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Nov 13, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE:

*DRP ARTISTS*
-ARESCO’S DANCE EXPLOSIONS Presents JASON SAMUELS SMITH, ROBIN DUNN, & Shelia Barker
-SOLE SURVIVORS – November 14th, 2008
-MR WIGGLES CLASS ZURICH SWITZERLAND NOV 14-16
- The 3rd Annual TAP OFF THE TURKEY TAP WORKSHOP
- Divine Rhythm Productions & www.MrWiggles.biz presents Mr. Wiggles WRECK SESSION
-CARNAVAL in Sao Paulo, Brazil 2009
- NEW FOOTAGE! Jason Samuels Smith performs at the 2007 Brazil International Tap Festival

*EAST COAST*
- Mamadele Newsletter: Timbal Workshop, Hahahaes @ SOBs and Carnaval in Bahia!
-A Message from Hilary-Marie Michael: UPCOMING TAP EVENTS!
-"Yuka Kameda" on Friday, November 14 at 3:30pm.
-On Sale Now! Craig Harris' God's Trombones w/Avery Brooks, Dec. 5-7
-A Message from Group Theatre Too
- ShowBiz Offer: 'Rock of Ages' Tickets

*MIDWEST*
-See “DRP Artists”

*WEST COAST*
-See “DRP Artists”

*WORLD-WIDE*
-See “DRP Artists”
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*DRP ARTISTS *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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ARESCO’S DANCE EXPLOSIONS
Presents

TAP MASTER
*JASON SAMUELS SMITH*
Bring in Da Noise Bring in Da Funk
Guest appearance on
“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE”


SHELIA BARKER

JASON SAMUELS SMITH

ROBIN DUNN

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH CROWNE PLAZA—CROMWELL, CT
ONE DAY OF ELITE DANCE TRAINING TEACHERS: Bring 10
Participates and You Dance Free

VIP REGISTRATION (please return A.S.A.P)
STUDIO____________________________TEACHERS
NAME______________________________
ADDRESS______________________________TOWN______________________
STATE___________ ZIP__________
PHONE:_____________________
E-MAIL_________________________________________________

TOTAL PARTICIPANTS:
TEACHER/ASSISTANT_____ EXTREME_____ EXPLOSIVE_____ JR.
DYNAMIC_____

This reservation will allow myself and my students first
priority booking for the workshop to be held in Cromwell
,CT on NOV 16 th.
Workshop Fees: are due NOV 6th 2008.
Please fill in the number of participants that you
anticipate bringing E-mail or fax this form. ASAP…
Aresco Enterprise 34 -3 Shunpike Rd, PMB 126, Cromwell, CT
06416
E-Mail: earesco777@comcast.net PHONE: 860-250-6131 Fax:
860-345-8355


THE TAP MASTER JASON SAMUELS SMITH
At the ripe age of 15, the major achievement of being
selected to join the Broadway cast of the Tony award
winning Bring in DaNoise, Bring in DaFunk gave Jason the
opportunity to focus on developing and refining his skills.
First as an understudy, Jason quickly raised up through the
ranks to become a principal dancer and understudy to the
lead role. Since then, he has performed at the White House
for the President of the United States, choreographed
several of Debbie Allens theatrical and televised
productions, and toured internationally with Savion
Glover's dance group NYOTs (Not Your Ordinary Tappers). He
is also featured in Michael Jackson's latest music video
Rock Your World.


HOP HOP Robin Dunn
A graduate with a BBA degree in Marketing from Bernard M.
Baruch College, has appeared in and choreographed several
Off Broadway and Dinner Theater productions. 1993 saw Robin
as Director of Amateur Night at the World Famous Apollo
Theater. Other clients Robin has worked with include
Saturday Night Live, Sesame Street, Nickelodeon, 1995
Children's Choice Awards, Earth Day Parade, Missy Elliot,
Tony Award winner/RCA Recording artist, Heather Headley,
the voice behind the Nelly hit "Hot In Herre," Dani
Stevenson, The Braxtons featuring 'Jay Z,' Wynonna Judd,
Brian McKnight and Jive recording artist, Joe. Robin
teaches Hip Hop dance at Steps on Broadway, The Ailey
School for their BFA (Fordham University), Certificate,
Fellowship and Independent Study students and Saatchi &
Saatchi


JAZZ SHELIA BARKER
Sheila Barker needs no introduction to anyone even vaguely
familiar with the world of dance. Dance Teacher magazine
recently answered a letter asking “what makes a good dance
teacher” by using a picture of Ms. Barker! (“Google” Sheila
Barker and you’ll find that literally thousands of dance
teachers across America list her in their bios as a
favorite teacher or influence.)
Sheila has been an educator, choreographer and performer
for over a dozen years in places such as Brazil, Japan,
Mexico, Canada, Europe and across the USA, with her home
base being New York City’s Broadway Dance Center. She
received a BFA in dance and has extensive training in Jazz,
Ballet, Modern, Tap, African/Dunham and Musical Theatre.
Her performance background ranges from Broadway (Uptown,
It’s Hot!, choreographed by Mercedes Ellington -- Sheila
was also the dance captain.) and Off-Broadway to
industrials, music videos and soap operas (One Life to
Live).
Sheila has choreographed many industrials, music videos,
and stage shows for recording artists. She recently
appeared in concert with Savion Glover in Invitation to a
Dancer. Sheila is co-founder and director of Success
America, a New York summer intensive program for young
inspiring dancers. It has placed many youngsters in shows
such as: Smokey Joe's Café, Footloose, Big, Contact, The
Music Man, and Radio City Music Hall.

BALLET Robin Russell Ouellette
Robin Russell Ouellette was an apprentice member of The
Greater Bridgeport Ballet Company and performed in such
ballets as “The Nutcracker”, “Coppelia”, “Peter and the
Wolf” and “The Snow Queen”. In “The Nutcracker”, she was
directed by Genia Melikova and danced with featured artists
Jan Miller, Bryan Pitts and Fernando Bujones. In
“Coppelia”, Robin worked under the artistic direction of
Madame Gabriela Taub-Darvash and apprenticed with her
ballet company in New York.
In 2004 I began my tenure instructing at the Judyth Parks
Academy of Dance and Music, located in Wallingford and
Southington, under Courtney Parks-Billings and enhanced the
existing ballet program as Head Ballet Teacher for students
ranging in age from 7 through adult.


ADE OFFICAIL REGISTRATION FORM
PLEASE ATTACH THIS FORM WITH YOUR TALLY FORM (deadline date
11/6/08)

TEACHERS
NAME_________________________________________________________

NAME of
STUDIO__________________________________________________________

ADDRESS___________________________________________________________________

TOWN___________________________STATE___________________
ZIP_______________

PHONE____________________________________E-
MAIL_______________________________


TOTAL PARTICIPANTS:
TEACHER/ASSISTANT_____ EXTREME_____ EXPLOSIVE_____ JR.
DYNAMIC_____
NON PARTICIPATING TEACHERS____ OBSERVERS _____ AMT
ENCLOSED $_________


Checks Payable to: Aresco Enterprises, Inc
FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE PAYMENTS may be a Studio check, or
Money Order.
NO personal checks, or parent checks. A $30.00 Charge for
all return checks
Entries must be postmarked by NOVEMBER, 6TH 2008.
Entries totaling $1000.00 or More paid by check and
postmarked 22 days prior to the workshop.
will receive a 8% Discount
TEACHERS may visit all 3 dance rooms, however teacher may
only participate in the teachers session.
VIP deadline OCTOBER 20th. This will guarantee entry, in
the event the workshop fills. Must adhere to deadline Date
ADMIT 1 FREE teacher for every 10 participating students.
OBSERVERS are only allowed in the student sessions
VIDEO TAPING is NOT allowed
Participantes must wear a cover up when outside the dance
room
SECURITY : Teachers, Students & Observers must wear their
color
Coded wrist band at all times. If lost a replacement fee
will be charged.




WORKSHOP FEES:
PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Guidelines on divisions
JR DYNAMIC DIVISION…………………….$70.00
EXPLOSIVE DIVISION………………………$85.00
EXTREME DIVISION………………………...$95.00
TEACHER/ASSITANT………………………. $95.00
NON PARTICIPATING TEACHER $75.00
OBSERVER
$18.00
SCHEDULE

TEACHER/ASSISTANTS EXTREME DIVISION
EXPLOSIVE DIVISION JR. DYNAMIC

8:00-8:30 Registration 8:00-8:30
Registration 8:00-8:30 Registration
8:00-8:30 Registration
8:45 - 9:15 STRETCH 8:45 - 9:15
STRETCH 8:45 - 9:15 STRETCH
8:45 - 9:15 STRETCH
9:30 - 10:30 HIP HOP 9:30 - 10:30
BALLET 9:30 - 10:30 TAP
9:30 - 10:30 TAP
10:45 -11:45 BALLET 10:45 -11:45
JAZZ 10:45 -11:45 HIP HOP
10:45 -11:45 BALLET
11: 45 -12:45 LUNCH 11:45 -12:45
LUNCH 11:45 -12:45 LUNCH
11:45 -12:45 LUNCH
12::45 – 1:45 JAZZ 12:45 –
1:45 TAP 12:45 – 1:45
BALLET 12:45 – 1:45 HIP HOP
2:00- 3:00 TAP 2:00-
3:00 HIP HOP 2:00- 3:00 JAZZ
2:00- 3:00 CHEER DANCE

PLEASE FILL IN THE ESTIMATED NUMBER OF PARTICIPATE BELOW
Guidelines on divisions

Teachers/Assistant ____ Assistant teachers must be 16 yrs
old to attend
Extreme Division _____ Advanced LEVEL (We must have 30
PARTICIPATES to open this category).
This division is designed for the serious dancer who rises
to the ultimate challenge. Studying at least 4 – 7 hours
weekly and has attended intense training sessions. This
level is for the highest competitive performers.
Explosive Division______ Intermediate LEVEL
Students must be at least 10 yrs older, attending 3-5 hours
of class weekly. This students has attended several
workshops and has the ability to quicky pick up new
combinations. This student is not a novist
Jr. Dynamic Division_____ Adv.Beg/Inter Level Students
must be a least 8 years old ,Students must have (3-5)years
of experience., studing 3 hrs weekly . This student Has had
limited workshop exposure and is a novist/recreational
division dancers.



Accommodations: Please advise us if you plan on staying
with us on Saturday evening. Room rates $99.00 double
double , plus tax
YES___ WE WILL BE ARRIVING ON SATURDAY EVENING
NO___ WE WILL ARRIVE ON SUNDAY MORNING NOVEMBER 16TH

A BOX LUNCH WILL BE AVAILBLE
2 HOT DOGS CHIPS AND A SOFT DRINK
CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD



REFUNDS: DO NOT SEND CHECKS FROM PARENTS, STUDIO CHECK
ONLY. If you have any questions please call 860-250-6131

Checks Payable to: Aresco Enterprises, Inc
RULES: FEES ARE NON—REFUNDABLE PAYMENTS may be a Studio
check, or Money Order.
NO personal checks, or checks from parents. A $30.00
Charge for all return checks
Entries must be postmarked by NOVEMBER 6th.
Entries totaling $1000.00 or More receive a 8% Discount if
postmarked by October 22th.
VIP registration form, This form will guarentee entry, in
the event the workshop fills. Must adhere to deadline Date
Oct 20th
ADMIT 1 FREE teacher for every 10 participating students.
OBSERVERS are only allowed in the students sessions
VIDEO TAPING is NOT allowed
Participants must wear a cover up when outside the dance
room
SECURITY : Teachers, Students & Observers must wear their
color
Coded wrist band at all times. If lost a replacement fee
will be charged.

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SOLE SURVIVORS

Time and Place
Date: Friday, November 14, 2008
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: The Athenaeum Theatre
Street: 2936 N. Southport
City/Town: Chicago, IL

Dance Chicago 2008
Extended View
M.A.D.D. Rhythms
HipHop ConnXion

present
SOLE SURVIVORS

featuring
Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards
Robert L. Reed
Logan Miller
Robert Reed III
M.A.D.D. Rhythms' own
Bril Barrett
Jumaane Taylor
Star Dixon
Jaybo Dixon
Nora Clark
Donnetta Jackson
and introducing
The M.A.D.D. Rhythms' Jr. Squad

Special Guests Include........
Hip Hop ConnXion
Be The Groove
Dance 2XS
and many, many more

Music by Detour JazFunk


***If you order your tickets through ticketmaster.com,
please note that the $4.50 processing fee will not be
charged, so the tickets will still only be $20
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MR WIGGLES CLASS ZURICH SWITZERLAND NOV 14-16


MR. WIGGLES / USA - ROCK STEADY CREW & ELECTRIC BOOGALOOS
SIGN UP NOW BEFORE CLASSES GET FULL!
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

14. NOVEMBER - POPPIN and STYLES (scare crow, toy man, animation, and more - 19.30 - 21.30 h - sign up now before classes get full!!

15. NOVEMBER - ROCKING - 15.00 - 17.00 h

16. NOVEMBER - TUTTING & GLIDING - 15.00 - 17.00 h

WORKSHOP PAR DAY FOR STUDENTS - TOTAL 2 STD EACH DAY = CHF 60.00 / EURO 40.00

Info & Inscriptions:
American Dance Center, World Dance Federation, HQ Europe, Hardturmstrasse 171, 8005 Zürich / Switzerland
Hotline +41 76 532 76 76, info@americandancecenter.ch


ALSO PRIVATES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST!
$100 EURO and hour $50 EURO for each additional hour

mrwiggles.biz
P.O. BOX 93634
LAS VEGAS, Nevada 89193
mrwiggleseb@hotmail.com
http://www.mrwiggles.biz

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SAVE THE DATE!!!

The 3rd Annual TAP OFF THE TURKEY TAP WORKSHOP produced by Divine Rhythm Productions... Thanksgiving day weekend!!! More info coming soon...www.divinerhythmproductions.com

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Divine Rhythm Productions & www.MrWiggles.biz presents

Mr. Wiggles

WRECK SESSION

The premiere opportunity to learn, jam, and party with pioneers of Hip Hop Culture!

Special Guest:

B-Boy Pioneer and Historian

TRAC 2

*Learn techniques of classic styles including Poppin' and Bronx Rockin'.

*Discover history with some of the leading historians in the field today!

*Practice & Jam to original funk tracks, featuring hour long non-stop sessions, and a rare rockin' music set from 1968-1974.

*WIN unique giveaways from Fi-Hi.com, mrwiggles.biz and more...

*New Products for sale jus tin time for the holidays!


WHEN: December 14th, 2008, 12-6 PM

Where: Cap 21 Studios
18 W 18th Street, NYC

*Poppin Class - Mr. Wiggles*

*Bronx Rockin Class - Mr. Wiggles*

*Trac 2 History, Q & A*

*On going Jam Sessions Room*

*Party Cipher w/ Prizes*

ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE DEALS:

$50 for the first 15 people with pre-paid registration.

$65 with pre-paid registration by November 21st

$75 at the door

Individual Purchases:
$25 per single class or $15 for JAM/Q&A Only package

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE!!!

To register, send your full name, phone number, and package option to:
DivineRhythmNYC@gmail.com, or call (212) 262-1394

For more info and schedule visit:
www.divinerhythmproductions.com
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CARNAVAL in Sao Paulo, Brazil 2009
with the acclaimed samba school Mocidade Alegre
Theme for the year: Love for Dance

CARNAVAL 2009
Queridos sambateadores! Dear Tap Dancers!
Mais um ano está terminando, e já estamos pensando em começar 2009 com muito sapateado. Another Year is ending and we are already thinking about beginning 2009 with a lot of tap dancing. Os interessados poderão entrar em contato diretamente comigo CHRISTIANE MATALLO (diretora da ala) para maiores detalhes. Those of you who are interested in participating should be in direct contact with Christiane Matallo, the director of the line, for more details. O desfile da Escola Mocidade Alegre será dia 21 de fevereiro no sambódromo de São Paulo no Anhembi. The Mocidade Alegre samba school will perform on February 21st in the Sao Paulo Sambadrome in Anhembi. Por volta da 1h da manhã. To begin at 1am. Abaixo seguem as primeiras informações importantes. Below includes important information that you should read first.
OBS = Os participantes interessados devem ter um nível intermediário de sapateado americano.
ALL Interested participants should be a minimum solid Intermediate level according to tap dance here in the US.

MONTAGEM E ENSAIOS - Schedule of Rehearsals
Início da montagem dia 9 de janeiro (sexta-feira) das 18h30 às 21h. The first rehearsal will begin on Friday, January 9th from 6:30pm-9pm
Local: Studio de Dança Christiane Matallo em novo endereço (av. dr Heitor Penteado 715, Taquaral, na frente da Lagoa do Taquaral próximo a entrada dos campos de futebol, da Localiza e do Lanches Paladar, Campinas). Fone: (19) 3241-2111. Located at the Christiane Matallo Dance Studio at a new address as above. It is in front of the Lake Taquaral and next to the entrance for the soccer fields in the same location of Launches Paladar.
Obs: Faremos a montagem e ensaios aos finais de semana, sempre no final das tardes de sextas feiras, e na parte da manhã e tarde aos sábados e domingos. Teremos uma certa flexibilidade por se tratar de férias de verão, desde de que tudo seja combinado e avisado com antecedência a diretora da ala. We will have a rehearsals on weekends that will always begin on Friday evenings and part of the morning and afternoon on saturdays and sundays. There will be some flexibility with some summer holidays, as long as you are collaborating with the director and being in clear communication with her prior to any conflicts.
Você já deve ir decorando o samba-enredo deste ano. A letra e música estão disponíveis no site da escola pelo link: http://www.mocidadealegre.com.br/action/carnaval2009/sambaEnredo.do
You should already go to see the decorations for this year's carnaval as well as the costumes for this year's tap group. The music which you must learn and sing while dancing are ready for you to hear at the link just above. You must be able to learn choreography off of a CD and perform it with precision to be included in this experience. Due to the fact that Brazilian Carnaval is one of the biggest competitions in the world, Christiane reserves the right to deny anyone who does not meet proper requirements (i.e. not knowing the words to theme song, not being able to properly perform choreography while moving in a formation, losing a part of your costume to name a few).

ENSAIOS TÉCNICOS
Os ensaios técnicos acontecem em São Paulo na própria escola Mocidade Alegre e posteriormente no sambódromo. São aproximadamente de 3 a 4 no total. Não temos ainda as datas definidas. The technical rehearsals will happen in Sao Paulo at the school Mocidade Alegre and also in back of the Sambadrome. We don't have the exact dates on this yet. Stay tuned for more information.

FANTASIA
A fantasia foi desenhada e criada pela equipe carnavalesca da agremiação Mocidade Alegre. A confecção será feita em Campinas sob a coordenação da própria escola Mocidade Alegre. As medidas serão tiradas no dia 9 de janeiro de 2009 para a confecção no corpo de cada um. A foto da fantasia feminina segue anexo (em baixa resolução). A masculina será substituída por calça. The costumes were designed and created to fit this year's theme for Mocidade Alegre. They are handmade in Campinas and are directly coordinated with the school. The photo of the costume is included below, or you can request for us to send it to you via e-mail if you can not view it below. The men's costumes are substituted with pants.
O valor da fantasia é de R$ 400 (divididos em 4 parcelas com cheques pré-datados para dias 15/11, 15/12, 15/01 e 05/02). The price of the costume is a total of $400 brasilian Reals, but you can check the current exchange rate to see how much it will be in dollars at the time of your payments. You can make your payment at one time, or you can divide it up into payments if needed.
O depósito da 1 ª parcela deverá ser feito no banco Santander em nome de Christiane Matallo, agência: 0575 conta- corrente: 01026440-6 no dia 15 de novembro. O valor à vista não terá desconto.
The first deposit should be made to the following bank via wire transfer using the following information:
Bank: Santander
To: Christiane Matallo
Agencia: 0575
Account: 01026440-6
Após o término do depósito, favor enviar o comprovante por e-mail para chris@christiane-matallo.com.br com nome completo e todos os contatos. Aqueles que não enviarem seus respectivos comprovantes de depósito com nome completo e contatos, não serão aceitos. Caso haja desistência após a confirmação e efetuada a 1ª parcela da fantasia, em HIPÓTESE ALGUMA haverá devolução de valores.
After you have made a deposit, please send confirmation of your deposit via e-mail to chris@christiane-matallo.com.br with your complete name and all of your contact information. Those that do not follow up with the proper information can not be guaranteed a costume or a performance spot.
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New Footage Available!

Jason Samuels Smith performs at the 2007 Brazil International Tap Festival in Jaquariuna
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5X_WP464oQ

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*EAST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
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Mamadele Newsletter: Timbal Workshop, Hahahaes @ SOBs and Carnaval in Bahia!


Mamadele Newsletter: Timbal Workshop, Hahahaes @ SOBs and Carnaval in Bahia!

Timbal Workshop with Dendê
Four Tuesdays in November and December!
(11/18, 11/25, 12/2 & 12/9)
7-8:30pm
6 Temple Court
Brooklyn, NY
F Train to Fort Hamilton Parkway
$90 for the series / $25 for individual classes

About the Workshop
Learn to play timbal first hand with a former member of Timbalada! Dendê will teach you proper timbal technique as well as the original timbal rhythms and breaks from bands like Timbalada, Ilê Aiyê and Olodum. Classes are open to all levels. Private lessons are also available. The workshops series will culminate in a performance in Prospect Park!
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.
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Dendê & Hãhãhães
Afro-Brazilian Funk
Saturday, November 29th
9pm - 12:00am
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
Gustavo Dantas: guitar
Ze Grey: bass
Miho Nobuzane: keyboard
Ze Luis: sax and flute
Travel to Carnaval in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil with Dendê
Experience Carnaval with Master Afro-Brazilian Percussionist Dendê
February 12th-26th, 2009
Packages start at $1750 for 14 nights!
Deposits due November 15th
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.
Includes:

* Daily Percussion Classes with Dendê
* Rehearsals with Bloco-Afro Kizumba
* Performances in Carnaval with Bloco-Afro Kizumba
* Tons of fun events and additional classes

We have arranged a deal with our travel agent who will be happy to set up your travel and hotel. Packages start at $1750 for 14 nights!

For further information, contact Mamadele Productions
To make your reservation for the classes now, click below and to make your deposit.
Payments will be made via Paypal
Please note, the travel & lodging arrangements will be made and paid for separately.
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New York-based Brazilian-owned school Brazil Station will be offering Portuguese classes in Salvador, Bahia in January and February, 2009


Going to Bahia Jan-Feb of 2009?


Study Portuguese with Brazilian New-Yorker Jennifer Nascimento while you're there!
3-class, 5-class & 10-class Basic Portuguese group courses offered, as well as private&semi-private lessons for all levels.



Take a class, then step out and apply everything you've learned. Come back the next day with all your questions.

Classes will be held in the quaint residential neighborhood of Santo Antônio, (3-min walk from Pelourinho,) just a few doors down from the historical Igreja do Carmo and the Convento do Carmo (convent-turned-5-star-hotel) in the historical center of the city.
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You'll have the chance to come back to New York City and continue your lessons with the same curriculum,

Or, better yet, contact Brazil Station today, and get a head start!

For more information please email class@brazilstation.com with Salvador 2009 in the subject title


Jennifer Nascimento was born in NYC to a Brazilian family and grew up fluent in both Portuguese and English. She has lived in Bahia for months at a time since falling in love with Salvador in 2002, and worked extensively as a writer/editor and translator/interpreter in both NYC and Brazil, before joining the dedicated and talented faculty& staff of Brazil Station. She is also a trained professional percussionist and singer, and aspiring filmmaker. Jennifer has written and translated film subtitles, song lyrics, and travel brochures. She is affiliated with the NY Brazilian Consulate and has interpreted professionally in Bahia as well as the New York area.
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A Message from Hilary-Marie Michael:

Hey All! Just giving you some more updates on Upcoming Tap Events!


Wednesday Tap Jam
Hosted by Arleigh and Brandy
When: TOMORROW - Wednesday, November 12th from 9:30PM - 10:30PM
Where: Chelsea Studios - NYC
Cost: $2

Skipper's Tap Jam
Hosted by Yvette Glover
When: Thursday, November 13th from 8:00PM - Midnight
Where: Skipper's (304 University Ave - between Market St. & Raymond Blvd, Newark NJ)
Cost: No Cover charge!
For more info: Yvette@yvetteglover.com

Your support is greatly appreciated!
Have a tap dance event that you would like me to share? Don't hesitate to contact me!
<3
Hillary-Marie
908.202.7635
hillarymariemichael@yahoo.com
www.hillary-marie.com

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Yuka Kameda
"Lil Mama is a guest performer!!"
What: Performance
Host: BROOKLYN TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL AND THE HARLEM DANCE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Start Time: Friday, November 14 at 3:30pm
End Time: Friday, November 14 at 8:30pm
Where: Brooklyn Technical High School


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On Sale Now! Craig Harris' God's Trombones w/Avery Brooks, Dec. 5-7

HARLEM STAGE
www.harlemstage.org

Craig Harris' God's Trombones returns to Harlem with an inspiring new production at the magnificent Harlem Stage Gatehouse after last spring's triumph at the Apollo Theater. This music theater interpretation, created by acclaimed trombonist and composer Craig Harris, and directed by Avery Brooks, features four singers, a brass shout choir and a dancer. Harris' work animates and invigorates James Weldon Johnson's 1927 classic collection of poems based on inspirational sermons by itinerant African-American preachers.

Featuring: Craig Harris (conductor + trombone)
Kevin Anthony (vocals)
Gina Breedlove (vocals)
LaTanya Hall (vocals)
Trent Kendall (vocals)
Alfred Patterson (trombone)
Curtis Fowlkes (trombone)
Gary Valente (trombone)
Joe Daley (euphonium)
Adam Klipple (keyboards)
Tony Lewis (drums)
Bob Stewart (tuba)
and dance by Chanon Judson.

Dates:
Friday & Saturday,
December 5 & 6
7:30 PM
Sunday, December 7
3:00 PM

Tickets: $30
(We expect performances
to sell out, so please
order soon!)

Harlem Residents* + Harlem Stage (HS) Members +
Groups of 10 or more
SAVE 20%

For tickets call
212.281.9240 ext. 19/20
For Group Discounts
use ext.10

Join our eClub
at www.harlemstage.org
to learn more about upcoming events, membership and special offers.

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at
W. 135th & Convent Avenue

*Harlem Resident Tickets require a valid ID and must be purchased at the box office window. Fees apply. Zips: 10025-10035, 10037, 10039



Presented as a part of the Harlem Stage WaterWorks series.

Additional support for WaterWorks has been provided by The Nathan Cummings Foundation and The Mid-Size Presenting Organizations Initiative, implemented by The Nonprofit Finance Fund and funded by The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Support for the original production and development of Craig Harris' God's Trombones has been provided by The Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc., MASS MoCa, and Williams College.

God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse by James Weldon Johnson is used by permission of Dr. Sondra Kathryn Wilson, Executor for The Estate of Grace and James Weldon Johnson.

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A Message from Group Theatre Too:


I know the Group Theatre Too has asked a lot of you.

But in the next year, GTT will need you more than ever before.

Together, we can make sure more people head to the theatre for an affordable evening of entertainment participate in art education programs, experience "aftermath", GTT's social awareness theatre piece or exercise their creative power and hone their artistic skills.

That's why I'm asking you to dig deep and make another donation to help us to continue our efforts to ensure affordable, quality theatre, effective arts education programs and the creation of new artistic works.

Take a minute to consider the difference we can make, then please make a donation of $5 or more today. Remember, all donations for the Group Theatre Too made through our fiscal sponsor The Field are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

GTT has been blessed over the last 5 years to have been fortunate enough to have produced many theatre projects, educational programs and dance works. Plus, we're still on our feet and dancing strong despite the rising economic situation!

Our shared hope to continue our artistic and educational efforts can make a difference in building a stronger arts community if we continue to work together.

Please make a donation of $5 or more and stand with GTT as we face unprecedented challenges in our changing world.

Visit http://www.grouptheatretoo.org/2008/SUPPORT

The strength of GTT has always come from the combined effort of individual talents and hard work of our company members and many supporters like you.

Thank you for being a part of The Group Theatre too.

Sincerely,

Michael Blevins
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
THE GROUP THEATRE TOO
blevins@grouptheatretoo.org
http://www.grouptheatretoo.org


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ShowBiz Offer: 'Rock of Ages' Tickets

ROCK OF AGES

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JOURNEY
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“Really, Rock of Ages should suck, yet somewhere between the Styx dance break and the Twisted Sister reprise, this tuner becomes a
LEGITIMATE ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT!”
Variety

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