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When You've Been Blessed - Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre - 25th Anniversary Season
 
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"When You've Been Blessed" is a Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre classic dance piece honoring Patti's LaBelle's life affirming and anthem like lyrics pleading with those most fortunate to pass that good fortune on to others as the lord would want. A personal gift to all who may ever see the piece, American Choreographer and International Producer Sean McLeod said of the work when he created it in 1996, "We all have to know our greatest gift is to lift up others, and the best of those days still lye ahead of us, so give". This is a highly-anticipated piece that received acclaim while the professional company was on tour during the early '90's, and can still stir an audience's need to lean forward in their seats and at times even yell out words of encouragement from the audience! The 25th Year Anniversary Season of the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre/Sean McLeod Dance Experience began with a Central New York Concert! The professional dance company is based in NYC and Auburn NY. It is the oldest African American run arts organization in Auburn and Cayuga Country, and perhaps the only professional dance company from Central New York that is also teaching and rehearsing weekly in NYC! This commitment has created a doorway of cultural exchange between CNY and the greater NYC area. The company is led by the multi-award winning International Producer, American Choreographer, and Businessman Sean McLeod, also the founder of Reaching for Higher Ground Consulting. The Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre continues to open doors and share black, multicultural, women and girls, and family issues with communities and audiences around the globe. KDT focuses on inspiring girls, empowering women, strengthening boys, and fortifying men that in today's climate is a message of necessity. Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre’s mission is to illustrate through the arts the abundant resources and enrichment, which minority persons and people of color bring to our lives and community.
Sean McLeod - Global Dance Initiative - Barbados Overview
 
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The Sean McLeod Dance Experience: Global Dance Initiative is a tour that uses dance to empower and inspire children and women in communities around the world. Sean McLeod is a Master Teacher, Multi award winning Choreographer, and Motivational Speaker. He is an inspired developer of movement systems and has an approach to teaching dance that focuses on helping women and girls find their own sense of self and true value. This years tour Produced by Barbadian Business women Jerilee Evanson-Kellman, President of the Pehnyo Productions Barbados and Sean McLeod. The Initiative made stops across the country and included many of the top schools like: Dance Strides Barbados, Louise Woodvine Academy of Dance, Praise Academy of Dance Barbados, the legendary Studios of the Barbados Dance Theater, Barbados Community College, Pearls Dance Academy, New Dimensions Ministries, Island Fitness, and the Host of the Sean McLeod Dance Intensive, The Dance Place. Special thanks to: Jerilee Evanson-Kellman, Adonia Evelyn, Sheron Trotman, Tania Wardle, Pearl-Ann Hinds, Shama Harding, Marcia Weekes, Claudette Wadman, Louise Woodvine, Dave Waldron, Barbados Dance Theater
Sean McLeod - Mission to South Africa
 
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This short film chronicles an amazing life changing invitation Sean McLeod Multi Award winning Producer, Choreographer, and Motivational Speaker, accepted to come visit South Africa, and explore the possibility of aiding in the establishing the National School of the Performing Arts with many esteemed South African Partners. In the end, what he received was far greater than any contribution he had hope to bring.
Sean McLeod - Global Dance Initiative -Barbados - Sean McLeod Principles
 
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The Sean McLeod Dance Experience: Global Dance Initiative is a tour that uses dance to empower and inspire children and women in communities around the world. Sean McLeod is a Master Teacher, Multi award winning Choreographer, and Motivational Speaker. He is an inspired developer of movement systems and has an approach to teaching dance that focuses on helping women and girls find their own sense of self and true value. This years tour Produced by Barbadian Business women Jerilee Evanson-Kellman, President of the Pehnyo Productions Barbados and Sean McLeod. The Initiative made stops across the country and included many of the top schools like: Dance Strides Barbados, Louise Woodvine Academy of Dance, Praise Academy of Dance Barbados, the legendary Studios of the Barbados Dance Theater, Barbados Community College, Pearls Dance Academy, New Dimensions Ministries, Island Fitness, and the Host of the Sean McLeod Dance Intensive, The Dance Place. "Since your visit last year, nothing has been the same for those who took part in your workshops. As females, we struggle with our identity and body image. As female 'dancers' the issues are multiplied ten fold - and your techniques address this. The result - self-confident, self-assured women by the end of the class. As a teacher, Director of a Company, and as a woman, I connect deeply to your approach to 'accepting the possibility of yes' and communicating that to my students." Jerilee Evanson-Kellman President, Pehnyo Productions Barbados Special thanks to: Jerilee Evanson-Kellman, Adonia Evelyn, Sheron Trotman, Tania Wardle, Pearl-Ann Hinds, Shama Harding, Marcia Weekes, Claudette Wadman, Louise Woodvine, Dave Waldron, Barbados Dance Theater
Sean McLeod - Delaware Contemporary Dance Theater.mov
 
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American Choreographer Sean McLeod works with dancers from the Delaware Contemporary Dance Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. A multi-award winning Producer and Choreographer, Sean is setting "Comfortable in My Skin," the final movement of the signature work "Right of Passage." The work originally premiered in 2001 performed by the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre. Rehearsals are being held at the Dance4Life School of The Arts and Training Institute. The Delaware Contemporary Dance Theater or DCDT is under the direction of Chauntee D. Andrews and the work will premiere in Delaware at the Grand Theater.
New York Dance Festival Introduction Film
 
