Independent American musician, actor, famous for his project ‘Piano Across America’, in which he travels to America with a piano and plays for free in a variety of cities.
The glory of Dothan spread very quickly: as soon as he sit down at the piano — and the crowd around did not disperse until the evening. In the new cities he was met by fans and the most ardent fans and even traveled after him, to also become part of the project. However, the main companion of Dothan, of course, remains incomparable Brendo (Brando), best friend and pet dog, who spends the days sitting on the roof of the piano.
Some songs are performed even by a duet-during the months of training dog learned to let the game Dotan. The musician himself admits that he likes to travel and play music not on the big stage in the theater or Conservatory, but right on the street, so that ordinary pedestrians busy with their problems and work could at least for a second break out of the wild rhythm of life and enjoy the beautiful music.
Dotan Negrin was born in new York city, United States (New York, United States). His parents were immigrants, but they met after moving to America. Some relatives of Dothan still lives in Greece (Greece) and Israel (Israel). From an early age, Dothan began to be interested in theater, visual arts and music, which greatly pleased his parents, who strongly supported his initiatives and subsequently. Already as a teenager, Negrin was sure that at any cost wants to become an actor to perform on Broadway (Broadway) and star in films. After graduating from the theater school, he entered the College, where he studied dramatic art and philosophy. According to him, education not only taught him to stay on stage, but to live a correct and full life, ignoring a ‘standard’, which is so strongly imposed by society.
Then, being one step away from a lifelong dream, Dotan asked myself the ultimate question: ‘what’s the point?’. Go on stage and play roles that don’t remember you? Or to appear on the screen and save your salary to a Bank account? After all life must be utterly the other, – thought Dothan and decided to start all anew and differently, do art not their bread and sources income, but-as this was in antique times, – instrument for unification people and adding beautiful in this world. So, with the support of his parents, he rolled his piano out of the house, put his dog on it and started playing.
Besides the fact that he was fond of playing the piano since childhood, there was always some element of surprise on the street, whether it was a police siren, a random motif, sung by one of the pedestrians or the rhythmic work of the movers at the construction site-all this made the music real, lively and completely unlike the usual piano game.
Some time Negrin played in his native new York city, but soon decided to go on a trip to America and Canada (Canada) on a small pickup truck with a piano and a dog. So, he spent several months on the road, visited more than 20 cities and gave countless street concerts. But, what even more interesting, the entire trip cost him just… $ 2! The money earned was spent on food and gasoline, and in every city he met people who invited Dothan for the night.
Now, working in new York city as an assistant artist, Negrin every weekend goes outside with a piano, and every summer tours with free concerts throughout America. Interestingly, in financial terms, all his travels are extremely successful: passers do not spare money street musician, and youth hostels offer to play guests in exchange for free accommodation. So, for example, in one of the last trips Dothan earned $ 1,700!
On its official website — pianoacrossamerica.com -Negrin is leading blog and communicates with admirers have. In addition, he often posts photos of his travels, new friends and, of course, his faithful friend Brendo, who is already accustomed to constant touring.