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Fresh Juice Fest 2019: The Swing Special
June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One event on June 15, 2019 at 9:00 pm
Mascher Artist in Residence, The Old City Sweethearts, bring their sparkly brand of performance to the stage with a special show featuring guest artists Pamela Hetherington and Erica Corbo as “Swing Two”. The Sweethearts will delight audiences with dances from their rich company repertoire, featuring live musical accompaniment by Philadelphia jazz artists Brennen Ernst and the Roaming Tones. In addition to company favorites, Sweethearts let their individual charm shine with the premiere of several new works.
Swing Two presents an excerpt of tap and piano, a prelude to their upcoming show The Destination is the Downbeat.
More about the artists:
The Old City Sweethearts are Philadelphia’s premier vintage jazz dancers. dedicating to reviving the art of the vintage chorus girl through original works and tributes that reflect the rich heritage of jazz and related forms.
Pamela Hetherington is a professional tap musician, choreographer, educator, and artistic director working in Philadelphia, whose current focus is on creating deeply musical duets with female musicians and artists.
Both the Sweethearts and Hetherington are heavily inspired by the connection between live music and dance. Their Fresh Juice revue, The Swing Special, partners with Philadelphia jazz musicians Brennen Ernst and the Roaming Tones, and pianist Erica Corbo (with Hetherington) to bring a collection of works to the stage which seek to share the joy of jazz with contemporary arts audiences.