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Circuit Productions Inc. (CPI) is supported, in part, with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
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For press and publicity please contact:
Serena Rockower, Bookings/Outreach at Circuit Productions, Inc.
635 Carroll Street, Ste. #2, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Paul Handelman Blues Band with Dee Dee Michels - Walk Away
Concert at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY
CASA funded West African dance and drum workshop with kindergarten students
Dancers at "Local Heroes" event February 25, 2015. Photo: Paul Handelman.
Sarah McLawler and fans at the Central Park Meer Fest in August, 2014. Photo: Louis Boone.
15 P.S.12 kindergarteners, led by teaching artist Kaina Quenga, bring the aloha spirit to Brooklyn.
Led by teaching artists Mickey Davidson and Dexter Jones, vigorous choreography and swing music come to P.S. 12 kindergarteners in Brooklyn, a CASA program produced by Circuit Productions, Inc. www.circuitproductions.org
Let's Go Dancing from our recent CASA program
The audience at a recent CPI event:
Audrie Hayes, Florence Spooner, Ruby Smith, Essie Winslow and Reverend Casenade"It was a great time all around. Very good musicianship!" - Patricia Miller
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S CORNER
Dear Friends –
What a summer! The crowds, the talent and the presenters all agreed. We had one of the best AND hottest summers yet! From Brooklyn’s Central Library to Central Park’s Harlem Meer Circuit Productions, Inc. (CPI) kept New Yorkers listening to our cool global beats. Audiences came to Circuit’s dance parties and concerts in Latin, Blues, Jazz, and World Music/Dance.
Brooklyn Public Library’s Plaza Swing Series at Central Branch was held out doors at scenic Grand Army Plaza. These two events brought in more than 2000 attendees. After a short class in swing dance the folks were ready to let it ROCK! On July 13th the legendary Harlem Blues and Jazz Band did not disappoint. They kept the audience going for nearly two hours with Take the A Train, C Jam Blues, Struttin’ With Some BBQ, Caravan and more! On July 20th one of New York’s top Latin bands, Orlando Marin: The Last Mambo King had everyone going wild to his Salsa and Mambo music.
Circuit’s summer events continued at full speed at the Harlem Meer Performance Festival series. Central Park Conservancy holds this annual event at the Charles A. Dance Conservancy. More than 1300+ people per event came to see these talented artists. New to the Meer were world music artists, Wo Famatou and Heritage OP (Organic Percussion); back by popular demand was Garifuna International playing the Punta music of their culture. This music, a mixture of African, Latin and the rhythms of Central America’s indigenous peoples brought the audience up and off their feet in droves. The Summer was indeed a spectacular hit.
If you missed any of these shows you can view photos and video footage on all our concerts when you go to Face Book, Twitter or our website at www.circuitproductions.org
Don’t miss a performance by Orlando Marin: The Last Mambo King produced by Flushing Town Hall, in partnership with CPI on Friday, September 30, 2016, 8pm (Dance Workshop, 7 pm) led by world class dancer, Nydia Ocasio. Seats: 20% OFF use HH20 (general tix only).
TICKETS; $16/$10 Members & Students. www.flushingtownhall.org, 718.463.7700x222, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354. Just a few minutes walk from MTA, #7 line, LIRR, BUS.
If you or a friend, family or colleague attended any of our FREE programs this season consider a tax-deductible gift. Donating to Circuit Productions helps us to continue this important work. Help us present these wonderful artists and the FREE programs we offer to communities, adults, seniors and families in the five boroughs.
Keep dancing to the Beat!
Founder, Executive Director
Feedback from the field
from tap dancer Max Pollak after a recent show at PS 770K in Brooklyn:
What a great experience all around!
The teachers were really friendly, helpful and efficient! The students were incredibly well behaved, highly energetic and enthusiastic about participating. Even the security guard was really nice and very interested in the performance! She told me she could only listen from her desk outside the auditorium but loved listening and grooving to it.
As performers my percussionist and I had a ball performing for everyone. Some of the students approached me afterwards to express how much they enjoyed the show. A few of them said they also had European parents!
Looking forward to a return engagement!