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Executive Produced by American Choreographer Sean McLeod: The New York Dance Festival is a three-week cultural festival of performing arts that takes place each summer in Auburn, Geneva, Syracuse, Rochester, Saratoga, and New York City. The Festival is hosted by one of the Finger Lakes Regions only African American-led performing arts organizations. The Festival has become one of the nation's most novel cultural expressions and brings the world-class arts scene of New York City, and the world, to Upstate New York. The New York Dance Festival runs for three weeks in July, and includes the New York Summer Dance Intensive, the New York Drum Festival, the New York Musical Theatre Project, the Carmen De Lavallade Awards for Dance, the Thommie Walsh Song & Dance Man Gala, Fellowships, Residencies, and a World Class Concert Series. The precursor to todays New York Dance Festival began at the New York Dance Studio in Auburn, NY in the winter of 1990. During that time, SUNY Purchase alumni Thomas Warfield and Roxanna Young were brought to the Finger Lakes Region of New York by their classmate, Sean McLeod, Aristic Director of the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre, to teach the classic styles of modern dance and ballet they learned while studying at the Purchase Conservatory of Dance, 40 minutes outside of New York City. In the early years, Kaleidoscope Dance Theatres Artistic Director Sean McLeod forged a partnership with Cayuga Community College, Director of Student Services Joy Shortell, and past college President Dr. Larry Poole, along with Purchase Conservatory of Dance alum to create this artistic platform. Additional guest artists invited to join the faculty included; Laurie Lubeck (American Ballet Theater) and Sheryl Woodmansee (Washington Ballet) to teach in sessions twice a year (known as the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre Winter and Summer Dance Intensives). In 1999, the name was changed and the New York Dance Festival was established.
Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre - Sean McLeod Dance Experience Audition - NYC
 
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Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre's Sean McLeod Dance Experience held auditions at the Mark Morris Dance Center in New York City to seeking additional dancers for company positions, including the company's NYC Season and national and international touring. Sean McLeod may be finding a new way to dance in New York and around the globe. At the beginning of the audition Sean McLeod, artistic director of the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre, international producer and American Choreographer promised the auditionees that they "you have never experienced an audition like the one they were about to be part of". By the end of the audition, every dancer agreed, Sean had kept his promise. Instead of instilling fear and insisting on competition between the dancers, which is the norm for professional dance auditions, Sean and the NYIDE team made a designed effort to ensure it was an environment of happiness, camaraderie and support that is unheard of in the world that professional dancers live and work in. Especially in NYC! These dancers were shown that it is much better to lift each other up than to try to dance better than everyone around you while mastering their a cutthroat attitudes. Rather, the dancers that participated in the audition shared their inspired, excited discovery and stated they were ready to change the way they live their lives because of the experience they had with Sean McLeod, his philosophy and the NYIDE team.
Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival - "Come on Harriet" (Freedom Anthem) - Sean McLeod
 
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A freedom anthem. "Come On Harriet" by Sean McLeod. The Inaugural Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival was part of the 25th Anniversary of the New York Dance Festival and helped the city, county, and country in celebrating Harriet Tubman's Legacy! Harriet Tubman has several things, but her life story did not have a soundtrack. Well it does now. This inaugural open air concert will be a milestone and historic evening of blues, jazz, and gospel music that Harriet Tubman loved. The night will premiere "A Soundtrack for Harriet Tubman" played by world-class musicians from the Empire Film Music Ensemble at the Eastman School of Music which was originally composed by International Producer and Auburn Native Sean McLeod 23 years ago. Additional special national, regional, and local guests will add their voices to the loud chorus of talent in celebration and acknowledgement of this great international icon and mother of Auburn NY! Sponsored by: The New York Institute of Dance & Education, Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre, City of Auburn, Auburn Enlarged City School District, PeaceArt International, Charnwood Company, EHR Integration Services, Ignite, Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Auburn Public Theater, NAACP, Harriet Tubman Center for Justice and Peace, and Harriet Tubman Boosters. A Special thanks to our Production Sponsor, Roberta WIlliams and WHMB, P.C..
Origins of Hip Hop - MT Afro Hip Hop - New York Dance Festival - Sean McLeod
 
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At the New York Dance Festival, Executive Producer and American Choreographer Sean McLeod explained how Hip Hop came to be via the South Bronx and the African Continent. The special moment is tangible and explains the origin of ethnic groove and how by being honest and authentic it can be achieved by anyone. The film concludes with Sean and several NYIDE Personalities sharing the signature dance technique that is MT Afro Hip Hop!
Of One for Two - Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre - 25th Anniversary Season Kickoff
 
