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Jill Hancock

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Jill Hancock- Director- A Common Ground Community Arts Center, Co-Director- Danbury Arts In Action began her career over 30 years ago teaching for Ona-May School of Dance in Danbury CT. Ms. Hancock holds a certificate from New Visions Dance Project, a program set up by Alvin Ailey for people with disabilities. She has performed professionally with Maloney Productions and had her New York debut with New Dance Collective, a modern jazz company that she worked with for four years. Her choreography has been seen throughout the tri-state area and in performances for Gallaudet University and Muscle Mania World Competitions. She has been owner/director of A Common Ground for 15 years bringing a variety of Arts programs to people of all ages from the Danbury area and beyond. She is Co-director of Danbury Arts In Action, a program that works with at risk youth, providing opportunity for these young people of our community to grow into healthy and happy individuals. Director A Common Ground acommonground.net Co-Director Danbury Arts In Action danburyartsinaction.org

Jill Hancock's Contributions

  1. Big Nazo Invades CityCenter Danbury With Concert For All Ages

    Big Nazo Invades CityCenter Danbury With Concert For All Ages

    DANBURY, Conn. — Big Nazo, an international performance group of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians, invaded CityCenter Danbury for a special concert sponsored by Danbury's Promise for Children Partnership.  Big Nazo unites to create bizarre and hilarious larger-than-life sized characters, environments, and spectacles, much to the delight of people in the crowd of ...

  2. A Common Ground Hosts Superhero Camp

    A Common Ground Hosts Superhero Camp

    DANBURY, Conn. -- A Common Ground Community Center will be hosting a half-day "Superhero Camp." The event is open for children ages five to nine on Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities include superhero craft, obstacle course, superhero I.D. card and water bottles. Prices are $25 per child but a second child costs $20, a third is $10 and a fourth is free. To sign up call Jill or ...

  3. Afrikan Drumming Concert Keeps The Beat On Danbury Green

    Afrikan Drumming Concert Keeps The Beat On Danbury Green

    DANBURY, Conn. — Crowds at the Concerts on the Green in Danbury enjoyed a recent chance to keep the beat and dance to the beat of West Afrikan Drummers. People of all backgrounds filled the Danbury Green for a show led by Ase-AmenRa Kariamu, director of Kariamu Drum and Dance in Danbury. He was joined by his wife of 25 years, Althea Kariamu, and their three children: Nsangi, ...

  4. Calling All Superheroes For Day Camp At Danbury's A Common Ground

    Calling All Superheroes For Day Camp At Danbury's A Common Ground

    DANBURY, Conn. -- A Common Ground Community Arts Center will welcome children ages 5-9 to its facility from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday. The Super Day event will include a superhero craft, obstacle course, superhero ID card and water bottles. Please pack a peanut-free lunch. The cost is $25 per child with $5 off for a second child, $10 off for a third child, and the fourth child is ...

  5. The Edukated Fleas Performing At Arts In Action Benefit In Danbury

    The Edukated Fleas Performing At Arts In Action Benefit In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. – Ukulele duo The Edukated Fleas will perform at a benefit for Danbury Arts in Action at A Common Ground in Danbury on Saturday. Wendy Mathews and Greg Doyle specialize in performing songs from the swing and doo-wop eras. The duo will perform at A Common Ground's Studio II, 33 Crosby St. in Danbury. Danbury Arts in Action specializes in arts instruction for at-risk ...

  6. Billy Beans' Cafe Continues Open Mic Night In Danbury

    Billy Beans' Cafe Continues Open Mic Night In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Local cafe Billy Bean's continues to offer open mic on every Tuesday night from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event is a place to showcase style singers and songwriters, and give poets, singers, lyricists, songwriters, freestylers and instrumentalists a chance to perform their songs, poems or play their music.  "Let the Music Play" is hosted weekly by Jeff Goresen and ...

  7. Environmental Protection The Topic At Danbury's Common Ground

    Environmental Protection The Topic At Danbury's Common Ground

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Swami and environmental activist B.A. Paramadvaiti will lead a discussion at A Common Ground Community Arts Center on Monday at 7 p.m. A co-founder of The World Conscious Pact, Paramadvaiti will discuss environmental protection, a conscious lifestyle and the rights of nature. Paramadvaiti has established 23 self-sustainable farm communities throughout the world that ...

  8. 'Gasland II' Screens In Danbury

    'Gasland II' Screens In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Occupy Danbury and the Greater Danbury MoveOn.Org Council are hosting a free screening of "Gasland II" at A Common Ground Dance Studio on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. "Gasland II" is the sequel to Josh Fox's Oscar-nominated documentary "Gasland" and examines the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing.

  9. Lara Herkovitch Performing In Benefit At A Common Ground In Danbury

    Lara Herkovitch Performing In Benefit At A Common Ground In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Singer-songwriter Lara Herkovitch will perform a benefit for Danbury Arts in Action on May 23.  The benefit concert takes place at Studio II of A Common Ground community arts space on 33 Crosby St. in Danbury. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and an open mic starts at 8 p.m. with Herkovitch's set to follow. Admission is by free-will donation. Refreshments will be available ...

  10. Danbury Area Supports Coffeehouse's Campaign For New Espresso Machine

    Danbury Area Supports Coffeehouse's Campaign For New Espresso Machine

    DANBURY, Conn. - Businesses and coffee fans in the Danbury and Bethel area are supporting efforts to help Molten Java Coffeehouse in Bethel, which has announced plans for a fundraiser to purchase a new espresso machine after its old one caught fire last weekend. The fundraiser is set for Sunday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with local musicians My Dad's Truck, Union Rail and Dani ...

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