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Talk – #free – Sydnie Mosley Speaks 9/21 & 9/25

One of our favorite choreographers will be talking on two panels :

be a part of two public conversations within the next week on topics that We are passionate about. Join her in dialogue.

This Thursday, she will join activist Marissa Gutierrez and academic Christopher Kennedy discussing:

How do we build strong and respectful alliances?; systems thinking for partnership, group listening, movement history and makeup; and how to be an awesome ally.

Monday-she will join Harlem Arts Alliance and Dance/NYC to discuss strategies to address racial equity within the Harlem dance community.

Sydnie will be chatting with some amazing colleagues including our moderator Monique Martin, Director of Programming, Harlem Stage.

All events are free and open-to-the-public. Scroll down to learn more and be sure to reserve your seat for each!

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IMPACT HOUR: COLLABORATOIN ACROSS BORDERS

Sept. 21 @ 6PM | WeWork South Williamsburg 

109 S 5th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

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Town Hall: Dance Artistry and Advocacy in the Harlem Arts Community

Sept. 25 @ 6:30PM | The Herbert Cave Auditorium

Harlem Hospital | 512 Lenox Avenue, NY, NY 10037 

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September 21, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dance- DON’T MISS! Ronald K Brown/EVIDENCE at Billie Holiday Theatre *bklyn 9/22-24/17

Ronald K.  Brown/EVIDENCE 

at the newly renovated Billie Holiday Theatre

Limited Engagement: Sep 22 – 24, 2017 

EVIDENCE at the Billy Holiday Theater

Limited Engagement: Sep 22 – 24, 2017 

1368 Fulton Street, BK 

You don’t want to miss this historical moment when the renowned Ronald K.

Brown/EVIDENCE, A Dance Company takes to the boards for the very first time of the newly renovated Billie Holiday Theatre, Inc. Brown will be joined in conversation by the legendary Judith Jamison on Opening Night! BUY TIXS NOW! 

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Dance — LEGENDARY ANN REINKING HONORED AT NEW YORK CITY DANCE ALLIANCE FOUNDATION BRIGHT LIGHTS SHINING STARS GALA. – 10/1/17 *nyc #Skirball #NYCDAF

We are just 3 weeks away from New York City Dance Alliance’s Bright Light Shining Stars Gala and the roster just keeps getting better and better. Celebrating Ann Reinking for her contribution to the entertainment industry, the list of bright Broadway stars who will gather in her honor are all reminiscent of her career- from former cast mates to choreographers to restages and reunion performances.

THIS JUST IN, the great Chita Rivera will join the evening and present Ann with the 5th Annual NYCDA Foundation “Ambassador for the Arts” Award. Bebe Neuwirth will also dedicate a special performance to Ann—the rest of the details are still under wraps!

The mission of the NYCDA’s Foundation is alive and well– to provide college scholarships to High School students to develop and support our next generations of impactful performers. To date, they have provided more than $22 Million Dollars to students to further their studies– and after this gala evening, that number will only grow. Legends like Ann, Chita, Bebe, Patricia Birch and Joel Gray who will all take the stage on October 1 are highly regarded because of what they have contributed to the field of dance. It is through vehicles like the Foundation that we cultivate the legends of tomorrow.

The updated details of the event are below.

 

LEGENDARY ANN REINKING HONORED AT

NEW YORK CITY DANCE ALLIANCE FOUNDATION

BRIGHT LIGHTS SHINING STARS GALA

 

5th Annual Fundraising Event Shines with Appearances and Performances by Broadway’s Biggest Stars –

Chita Rivera, Joel Grey, Bebe Neuwirth, Patricia Birch, Amra-Faye Wright and The New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF), a forward-thinking charity committed to shaping the future lives and training of young dancers, returns to NYU Skirball Center, October 1, for an eclectic and star-studded gala event to raise funds for college scholarships. With over 200 dancers sharing in $2 Million dollars to attend the colleges of their choice since the Foundation’s inception in 2010, NYCDAF’s “Bright Lights Shining Stars” brings together performers and dance educators to further its mission to broaden and advocate for performing arts awareness and training. The evening’s presenters include Joel Grey (Cabaret, Chicago, Goodtime Charley), Bebe Neuwirth (Sweet Charity, Chicago) and Patricia Birch (Over Here!)—more appearances to be announced.

