Debra Weiss Dance Company To Perform At Helen Hayes Hospital

January 16, 2007

The Helen Hayes Hospital Performing Arts Series is pleased to present the Debra Weiss Dance Company’s new show, Let’s Dance, on Saturday February 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the atrium of the physical rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

The group will dance to live drumming and Native American flute. Audience members will be invited to play percussion instruments and dance in the finale. The beautiful costumes, streamers, dance and music will transport viewers to another time and place.

Let’s Dance is offered in the spirit of a community drum circle and dance. Traditionally, drum circles have brought people together to create harmonious, joyful rhythms. The energy of the drum circle is healing, unifying, and energizing.

The Debra Weiss Dance Company has been producing professional performances since its founding in New York City in 1983. Its work has been funded by New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Rockland County, and corporate, foundation and individual sponsors. In 1994, Debra Weiss, Artistic Director and Choreographer of DWDC, won the Lawrence Epstein Choreography Award, a national honor.

This free performance is made possible by a Community Investment Grant from Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.