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LAST CHANCE! The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang Premiere
Sunday, tap dance film, The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang,
Chicago premiere before a SOLD OUT audience! It was an
and we are doing it again tonight. This time the films
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, will be there in person!
were turned away at the door so make sure you get your
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
>>>Check us out in the Press!!
The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang has been reviewed and
the Chicago Reader.
If you missed it, Miss Thang was also featured in a NBC
about Black Harvest Film Festival.
Hoofers' House & Uptown Fridays! @ The Studio Museum in
I am pleased to be hosting the first Hoofers' House
collaboratively by The Studio Museum in Harlem & The
Friday, August 24th at 7:00pm. This Hoofers' House in The
Museum in Harlem's courtyard will be a jam session and
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!
I hope you can make it!
*The second collaborative Hoofers House featuring Jason
and the Pheeroan Aklaff trio will be at The Kitchen
Party, on Saturday, September 15th at 4pm.
512 West 19th Street
New York, New York 10011
212-255-5793, ext. 16
Broadway Underground IS BACK!
Friday August 24
Saturday August 25
St. Clement's Theater
423 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
(between 9th and 10th)
Jared Grimes & DeWitt Fleming, Jr.
The BU Band
new guest artists
THE OPEN SESSION
RSVP by August 23 at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
THIS WEEK…from Dance/NYC:
• 145 Nassau Street: Choreographing Space/Eva Perez de
Vega Steele &
• Chase Plaza: Battery Dance Company presents the 26th
Downtown Dance Festival (free)
• Gramercy Arts Theater: Pilar Rioja & The Jose Limon
• Jonathan Shorr Gallery: RETTOCAMME
• Lincoln Center Out of Doors (through 8/27 - free):
Dance Company, Trisha Brown Dance Company, The Lula
• Queens Museum of Art/Topaz Arts: Christopher Giarmo
• Theater at St. Peters Church: Krishnain Indian Dance
• U.S. Custom House steps: Reggie Wilson & Andreya
*Each week, this email goes to 3,100 very dance interested
the public and members of the NYC dance community. For a
charge, you can now advertise in this newletter, complete
picture, for only $35 per issue. You can't find a better
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
Novisi Productions Presents
Shakespeare's Sonnets on Tap
Come hear Shakespeare's language like you've never heard it
Twelve sonnets, twenty-one performers, three nights only!
FEATURING Varín Ayala, Francois Battiste*, Stephen Bel
Michael Bray*, Ayodele Casel, Frank Harts*, Ray Hesselink*,
Johnston, Stephanie Larrière, Amanda McCroskery*, Christina
Parallel Exit (Derek Roland and Ryan Kasprzak*), Max
Rahardjanoto, David Rider, Ivy Risser*, Dolores Sanchez,
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
Thursday, August 23 - 8:00pm
Friday, August 24 - 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Saturday, August 25 - 8:00pm
THE 411 SPACE
300 West 43rd Street,
Ste 411 (at 8th Avenue)
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
capture and engage the imagination of the audience.
exploring the relationship between language, speech,
music, Novisi is guided by a desire to challenge artists
alike to fully experience and investigate the possibilities
of live theatrical performance.
BELEZA & ONE SOUL presents our monthly Brazilian Dance
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
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
Doors open 10:30 PM, Live Band starts at MIDNIGHT
103 3rd Ave.
at 13th St
New York, NY
Saturday, August 25, 2007
10:30 PM - 4:00 AM
cover: $10.00 | FREE before 11 PM, $10 thereafter
music: World Grooves, Brazilian
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-- SILENT FIRE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS:
"START THE FIRE."
Contact: Matina Banks
Phone: (571) 278-8174
(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:
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Made in Chicago: Home Cooked Jazz
AUGUST 27, 2007
Pritzker Pavillion Stage
Orbert Davis' 50-plus piece orchestra is one of the most
large orchestras anywhere and certainly Chicago's most
unit. This concert acknowledges the diverse writing and
originating from the windy city, featuring vocalists Maggie
Jackie Allen, Terisa Griffin, and Kurt Elling. Also
featured will be
Lane Alexander and Chicago Human Rhythm Project's BAM!
with the orchestra on an original composition written
integrate tap as a percussive musical voice.
Sponsored By: The Chicago Jazz Partnership - Boeing, Kraft,
Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust, and JPMorgan Chase
Airline: United Airlines Official Hotel: The Fairmont
Partner: Jazz Institute of Chicago.
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
teaching Popping at Broadway Dance Center from 3-4:30pm.
there. At the end of each month on this class, Archie
Burnett will be
teaching Wacking. So, September 1 is his first Saturday at
Then, the next one is the end of September. (starting on
because August ends early!!).
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
What GOD says in prayer, I listen to, and when I didn't (
times I went out), it was CRAZYYYYY!! Not doing that again.
something for GOD and I to understand as you all have their
spiritual paths that is individual and understood by you;
in righteousness. STAY STRONG!!
THe HDC party is different, this is a place where I keep
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
guides whatever I do for now on, and is the full source of
decisions and actions from this day forth. So, from my
events to go to, here is a weekly schedule.
WEEKLY PARTIES and JUST PARTIES!!
MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS: APT: 13th St. between 9th and 10th
TUESDAYS: Sapphire Lounge: Eldridge and Houston
SWEET TOOTH: 316 or 318 Bowery and
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: email@example.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!!
YOU TALK!! SUPPORT THE SCENE, THE DANCE, THE MUSIC, and NOT
IT's TIME FOR TRUE SUPPORT, NOT SELF-SERVICE!!
This is an an email blast from the HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE
been supporting all since DAY 1!! HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE,
entrance asking party, with the high quality guests, with
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
TC + Spike Lee = A New Civics Curriculum.
Join us at the Launch on September 6!
PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE ARTS
Imagine taking class with the world's greatest dance and
artists right in your own backyard... This fall, make that
reality with Broadway Connection!
PAA provides our students the opportunity to train with the
so they fulfill their greatest potential as artists. You
your dreams; we encourage you to believe in those dreams
and let us
show you the path to making them come true!
September 29th and 30th
Miss Brandt is one of the most exquisite dancers in the
contemporary ballet world today, having danced with the
Ballet, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, the New Chamber Ballet,
ballet and more! She teaches throughout the United States
regularly a featured guest soloist in many productions
Beginning/Intermediate Ballet - Saturday, September 29th @
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet - Sunday, September 30th @
To register, print off our registration form online, or
364-2424. Tuition must be paid in full by September 5,
International Tap Star
November 10th & 11th
What an exciting new face on the international tap scene!
choreographing and performing all over the world, she has
with the greatest names in tap, including Savion Glover,
Walker, Heather Cornell, Ted Levy, Sam Weber, Brenda
more! She is a faculty member at Broadway Dance Center, and
teaches and performs at tap festivals worldwide, including
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
company Ti Dii and performed in the tap superstar show,
She has been a dancer with the jazz band "The Squirrel Nut
and a cultural ambassador to Russia. Michelle's
choreography has been
featured at Jacob's Pillow, Birdland, and in a Toyota
Beginning/Intermediate Tap - Saturday, November 10th @ 9:00
Intermediate/Advanced Tap - Sunday, November 11th @ 1:30
To register, print off our registration form online, or
364-2424. Tuition must be paid in full by September 5,
Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts
Charlotte Dance Festival 2007
Aerial Dance Concert
$5 discount on all tickets until September 1st!
September 14th and 15th @ 8pm
Booth Playhouse in Uptown Charlotte
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:
(Orch/Front Mezz: Mon, Tue, Thu at 8, Sun at 7)
(Regular price $111.50)
(Orch/Front Mezz/Rear Mezz A-C: Fri at 8,
Sat at 2, Sun at 2)
SAVE almost 35%!
(Regular price $111.50)
(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.
for select performances from 8/26/07 – 11/2/07, not
– 10/7/07. Subject to availability and prior sale. Not
valid for the
first ten (10) rows of the Orchestra. Limit 8 tickets per
Normal service charges apply to phone and online orders.
Offer may be
revoked at any time. All sales final. No refunds or
valid in combination with any other offer. Blackout dates
Offer Expires 11/02/2007
Click Here or visit broadwayoffers.com and mention code
212-947-8844 and mention code AQTMC87
252 W. 45th St Mon-Sat 10am - 8pm, Sunday 12pm - 7pm
Dear Director/Dancer friends and colleagues,
Interested in performing in Europe?
BARCELONA DANCE AWARDS - from 20th to 24th March 2008 in
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
electronic network or printing out
and hanging our postage / news / material up at public
places at your
eventual dance hall or studio.
our updated Web Site:
We are looking forward to hear from your comments!
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
best WorlDancEventS in Europe.
I'm inviting the "Dance Directors" who are willing
in themselves and who are interested in expanding
their knowledge of other cultures, as well as promoting
abroad, says Mr. Barbieri
"I'm looking for Dance Groups who see this thrilling event
opportunity to benefit their professional development".
On THE NEXT EASTER WEEK 2008 many Dance Groups will
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
20th to 24th March 2008 (during the Easter Holiday Time).
In addition, the "Dance Directors" will have an opportunity
and attend all performances by groups from all over the
To find out how to qualifye mail the office space is
"Dance Directors" should act right away.
ONLY A LITTLE FEE TO PARTICIPATE!!!
This exciting trip will give dancers and students an
opportunity to present their work,
to network withdirectors, producers, other artists,
negotiate new engagements!)
and compete and win the awards with the own performances.
The Dance Grand Prix Festival literally draws thousands
from all across Europe and other parts of the world,
the festival is a thrilling extravaganza of hundreds of
performing dance, theater and music within a wonderful
and stage theatre near the famous Spain Art Cities,
outdoor cafes and the hotel accomodations on the beach of
the Brava coast this truly promises to be an unforgettable
Choreographers, dancers and chaperones will receive
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
includes excellent theaters,lighting, sound, technical
assistance, publicity, pre-show rehearsal arrangements and
programs and posteer advise all over the city.
Our managers will meet your dance groups on the
Service" in the meeting pointe airport.
I look forward to your participation and I hope to see
you at the
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:
Our web site:
School/Company Name: ________________________________
REQUIRED DISCLAIMERS: THE INFORMATION HERE IN HAS BEEN
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
in developing your artistic career.
EMPOWER YOUR SOLE!