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Jun 20, 2007

The Power of Drum II "Women of Spirit" featuring Dormeshia
Sumbry-Edwards
9th Annual Family Arts Festival
Riverside Church
Friday, June 22, 2007
7:00PM

The Power of Drum II

"Women of Spirit"


The 9th Annual New York Family Arts Festival will proudly
present The
Power of Drum II Friday, June 22, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in
conjunction
with musician/producer, Michael Wimberly. This event will
showcase the
creativity, talent and power of women percussionist under
the theme,
"Women of Spirit."

Riding on the inaugural success of 2006's "The Power of
Drum…a Max
Roach Celebration", this years' event will recognize
contributions
from some of the leading female percussionists in the music
industry.
Invited artists include: Drummers, Cindy Blackman, Terri
Lyne
Carrington and Kim Thompson, marimba virtuoso, Eriko Daimo,
Saturday
Night Lives' percussionist, Valerie Dee Naranjo, Tap Master
Dormeshia
Sumbry-Edwards, and surprise guest.

We promise to inspire a new generation of young women who
dare to
drum. These artists will display their skills and
demonstrate what it
takes for a woman to survive in an industry dominated by
men. These
women of spirit will take us on a journey, uplift our
spirits and show
how they have continued to be passionate about their art.

Support for The Power of Drum! comes from The Family Arts
Festival, in
addition to Yamaha, Zildjian, Remo, Pearl/Adams, Vic Firth
and Marimba
One.

The New York Family Arts Festival premiered in 1999 to help
strengthen
and empower families. The Festival presents a month long
interactive
celbration of dance, music, storytelling, arts and crafts
and food
from cultures around the globe.

Far from the typical "spectator" event, the interactive
nature of The
Family Arts Festival works to break down barriers. The
artists share
traditions that make them unique and are the foundation of
who they
are and where they come from. The level of participation
by the
attendees promotes the exchange of artistic traditions and
the
opportunity to explore the unfamiliar, giving people a new
understanding of the other.

For more information visit
http://www.theriversidechurchny.org/events

Michael Wimberly & Monique Washington
The Power of Drum II Producers
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Chloe's Choreography Workshop - LA
Saturday, June 23rd 11 - 8pm

What: Learn an original piece of choreography, build your
repertoire,
use it for your own performances/competitions, and perform
at the L.A.
Tap Festival Student Showase (optional).

When: June 23rd 11:00 - 8:00pm

Who: All ages are welcome.

Cost: $150 (payable by cash or check)

Where: Debbie Allen Dance Academy 3623 Hayden Ave. Culver
City, CA 90232

Space is limited!
Please RSVP to chloearnold@gmail.com
(or by replying to this e-mail)

For more information on Chloe:
www.chloearnold.com
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Exciting news from Hank Smith:


Come one come all to the ceremony to celebrate the planting
of The New
Tree of Hope in Harlem!

Here are details for an event cooked up by The Copasetics
Connection
that has been embraced by the NYC Parks Department.

Ceremony to celebrate the planting of The New Tree of Hope
in Harlem.
Saturday June 23rd at 11AM.
132 St. and Seventh Ave. (Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
Boulevard)
Afterparty at Showmans; 375 W. 125th St

Hank Smith; Chairman, The Copasetics Connection
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A REMINDER:

THE AILEY EXTENSION New Tap Classes with Jason Samuels
Smith!

Advanced Intermediate
Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 PM

Advanced Beginning

Thursday 7:30-9:00 PM


The Joan Weil Center of Dance
405 W 55TH ST (At 9th Avenue)
New York, NY 10019

Visit on the web: www.alvinailey.org
Phone: 212-405-9500
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NEW VIDEOS with Gilberto De Syllos & Christiane Matallo....
check it
out!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=g8H38o7MVOc
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Disclaimer Before learning from these dvd's please consult

physician. We are not responsible for any injuries. These
tapes are
based on Street Style Dance, there is no medical advice on
these
styles, and health risks vary depending on the individual.

Mr. Wiggles
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Email:mrwiggleseb@hotmail.com
Web: http://www.mrwiggles.biz

All overseas orders will be charged for overseas shipments.
You will receive a paypal payment request for the
difference in shipping costs.
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SAVE THE DATE:

World Premiere of India Jazz Progressions

Featuring Jason Samuels Smith & Pandit Chitresh Das

Date September 28, 2007 - September 30, 2007

Location Cowell Theatre, Fort Mason, San Francisco

After the huge success of the award-winning India Jazz
Suites, India Jazz Progressions takes it to the next level.

Featuring Pandit Chitresh Das, Jason Samuels Smith & their
Companies including principal dancers Charlotte Moraga &
Chloe Arnold & stellar Jazz and Indian Classical musicians.


www.kathak.org
www.divinerhythmproductions.com
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News from M.A.D.D. RHYTHMS!

Please be our guest! Our summer session begins…
July 7 and continue for 6 weeks. Summer M.A.D.D.NESS: The
2-week tap
boot camp will begin July 9th and continue thru July 20.
These are 2
wonderful opportunities to advance your technique and hone
your skills.
We will be honored to have you.

Sincerely,
Bril Barrett
M.A.D.D. Rhythms, Inc.




Upcoming EventsThe M.A.D.D. Rhythms Tap
Academy 6-week
Summer SessionSummer M.A.D.D.NESS 2-Week TAP Boot Camp




The M.A.D.D. Rhythms' Tap Academy

6-WEEK Summer Session



Bril Barrett, Jumaane Taylor, Starinah Dixon, Lee Howard
and Ja'bowen
Dixon

will be teaching the following
classes every week for 6 weeks


(July 7 - September 1)
No classes
for the week of July 23, day of August 4 or week of August
6.

Monday
Taught by Ja'bowen

6:00pm - 7:00pm Beginning 3 $60 All Ages

7:00pm - 8:00pm Intermediate $60 All Ages




Wednesday


Taught by Jumaane 6:00pm - 7:00pm Beginning Basics $60
All Ages

7:00pm - 8:00pm Intermediate 101 $60 All Ages


8:00pm - 9:00pm Advanced. $60 All Ages

Friday

Taught by Lee


6:00pm - 7:00pm Intermediate $60 All Ages

7:00pm - 8:00pm Advanced $60 All
AgesSaturday


10:00am - 11:00am Beginning Basics
taught by Bril $60 Ages 5 - 8


11:00am - 12:00pmYou're Never Too Old To Start taught by
Bril $60 Adults
18+12:00pm - 1:00pm Intermediate 101
by Jumaane $60 All Ages


1:00pm - 2:00pm Beginning Basics 1.5
by Jumaane $60 Ages 9 - 12


2:00pm - 3:00pm Advanced
taught by Bril $60 All Ages



3:00pm - 4:00pm Beginners 2
taught by Star $60 Ages 7- 12


IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EDUCATE OURSELVES
AND THOSE
AROUND US ABOUT THE TRUE NATURE AND HISTORY OF TAPDANCE.
RESPECT THE
DANCE!



Summer M.A.D.D.NESS
2-WEEK TAP Boot Camp

Week 1 July 9 - 13
$200 for 1 week
Week
2 July 16 - 20 $300 for
2 weeks



12 noon - 4 pm


The
M.A.D.D. Rhythms' Tap Academy
7059
S. Shore Drive Chicago, IL. 60649


Register now
773.256.1899
info@maddrhythms.com



This 2-week boot
camp will focus on Improvisation, Technique, History,
Footage and Style!

There is a 20 student limit.


REGISTRATION
Classes are filling up fast!



Registration will be
held from 6pm to 8pm, June 18/from 6pm to 9pm, June 20/from
6pm to 8pm,
June
22 and 10am to 4pm, June
23. Please register early as spaces are filled on a first
come-first
served
basis. Online Registration is also available at
maddrhythms.com through
paypal.

Call
773-604-1899 or email us at tapacademy@maddrhythms.com for
more information.
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COUNT TO TEN FOR BROADWAY SPEAKERS BUREAU Applause For The
League of American Theatres and Producers Educational
Initiative
Wednesday, July 27th @ 8PM
SPECIAL BENEFIT PERFORMANCE
The 14th Street Theatre - NYC

TICKETS:

The original, cross-generational, tap your feet to the beat

musical, COUNT TO TEN opens on June 22 and runs through
July 1
at the 14th Street Theater. Ticket’s for the 8PM Benefit

Performance, on June 27th, are only $35 [non-benefit
performance
tickets are $20] and can be purchased by calling
212-352-3101
and 1-866-811-4111 or through TheaterMania.com.

Visit www.CountToTenTheMusical.com for more information and
complete
performance schedule.
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CELEBRATE THE LEGACY OF KATHERINE DUNHAM

Presented in partnership with the 92nd Street Y Harkness
Dance Center
and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Join AAADT Artistic Director Judith Jamison and Gil Noble,
noted
journalist and host of WABC's Like It Is, as they lead an
exciting
panel discussion about the life and legacy of Miss
Katherine Dunham -
dancer, humanist, anthropologist, activist and visionary.

Panelists:
Zita Allen * Ronnie Aul * Julie Belafonte * Gaynell Sherrod

Dr. Glory Van Scott

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
8 pm
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue (at 92nd Street)
Tickets: $25 or $15 with Student ID

To order tickets, call (212) 415-5500 or click here.