The one-night event will recognize Ann Reinking with the 5th Annual NYCDA Foundation “Ambassador for the Arts” Award, presented by Tony Award winner Chita Rivera The multi-award-winning American actress, dancer, and choreographer continues to impact, educate and inspire the next generation through her contribution to the entertainment industry over multiple decades. Past esteemed recipients have included Roberta Flack, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Katherine Zeta Jones, and most recently, Debbie Allen.

With generous cooperation from the Verdon Fosse Legacy, the evening will revisit well-known moments from Reinking’s career—a performance of “Dancin’ Man” by the original cast of Fosse (directed by Reinking), Charlotte D’Amboise and Amra-Faye Wright will perform John Kander’s “Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag” from Chicago, and Valarie Pettiford (Fosse) will perform “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries,” the opening number from Fosse, along with a recreation of “Charlie’s Place” from Patricia Birch’s Over Here. Dylis Croman (Fosse, Chicago) and Phillip Attmore (Hello Dolly, Shuffle Along) mentored by Reinking through her Broadway Theater Project will also perform, to both showcase and bridge Reinking’s contributions across several generations and capacities. The evening will also include a special performance dedicated to Ann by long time peer Bebe Neuwirth.

The evening will also feature performances by New York City Ballet dancers Brittany Pollack (Soloist) and Daniel Ulbricht (Principal) and Broadway performer Eloise Kropp (On the Town, Dames at Sea, Cats). Members of BHdos will restage Reinking’s Ritmo Y Ruido,which made its premiere on the Joyce stage in1998.

“It is because of our supporters and patrons that we have been able to help so many dancers actualize their college goals over these last7 years,” remarks Joe Lanteri, founder and Executive Director of New York City Dance Alliance. “To be able to curate a celebratory evening like Bright Lights Shining Stars and honor the great Ann Reinking is a wonderful personification of how necessary the legacy and trajectory of the arts is to dancers of today and tomorrow.”

Additionally, with a national grassroots fundraising campaign in place, there are hundreds of schools working to raise funds for the Foundation’s scholarship initiative. The evening will spotlight this year’s highest fundraising studio, Inspire School of Dance from Naperville, Illinois, as the Foundations Star Supporters. Having raised a total of $20,000 in 2017, the studio will bring 20 dancers, ages 10-18, to perform and share the stage with this incredible lineup of professional artists.

All proceeds from “Bright Lights Shining Stars” will go towards scholarships for secondary and college training and continuing NYCDAF’s dance education advocacy efforts.

PERFORMANCE DETAILS

Bright Lights Shining Stars will take place for one night only, Sunday, October 1, 2017. A red-carpet cocktail reception will commence at 6:00 p.m., followed by the Gala performance at 7:30 p.m. A VIP reception will follow at 9:00 p.m. Premium all-inclusive VIP tickets are $350, Par Terre seating with pre-show reception, $175, and balcony seating at $50. Discounted early bird tickets are on sale at bit.ly/BLSS17.

VENUE INFORMATION

NYU Skirball Center is located at 566 LaGuardia Place, at the corner of LaGuardia Place and Washington Square South at the base of NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life. The venue is accessible by the 1, 6, A, B, C, D, E, F, M, N, R trains.

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ABOUT NEW YORK CITY DANCE ALLIANCE FOUNDATION

New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF) was founded in 2010 by Joe Lanteri as a 501(c)(3) sister organization to New York City Dance Alliance, a cutting-edge dance convention with more than 20 years of training dancers. NYCDAF is committed to broadening performing arts awareness while advocating education and high standards of excellence in dance. Currently, the foundation is aligned with eight university partners; Marymount Manhattan College, Point Park University, Mercyhurst University, Pace University, Southern Methodist University, Montclair State University, University of Arizona, Tucson, and The Hartt School. NYCDAF is dedicated to investing in the next generation of professional performers by offering scholarships for secondary and college education. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $22 million dollars in college scholarships for aspiring dancers.

