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Not Nice Music
Archive of work of Baruch Skeer and Barry Drogin
and featuring Abe and Max Drogin

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  • Abe Drogin has been active in dance and other aspects of music theater. This started when Abe was picked out of PS 41 National Dance Institute rehearsals in 4th grade for a scholarship to their SWAT Team. Abe's progress at PS 41 and at NDI is depicted in the photo galleries and videos below (and embedded at left).

    Abe Drogin recent and upcoming public performances (chronological order):
  • July 30, 2011, Orpheum Performance Arts Center, Tannersville, NY (Catskill Mountains)
  • July 31, 2011, U.S. Grant Memorial Park ("A Great Day in Harlem," part of Harlem Week)
  • September 10, 2011, Rockefeller Plaza, NYC ("The September Concert")
  • September 21, 2011, Rose Theater (Jazz at Lincoln Center), NYC (100th Anniversary of IBM)
  • October 11, 2011, NDI Center for Learning & the Arts, NYC
  • October 31, 2011, City Center, NYC ("A Halloween Thriller," Career Transition for Dancers fundraiser)
  • November 5, 2011, Symphony Space, NYC
  • December 5, 2011, NDI Center for Learning & the Arts Performance Space, NYC ("Inventions in Three," inauguration)
  • May 20, 2012, Inwood Park, NYC ("Drums Along the Hudson")
  • June 16-18, 2012, LaGuardia High School Concert Hall, NYC (Event of the Year)
  • July 25-26, 2012, NDI Center for Learning & the Arts Performance Space, NYC (Summer Institute Final Showings)
  • September 8, 2012, Rockefeller Plaza, NYC ("The September Concert")
  • October 20, 2012, Symphony Space, NYC
  • April 15, 2013, Best Buy Theater, NYC (NDI Annual Gala)
  • June 22-24, 2013, LaGuardia HS Concert Hall, NYC (Event of the Year)
  • July 11, 2013, Dillon Gallery, NYC (Alumni Friends and Family Cultivation Event)
  • July 25-26, 2013, NDI Center for Learning & the Arts Performance Space, NYC (Summer Institute Final Showings)
  • August 10, 2013, Dance Theater of Harlem Street Festival
  • October 15, 2013, NDI Center for Learning & the Arts Performance Space, NYC (Art Nest)
  • October 19, 2013, Symphony Space, NYC
  • November 17, 2013, PS 183, NYC (Tanya Kaufman Memorial Service)
  • December 7, 2013, Our Lady of Lourdes, NYC (West Harlem Development Corporation's First Annual Community Holiday Celebration)
  • January 27, 2014, NDI Center for Learning & the Arts Performance Space, NYC (Art Nest)
  • February 2, 2014, Lincoln Center, NYC (NY Philharmonic Chinese New Year Celebration)
  • March 22, 2014, Times Center, NYC (Memorial for Shay Hirsch)
  • April 28, 2014, Best Buy Theater, NYC (NDI Annual Gala)
  • June 14-16, 2014, NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYC (Event of the Year)


  • Abe Drogin photo galleries (reverse chronological order):
  • Flickr: NDI 2013 Summer Institute performance
  • Flickr: NDI 2013 In Memory Of... performance
  • Flickr: NDI 2013 When the Saints Go Marchin' In performance
  • Flickr: NDI 2013 Jackson Square II performance
  • Flickr: NDI 2013 Jackson Square I performance
  • Flickr: NDI 2012 September Concert
  • Shutterfly: NDI 2012 Summer Institute performance
  • Flickr: NDI 2012 Inner Visions performance (duet)
  • Flickr: NDI 2012 Inner Visions performance
  • Shutterfly: NDI 2012 Inner Visions rehearsal
  • Flickr: NDI 2012 Drums Along the Hudson Concert
  • Flickr: NDI 2011 Symphony Space Concert
  • Flickr: NDI 2011 September Concert
  • Flickr: NDI 2011 Summer Institute: Choreography
  • Flickr: NDI 2011 Summer Institute: Music Class
  • Flickr: NDI 2011 Summer Institute: Ballet Class
  • Shutterfly: NDI 2011 Summer Institute: Classes and Dances
  • Flickr: NDI 2011 A Sense of Wonder rehearsal and performance
  • Flickr: NDI 2011 Particles Collide rehearsal and performance
  • Flickr: NDI 2011 Mad Scientists rehearsal and performance
  • Shutterfly: NDI June 2011 A Sense of Wonder performance
  • Shutterfly: PS 41 The Music Man performance
  • Shutterfly: NDI June 2011 rehearsal
  • Flickr: NDI 2010 Summer Institute
  • Flickr: NDI 2010 Storyteller SWAT Team
  • Shutterfly: NDI June and July 2010
  • Abe Drogin videos (reverse chronological order):
  • Youtube: Jackson Square rehearsal
  • Youtube: Go to the Mardi Gras private performance
  • Youtube: Inner Visions Opening and Finale
  • Youtube: You Can't Stop the Beat dance excerpt on Rose Theater stage
  • Youtube: You Can't Stop the Beat dance excerpt on Rose Theater stage (high angle)
  • Youtube: You Can't Stop the Beat dance excerpt at NDI studio
  • Youtube: September Concert at Columbus Circle
  • Youtube: Robots dance excerpt
  • Youtube: A Sense of Wonder Finale dance excerpt
  • Youtube: Particle Collide dance excerpts
  • Youtube: Just One Toy song
  • Youtube: The Drum Speaks dance excerpt
  • Youtube: Abe Drogin YouTube channel
  • NDI photo galleries (reverse chronological order):
  • Flickr: NDI Donor Appreciation dances
  • Flickr: NDI Storyteller dances
  • NDI videos (reverse chronological order):
  • Youtube: Stevie Wonder's For Once In My Life (rehearsal)
  • Youtube: Michael Jackson's Thriller (performance)
  • Youtube: Symphony Space promo
  • Youtube: Michael Jackson's Thriller (rehearsal)
  • Youtube: You Can't Stop the Beat
  • Vimeo: You Can't Stop the Beat
  • Youtube: A Sense of Wonder Finale
  • Youtube: Particles Collide
  • Youtube: Robots (performance)
  • Youtube: Robots Part II (rehearsal)
  • Youtube: Robots Part I (rehearsal)
  • Youtube: The Red Thread and The Drum Speaks
  • NDI links (reverse chronological order):
  • Celebration Team
  • S.W.A.T. (Scholarships for the Willing, Achieving, and Talented) Team
  • NDI Donation page


  • Max's Team Start of race
    Max Drogin has been active in sports, excelling in the HSMSE cross country team, the Flying Dragons. Max came in second place in the 12-14 year-old age category in his last race of fall 2010, held at Van Cortlandt Park (see him at far right at the start below). Max was still practicing as part of the winter team (see photo at top - Max is at the top center, with his coach, Tom Henning). Max has been apponted junior captain of the team in his sophomore year (2011-2012). Most recently, Max came in second place in the 14-year-old category in his first race of fall 2011 (of course, he turned 15 in November!).

    Congratulations to Max for being named Most Outstanding Sophomore in school year 2011-2012 at HSMSE!!

    Max was also named Most Valuable Player by his cross country coach!
    Response options: (unless you give permission, all responses will be confidential)
  • Send e-mail to barry@notnicemusic.com.
  • Send snail mail to Barry Drogin at 720 Greenwich Street #5T, NY, NY 10014 USA

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