"We Are the Music" performed by Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies
CUNY Dance Initiative
GERALD W. LYNCH THEATER at John Jay College presents We Are the Music, a free performance performed by Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies on Friday, November 7 at 8pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC. Tickets are free but reservations are required: www.jjay.cuny.edu/Theater. The performance is part of a residency of the CUNY Dance Initiative.
The evening will feature Syncopated Ladies with creator and lead choreographer Chloe Arnold, with world-renowned tap dancers Sarah Reich, Maud Arnold, Anissa Lee, Pamela Yasutake and Melissa Tannus.
*The Syncopated Ladies will also present a Master Class on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 1:45pm.
CHLOE ARNOLD’S SYNCOPATED LADIES rehearsal and performance residency at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater is part of the CUNY Dance Initiative, supported by the New York Community Trust, with additional funding from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. www.cuny.edu/danceinitiative
Chloé Arnold is an International Tap Star. She is fresh off of Season 11 of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance as the winner of the first crew battle with her company Syncopated Ladies. As a leading lady in the art form of tap, Chloé has wooed audiences in over 21 countries and 35 states. Her work can be seen on film, television, and stages worldwide. Co-founder of DC Tap Festival and co-director of LA Tap Festival, Chloé's career highlights include choreographing Macy’s 2014 Back to School National commercials, HBO’s The Comeback and a commercial for Canon, performing at Madison Square Garden for the opening of the NY Knicks 2013-2014 season, working with Beyoncé, recurring role as an Onyx Girl on HBO's Boardwalk Empire, guest performing on NBC's America's Got Talent, ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and FOX's So You Think You Can Dance, a sold-out NY run of her One Woman show My Life. My Diary. My Dance. at La MaMa in New York City, Global Fusion Concert in Dubai, Jacob’s Pillow Dance, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids Easter Bonnet at The Minskoff Theatre, numerous musical productions with the legendary Debbie Allen and performing with Chloé's Syncopated Ladies at the star-studded gala hosted by Diddy and Debbie Allen at the Howard Theatre in Washington, DC. Chloé is also an entrepreneur that holds an Ivy League degree from Columbia University. She and her sister co-founded Chloé and Maud Productions and DC Tap Festival. She currently produces a travel web series, Chloé's World, and is co-producing a documentary TAP WORLD with Hollywood Executive Producer Dean Hargrove.
Chloé Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies are a fierce crew of world-renowned dancers who more than hold their own in this male-dominated art form. Fresh off So You Think You Can Dance as the first winner of the Crew Battle, they have also appeared on the television shows Dancing With the Stars and Boardwalk Empire; Pepsi, Coca-Cola, and Toyota national commercials; the films Idlewild and GI Joe, as well as stages in more than 25 countries.
The CUNY Dance Initiative is a new residency program providing rehearsal and performance space to New York City choreographers and dance companies. CDI was developed in response to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s 2010 report “We Make Do,” which cited the critical need for affordable dance rehearsal space in New York City, and mentioned available performing arts centers and other spaces on CUNY campuses. A successful pilot project in 2013 supporting choreographic residencies and performances on four CUNY campuses prompted CDI to expand its scope.
In CDI’s 2014 season, 11 CUNY colleges in all five boroughs will host a total of 20 residencies. The residency projects, which represent a diversity of ideas, approaches, and styles, will take place between July and December 2014. In addition to providing space for artists to create work and rehearse, all of the CDI projects include programs for students master classes, open rehearsals, etc. and in most cases, public events such as lecture-demonstrations and performances.
About the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College
Since opening its doors in 1988, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater has been an invaluable cultural resource for John Jay College and the larger New York City community. The Theater is dedicated to the creation and presentation of performing arts programming of all disciplines with a special focus on how the artistic imagination can shed light on the many perceptions of justice in our society. The Theater is also a member of CUNY Stages, a consortium of 16 performing arts centers located on CUNY campuses across New York City.
The Theater has hosted events in the Lincoln Center Festival since its first season in 1996, as well as, New York City Opera, Great Performers at Lincoln Center, Gotham Chamber Opera, Metropolitan Opera Guild and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater/Ailey II. The Theater has also been the site of many television and film specials including A&E's Live by Request, Comedy Central Presents and Premium Blend, Robert Klein in Concert and VH1's Soundtrack Live.
For directions to the venue and more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu/theater
Photo: Chloé Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies