Queens Library @ Flushing
41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355
July 21st, 2012, 2–3pm and 4–5pm
Deoro photo credit: Dan Mandell
Hammerstep photo credit: Patrick Maugan
A dynamic and innovative collaboration between world champion dancers and a Grammy nominated band. Hammerstep, led by Garrett Coleman and Jason Oremus, creates a groundbreaking dance extravaganza by integrating traditional Irish step, tap, and hip hop, presenting them through cutting edge choreography. Deoro, a talented musical ensemble, led by celebrated artist, Dave Eggar, brings together traditional music and innovative live beats with hip hop flare to create a unique sound which mingles beautifully with the dance movements on stage. Together they reinvent the typical dance show experience for audiences of all ages. Performances include a Q&A with the artists.
Suggested ages 4+up
Dave Eggar - Cello
Chuck Palmer - Drums
Ariel DelaPortilla - Bass
Garrett Coleman - Dancer
Jason Oremus - Dancer
Ernest Baker II - Dancer
Chris Naish - Dancer
Conor Coleman - Dancer
Jakari Sherman - Dancer
Jason Bernard - Dancer
Declan Crowley - Dancer
Grammy nominated band Deoro, lead by Dave Eggar (Cello) with members Chuck Palmer (drums) and Ariel DelaPortilla (bass), is known internationally for their remarkable adventurous collaborations with everyone from Dr. Ralph Stanley, Frank Ocean, Amy Lee and Reggae Legends to the Talaandig tribe of Mindanao and the poi dancers of the Philippines. The New York Times has described their work as having “boundless imagination” and “limitless possibility.” Mr. Eggar, a musical prodigy as a child, began playing the cello and piano at age three. By the age of seven, he had performed on Broadway and with the Metropolitan Opera. He debuted at Carnegie Hall at the age of 15. Dave’s list of awards and accomplishments includes accolades from Time Magazine, the National Endowment for the Arts, Sony Records, and many more.
Garrett has trained in traditional Irish step dance, hip hop, tap, and contemporary movement. He’s a two-time World Champion of Irish Step Dance, All Ireland Champion, and six-time North American Champion. Garrett has toured professionally with Riverdance, Trinity Irish Dance Company and has performed with various other groups.
Originally from Sydney, Australia, Jason won 5 consecutive State and National Solo Irish dancing titles. He also performed in the Sydney Olympics Opening Ceremony at just 15 years old. Jason performed for world-famous Riverdance over a six-year period in more than 25 countries, starring as the principle male dancer for two and above years.
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For more information about Hammerstep, please visit: http://www.hammerstep.com/
Seating is on a first-come first-served basis. However, in the event seating for the first show reaches capacity, special rules may apply, see branch for further details.