Representing Talent Worldwide
Divine Rhythm News > Divine Rhythm News
Divine Rhythm News

Dec 6, 2007

**New products listed under the items for purchase on
www.divinerhythmproductions.com - SHOP for your favorite
Dancer this
season!
===================================================

Reminder! Miss Thang screens TONIGHT - Thursday in Harlem!

The New York African Diaspora Film Festival
(http://www.nyadff.org)
presents the award winning HD feature,
The Rise & Fall of Miss Thang.
As a part of their Women's Indies Night,
"Miss Thang" will be shown with the short documentary Gene
Boy Came
Home.
After the screenings there will be a Q&A with the film's
star,
Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, and filmmaker Stacie E. Hawkins
followed by a
catered reception. The event will take
place at the Schomburg Center in Harlem this Thursday
December 6 at
8:30pm. The Schomburg Center is located at
135th street and Malcolm X Blvd in Manhattan.
Tickets are $25 and can
be purchased at the door or online
(click special events and look for Women Indies Night).
http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?BevaId=144424

The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang
tells the story of a young Chicago woman who re-kindles her
love for
the art of tap dance. "Miss Thang" recently won the Best
Feature
Narrative Award at the International Black Film Festival of
Nashville.
The film stars Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, a world renowned
tap dancer
who made history when she became the first female dancer in
Savion
Glover's Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk on Broadway.
http://www.myspace.com/missthangmovie
===================================================

Dendê & Hahahaes
Original Afro-Brazilian Music
Saturday, December 8th
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 Collatin: percussion
Adriano Santos: drums
Kahil Ferraris: guitar
Ze Grey: bass
Miho Nobuzane: keyboard
Ze Luis: sax and flute
___________________________

Carnaval with Dendê in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil January 27

February 10th, 2008 Experience Carnaval with Master
Afro-Brazilian
Percussionist Dendê

Spend the week before Carnaval in intensive classes at the
Office of
Musical Investigation in Pelourinho, the historic center of
Bahia.
Then spend the week of Carnaval playing in bloco Kizumba
and parading
with bands like Ile Aiye, Timbalada, Olodum and Muzenza.
Travelling
with Dendê will give you access to a side of Carnaval that
most
tourists never see. If you love to drum or want to learn
how, this is
the way to experience Carnaval in Bahia!??A former member
of
Timbalada, Dendê has been performing professionally since
the age of
14. With Timbalada he toured all over Brazil, Europe and
Asia, 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 the US, performing with his
groups
Hãhãhães , Arrastão, Ologundê, and Samba de Tres. He has
also
performed with such notable artists as Giovanni Hidalgo,
Zakir
Hussain, Cheikh Tidiane Seck, Graham Haynes, Adam Rudolph,
Daniel
Moreno and many other exceptional musicians. He has been
featured in
performances with the Italian singer/percussionist
Alessandra Belloni
and has peformed internationally with Vinicius Cantuaria.
Dendê also
teaches Afro-Brazilian percussion classes in the New York
City to both
children and adults.
===================================================

Lee Howard article in The Southtown Star by Courtney Greve!

Check it out:

http://www.southtownstar.com/news/greve/674922,120207chatter.article

===================================================

A message from Crystal Chapman:

YES! THE TAP FLOOR IS DONE!

We will be back at Broadway Dance
Center for tap classes. Thank you all so much for
continuing to
support my class while we were at Fazil's. I look forward
to seeing
you there.

Also--look for schedule changes for my theatre dance class.

Thanks again!
Crystal Chapman
===================================================

Tap Legacy Instrument and Finger Lakes Tap Dance Festival
The Tap Legacy™ Instrument will be in the upcoming 23
PRiME, Inc.
production of "Where the Music Lives" directed and
choreographed by
Andrew J. Nemr and featuring CPD PLUS and a live SEVEN
piece band.
Held at the Julia Miles Theatre (NYC) January 9-13, 2008,
for details
visit wherethemusiclives.com

Registration for the 2008 Finger Lakes Tap Dance Festival
is now
ONLINE. This year's festival will be held from March
28-30, 2008
featuring Dr. Jimmy Slyde, Dianne "Lady Di" Walker,
Michelle Dorrance,
Rocky Mendes, Andrew J. Nemr, and Baakari Wilder.

For details visit:

www.fingerlakestapfestival.com
===================================================

NY! DEC. 6! HOUSE DANCE CHRISITIANS ( conference)! HAUS
FRAUs from
DENMARK! DANCE ALL NIGHT!

PARTY PEOPLE,

HOUSE DANCE CHRISTIANS ( a.k.a. COnference), is here this
month to
give people CHRIST (who says,' I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH,
and THE
LIGHT!! Whoever believeth in me shall not perish, but have
eternal
lift!!).
DANCING, MOSTLY, all night long, except for a short
interlude by
HAUS FRAUS who wants to perform for you all from DENMARK!!
Come
support. The name change ( HOUSE DANCE CHRISITIANS) is just
to tell
people how much I and some of the owners in the HDC love
CHRIST!! If
you love something else, believe in something else, still
come down.
Through him, and also LOVE is the way to get into heaven,
says,
JESUS!! Also, " We will all be judged the measure in which
we judge ".
This accounts for all beliefs. GOD creates and is in
everything.
LOVE ALL OF YOU and stay truly loving, tolerant of others
that are
still sinning against others while you are not and have
realize the
errors of your ways. Because when you were in sin against
others,
there were people who were tolerant of you. If you have to
take a
person 1 on 1 and tell them their errors of their ways, and
listen to
them as well. Have forgiveness, and try not to repeat what
you hear.
Passing what you hear, only passes sin to another's ear,
and then
makes a person assume about another person. Which does not
give the
person talked about any time to grow and change in the mind
of the
person that listened to the rumor said. Let's start to
change. EVENT:
HOUSE DANCE CHRISTIANS ( conference) DATE: DECEMBER 6, 2007
PLACE:
CLUB REMIX ADDRESS: 27 Park Place between Broadway and
Church DJS: Qu
and P-Funk ( House and House Classics) and DOC ( Hip-hop,
Breaks,
Funk, and Classics). PERFORMANCE: HAUS FRAUS from DENMARK (
10 minute
show then DANCE ALL NIGHT!) THEME: DANCE ALL NIGHT!!!!!
TIME: 10pm-4am
PRICE: $12 without flyer/$10 with flyer HDC MOTTO TILL
JANUARY IS
DANCE ALL NIGHT!! NO SHOWS!! JUST DANCE with GUEST DJs in
the next
months!! Many Djs and more.......SAVE YOUR MONEY FOR
JANUARY and MARCH
HDC!! JANUARY will be a BBOY CONTEST with Judges: KEN
SWIFT, HONEY
ROCKWELL, and more TBA!! MARCH, my birthday party, WILL BE
AN ALL OUT
HOUSE EVENT!! ALL QUESTIONS ASKED!! THANKS CHENZO and
JAZEREMOTE FOR
GETTING BUSY ON THE WHEELS LAST CONFERENCE!! DEFINITELY
BRINGING THEM
BACK AGAIN!! www.myspace.com/housedanceconference (popular
event for
all dance styles) www.housedanceconference (home website of
the event
for basic info!! Site changing soon!)
www.23prime.com/worldsoul. for
bookings www.eliteforcecrew.com. for bookings
www.kr3ts.com. for
booking www.23prime.com. ( CPD PLUS) for bookings
www.style2ouf.com (
french dance website for the world of urban dance)
www.justedebout.com
( french dance website for the world of urban dance)
www.mrwiggleshiphop.net ( U.S. website for history of
Funk,Hip-hop,
and urban related dance styles) www.housedancer.com (U.S.
website
focusing on House culture) www.freetylesession.com (U.S.
website/event
focusing on Hip-hop and Funk styles culture) www.bboysummit
( U.S.
website/event focusing on Hip-hop and Funk styles culture)
www.KR3ts
(U.S. website/event/children foundation for kids in the
Barrio!!)
MONEY FOR THE THEATRE SHOW IN JULY WAS 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. She will be selling her T-SHIRTS at the coat
check of the
next House Dance Conferences. ALL SUPPORT!! BECAUSE THE
MONEY GOES TO
A GREAT CAUSE!! THANKS FOR ALL THAT SUPPORT; MENTALLY,
PHYSICALLY, and
SPIRITUALLY!! '

