Thursday, June 30, 2011

Residency - July Chapter

Don't forget that we have another excellent Residency show coming up this Saturday Night at the Launchpad in Brooklyn!

The address is 721 Franklin Avenue, which is really easy to get to! All you have to do is take the 2, 3, 4, or 5 train to Franklin Avenue and walk North along Franklin (the Launchpad is between Sterling and Park). If you take the C train, walk South along Franklin.

Come for some free wine, snacks and excellent art!

More info is HERE.

Also, don't forget to follow us on Twitter! @HDCollective

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Gatsby in the Square

Yesterday, the Hoover Dam Collective dancers performed in Greeley Square (at 33rd and Broadway) accompanied by pianist Alex Clough. The piano, resplendent, pink, and adorned with a gigantic floppy bow, is part of the "Play Me, I'm Yours" campaign funded by non-profit organization Sing for Hope.  Organized by Santino Lo, the HDC performed in partnership with MADart, alongside a piece choreographed by Lauren Camp.
Photo By Rachel Pazdan

The piece was a structured improvisation loosely set around the music, which was improvised around the theme of the "Maple Leaf Rag." We drew a good crowd, and people were whipping out their cellphones, cameras and video cameras to record the live performance. Overall it was a fantastic chance to share what we do with the public. 

Photo by Rachel Pazdan
Dancers were: Theo Boguszewski, Katrina Cunningham, Lindsey Jones, Breegan Kearney, Francheska Lopez, Kat Rhodes, and Lucy Wilson. Special thanks goes to Rachel Pazdan for taking photos of the event, and Nicole Restani for videotaping the performance. I hope to have the video up on the blog soon. 

Also, stay tuned for a post about the July Residency show this coming Saturday night! 


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hoover Damage Aftermath

Hi Everyone!

Wow! What an amazing show Hoover Damage turned out to be. If you missed it:

Good Jams, Late Night Hot Dogs, Great Booze, Surprise Flashmob, Hilarious Comedy, Beautiful Word Spinning, Dance Circle

Yes friends, it sure turned out to be a fantastic evening.

Just want to throw out some very special thank-yous to those who made the Hoover Damage show such a great success!

First I want to thank everyone who came out and filled the station with their energy, fist pumps, and dancing bootys.

Second, the performers deserve infinite rounds of applause. Without them, we couldn't have had such a great show. Thanks to the musicians, stand up comedians, improv comedy actors, dancers, and poetry weavers.

Third, I want to give some shout outs to some individual members of the Dam, from myself.

Theo Boguszewski - mother of the damage, holy diety of HDC organization, gave her all to this show and deserves props for putting this whole thing together.

Travis Tacon - Gets thanks for helping everything run smoothly. When we needed anything, Travis was right there to help us out. He also really knows how to get down on the dance floor.

Justin Kirk- Thanks for manning the door, and being our scary man bouncer! Five Dollars!

Mike Gordon and Ryan Mallen - Thanks for running the grill! If it weren't for your manly grill skills, we wouldn't have gotten our hot dog fix!

Kat Rhodes, Lindsey Jones, Nicole Restani, Hayley Swinburne all get a BIG thanks for working the bar. These ladies are not professional bartenders but they managed to keep the bar running smoothly all night.

Ryan Mallen (again) for making multiple PBR / Beer runs throughout the night!

Stay tuned for more photos posted on facebook!