Just received this wonderful reminder from Ed Hall, NYC Parkie at the Rec Center, and a talented drummer himself.
I hope you are able to attend the Drum Jam Event at Sunset Park tomorrow evening.
This Dance and Drum Jam brings together all the dancers and percussionists of Circle ‘Round Brooklyn workshops in Sunset Park alongside guest drummers and dancers for an improvisational evening together. and percussionists from a variety of culturally specific traditions will demonstrate their percussive dance forms and invite audience members to participate, before the evening leads into an improvisational dance/drum session. Come ready to move! Free!
Circle ‘Round’s 2009 theme is dances that drum/drums that dance. The dances featured are all integrally related to percussion. In some cases the body makes the percussive sound –through hand clapping, foot stomping, or maneuvering props such as bamboo sticks. In others, drummer and dancer communicate with each other through rhythmic exchanges of question and answer, or the dancer drums while dancing- blurring the distinction between musician and mover. The dancers/ drum teachers of Circle ‘Round and audiences have opportunities to learn about each others traditions and to jam together at the Dance and Drum Jam. Peace, Eddie Hall