Tuesday's event will be followed by:

DUNHAM DANCE CLASS WITH JOAN PETERS

This workshop will delve into this eclectic fusion of
Caribbean
movement, ballet and modern dance. See why the dancers of
today still
use this technique to build strength, flexibility and
improve the
body's range of movement. Live drumming accompanies this
workshop.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007
4:30-6 pm
The Ailey Studios
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue)
Cost: $18

NEW TEEN CLASSES FOR SUMMER!

The Ailey Extension is currently registering young people
ages 12-17
for two exciting 6-week classes: Teen Ballet and Teen hip
hop. These
90-minute classes will introduce teens to the basic
principles used in
ballet and Hip Hop. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to
enroll
(there is no placement audition for these classes and no
prior dance
experience necessary).

Sundays, June 17 through July 22
Teen Ballet at 11:30 am

Teen Hip Hop @ 1 pm

For more information: (212) 405-9500

www.alvinailey.org
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JUDE NARITA's upcoming performances in NYC June 19-21!


The National Asian American Theater Festival presents FROM
THE HEART –

Jude Narita's one woman play is a celebration of Asian and
Asian

American women—breaking stereotypes, creating true
identity, surviving

war, surviving internment, cherishing family, and holding
onto their

dreams for the future. A Korean student, a Cambodian
refugee, a

Japanese American, a little girl in Hiroshima, a young
Chinese

American illuminate the universal similarities of us all.


"Jude Narita glows with a luster--as she cuts through the
stereotypes

of Asian women with delicacy, humor, and compassion...there
is a magic

about the performance...and there is poetry in the
telling--sometimes

fierce and defiant, sometimes as delicate as a
water-color...Narita's

performance is lustrous, shining, radiant, and precious."
The

Georgia Straight, Vancouver


"...funny, sad, shocking, enlightening, empowering,
heart-warming and

vitally relevant to all of us . . . a consummate work of
art and

marvelously entertaining." The Honolulu Star-Bulletin


June 19 - 21 at 9 PM (3 performances - shared bill w/
S.T. Shimi))

The Flea Theater

41 White Street

New York, New York 10013

(between Church Street and Broadway, 3 blocks south of
Canal Street)

Tickets $20

$10 Student Rush w/ID at box office ½ hour before curtain.

Please go to www.judenarita.com/upcoming.html

for info and tickets for the Queens Theatre and the Flea
Theater

performances and for directions to the Queens Theatre.

For full festival information: www.naatf.org
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A message from DeWitt Flemming:

Hey guys, in a new show called "27 Heaven". It is running
every
Wednesday and Thursday at the world Famous Laugh Factory.
(This
Thursday June 21 we will be off). The Laugh Factory is
right in Times
Square at 42nd and 8th Ave. It's a cool show. It's about
Jimi Hendrix
(whom I play), Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain.
They all
died at 27. For more information you can go to
http://www.telecharge.com/BehindTheCurtain.aspx?prodid=5755.
It’s definitely a good time, so pass the word. Hope to see
you there.

DeWitt
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A message from Christophe Ligeron:


Subject: Rennes Tap Intensive Deadline

Hi, all

Just a quick reminder that
the registration deadline for the Rennes Tap
Intensive is Friday 15th of June (coming Friday then …).
From
the 16th, please contact us at + 33 2 99 92 03 82 or email
us at
info@tapbreizh.net
to check the available classes (the Intern levels are
nearly, nearly
full…)

You can find all the
answers going on our website
http://www.tapbreizh.net/2007intensive.html


Beyond the pleasure we have
to welcome our guests Heather Cornell and Max Pollak, for
intensive
classes all along the week,
we’d be pleased to meet you during our tap
sessions on July 2nd, 4th and 6th


Julien Vasnier’s jazz trio, Cie Zigoma
(afro-samba) and Cie d’Icidence (african) will make you
dance during
these sessions


Zigoma and d’Icidence
members will also accompany the Heather Cornell’s
classes all along the week

Get ready to live an intense musical experience, from head
to toe !

19 days before the beginning of the Rennes Tap Intensive,
the whole Tap Breizh team is ready towelcome you for a
great week of tap


We’re of course at your own disposal for any question or
remarks you may have about this original workshop formula
in France.


All the very best,

Christophe Ligeron
Tap Breizh coordinator
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Join Arrastão de Dendê in Prospect Park!
Thursday, June 21st 5pm

Play Afro-Brazilian percussion with Master Afro-Brazilian
percussionist Dendê.

Drums, sticks and straps will be provided. Please respond
by
Wednesday, June 20th to find out all the details and to let
us know if
you will be joining us at mamadele@mamadele.com

(Part of Made Music New York)

>>> ALSO

Dendê & Hahahaes
Original Afro-Brazilian Music

Saturday, June 30th
8:30pm - 1:30am
SOBs
204 Varick Street (@ Houston)
212-243-4940
www.sobs.com

Formed in 2002, Hãhãhães is named after the Indian tribe
Pataxó-Hãhãhães that once inhabited the city of Salvador in
Bahia,
Brazil. Lead by master Afro-Brazilian percussionist Dendê,
the beat is
always central, but it is tempered by thought provoking
lyrics and
sweet melodies. Comprised of musicians of various
backgrounds, the
groups' diversity permeates its music with rhythms ranging
from
Nigerian Afrobeat to Brazilian Samba to Cuban Pilón.

About Dendê
A former member of Timbalada, Dendê has been performing
professionally since the age of 14. With Timbalada, Dendê
toured all
over Brazil, Europe and Asia, appeared on various
television shows and
has performed and recorded with such artists as Marisa
Monte, Gilberto
Gil, Carlinhos Brown, Yvette Sangalo and Sepultura. Having
left Brazil
in 2001, Dendê now lives in New York, performing and
recording with
his groups Hãhãhães, an Afro-Brazilian/Afro-Cuban band,
Arrastão an
Afro-Brazilian percussion band and Ologundê, an
Afro-Brazilian
folkloric music and dance group. With these groups he has
toured all
over the US and Europe. In addition to his own work, he has
his
performed and recorded with artists such as Mongo
Santamaría, Jerry
Gonzales, Daniel Moreno, Tico da Costa, Vinicius Cantuária
and
Alessandra Belloni. Dendê also teaches Afro-Brazilian
percussion in
the New York City area.

The Band
Dende: percussion and vocals
Leslie: percussion and vocals
Jean-Marie: percussion
Adriano Santos: drums
Kahil Ferraris: guitar
Ricardo Palma: bass
Miho: keyboard
Ze Luis: sax and flute


Mamadele Website

Afro-Brazilian Percussion Classes in NYC

Buy Drums, Mallets, & CDS
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Join us for the

16th Annual St. Louis Tap Festival

As we honor Dr. Marion Coles

of Apollo Theater Chorus Line Fame!


July 23 through July 28

AMAZING FACULTY!!!

Workshop Registration Available NOW!!!


The Deadline for discounted rooms at the Sheraton Clayton
Plaza Hotel

Is This Friday JUNE 22!!!

Limited Discounted Rooms Available

Stay in a room only an elevator ride away!

Book Your Room NOW!!!

Visit: www.tapheritage.org
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Kadambi Kadhi Party Wed. June 27th ; Kiahkeya Fundraiser
Performance Party!

Dear Friends, Please come and celebrate and dance for the
dawning of
the Midsummer Full Moon
Kiahkeya Fundraiser party!!!
Blessings Kathi and all Kiahkeya artists...

If you are unable to see this email visit:
www.kiahkeya.com/fundraiser

Presents:

Kiahkeya Fundraiser Performance Dance PARTY for the Film:
'Ridden by Nature'


View the Antique Katchi Indian carpets to be sold

In Long Island City; Metropolitan Building.
In a beautiful 5000 Sq. foot loft!
44-01 11th street
For directions:
www.metropolitanbuilding.com/directions.html

For more information:
Contact: info@kiahkeya.com Tel:17183878680



Since the release of the alarming 4th International Climate
report in
April, it is unavoidably evident that the earth is in
desperate need
for a huge change on our part, a wake up call for us to
respect the
Earth.

For the completion of the Butoh dance film 'Ridden by
Nature',
Kiahkeya will be organizing a performance event and party
together
with the selling of 14 beautiful, antique Katchi Indian
carpets from
the border region of Kashmir and Pakistan.

Please view carpets here, and the auctioning of photography
by Danny
Pendino, and Hiroko Komiya from the first part filming when
in Utah.
Cash and Personal checks only.

For the dawning of midsummer Full Moon

Kadambi Kadhi EVENT PROGRAM

8-9 pm Viewing of Carpets and Photography , Bar and light
Food.

Musical Duet by renowned percussionist Marla Leigh
(www.marlaleigh.com) and Flutist Tonya T Bird Ridgely
(www.tbirdluv.com).

9-10:30 pm Performances from by the Kiahkeya Ensemble and
Guests will include:


Deva Hari Parkash from Mexico Improvisational Indian
Yoga/Odissi dance.

Kathi von Koerber and Tonya Ridgley Improvisational Butoh
Tribal dance.

SPECIAL GUEST CHIWONISO FROM ZIMBABWE***
Songwriter Chiwoniso has a voice of radical love.
Accompanied by the
marimba instrument, her songs like 'Ancient Voices' bring a
voice of
hope and are a guiding light for a society in crisis. Her
music has
had tremendous success and brought critical acclaim to
Zimbabwean
mbira music. Of note is Chiwoniso's ability to flawlessly
interweave
English and Shona, an ability that has become a strong
signature in
her work. Chiwoniso more than a rising star in Africa, has
been
nominated as as 'Best female Vocals of Africa', performing
alongside
Sinead O'Conner, Salif Keita, Habib Koita etc. Chiwoniso
attended HIFA
Festival May 2007 in Zimbabwe, where the Kiahkeya team and
her met,
whilst performing. http://www.chiwoniso.com/

Music...It's an expression of God. All pain, joy, rage,
love, wisdom,
can be found in music. I am in awe when in the presence of
its power.
There's a place from where the music comes. The life
essence... - C.
Maraire


10-2 DJs and VJ
DJ RIOS Funky Tropical Brakes ( NYC)
DJ PETAL Eclectic Downtempo electronic (NYC)
VJ Boris Videolicious - Indigenous Visions ( NYC)


Afro-Funk, Brazilian rhythms, electronic dance soul, live
drummers and more!


RIDDEN BY NATURE:

The Environmental Art Film 'Ridden by Nature' is a visual
and musical
voyage of Butoh dance in Nature settings, portraying the
beauty of
extreme and pristine wilderness and man's relationship to
its
existence through dance. Filmed thus far in Utah, this
summer the
filming will be completed in Alaska and Hawaii. In addition
to the
millions of year old seabed landscapes of Utah, Kiahkeya
will film the
glaciers and icebergs of the fragile arctic in Alaska, and
the
powerful rich volcanic visuals of Big islands Volcano, and
the
striking 3000 foot cliffs that go directly into the ocean
off the
island of Molokai.

'Ridden by Nature' is a powerful tribute to the natural
elements that
compose the earth, bringing to the forefront the current
strained
relationship of humanity to the earth, and hoping to spur
action and
awareness to the current environmental crisis. 'Ridden by
Nature'
witnesses the earth's biosphere and its global ecology,
revealing the
fierce and sacred existence of the planet's different
intense,
visually stunning geographical environments.

The scope of time and earth history set by the ancient sea
beds, what
were once oceans now deserts, then to the fragile glacial
environments
which bring into focus the current environmental warming
crisis, and
then to the rapid intense transformational state of the
lava, 'Ridden
by Nature' gives one a true perspective of the active life
of the
earth and it's delicate balance with respect to that power.
For
without the earth we cannot exist.

'Ridden by Nature' was conceived of in 2004, and Kiahkeya
is looking
to complete the aprox. 60 minute film by the end of 2007.
'Ridden by
Nature' will be accompanied by music created from the
natural
elements, and ancient forms of instrumentation and
vocalization. New
York dancer Kathi von Koerber and Master Butoh dancer
Atsushi
Takenouchi and world musician Hiroko Komiya from Japan
together
comprise the creative team. Filmed by Danny Pendino and
James Ewen
(www.earthmedia.co.uk). Directed by Kathi von Koerber.


Directions
From Brooklyn: Take BQE East and exit at
Mcguinness/Humboldt down the
short ramp. Make a left and go down McGuinness for a few
blocks.
McGuinness leads over the Pulaski Bridge directly onto 11th
St.
Continue on 11th St. for about six blocks to 44-01 11th St.
The
building is on your right.

From Eastern Long Island:Take LIE (495 West) to Vandam
Street exit.
Continue straight to the fork in the road (post with
flashing light).
Follow the center road (Borden Avenue) straight to Vernon
Blvd. Turn
right onto Vernon blvd. At fork bear left to remain on
Vernon.
Continue until you turn right onto 44th Avenue. Continue
for about
three blocks to 11th Street. The building is the dark red
brick
building on the corner.

From Manhattan via the Upper Level of the Queensboro/59th St.
Bridge:Use the upper level and stay on your right. Take the first exit
on your right. At the end of the ramp make a left on 21st St. go three
blocks and make a right on 44th Rd. Go one block and make a right on
11th St.. The building is the dark red brick building on the corner.

From Manhattan by Subway:Take the Queens bound V or E train to 23rd
St.-Ely Ave stop (the first stop in Queens.) Exit toward the rear of
the train (21st exit). When you emerge from the subway walk straight
ahead on 44th Dr. (one long block) until you reach 11th St. Turn right
and walk two blocks north. The building is the dark red brick building
on the right at 44-01 11th St.

Note: There is both a 44th Drive and a 44th Road and 44th Avenue.
Dont get confused! The Metropolitan Building is on 11th Street at the
corner of 44th Avenue.
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FREE SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS THIS WEEKEND!
Check out the article from this week's New York Magazine!
http://nymag.com/family/kids/33113/


New York Classical Theatre & Central Park Conservancy
is offering a FREE
Shakespeare Workshop for Kids Ages 8-10(accompanied by an adult)

June 23 & 24 from 5pm-5:45pm in Central Park at West 103rd St & CPW before
their 7pm FREE Production of "Loves's Labour's Lost" at the same location.

