Featuring: Laraine Goodman, Kevin Iega Jeff, Fredrick Earl Mosley, Jai Santiago Perez
Generation Dance runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
A performance set by Laraine Goodman & Friends
Aniya Danée, Jaden Foreman, Ellis Foreman, Madison Hilligoss, Adriana Ogle, Kyla Renée, Toru Sakuragi, Sebastian Sinclair, Poppy Lee-Slovin
Pianist: Dario Boente
Violinist: Heather Paauwe
Drummer: Bernice “Boom Boom” Brooks
Bass Player: Marcos Verela
Dancers Unconquered devised by Fredrick Earl Mosley
1. Inner Light
Choreographed by: Alrick Thomas
Music: Mombasa by Hans Zimmer
Performed By Kanyok Arts Initiative
2. Birmingham Children’s March 1963 (NDI)
Choreographed by: Kay Gayner
Music: “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around” Traditional; Woke Up This Morning” Traditional with additional lyrics by Reverend Osby; “We Shall Overcome” Traditional
Selected National Dance Institute Celebration Team
Beatrice Carmody (Sue)
Chrissania Morris (Kelissa)
Desmond Sirasi (Andy)
Emma Michel (Sha-Nice)
Julianna Kong (Chassidy)
Lila Wojnicki (Janeva)
Matthew Clemente (Stone)
Maya Bailey (Henry)
Sophia Noailles (Luna)
Tara Chan (Saniya, u/s Flor)
Theo Tien (Daniel)
Choreographed by: Fredrick Earl Mosley
Music: Take Five by Dave Brubeck
Clifton Brown & Miranda Quinn
Choreographed by: Fredrick Earl Mosley
Music: Apophenia by Seven
Taylor Collier (July 31 only)
Lessons You Taught Me by Jai Santiago Perez
Church of Nations by Kevin Iega Jeff
The Generation’s Ensemble:
Dominique Atwood, Eliana “Ellie” Balzano (July 31 only), Diedre Dawkins, Emani Drake, Krystal Hall-Glass, Joshua L. Ishmon, Rebekah Kuczma, Princess Mhoon, Tatiana Nuñes, Jai Santiago Perez, Nyemah Stuart, Alrick Thomas
Transition: Poetry by Fanta Ballo
Surrender by Kevin Iega Jeff
Emani Drake, Rebekah Kuczma and Nyemah Stewart
Laraine Goodman – Producer, director, tap dancer has produced critically acclaimed tap and rhythm-theater shows in NYC over 30 years: Rhythm Connection series at the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, outdoor shows Club 124 (on her stoop) and Traffic Jam. Her work includes producing and directing numerous tap shows at La MaMa Experimental Theater Club: Vaudeville 2000; From Bamiyan to the Bowery. Laraine is the recipient of ATDF/Tap City’s Tap Preservation Award 2020. She thanks the masters of tap for fueling her spirit.
Kevin Iega Jeff – is an accomplished dancer, award-winning choreographer, acclaimed artistic director, respected dance educator, and innovative executive leader. He creates transcendent works while inspiring those around him to foster extraordinary lives, onstage and off, through dance/art-making. After co-founding and serving as artistic director of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater for 24 years, Jeff became creative/executive director of Deeply Rooted Productions in 2019. His choreography has been featured in film, on television, and on Broadway. He recently was named one of 10 recipients of the Field Foundation’s Leaders for a New Chicago. He has taught nationally and internationally at public and private educational and cultural institutions.
Fredrick Earl Mosley is Founder and Artistic Director of Diversity of Dance, which is the springboard for programs such as Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts (EMIA) summer dance intensive held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island, Hearts of Men (HoM), and Dancing Beyond. Choreographic credits include the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theater Studio Company, and Dallas Black Theatre. Mr. Mosley has also had work performed at the National College Dance Festival in Washington DC, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as well as Lincoln Centers Alice Tully Hall, and Lincoln Centers “Out of Doors Series”. Mr. Mosley has been awarded Teacher of the Year 2005, by Dance Teacher Magazine, and Outstanding Artists Award from the Connecticut Dance Alliance for his commitment and love of mentoring and encouraging young dancers to reach for their dreams. He has also received numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts.
Jai Santiago Perez is an incoming senior at the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase. His choreography is a culmination of his versatile training and gathers inspiration from fellow dancers. Jai has performed works by Ronald K. Brown, Earl Mosley, Martha Graham, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Ja’Malik, and Doug Varone.
Special Thanks from Luke Hickey:
This work was created with the generosity and support of the American Tap Dance Foundation.