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|JAZZ ROOTS DANCE COMPANY
Inaugural Season Features 70‘s Theme Gala, Performances, Silent Auction
BOOGIE DOWN with Sue Samuels and Special Guests and celebrate the diversity of traditional jazz dance, a style that has inspired
generations of Broadway shows and musicals worldwide!
NEW YORK CITY –March 11, 2013 — Jazz Roots Dance Company & Divine Rhythm Productions is proud to present the first annual Jazz Roots Dance
Gala and season of performances, an event spearheaded by World-renowned Jazz Dance Icon Sue Samuelscelebrating Jazz Dance traditions, on Saturday
April 27th Gala Opening Night at 8pm and Sunday, April 28th with shows at 2pm and 6pm. The Gala will be hosted by Emmy Award Winning Tap
Dancer Jason Samuels Smith and feature a guest performance by Broadway Veteran William Daniel Grey (Jesus Christ Superstar) along with
company repertory by Artistic Director/Choreographer Sue Samuels (Melba Moore, Brooke Shields, Got Tu Go Disco) including two world
premieres and audience favorites Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Fly Me To The Moon, Take 5, Rat Pack and Fever. Events will take place at
Salvatore Capezio Theater located at Peridance Capezio Center, 126 E 13th St New York, NY 10003 and Advance tickets are on sale now at
www.brownpapertickets.com for Special Gala VIP seating 4/27 ($100) which includes show, 70’s Gala Cocktail Reception, champagne and
Jazz Roots T-Shirt or General Admission at ($50) and for Sunday’s shows at $25 online/$30 at the door, Student Discount for Sunday $20, with
valid student ID, online or at the door (cash only).
About Sue Samuels, Artistic Director
Sue Samuels (Choreographer, Master Teacher, Performer, Artistic Director) has established herself as one of the staples of the performing arts community
of today.With nearly 40 years of experience, her expertise is often sought after for mentoring and coaching purposes by professionals and aspiring artists
from around the world. Her students have included numerous stage, film and TV stars including Melba Moore, Brooke Shields, and Irene Cara. Performance
and choreographic credits include lead dancer and assistant choreographer in such shows as "Got Tu Go Disco" at the Minskoff Theater on Broadway, "The
Johnny Hallyday Show" in Paris, "The Brazil Export Show" in Rio de Janeiro to name a few. Televised credits include "All My Children," "Jerry Lewis Telethon,"
"Contemporary Women," "The Arthritis Telethon" with Melba Moore," "Zoom," and numerous commercials and industrials for Dr. Pepper, 7 Up, Wheat Thins,
Head & Shoulders, Adidas, Glaxo, Members Only among others. Sue Samuels was the co-founder/owner of Jo Jo's Dance Factory in New York City. Ms.
Samuels was also the director of the Jazz Department and founded the Jazz program for Children at the Ft. Lauderdale Ballet in Florida, and ran her own
Children's program in Boca Raton, Florida.She was commissioned to teach at New York University in the Cap 21 program with theater majors, as well as
Olympic Gymnastic Instructors in Tokyo, Japan. She continues to travel around the world for master classes often held for teachers & instructors. In turn,
groups come to study her unique Jazz Style. She is on the teaching faculty at Broadway Dance Center, the Ailey Extension and the Peridance Center .
About Jazz Roots Dance Company
Jazz Roots Dance Company, was formed in 2009. The company is dedicated to the preservation of the classic jazz form, and aims to entertain and educate
all generations about the roots of jazz dance. Because of the diverse styles that contribute to the foundations of Jazz dance, the body of work is also varied in
musicality and can fit in many different types of venues, themes, and special events. The company's repertoire, choreographed by Sue Samuels, Kelly Carroll
and Judy Emmett, has been performed at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, Choreographer's Canvas at Manhattan Movement and Arts Centre,
Undertoe Dance Festival at the Buttenweiser Hall at the 92nd Street Y, NYC Jazz Choreography Project and Jazz Choreography Enterprises among others.
Jazz Roots Dance Company members include talented professionals from such diverse countries asItaly, Argentina, Mexico, the UK, Germany
and Japan in addition to the US.
|Jazz Roots Spring Season Performances:
Saturday April 27th at 8pm - Opening Night with Gala Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction.
Please come at 7pm to view the Silent Auction items.
Location: Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance Capezio Center, 126 East 13th Street, NY
10003 (between 3rd and 4th Avenues, Subway: Union Square)