THE NEW CHILDREN’S MUSEUM CELEBRATES HIP-HOP, TAP AND MODERN DANCE WITH MOVE ‘N GROOVE FAMILY DANCE JAM ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16
Super Galactic Beat Manipulators dance crew headlines a full day of inspiring performances and workshops
September 27, 2010 — San Diego —A diverse group of dance companies have joined forces with The New Children’s Museum to offer an innovative line-up of performances designed to engage children of all ages — all free with regular Museum admission! Featuring the Super Galactic Beat Manipulators, Studio FX, Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater, and Olio The Show, families will have the opportunity to work directly with dancers in workshops following each of their performances. In addition to one-of-a-kind entertainment, families can experience the current exhibition Animal Art and hands-on art making activities.
“We’re thrilled to welcome so many energetic and creative performers to NCM,” states executive director Rachel Teagle. “Through the celebration of dance, kids, families, and performers can come together to get inspired and learn from each other. At NCM, we do this every day.”
Studio FX, 10AM
Studio FX is a premier performing dance studio serving the San Diego community, dedicated to various styles of dance and movement, with an emphasis on hip-hop. The dancers themselves are young and cater to an audience of children, teens, and adults.
Olio The Show, 11AM
Olio is a modern day tap and jazz production company that introduces artistic awareness to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The company consists of artists, musicians, dancers, and poets. The style of communicating through call and response between each performer and the audience creates a dynamic flow that is exciting and entertaining to all viewers alike. The integration of jazz music and dance as one identity are prevalent throughout their show.
Super Galactic Beat Manipulators, 12:30PM
The Super Galactic Beat Manipulators consists of dancers from all over San Diego who strive to create a dynamic family atmosphere. Representing "Family Royale," a dance crew collective that includes JabbaWockeeZ, BoogieMonstarz, and Press PLAY, these teams focus on the importance of community and diversity, as well as like-mindedness in dance training and discipline. SGBM will be teaching kids how to dance like the JabbaWockeeZ!
Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater, 2PM
Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater has enriched the cultural life in San Diego for over 35 years. Through countless dance concerts and training for young dancers, SDDT has earned its reputation as a company of fully-professional dancers committed to unconventional and deeply courageous programming which expands access to the stage for dancers of many nationalities, races, ages, and physical abilities. They are best known for cross-border projects, site-specific Trolley Dances, and summer dance workshops.
Interactive Karaoke and Live DJ, 12PM and 1:30PM
Kids and families will also have an opportunity to showcase their own vocal talents and dance moves with interactive karaoke and a live, family friendly DJ. Museum gallery guides will lead sing-a-longs and special workshops to encourage the crowd to move!
ABOUT THE NEW CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
The New Children’s Museum is a dynamic new model of a museum that celebrates children and the arts. A non-profit institution funded by admissions, memberships, and community support, the Museum empowers children to think, play and create through participatory exhibitions, engaging art-making activities, captivating artistic performances, and in-depth educational opportunities. Serving all ages, from toddler to teen, NCM inspires new ways to see the world through the language of art. To learn more, visit thinkplaycreate.org/pressroom.