Roger Piantadosi's first SynergyDance compilation is just plain moving music, all of it composed for or inspired by Synergy Dance & Healing Arts Center founder Charmaine Lee's SynergyDance classes in Washington, D.C.
The instrumentals on "SynergyDance, Vol. 1" range from percussive, upbeat and danceable Latin-, African- and Asian-accented pop to pristine piano ballads and introspective meditations meant for relaxation or inner exploration. It's all driven by the keyboards, drumming and percussion programming of SynergyDance music director Roger Piantadosi, and the hands of virtuoso percussionist Steve Bloom, co-founder of Washington D.C.'s Dance Place.
Great music for dreaming, driving and dinner parties -- and, obviously, for the kind of barefoot, expressive dancing and inner exploration that make up a typical SynergyDance class. (More information on SynergyDance, and this CD, can be found at http://www.synergydance.com -- direct link at the bottom of this page on the left.)