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LAST CHANCE! The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang Premiere
TONIGHT!!!


Sunday, tap dance film, The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang,
had it's
Chicago premiere before a SOLD OUT audience! It was an
exciting event
and we are doing it again tonight. This time the films
star,
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, will be there in person!
Yesterday people
were turned away at the door so make sure you get your
tickets in
advance. There will be a mixer with the cast and
filmmakers at 7:30pm
with the film screening at 8:30pm.

The Gene Siskel Film Center is located at 164 North State
Street in downtown Chicago. Tickets are $9 and can be
purchased at the Siskel box office (312-846-2600) or at
ticketmaster.com.


>>>Check us out in the Press!!

The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang has been reviewed and
recommended by
the Chicago Reader.
http://www.chicagoreader.com/feaurest/stories/sidebars/movies/blackharvest/

If you missed it, Miss Thang was also featured in a NBC
News story
about Black Harvest Film Festival.
http://video.nbc5.com/player/?id=140962
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Hoofers' House & Uptown Fridays! @ The Studio Museum in
Harlem

Peace friends,

I am pleased to be hosting the first Hoofers' House
presented
collaboratively by The Studio Museum in Harlem & The
Kitchen on
Friday, August 24th at 7:00pm. This Hoofers' House in The
Studio
Museum in Harlem's courtyard will be a jam session and
collaboration
between a few of NYC's dopest tap dancers, and DJ Asho, an
internationally renowned innovator in the Cuban hip hop and
social-cultural movements. Following Hoofers' House, DJ
Asho will spin
us into the night for Uptown Fridays!

DJ Asho
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=55377102)

I hope you can make it!

*The second collaborative Hoofers House featuring Jason
Samuels Smith,
and the Pheeroan Aklaff trio will be at The Kitchen
Highline Block
Party, on Saturday, September 15th at 4pm.

Mucho amour,

Rashida

Rashida Bumbray
Assistant Curator
The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street
New York, New York 10011
212-255-5793, ext. 16
www.thekitchen.org
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Broadway Underground IS BACK!

Friday August 24
Saturday August 25

8:00pm

St. Clement's Theater
423 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
(between 9th and 10th)

Featuring
Jared Grimes & DeWitt Fleming, Jr.
The BU Band
T.A.D.A.H.
new guest artists
THE OPEN SESSION

TICKETS $18

RSVP by August 23 at info@projectdance.com

FROM DEWITT:

Well guys, the show is almost here!!! We have two brand new
shows, and to be honest I don't know which one to tell you
to come to. You might just have to see both of them so you
don't miss anything. For those who didn't see it, I
attached a link to the ny1 news special and the promo of
the show. Hope to see you guys there!! And all of you
performers don't forget to be ready at the end of the show
to jump up there and show New York what you got!!!!
NY1 Special: Click here then click the icon beside the
picture that looks like a camera to see the video

http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index.jsp?&aid=71714&search_result=1&stid=120

Promo:
http://www.sceneinteractive.com/casting/broadwayunderground/demo/
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THIS WEEK…from Dance/NYC:


• 145 Nassau Street: Choreographing Space/Eva Perez de
Vega Steele &
Ian Gordon

• Chase Plaza: Battery Dance Company presents the 26th
Annual
Downtown Dance Festival (free)

• Gramercy Arts Theater: Pilar Rioja & The Jose Limon
Dance Company

• Jonathan Shorr Gallery: RETTOCAMME

• Lincoln Center Out of Doors (through 8/27 - free):
Paul Taylor
Dance Company, Trisha Brown Dance Company, The Lula
Washington Dance
Theatre

• Queens Museum of Art/Topaz Arts: Christopher Giarmo

• Theater at St. Peters Church: Krishnain Indian Dance
and Music

• U.S. Custom House steps: Reggie Wilson & Andreya
Ouamba/Accounting
for Customs


*Each week, this email goes to 3,100 very dance interested
members of
the public and members of the NYC dance community. For a
nominal
charge, you can now advertise in this newletter, complete
with
picture, for only $35 per issue. You can't find a better
targeted
audience than this!

For advertising rates and specs, visit www.dancenyc.org

New York City - Dance Capital of the Nation
Dance/NYC • 63 Greene Street #506 • New York, NY 10012
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DON’T FORGET:

Novisi Productions Presents

Shakespeare's Sonnets on Tap

Come hear Shakespeare's language like you've never heard it
before.
Twelve sonnets, twenty-one performers, three nights only!

