The 2014 dance programs of SummerStage will open with an explosively energetic evening with award-winning tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith, as he takes the stage in Brooklyn with renowned musician/singer/composer Owen “Fiidla” Brown. In July, enthusiasts will welcome Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, who will perform under the stars on two not to be missed evenings. Their Central Park performance on July 16th will include a special piece celebrating the life and music of Celia Cruz, on the anniversary of her 2002 SummerStage performance in Central Park and her 2003 passing. To round out the season, SummerStage will welcome contemporary dance company, Urban Bush Women, who will present works in celebration of their 30th anniversary, and an eclectic night of contemporary dance specially curated by arts writer Valerie Gladstone.
All shows are FREE!
Herbert Von King Park
June 21 – ChoreoQuest / Master Class: Jamel Gaines
July 16 - Ballet Hispanico / A Palo Seco
August 6 – Spectrum Dance Theater / Sidra Bell Dance NY
St. Mary’s Park
East River Park
Marcus Garvey Park
Appropriate for: All Ages