Live from Belarus and Remarkably Way Way Off Broadway The Wolfsonian-Fiu presents Hoop La La 5/26/10

Wenesday, May 26 At 7pm
The Wolfsonian–FIU
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

Live From Belarus!
…And Remarkably Way, Way, Off Broadway
The Wolfsonian–Fiu Presents
A Sneak-Peek Of Director/Choreographer Jonathan Stuart Cerullo’s
Work-In-Progress
Hoop La La!
A Live Performance Featuring The Circus Artistry Of Guinness World Record-Holder Aleysa Gulevich

The Wolfsonian–Florida International University will present a sneak-peek of director/choreographer Jonathan Stuart Cerullo’s HOOP LA LA! on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 7pm at The Wolfsonian, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL. The evening will include a performance from Aleysa Gulevich, three-time Guinness World Records record-holder for Most Hula Hoops Hooped Simultaneously! Tickets to HOOP LA LA! are free, and Wolfsonian members will receive priority seating. RSVP required at 305.535.2631 or ian@thewolf.fiu.edu.

About Jonathan Stuart Cerullo
For the past 27 years, Jonathan Stuart Cerullo’s work in the professional theater has been seen on Broadway, Off Broadway, Cabaret, as well as major regional theaters throughout the country. In addition to this, he has worked in film, television, circus arts, corporate events, and educational programs all to critical acclaim and respect from his peers and collaborators. He most recently directed a series of short plays by several rising HB Studio playwrights at the internationally recognized HB Playwrights Foundation under executive director, Donna de Matteo. Prior to this choreographed the 2009 NYMF Award Winner–Theater for the American Musical Prize, Under Fire, starring Jack Noseworthy, written and directed by Emmy award winning and the Tony nominated Barry Harman, with music by Grant Sturiale. Prior to this he directed and staged the world premiere of the Broadway bound musical entitled Fools’ Paradise, and is in preparation for the New York workshop of the musical Sandstorm and the play Ray Qualey by Golden Palm winning playwright, Garry Michael White. Prior to this he directed and staged the premiere of 7Women 7Heavens, Portraits of Muslim Women by NY Emmy award winning playwright, Kayhan Irani. He choreographed the Tony nominated actress, Deborah Yates, in Cheek To Cheek as part of Credit Suisse’s Gala Benefit for the Matthew Shepard Foundation. He made his national television debut choreographing Offenbach’s Orpheus Descending for Great Performances “Evening At Pops.” Taped live at Boston’s Symphony Hall, the Boston Pops Orchestra was conducted by Keigh Lockhart. Jonathan was the special effects movement consultant on the remake of The Stepford Wives, starring Bette Midler and Nicole Kidman, and choreographer for the Big Apple Circus’ 27th Season production of Picturesque. Also for the Big Apple Circus, he choreographed Carnevale! This earned Jonathan a 2003 Village Voice “Dance Pick” of the month. Prior to this, he privately instructed and created the two dances Frank Gorshin used as George Burns in Rupert Holmes’ Tony nominated best play, Say Goodnight, Gracie at the Helen Hayes Theatre, making this Jonathan’s sixth Broadway show. His other Broadway credits include assistant director and choreographer for Band In Berlin, associate choreographer for the Tony nominated musical, Anna Karenina, and production assistant to Joe Layton on The Three Musketeers. As a performer on Broadway, Jonathan danced in the musical Legs Diamond starring Peter Allen, toured nationally with Cats as Skimbleshanks, The Railway Cat, and on the west coast played Big Daddy in Bob Fosse’s Sweet Charity starring the Tony award winning actress, Donna Mckechnie.

About Aleysa Gulevich
Aleysa Gulevich was born into a very famous circus family from Belarus, her parents being clown Fiodor Goulevich and aerialist Nadezda Bilenko. She made her circus debut in a Christmas show when she was five years old. By the time she was 12, her father had created her first original routine, a comedy bicycle/unicycle act, which she performed throughout Russia with her family. When she was aged 14, she created her own hula-hoop act, for which she later became famous. From then to the present, Aleysa has travelled around the world, delighting audiences with her unique and artistic style.

About The Wolfsonian–Florida International University
The Wolfsonian is a museum, library, and research center that uses objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, historical, and technological changes that have transformed our world. The collections comprise approximately 120,000 objects from the period of 1885 to 1945—the height of the Industrial Revolution to the end of the Second World War—in a variety of media including furniture; industrial-design objects; works in glass, ceramics, and metal; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and medals.

The Wolfsonian is located at 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL. Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for seniors, students, and children age 6 -12; and free for Wolfsonian members, State University System of Florida staff and students with ID, and children under six. The Wolfsonian, presently on a Summer Schedule through September 15, 2010, is open Thursday from noon-6pm; Friday from noon-9m; Saturday and Sunday from noon-6pm; and is closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Contact us at 305.531.1001 or visit us online at www.wolfsonian.org for further information.

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