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February 28, 2012

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The Santa Monica Bay Women's Club was a beautiful building/theater in the happening part of Santa Monica with a historical feel inside.

Overall the dancers were pretty good and very fun - they ranged in age and area of expertise. The main dancers really did a fabulous job with a very wide range of dancing.

The performance started with, I believe a Zulu dance performance and continued alternating with live dances, antique footage, and filmed works. The theme - appreciating African and African contributions to dance in America was wonderful and presented a respectful position in dealing with overt oppression though the ages. I love dance and this performance was historically very interesting and useful in understanding at least, the last century of dance and the African contribution including dances from the Caribbean, South America, and the US.

Wine and deserts were served by beautiful ladies serving were dressed to the nines, or tens (if I can say that). The wine was simple but a nice; an unexpected treat. The deserts were home made by at least one talented baker: the powdered sugar lemon bunt cake - delicious.

All in all, a lovely evening. One food for thought - I would like to have seen more personality or humor in the announcer (I believe it was a recording). At times, he was a bit dry.

Process Comments:

Excellent. Very welcoming and accommodating.


February 27, 2012

From: "Laura Thornhill"
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 11:21:43 PM

Ron!!!! What a superb production !!! The choreography, the narrative, the video when you superimposed the dancers against the backgrounds, the costumes...fabulous !!!  The ability to combine the history with the wonderful visual is why my 90 said it was "the best dance program she's seen in her life",and that's alot coming from a New Yorker,who has seen so many dance programs. Really ,Ron this production should be seen by the country! Tour major cities, send video to PBS, send video to Ken Burns,Spike Lee. Educate and delight everyone. Thank you for the work and the experience!!      Laura [from Rusty's]

February 27, 2012

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February 25, 2012

Patricia Roe commented on your photo.

Patricia wrote: "Loved every minute! There was so much power and energy from amazing dancers.... I was lifted off my seat several times! Ron you were wonderful! Thank you and all those involved for a beautiful memorable evening!"

February 26, 2012

Hi Ron:

  I want to congratulate you on a fantastic show.  I enjoyed every aspect of it, from the costumes to the video clips and history, and needless to say the incredible dancing.  The energy level was contagious.

It was clear how much hard work you and your crew put into staging the event, and clearly it was a huge success!

Best, Sheri

February 28, 2012

I thought your show was wonderful.  I think you hit it right on of what you wanted to communicate and teach people about the history of Black dance.  Well done!!  If you ever get DVDs of the show I would like to have one.  It deserves to be shown in other cities and other states.  Good for you!  Again, well done and congratulations.  I'm glad I saw the show.


February 26, 2012

Princessdi Spencer (friends with Dennis Flowers) also commented on The History of Black Dance in America's link.

Princessdi wrote: "The performance was AMAZING SCENE AFTER SCENE! Greattttttttt JOB!"

March 6, 2012

Chris Hicks

Hey Ron: "History" was fabulous with a gratifying sell-out! Kudos to you & the entire cast & production company. You are a fine historian & I really appreciated your effort to present the obscure, true story such as giving props to Capers & Mike Tyus. You seek out, document & preserve the legacy of the remaining living legends. You body of research will be headed to the Smithsonian one day!!Caught your performance in "Contest", however, did not see you after the show. The salsa bit reminded me of the days with Milli Stanford...Soul Salsa...Ahhh, you create magic in everything you touch...Keep doing what you are doing. We (your fans) truly love you!!