ABOUT ANN REINKING

Ann Reinking was the director/co-conceiver/co-choreographer of Fosse, which won the Tony for Best Musical in 1999. She won a Tony Award for her choreography of Chicago, as well as Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Astaire, Laurence Olivier, and Sir Robert Helpmann Awards. She received Tony nominations for Dancin’Goodtime Charley and Fosse; and Theatre World, Clarence Derwent and Outer Critics Awards for Over Here. Film Credits include All That JazzAnnieMicki and Maude, and choreography for ABC’s Bye Bye Birdie. She has also choreographed multiple work for concert dance companies including Martha Graham Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico, Joffrey Ballet; Pacific Northwest Ballet, Missouri State Ballet, Spectrum Dance Theatre, Thodos Dancers Chicago.

She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate for Contribution to the Arts at Florida State University; Rolex Award for Outstanding Contributions to Dance; Elan Award for Outstanding Choreographer; Distinguished Artist Award/Los Angeles Music Center; Dance Magazine Award for Choreography; Drama League Award for Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre; Musical Hall of Fame Award; Dance Library of Israel Award; School of American Ballet Artistic Achievement Award; National Artists Club Award for Service to the Arts; Governor’s Award for the Arts for the State of

September 18, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

DANCE – Edisa Weeks’ Roots Party 9/28/17 #BRIC *bklyn

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DATE AND TIME

Thu, September 28, 2017

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Location

LOCATION

BRIC

647 Fulton Street

Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Multi-disciplinary artist and Master choreographer Edisa Weeks, whom we have historically Always recommended, is making one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five roots out of paper and twine, and she wants the help of our Brooklyn community. 1865 represents the year that legalized chattel slavery ended in America. The roots are part of a performance installation, THREE RITES: Liberty, and will dangle from the ceiling to the floor to create an environment that the audience separates and moves through (as if moving through history), to find open spaces containing reflections on liberty.

The “Roots Party” is a making and conversation space, where people can gather to make roots and discuss issues surrounding life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Root parties are a mash-up between a sewing bee and talking shop in a barbershop. This Roots Party will take place over four hours in the BRIC Artist Studio, during which people can participate in making roots and engage in conversations led by thinkers, practitioners and community members on issues pertaining to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Every two hours, a new group of leaders will “talk shop” and lead a conversation from their perspective (constitutional historian, religious leader, high school debate team, community activist, social analyst, psychologist, etc.). The audience is free to come and go and are invited to engage in whatever capacity they feel comfortable—assist in making roots, participate in and/or listen to the conversation.

In an age of Citizens United, the Patriot Act, Super PACS, immigrant deportation policies, Standing Rock, Black Lives Matter, the Trump Presidency, an economic depression and the longest war in America’s history, Roots Parties are about engaging community in a shared dialogue about what are the inalienable guaranteed rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; why were they included in the United States Constitution; and how America is living up to those rights.

Artist Bio

Edisa Weeks is a Brooklyn, NY based choreographer, educator and founder of Delirious Dances. She creates multi-media interdisciplinary work, that merges theater with dance to explore our deepest desires, darkest fears and sweetest dreams. Her work has been performed at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Emory University, Inside/Out at Jacob’s Pillow, Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum, Harlem Stage, The Kennedy Center, The Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts, Materials for the Arts, The Mermaid Parade, The National Black Arts Festival, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Summerstages Dance Festival, as well as swimming pools, storefront windows, senior centers, sidewalks and living rooms. She grew up in Uganda, Papua New Guinea and Brooklyn, NY. She has a BA from Brown University, and received a full fellowship to attend New York University’s TISCH School of the Arts where she obtained an MFA in choreography. She has had the pleasure of performing with Annie–B Parsons Big Dance Theater, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co., Dance Brazil, Jane Comfort, Jon Kinzel, Muna Tseng, Reggie Wilson Fist & Heel Performance Group, Sally Silvers, Spencer/Colton Dance, among others. She teaches improvisation, technique and choreography at Queens College.