FEATURING Varín Ayala, Francois Battiste*, Stephen Bel
Davies*, Robert
Michael Bray*, Ayodele Casel, Frank Harts*, Ray Hesselink*,
Di
Johnston, Stephanie Larrière, Amanda McCroskery*, Christina
Moore,
Parallel Exit (Derek Roland and Ryan Kasprzak*), Max
Pollak**, Claudia
Rahardjanoto, David Rider, Ivy Risser*, Dolores Sanchez,
Kristyn
Smith*, David Sochet* and Elisa Van Duyne*

Directed by Awoye Timpo
Lighting Design by Seth Reiser

* Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity
** Performing Friday and Saturday only

Dates
Thursday, August 23 - 8:00pm
Friday, August 24 - 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Saturday, August 25 - 8:00pm

Location
THE 411 SPACE
300 West 43rd Street,
Ste 411 (at 8th Avenue)

Tickets
$18
Tickets available at www.smarttix.com or (212)868-4444

Use the discount code SONNET for $15 tickets


Novisi Productions is dedicated to the production of works
that
capture and engage the imagination of the audience.
Constantly
exploring the relationship between language, speech,
movement and
music, Novisi is guided by a desire to challenge artists
and audiences
alike to fully experience and investigate the possibilities
and power
of live theatrical performance.
www.novisiproductions.org
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BELEZA & ONE SOUL presents our monthly Brazilian Dance
Party
at Cafe DeVille (13th St & 3rd Ave)

LIVE BRAZILIAN BAND PERFORMING!
"Rabeca do Forro"

DJ CATO spinning Forro, Samba, Salsa, Afro-beat on the Main
Floor
DJ VOODOO Ray spinning Old School, Hip Hop, Reggae & Soul
in the Basement

LIVE PERCUSSION: TOCA & ALE-ALE Drummers

Have a B-Day in August?
Contact us via email below or 646.247.2080 for Special
B-Day Deals!

Doors open 10:30 PM, Live Band starts at MIDNIGHT

Venue Information:
Cafe DeVille
103 3rd Ave.
at 13th St
New York, NY

Event Information:
Saturday, August 25, 2007
10:30 PM - 4:00 AM
21+
cover: $10.00 | FREE before 11 PM, $10 thereafter
music: World Grooves, Brazilian

Contact Email:
belezanyc@gmail.com
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-- SILENT FIRE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS:
"START THE FIRE."

Contact: Matina Banks
Phone: (571) 278-8174
Email: silentfireproductions@yahoo.com


(Queens, NY)—On Thursday, August 23rd, Silent Fire
Productions and their partner dance studio, Just East
of Broadway will present their first full length
evening show, "Start the Fire," at 6p.m. Hosted by
the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows Park,
this show is created for children by children. The
show consists of dance and multimedia presentations
from all over the world, including a traditional
Indian dance done to spoken word rhythms, a rock and
roll piece done to the Red Hot Chili Peppers latest
hit, "Dani California," and a Hip-Hop piece done to a
French rap. The dancers ages range from 7 to 27 and
are equally ethnically diverse.

Open to the public, this free show presents children
of all ages with different images of dance through a
multimedia approach. The goal of the show is to
stimulate new ways of thinking about and understanding
the world around us.

"It's very exciting to see this blend of dance, images
and music come together to reflect an understanding of
the diversity and beauty of the people all around us,"
says Artistic Director, Matina Banks. "Not only for
myself and my company, but for all the children
involved in the show."

The summer program that made this all possible is Just
East of Broadway Performing Arts Summer Camp, located
in Forest Hills, Queens. A small but rapidly growing
after-school performing arts program, Just East of
Broadway focuses on providing its students with a
challenging yet nurturing environment where students
can not only get the experience needed to continue a
life in the performing arts, but develop a passion for
it as well. "This helps students define themselves as
individuals," says director, Rysa Childress. "After
almost four years of partnership with Silent Fire
Productions this is the first full length show that we
have put on together. It's so exciting to see Just
East of Broadway's work combined with a professional
dance company and we both would like to thank the
Queens Museum of Art for making this all possible!"

This performance is the beginning of what Silent Fire
Productions hopes to be a very long relationship with
after-school programs. In addition to producing these
kinds of shows, Banks is making plans to set up a
program within New York City schools during the school
day to work with both students and their teachers to
demonstrate how to use arts and technology to support
children's academic achievement.

"The great thing about performing arts isn't
necessarily the art itself- it's the life skills that
studying and committing yourself to something like
dance can teach you. When you combine art with
technology, as many classrooms are beginning to do,
then you have something. Children these days are
technology driven. The program we are working on will
combine art and technology to teach the basic academic
subjects they are failing to excel in. This will not
only help improve students grades and test scores- it
will give them real world understanding in what they
are learning, which in the end is what the children
will remember and use the most."

"The show earned its title 'Start the Fire' for two
reasons," Childress says. "One was because we want
this to be the first of many shows like this that will
capture the imagination of the children in our
audiences. The second reason is to fulfill the
mission our both our companies- to see the world
through the eyes of children and give them the
necessary skills and confidence, through art and
technology, to live their dreams."

For more information concerning the show or both
companies you can check out Silent Fire Productions or
Just East of Broadway's website at:
www.myspace.com/silentfireproductions or
www.myspace.com/justeastofbroadway.
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Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Made in Chicago: Home Cooked Jazz

AUGUST 27, 2007
Pritzker Pavillion Stage
MILLENIUM PARK


Orbert Davis' 50-plus piece orchestra is one of the most
versatile
large orchestras anywhere and certainly Chicago's most
adventurous
unit. This concert acknowledges the diverse writing and
song styling
originating from the windy city, featuring vocalists Maggie
Brown,
Jackie Allen, Terisa Griffin, and Kurt Elling. Also
featured will be
Lane Alexander and Chicago Human Rhythm Project's BAM!
collaborating
with the orchestra on an original composition written
expressly to
integrate tap as a percussive musical voice.

Sponsored By: The Chicago Jazz Partnership - Boeing, Kraft,
The Joyce
Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust, and JPMorgan Chase
Official
Airline: United Airlines Official Hotel: The Fairmont
Chicago Program
Partner: Jazz Institute of Chicago.
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SATURDAYS AT BDC!! POPPING CLASS with BRIAN GREEN!!

A message from Brian “Footwork” Green:
Starting this week on Saturdays, instead of Adv. Beg House
( which is
killing people!! LOL!!). I am going to do a request, and
start
teaching Popping at Broadway Dance Center from 3-4:30pm.
See all
there. At the end of each month on this class, Archie
Burnett will be
teaching Wacking. So, September 1 is his first Saturday at
my class.
Then, the next one is the end of September. (starting on
September 1,
because August ends early!!).

>>>ALSO

This is email is for people who constantly as me about
clubs to go
to in NYC!! Being that I am in prayer right now, YES, you
may see me at
an early event, but, I am not going out after midnight till
December.
What GOD says in prayer, I listen to, and when I didn't (
the three
times I went out), it was CRAZYYYYY!! Not doing that again.
This is
something for GOD and I to understand as you all have their
own
spiritual paths that is individual and understood by you;
stay strong
in righteousness. STAY STRONG!!
THe HDC party is different, this is a place where I keep
GOD
prevelent and a part of an event that I partly own and
throw. GOD is
always mentioned there and will forever, because HE is my
life. GOD
guides whatever I do for now on, and is the full source of
my
decisions and actions from this day forth. So, from my
knowledge of
events to go to, here is a weekly schedule.

WEEKLY PARTIES and JUST PARTIES!!

MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS: APT: 13th St. between 9th and 10th
Ave.
TUESDAYS: Sapphire Lounge: Eldridge and Houston
SWEET TOOTH: 316 or 318 Bowery and
Bleecker St.
WEDNESDAYS: SIN SIN ( Soulgasm party): East 5 and 2nd Ave.
SATURDAYS: SHELTER: 150 Varick St.

I KNOW FABEL from ROCK STEADY CREW IS THROWING AN EVENT IN
A PARK, for
more info, just email him: toolsofwar@aol.com

IF I DIDN'T MENTION YOUR PARTY, IS BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW
ABOUT IT!! SO
SEND OUT AN EMAIL LIKE THIS ONE WITH YOUR EVENT ON IT!!
SUPPORT BEFORE
YOU TALK!! SUPPORT THE SCENE, THE DANCE, THE MUSIC, and NOT
YOURSELF!!
IT's TIME FOR TRUE SUPPORT, NOT SELF-SERVICE!!

