Gallimaufry Performing Arts
Gallimaufry Performing Arts was founded in 2004 in
Laguna Beach, California. It was founded by Steve Josephson, the current Executive Artistic Director.Infobox musical artist
Name = Gallimaufry Performing Arts
Img_capt = Gallimaufry Logo
Background = Performing Arts Company
Founded = 2002
Origin = Laguna Beach, CA
Genre = Musical Theatre, Plays, Choir, Dance
URL = [http://www.gallimaufry.info]
1. a mixed up jumble; a hodgepodge
2. a heterogeneous mixture, a confused jumble, a ridiculous medley
3. a promiscuous assemblage
Derived from a 15th c. French word for a stew made of anything and everything in the kitchen. Totally disparate and/or unrelated items blended together to form something unique.
Dance days consist of free master classes followed by a free performance on Laguna's "Main Beach". Past master classes have ranged from rhythm tap, modern and hip-hop to Afro-Caribbean, Indian and Latin Jazz. Past dance day performances have included the inspirational and explosive Lula Washington Dance Theatre [http://www.lulawashington.com/] , Erin Landry, the "spirited grace" of Backhaus Dance [http://www.bcdcdance.com/bcdc/home.htm] , the "b-boying, poppin', lockin'" of Jabbawockies, the "choreographic intricacy and artistry" of Sean Greene, the premiere of Karama Adesco's ALIVE Contemporary Dance Company, San Francisco's "lively and sensuous" Company Chaddick [http://www.companychaddick.org/] , the contemporary drumming sounds of TAIKOPROJECT [http://www.taikoproject.com/] , the comic genius of Dudley Brooks' comedy dance troupe "Run for Your life" from San Francisco [http://www.runforyourlife.org/] , the beguiling the evocative Indian choreography of Ramaa Bharadvaj & The Angahara Ensemble which also included a Tahitian ensemble [http://www.ramaadance.com/] .
Gallimaufry & Greene
Gallimaufry & Greene is the brainchild of Executive Artistic Director, Steve Josephson. Josephson, the creator of the company’s “Dance Days” and “Songs in the Sand” series, as well as the Executive Director of the inaugural caDance Festival, has built this new company around famed dancer and choreographer, Sean Greene. The new contemporary dance company will receive its world premiere on April 18, 2007, as part of Gallimaufry's latest Arts Festival.
Created in 2006, The Ridiculous Medley is a new vocal performance group that performs for special events, community functions, parties, fundraisers and corporate events. Under the direction of Meredith Woodson-Hubbard, the Ridiculous Medley has already performed for the CHOC Queen of Hearts Guild [http://www.lagunabeach.com/choc/index.html] fundraiser as well as several community events.
Gallimaufry is part of the Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts.
The Generation GAP
The Generation GAP is a self-producing teen theatre company. The group focuses on learning all aspects of theatre, including producing, directing, performing, designing, managing, project managing and fundraising. Teens ages 12-18 plan, raise money, produce, design, cast, direct and perform in shows, and in the process learn all the in's and out’s of how to run a theatre company.
In the summer of 2007, Gallimaufry Performing Arts took two shows overseas to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world's largest art's festival. Both shows performed in the renowned
C venues. The group revived their production of Sordid Lives and a revamped version of Harlem Renaissance. Jonelle Allenreceived rave reviews for her performance as Florence Millsand the show was chosen as a "Pick of the Fringe" by The Gilded Balloon.
In 2008, the dance troupe Gallimaufry and Greene performed their show, "A Night at the Movies", at the Fringe.
* Gallimaufry Home Page [http://www.gallimaufry.info/]
* Review from the Fringe: Harlem Renaissance [http://www.broadwaybaby.com/edinburgh/fringe/reviews/harlemrenaissancethelifeofflorencemills]
* Review from the Fringe: Harlem Renaissance [http://www.one4review.com/Music_/music2007/harlem_r_l_o_f_m_.htm]
* Review from the Fringe: Sordid Lives [http://www.broadwaybaby.com/edinburgh/fringe/reviews/sordidlives]
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