* Because what would dance be without music?
Just a *few* of the artists and styles I LOVE are : Sade, James Brown, Lauryn Hill, Louise Armstrong, Marvin Gaye, Mary J Blige, Erykah Badu, Santana, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Senor Coconut, Jazzanova, Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson … JAZZ & BLUES! BossaNova, Reggae, Funk, Old School Hip Hop, Trip Hop & HOUSE music! There are very few artists nowadays that really strike me as being soulful but the beautiful thing is that there is so much music out there that I have yet to discover - old and NEW!! My current obsession is Gotan Project - a group based in Paris that creates tango inspired, electronic music incorporating some of my favorite instruments like the violin & accordion. Their music is so damn SEXY and really takes you to another world! Speaking of Violins, I also really love the group Black Violin - a group from Florida that plays hip hop melodies using violins and intricate, symphonic, classical compositions that make you bob your head and think at the same time.
I could go on and on and ON about music but I shall keep this post short … I'm really looking forward to creating some new acts and choreographies that incorporate some lesser known artists in the future.
* One thing that I love about BURLESQUE is that it reflects the diversity of everyone's tastes in music and is an expression of each artists unique style, approach, essence, and SOUL ♥