This is an an email blast from the HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE
that has
been supporting all since DAY 1!! HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE,
the lowest
entrance asking party, with the high quality guests, with
royalty
giving vids, and edutainment that comes at you once a
month. See all
on September 6.

LOVE TO ALL and GOD BLESS ALL,

Brian Footwork Green
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TC + Spike Lee = A New Civics Curriculum.
Join us at the Launch on September 6!

www.teachingthelevees.org/launch
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PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE ARTS
BROADWAY CONNECTION

Imagine taking class with the world's greatest dance and
theater
artists right in your own backyard... This fall, make that
dream a
reality with Broadway Connection!

PAA provides our students the opportunity to train with the
very best,
so they fulfill their greatest potential as artists. You
can achieve
your dreams; we encourage you to believe in those dreams
and let us
show you the path to making them come true!

Professional Ballerina
AMY BRANDT
September 29th and 30th

Miss Brandt is one of the most exquisite dancers in the
classical and
contemporary ballet world today, having danced with the
Milwaukee
Ballet, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, the New Chamber Ballet,
ad hoc
ballet and more! She teaches throughout the United States
and is
regularly a featured guest soloist in many productions
around the
nation.


Beginning/Intermediate Ballet - Saturday, September 29th @
3:00 p.m
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet - Sunday, September 30th @
1:00 p.m.

To register, print off our registration form online, or
call (814)
364-2424. Tuition must be paid in full by September 5,
2007.




International Tap Star
MICHELLE DORRANCE
November 10th & 11th

What an exciting new face on the international tap scene!
Teaching,
choreographing and performing all over the world, she has
appeared
with the greatest names in tap, including Savion Glover,
Dianne
Walker, Heather Cornell, Ted Levy, Sam Weber, Brenda
Buffalino, and
more! She is a faculty member at Broadway Dance Center, and
she
teaches and performs at tap festivals worldwide, including
Finland,
Brazil, Japan and Germany.

Michelle is currently a member of Barbara Duffy and
Company, deez and
deez, and Manhattan Tap. She was a founding member of
Savion Glover's
company Ti Dii and performed in the tap superstar show,
Imagine Tap.
She has been a dancer with the jazz band "The Squirrel Nut
Zippers"
and a cultural ambassador to Russia. Michelle's
choreography has been
featured at Jacob's Pillow, Birdland, and in a Toyota
commercial.

Beginning/Intermediate Tap - Saturday, November 10th @ 9:00
a.m
Intermediate/Advanced Tap - Sunday, November 11th @ 1:30
p.m.

To register, print off our registration form online, or
call (814)
364-2424. Tuition must be paid in full by September 5,
2007.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts
(814) 364-2424
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Charlotte Dance Festival 2007

Aerial Dance Concert
$5 discount on all tickets until September 1st!
www.carolinatix.org

September 14th and 15th @ 8pm
Booth Playhouse in Uptown Charlotte
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Avenue Q on Broadway

AVENUE Q SUMMER STEAL!

See Broadway's smash-hit Tony(r)-winning musical AVENUE Q
from August 26 – November 2 for only:

$61.50*
(Orch/Front Mezz: Mon, Tue, Thu at 8, Sun at 7)
SAVE 45%!
(Regular price $111.50)

$72.50*
(Orch/Front Mezz/Rear Mezz A-C: Fri at 8,
Sat at 2, Sun at 2)
SAVE almost 35%!
(Regular price $111.50)

$46.50*
(Rear Mezz D-H: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri at 8;
Sat at 2, Sun at 2 & 7)
SAVE almost 30%!
(Regular price $66.50)


Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday @ 8pm,
Saturday @ 2pm &
8pm, Sunday @ 2pm & 7pm

*Conditions: All prices include a $1.50 facilities fee.
Offer valid
for select performances from 8/26/07 – 11/2/07, not
including 10/5/07
– 10/7/07. Subject to availability and prior sale. Not
valid for the
first ten (10) rows of the Orchestra. Limit 8 tickets per
order.
Normal service charges apply to phone and online orders.
Offer may be
revoked at any time. All sales final. No refunds or
exchanges. Not
valid in combination with any other offer. Blackout dates
may apply.
Offer Expires 11/02/2007

Click Here or visit broadwayoffers.com and mention code
AQTMC87
212-947-8844 and mention code AQTMC87
252 W. 45th St Mon-Sat 10am - 8pm, Sunday 12pm - 7pm
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Dear Director/Dancer friends and colleagues,

Interested in performing in Europe?

