Leaping Into A New Year

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Leaping into a New Year

The Fifth Annual Percussive Dance Extravaganza


Rhino’s All Ages Club 331 S. Walnut Bloomington, IN 47401

January 12, 2012 at 7:30

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The Fifth Annual Percussive Dance Extravaganza presents some yearly favorites, some news twists, dance from a new place with a new group, and a pair of guest artists that add their own spice to the flavor of the music.

Co-director and choreographer Tamara Loewenthal mentions the familiar categories of clogging, flat foot dancing, and step, but adds that the group will also be performing a “sort of choral piece with both foot and body percussion that has a bit of the ‘ham bone’ flavor.” In addition, “there will be percussion and dance from Latin America with the group Jiridon.”

Co-director, composer, and lead fiddler Jamie Gans is especially excited about this year’s guests, Bob Lucas and Chris Westhoff. “When you bring in a musician with the depth of experience that Bob has, things change,” says Gans. “There will be new pieces and pieces featuring him, but even pieces that we’ve done before will sound new.”

George Walker

George Walker was born in Winchester, Virginia, and raised in Owl’s Head, Maine, and Valhalla, New York. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he came to Bloomington in 1966 and completed an M.A.T. degree in English at Indiana University. George began announcing for WFIU in 1967. Currently, along with regularly hosting classical music shows, he interviews artists in a wide variety of areas and reviews plays and operas. He’s the proud father of grown sons Ben Walker (and his wife Elise Katzif Walker) and Aaron Walker. In his time away from WFIU, George enjoys an active life with wife Carolyn Lipson-Walker, singing, reading, exercising and playing guitar.

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    The Fifth Annual Percussive Dance Extravaganza: Leaping Into New
    Territory showcases a multitude of clogging and flatfooting, tap,
    stepdancing, and more. This year’s special guest is former
    Bloomingtonian Bob Lucas, a singer and banjo player of extraordinary
    range and ability. Joining Bob will be Chris Westhoff, who together with
    Jamie Gans and Tamara Loewenthal, have collaborated on a couple of
    endeavors over the past year. Additional performers include Sam
    Bartlett, Grey Larsen, Cindy Kallet, Tim Moore, Annie Bartlett, Mary
    Beth Roska, Cliff Emery, Allana Radecki, Suzannah Edgar, Katie Zukof,
    Eric Schedler, and many more!

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