SJC Council for the Arts Presents Max Pollak's RumbaTap

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – September 15, 2009 – St. Joseph’s College Council for the Arts is pleased to present Max Pollak’s “RumbaTap,” a high-energy dance group that fuses the energy of American Rhythm Tap with authentic Afro-Cuban music and dance. This performance will take place on Thursday, October 1 at 12:40 p.m. in the Tuohy Hall Auditorium on the College’s Brooklyn Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Max Pollak, named to Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” list in 2007, was the first person to merge American Rhythm Tap with Afro-Cuban music and dance. Capturing the charged electricity and power of a Latin Jazz "Orquesta," RumbaTap features a multi-talented international cast of musicians and dancers. The company has toured throughout Europe, Japan and the United States; last year performing for a large crowd at New York City's Central Park Summer Stage.

Founded by Sister Elizabeth A. Hill, C.S.J., J.D., president of St. Joseph’s College, the Council for the Arts is a coalition of students, faculty members and staff who serve as a focal point for the College’s educational and community outreach programming in the arts. By expanding and integrating campus arts activities, the Council seeks to enhance the public image of the College as a cultural center in Brooklyn and aims to make arts and cultural events more accessible to its students and area neighbors. For more information about this exhibit or other upcoming cultural events at the College's Brooklyn Campus, please call 718.399.0358 or visit www.sjcny.edu.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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