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DANCE! Delirious Dances! ENCHANTED 8/13 3pm & 5pm Brooklyn Botanic Garden

We would never hesitate to share our unending enthusiasm whenever we hear that Edisa Weeks has a new choreographic work to unleash on the world.

YES, we are TOTALLY Psyched!!!

 

ENCHANTED

Join DELIRIOUS Dances for a special, mid-summer dance performance of Enchanted at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Enchanted is inspired by the textures, patterns and beauty of plants and flowers native to New York, that are being threatened by invasive species and over development. For info click here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 3PM and 5PM
The performances are free with admission to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
(Adults $10, Seniors/Students $5, children under 12 are free).
* Space is limited (40 people)
* First Come, First Served
* Wear comfortable shoes

Enjoy a one minute video of excerpts from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden members-only performance on July 23. Audience comments:
        “It makes you feel like you’re not in the city anymore.”
“It is really raw, powerful, magical.”
“Only in Brooklyn this could happen.”

ENCHANTED
Choreography: Edisa Weeks in collaboration with the dancers
Costumes: Meghan E. Healey & Mirembe
Music: Katie Down
Dancers: Angel Chinn, Joshua Dunn, Devin Oshiro, Josh Palmer
Musicians: Sam Bardfeld, Terry Dame, Matt Darriau, Katie Down
Guides: Ilianna Alaya, Leora Graber, Tamika Ramsay, Jiemin Yang
Costume Assistance: Amani Ansari, Carolyn Mekkha Cherry, Mary-Jo Mecca

Enchanted is made possible in part through the sponsorship of The Field, and by the support of the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administrated by the Brooklyn Arts Council; The Durst Organization; The Harkness Foundation for Dance; and by the generosity of individuals.

HAIRCUTTING / STYLING

Tuesday August 5, 2014
8pm – 9:30pm
Abrons Arts Center
at Henry St. Settlement
466 Grand St. NYC 10002

Edisa is participating in HAIRCUTTING, an evening of discussion on performance, barter and body modification. Join in the discussion while you get your hair cut and/or styled. Organized by Sarah Maxfield and Elliot Jenetopulos.

Preceded by: NOW AND THEN at 7pm
A performance reading series featuring Becca Blackwell
and Siobhan Burke.

Delirious Hair Designs
photo: Alex Kahan

HEMPSTEAD PLAINS

Hempstead Plains (LI) is the last remnant of native prairie grass in North East America. The prairie grass once covered over 60,000 acres and now due to development and farming, only nineteen acres remain. The site supports populations of endangered and globally rare plants, as well as many insects, butterflies, birds and small mammals, that are at risk of becoming extinct with the vanishing plains.

Edisa volunteered at Hempstead Plains in July, helping to pull up an invasion of Mugwort, Cypress Spurge and Chinese Bush Clover that had formed an offensive patch in the middle of the Plain. Pulling them is a slow, stubborn, tedious labor of love. It felt sisyphean as we were not able to remove the deep tap roots or multiple rhizomes, so they will inevitably grow back, however hopefully we are giving the native plants and grasses a chance to take hold and thrive and keep the invasives at bay.

Hempstead Plains needs volunteers to help with restoration and management efforts. Check out the Friends of Hempstead Plains for upcoming work weekends and ways that you can support.

photo: Milkweed close-up. I was happy to see milkweed growing profusely in Hempstead Plains.

DONATE

To make a tax deductible donation to DELIRIOUS through our fiscal sponsor
The Field, click here.
> under “find an artist” select DELIRIOUS Dances / Edisa Weeks

“Elephant Dreams
by Delirious Dances
photo:  Julie Lemberger

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