And in October in Brooklyn at BRIC:

Edisa Weeks gives a SOLO PERFORMANCE!

DELIRIOUS Dances / Edisa Weeks’ THREE RITES: Liberty (work-in-progress)

In this solo performance installation, Edisa Weeks is connected like a puppet to objects that have informed the Black experience in America, alternating between white face, black face and visceral dance to question what liberty means.

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Thu, Oct 5, 2017 | 7PM

Fri, Oct 6, 2017 | 7PM

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$8 Adv / $10 Door

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BRIC House Artist Studio

647 Fulton Street

(Enter on Rockwell Place)

Brooklyn, NY 11217

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In this solo performance installation, Edisa Weeks is connected like a puppet to objects that have informed the Black experience in America, alternating between white face, black face and visceral dance to question what liberty means.

THREE RITES: Liberty is an installation which will ultimately be comprised of one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five roots, representing the year that legalized chattel slavery ended in America. The roots are made of paper and twine and dangle from the ceiling to the floor. The audience physically separates and moves through the roots to find open spaces containing reflections on liberty. For example: hanging retablos with portraits and quotes by whistle blowers such as Edward Snowden and Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and a totem pole of TV monitors with video of various civic protests in America. The installation includes a performance by Edisa Weeks where she is connected like a puppet to objects that have informed the Black experience in America, alternating between white face, black face and visceral dance to question what liberty means.

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Edisa Weeks is a Brooklyn, NY-based choreographer, educator, and founder of Delirious Dances. She creates multi-media interdisciplinary work that merges theater with dance to explore our deepest desires, darkest fears, and sweetest dreams. Her work has been performed at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Emory University, Inside/Out at Jacob’s Pillow, Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum, Harlem Stage, The Kennedy Center, The Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts, Materials for the Arts, The Mermaid Parade, The National Black Arts Festival, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Summerstages Dance Festival, as well as swimming pools, storefront windows, senior centers, sidewalks, and living rooms. She grew up in Uganda, Papua New Guinea and Brooklyn, NY. She has a BA from Brown University, and received a full fellowship to attend New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she obtained an MFA in choreography. She has had the pleasure of performing with Annie–B Parsons Big Dance Theater, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co., Dance Brazil, Jane Comfort, Jon Kinzel, Muna Tseng, Reggie Wilson Fist & Heel Performance Group, Sally Silvers, and Spencer/Colton Dance, among others. She teaches improvisation, technique, and choreography at Queens College.

THREE RITES: Liberty is produced as part of the BRIClab Residency. BRIClab is a commissioning and residency program that offers local artists time and space to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater and multi-disciplinary performance. Work-in-progress showings, presented with moderated artist-audience dialogues, open artists’ process and creativity to BRIC’s diverse public.

 

Venue Information:

The intimate, flexible studio space within BRIC House is dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists, with an audience capacity of 50-75 for rehearsals and performances in a workshop setting.

For ticketed events, the Box Office opens one hour prior to show time. Advanced tickets can be purchased online or by phone at 877-987-6487.

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Dance/Feminism/Workshops – The Window Sex Project – 9/16 + 10/14 *nyc

Highly recommended!!

Respond to Street Harassment: 9/16 + 10/14

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The Window Sex Project: Community Workshops

Saturdays, September 16October 14 | 10AM-3PM

The Langston Hughes House, 20 E. 127th Street (between Madison and 5th Avenues)

Dear Carlton,

We’re just one week away from our first The Window Sex Project Community Workshop of the season. We hope you will give yourself the gift of movement and fellowship with community by joining us on Saturday.

Wondering what we’ll be doing in the workshop? Check out the facilitators and speakers we have planned for September 16 and then REGISTER!

Love + Light,

Sydnie

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

10:00AM

REGISTRATION + WELCOME

Meet us at The Langston Hughes House! Check in, grab your goodie bag, and meet some new folks.

10:45AM YOGA + DANCE

YOGA with Allegra Romita

Breathe, warm your body up, and set your intention for day. (Don’t forget your mat! If you don’t have one, we’ll have extras courtesy of Harlem Yoga.)

