A perfect holiday outing for the entire family, ROCK WITH YOU – The King of Pop Latin Style is a unique celebration of music and dance masterpieces made famous by the late, great Michael Jackson, vamped up with a hot Latin beat and re-orchestrated in rhythms such as Salsa, Cha-cha-cha, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton and even some Latin Hip Hop.
ROCK WITH YOU is a high-energy, Broadway style review starring Caribbean-born and New York-trained Seaon Stylist Bristol, jazz singer and world-renowned Salsa dancer and choreographer.
This is not merely some kind of Michael Jackson impersonation show, but rather a unique twist on his music, moves and persona infused by Latin rhythms and dance.
Bristol — creator, choreographer and lead dancer — also sings all the songs live, accompanied by a full cast of dancers, singers and an all-star Salsa and Latin-Jazz band. Featured performers include dancers Oscar David, Lili Cooper, Carina Fourmyle, Christina Ticas, Erick Calvillo, Hera Kwon, Jessica Hernandez, Nikki Gagnon, Pepe Gonzalez, Allison Potter,Â Freddy Carrillo, Svetlana Pilyugina, Ruben Ochoa. Miguel Medina and Belkis Serrat.
Guests will be on their feet applauding, dancing and singing along to such Jackson hits as Human Nature, Liberian Girl, Remember the Time, Can You Feel It and many more”¦all set to an irresistible Latin beat.
“Michael Jackson”™s music already uplifts our spirits,” says Bristol. “And when you add the element of salsa and Latin rhythms with all of the spice, you just want to dance and move. It”™s a fun, family show perfect for the holidays.”
After the sudden death of music legend Michael Jackson, Seaon Stylist Bristol immersed himself into creating a unique show dedicated to the music and performance of the King of Pop as seen and heard through Bristol’s Caribbean eyes and ears.
Seaon (pronounced C-on) Stylist Bristol”™s appreciation for music, dance and Michael Jackson began in his hometown of Georgetown, Guyana. He was always a natural singer and dancer and was influenced by Jackson”™s magnetic stage presence and skill.
“The very first time I ever saw TV my cousins and I watched Jackson’s Thriller video on our downstairs neighbors”™ TV in Guyana. We were hiding and peeking through their half-open door,” reminisces Bristol. “From that mesmerizing moment I knew I wanted to perform.”
Catch the Los Angeles premiere and holiday run ofÂ ROCK WITH YOU
Dates of Show:
December 23, 2010 – January 2, 2011
Tuesday-Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 6PM & 9PM, Sunday at 3PM & 7PM
$25.00, $35.00 and $45.00
Address: The Historic El Portal Theatre
5269 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601
Report by Pauline Adamek