SJC Council for the Arts Presents Max Pollak’s RumbaTap

September 14, 2009

BROOKLYN, N.Y. September 15, 2009 St. Josephs College Council for the Arts is pleased to present Max Pollaks "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 Colleges Brooklyn Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Max Pollak, named to Dance Magazines "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. Josephs College, the Council for the Arts is a coalition of students, faculty members and staff who serve as a focal point for the Colleges 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.