This workshop is sponsored by Central Park Conservancy
www.centralparknyc.org
and will be taught by Stephen Burdman, Artistic Director of New York
Classical Theatre, along with some of the theatre company's actors.

Stephen Burdman and actors will teach the kids about the
*summary of the play, *the difference between reading a play and
reading a book, and how poetry is spoken aloud.

*Children ages 8-10 must be accompanied by an adult,*
**this is not a drop-off class**

No reservations required, just show up! For more information call
The New York Classical Theatre Hotline: 212-252-4531.

After the workshop ends at 5:45pm, parents can hang out in the park or
have a picnic with their kids before the production of "Love's
Labour's Lost" begins at 7pm-9pm

www.newyorkclassical.org
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JVC Jazz Festival
Thursday, June 27, 2007, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Geri Allen Trio with
Rashaan Carter, Kassa Overall & tap dancer Maurice Chestnut

World renowned composer and pianist Geri Allen has recorded and
performed with a diverse roster of musicians, including Sir Simon
Rattle, Clark Terry, Vernon Reid, Ron Carter, Ornette Coleman and
Charles Lloyd. Her most recent release, Timeless Portraits and Dreams,
rounds out an impressive catalog, joining such acclaimed recordings as
Twenty-One, Maroons, The Gathering and Miles: Cool and Collected.

Ms. Allen, a Detroit native educated at Howard University and the
University of Pittsburgh, currently serves as Associate Producer of
Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan's
School of Music, Theater, and Dance. Ms. Allen also serves as musical
director for the Mary Lou Williams Collective, and collaborates with
her husband, Wallace Roney, on a multitude of projects.

The JVC Jazz Festival is presented by George Wein and Festival
Productions, Inc.

JVC Jazz Festival is $20 at the door, $15 for advance tickets,
students and seniors, $12 for members. Seating is limited and
available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pre-registration is
required and early registration is encouraged. Please call
212.864.4500 x237 to purchase a seat.


The Studio Museum in Harlem

144 West 125th Street

New York, New York 10027

Ph. 212/864.4500

Fax. 212/864.4800

studiomuseum.org


The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African
descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has
been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas for arts and society.
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A message from Brian “Footwork” Green:

JULY 5! HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE THEATRE SHOW FOR THE YOUTH
COMMUNITY IN THE BARRIO and more......

PEOPLE,
FLYERS with be made next week for HDC's first ever THEATRE SHOW for the
youth in the community of the BARRIO!! There will be an after party for
the kids in the community to see the dances that we do that they can't
see because they are too young to get in the clubs to see the all night
circles!! This will be at the theatre till 11:30pm. I want to see all
dancers at this, because the education starts hear. No egos!! Just love
for the children and trying to inspire them. After 11:30pm, we will
continue the party at CLUB REMIX for the adults. HDC will be doing more
events like this soon. This is the just the first to see what people
are about. INFO:

HDC THEATRE SHOW
PLACE: Julia De Burgos Community Center
ADDRESS: 1680 Lexington Ave. between 105 & 106th St.
SHOW TIME: 7pm SHARP
PERFORMERS: CDP PLUS ( hoofers), KR3ts ( look at KR3ts.com), and HDC
CREW (Stretch, Spex, Disco Dave, and Brian "Footwork Green), Loose
Joint, Violeta, Alyssa, and
more....
AFTER PARTY FOR THE KIDS TO SEE US GET BUSY IN THE CYPHERS IS FROM
9pm-11:30pm

AFTER PARTY FOR THE HDC:
PLACE: CLUB REMIX
ADDRESS: 27 Park Place between Broadway and Church
TIME: 10pm-4am
Price: $12 with flyer/$10 without flyer

PRICES FOR ALL:
$30 for all: THEATRE SHOW, AFTER PARTY, and HDC EVENT!! PAY AT THEATRE
and you will get a stamp or receipt to hold on to for the HDC EVENT!!
HOLD ON TO IT!!
$5: ONLY FOR THE AFTER PARTY ( if you don't see the show).
CLUB REMIX IS REGULAR PRICE IF YOU ARE NOT COMING TO THE SHOW OR AFTER
PARTY FOR THE SHOW!!!

MONEY FOR THE THEATRE SHOW IS DONATED TO KR3ts ( KR3ts.com), and
MUMATCHI; which is a new child foundation being created by a dancer
named Natalie from France that lives here. This is to help teach kids
in Nigeria, Africa about dance, education, and give them inspiration.