SOCA with Candace Thompson

Whine your waist and celebrate your body in this high energy dance class that will take you to Carnival!

12:00PM LUNCH +

STORY CIRCLES

Grab your lunch (provided!) and share your stories. Facilitators will guide participants in a story circle process that encourages listening and witnessing.

1:15PM CREATIVE MOVEMENT with Sydnie L. Mosley

From storytelling to movement making, Sydnie will guide participants in creating from their experiences.

2:15PM SPEAKER + DISCUSSION

with Nuala Cabral

Join us for a discussion with Nuala Cabral – educator, activist and award-winning filmmaker, who has taught media production, media advocacy and media literacy in high schools, colleges and community centers. Learn More about Nuala.

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The Window Sex Project Community Workshops are presented in community partnership with I, Too Arts Collective, Five Boro Story Project, Harlem Yoga, and Sixth Street Wellness. The Community Workshops are made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. They are also presented in marketing partnership with Stop Street Harassment, Hollaback!, The Laundromat Project, Barnard Center for Research on Women, and The Schomburg Center.

Consider making a monthly, tax-deductible gift that will sustain us through the end of year

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Dance- 651 Arts /MoCADA’s Soul of Brooklyn Festival. Festival of Dreams 9/23-24,2017. *bklyn #Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Faustin Linyekula

Festival of Dreams

World Premiere

Sat, Sep 23 at 3pm

Roberto Clemente Plaza

Sun, Sep 24 at 3pm

Weeksville Heritage Center

TICKETS: FREE

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Sun, Sept 24 | 3 pm

PRESENTED AS PART OF MOCADA’S SOUL OF BROOKLYN FESTIVAL

Weeksville Heritage Center

158 Buffalo Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11213

Festival of Dreams

Faustin Linyekula, assisted by South African dancer Moya Michael, teams up with 20 dancers from It’s Showtime NYC! to create a series of performative dialogues in Brooklyn. During a two-week residency, he will work with each member of It’s Showtime NYC!—a program of Dancing in the Streets that supports the development of street and subway dancers in New York City—exploring movement, memories, and hopes in the process of shaping meaningful stories. The project will culminate at MoCADA’s Soul of Brooklyn Festival where the performers will share their dreams for a better future through street dance, music, storytelling, and community dialogue. The work celebrates the small, personal details that define who we are, and that connect us all as human beings.

Join the conversation online: #FaustinMeetsShowtime#ShowtimeinBrooklyn#BrooklynDreams

Co-commissioned and co-presented by 651 ARTS, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)’s Crossing the Line Festival, and Dancing in the Streets, in partnership with BRIC, University Settlement, and the Soul of Brooklyn Festival.

About the Artist: Faustin Linyekula

Faustin Linyekula is a choreographer and performer with a “live-wire intensity” (The New York Times). His riveting work often addresses themes of memory, forgetting, and dreams. With his country’s history as a catalyst, he considers the impact that decades of war, trauma, and economic uncertainty have on people’s lives. Linyekula founded the Studios Kabako in 2001. Based in Kisangani, DR Congo, the company fosters young artists, acts as a laboratory for the development of theater, dance, music, film, and video, engages in local community initiatives, and supports the touring of Linyekula’s work worldwide. Linyekula has performed in New York at MoMA and at Crossing the Line Festival in 2011 and 2012.

It’s Showtime NYC!

It’s Showtime NYC! is a program of Dancing in the Streets that celebrates and promotes New York City street culture, and provides performance and professional development opportunities to street and subway dancers to develop legitimate career options in the arts. It’s Showtime NYC! is supported by the NYC Mayor’s Office, the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.

The main dance styles represented in the group are Flexn and Litefeet, created respectively in Brooklyn and the Bronx/Harlem, where most of the dancers are from.

Regular presentations and open public workshops take place in Battery Park and, over the last two years, performance invitations have come from SummerStage, Children’s Aid Society, The Supreme Court, Times Square Arts, French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), The Bronx Museum of the Arts, MoveMakers Philly (Philadelphia), El Museo Del Barrio, Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, Van Alen Institute, BRIC, Madison Square Park, Bronx Coworks, and Bronx Culture Collective.