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"Of One for Two" - Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre Principal Dancer Jerami Kipp and Second Soloist Kierstyn Zaykoski perform Sean McLeod's "Of One for Two," a duet choreographed by Sean McLeod with original choreographic contributions from the first cast to perform the work in 2009, then SUNY Purchase Dancer Jerami Kipp and NCSA Dancer Dia Dearstyne. The work was selected and restaged by McLeod for the 25th Anniversary Season. The 25th Year Anniversary Season of the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre/Sean McLeod Dance Experience began with a Central New York Concert! The professional dance company is based in NYC and Auburn NY. It is the oldest African American run arts organization in Auburn and Cayuga Country, and perhaps the only professional dance company from Central New York that is also teaching and rehearsing weekly in NYC! This commitment has created a doorway of cultural exchange between CNY and the greater NYC area. The company is led by the multi-award winning International Producer, American Choreographer, and Businessman Sean McLeod, also the founder of Reaching for Higher Ground Consulting. The Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre continues to open doors and share black, multicultural, women and girls, and family issues with communities and audiences around the globe. KDT focuses on inspiring girls, empowering women, strengthening boys, and fortifying men that in today's climate is a message of necessity. Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre’s mission is to illustrate through the arts the abundant resources and enrichment, which minority persons and people of color bring to our lives and community.
Sean McLeod - Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre / Sean McLeod Dance Experience - "Sisters"
 
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Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre/Sean McLeod Dance Experience opens the first full company concert in Auburn in 13 years with "Sisters", one of American Choreographer Sean McLeod’s signature works.  “Sisters” is a passionate and intense piece telling the story of women as strong, sensual, intellectual, formidable and confident beings told through the constant presence of a Groove.
Sean McLeod - McLeod Technique Classes - MT Afro Hip Hop-  MT Modern
 
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American Choreographer Sean McLeod teaching (MT) McLeod Technique styles of: MT Afro Hip Hop and MT Modern with Lorienne Beals MT Teacher and authority who is also qualified to certify teachers in the method.
Sean McLeod - Musical Theater Dance - Baby, Dream Your Dream
 
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High School Students - Producer and American Choreographer Sean McLeod's Musical Theater work in not limited to only the professional realm. For more than 27 years has given back to communities by teaching his unique brand of Personality and Emotional Development through Musical Theater. The results on growing personalities can be magical and set a child's path to be a confident and formidable Adult who is not afraid to share or fail. This number is just a small example of what you can do when you provide young people with good information, a safe environment, and rules that guide them to be supportive with each other and honest about their talent. Mix that with lessons that allow them to really know what they are doing and magic wrapped in fun happens. The Artistic Team for this production was Producer/Director Bill Tenity, Musical Director Lauren Mossotti, Costumes Sally Reutlinger, Set Design George Day, Choreographer and Assistant Director Sean McLeod and more to be added.
Devon McLeod - Star Spangled Banner - AHS Graduation
 
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Invited by her Principal Brian Morgan, Devon McLeod performs the Star Spangled Banner for her classmates, friends, family, and the community on Deauville Island at Emerson Park for the Auburn High School 2013 Graduation Ceremony. Valedictorian Katherine Cooper, Salutatorian Zachary Weaver. Superintendent of Schools Constance Evelyn
New York Dance Festival - The Rare Thing We Do - Sean McLeod
 
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Executive Producer Sean McLeod, the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre, and the New York Institute of Dance & Education and the Auburn Enlarged City School District, Office of the Superintendent, City of Auburn, and the Citizen and Cayuga Media Group authorize a Partnership for the New York Dance Festival! The New York Dance Festival is a unique dance experience whose original foundation was constructed by Sean McLeod to champion empowering women and build their self esteem. At the Festival women and men of all ages work in an environment where consistent focus is given to correcting the tradition that a person has to be broken by the industry before they can find their greatness. The New York Dance Festival has locked emotional development and good mental health into the DNA of its dance offering. Good dancing is not our goal, it is our vehicle. It is a place where teachers come to rejuvenate and interact with like minded dance masters. Practicing these life changing principles through movement gives the dancers an opportunity to see if happiness is a better way to learn dance. At the festival we aim to partner with everyone, celebrate the greatness of effort, and challenge ourselves to grow in the face of our fears. The New York Dance Festival is an Internationally recognized dance and multi-cultural event that brings a broad spectrum of education, racial diversity, and cultural significance to Auburn NY every summer in July. This Partnership offers Auburn’s disadvantaged and black population an opportunity to interact with successful African American and women role models from similar backgrounds in this Auburn community. A very powerful tool. As such, the New York Dance Festival is a life changing experience originally founded on creating safe space where minorities, women, and girls of the world are taught theyare equal and powerful contributors to society. At today’s Festival people of color, boys and men share in this opportunity to develop their signature for greatness and personal recipe for happiness through dance, family development, and personal motivation. This unique learning environment has been heralded nationally and available for students; ages 8 to Adult and novice to world class professional.
Sean McLeod and Jacob Mora - McLeod Technique Class at the New York Dance Festival
 
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This McLeod Technique Modern Class- which is rooted in Emotional Intension, one of the foundational principals of MT, quickly evolved into an emotional movement session of appreciating the simple joy that faith in something greater than yourself can bring into you life and heart. Sean McLeod, Jacob Mora, Dia Dearstyne, Jerami Kipp, David Dearstyne, Jamie Beth Wiegand, Annie Hubben,
American Choreographer Sean McLeod - Documentary Highlights - KDT - SMDEx
 
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White Nite Productions Documentary on American Choreographer Sean McLeod's approach toward Dance, Choreography, and Life. The overview film on Sean and his delivery process with the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre and Sean McLeod Dance Experience/SMDEx took more than two years of filming and research, and will undergo final editing over the next few months for a 2014 summer release. (this is a highlight version of the documentary preview film. The choreography that is in the "Preview" version are not included in this reel)
Sean McLeod - Jerami Kipp - Global Dance Initiative- Barbados Tour!
 
