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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Call Me Crazy Dancers Present On The Eve Christmas Dance Celebration December 10 & 11 At The Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance - Get Your Tickets At The Door

Roosevelt Island resident John Curtis reports:
My wife Kara and I have been Roosevelt Island residents for seven years. We produce a dance theater ensemble, the Call Me Crazy Dancers. We will be presenting our first NYC show here on the island at Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance. We have dancers of all ages in our company, and we are proud to have some children students from MSTDA in our upcoming Christmas show the weekend of December 10th. The show is called "On the Eve"


and includes ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and theater dance, and includes everything from a tap dancing nativity, to a nostalgic big band section, and a loving tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting in CT.
Mr. Curtis adds:
"On the Eve" is an original Christmas story from the Call Me Crazy Dancers. A crowd waits for the delayed F train to arrive on Christmas Eve. As they wait on the subway platform, four individuals will go on journeys of the mind as they each search for the magic of Christmas. The four stories are explored through four production pieces. They are described as:

1) A young girl is on her way to see a Radio City-type Christmas show, and is reading a children's book on Christmas in Bethlehem. She imagines walking onto the scene of Jesus' birth, and Mary and Joseph are tap dancing. A tap dancing Nativity ensues.

2) A woman is waiting on her two close friends to arrive. They were displaced after the 2011 earthquake in Japan, and have not seen each other since. The woman re-imagines the ordeal and the lessons learned about life's struggles and the friendships that carry us through.

3) A man is on the way to a Christmas party he doesn't particularly want to go to, and is suddenly transported to a historic jazz club, New Year's Eve, 1942. A nostalgic big band montage ensues, where he looks for and loses love.

4) The final piece finds a woman who lost her daughter to the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy in Newtown, CT. It has been four years, and she is still looking for answers on this Christmas Eve.

Lastly, some general info about our group and this particular:

The multi-generational Call Me Crazy Dancers blend dance, theater, and their own original music to give a truly unique holiday show. The show is a 90 minute one act and is appropriate for all ages. I started the Call Me Crazy Dancers as a spinoff from the jazz band Call Me Crazy, which I sang with from 2006 to 2010 in the Philadelphia area. The dancers have performed in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, the Capital Fringe in Washington, DC, and at summer outdoor concerts in NJ. This show will be the groups' NYC debut, and will hopefully serve to launch a residency show at MSTDA on Roosevelt Island. "On the Eve" also features several local dancers from MSTDA. The group regularly includes children in their shows in several pieces. This show will feature contemporary, jazz, tap, theater, and modern dance. The music of the show is comprised of mostly original material written, arranged, and recorded by Curtis and his Call Me Crazy music team.

Performances on Saturday, December 10, 8pm and Sunday, December 11, 2pm AND 8pm.

Tickets--cash or check at the door:

$20 adults

$10 students and seniors

Under 5 FREE

For more info about us and the show

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