Thursday, May 12, 2011

"The Boy's Are Back In Town"

You remember : 'Sneaky Steppers', a Hammerstep street level project, designed to ambush the public through DANCE and cheeky entertainment. ...

We were privileged to enjoy their entertainment last summer in NYC before going back on Tour with Riverdance and making a mark on the World for themselves.

With their new show "Hammerstep", they are breaking ground and opening up the fusion of dance and music to a much broader audience.

From their Flash Mob project in Australia, to their humble commitment to giving back to the communities in South Africa, the boy's are back in town......

Last Sunday Chris Naish, Jason Oremus, Parker Hall, Garrett Coleman, and Joe Dwyer 'Sneaky Steppers' performed a Hammerstep street level project and gave us a sneak preview of their show at the Irish Arts Center's 10th annual NYC Irish Dance Festival a highlight of "Summer on the Hudson".

In another special two-date engagement, Grammy nominees Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer return to the Atrium, at Lincoln Center NYC......

this time with a new mix of creative minds with Hammerstep. This Target Free Thursday features the full theatrical version of this new program featuring

the New York debut of new works and technology pioneered by Hammerstep.

Dave and the ensemble will bring traditional music and innovative live beats with hip-hop flair together with Hammerstep’s evolved take on Irish step dance.

Hammerstep is a young dance troupe comprised of award winning dancers from the worlds of Irish step and hip-hop. From traditional roots spring

innovative new sounds and moves,

integrating technology with dance and and putting live musical performance in a whole new light.

Dave Eggar and members of his ensemble have performed and toured with artists like Josh Groban, Evanessence, Ja-Rule among others.

Dave was recently nominated for a Grammy Award for his arrangement and composition of ItsBynne Reel on Kingston Morning which was previewed at Lincoln Center last spring.

Hammerstep was founded by Jason Oremus and Garrett Coleman. Boasting awards from National to World Championships and leading roles in Riverdance

the pair have a vision to overcome cultural and socioeconomic barriers by looking at their art form in a new way. Fusing Irish step with tap and hip-hop, sound and light,

they reinvent the dance show experience.

New York City Irish

Press Release

A brand new dance show has sparked interest from Australia to Japan to England and has

finally landed in New York City! Hammerstep, the first touring show of its kind, strives to

overcome cultural and socioeconomic differences through a nuanced integration of historically

rebellious forms of urban movement. This groundbreaking show integrates traditional Irish

step, tap, and hip hop dance forms and presents them through cutting edge choreography,

lights, and sound in a way that reinvents the typical Irish dance show experience for an


Hammerstep’s entertaining yet thought-provoking movement not only elevates dance to a new

leve,l but strives to spark social change in the process. As products of the urban environment

themselves, Hammerstep’s founders use urban spaces as the inspirational grounds for

exploring new movement and for staging social and political commentary.

Hammerstep, created and directed by two-time World Champion Irish step dancer Garrett

Coleman and former lead of Riverdance, Jason Oremus, will make its official US premier in

May with two performances. The group will conduct a family-oriented and interactive

performance on May 7 at 11am, followed by a May 12 performance at 8:30pm in the Lincoln

Center Atrium. They will be accompanied by world-renowned performer and Grammy award-

nominee, Dave Eggar and his band. Both performances are part of Lincoln Center’s Target Free

Thursday series and are free to the public. The versatile dance performances will showcase

some of the best talent from New York and around the world and should not be missed!

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