Join us as The Floor Improv Day! returns to Union Station Los Angeles in collaboration with Metro Art Los Angeles!
This event is FREE and open to ALL AGES:
2pm — 3pm: Dance and Percussion Lessons
3pm — 5pm: THE FLOOR IMPROV JAM
Come experience the joy and magic of THE FLOOR IMPROV DAY when L.A.’s best artists come together at Union Station, to perform live and lead classes in diverse styles of dance, movement, and music. Each event culminates in the popular THE FLOOR IMPROV JAM!
From flamenco to tap and tango to afro-Hip-Hop, this special series showcases many vibrant cultures from all over the world through music and dance.
THE FLOOR IMPROV JAM is the time to explore rhythm and movement as everyone joins together to celebrate — show off what you’ve learned, or just do what comes naturally!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27th Line Up:
Musician, composer and producer CARLOS RODGARMAN leads a band of stellar musicians in an array of genres.
LP Percussion artist DIEGO ALVAREZ leads a percussion workshop on congas and other instruments.
Put an extra spring in your step with Tap dance instructor, choreographer and performer SARAH REICH.
Get grounded with Puerto Rican Bomba taught by Aponte Poro
— ABOUT THE FLOOR IMPROV NIGHT:
The FLOOR IMPROV DAY at Union Station is an extension of
THE FLOOR IMPROV NIGHT, which has grown to become one of Los Angeles’ most anticipated nightlife events. Founded in 2008, It is a creative crossroads where music and dance come together to explore the magic of improvisation in a judgement-free space. Happening the third Monday of every month at Los Globos, THE FLOOR IMPROV NIGHT brings together artists from all walks of life and acts as a laboratory where the soul leads and the body follows. A live band sets the tone and provides a blend of jazz, funk, Latin sounds, Afro beat and more. Dancers respond generously with a free flow of creative intermingling of tango, breakdancing, swing, salsa, hip hop, tap, capoeira — whatever the music calls for. THE FLOOR IMPROV NIGHT joyfully turns the notion of the performer and audience upside down.
Proceeds from THE FLOOR IMPROV NIGHT benefit The Open Floor Society, a 501©(3) non-profit whose mission is to engage underserved youth in the art of improvisation to encourage self empowerment through movement, dance and music, fostered by a multicultural artistic community.
For more information about THE FLOOR IMPROV NIGHT, please visit thefloorimprovnight.com
For more information about THE OPEN FLOOR SOCIETY, please visit theopenfloorsociety.org/.
— ABOUT METRO ART PRESENTS:
Metro Art Presents showcases free arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. Produced by Metro Art Los Angeles, the diverse, all-ages programming creatively activates the landmark destination, engages Los Angeles communities, and attracts new riders.
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— ABOUT LATIN PERCUSSION (LP)
Founded in 1964, Latin Percussion (LP) is the largest hand percussion instrument brand in the world. The company offers an extensive line of hand percussion instruments and percussion accessories including patented designs such as the Jam Block®, Ridge Rider Cowbell® and Egg Shaker. Many of the world’s top artists play LP including: Giovanni Hidalgo, Richie Gajate-Garcia, Karl Perazzo, Stewart Copeland, Steve Gadd, Travis Barker, Mike Portnoy and Cindy Blackman-Santana among others.
For more information, visit lpmusic.com