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The Global Dance Initiative Tour to Barbados featured Sean McLeod's, McLeod Technique Modern (MT) and Reinforced Motor Function ® - RMF. The event was hosted by Jerilee Kellman (the Barbadian Global Dance Initiative Coordinator) through a partnerships, and with master classes being taught at, the Dance Place and Dance Strides Barbados. The tour was produced by the New York Institute of Dance and Education and the Sean McLeod Dance Experience to create global understanding through dance. Participants came from dance schools across the country with some dancers traveling from the United States. This initiative created a wonderful opportunity for cultural exchange through dance which is the specialty of guest choreographer, producer and master class teacher Sean McLeod and teacher, performer, and New York Choreographer Jerami Kipp. Dance Strides Barbados is under the of Sheron Trotman and The Dance Place is under the direction of Adonia Evelyn.
Sean McLeod - Global Dance Initiative -Barbados Tour
 
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The Sean McLeod Dance Experience: Global Dance Initiative is a tour that uses dance to empower and inspire children and women in communities around the world. Sean McLeod is a Master Teacher, Multi award winning Choreographer, and Motivational Speaker. He is an inspired developer of movement systems and has an approach to teaching dance that focuses on helping women and girls find their own sense of self and true value. This years tour Produced by Barbadian Business women Jerilee Evanson-Kellman, President of the Pehnyo Productions Barbados and Sean McLeod. The Initiative made stops across the country and included many of the top schools like: Dance Strides Barbados, Louise Woodvine Academy of Dance, Praise Academy of Dance Barbados, the legendary Studios of the Barbados Dance Theater, Barbados Community College, Pearls Dance Academy, New Dimensions Ministries, Island Fitness, and the Host of the Sean McLeod Dance Intensive, The Dance Place. "Since your visit last year, nothing has been the same for those who took part in your workshops. As females, we struggle with our identity and body image. As female 'dancers' the issues are multiplied ten fold - and your techniques address this. The result - self-confident, self-assured women by the end of the class. As a teacher, Director of a Company, and as a woman, I connect deeply to your approach to 'accepting the possibility of yes' and communicating that to my students." Jerilee Evanson-Kellman President, Pehnyo Productions Barbados Special thanks to: Jerilee Evanson-Kellman, Adonia Evelyn, M. Sheron Trotman, Wendy Greene,Tania Wardle, Pearl-Ann Hinds, Shama Harding, Marcia Weekes, Claudette Wadman, Louise Woodvine, Dave Waldron, Barbados Dance Theater
Ben Vereen Influenced; Sean McLeod as Leading Player in-Pippin-SimpleJoys.mov
 
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Sean McLeod performing an incredible interpretation of "Simple Joys" as the Leading Player in Pippin. Sean searched for him own version of this character made famous by the incredible Ben Vereen. Sean choreographed his own staging in this number and asked the drummer Steve Persad to join him crescendo , given the honor and flexibility by the production's Director Peter Gabak and Choreographer Patricia Watson. Sean performed this role while recovering from having lost his voice.
Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival - "Gotta Run to be a Free Man" - Sean McLeod
 
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The Inaugural Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival was part of the 25th Anniversary of the New York Dance Festival and helped the city, county, and country in celebrating Harriet Tubman's Legacy! Harriet Tubman has several things, but her life story did not have a soundtrack. Well it does now. This inaugural open air concert will be a milestone and historic evening of blues, jazz, and gospel music that Harriet Tubman loved. The night premiered "A Soundtrack for Harriet Tubman" played by world-class musicians from the Empire Film Music Ensemble at the Eastman School of Music which was originally composed by International Producer and Auburn Native Sean McLeod 23 years ago. Additional special national, regional, and local guests will add their voices to the loud chorus of talent in celebration and acknowledgement of this great international icon and mother of Auburn NY! Sponsored by: The New York Institute of Dance & Education, Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre, City of Auburn, Auburn Enlarged City School District, PeaceArt International, EHR Integration Services, Ignite, Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Auburn Public Theater, NAACP, Harriet Tubman Center for Justice and Peace, and Harriet Tubman Boosters. A Special thanks to our Production Sponsor, Roberta WIlliams and WHMB, P.C..
Harriet Tubman  Musical - Songs Revived - Rochester Oratorio Society - Sean McLeod
 
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150th Anniversary Celebration of the Emancipation of Black Americans. Rochester Oratorio Society "Voices of Liberation Command Concert," Internationally Acclaimed Vocalists Jackline Madgewa, Sean McLeod, and Lawrence Craig! Conductor Eric Townell! Revered Emancipation Oratorio Composer Glenn McClure.
Come On Harriet (Freedom Anthem) - A Sound Track For Harriet Tubman - Sean McLeod
 
