Performance painter David Garibaldi brings his artistic skills to the Jabbawockeez stage

Painting and dancing aren’t my fortes, so I can’t even picture how hard it would be to do these at the same time. Yet this is exactly what performance painter David Garibaldi is famous for.

For a limited engagement, Garibaldi delivers his artistic expression to the live Jabbawockeez show,  “MÜS.I.C.”   I like to call this a match made in heaven: Since Jabbawockeez dancers already incorporate artistic elements in their performances, Garibaldi’s talent ties in perfectly. Fans can experience the inspirational combination of art and music on select days, Oct. 21 – 30.

“Garibaldi’s unity of music and art is a perfect collaboration with the harmonization of sound and dance found in ‘MÜS.I.C,”” said Fred Nguyen, president of Jabbawockeez. “We’re confident that fans will appreciate the fresh, artistic approach during the concluding weeks of the show.”

As a performance painter, Garibaldi creates images through his body movement and brushes while communicating via music to audiences. His talent and passion for music-driven art have led to numerous opportunities, including a spot on the seventh season of “America’s Got Talent.” I remember seeing his talent for the first time on YouTube, painting a larger-than-life picture of Christ. I was blown away.

Guests can witness Garibaldi’s work during the following performances:

  • October 21 – 23 at 7 p.m.
  • October 25 – 26 at 9:30 p.m.
  • October 28 – 30 at 7 p.m.

The Jabbawockeez will have their last performance at Monte Carlo on Oct. 30. The dancers will move into their new veune at the Luxor in 2013.

Photos courtesy of Noka Aldoroty, as seen in


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