GOD BLESS ALL, SUPPORT EACH OTHER, AND KEEP DANCING!

Brian “Footwork” Green
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The World is Coming to Los Angeles!

The most talked about USA and International street dance events will
be in Los Angeles, July 25-29. Thirty countries and 1500 street
dancers, bboys, lockers and poppers will be vying for world dance
supremacy at the World Hip Hop Championship and World Battles.
Entries are due July 1.

For complete details visit: www.hiphopinternational.com
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A message from Kyoko Henson:

Hello! everyone!!

13 years old tap dancer Izumi Presberry ( He performed at Tradition in
Tap,Harold Cromer Experience Workshop Participant Show Case recently) won
the "Stars
of Tomorrow" Portion of Apollo Armature Night this past Wednesday June
13th.
He dance to James Brown's "I got Feelin' " Choreographed by himself.

He will be competing again up coming Wednesday, June 20th to defend his
status
as a winner!!

As you all know, the winner is chosen by the audience with their
applause, and
he need your support!
He travels distance to NYC, and does not have a whole troop with him to
cheer
him on.

so if you are in NYC, come to Apollo on Wednesday June 20th, to support
him and
to support the art of tap dancing!!

For the time and ticket information, you can go to
www.apollotheater.org

Thank You!

His Mom
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ATTENTION:

Take a moment to lend your voice to the arts:

Help Restore NEW JERSEY's Arts Funding
Please take a moment to help NJPAC and all of New Jersey's valued arts
organizations by sending an e-mail to your representatives in Trenton
today asking for full restoration of vital State arts funding. Each
year, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts supports thousands of
performances and other arts events attended by over 18 million New
Jersey residents. State arts funding has helped NJPAC to bring the
world's and New Jersey's best artists to Newark, and supports the Arts
Center's wide array of arts education programs as well as its role as
a catalyst for the revitalization of the State's largest city.

It just takes a moment of your time to help make a difference. Visit
the ArtPride website at www.artpridenj.com and click on the ACTION
ALERT button to send a message to your State representatives letting
them know that you support restoration of arts funding. Your support
is greatly appreciated!

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
One Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102 ~ Administrative Offices: (973)
642-8989 ~ Box Office (Toll-Free): (888) 466-5722
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Hello to the Entertainment Industry,

We are pleased to announce the next ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY EXPO will
be held on Sunday January 27, 2008 from 10 AM - 6 PM at The Westin
Hotel in Times Square.

Be sure to save the date! Pre-Registration is now open online.

Warm regards,

Zach Lezberg & Brian Blattman
Producer Producer

For more information, please visit www.EIENYC.com.
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OPPORTUNITY:

10th annual OASIS festival at chashama, 217 East 42nd
Street
Mon-Fri, July 16 - 27, 2007, 12-1p & 5:30-6:30p

Attention New York dancers, choreographers & dance troupes:


chashama is seeking innovative dance performance for our
42nd Street performance festival, OASIS. OASIS is an 11
year-old annual festival of free performance which provides
opportunities for established and emerging artists to
showcase their work to audiences who might not otherwise be
exposed to art in a casual setting in midtown.

Each choreographer will be asked to present a performance
of up to 20 minutes in our window storefront. chashama
will offer each group/individual artist a stipend and 1
hour of free rehearsal space at our performance venue at
217 East 42nd Street. Please see below for more information
on the upcoming event.

The OASIS festival features 2 hours of up to 20-minute
performances during weekday lunch hours and during the
evening rush hour in the display window of our storefront
performance venue at 217 East 42nd Street. This summer, we
will present the work of over 20 dancers, choreographers
and emerging companies.

Deadline: Friday, June 29th, 2007
Applications must arrive (not postmarked) at the chashama
office by 5PM.

ABOUT 217 EAST 42ND STREET'S WINDOW STAGE
Stage Dimensions:
16' 6" deep, x 15' 6" wide (including a 2' 6" wing);
x 30" height (raised platforms on 2'x 4's);
22' ceiling;
additional 1400 square feet with 8' ceilings
Window Dimensions:
13' 1" x 7' 9.5"

NOTE: Because performances take place in the window, this
event plays simultaneously to the street and indoors.

for more information about OASIS:
http://www.chashama.org/info/oasis.htm

download OASIS application and more info:
http://www.chashama.org/downloads/o07rfp.doc

for the artists, the main points are:

each act will be scheduled to perform three times in the
festival . we are currently looking to fill out the
schedule for the 1st week (july 26-20), especially
lunchtime (12-1p) monday and thursday, and that tuesday
evening.

