stage, New York Stage and Film and the Metropolitan Opera.
JMTW will be presenting two duets!
DUET #1: FLOWERS
(Premiere: 2004 - Excerpt)
Flowers was inspired by the photographs of Barbara Bordnick
Choreography: Jennifer Muller
Original Music: Lawrence Nachsin
Costume Design: Karen Small, Nick Putvinski and Stageworks
Dancers: Katherine Fisher & Tracy Ray Kofford
The Works wishes to thank Jan Hartley and Izquierdo Studio for its assistance on this project.
DUET #2: ISLAND
(Premiere: 2005 - Excerpt)
Island was inspired by the photographs of Roberto Dutesco
Choreography: Jennifer Muller
Original Music: Marty Beller
Costume Design: Sonja Nuttall
Dancers: Rosie Lani Fiedelman & Gabriel Contreras
The creation of Island was made possible by The Works䴞 New Choreography Fund.

**** Wes Carrajat has been spinning tunes for the past 5 years. Beginning with local West Coast Swing dances and a California Mix, Wes has expanded quickly to DJ'ing WCS at National Events. He has worked his craft at the World Hustle Dance Championships, New Year's Extravaganza, Summer Hummer, North Atlantic Dance Championships; Swing Niagara, Gotham Swing Club, Strictly Westie dances, and other local dances and venues including parties outside the 'dance' community. Wes has been dancing WCS for over 11 years and it is his love of the dance that makes his popularity grow. "It's simple", he says; "I play music people love to dance to." WesNJ@Comcast.net




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