Norwood Village Green finalizes, releases 2018 schedule
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 2:43 pm

The troupe Dance Caravan will be one of the headliners at this year’s Norwood Village Green Concert Series.

NORWOOD -- With final contract signatures for the Dance Caravan production of “EarthBeat” secured, the Norwood Village Green Concert Series has completed its programming for its 2018 and 45th Anniversary Season, said a press release from series organizer Joe Liotta.

The series website has also been updated.

On June 7 the Norwood Village Green Concert Series will present Earthbeat for Norwood-Norfolk, and guest elementary schools at 1 p.m.

Dance Caravan’s EarthBeat is a riveting whirlwind of world dance and music which brings audiences on a journey around the globe. This performance focuses on the rhythms that different peoples have evolved to express their need to harmonize with the earth.

The performance will showcase 5 dancers and 4 accompanying musicians. There will be no evening performance but the public may attend the afternoon show on the Norwood Village Green weather permitting. The rain site is the Norwood-Norfolk Auditorium.

Dance Caravan is a diverse collective of dancers and musicians who hail from a multitude of disciplines and backgrounds. The majority of the company members are celebrated artists in their own right, having toured internationally as leading performers and choreographers in shows such as "Riverdance" and "Swing!" Several of the dancers grew up dancing in Vanaver Caravan’s own dance institute.

The Norwood Village Green Concert Series is a non-profit founded to impact our home communities via inspiring public outdoor performances.

It is funded in part by donations from individuals, businesses, and other community organizations.

To assist in this endeavor donations can be mailed to the series at 3 Bicknell St., Norwood, NY. Checks should be made payable to the Norwood Village Green Concert Series.

Donations continue to be tax deductible.

The 2018 season will be highlighted by 4 time Grammy nominee and Hammond B3 jazz organ icon Joey DeFrancesco, Grammy nominee and Penguin Guide to Jazz Coronet recipient René Marie, The Battle of Santiago with 4 Cuban drummers and 3 Canadian rock musicicans, and series favorite The Gibson Brothers.

Local and regional groups the series will present include The Dotys with Joe K. Walsh, the Potsdam Brass Quintet, the All Star Big Band under the direction of Wally Siebel with guest artists Darmon Meader, Northern Symphonic Winds, Atkinson Family Bluegrass, the annual SLCMEA Festival, Northbound, the Grieco Sisters, Danny Gotham with Phil Hurley, Mary Ann Casale with Tas Cru, and Norwood’s own Brass Firemen.

For a complete and detailed schedule peruse the series web site updated for 2018 by the series vice president and technical director Andy Van Duyne, www.nvgcs.org.