Our World Interviews-Max Pollak

OWI Max Pollak image

01 Elegua ft Christelle Durandy & Paul Carlon

This excerpt is from a write-up about Max Pollak, an innovative dancer and musician.  Fans of percussion, dance and Afro-Cuban rhythms  will love this album! To read more or to listen to more of this innovative percussion sound go to: http://flipswitchpr.storyamp.com/artists/9901

Highlighting  and audio recording by Culture and Cuisine

Este mes, el innovador percusionista de danza Max Pollak lanza (launches,releases) su primera grabación de CD como líder, revolucionando la forma en que percibimos el baile tap y la percusión corporal. Con un sonido innovador y resonante, todo este conjunto de jazz latino cuenta también con leyendas de la percusión como Pedrito Martínez y Bobby Sanabria.

This month, percussive dance innovator Max Pollak releases his first CD recording as a leader, revolutionizing the way we perceive tap dancing and body percussion. With a groundbreaking, resonant tap sound, this entire Latin-jazz ensemble also features percussion legends Pedrito Martinez and Bobby Sanabria.

Max Pollak, nombrado uno de los “25 to Watch in 2007″ por el Dance Magazine, se inspiró en la habilidad de baile (dance skill) de los grandes del cine americano y, de forma más importante, la música de jazz.

Max Pollak, named one of the “25 to Watch in 2007″ by Dance Magazine, was inspired by the virtuosic footwork displayed by many of the greats in American film, and most importantly, jazz music.

Un nativo de Austria, que ha vivido en Nueva York desde 1991, ha estado bailando tap desde la edad de once años, y tocando la batería y percusión desde la edad de catorce años.

A native of Austria who has lived in New York since 1991, he has been tapping since the age of eleven, and playing drums and percussion since the age of fourteen.

Desde el principio, se ha centrado en el estudio de cada disciplina en profundidad con el fin de mejorar su comprensión de la otra.

From the beginning, he has focused on studying each discipline in depth in order to improve his understanding of the other.

Todo comenzó cuando Pollak se dio cuenta que no solo quería tocar con la música afro-cubana, sino que quería bailarla.

It all started when Pollak realized he not only wanted to play Afro-Cuban music, he wanted to dance it.

Una clase con el ícono del jazz afro-latino, Bobby Sanabria, en la New School cambió su vida.

A class with Afro-Latin jazz icon Bobby Sanabria at the New School changed his life.

**virtuosic footwork–we translated it as habilidad de baile (dance or dancing skill)

To learn more about, and listen to, this innovative dance and percussion combination go to:

http://flipswitchpr.storyamp.com/artists/9901

(Shared with permission and gratitude)