BalletNova Fredgren Studio Theatre
3443 Carlin Springs Road
Falls Church, Virginia
Jazz the house - an American dance event!
Enjoy America's indigenous dance art form - Jazz Dance at Convergence 2017 - the 31st Annual Jazz & Tap Dance Festival.
Convergence 2017 is a presentation of the evolution of American jazz dance with the other dance styles, fusing them into new, appealing presentations that are vital, fresh, rhythmic, energetic. The show is representative of our national dance spirit as it synthesizes the dance art that honors original street dance techniques, jazz dance with contemporary inspiration.
Convergence 2017 is produced as a collaboration by Marilyn York, the Dancin' Unlimited Artistic Director, with five dance companies:
Dancin’ on Broadway & Beyond – a jazz dance extravaganza – is a celebration of Broadway musical theatre and contemporary concert jazz dance. The show is packed with signature songs and dance pieces from Tony award winning musicals, and is inspired by musical theater legends such as Bob Fosse and classic jazz dance technique. The show takes audiences on a jazz dance journey through some of the dance styles that made Broadway famous and goes beyond with fun and exciting contemporary concert jazz dance.
Jazz dance is a Made in American dance form that has evolved with our history and absorbed our cultures. It has grown from the streets of New Orleans to Vaudeville, to Broadway musical theatre, and to the concert stage. It incorporates the fluid lines of ballet, juxtaposed with the power and passion of high-energy, high-impact movement. Jazz dance is athletic, stirring and powerful. Experience the power and passion of jazz dance!
Jazz Dance is American Dance
The show is family friendly and is also great for dancers, performing arts students, and jazz dance enthusiasts of all ages.
This program is a unique and impressive exhibition of international dance, that will give us a peek into the cultural traditions from around the world that are right in our own communities. It will strengthen friendships and understanding among people of different cultures, and share the uniqueness of each heritage. Come and experience this cultural mecca of discovery and expression.