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International Producer, Composer, and American Choreographer Sean McLeod works and records with Empire Film Music Ensemble at Eastman School of Music to bring back to life, music for Harriet Tubman thought lost in a fire for 23 Years ago.  Here, Empire Film Music Ensemble Co-director Max Berlin, Bassist Sean Knapp, and Drummer Andrew Tachine are led by the Award Winning Sean McLeod to recreate "Come on Harriet", the title soundtrack from the Musical “A Woman Called Harriet” now being done on the "A Soundtrack for Harriet Tubman" reconstructive music project composed by McLeod. Upon hearing of the Tubman music’s existence by a member of the Empire Film Music Ensemble, a meeting in Rochester, NY brought the group’s leadership; Founder & Artistic Director Michael Staffeldt, Assistant Director and Personal Manager Adam Sadberry, Co-Director Max Berlin, Assistant Director and Arranger Joe Hagen, Assistant Director and Social Media Director Ben Escobar, and Assistant Director and Choral Organizer Kat Gorlova, together with International Producer and American Choreographer Sean McLeod to revive McLeod’s music from the 1993 musical “A Woman Called Harriet”, and to do so in order to create “A Soundtrack for Harriet Tubman”, and aid in the commemoration of Tubman's legacy which is finally catching steam nationally. McLeod, in addition to writing the original music, also grew up in the Auburn, NY church Harriet Tubman founded, played nearly weekly at the Harriet Tubman Home (now slated to become a national park) after church services where picnics often happened while growing up. McLeod is also a direct descendant of a rescued slave carried to freedom by Tubman. The History: A WOMAN CALLED HARRIET is a musical created by Sean McLeod based on the original 1972 script Harriet Tubman written by the gracious Eula A. Lamphere of Weedsport, NY. Eula sought out a team to bring her manuscript to life in a musical. Her search led her to Sean McLeod after becoming familiar with his dramatic play on Harriet Tubman, "A Moment in History". Mrs. Lamphere and the team offered Sean the commission and the undertaking of the conversion from play to musical. As he worked, Sean could not find a person to write the music, so he decided to write the music himself. After completion, he enlisted the help of Gospel Director and Conductor Frank Jones to help him orchestrate the music for piano. Sean's music for the musical included the title track "Come on Harriet", "I Got to Run To Be A Free Man", "Going Across That Land", and the song sang by the William Seward's character, "Harriet's Lullaby"! The musical's opening number is Sean's interpretation of the Negro National Anthem "We Will Overcome", but as he heard it for Harriet Tubman's journey. The Musical premiered June 24, 1993. A WOMAN CALLED HARRIET - A musical tribute chronicling the life and heroism of Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her People. All of this work, footage, and music was thought lost in a 9 alarm fire at the New York Institute of Dance & Education, but a box of unmarked video tapes in 2013 uncovered the history and fingerprint to recreate the music. Astonishingly, 2013 happened to be the year of Harriet Tubman's centennial. The creation of the original musical was sponsored by the City of Auburn, the Auburn Bicentennial Committee, the Auburn Enlarged School District, Schweinfurth Memorial Arts Center, Fuller Bros, New York Dance Studio, and Cayuga Saving Bank.
Sean McLeod - Soul  - 1st Movement  Conception of Soul
 
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Choreographed by American Choreographer Sean McLeod, "Conception of Soul" is the 1st movements of a larger 5 movement work entitled "Soul" that explores an African Mythology of how the world began. This movement introduces this powerful piece and presents the theme developed throughout the work, but has the ability to stand on it's own. "Conception of Soul" (Excerpt) "Soul" is Sean McLeod's interpretation of an African Mythology on how the World began. He explores this notion through the energy created and nurtured from the soul of Women and shared with men. The work is also a tribute to Jose Limon's "There is a Time". Sean often wondered how such a work would look if it were created from an African perspective. "Soul" answers that question, honors the African contribution, and celebrates the treasure of women. "Soul is the most unexplainable and powerful force in this world known to man. It is of which you were born and what remains when you leave. I will celebrate the Soul as it is the desire of man, passion of the woman, and the future of the child. I invite you into the most personal place in my life, my dreams, my conceptions, my worries...my Soul"
Sean McLeod - Etude de Mouvement - Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre /Sean McLeod Dance Experience
 
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"Etude de Mouvement," is an acclaimed work reset by NYC Rehearsal Director Devon McLeod with assistance from NYIDE NYC Director Hana Ginsburg Tirosh. It is restaged here by it's original creator, International Producer and American Choreographer Sean McLeod, and performed by the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre/Sean McLeod Dance Experience at the 2015 Holiday Variety Show "Christmas in the Finger Lakes" presented by The Citizen Newspaper and Cayuga Media. The event was also sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn (Auburn), The Charnwood Company, Auburn Enlarged City School District, Medent, EHR Integration Services, and the New York Institute of Dance & Education (NYIDE).
Ballet Wichita - 2017 Nutcracker Auditions - Karen Brown - Sean McLeod
 