BARCELONA DANCE AWARDS - from 20th to 24th March 2008 in
Barcelona (SPAIN)
and in the end of June 2008 in Italy and in France.

The Directors of Barcelona Dance Awards, present the 20th
International Competitions and invite your dance group to
performing and teaching at the most prestigious dance
events in Europe
the next season.

We kindly ask you to help us distribute our news
through your
electronic network or printing out
and hanging our postage / news / material up at public
places at your
eventual dance hall or studio.

organizer E-Mail:

our updated Web Site:


We are looking forward to hear from your comments!

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Barcelona Dance Awards 2008
International Dance Competition for Dance Schools/Groups

I look forward to your participation and I hope to
see you at the next
BARCELONA DANCE AWARDS 2008 & DANCE GRAND PRIX ITALIA 2008!

Come with us to our next step: Travel, Dance, Compete, and
enjoy the
best WorlDancEventS in Europe.

I'm inviting the "Dance Directors" who are willing
to invest
in themselves and who are interested in expanding
their knowledge of other cultures, as well as promoting
their work
abroad, says Mr. Barbieri
"I'm looking for Dance Groups who see this thrilling event
as an
opportunity to benefit their professional development".

On THE NEXT EASTER WEEK 2008 many Dance Groups will
dance in
EUROPE (SPAIN)...and you?

Don't stay at home!

to be featured in "The 20th DANCE AWARDS BARCELONA
Competition" for the
Dance Grand Prix Festival Competition Fringe, being held in
Spain from
20th to 24th March 2008 (during the Easter Holiday Time).

In addition, the "Dance Directors" will have an opportunity
to network
and attend all performances by groups from all over the
world.

To find out how to qualifye mail the office space is
limited, so
"Dance Directors" should act right away.

ONLY A LITTLE FEE TO PARTICIPATE!!!

This exciting trip will give dancers and students an
excellent
opportunity to present their work,
to network withdirectors, producers, other artists,
(hopefully to
negotiate new engagements!)
and compete and win the awards with the own performances.

The Dance Grand Prix Festival literally draws thousands
of people
from all across Europe and other parts of the world,
the festival is a thrilling extravaganza of hundreds of
artists
performing dance, theater and music within a wonderful
and stage theatre near the famous Spain Art Cities,
courtyards,
outdoor cafes and the hotel accomodations on the beach of
the Brava coast this truly promises to be an unforgettable
experience.

Choreographers, dancers and chaperones will receive
hotel three
star accommodations in twin/three beds rooms with
bathroom/shower,based on two/three persons sharing a room.

We provide an entire and complete production package
which
includes excellent theaters,lighting, sound, technical
assistance, publicity, pre-show rehearsal arrangements and
printed
programs and posteer advise all over the city.

Our managers will meet your dance groups on the
"Welcome Bus
Service" in the meeting pointe airport.


I look forward to your participation and I hope to see
you at the
next festival.


DIRECTOR DANCE AWARDS EUROPE 2008 SEASON

Just in a few days you will receive some advertising
materials from us,
the new brochures and posters of the Barcelona Dance Awards
please e.mail your free on charges!
request of info at:

organizer E-Mail

Our web site:

Full Name:____________________________________________

School/Company Name: ________________________________

Telephone:____________________________________________

Fax:__________________________________________________

Email Address:________________________________________*
REQUIRED FIELD

Shipping Address:_____________________________________

City:____________________ State/Province:_____________

Country:________________________ZIP/Postal:___________

REQUIRED DISCLAIMERS: THE INFORMATION HERE IN HAS BEEN
PREPARED SOLELY
FOR GENERAL INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL & ARTISTIC
PURPOSES AND ARE NOT AN OFFER TO BUY OR SELL, OR A
SOLICITATION OF AN
OFFER TO BUY OR SELL.
You are receiving this e-mail because I believe you to be
interested
in developing your artistic career.
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