The Bad Neighbors Rhythm Project
Bringing rhythmic interplay and exploration center stage, dancer and drummer explore shared systems, and build new rhythmic approaches by exploring the differences in rhythmic approach inherent in the divergent physicality of the bodhrán and step dance. Through this process, fresh rhythmic tapestries are formed based on the structures of Irish melodies and the physicality and functionality of the separate instruments.
Packed with foot percussion, dance tunes, and songs, STEPTUNE is NY based fiddler Oona Grady and multi-instrumentalist James Gascoyne partner with pan-traditional percussive step dancer, Danielle Enblom. Together, they create a show with driving rhythms, contemplative arrangements, original compositions, and traditional favorites. Come on out and join STEPTUNE! as they sing, play, and step tunes and folk songs from across the North Atlantic.
The New Trad Band
The New Trad Band is made up of the region's top musicians from the Irish, American old-time, and jazz worlds. Danielle’s roots in dance from Ireland, Quebec, and the Métis Nation are combined with melodies from old-time/bluegrass/Irish fiddler AJ Srubas and jazz accordionist Patrick Harrison, and guitar and vocals from Rina Rossi and Brian Miller. Harrison’s old-time jazz is a favorite from New Orleans to NYC, Rossi and Srubas play in the new old-time gem, Steam Machine, and Miller is one of most sought after accompanists in the North American Irish music scene. Combined with Enblom’s deeply embodied, pathbreaking work at the intersection of traditions, this all-star lineup makes for a fascinating and toe-tapping set with tunes, songs, and steps from Ireland, the midwest, and North America.
Walser and Enblom
Rousing tunes, and lively steps from Ireland, England, and North America. Walser and Enblom blend traditional folk melodies and rhythm for listening or dance music. The combo of fiddle music and foot percussion, with piano and melodian create a lively, joyful, and sophisticated sound. Bob Walser and Danielle Enblom are lifelong students of traditional arts, performance, and history. Ethnomusicologist (music), and ethnochoreologist (dance) respectively, this duo brings the richness of their studies, and individual performance careers that span the globe, together to explore sounds, textures, and rhythm.
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