OASIS is a tech-lite festival. while some do use video
equipment, projections, etc., it is mostly a carry-on,
carry-off show. storage is extremely limited or may not be
available by the time of the festival itself. the matter of
props and costumes should be considered with this in mind.

don't scare the horses. you know what i mean: no nudity,
profanity, bloodletting, dismemberments, etc. why? because
it is bad form to broadcast R-rated stuff to passersby in
the street from our performance window to where it may
become actionable by either the authorities or building
management or both. in fact, all of our window venues
require a family-friendly standard for this reason.

the 20 minute maximum allotted each window performance does
not include set up and strike . the 20 minutes pertains
solely to performance time. set up and strike should,
however, take no more than 2-3 minutes each. people
intending to incorporate foodstuffs, or equipment such as
video feeds, etc., in their performance should keep this in
mind.

also bear in mind that OASIS is not meant to be a
tech-heavy festival. we have some audio and video
capability, but video cameras, tripods, special cabling,
etc., will not be provided. we basically can provide a
set-up to be patched into for limited audio-video
broadcast. the simpler the set-up the better.

each act will have a maximum of six cues total of light and
sound, in whatever combination: 3 light, 2 sound, 5 all
sound, 6 all light... the cues are to be worked out with
our tech manager at the tech rehearsal, which itself is
also a maximum of twenty minutes (see below).

financial compensation for OASIS participants this year is
an honorarium in excess of $100 per act which covers the
three performances. for any performance missed, a pro-rated
portion of the honorarium will be subtracted.

rehearsal space?
217 will be reserved for oasis rehearsals the week of july
9, mon-fri 10a-2p. the house is occupied by a resident
theater company so it's all we can spare. rehearsal space
does not include theatrical lights and sound. there will
only be house lights. if you want to use sound, bring a
boombox or other portable sound device. you will need to
schedule time to rehearse with me, and you will also need
to get a key to this space from our offices at 201 east
42nd street, 32nd floor.

technical rehearsal:
tech rehearsals are day of the show only, and are generally
in reverse order of that day's performance schedule. each
rehearsal has a 20 minute limit. tech rehearsals stop a
half-hour before start of show, which at this point is
noon. so, if all parties were teching on a given morning,
the 1st tech rehearsal that day would start at 10:30a.
conversely, the fewer the techs, the later the start.

it wouldn't hurt to keep in mind the dimensions of the
space:
Stage Dimensions: 16' 6" deep, x 15' 6" wide (including a
2' 6" wing).

you can make your own publicity for the event. please run
any publicity by us first before you send it out. for
example, postcards should say "chashama presents" at the
top (in small lettering), feature the phrase "OASIS 2007"
along with the address of the venue: 217 east 42nd street
(between 2nd and 3rd avenues) and have our website "
www.chashama.org" in small lettering at the bottom.
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OPPORTUNITY:

OPEN CALL FOR DANCERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

DANCE + LIFE is a new media, not-for-profit project created
by writer-director, J. F. Robinson (STILL BREATHING with
Brendan Fraser, October Films) for ZapPictures.

This will be a multi-episodic, free-form exploration of
dance, dance performance and media, examining innovative
ways dance can be presented on screen, discovering how
dance fits into modern media and culture, and the
motivations, goals and lifestyle of professional dancers.

NOW CASTING FOR DANCERS AND CHOROGRAPHERS IN ALL STYLES
(Modern, Hip Hop Freestyle, Ballet, Jazz, Tap Popper,
B-Boy/Girl, Flamenco, Crump, Parkour). Send email,
headshots, resumes, links, reels to SUBMISSIONS. Inquire
about upcoming auditions.

The project also serves as preparation for a feature-film
project now in development; BONGO JOE.

WHAT ARE THE ROLES?

We are looking for 4 to 6 dancers, men and women with
training in various dance disciplines and who are either
professional dancers or are seeking to be professional
dancers. These attributes are important: dance talent and
originality, attractiveness, discipline, ambition, ability
to express oneself via dance and also verbally.

WHEN WILL THE PROJECT BE PRODUCED?

June, July and August, 2007 in Los Angeles. Scheduling will
be flexible to accommodate cast responsibilities.

WILL THERE BE PAY?

THERE WILL BE REVENUE SHARE. Any revenue from sponsorships
or other sources will be shared after hard costs are
recouped. Cast will be credited on the website and DVD and
cast will be given digital copies of the programs and
photographs. Cast members MAY be offered roles in the
feature film.

WHO IS THE CHOROGRAPHER?

The cast will be asked to develop and improvise their own
choreography. In some episodes, a choreographer (TBD) will
work with the dancers.

WHERE WILL THE PROGRAM BE SEEN?

Via new media platforms: Internet, podcast and mobile
distribution.

More information on ZapPictures and Robinson is available
below.

http://www.zappictures.com/auditionszappict.html
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www.divinerhythmproductions.com
EMPOWER YOUR SOLE!