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Aug 2, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:

*DRP ARTISTS*
-LA TAP FEST- August 4-9
-Mr. Wiggles Featured in Rose Eichenbaum’s New Book
-AMERICAN FOLK FESTIVAL ON THE BANGOR WATERFRONT will
feature an excerpt from INDIA JAZZ SUITES.
- Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards teaches at
The Dance Teacher Summer Conference
- The Brazil International Tap Festival in Campinas
- Melbourne International Tap Dance Festival
-Pictures from the 2008 DRA Fire Island Dance Festival

*EAST COAST*
-DanceBrazil with Max Pollak and Rumba Tap
-MARIVALDO @ SOB's
-Myel Productions “Franck’s Zouk & Love”
-Upcoming Agent/Casting Director Classes at The Network
-PIANO IN THE PARK 2008 - AUG, SEPT, OCT
-A Message from DeWitt Flemming
-TM Insider: Save up to 50% on Fela from Tony Winner Bill T. Jones
-OPPORTUNITY: XCEL Talent Agency Annual OPEN DANCE Auditions!

*MIDWEST*
-CHRP Rhythm World Festival Review

*WEST COAST*
-Monsters of Hip Hop: The Show August 15-16

*WORLD-WIDE*
-Thank you from Tap Into a Cure
- Orphanage Helps Abandoned Children in Bahia, Brazil

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*DRP ARTISTS *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Debbie Allen Dance Academy presents...
LA TAP FESTIVAL
August 4-9th, 2008
Faculty and Schedule Published...

This Year We've added more exciting classes

-Beg, Int,Int/Adv., Adv levels
-Adult Beg Evening Classes daily
-4-7 year old program
-Repertory Courses
Schedule online...www.latapfest.com

This Year's amazing Faculty -
Debbie Allen - Founder, Jason Samuels Smith - Director, Chloe Arnold - Co-Director, Arthur Duncan, Harold Cromer, Dianne Walker, Derrick Grant, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, Ted Levy, Michelle Dorrance, Tre Dumas III, Jared Grimes, Josette Wiggan, Arlen Kennedy, Denise Sheerer, Ivory Wheeler, Steve Zee, Nicole Nicholas, Maud Arnold, Lee Howard, Sarah Reich, Chantel Heath.

Plus electives - in African, Hip Hop, Flamenco, and Jazz

Nightly Events - Jam Session, Business of Showbiz, Cutting Contest, Panel Discussion, Student Showcase

Saturday, 9th - Concert - 7pm @ Norman J. Pattiz Concert Hall
Tickets on sale now @ 310.280.9145

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Debbie Allen Dance Academy presents...
LA TAP FESTIVAL
August 4-9th, 2008
Faculty and Schedule Published...

This Year We've added more exciting classes

-Beg, Int,Int/Adv., Adv levels
-Adult Beg Evening Classes daily
-4-7 year old program
-Repertory Courses
Schedule online...www.latapfest.com

This Year's amazing Faculty -
Debbie Allen - Founder, Jason Samuels Smith - Director, Chloe Arnold - Co-Director, Arthur Duncan, Harold Cromer, Dianne Walker, Derrick Grant, Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, Ted Levy, Michelle Dorrance, Tre Dumas III, Jared Grimes, Josette Wiggan, Arlen Kennedy, Denise Sheerer, Ivory Wheeler, Steve Zee, Nicole Nicholas, Maud Arnold, Lee Howard, Sarah Reich, Chantel Heath.

Plus electives - in African, Hip Hop, Flamenco, and Jazz

Nightly Events - Jam Session, Business of Showbiz, Cutting Contest, Panel Discussion, Student Showcase

Saturday, 9th - Concert - 7pm @ Norman J. Pattiz Concert Hall
Tickets on sale now @ 310.280.9145

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!
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Mr. Wiggles featured in Rose Eichenbaum’s New Book!

Hello,

I'm happy to announce the release of my new book, The Dancer Within--Intimate Conversations With Great Dancers--Wesleyan University Press. If you liked Masters of Movement, I think you'll love this one.

Check it out! Thanks, Rose Eichenbaum
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An Excerpt from India Jazz Suites featuring Jason Samuels Smith &
Pandit Chitresh Das will be featured at:

AMERICAN FOLK FESTIVAL ON THE BANGOR WATERFRONT
Address: Downtown Bangor, ME
Phone: 207.992.2630
Email: info@americanfolkfestival.com
Web: www.americanfolkfestival.com

A celebration of multicultural traditional music, dance, craft, food,
and storytelling, held Aug 22, 23, and 24. Live performances on five
stages. This year's performers include Jesse McReynolds and the
Virginia Boys, Chuck and Albert, Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole
Cowboys, Genticorum, Diunna Greenleaf and Blue Mercy, Chino Nunez and
Friends Orchestra, Hassan Hakmoun, Jason Samuels Smith and Pandit
Chitresh Das, Sana Ndiaye, Beaudoin Legacy, Benedicte Maurseth, and
Franco House Party. Free, but donations are encouraged.

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Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards will be teaching at:
The Dance Teacher Summer Conference from August 9-11th at the Jacob

Javits Center
http://www.dance-teacher.com/conference - check out the full schedule!
Tap Master Class

Tap star Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards shares useful techniques in
establishing clarity, speed, phrasing and musicality.
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Where can you tap dance and sip on a fresh coconut water while
listening to Samba at the same time...

THE BRAZIL INTERNATIONAL TAP FESTIVAL in Campinas, Brazil 2008

Artists scheduled to appear include Jason Samuels Smith, Dormeshia
Sumbry-Edwards, Lisa LaTouche, Corine Karon and Director Christiane
Matallo to name a few...

For full information and to register, visit:

www.christiane-matallo.com.br

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NOW YOU CAN TAP DANCE IN BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL 2009...

In 2008, Christiane Matallo made history when she spearheaded the
effort to include a group of tap dancers from all over Brazil (and me
the "Americana") in the samba school Mocidade Alegre... for the first
time ever, a group of tap dancers were included not only as a featured
choreographed segment, but also as part of the percussion for the
Brazilian Carnaval Celebration in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We were flooded
with news coverage and interest stories and it was by far one of the
most exciting venues in which we performed in front of some of the
largest audiences in the world!

Back by popular demand, we are trying to make it bigger than ever by
expanding to make this an international representation of tap dancers
worldwide...Want to Tap Dance in one of the most popular parties on
earth in February of 2009? Then send us your contact information with
interest to be included for the group that will be tap dancing in Sao
Paulo for Carnival in Sao Paulo, Brazil!
See pictures of last year's festival here:
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=63362183&albumId=1721037

VAMOS DANCAR!

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://www.mocidadealegre.com.br/action/principal.do
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Melbourne International Tap Dance Festival

October 15-20
(Presented by Grant Swift)
Featuring Jason Samuels Smith & Chloe Arnold

For more information:

www.mitf.com.au

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Pictures from the 2008 DRA Fire Island Dance Festival

http://www.rosalieoconnor.com/slides/087019DRA/

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*EAST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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August 2, 2008
DanceBrazil with Ballet Noir
3 pm
East River Park Bandshell
FDR and Grand St. Overpass, New York, NY,
212-360-2757
http://www.cityparksfoundation.org

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CHECK IT OUT!

MARIVALDO DOS SANTOS

PRESENTS:

QUABALES
percussion fusion

@ SOB'S AUGUST 5th TUESDAY
DOORS 7 PM SHOW 9 PM
204 Varick st. @ W. Houston
www.sobs.com 212 243-4940

ESPECIAL GUESTS:

STEVE COLEMAN
VIJAY IYER
VINICIUS CANTUARIA
DAVID BINNEY
JACQUES SCHWARZ-BART
JASON & FIONA (Beetroot)
ANTHONY JOHNSON
JONATHAN POWELL
LECO REIS
CAMILLE ARMSTRONG
YAKO (cobu)from Japan
DENDE
MEIA NOITE
DAVI VIEIRA
NANNY ASSIS
SOLI

www.myspace.com/quabalesnyc

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MYEL Productions Presents:
Zouk, salsa, reggae, coupe decale, R&B…

*Franck’s Zouk & Love*

When: THU. Aug. 14th & Aug. 28th
Time: 8PM-2AM
Free for Ladies
$10 Guestlist
$15 Door

Where: RED SKY NIGHT CLUB
47E 29th Street (Park & Madison)

Music by DJ Spike

Sign up: www.myelproductions.com

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The Network (www.thenetworknyc.com),
New York's premiere networking facility, a proud affiliate of ShowBiz Expo.

The Network is a place where New York area actors meet agents, managers and casting directors in a safe and creative atmosphere. Through nightly seminars, we provide an opportunity for artists to begin working relationships with these respected entertainment professionals. The Network has the lowest seminar prices, the most one-on-one time and the most specific personalized service in the industry.

The Network serves as a hub that can be used to seek out advice, information and coaching. We strive to maintain a level of integrity, honesty and a commitment to the needs and success of the individual that is unique to any other service of its kind.
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Information on these fantastic events may be found below.
Additionally, you can find out more about our full AUGUST schedule
online at www.thenetworknyc.com.

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Our great Summer Seminar Specials are continuing. With the
lowest seminar prices, the most one-on-one time and the most
specific personalized service in the industry, The Network's seminars are
selling out faster than ever.

NETWORK SUMMER SEMINAR SPECIALS:
Purchase a package now and use it as you like -
our seminar credits do not expire!

Single Seminar: 32.00
Summer Seminar 4-pack: 99.00 (only 24.75 per seminar)
Summer Seminar 6-pack: 138.00 (only 23.00 per seminar)
Summer Seminar 12-pack: 270.00 (22.50 per seminar)
Summer Seminar 25-pack: 500.00 (only 20.00 per seminar)

Our FULL JULY/AUGUST SCHEDULE
is online at www.thenetworknyc.com
OR CALL 212-239-3198. The password is network.

All the best,
Your friends at The Network

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UPCOMING CLASSES/EVENTS
More information about all classes may be found online at www.thenetworknyc.com
(click on "classes") or by calling 212-239-3198.


2-WEEKEND SCENE STUDY WORKSHOP
with ALAINE ALLDAFFER (Casting Director with Playwrights Horizons,
Huntington Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, WEP and others)
SOLD OUT – Call 212-239-3198 for waitlist


**ADVANCED SEMINAR**
with JAMES CALLERI (Legit Casting Director with James Calleri Casting)
(Only two spots remain)
Date: Wednesday, August 13 at 7:00pm
Event Cost: 49.00

James is looking for all ages, types and ethnicities for a wide variety of upcoming and ongoing film, TV and theater. He casts NBC's Lipstick Jungle (which begins its second season in September), all Merchant Ivory films, and tons of theater. James will be seeing 1-1 1/2 minute monologue, prepared by the actor.


**ADVANCED SEMINAR**
with ALISON GOODMAN (Casting Director with Guiding Light)
(Limited spots remain)

Date: Wednesday, August 13 at 6:30pm
Event Cost: 39.00

Alison casts Under-5s and assists Rob Decina casting principals for Guiding Light. She is looking for all types of actors that make up the residents of the town of Springfield. Alison will be seeing her cold paired soap sides, which she will provide at the seminar.


VOICE OVER / ON CAMERA
COMMERCIAL CLASS
with KATHERINE RYAN (VO/Commercial Agent, Don Buchwald & Associates)

Dates: Tuesdays, August 19 -September 23 (6 weeks) at 6:30pm
Class Cost: 399.00 (includes 1 free Network seminar)

Katherine, a top VO and On-Camera agent at a prestigious bi-coastal agenciy, returns to The Network with a unique hybrid class combining three weeks of intense VO work with 3 weeks of On-Camera Commercial Technique. A class that Katherine's previous students have been begging for, we are thrilled to finally be able to offer it!


CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION 212-239-3198.

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UPCOMING AVAILABLE SEMINARS

THURSDAY, JULY 31

NIKOLE VALLINS - Legit Casting Director with Jay Binder Casting - 6:30pm
Seeing: Two contrasting 16 bars, or a short cut of one song and a contrasting contemporary monologue. Accompanist provided.
Looking to Meet: Jay Binder Casting casts Broadway and National tours of: Nice Work If You Can Get It, Dancing In The Dark, An American In Paris, Vanities, Mask, Grease, A Chorus Line, Gypsy, The Lion King, Dancebeat, The Thirty Nine Steps, Happy Days, White Christmas, Passing Strange, Chicago, The 39 Steps. Nikole is looking for actors of all ages, types and ethnicities, primarily musical performers. You may prepare either traditional musical theatre or a contemporary pop/rock.

DIANE RILEY – A Legit Agent with Harden-Curtis Associates – 7:00pm
Seeing: A contemporary monologue, prepared by the actor.
Looking to Meet: Diane says that she does not really have a "type" - she is always looking for strong actors of every kind.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5

KIMBERLY GRAHAM - A Legit Casting Director with Judy Henderson Casting - 7:00pm
Seeing: Her cold film SIDES, which she will provide at the seminar, with a reader.
Looking to Meet: Judy Henderson Casting has no fewer than six films in pre-production. Kimberly is always eager to meet ethnic actors. She is also eager to meet actors who are 18+ who can play under 18 (especially for their upcoming film Unicorns).

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6

JOAN LYNN - A Commercial/Legit Casting Director with Joan Lynn Casting - 7:00pm
Seeing: Commercial copy. The Network has a library of copy from which to select. You may also use your own.
Looking to Meet: As each of Joan's projects is different, she is open to meeting men and women 18-75 of different types and ethnicities.

VAL McKEON - A Jr. Legit Agent with Innovative - 7:30pm
Seeing: Prepared Film/TV SIDES with a reader. The Network has a library of sides from which to select. You may also bring your own (bring a copy for the reader).
Looking to Meet: Val is open to all areas, all types and all ethnicities. She is particularly interested in meeting with comedic actors and actors who feel they are ready for primetime TV, both 1/2 hours and 1 hour dramas.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7

DIANA DOUSSANT - A Legit Agent with Leading Artists - 6:30pm
Seeing: A contemporary monologue, prepared by the actor.
Looking to Meet: Diana is eager to meet young, skilled actors and actresses. She really wants to see African American, Hispanic, and ethnically ambiguous actors.

ELIZABETH GANS - Legit/Commercial Casting Director with Stark Naked Productions - 7:00pm
Seeing: A comedic monologue, prepared by the actor.
Looking to Meet: Because Elizabeth casts for everything, she's eagerly looking for fresh, talented faces.

MONDAY, AUGUST 11

AMY MAZUR – A Commercial Agent with Abrams Artists – 6:30pm *FIRST TIME GUEST*
Seeing: Commercial copy. The Network has a library of copy from which to select. You may also use your own.
Looking to Meet: Amy "definitely" wants to see Spanish speakers. Also, she'd like to see folks who have taken a commercial class and/or have commercial experience. She says she'd "love to meet" actors 30-35 and up – moms and dads. She has just started working with so many younger people since the league presentations.

ROB KOLKER – A Personal Manager with Rob Kolker Management – 6:30pm
Seeing: A monologue prepared by the actor, or prepared Film/TV/Theater SIDES with a reader. The Network has a library of sides from which to select. You may also bring your own (bring a copy for the reader).
Looking to Meet: Rob is not specifically looking for any one type. He says that experience, training, youth and a great look for the camera is usually what "helps get a new person in the door."

Waitlists available for full seminars.
There ARE cancellations, and we DO call our waitlists.

The FULL AUGUST SCHEDULE
is online at www.thenetworknyc.com
The password is network.

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"I love the Network - There is finally a group that treats actors with dignity"
- Katherine Ryan, Commercial Agent with Don Buchwald & Associates
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PIANO IN THE PARK 2008

Monday thru Friday, May 12 – October 17, 2008. from 12:00 noon to 1:45 p.m.
In Bryant Park's upper terrace (at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, in between the two restaurants, at the back of the New York Public Library. Come in the 42nd or 40th Street entrance between 5th & 6th Aves.

Susie, the "brains" behind this most wonderful series, is an absolute joy. You'll love every pianist and all the different styles, especially the Ragtime & Stride. This is my absolute personal favorite series. DON'T MISS!


WHAT
Back in June, I sent you a recap of what you'd missed because I was late getting the email out to you; a list of performances in June and July; and an abbreviated list of What's Coming Up. A lot of you wrote back and said you went and enjoyed the music. Thanks!


NOW HERE'S AUGUST, SEPT & OCT.

Week of August 4, 2008 (Aug. 4, 5, 6, 8) - DAN MANJOVI www.danmanjovi.com
No Thursday Piano due to Broadway in Bryant Park
Dan Manjovi is an award-winning pianist, and composer, and a New York favorite. He is pleased to return once again to The Bryant Park Piano in the Park series to let loose and swing!

Week of August 11, 2008 (Aug. 11, 12, 13, 15) - DEANNA WITKOWSKI deannajazz.com
No Thursday Piano due to Broadway in Bryant Park
Winner of the 2002 Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Deanna Witkowski brings an exuberance and vitality of spirit to her fusions of jazz, brazilian, afro-cuban, and sacred music. "Witkowski's playing is consistently thrilling." (All Music Guide).

Week of August 18, 2008 (Aug. 18, 19, 20, 21, 22) - ROY EATON www.Royeaton.net
Roy Eaton's first Carnegie Hall performance was in 1937. He is winner of the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award (1950). Current albums include Joplin Rags on SONY Classical and Keyboard Classics for Children on SUMMIT.

Week of August 25, 2008 (Aug. 25, 26, 27, 28, 29) - VICTOR LIN
Victor Lin is happy to have been part of Bryant Park's piano series for the last three years. A former student of jazz legend Kenny Barron, Victor is currently a jazz music instructor at Columbia University, Teachers College, and The Calhoun School.

Week of September 1, 2008 (Sept. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) - FRANK OWENS
Frank Owens (Pianist/Conductor/Arranger/Composer/Musical Director) has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the First David Letterman Show in 1980 and It's Showtime at the Apollo. He has also worked with an array of singers and received a gold record for his Rhythm Concert of Tony Orlando and Dawn's "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree".

Week of September 8, 2008 (Sept. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) - JILL MCMANUS
Composer and pianist Jill McManus has performed in the United States, the Caribbean, and in Europe, with such outstanding players as Tom Harrell, Pepper Adams, George Coleman and many others. Her Native-American influenced album Symbols of Hopi received 5 stars in Down Beat. A recent story by Zan Stewart, Keyboard Creativity, Pianist Enjoys Composing as Well as Playing, appears online at nj.com.

Week of September 15, 2008 (Sept. 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) - LARRY HAM www.larryham.com
Jazz pianist Larry Ham tours and records with many of today's top jazz artists, performing throughout the United States, Europe, and in Japan, Russia, and West Africa. He is also a noted composer, and leads his own bands with a "crisp, swinging and lyrical" style at the piano.

Week of September 22, 2008 (Sept. 22, 23, 24, 25, 26) - RUSS KASSOFF www.russkassoff.com
Russ Kassoff toured as pianist to Frank Sinatra from '80-'91, served as pianist/accompanist for Liza Minnelli from '82-'01 and Minnelli's music director and conductor for the acclaimed Minnelli on Minnelli national tour ('00). In '07 and '08, Russ appeared as a featured guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on NPR. He conducts and accompanies Rita Moreno, performs with his Big Band THE RKBB in concert at the Bahai Center in NYC, and is a regular featured performer at The Knickerbocker in NYC with Jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli!

Week of September 29, 2008 (Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 1, 2, 3) - LUIZ SIMAS www.luizsimas.com
Brazilian/American pianist Luiz Simas is a versatile performer who feels totally at ease with both the music of his native Brazil and the American genres of jazz, ragtime and stride. Keyboard Magazine has described his playing as "sassy, clear and vibrant", and his music as sounding "fresh, smart and witty".

Week of October 6, 2008 (Oct. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) - AYAKO SHIRASAKI www.ayakoshirasaki.com
Ayako Shirasaki is a virtuoso pianist who performs in and around the New York City area. Her techniques range from a "tender touch" (like the late Tommy Flanagan) to "brisk runs" (like Bud Powell) – which can be heard on her recent solo CD Home Alone.

Week of October 13, 2008 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17) KUNI MIKAMI
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kuni came to the United States in 1975. He continues to play for many of the top big-bands around including: the Lionel Hampton Orchestra; Duke Ellington; Cab Calloway; Illinois Jaquet; and George Gee Orchestra.


PIANO IN THE PARK - Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Music Performance Fund
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A Message from DeWitt Flemming:
Hey Folks,
Many people have asked me what is involved in taking acting classes. Many others have taken acting classes when in reality , they wanted to study theater.There is a difference in acting technique and theater. I teach acting technique.Theater is an academic pursuit that involves set design, sound, lighting, costuming and critique.
The acting techniques I developed came out of my years of training with Stanford Meisner at The Neighborhood Playhouse and John E. Allen at Philadelphia's Freedom Theater. The mixture of these different cultural and emotional differences was the basis of my approach to teaching acting.
If you or someone you know is serious about learning the art of acting, you should make a point to attend my open class workshop/showcase on Aug. 9th, 2008 at 8:00 pm at The Producers' Club Theaters, 358 W. 44th St. (44th and 9th Ave.), Manhattan. The cost is $10.
Before you spend $200-400 for a course you might not complete, check this class out. Watch actors apply techniques taught to make their scenes come to life with emotion and clarity. Join in the discussion on how character is developed. Learn the technique that former students Erika Alexander, Michael K. Williams, Omar Evans, Mark Webber, Ta'Rea Campbell and many others use professionally today.
Seating is limited so e-mail to reserve a spot.
Mel mwilliams@tfang.org
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Fela!
A New Musical
Directed and Choreographed by Bill T. Jones
Book by Jim Lewis & Bill T. Jones
Music & Lyrics by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
Additional Lyrics by Jim Lewis
Arrangements by Aaron Johnson and Antibalas
Based on the life of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
Conceived by Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis
& Steve Hendel

Performances begin August 5!
Strictly Limited Engagement!

In this new musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Bill T. Jones with a book by Jim Lewis and arrangements by Aaron Johnson and Antibalas, audiences are welcomed into the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), Fela! explores his controversial life as artist, political activist and revolutionary musician. Featuring many of Fela's most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones's imaginative staging, this new show is a provocative hybrid of concert, dance and musical theater.
$26.25   $51.25
Aug 5 - Sept 3 (Reg. $51.25)   Sept 5 – Sept 21 (Reg. $76.25)!
USE CODE TMNA01 for discount tickets

August 5, 2008 - September 21, 2008

Schedule:
7/5 - 9/3: Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday-Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm, Sunday 2pm; 9/5 - 9/21
Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday-Friday 8pm,
Saturday 2pm & 8pm, Sunday 2pm & 7pm


*Conditions: Tickets must be purchased by September 21. Offer subject to availability and may be revoked at anytime. Additional blackout dates may apply. Not valid for previously purchased tickets or in combination with any other offer. All sales final; no refunds or exchanges. All prices include a $1.25 facility fee. When purchasing tickets at the box office, patron MUST present this printout to the box office. Limit 8 tickets per order. Offer Expires 09/21/2008.

HOW TO GET YOUR TICKETS

online
Go to theatermania.com and enter code TMNA01

by phone

Call 212-307-7171
and mention code TMNA01

in person

Bring a print out of this offer to 37 Arts
450 W. 37 Street
Tues. 1PM-7PM, Wed - Friday 1PM-8PM, Sat 2PM-8PM, Sun 2PM-7PM



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XCEL Talent Agency Annual OPEN DANCE Auditions!

Saturday August 23, 2008

Gotta Dance Atlanta
1778 Ellsworth Industrial Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

3:00 PM Hip-Hop
4:30 PM Contemporary
6:00 PM Go-Go Dancers

For more information visit www.xceltalent.com or www.aris-dance.com
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CHRP Rhythm World Review

Centerstage Show Review
Reviewer: Sharon Hoyer
Tuesday Jul 29, 2008
Monday night, the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park shook with the beat of hundreds of stomping feet. To kick off this year's Rhythm World Festival, the Chicago Human Rhythm Project served up a smorgasbord of sound—a sampling of the finest percussive talents from around the globe, all featured this week in a series of performances at the Loyola University Mullady Theater. The show seemed to cover every imaginable rhythmic combination, pounded, slapped, shuffled, beatboxed, clapped and, yes, tapped by the entire spectrum of percussion artists—from high-energy dance and junk percussion troupe Be the Groove to young local hoofer Nico Rubio (who falls off the log to beatboxing by Jam One), to the polished styling of song-and-dance man Ted Levy—a Broadway veteran who really knows how to work the crowd.
CHRP recently received a MacArthur grant, allowing it to bring a group of tappers from Beijing to perform and study with masters from around the globe. The Yan Ling Dancers took the stage in be-tailed tuxes and huge smiles, executing barrel rolls in the grand Hollywood tradition. Some of the most interesting performances came from international tappers who've adopted and preserved the American art form. Guillem Alonso of Barcelona is one of the last great sand-dancers; his charming shuffles and slides were a highlight of the evening.
Rhythm World continues this week with a Tuesday night Tap Slam and Cutting Contest, a student showcase on Thursday, and culminating in a weekend of concert performances. Each night features some of the greatest rhythm artists alive—a vibrant, upbeat treat for the eyes and ears.

http://www.centerstagechicago.com/theatre/shows/6152.html#review
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NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Tickets On Sale Now For MONSTERS OF HIPHOP THE SHOW, Written & Directed by Tabitha & Napoleon Dumo


DanceJam presents:

Monsters of Hip Hop

Monsters of Hip Hop
PO Box 47425
Baltimore, MD
21244-7245
p: 888-5MONSTRS
f: 410-630-1235
info@monstersofhiphop.com


Tickets on Sale Now for the Biggest 'Live' Hip Hop Show of 2008,

Monsters of Hip-Hop: The Show
August 15-16, 2008
El Portal Theater
North Hollywood, CA

The Dance Industry's Most-Talked
About Show Will Blow You Away.

This is no end-of-the-year recital; this is the Real Deal!

The Show, Written & Directed by TABITHA & NAPOLEON DUMO
(FOX's SYTYCD, AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW),
Co-Directed by KEVIN MAHER (Kelis, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears) &
Asst. Directed by TONY TESTA (JANET JACKSON, NICKELODEON'S DANCE ON SUNSET), features a cast who will make their professional debut
in front of PRODUCERS, AGENTS, ARTISTS & other industry professionals.


THE MONSTERS SHOW IS A MUST-SEE!

TICKETS ARE WILL CALL ONLY - TICKETS WILL BE REDEEMED AT THE THEATER ON ARRIVAL FOR THE SHOW, PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO SHOWTIME WITH TICKET CONFIRMATION.

BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.signup4.net/public/ap.aspx?EID=MONS55E&OID=130

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*WORLD-WIDE*
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Thank you from Tap Into A Cure.. your response is overhelming!
First we have to thanks our friends at the ADEA, The Alberta Dance Educator's Association, Blazing Rhythms and the PCDAA, Pure Class Dance Arts Association for their generous donations to the workshop, and The Africa Project.
We also have to say a great big thank you to our very good friends Mario Salazar at Renomax and Justin Lemery at Hardwood Flooring Depot for their very generous donation of a beautiful Maple mobile Tap floor, it will get it's debut on August 14th at the Tap Jam, we will have none other than Jason Samuels Smith break it in!
In just 35 days Edmonton will play host to Canada's premiere dance event this year. The response has been amazing! Tap faculty Bril Barrett, Chloe Arnold and Sarah Reich will be joined by Emmy award winning Jason Samuels Smith, promising a 3 day workshop that will get your heart beating, your feet tappin' and the rhythm stirring in your soul! There has never been anything like this in Alberta because if those four weren't enough joining them is the amazing Steffan Clemente.....world renown hip hop artist "Mr. Wiggles". Class sizes are limited and are filling fast!
Here are links to watch these amazing talents enjoy!

For Jason Samuels Smith http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4EmZ_TssQ8
For Mr. Wiggles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkzWKfLseuA
For Jason & Chloe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBCRyLwqYzc
For Chloe Arnold http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTV2aKdfdOc&feature=related
For Bril Barrett http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBmqGrDkqVY
For Sarah Reich http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUXHfOmOUMQ&feature=related

Now come see them in person at Tap Into A Cure 2008, it is going to be a weekend of great memories, tired feet, and many good times! Visit our web site for daily schedlues, registration and bios of all our faculty.

www.tapintoacure.com email us at info@tapintoacure.com telephone 780 722 9562
Also don't forget the faculty will join a cast of incredible talent August 17th, 7 pm at Festival Place in Sherwood Park for the Magical Rhythms Showcase and Silent Auction. Some of our friends joining the faculty are Jazz singer Anna Beaumont, Jazz musicians extraordinare The Marc Beaudin Trio, Edmonton's amazing Blue Eye Soul, Hip Hop's jaw dropping dance group White Chocolate, the winner of Capital Ex's 2008 Northern Talent Search and many more. We have some incredible items in our silent auction: a signed first edition book by Norman Mailer, "A Castle in the Woods". An autograph and picture of tap dancing legend Peg Leg Bates, an autograhed picture of the amazing Gregory Hines, a signed limited edition print of Tupac Shakur and there's plenty more, and the best part of all is we are doing it all for our friends at The Hope Mission and The Africa Project, it is all for charity ! Hope we see you there! Tickets on sale now at Ticketmaster and Festival Place.
Please forward to all your dance friends Thank you and keep tappin"
If you would like to donate an item for the silent auction please contact us at:
email us at info@tapintoacure.com or telephone 780 722 9562 www.tapintoacure.com

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Orphanage Helps Abandoned Children in Bahia, Brazil
“It is much easier to assist in the growth of a child than to fix broken men and women”
•   Vo Flor, a nurse, founded Vo Flor Orphanage in 1978 to provide children of all ages with shelter, education, nurture and care. “Lovely Grandma” (as her name loosely translates) started the orphanage with 13 children, without institutional help, assisted by friends from the local community. The orphanage fosters children at risk whether they have lost their parents, if they’ve literally been abandoned at the door step, or simply with day care because parents are temporarily absent.

•   In 1997, Vo Flor Orphanage was registered as a charitable organization. It’s mission-- to re-integrate children into society, rescue them from poverty and develop their human potential and self-esteem to become productive citizens. Today the orphanage cares for 56 girls and boys from newborns to age 18. It is home to 30 of them.

The sponsors and volunteers who support the orphanage do so not only by giving their time and material support but mostly their hearts. You can help by bringing to the orphanage school supplies (notebooks, pens, crayons, books, etc.); clothes (new or gently worn); and/or a donation.
When you visit the children of Vo Flor you will be touched and inspired by their spirit.
For Further Information contact: vellybahia@gmail.com
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