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Professional dancers have you ever dreamed about New York? Parents have you ever wished for a New York experience for your child? Well Ballet Wichita has brought New York to the Mid-West! Ballet Wichita Executive Director Sandy Wolter and the board of directors are excited to announce two national New York personalities as the new Artistic Leadership for the ballet company! Guest Artistic Director, Ballet legend Karen Brown of Dance Theatre of Harlem fame and 2017 Nutcracker Director and Choreographer Sean McLeod, International Producer & American Choreographer will lead Ballet Wichita into their Fall Season and a brand new Nutcracker being created by McLeod. Have a look at the exciting process that has Wichita a buzz during the recent auditions for the 2017 Nutcracker at Wichita State University!
New York Dance Festival - Overview
 
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Executive Produced by American Choreographer Sean McLeod: The New York Dance Festival is a two-week cultural festival of performing arts that takes place each summer in Auburn, Geneva, Syracuse, Rochester, Saratoga, and New York City. The Festival is hosted by one of the Finger Lakes Regions only African American-led performing arts organizations. The Festival has become one of the nation's most novel cultural expressions and brings the world-class arts scene of New York City, and the world, to Upstate New York. The New York Dance Festival runs for three weeks in July, and includes the New York Summer Dance Intensive, the New York Drum Festival, the New York Musical Theatre Project, the Carmen De Lavallade Awards for Dance, the Thommie Walsh Song & Dance Man Gala, Fellowships, Residencies, and a World Class Concert Series. The precursor to todays New York Dance Festival began at the New York Dance Studio in Auburn, NY in the winter of 1990. During that time, SUNY Purchase alumni Thomas Warfield and Roxanna Young were brought to the Finger Lakes Region of New York by their classmate, Sean McLeod, Aristic Director of the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre, to teach the classic styles of modern dance and ballet they learned while studying at the Purchase Conservatory of Dance, 40 minutes outside of New York City. In the early years, Kaleidoscope Dance Theatres Artistic Director Sean McLeod forged a partnership with Cayuga Community College, Director of Student Services Joy Shortell, and past college President Dr. Larry Poole, along with Purchase Conservatory of Dance alum to create this artistic platform. Additional guest artists invited to join the faculty included; Laurie Lubeck (American Ballet Theater) and Sheryl Woodmansee (Washington Ballet) to teach in sessions twice a year (known as the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre Winter and Summer Dance Intensives). In 1999, the name was changed and the New York Dance Festival was established.
Sean McLeod -  "Cant You See it"  - Musical Theater
 
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Executive Producer and American Choreographer Sean McLeod here in a special musical theater dance offering for the 99th Birthday of Rev. Vernice Warfield, recalling a nostalgic time she so remembers. This special performance was a fulfilled request by Mother Warfield and includes Kierstyn Zaykoski, Andrea Mariani, and Tamika de la Roza was part of a city wide concert of which Mother Rev. Vernice Warfield was honored.
Emancipation Oratorio at Chautauqua - Jackline Madegwa - Sean McLeod - Lawrence Craig
 
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8th and 9th Movements 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Emancipation of Black Americans. Rochester Oratorio Society sings the Emancipation Oratorio at Chautauqua," Internationally Acclaimed Vocalists Jackline Madgewa, Sean McLeod, and Lawrence Craig! Conductor Eric Townell! The Emancipation Oratorio is Composed by the acclaimed Glenn McClure.
Sean McLeod  - Jerami Kipp Global Dance Initiative  Barbados
 
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Jerami Kipp, faculty member of the Sean McLeod Dance Experience: Global Dance Initiative Tour - Barbados, teaches original repertory. The tour uses dance to empower and inspire children and women in communities around the world. The Global Dance Initiative is created by Sean McLeod and hosted in Barbados by Jerilee Kellman. Sean McLeod is a Master Teacher, Multi award winning Choreographer, and Motivational Speaker. He is an inspired developer of movement systems and has an approach to teaching dance that focuses on helping women and girls find their own sense of self and true value. The years Barbados tour Produced by Barbadian Business women Jerilee Evanson-Kellman, President of the Pehnyo Productions Barbados and Executive Produced and created by Sean McLeod. The Initiative works with schools across the country and included many of the top schools like: Dance Strides Barbados, Louise Woodvine Academy of Dance, Praise Academy of Dance Barbados, the legendary Studios of the Barbados Dance Theater, Barbados Community College, Pearls Dance Academy, New Dimensions Ministries, Island Fitness, and the Host of the Sean McLeod Dance Intensive, The Dance Place.
Sean McLeod - Studio of the Dance Arts_Doreen Solo
 
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While Studying in the Applied Study Teacher Training Course at the New York Institute of Dance and Education, Doreen Leary McCann, Graduate of State University of New York at Brockport, and Director of the Studio of the Dance Arts in Seneca Falls New York since 1982, paid American Choreographer Sean McLeod a wonderful complement. Sean had remarked to her, that even with her injuries, she had a sincere message she was still capable of delivering through dance. Sean wanted to offer her a solo. With that, Doreen set out to learn a new McLeod solo in an approach of dance she had not be able to work consistently in for years. This was test of faith and love of the opportunity to dance. This solo is a wonderful example of heart, lovely quality, and perseverance. As Sean remarked to Doreen back stage upon it's completion, thank you for a lovely dance.
Reinforced Motor Function - for Ballet Application - McLeod Technique - Ballet Wichita
 