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September 7, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dance/panels – STEPS BEYOND FOUNDATION LAUNCHES 2017-2018 ARTIST TALK AND PERFORMANCE LAB SEASON LINEUP – *nyc

STEPS BEYOND FOUNDATION LAUNCHES 2017-2018 ARTIST TALK AND PERFORMANCE LAB SEASON LINEUP

 

Calendar of Events Programmed to Inform and Inspire the New York Dance Community

 

The Steps Beyond Foundation, Steps on Broadway’s non-profit arm which connects artists and community through dialogue, performance, and artistic collaboration, will curate a comprehensive and extensive season of interactive events, September 2017 to June 2018. Through a series of riveting industry discussions that promote networking and interaction, and a collection of creative performance opportunities for emerging and established dance makers, the Foundation will present monthly programming and special celebratory events that cover a wide spectrum of topics and resources.

 The Foundation will kick off the new season on October 21 with Artist Talk: Ask the Pros. This year’s panelists include Camille A. Brown, Kurt Froman, and Grover Dale who will discuss such topics as breaking into the business, steps to establishing a professional career, and keeping relevant in an industry that is always changing. In November the Foundation will seek hip-hop, tap and world dance choreographers to create new works for a Performance Lab that will highlight and compare t technical differences and similarities, music and production. The Artist Talk: From Ballet to Broadway will ring in 2018 with a panel of dancers who have worked in both the concert and commercial world, giving an insight into the training pathway, and the trasition of technique acorsss different audiences.  In the months to follow, disscusions will include Contemporary choreographers making dance for Broadway, the ins and outs of dance partnerships and what makes them work, and insider tips on booking the job. Lastly, a March Lab will invite dance makers to cross genres, exploring ballet, Broadway, and contemporary vocabularies and how they can interact with each other in re-defining the works and genres of our time.

 “With the dance community looking to the foundation as a source of information, networking, and guidance, it is our responsibility to curate a well-rounded season of programming,” comments Diane Grumet, Artistic Director of the Steps Beyond Foundation. “We will cover trends  and techniques and their effect on the creation of dance works and bring together artists from all disciplines to reflect and celebrate the versatility of our community.”

 The Artists Talk Series is a collection of special events designed for the larger dance community, dance students, as well as for those interested in a performance career. The series consists of discussions with internationally renowned industry professionals, book signings, film screenings, and milestone celebrations. The series fosters a creative and provocative learning environment, and the opportunity to network with dance, theater, and music professionals.

 To both complement and demonstrate the Artist Talk Series topics, the Performance Lab offers artists an opportunity to showcase their work in various stages of development. This gives artists, both established and emerging, an opportunity to show their work in a studio setting, a chance to implement new concepts into their works, and to take audiences on a journey from concept to exhibition, and participate intimately in the creative process through a post performance Q&A and artists reception.

STEPS BEYOND FOUNDATION EVENT SCHEDULE

October 21 – Artist Talk: Ask the Pros

November 18 -Performance Lab: Exploring Hip Hop, Tap, and World Dance

January 13 -Artist Talk: From Ballet to Broadway

February 17 – Artist Talk: Contemporary Choreographers to Broadway

March 17 – Performance Lab: Ballet and Contemporary Take on Broadway

April 21 – Artist Talk: Building a Successful Dance Partnership

May 18 – Artist Talk: Getting the Job

*Dates subject to change.

 

VENUE INFORMATION

Steps on Broadway is located at 2121 Broadway at 74th Street and is accessible by the 1,2, and 3 trains. For more information, or for updated scheduling, visit https://stepsnyc.com/steps-beyond/

 

 

ABOUT THE STEPS BEYOND FOUNDATION

Launched in 2015 and directed by Diane Grumet, The Steps Beyond Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and sustaining dance artistry and cultivating supporters of the dance community. The Foundation offers collaborative opportunities among established and emerging artists through community engagement, dance scholarships, performances and special events.

