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Dance Across the U.S.A set to feature May Kesler

Dance Across the U.S.A , set to feature May Kesler, local Dancer and Physical Therapist at the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.

Bethesda, MD., August 14, 2016/ Press Release/

Dance Across the U.S.A., is a project that is being photographed by Jonathan Givens. It’s focus is on showcasing the variety and beauty of parks in all fifty states, through the eyes of a dancer.  The collaboration of dance and nature has always created great beauty and inspiration.

By means of dance, the aim is to bring to the forefront the history, scenery and majesty of our parks.  With photos using dancers at locations ranging from the mountains to oceans, from deserts to tropical islands, to the grounds of the White House, this project promises to be one that all can enjoy. After his journey to 50 of our National Parks, Givens plans to create a photo book with all the images captured during this historic project. Once published, a portion of the proceeds with be donated to the national parks as well as a National Endowment for the Arts.  For a complete list of cities and dates please visit their website at www.danceatusa.com . Donations to the nonprofit project can be made at  http://www.danceatusa.com/ donate

With thousands of dancers auditioning nationwide for this coveted photographic opportunity, much time and effort went into the selection of dancers.  Among the 150 dancers chosen is May Kesler, who at 61 years old will be the oldest dancer participating on the Dance Across the U.S.A. project. May will be representing Washington DC National Park and will be photographed at the White House grounds, which is a National Park.   When asked about her longevity in dance she credits it to her dedication to the bodywork methods that she practices herself.

May Kesler, is also a licensed physical and massage therapist and owner/director of Kesler Physical & Massage Therapy since 1982, with a MS degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in Physical Therapy. Ms. Kesler’s practice specializes in manual therapy such as myofascial release, and movement therapy techniques based on dance.  Recently, at the British Fascia Symposium in June 2016, she presented her prize winning poster on “Myofascial Release and its Potential Effect on Dancers”. 

May’s lifelong passion for dance has brought her many acclamations. These include; being a featured dancer on Yoko Ono’s “Catman” music video which can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=7EWITl60kbo.

May  choreographed “Outlander Druid Dance”, and “Amber” which can be viewed at  www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGnyQ2P86GU ,  http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=yQiUKCkiBoc&sns=em  .

May has also directed and produced a multimedia dance production of “Shards of War”, her father Michael Kesler’s story from his book of how he survived the Holocaust, which can be viewed at  https://vimeo.com/97435148 , and  “A Little Mermaid Jr” for George T. Cromwell Middle School in Glen Burnie, MD.

May currently is dancing with Kista Tucker Insights Dance Company, and performs her own choreography in the Washington DC Metro area. 

You can find more information, and dance photos and videos of May Kesler and her work by visiting her website at;  http://www.maykesler.com, via email a tkeslerpt@gmail.com or via phone at 301-602-3551.

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