SummerStage – Dance

8.16.2014 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm | (2) Comments | Central Park

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 20 – Jason Samuels Smith / Master Class: Jamal Jackson

June 21 – ChoreoQuest / Master Class: Jamel Gaines

Central Park

July 2 – Urban Bush Women / Laurie Taylor/Soul Movement

July 16 - Ballet Hispanico / A Palo Seco

August 6 – Spectrum Dance Theater / Sidra Bell Dance NY

St. Mary’s Park

July 11 – Ballet Hispanico’s BHdos / Master Class: Ballet Hispanico’s BHdos

July 12 – Urban Bush Women / Master Class: Urban Bush Women

Queensbridge Park

July 18 – Harambee Dance Company / Master Class: Harambee Dance Company

East River Park

August 8 – Spectrum Dance Theater / Master Class: Germaul Barnes

August 9 – SummerStage and Valerie Gladstone present Dance Off the Grid / Master Class: Evidence

Marcus Garvey Park

August 15 – SummerStage and The Firehouse Present: The Harlem Dance Caravan: Erasing the Boundaries / Master Class: Theresa Lavington

August 16 – SummerStage and The Firehouse Present: The Harlem Dance Caravan: Erasing the Boundaries / Master Class: Calvin Wiley

  1. Danni Gee said on 6.14.2014

    Really excited to be presenting this year’s season!! I hope everyone comes out to enjoy all of this amazing FREE DANCE!!!

    Danni Gee
    Dance Curator, SummerStage

  2. Ranardo-Domeico Grays said on 7.29.2014

    You’ve done an awesome job!

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