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  1. A work of art relating or dedicated to the night.
  2. dreamlike or pensive composition

Blues, on a hot July night in New York City.  Here, every dance is a work of art. Every dance is a new creation, a new composition shaped and shared by you and your partner.  Fashioned by connection.  Held together by music, history, and community.

Join us in the greatest city in the world as we come together to dance, share and learn with some of the best blues dancers in the world.

See you in July,

         – The Nocturne Blues Team


 Nocturne 2015 Mission:  History & Culture

“…the Blues Set is sometimes said to be the one that gets things back down to the so-called nitty gritty, which is to say back down from the cloudlike realms of abstraction and fantasy to the bluesteel and rawhide textures of the elemental facts of the everyday struggle for existence. As a result of which the dancers (who were sometimes said to be put in the groove) were normally expected to respond … with warm person-to-person intimacy that was both robust and delicate.”

                             —Albert Murray, Stomping on the Blues

In the spirit of this quote by Albert Murray, Nocturne’s mission this year is to get “back down to the so-called nitty gritty”. The "nitty gritty" being questions like:  Where did the blues come from? What did it look, sound, and feel like? How has it developed into what it is today? Knowledge is power, and we believe that knowing more about where we come from can enrich and enliven where we are going.

Who's coming?!

Name City
Chelsea Adams Layton, UT
Kelsey Adams Philadelphia, PA
Jea Ahn New York, NY
Kelsey Amick New York, NY
Chris Arasin Philadelphia, PA
Adriana Arcia New York, NY
Eddy Aristilde Brooklyn, NY
Grace Avery Brooklyn, NY
Shannon Bagnell Atlantis, Fl
Katie Belsky Sherman Oaks, CA
Michael Benz New York, NY
Nina Betancourt Astoria, NY
Laura Boddorff Clarks Green, PA
Zachary Brass Cambridge, MA
Rachel Brauser New York, NY
Bill Brodie New York, NY
Aaron Brown Los Angeles, CA
Angelina Bufalini Grosse Pointe, MI
Rachael Burke Herndon, VA
Chris Carey Wilmington, DE
Thomas Chappell Cambridge, MA
Jennifer Cheadle Smyrna, Delaware
Rosa Cho New York, NY
Naomi Choodnovskiy Boston, MA
Om Choudhary Pittsburgh, PA
Charlene Chow Boston, MA
jacqueline chretien toronto, ontario
Tai Chulikavit Tampa, FL
James Coan Houston, TX
Cameron Cooper Abingdon, Va
Miryam Coppersmith Staten Island, NY
Kelly Corrigan Los Angeles, California
Andrea Creel Rockville, MD
Lauren Daniels New York, NY
Nick DeWitt Austin, TX
Anne Dorward Toronto, Ontario
Alexandre Dupuis Montreal, QC
Meleah Ennis Seattle, WA
Kathleen Evans New York, NY
Kara Fabina Colorado Springs, CO
Erin Firmat Brooklyn, New York
Frank Firmat Brooklyn, New York
Cid Galicia New Orleans, LA
Todd Gates Brooklyn, NY
Carol Geisler NEW YORK, New York
Gohar Gharibyan Los Angeles, Ca
Leslie Goldberg New Orleans, Louisiana
Madline Graham Seymour, Ct
Lenore Green Houston, Tx
roger greenwald Beacon, NY
Anna Halbrooks-Fulks Arlington, Virginia
Alexandra Haley Tarpon Springs, Fl
Chris Harris Vancouver, BC
Forrest Hejkal Ann Arbor, Michigan
Graham Hickman New York, NY
Bonnie Hirschhorn New Paltz, NY
Jeanette Holmes New York, NY - New York
Lindsay Houck Somerville, MA
Olga Huber Macedon, NY
Aries Indenbaum Washington!, DC
Angel Jenio Lansing, MI
Jack Jenkins Brooklyn, NY
Will Jennings-Hess Boston, MA
Kayla Joachim Minneapolis, MN
Grace Jones-Taylor Austin, TX
Riley Karbon Saint Paul, MN
Katherine Katona Astoria, NY
Erin Kelly Costa Mesa, CA
Matt Kratochvil Houston, TX
Joshua Kronengold Queens, NY
Mary Kate Kruhm New York, New York
Nathan Larson Provo, UT
Lori Lepak Ithaca, NY
Anna Leuchtenberger Brooklyn, New York
Christian Lledo Philadelphia, PA
Marc Longhenry Philadelphia, PA
Gina Longo San Luis Obispo, CA
Paul Loschak Somerville, MA
Alex Luck Cambridge, MA
Ben Mackey New York, NY
Caleb Magruder Houston, TX
Keira Mason-Hill Melbourne, VIC
Brendan McGlynn New York City, NY
Simon Mercier Montreal, QC
Blank Michael Brooklyn, NY
Bradley Nathanson Charlotte, North Carolina
Tim Nedimyer Colden, NY
Brendan Newell Los Angeles, CA
David Nguyen Austin, TX
Joyce Noble Middletown, CT
Elmer Ore Montreal, QC
Kerian Pearson Philadelphia, PA
Jennifer Piwonski New York, NY
Molly Quigley Minneapolis, Minnesota
Eric Rafaloff Long Island City, NY
Matthew Rapp Philadelphia, PA
Sarah Regenspan Oakland, CA
Steve Rekhler Long Island City, NY
Grace Richmond Portland, OR
Meryl Sands ,
Jennifer Santiago coventry, ct
Josef Schelch New York, NY
Elaine Schiff NEW YORK, New York
Sydney Schiff New York, NY
Erin Victoria Scott Northampton, MA
Jeff Segal Astoria, New York
Christine Sotmary New York, NY
Susan Spillane Dublin,
Lisa Standke New York, NY
Bess Stillman Ny, Ny
Jakob Sumearll Fort Collins, Colorado
Lauren Switzer ,
Aleksandra Taranov Princeton, NJ
Maria Taranov New York, New York
Alaris Todar Brooklyn, New York
Francois Tousignant Boucherville, Qc
Stanley Tso New York, NY
Cristina Vobroucek Pleasantville, New York
Kevin Voss Brooklyn, NY
Stephen Wanschura Hamilton, NJ
Marvin Warren Easthampton, MA
Sarah Wight Provo, Utah
Emma Williamson Sydney,
Jonathan Wohlschlag Centreville, VA
Laura Wood Greenville, SC
Jessica Wray New York, New York
Clyde Wright Washington, DC
Stephen York Cambridge, MA
Ravit Zelig Tel Aviv, Israel
Eric Zhang Mississauga, Ontario
Xida Zheng New York, NY

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