FAMILY-FRIENDLY DIGITAL ARTS ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS
PRESENTED BY DISNEY THIS SUMMER
LAUNCHING TODAY AT 2:00PM EST
WITH SALSA CLASS HOSTED BY
DANCE ALL-STARS ERNESTO AND DENISSE
JULY 9, 2020 – NEW YORK, NY – Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is thrilled to announce the July and August programming for SummerStage Studio: Digital presented by Disney. Once a week at 2:00PM EST, SummerStage Studio: Digital will offer an arts engagement program for kids and families with classes in movement and percussion. The programs are available on both our SummerStage YouTube channel and SummerStage Facebook channel.
Salsa dance all-stars Ernesto and Denisse will host the first SummerStage Studio: Digital dance class, teaching youth and families salsa moves today at 2:00PM EST. With 20 years of experience dancing Salsa all around the world, Ernesto and Denisse became partners after moving to New York to dance for Yamulee Dance Company and compete with the four time salsa team World Champions, The New York Movement.
On Saturday, July 18 at 2:00PM EST, native New Yorker and famed dancer Ayodele will host a tap-dance class. Hailed by the legendary Gregory Hines as “one of the top young tap dancers in the world” and by the New York Times as “a tap dance of unquestionable radiance”, Casel is an internationally sought after artist and powerful voice for the art form.
On Wednesday, July 22 at 2:00PM EST, award-winning and internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, educator and composer Lafrae Sci will host a percussion lesson covering body percussion, beat boxing and more. With 30 years of experience, Sci has performed in over38 countries showcasing making music with intention.
On Monday, July 27at 2:00PM EST, Juel D. Lane of Camille A. Brown Dancers will host a dance workshop. He has been noted as one of the most gifted dance talents in the country, and his awe-inspiring work today still yields this title. He is heralded as one of Dance Magazine’s Top 25 dancers to watch.
On Tuesday, August 7at 2:00PM EST, fans can tune in to learn moves from one of today’s hottest working veteran dancers/choreographers in the industry – Marc Marvelous. A Brooklyn, NY native and one of the leading groundbreakers in the mainstream exposure of the Brooklyn dance style offlexing, Marvelous has a rawness unparalleled. He has performed and toured with music industry heavyweights including Usher, Beyonce, Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, and Mary J. Blige.
SummerStage Studio: Digital is presented by Disney as part of Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage’s newly announced SummerStage Anywhere digital series. The series highlights genres that were born in or deeply represent New York – Mondays: Contemporary Dance, Tuesdays: Global, Wednesdays: Indie Rock, Thursdays: Latin, Fridays: Hip Hop and Saturdays: Jazz. Daily genre-driven content will be featured across multiple SummerStage social channels (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitch) and will vary between exclusive digital performances, in-depth conversations, one-on-one interviews, DJ sets, and arts engagement programs for youth and families.
SummerStage Social Media
Official Hashtag: #SummerStage #SummerStageAnywhere
As an independent, not-for-profit organization, we rely on our donors to help us make SummerStage possible. Support from donors will help secure the future of SummerStage as New York’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival. We believe the arts are for everyone and encourage those who can donate to visit cityparksfoundation.org/give for more information.
Capital One is the Title Sponsor of the 2020 SummerStage festival. Disney is a sponsor of SummerStage family programming, including presenting SummerStage Studio: Digital. Supporting sponsorship is provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies and United Airlines.
Generous private support is provided by The Thompson Family Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Shubert Organization, and the New York Community Trust NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund. SummerStage is also supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is generously provided by our dedicated SummerStage Members.
Media partners include Big Room, iHeart Radio featuring Lite FM, Power 105.1, 103.5 KTU, Q104.3, and Z100, Telemundo, WFUV, Relix, WNYC, WBGO, Time Out New York, DoNYC, Futuro Media Group and Big Screen Plaza. Big Room is the exclusive live stream partner of SummerStage Anywhere.
In all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities.
About City Parks Foundation
At City Parks Foundation, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community building and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs — located in more than 400 parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City –reach 300,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: thriving parks mean thriving communities.
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is New York’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival. SummerStage annually presents approximately 100 performances in 15-18 parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin, world music, dance and theater, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City’s summer arts festival landscape. Since its inception 34 years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage. Capital One is the Title Sponsor of SummerStage. For more information, visit www.SummerStage.org.
About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., had $249.8 billion in deposits and $372.5 billion in total assets as of December 31, 2018. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has branches located primarily in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “COF” and is included in the S&P 100 index. Visit the Capital One newsroom for more Capital One news.