'Music has always played a vital role in the human experience -- to express feelings, to educate or protest, to transform, to celebrate.' - Eileen Carson Schatz, National Endowment of the Arts Choreography Fellow.
Owings Mills, Maryland (PRWEB) August 27, 2014
Internationally renowned dance and musical troupe Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble will perform a one-time only presentation of its signature show Incredible Feets! at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts on Sunday, November 16, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.
Fusing powerful percussive dance with joyful and vigorous live music from Ireland, England, South Africa, Canada and the American South, Incredible Feets! artfully weaves together the tapestry of America’s multicultural origins, story and traditions.
A rollicking dance and live music performance, Incredible Feets’ is perfect for all ages. Led for 35 years by National Endowment of the Arts Choreography Fellow Eileen Carson Schatz, Footworks is dedicated to teaching adults and children alike about the critical importance of Arts in Education. Watch the latest performance here.
“Music has always played a vital role in the human experience -- to express feelings, to educate or protest, to transform, to celebrate,” said Schatz. “Traditional music and dance brings people together and creates a sense of community in a powerful way, raises spirits, inspires joy and provides a creative outlet for participants at any level.”
Footworks is comprised of an ensemble of six highly trained dancers and four musicians including Musical Director Mark Schatz. Schatz has received numerous awards performing and recording acoustic music. In 2011 the Schatz’s received a Grammy Nomination for their work on "Memories of John" -- a tribute to the late, great fiddler John Hartford – on the Compass Records label.
Tickets for Incredible Feets! are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and may be ordered online at http://www.gordoncenter.com.
Footworks appearance at the Gordon, part of the Gordon Center's Family Series, is sponsored by BGE, with additional support from the Maryland State Arts Council.
The Gordon Center is located on the campus of the Rosenbloom JCC at 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills, MD 21117. The Box Office can be reached at 410.356.7469.
The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for Performing Arts offers an eclectic variety of professional entertainment in music, theater, dance, family programming and film. You will experience world-class acoustics in an intimate, state-of-the-art venue. Free parking in well-lit spaces, handicap accessible, and equipped with a special RF system for the hearing impaired, the Gordon Center can be enjoyed by all.