GOD BLESS ALL, SUPPORT EACH OTHER, and KEEP DANCING,

Brian "Footwork" Green
===================================================

DANCE?DEC. 21 + 22?FORCES OF NATURE DANCE THEATRE:?
A Kwanzaa Celebration??"Salaam's Solo Seven" Seven
outstanding solo
works
performed by seven exceptional dancers. In addition, see
"Earth's
Rites", an evening dedicated to the survival of Life on our
sacred
planet featuring Axis: Temples of Ice, a new work on global
warming.
Kulture Seed, a harvest ritual for urban life.

http://harlemstage.org/SEASON/index.php?id=55

http://harlemstage.org/SITE/tickets.php
===================================================

STATIK ENT. PRESENTS: CHRISTMAS WITH
PATTI LABELLE & FRIENDS LIVE IN NYC!
SATURDAY DECEMBER 22, 2007
@ UTOPIA'S PARADISE THEATER

STATIK ENT. INVITES YOU TO A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EVENT
FEATURING
LEGENDARY R&B/SOUL VOCALIST PATTI LABELLE. PATTI LABELLE IS
THE
ORIGINAL DIVA OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS. WITH A STRONG AND
SOULFUL VOICE,
SHE HAS BEEN A RECOGNIZABLE FIGURE IN THE MUSIC WORLD FOR
OVER FORTY
YEARS. THE TWO TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER IS TAKING HER FOUR
OCTAVE
VOICE ON THE ROAD AGAIN AND SHE IS A TRUE TESTAMENT TO THE
LEAPS AND
BOUNDS THE WORLD OF RHYTHM AND BLUES HAS MADE SINCE HER
START IN THE
1960'S. SHE HAS RELEASED MORE THAN TWO DOZEN ALBUMS AND
SOLD MILLIONS
OF RECORDS WORLDWIDE AND IS DEEMED ONE OF THE GREATEST
VOCALISTS IN
THE HISTORY OF MUSIC. SOUL DIVA PATTI LABELLE ENJOYED ONE
OF THE
LONGEST-LIVED CAREERS IN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC, NOTCHING HITS
IN A
VARIETY OF SOUNDS RANGING FROM GIRL GROUP POP TO SPACE AGE
FUNK TO
LUSH BALLADS. BORN PATRICIA HOLT IN PHILADELPHIA IN 1944,
SHE GREW UP
SINGING IN A LOCAL BAPTIST CHOIR, AND IN 1960 FORMED A
GROUP CALLED
THE ORDETTES. A YEAR LATER, FOLLOWING THE ADDITIONS OF
VOCALISTS NONA
HENDRYX AND SARAH DASH, THE GROUP WAS RECHRISTENED THE BLUE
BELLES AND
SCORED A TOP 20 POP AND R&B HIT IN 1962 WITH THE SINGLE "I
SOLD MY
HEART TO THE JUNKMAN," SUBSEQUENTLY HITTING THE CHARTS IN
1964 WITH
RENDITIONS OF "DANNY BOY" AND "YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE." BY
1973,
LABELLE HAD GONE GLAM, TAKING THE STAGE IN WILDLY
THEATRICAL,
FUTURISTIC COSTUMES; A YEAR LATER HER GROUP BECAME THE
FIRST
AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACT EVER TO APPEAR AT NEW YORK'S
METROPOLITAN OPERA
HOUSE, A LANDMARK PERFORMANCE THAT ALSO INTRODUCED THEIR
LONE
CHART-TOPPING SINGLE, THE FAMOUS CLASSIC "LADY MARMALADE."
AFTER TWO
MORE ALBUMS, LABELLE MOUNTED A SOLO CAREER, ISSUING HER
EPONYMOUS
DEBUT IN 1977. PATTI WENT ON TO SCORE NUMBER ONE R&B HITS
IN 1983 AND
ALSO REACHED THE POP TOP 20 WITH HER BEVERLY HILLS COP
SOUNDTRACK
CONTRIBUTION "NEW ATTITUDE." HER 1986'S "THE WINNER IN YOU"
WENT
PLATINUM AND SHE FOLLOWED IT UP WITH 1989'S BE YOURSELF
WORKING
ALONGSIDE ROCK LEGEND, PRINCE. LABELLE'S CAREER EVOLVED IN
THE NEXT
MILLENIUM AS SHE RECORDED DUETS WITH MARY J. BLIGE, ELTON
JOHN, AND
RELEASED NUMEROUS WORKS AS WELL AS BOOKS. PATTI LABELLE IS
KNOWN FOR
A VOICE THAT PRACTICALLY DEFINES THE R&B GENRE. LONG
RECOGNIZED FOR
HER GOSPEL-FLAVORED SOUL, SHE IS NOW OUT ON THE ROAD
PERFORMING THE
HITS THAT MADE HER A LEGEND. PATTI LABELLE CONCERT TICKETS
ARE A GREAT
GET FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES R&B AND SOUL, AND MS. LABELLE IS
KNOWN TO
NEVER DISAPPOINT HER AUDIENCE WITH HER ENERGETIC AND
ENGAGING
PERFORMANCES. LABELLE HAS BEEN PLAYING TO HER LOYAL LEGION
OF FANS FOR
OVER 40 YEARS, AND PATTI LABELLE TICKETS WILL BE A LIVING
TRIBUTE TO
HER MUSICAL LONGEVITY. SHE'S PERFORMED LIVE AT THE WHITE
HOUSE,
CARNEGIE HALL, AND JUST ABOUT EVERY WORLD-CLASS VENUE ONE
CAN NAME.
NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER AND FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY,
EVERYONE'S
FAVORITE R&B LEGEND IS COMING TO THE BIG APPLE! SO, GET
READY FOR A
NIGHT PACKED WITH EXCITEMENT AND SURPRISES AS THIS SOUL
DIVA TAKES TO
THE STAGE LIVE AT THE BRONX IN UTOPIA'S PARADISE THEATER!

UTOPIA'S PARADISE THEATER < 2413 GRAND CONCOURSE BTWN 187TH
& 188TH
STREET BRONX, NY 10468 FOR TICKET INFORMATION:
WWW.TICKETMASTER.COM
V.I.P. - $100 ORCHESTRA - $85 MEZZANINE - $75, $65 TO BUY
TICKETS
UPFRONT AND NO WAIT CONTACT SK STEVE :
STATIKSTEVE@GMAIL.COM FOR MORE
INFO GO TO: WWW.MYSPACE.COM/PATTILABELLELIVE
===================================================

AILEY NEWS:

Finis offers a new level at a new time on Sundays:

Beginning Ballet
will replace
Absolute Beginner Ballet at a new time.

12:30–2pm Sundays

For those of you who wanted a slightly more
advanced level with Finis Jhung.

Join us on Sundays and don’t forget about
Finis’ Absolute Beginner Classes on
Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30pm!

Space is limited!
Sign up today for this yoga workshop created specifically
for professional dancers.

Monday, December 10, 2007
6:30-8:30PM
Enhance your performance and prevent injury through the
benefits of yoga taught by OM yoga instructor and
professional dancer
Shila Tirabassi.

$20 per person

Call 212-405-9500 or

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue)
New York, NY 10019
(212) 405-9500

www.alvinailey.org

www.myspace.com/aaadt www.youtube.com/aileyorganization

To learn more about Ailey's new season
call AileyConnect: (212) 514-0010
===================================================

Barcelona Dance Award Competition 2008

DANCE SEASON 2008: IT'S TIME TO DANCE!!

BARCELONA DANCE AWARD & DANCE GRAND PRIX ITALIA:
where EVERYBODY is UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT!

DANCE, COMPETE, PERFORM:
LIVE a GREAT THEATRICAL ADVENTURE
WITH DANCERS from ALL OVER THE WORLD!!


Just fill in the form, and you will receive the new
brochures and posters for the DANCE SEASON 2008!!!


Full Name:___________________________________________

School/Company Name: ______________________________

Telephone:___________________________________________

Fax:_________________________________________________

Email Address:_______________________________________*
REQUIRED FIELD

Shipping Address:_____________________________________

City:____________________ State/Province:______________

Country:_______________________ ZIP/Postal:___________

FOR INFO, PLEASE CONTACT:
e-mail
website

if you fell you have received this e-mail by error and wish
to be
removed from future mailings, simply reply to remove please
send to
< dancefestival@tiscali.it>
===================================================

OPPORTUNITY:

Plus Size Productions Casting for Two Stage Plays (Chicago)
$$$

Thank you Eugene Parker, Melody Oates, Katherine Lofton
sharing...
PlusSize Productions Casting for Two Stage Plays, Saturday
- 12/08/07
Reply to: plussizeaudition@aol.com
Date: 2007-12-01, 2:07PM CST


Open Casting Call

Plus Size Productions (Last Stage Play: The Grass Ain't
Greener -
August-September 2007) is seeking an ethnically diverse
cast of
actors\actresses for two new non-equity comedic\dramatic
stage plays
in its 2008 season at the Jacob Carruthers Center in
Chicago. The Play
Titles are: He Ain't Cheatin', She is and Jezebel Ain't
Dead.

ALL TYPES ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION, short, tall, large,
slim, etc.
There is a role for every type.

You may submit Headshot and Resume to:
plussizeaudition@aol.com

Or

You can bring them with you to the audition. Auditions will
take place
in order of arrival.

No need to prepare any monologues. The audition will
consist of cold
reading from the script.

Breakdown of Roles for: He Ain't Cheatin', She is

Female (African American) (late 20s - mid 30s)
Female (Any) (late 20s - mid 30s)
Female (African American) (late 30s)
Female (African American) (late 20s-mid 40s)
Male (African American) (late 20s - mid 30s)
Male (African American) (mid - late 30s)
Male (Caucasian or Latino) (late 20s - late 30s)

Breakdown of Roles for: Jezebel Ain't Dead

Female (African American) (late 20s - mid 30s)
Female (Any) (30s)
Female (Caucasian, Native American or Latino) (mid - late
20s)
Female (African American) (mid - late 20s)
Female (African American) (late 30s)
Male (Any) (early - mid 20s)
Male (African American) (late 20s - mid 30s)
Male (African American) (mid - late 30s)

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD:
WHERE: Irving Park YMCA, 4251 W. Irving Park (Common Room)
(Chicago,
Illinois)
WHEN: December 8, 2007
TIME: 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

REHEARSALS AND SHOWS ARE PAID.

ALSO IN NEED OF TWO LIGHT AND SOUND TECHNICIANS. REHEARSALS
AND SHOWS
ARE PAID.

Any questions, comments or concerns can be emailed to:
plussizeaudition@aol.com

We look forward to seeing you there!!!

Location: Chicago
Compensation: $80.00 - $90.00 Stipend
===================================================
www.divinerhythmproductions.com
EMPOWER YOUR SOLE!