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Divine Rhythm News
Jul 26, 2008
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Chloe Arnold's Master Class in LA - this Monday 6-7, 7-9
- 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
-A Message from Brian "Footwork" Green
-PAA July Updates
-TNC'S STREET THEATER TOUR Opens August 2nd
-Beantown Tapfest August 18-24, 2008
-Film Stage & Showbiz Expo
-Dance/NYC FYI: Events, Education and Residency
-CHRP18th Annual Rhythm World
-See World-Wide Events
-New Dance Website - All thing dance
*DRP ARTISTS *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
Chloe Arnold -
Master Class in LA
Monday, July 28
When: Monday, July 28th
Adv. Beg/Int. - 6:00 - 7:00 - $15
Adv. Int/Adv. - 7:00 - 9:00 - $20
What: Technique, Choreography, Improvisation
Who: All ages are welcome.
Where: Debbie Allen Dance Academy
3623 Hayden Ave. Culver City, CA 90232
Space is limited!
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Get your Chloe Tap Couture - New styles available!!
For more information on Chloe:
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
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.
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards will be teaching at:
The Dance Teacher Summer Conference from August 9-11th at the Jacob
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.
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:
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:
Melbourne International Tap Dance Festival
(Presented by Grant Swift)
Featuring Jason Samuels Smith & Chloe Arnold
For more information:
*EAST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
NY!! AUGUST 7! HOUSE DANCE CONFERENCE! BBOY/BGIRL CONTEST! $800! KEN
SWIFT, HONEY, and ABSTRAKT!! READ ALL!!
GOD BLESS ALL!!
In thought of so many OGs getting up in age and physically not doing
well. We have a great LEGENDARY HOUSE DJ CAMACHO, who has been dealing
with diabetes for many years. He has now suffered a 3rd stroke, and
needs help. We are taking donations at the door of the HDC for the
next three months to help him and his family in this trying time.
EVENT: HOUSE DANCE CHRISTIANS ( conference)
DATE: AUGUST 7, 2008
DJs: Djs Qu and Pfunk ( House and House Classics)
DOC for the BREAKS ( mostly played b4 the contest), Hip-hop,
Classics $ more..
JUDGES: KEN SWIFT, HONEY, and ABSTRAKT!
TIME: 1am SHARP NO EXCUSES
ADDRESS: 27 Park Place between Broadway and Chambers
INVESTMENT: 15 with flyer and $20 without
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.juste-debout.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!!)
www.dance-unity.com ( Funkstyles in Germany website).
www.breaklife.com (bboy website of Ken swift and 7 gems, and more.).
www.themovementfoundation.com ( House/Hip-hop dance and information website!!)
T-SHIRTS and clothes to help children in NIGER through the MAMATCHI
organization will be sold at the HDC!! PLEASE DONT FORGET TO SUPPORT!!
ALL MONEY GOES TO THEM!!
HDC!! CONSTANTLY BRINGING YOU THE TRUTH IN ALL DANCE STYLES!! WITH
TRUE SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE!! NO SPONSORS!! STILL PAYING THE PEOPLE!!
WITH JUDGES THAT KNOW THEIR STYLES!! TRYING TO MAKE PEOPLE LEARN THAT
YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN HOLLYWOOD!! STOP COMPLAINING and SUPPORTING THE
INDUSTRIES/EVENTS THAT GIVE YOU WHAT YOU DONT WANT!! MAKE YOUR OWN
THANG and SUPPORT THOSE THAT ARE DOING IT BEFORE YOU DO!! THIS WILL
HELP BRING FORTH WHAT YOU WANT and WE CAN ALL BENEFIT THE RIGHT WAY!!
SEE ALL THERE!!
GOD BLESS ALL and KEEP YOUR EYES ON JESUS DAY and NIGHT,
JULY UPDATES from PAA
Recital Photos and Videos
They're here and they look great! If you have not already picked yours
up, you may do so in the waiting room any time between 10 a.m. and 7
Fall 2008 Registration
Don't forget that registration will begin in early August. If you are
not currently taking classes, be sure to watch your mailbox for your
brochure and registration form. If you have placement questions,
please don't hesitate to call the office.
Summer Session C
Worried about brushing up in time for the fall semester? Register for
Session C classes, which begin this coming Monday. There is still
space in most classes - call the office to enroll!
Ballet Workshop with Amy Brandt
There is limited space left, but we'd love to have you join us August
4th - 8th for our once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with professional
ballerina Amy Brandt. Don't miss your chance to work with this
beautiful artist! Call the office for placement recommendations and to
See you soon!
Dream... Believe... Achieve!
PA Academy of the Arts
TNC'S STREET THEATER TOUR Opens August 2nd!
Dear Friends of THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY,
Summer at TNC means only one thing: Street Theater! We are currently
in preparation for our always hilarious Street Theater tour, a new
Musical titled IT'S THE ECONOMY, STUPID! or THE TURNING POINT. Written
and Directed by TNC Executive Director Crystal Field, with Music
Composed by David Tice, TNC's Street Theater will open on August 2nd
with a performance at TNC, on East 10th Street and 1st Avenue, then
begin its tour through all 5 boroughs of New York City. Fun for all
ages, and it's FREE!
TNC's Street Theater: Coming soon to a Neighborhood near you!
TNC'S AWARD-WINNING STREET THEATER COMPANY
THE 2008 ANNUAL SUMMER STREET THEATER TOUR
IT'S THE ECONOMY, STUPID!
THE TURNING POINT
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC!!!
Saturday, August 2nd - 2PM - Manhattan
TNC, East 10th Street at 1st Avenue
Sunday, August 3rd - 2PM - Manhattan
Jackie Robinson Park, 145th Street & Bradhurst Avenue
Saturday, August 9th - 2PM - Manhattan
Tompkins Square Park at East 7th Street & Avenue A
Sunday, August 10th - 2PM - Brooklyn
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Herbert Von King Park at Marcy & Tompkins
Friday, August 15th - 8PM - Brooklyn
Coney Island Boardwalk at West 10th Street
Saturday, August 16th - 2PM - Bronx
St. Mary's Park at 147th Street & St. Ann's Avenue
Sunday, August 17th - 2PM - Manhattan
Central Park Bandshell, 72nd Street Crosswalk
Saturday, August 23rd - 2PM - Brooklyn
Prospect Park Concert Grove
Sunday, August 24th - 2PM - Queens
Jackson Heights, Travers Park at 34th Avenue between 77th & 78th Streets
Saturday, September 6th - 2PM - Manhattan
Wise Towers at West 90th Street bet. Columbus & Amsterdam Avenues
Sunday, September 7th - 2PM - Manhattan
Washington Square Park
Saturday, September 13th - 2PM - Staten Island
Sobel Court & Bowen Street
Sunday, September 14th - 2PM - Manhattan
St. Marks Church, East 10th Street at 2nd Avenue
Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opens
its 32nd annual tour August 2 with "It's the Economy Stupid! or The
Turning Point," a rip-roaring musical which will tour City streets,
parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September
14. The production, free to all New Yorkers, has book, lyrics and
direction by Crystal Field and musical score composed by David Tice.
(Schedule follows at bottom of this document.) The piece recounts
the New Yorkization of the misfit angel Gabriel, who rides earthward
on a bad dream to warn the inhabitantss that the fate of their planet
is in their hands. He must overcome the villainous Electric Man,
messenger of the Dark Force, and save the world.
ABOUT TNC STREET THEATER
TNC's award-winning Street Theater always contains an elaborate
assemblage of trap doors, giant puppets, smoke machines, masks,
original choreography and a huge (9' x 12') running screen or "cranky"
providing continuous movement behind the actors. The company of 27
actors, twelve crew members, two assistant directors and five live
musicians shares the challenge of performing outside and holding a
large, non-captive audience. The music varies in style from Bossa
Nova to Gilbert & Sullivan. Complex social issues are often presented
through children's allegories, with children as the heroes, making
these free productions a popular form of family entertainment.
Angels of every religion are milling about the heavenly kingdom, which
is abuzz since things are so awry on Earth. The planet is at a
turning point: it can go toward life and peace, or death and
destruction--the destruction of the planet. Even the Senior Minister
has washed his hands! Given free choice, the time has come for the
world to solve its own problems, Americans especially! One of the
Angels must go down from Cloud Nine and wise up the earthlings.
Gabriel, a trumpet-playing misfit, appears with a bag of bad dreams he
has captured, thinking he can get the people a better night's sleep.
He opens the bag to show The Boss and the dreams all escape, requiring
a cosmic roundup. To get rid of the pesky troublemaker, the Boss
dispatches Gabriel to be the messenger. "Go!" sing the Angels, "You
can get there on one of your bad dreams." One of the Bad Dreams
squeaks "I'll take 'im," and they vanish through a hole in the clouds.
The play becomes a saga of the New Yorkization of Gabriel, who feuds
with Electric Man (a Dark Force Messenger, who disrupts the
earthlings' desire for life, peace and health) and attempts to
enlighten the three American Leaders: a Fireman, a Cop and a Teacher.
He is dumped into the middle of a fire fight in Iraq and witnesses
Anti-War protests in New York. He even spends a night in a City jail.
In a surprise ending, the trumpet playing loudmouth, chatterbox,
windbag of an Angel co-opts the Dark Force Messenger and brings him
home to Heaven. All hail the adventures of Gabriel!
There is great political comedy to be wrung out of a "heavenly"
perspective on our current troubles and scandals. The play gives us
an angel's eye view on issues of conservation, rising prices, the war
in Iraq, affordable housing, job creation and privatization of
everything (even water!). The angels' call to action is kind of like
the sound of a tree falling in the forest: our higher selves are
crying out, but does anybody hear them? With the political
economy--and civilization--at a tipping point, the politics of
concealment and privatization won't save us. Only sacrifice,
forthrightness, and a higher awareness of the brotherhood of man can
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
155 1st Avenue (Between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
For reservations call (212) 254-1109
For more information and to purchase tickets online, please visit our
web site, http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net
Visit TNC on MySpace! http://www.myspace.com/theaterforthenewcity
The Beantown Tapfest
August 18-24, 2008
With guest artists: Michelle Dorrance, Barbara Duffy, Sean Fielder, Derick Grant, Akili Jamal Haynes, Josh Hilberman, Wyatt Jackson, Max Pollak, and Aaron Tolson.
classes for all ages and levels
Film Stage & Showbiz Expo
Telsey + Company will conduct an open talent search for some of the
hit Broadway shows they represent at the upcoming Film, Stage &
ShowBiz Expo ("ShowBizExpo"), including:
- Legally Blonde
- The Drowsy Chaperone
- The Color Purple
- High School Musical
- Catch Me If You Can
ANYONE CAN AUDITION AT THE EXPO!
SEPTEMBER 21, 2008
10 AM - 6 PM
NYC HILTON (54th & Avenue of the Americas)
The Film, Stage & ShowBiz Expo ("ShowBiz Expo")
(www.TheShowBizExpo.com) is a FREE five-star event that brings
everyone in the Entertainment Industry (performers, producers,
directors, designers, company/general managers, crew, musicians, etc.)
together under one roof. This event is FREE to attend.
ShowBiz Expo is the only event of its kind that simultaneously offers
great exhibitors, industry workshops (ranging from producers panels to
casting directors to festivals), HeadShot Lane, Movie Reel Showcase,
Designer's Showcase, Project Boards, Focus Groups, actual casting
calls (Telsey + Company conducting talent searches for Wicked, Rent,
Hairspray, Legally Blonde, High School Musical, etc.), and networking
opportunities in a professional all-entertainment related trade show
For more info or to REGISTER TO ATTEND FOR FREE, visit www.TheShowBizExpo.com.
Artist to Artist Exchange- Emerging Technologies Workshop
ES BOCES Arts in Ed is offering a half day workshop on Monday, August
25th on Emerging Technologies for Artists in cooperation with our
Instructional Technology colleagues. Due to small quarters, there is
limited registration, so check out the flyer and get back to me asap.
Along w/ the review of blogs, skype, smartboard and podcasting, we
will spend a short time reviewing this year's Arts in Ed activities.
Hope you are all having a good summer,
Coordinator, Arts in Education
Eastern Suffolk BOCES
350 Martha Avenue
Bellport, NY 11713
631-286-6988 (direct line)
631-286-6989 (general Arts in Education phone)
FYI: Events, Education and Residency
2 GREAT OFFERS to see dance for up to 50% off are listed right now!
Don't forget to renew your DancePass card today!
1. Great discounts to dance performances
2. Great discounts for arts events and restaurants around the city
3. Free admission to all Dance/NYC professional development events by presenting your card at the door (over 20 scheduled for 2008-2009)
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Degree for Dancers
From our friends at LEAP:
LEAP, the Bachelor of Arts Degree Program for Current and Former Professional Dancers is Accepting Applications for New Students;Space is Limited
New York, NY, July 10, 2008 – LEAP, the national Bachelor of Arts degree program for current and professional dancers, is accepting applications for its incoming class of New York students. Courses begin September 28th, 2008; space is limited to 20 students.
After the successful launch of the New York program in 2007 (The New York Times), LEAP, founded in 1999 and offered through Saint Mary's College of California in partnership with Manhattan College, will start its second group of New York students this fall.
Who are LEAP students?
LEAP students are current and former professional dancers. The program accepts dancers with ballet, modern, jazz/tap and ethnic dance backgrounds, as well as from musical theatre, television, film and video.
What does LEAP offer?
Recognizing the high level of skill and artistry that professional dancers have attained through
years of hard work and dedication, the program provides options to earn college credit for that
experience. LEAP students may also petition for credit for college level experiential learning
acquired in subject areas other than dance. Additionally, LEAP offers:
A Bachelor of Arts degree in 3 to 4 years of part-time study.
A comprehensive liberal arts education from a nationally recognized college.
The tools for career advancement or career transition upon retirement from dance.
A highly individualized curriculum.
Class locations and schedules compatible with the performance and touring calendars of professional dancers.
Resources, counseling, financial aid and moral support so that each dancer's academic goals can be reached.
To learn more about the LEAP program in New York, please contact Alison Staplin, Core Faculty, New York, at 866.306.0395 or email@example.com, or visit www.LEAPNY.com.
Fieldwork Artist Residency
From our friends at the Field:
Fall 2008 Application
Due Wednesday, July 30, 5pm
For just $200 participants receive:
· 50 hours of rehearsal space
· 6 Fieldwork workshops
Fieldwork Artist Residency is designed to supply ten performing artists with the necessary resources and encouragement to delve more fully into their creative work. Residents will receive six hours of rehearsal space per week from September 1st to November 1st and participate in a creative laboratory where they can exchange feedback with fellow artists.
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And One More Thing...
Reminder #1: Dancers' workshops, seminars and professional development events are listed on the Dance Service Organizations' Calendar of nycDanceSpaces.org. It's one-stop-shopping for dance-related programs citywide in a convenient calendar format. Check it out! Dance/NYC and our fellow dance service organizations extend sincere thanks to NYC Performing Arts Spaces for making this calendar available to the community. Dance service organization calendar here!
Reminder #2: The Actors Fund especially responds to the health care needs of performing artists. Please become familiar with the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic at The Aurora, which provides free health care to uninsured and underinsured documented entertainment industry professionals. Please be sure to check it out!
Reminder #257a (version b) subsection c: Have you used the ArtistAccess health plan yet? If so, please let us hear from you by email - both the good and the bad. We're eager to make sure the program is running as we had planned. If you do have an issue, please be sure to let us know the day and date of the problem and at what department or area of the hospital the problem occurred. The hospital has been remarkably responsive to the few problems that have cropped up so far and we want to make sure that problems are quickly and pleasantly resolved.
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NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
18th Annual Rhythm World
Summer Festival of Tap and Percussive Dance
co-directed by Dianne Walker and Derick Grant
don't miss these great performances....
Rhythm World at Millennium Park
July 28 at 7:30pm, Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Chicago Human Rhythm Project is presenting the largest city-sponsored evening of tap dance in Chicago's history! Don't miss this historic milestone. The concert is free and open to the public and will take place at the iconic Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
JUBA: Masters of Tap
August 1-3, Mullady Theater at Loyola University
Chicago Human Rhythm Project's annual JUBA Concerts feature the amazing faculty and youth tap ensembles of the festival.
- For a list of performers
- To purchase single show tickets
- To purchase tickets for multiple nights (at a reduced rate!)
Box office: 773-508-3847
Don't miss the other great performances at Rhythm World. See our amazing student body compete at our annual Tap Slam and Cutting Contest. Or watch them perform at the new Student Showcase.
Tap Slam &
Tuesday, July 29
$5 at the door
Thursday, July 31
$5 at the door
*WEST COAST *
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
*See World-Wide Events
NEWS UPDATES & EVENTS
New Dance Website - All thing dance
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dance crews, choreographers, agents, and apparel companies and
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