Incredible India Night at Waterside!

We had a wonderful time with Ajna Dance Company last night!
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A Bollywood Night: Tomorrow on our Plaza!

Ajna Dance Company was such a hit at last year’s summer shows, we had to bring them back!
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Photos: Swingin’ at Waterside – with the George Gee Swing Orchestra

What a swingin’ good time we had here with the George Gee Swing Orchestra!

While we usually hold the events on our plaza, this time the rain kept us indoors – but not from enjoying the great music!

Waterside is home to The British International School of New York and they welcomed us to their Dining Hall for the show.

George Gee Swing Orchestra plays at Waterside in NYC

People swing dancing - George Gee Swing Orchestra plays at Waterside in NYC
Men and Women Swing Dancing - George Gee Swing Orchestra plays at Waterside in NYC

Swing Band Plays - George Gee Swing Orchestra plays at Waterside in NYC
 

Coming up next, as part of Waterside’s Summer Event Series: Monday Night Movies!

George Gee: “Swing Has a Rhythm Sure to Make You Move”

Coming up next, as part of Waterside’s Summer Music Series, we bring you the George Gee Swing Orchestra!

We’re thrilled to have them at Waterside on July 25th – and look forward to a swingin’ good time! (Note: This event will take place rain or shine! If it rains, we have an indoor space to sway and swing in!)

George is the world’s only Chinese-American swing big bandleader, and, as he notes on his site, this provides him with a unique cross-cultural perspective and a keen interest in bridging differences “among all the people worldwide who enjoy this music and the vintage context.”

We asked George a few questions:

What’s going to happen at your Waterside show?

A lot of fun, swingin’ big band swing music!​

George Gee Swing Orchestra Performs - George Gee Swing Orchestra is at Waterside, NYC on July 25

What do you love about swing?

​It’s got an infectious beat and a rhythm sure to make you move.​

Tell us your favorite part of entertaining?

Seeing the smiles in the audiences and the ​dancers on the dance floor.

George Gee Swing Orchestra Performs - George Gee Swing Orchestra is at Waterside, NYC on July 25

What’s special about your band?

Our band has a love of life and love of the music.

We’re a family of ​top NYC jazz musicians that play weekly at Time Square’s Swing 46 Jazz & Supper Club every Tuesday.​

What motivates people to dance at your shows?

We ​play music with a good swingin’ beat!

We also play some familiar tunes, which is helpful. Guests will recognize: “Take The A Train” (the signature tune of the Duke Ellington orchestra), “This Can’t Be Love” (from “The Boys from Syracuse”), “Jumpin’ at the Woodside” (one of the Count Basie Orchestra’s signature tunes) and “Tuxedo Junction” (a No. 1 hit for Glenn Miller & His Orchestra).

What’s your goal when you perform?

To ​help make the world a little bit of a better place.

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Photos: Dance Night with Ajna Dance Company

Ajna Dance Company and guests dazzled us with beautiful dancing – and stunning colors!

Coming up next in our Summer Music Series: Kimya Dawson
Wednesday, July 18th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

A Grammy winning, platinum selling singer songwriter most widely known for her work on the JUNO soundtrack, Kimya has been featured in Rolling Stone, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, and the New York Times.  RSVP for Kimya’s show at Waterside!

At our Dance Night

On Wednesday, we saw amazing performances – and learnt some Bollywood and Bhangra steps! (Learn Bhangra was one of the special guests.) And we had musicians Raj Daffu and, from Taalim, Jay Gandhi and Mike Lukshis. (Read our interview with founder and choreographer, Minila)

Joya Dass of Lady Drinks had a quick talk with Minila here about the show:

It was a fun-filled night! We really got into the dancing!

Ajna Dance Company and our guests dance - at Waterside, NYC - Summer Event

 

(These 2 photos by Joya Dass )

Ajna Dance Company and our guests dance - at Waterside, NYC - Summer Event

Couldn’t make it? Join us for Kimya‘s event!

(Find all our 2018 Summer Events here.)