Rhythmically Speaking

The Cohort 2023: Stage and Screen

Dates & Pricing:

  • Th August 17th at 7:30pm - Stage ($22.00 in advance, $24.00 at the door)
  • F August 18th at 7:30pm - Stage (talk-back following show - $22.00 in advance, $24.00 at the door)
  • Sat August 19th at 2pm - Stage (pay as you are*)
  • Sat August 19th at 4pm - Screen ($14.00 in advance, $16.00 at the door. Warning: this event includes a film with mature content.)
  • Sat August 19th at 7:30pm - Stage ($22.00 in advance, $24.00 at the door)
Note: All ticket holders for any of our Stage shows can present their ticket for that and get into the Screen event FREE!
*'Pay as you are' pricing asks folks to consider the set ticket price of $24.00: if an audience member needs to pay less than $24.00, they can choose to pay less. Those who can pay that set price or more are welcomed and encouraged to do so, and their generosity will help cover the cost of someone else’s ticket.
Length & Content Warnings: 
Stage - approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes, no intermission
Screen - 1.5 hours including post-screening talk-back (warning: the closing selection of this screening contains a film with mature themes)

A reimagining of RS’ long-running annual August production, The Cohort is built to support and share different perspectives on and via the vibrancy of jazz and American social dance ideas, now through both staged and screened works. This year's production The Cohort 2023: Stage & Screen features:
Cara Hagan (Visiting Artist - New York City, NY)
Carlos R.A. Jones (Visiting Artist - Buffalo, NY)
Erinn Liebhard (RS Artistic & Executive Director)
Laura Osterhaus Rosenstone (Local Artist)
Nadav Heyman (Los Angeles, CA)
Erinn Liebhard (RS Artistic & Executive Director)
Taylor Madgett (Denver, CO)
Anthony Morigerato (New York City, NY)
Yusuf Nasir (Los Angeles, CA)
Matthew Olwell (Staunton, VA)
Alexis Robbins (New Haven, CT)

Heyman's Old Man at the Corner Store follows an elderly man crossing paths with neighborhood mischief, and Liebhard's RadioBody is a wintery romp exploring the toil and triumph embedded in the work of pioneering alt-electronic band Radiohead. Madgett's Tenets is a fusion of Afro dance, House and Hip-Hop dance styles seeking to establish American street dance as a direct extension of West African culture, and Morigerto's To: Everything I Love tracks a young woman is falling in love who enlists her personal A.I. system to decide if the relationship is worth it. Nasir's Regret to Inform You follows a difficult day in the life of a performer becoming undone after one too many rejections and retreating into a dance fantasy to combat the reality of a society that has no place for him. Olwell's Oh, Excuse Me features two dancer-clowns exploring eccentricity, compromise, agreement and disagreement, and the ever-human desire to be seen, and Robbins' Deconstructed navigates tap rhythms with and sans shoes.
Learn More: 
To learn more about Rhythmically Speaking and this production, visit rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org.


Date and Time
Thu, Aug 17, 2023 7:30 PM - Rhythmically Speaking -- Stage
Doors 6:30PM | Show 7:30PM
Fri, Aug 18, 2023 7:30 PM - Rhythmically Speaking -- Stage
Doors 6:30PM | Show 7:30PM
Sat, Aug 19, 2023 2:00 PM - Pay As You Are
Doors 1:00PM | Show 2:00PM
Sat, Aug 19, 2023 4:00 PM - Rhythmically Speaking -- Screen
Doors 3:00PM | Show 4:00PM
Sat, Aug 19, 2023 7:30 PM - Rhythmically Speaking -- Stage
Doors 6:30PM | Show 7:30PM