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Reinforced Motor Function is an easy to understand alignment, strength, and flexibility system that is the perfect complement to classical ballet and contemporary movement study. Reinforced Motor Function ® is part of McLeod Technique and helps a person experience the correct position and execution of healthy movement in all physical activities. RMF is developed from principles of muscle manipulation and extremity control and will Increase flexibility, strength, and alignment in a healthy manner. RMF is developed by New York Institute of Dance & Education President Sean McLeod This Workshop was at the wonderful Ballet Wichita!
Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival - "Deep River " - Sean McLeod
 
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The Inaugural Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival was part of the 25th Anniversary of the New York Dance Festival and helped the city, county, and country in celebrating Harriet Tubman's Legacy! Harriet Tubman has several things, but her life story did not have a soundtrack. Well it does now. This inaugural open air concert will be a milestone and historic evening of blues, jazz, and gospel music that Harriet Tubman loved. The night premiered "A Soundtrack for Harriet Tubman" played by world-class musicians from the Empire Film Music Ensemble at the Eastman School of Music which was originally composed by International Producer and Auburn Native Sean McLeod 23 years ago. Additional special national, regional, and local guests will add their voices to the loud chorus of talent in celebration and acknowledgement of this great international icon and mother of Auburn NY! Sponsored by: The New York Institute of Dance & Education, Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre, City of Auburn, Auburn Enlarged City School District, PeaceArt International, EHR Integration Services, Ignite, Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Auburn Public Theater, NAACP, Harriet Tubman Center for Justice and Peace, and Harriet Tubman Boosters. A Special thanks to our Production Sponsor, Roberta WIlliams and WHMB, P.C..
Sean McLeod - Musical Theater Dance and Scene Direction - Rumble - West Side Story
 
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Sean McLeod - Musical Theater Dance and Scene Direction - Rumble - West Side Story
Sean McLeod  - "Try to Remember"
 
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Executive Producer and International Vocalist Sean McLeod here in a special performance, explores a storyline of better days when families worked together and parents worked with teachers on behalf of their children. Mr. McLeod performed this song for the 99th Birthday of Rev. Vernice Warfield, recalling a time she so remembers and still holds people to today. This was a special city wide concert of which Mother Warfield was honored. The song is performed to Walter Trout's wonderful performance of Marie's Mood (Live).
Sean McLeod - MT Afro Hip Hop & Modern @ Oncenter!
 
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American Choreographer and Executive Producer Sean McLeod is teaching dance at the Oncenter in Syracuse NY! Presented by the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre, and in conjunction with Oncenter, multi-award winning Choreographer Sean McLeod has landed in Syracuse NY in an offering called: NYIDE at Oncenter! Sean and the New York Institute of Dance and Education faculty including Lorienne Beals and Jerami Kipp, will teach weekly classes on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Oncenter Complex. Sean will bring his much talked about motivational approach to teaching dance to Syracuse while teaching all MT classes! McLeod Technique Modern, MT Afro Hip Hop, and his sought after Reinforced Motor Function (RMF) & Teacher Training method which is featured in the August 2009 issue of Dance Teacher Magazine! No regular classes in jazz, ballet, or tap, styles already offered by the established and talented dance community of Syracuse are regularly available.
Sean McLeod - Lisa's Centre of Dance Artistry
 
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Sean McLeod and Jerami Kipp at an American Master Class Tour stop at Lisa's Centre of Dance Artistry in Oswego NY that featured McLeod Technique Modern (MT) and Reinforced Motor Function® - RMF. Sean McLeod gives a remarkable dance experience, structured to accommodate any skill level. One might say that is impossible, but not in McLeod's world. He insists that a dancer feel free to recognize his/her limits, but they will not be allowed to let that turn to fear, doubt, or self loathing. At the height of realization when fear and doubt have been counter attacked by confidence, the class turns into a celebration of movement, rhythm, and understanding. Totally accessible, totally real.
Sean McLeod - McLeod Technique Modern- Movement Integration Exercise
 
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American Choreographer and developer of the McLeod Technique- Sean McLeod, resisted for nearly 18 years the concept of identifying and accepting a Dance Technique named after himself. Using years of emotional and movement studies like this "Movement Integration Exercise" Sean created in classes to teach dancers to reach the understanding and application principals of the classic Modern techniques of Dunham, Graham, Limon, Cunningham and Horton as proof, students and colleagues were able to finally have Sean embrace the reality that his contribution was greater than what he feared was ego stroking.
Sean McLeod Modern Technique- Immersion Sets created in Nov. 2000
 
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American Choreographer and developer of the McLeod Technique- Sean McLeod, resisted for nearly 18 years the concept of identifying and accepting a Dance Technique named after himself. Using years of emotional and movement studies like this "Immersion Set" Sean created in classes to teach dancers to reach the understanding and application principals of the classic Modern techniques of Dunham, Graham, Limon, Cunningham and Horton as proof, students and colleagues were able to finally have Sean embrace the reality that his contribution was greater than what he feared was ego stroking.
"Aayyo" -  Do You See Me -  Sean McLeod -  Mal Stein
 