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Indonesian Street Festival 2017

DATE AND TIME

Sat, August 26, 2017

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Location

LOCATION

East 68th Street

Between 5th and Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10065

For centuries the Indonesian archipelago, a majestic chain of lush green islands and vast canvas of paradise has captivated countless seamen in their voyage for the new world, exotic spices, mythical creatures, and triumph. As nutmegs, cloves and cubeb pepper astronomically priced for its believed medicines and magic potions, successive waves of European drawn to this part of the world sought to dominate the spice trade.

As we celebrate our Independence Day, come and join us for the 3rd Annual Indonesian Street Festival (ISF) 2017 in Manhattan, experience the sights, sounds and smells of the largest archipelago on earth. The ISF 2017 will have more performances, more food, more Indonesian cultures, more laughs, more tastes, and definitely more fun than ever. “The Spice Islands” will be this year theme, in conjunction with 350 Years of Breda Treaty between England and Netherland that concluded “The Publication of the Peace between England and the United Netherland”. Through this, the Dutch ceded control over New Amsterdam (New York) to England for a tiny island of Run (now part of Banda Archipelago in Indonesia) which is rich in Nutmegs, a spice which one wieghed in gold.

Eat, play and love in this festival as our food vendors will bring authentic Indonesian cuisines from across the archipelago, various workshops and entertainment as well as door prizes all afternoon for everyone enjoyment.

Indonesian Consulate in New York and ISF 2017 Committee invite you to participate in this year’s celebration of the 72nd Indonesia’s Independence Day. The ISF 2017 will be held on East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065 (between Madison and Fifth Avenue)

August 24, 2017 Posted by | CULTURE, HOLIDAY GUIDES, LIFESTYLES, Uncategorized, We Recommend | Leave a comment

Film Screening 8/24/17 CCNY 6:30pm-9:30pm Docufiction screening

Docufiction Film Screening: ONE PEOPLE and WHO GIVES KISSES FREELY FROM HER LIPS

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The City College of New York

259 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031

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In this August installment of the TWN Evening Seminars, join filmmakers Al Santana, Laura L. Fowler and Simin Farkhondeh and their docufiction films, ONE PEOPLE and WHO GIVES KISSES FREELY FROM HER LIPS, with filmmaker Rico Speight leading a discussion on treading the line of documentary and dramatic work. Explore the possibilities of docufiction or docudrama- bringing together narrative fiction and cinéma vérité, in order in order to strengthen the representation of reality with artistic expression. LIght refreshments, Free. Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY, Room 291, Shepard Hall, 259 Convent Ave, City College.

ONE PEOPLE: Is everything political? Against the backdrop of a gentrified Harlem community, the story centers on two sisters who have opposite views about social responsibility and the role of artists. Aliyah, a self-styled revolutionary filmmaker, is producing a documentary about the 1960’s black power movement. Her sister, Valerie, is a poet whose work centers on themes of sensuality and love. They challenge each other on the purity of art and the need for art to inspire social change. Together, they discover a politicized Lorraine Hansberry, her vision and her commitment to use art to raise the level of understanding about social injustices. A docudrama featuring Kimmie Nicole and Jennica Carmona and poet, playwright and activist Amiri Baraka. Directed by Al Santana, Produced and written by Laura Fowler and Al Santana (30 min)

WHO GIVES KISSES FREELY FROM HER LIPS: Inspired by the work of Sara Gomez and Cuban Imperfect Cinema, Who Gives Kisses Freely From Her Lips, weaves together fiction and documentary to tell the story of a filmmaker determined to make a film on temporary marriage, a taboo subject in Shia Iran. Salomé, conducts documentary interviews with real Iranians who have engaged in temporary marriage. They speak frankly about the pros and cons of this type of union as apposed to permanent marriage. In the process of learning about Salomé’s alienation from the customs of her homeland, we learn about the complexities of the Shia’ Islamic institution of temporary marriage. Directed by Simin Farkhondeh. (41 min)

TWN is supported in part by: the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Peace Development Fund and individual donors.

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Thu, August 24, 2017

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

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The City College of New York

259 Convent Avenue

New York, NY 10031

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