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Nocturne

  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
Antonio Aguilar Montreal, Quebec
Jea Ahn New York, NY
Kelsey Amick New York, NY
Adriana Arcia New York, NY
Grace Avery Brooklyn, NY
Shannon Bagnell Atlantis, Fl
Katie Belsky Sherman Oaks, CA
Michael Benz New York, NY
Laura Boddorff Clarks Green, PA
Zachary Brass Cambridge, MA
Bill Brodie New York, NY
Aaron Brown Los Angeles, CA
Angelina Bufalini Grosse Pointe, MI
Rachael Burke Herndon, VA
Geoff Cameron Brooklyn, NY
Chris Carey Wilmington, DE
Thomas Chappell Cambridge, MA
Jennifer Cheadle Smyrna, Delaware
Naomi Choodnovskiy Boston, MA
Om Choudhary Pittsburgh, PA
Charlene Chow Boston, MA
Tai Chulikavit Tampa, FL
Rosina Cleland Somerville, Ma
Melissa S. Cohen Rego Park, NY
Cameron Cooper Abingdon, Va
Miryam Coppersmith Staten Island, NY
Andrea Creel Rockville, MD
Nick DeWitt Austin, TX
Anne Dorward Toronto, Ontario
Alexandre Dupuis Montreal, QC
Meleah Ennis Seattle, WA
Kara Fabina Colorado Springs, CO
Frank Firmat Brooklyn, New York
Luc-Etienne Gagnon Montréal, Qc
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
Lenore Green Houston, Tx
roger greenwald Beacon, NY
Olivia H New Haven, CT
Anna Halbrooks-Fulks Arlington, Virginia
Hans Harmadi Cambridge, MA
Chris Harris Vancouver, BC
Jeanette Holmes New York, NY - New York
Olga Huber Macedon, NY
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
Steven Klurfeld New York, NY
Matt Kratochvil Houston, TX
Joshua Kronengold Queens, NY
Nathan Larson Provo, UT
Mel Leduc Montreal, Quebec
Lori Lepak Ithaca, NY
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
Bradley Nathanson Charlotte, North Carolina
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
Matthew Rapp Philadelphia, PA
Sarah Regenspan Oakland, CA
Steve Rekhler Long Island City, NY
Grace Richmond Portland, OR
Jennifer Santiago coventry, ct
Elaine Schiff NEW YORK, New York
Erin Victoria Scott Northampton, MA
Christine Sotmary New York, NY
Susan Spillane Dublin,
Lisa Standke New York, NY
Bess Stillman Ny, Ny
Jakob Sumearll Fort Collins, Colorado
Aleksandra Taranov Princeton, NJ
Maria Taranov New York, New York
Michael Thorne Schenectady, NY
Alaris Todar Brooklyn, New York
Rachel Tornheim New York, New York
Marvin Warren Easthampton, MA
Kelsey Wayman Fort Collins, CO
Emma Williamson Sydney,
Laura Wood Greenville, SC
Stephen York Cambridge, MA
Eric Zhang Mississauga, Ontario
Xida Zheng New York, NY

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