Archive | December, 2011

Eclectic Ensemble holiday edition: total improv madness.

27 Dec

Looking forward to seeing lots of you tomorrow night for another episode of Eclectic Ensemble at Donavon’s.

If you are in LA, we encourage you to join us and support us as our Live Studio Audience :).
Out of town folks can watch us online. See link on the facebook event page noted in the previous post.

We have 30+ dancers, all improving to music thrown at them on the fly by DJ Amar (amar won’t even know who he will be mixing for until they’re next up on stage) and to some live drumming by donavon’s students. We will also have some live oud by Zulu added to the mix. 3 MCs (sooz, shoop n karma) running the flow and calling out dancers to come on stage for 3 minutes, continuously, one after the other.

There will be 2 – 30 minute sets, plus a set to live music in the middle. After the performances, the dancefloor is yours.

Tuesday december 27, doors 8pm.
Studio Iqaat, Eagle Rock.

Performances start at 8:30. Come early for a good seat. $5-10 sliding scale donation.
Bring a snack or beverage for the food and drink sharing table.

Eclectic Ensemble Holiday 2011 Edition – Dec. 27

10 Dec

Ready for another episode of festive family* fun? (*disclaimer: for those of you who know the LA Tribal | Fusion | Belly Dance community and the DJs + musicians who accompany them, the term family is loosely defined to include a high degree of inappropriateness, foul mouths and crude behavior :).

Then you’ll want to join us at Donavon’s for a post-holiday / pre-new-year “house” party.

Eclectic Ensemble has gone to a state of Total Improv.
Improv dance performances, Improv DJing, mixed by Yours Truly!

Join us live in action or watch us online while we embark on another tag-team improv session that has proven to push the limits of creativity of both dancer and DJ. Spontaneity is the name of the game. This is quite different than a “proper” stage show, yet strangely the same. You will find the best of the best and biggest names in the community joining us in their street clothes and/or minimal costuming, along with new faces sharing the stage. It’s almost like being in the living room with a bunch of friends watching some of the most amazing performers, except there’s no dress code, no $30 ticket (just a small donation) – up close and personal.

Between the performances, you’ll enjoy live percussion by students of our host, Donavon. After the performances, the dancefloor will be yours while I spin a mix of tunes unclassifyable by genre.

Lineup will be posted on the FaRcebook event page

Doors open at 8:00pm
Performances start at 8:30pm Sharp
DJ set / open dancefloor at 10pm
We ask for a $5-10 donation to help us cover costs

We also invite you to bring a snack or drink to share for our potluck table.

Studio Iqaat
3515 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles