Introductory Israeli Folk Dance Class

All adults are invited for a Free Introductory Israeli Folk Dance Class with Honey Goldfein, at Temple Israel of Lawrence, 140 Central Avenue, Lawrence, NY, on Thursday, June 7, 2018, from 7:30-8:30p.m.
Honey Goldfein will teach basic Isreali dances, and the dance steps that are used. The dances will include circle, line and maybe even partner dances, depending on the audience. Ms. Goldfein has been teaching Israeli folk dancing extensively on Long island, in the NY Metro area and as a guest teacher in communities throughout the U.S. since 1977. Even though the class is Free, we ask that you register by May 31. You may register by calling the Temple Israel Office at (516) 239-1140, or emailing alan.freedman@tilny.org.

Lydia Johnson Dance

Choreographer Lydia Johnson, called “a craftsman and a poet” in The New Yorker, presents her Lydia Johnson Dance, with special guest Stephen Hanna, former principal dancer with New York City Ballet and featured performer in several Broadway shows. The program will consists of Johnson works to music by Philip Glass, Handel, and contemporary Argentinean composer Henryk Gorecki. at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 St. (9th avenue)

“Wemlere.com” Cuban Dance and Music Festival Cuban Popular Dance Performance

When: Friday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m.
What: “Del Caribe Soy”
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, New York, 11217

“Del Caribe Soy” is Oyu Oro’s first Cuban popular dance presentation with a special solo performance by Aruan Ortiz, pianist from Santiago de Cuba. The stage involves a majestic rainbow of movement, song and music that recreates popular Caribbean dances, Cuban modern dance, Afro-Cuban culture and new choreography directed by Danys “La Mora” Perez. Featured Cuban artists include Liethis Hechavarria (dancer), Alexander La Rosa (dancer, musician and choreographer), Maikel Castellanos (singer, dancer and musician) and Elvis Ferrera (dancer). Tickets: Available starting on April 1 at oyuoro-afrocuban.com General: $20 Plus Mojito:$25 At the Door:$30 Cash only

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Wemilere.com Festival Brings Cuban Dance and Music to New York
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NEW YORK – April 20th, 2018 – As spring begins to flourish in the city, the beauty of Cuban dance is already in full bloom for May and June. Oyu Oro, an Afro-Cuban Manhattan-based dance company, creates the festive climate of “Wemilere.com” with four-weekends of activities from May 12 to June 1 at different venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

No more beautiful dances

“No more beautiful dances” wrestles with the ideas of exploration, introspection and reframing a woman after becoming a mother, and being an immigrant. Lenzu’s dance theater piece uses drawings, spoken word and video projections to tell a personal vision of femininity, and what it means to be a woman today. Choreographer and Dancer: Anabella Lenzu

Video Projection Design: Todd Carroll

Direction: Daniel Pettrow

Costumes: Jennifer Johanos

Mimi Garrard and Friends

Award winning choreographer/filmmaker Mimi Garrard presents an evening of live dance and video project. Dancer Austin Selden, formerly with Shen Wei Dance Arts, will appear both on film and live, in masterfully executed videos by Mimi Garrard and Selden. Program includes “A Little Madness – Then and Now,” inspired by the poem “The Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe, and “A Single Hound,” with poetry by Emily Dickinson. At New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th St., between 7th & 8th.

“Wemlere.com” Cuban Dance and Music Festival Grand Opening Event

When: Saturday, May 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
What: “Wemilere.com” grand opening
Where: The Ailey Studios, 6th Floor, 405 W. 55th St., New York, NY 10019

It is the eve of Mother’s Day with a Cuban social event. The event, which is a part of “Wemilere.com” Cuban Dance and Music Festival, features dance and music performances by Oyu Oro and local artists, as well as a display of Cuban arts and crafts. Light refreshments and wine will be served. Bring your mother, sister, family and friends to celebrate this special weekend. Visit oyuoro-afrocuban.com/PARTY.html to get a taste of this festive feast of dance and music.

Under Exposed At Dixon Place

Featuring ShaLeigh Dance Works, Caitlin Cullen Dance, Copy That Dance & Emily Kessler. ABOUT THIS SHOW
Initiated in the early 90s, this series focuses on emerging, up & coming contemporary choreographers who are refining/defining their distinctive styles. Curated by Doug Post. ShaLeigh Dance Works will present Dead Man’s Walk, the opening section of the company’s newest evening-length work entitled I Promise. The premiere was received with a standing ovation on opening night while excerpts were already being described as “Rousing group work!” by Indy Week and launched the Company’s first NYC tour since landing in NC.

Global Mashup #2: Egypt meets Haiti

We’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! With Zikrayat, playing a wide repertory of Egyptian music ranging from exciting Bellydance numbers to virtuosic improvisations, and the Agoci Band combining hip-hop, roots, and calypso flavors with Haitian compas. Each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Come ready to dance! DATE: FRI | MAY 4 | 7 PM (DANCE LESSONS) & 8 PM (CONCERT)

Tickets: $16/$10 Members & Students (Teens 13-19 free with ID)

Call for Choreographers: 2018 DUMBO Dance Festival

CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS:
2018 DUMBO Dance Festival
Dates: October 11 – 14
Venue: Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter (29 Jay Street, Brooklyn)

APPLICATION DEADLINE(S):
– Early Bird Special Application fee: $75 per work (by April 2nd, 11:30pm)
– Early Bird Special + Grand Finale Application fee: $85 per work (by April 2nd, 11:30pm)
– Regular Application fee: $80 per work (by April 25th, 11:30pm)
– Regular + Grand Finale Application fee: $100 per work (by April 25th, 11:30pm)

2018 DUMBO Dance Festival Application avail @ https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCqR72lCvu4ricMk…/viewform

2018 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL: A FOUR-DAY SPECTACULAR PRESENTING 75+ COMPANIES FROM NEW YORK & AROUND THE WORLD

WHITE WAVE is pleased to invite you to submit applications to our 18th Annual DUMBO Dance Festival (DDF), to be presented our fourth year at the Gelsey Kirkland ArtsCenter’s state-of-the art, 300-seat theater, at 29 Jay Street in DUMBO. This year’s DDF will showcase the work of about 75 emerging and established choreographers/dance companies from across the USA and abroad. The 2018 DUMBO Dance Festival is expected to attract audiences of more than 3,500+ people. Special Performance Opportunities:

 An invitation to perform at the 2019 New Dance Festival in KOREA: After the 2018 DUMBO Dance Festival, one highly selected company will have the opportunity to perform in this festival.  An invitation to perform at the 2019 Detroit Dance City Festival: After the 2018 DUMBO Dance Festival, one highly selected company will have the opportunity to perform in this festival.

Urbanjatra

Under the direction of choreographer Brinda Guha, urbanJATRA fuses the dynamic movement of Classical Indian dance and Contemporary world music and dance forms.

With urbanJATRA, Kalamandir Dance Company explores a circular and immersive sensibility with an original storyline, creating a new paradigm that delves into free choice, true fate and personal devotion: all common themes understood in the world of Classical Indian performing arts

“Needing what feels like space we can’t see, energy we can’t feel, and time we don’t have, we use our third eye to create outcomes worthy of our own desires, manifesting a path directed towards possibilities of our unrealized dreams. It is also a reflection back to the birth and to-date progress of the Contemporary Indian vocabulary of movement through the lens of my personal experience as a second-generation Indian American. The goal is to plant seeds of the past: acknowledging what came before in order to see clearly about the potential of the future,” says Brinda Guha. Featuring 18 diverse NYC dance artists and interdisciplinary visual/audio arts (photography by Francisco Guijarro, live painting by Jessica Karpishin, audio by TEDxCreativeCoast speaker Kolby Harrell, poet Suheir Hammad, and original writing by Brinda Guha), this new work reveals individual journeys toward ultimate goals, which inevitably change as our lives progress. This Dixon Place commission is made possible, in part, with private funds from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Jerome Robbins Foundation and Harkness Foundation for Dance, and public funds from NY State Council on the Arts w/the support of Gov Andrew Cuomo & the NY State Legislature.