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Sean McLeod and Mal Stein perform “Aayyo” during “Inside the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre: Do You See Me,” an intimate showing in New York City's Creative Cultural Center Theater in Soho. Sean is a Composer, American Choreographer, the President & Artistic Director of the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre and Mal Stein is a world-class musician and NYC Percussionist who plays for some of dances leading dance companies! This duet written by McLeod and Stein will find that unique part of you and touch it! Making an impact in the world from generation to generation must be our goal and failure is not an option.
Sean McLeod - Drood "Off to the Races" - Musical Theater
 
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"Off to the Races" Musical Theater Choreography and Staging American Choreographer Sean McLeod worked with Director and Show Producer Michael Kringer on the Skaneateles production of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood!" These high school students took the challenge and passed. The choreographic work created by Sean McLeod would task any professional company, but with an inspired attitude, these students really accomplished something special.
Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival - "This Little Light" - Inaugural - Sean McLeod
 
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The Inaugural Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival was part of the 25th Anniversary of the New York Dance Festival and helped the city, county, and country in celebrating Harriet Tubman's Legacy! Harriet Tubman has several things, but her life story did not have a soundtrack. Well it does now. This inaugural open air concert will be a milestone and historic evening of blues, jazz, and gospel music that Harriet Tubman loved. The night premiered "A Soundtrack for Harriet Tubman" played by world-class musicians from the Empire Film Music Ensemble at the Eastman School of Music which was originally composed by International Producer and Auburn Native Sean McLeod 23 years ago. Additional special national, regional, and local guests will add their voices to the loud chorus of talent in celebration and acknowledgement of this great international icon and mother of Auburn NY! Sponsored by: The New York Institute of Dance & Education, Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre, City of Auburn, Auburn Enlarged City School District, PeaceArt International, EHR Integration Services, Ignite, Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Auburn Public Theater, NAACP, Harriet Tubman Center for Justice and Peace, and Harriet Tubman Boosters. A Special thanks to our Production Sponsor, Roberta WIlliams and WHMB, P.C..
McLeod Technique - Explanation of McLeod Technique and Basic MT Port de Bras
 
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McLeod Technique - Port de Bras: Simple sets to how the arms of a modern or contemporary dancer could be used. The 5 Configuration arm series gives a direct road map to arm patterns, dexterity, flexibility, strength, and movement possibility that makes all dance arms more accessible and beautifully shaped. McLeod Technique (MT) is Sean McLeod’s codified Syllabus dance technique that blends Classical Ballet, the modern foundations of Limón, Graham and Horton, Martial Arts principles, African Dance, Latin influences and Urban Social Dance. The step-by-step, easy to learn technique, created at the New York Institute of Dance Education, was developed to train dancers by engaging their emotions to facilitate honest movement and encourage good mental health. McLeod Technique has a vast movement range, an emotional vocabulary, and a process that inspires dancers to be happy people! McLeod dance technique was primarily created to help women learn to appreciate themselves again. McLeod Technique showed women their value, and then locked it into their bodies and souls through movement. Sean realized men were not exempt from these feelings and self-attacks, he soon incorporated male experiences into the development and the technique became universal. Classes inspire personal growth with almost therapeutic result, and challenges all levels to explore the possibility of “YES,” by facing failure with a smile on their faces.
Sean McLeod  sets his work  Variations for the Cello  to music with Cellist Nicolas Schneider
 
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International Producer and American Choreographer Sean McLeod- sets his work "Variations for the Cello" to music with Cellist Nicolas Schneider playing live in the in Studio. The music is by Composer Christopher Murray and entitled "Variations." It is performed in a rehearsal with the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre as Assistant to the Choreographer Gwen Webber-McLeod looks on. Lorienne Beals, Jodi Bova, Jamie Beth Wiegand, Kristina Almedia, Cayrn De Signor, Gwen Webber- McLeod
Sean McLeod - Rehearsal footage - archive - theme for "A South African Peace"
 
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Archive footage: American Choreographer Sean McLeod rehearsing with members of the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre a movement from the work "A South African Peace." Dancing in this clip are international guest Gregory Livingston, Lorienne Beals, Jamie Beth Wiegand, Anne Hagen, Jerami KIpp and Dia Dearstyne.
New York Dance Festival - 2012 -  "Lion" Choreographed by Gregory Livingston
 
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Sean McLeod - New York Dance Festival 2012 - "Lion" Choreographed by Gregory Livingston The 20th New York Dance Festival "A Day in Dance" Concert For 20 years New York Dance Festival Foundational Faculty members Sean McLeod, Gregory Livingston, and Thomas Warfield have presented a dance in the annual "A Day in Dance" culminating concert. Originally class mates at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of dance and now established contributors of the dance industry. (The New York Dance Festival is a unique dance experience whose original foundation was constructed by Sean McLeod to champion empowering women and build their self esteem. At the Festival women and men of all ages work in an environment where consistent focus is given to correcting the tradition that a person has to be broken by the industry before they can find their greatness. The New York Dance Festival has locked emotional development and good mental health into the DNA of its dance offering. Good dancing is not our goal, it is our vehicle.)

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