Purchase Your Tickets! Join Us! DANCE AS EMPOWERMENT an Enthusiastic Event! On April 7th, 2015
La Chana Wants You to Purchase Tickets & Join Us for Our
Dance As Empowerment Enthusiastic Event!
Food, Drink, and Conversation with Friends as We Consider the Power of Dance to Transform Lives
The Dance Enthusiast Celebrates Dance as Empowerment on Tuesday, April 7th 2015 with Inspiring Guests! Join Us.
Gala Admission $30.00 / Limited VlP Tickets Available. ( click here for description of VIP Packages)
This Dancing Season 2014-15, The Dance Enthusiast ( in the spirit of leading an exuberant revolution in dance communication) continues to make a new moves by taking our work offline.
We have been fortunate enough to receive a grant from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation to create a series of Enthusiastic Events!
AND, as you might imagine, we are enthused.
We want you to be in the audience for Our 2nd DANCE ENTHUSIAST EVENT!
Tuesday April 7th, 2015.
The theme is Dance As Empowerment and it is going to be spectacular.
What is an Enthusiastic Event!?
A cross between a salon performance and a gathering at your best friend's home, Enthusiastic Events! bring renowned dance artists and prime movers from diverse fields together to meet our audience in an intimate setting. The masters share their creations, ideas, and methods, and we all are welcomed to discover and converse while mingling over delicious bites prepared by some of New York City's finest chefs.
Our Enthusiastic Event! Series offers audiences an extraordinary entree to dance, creation, passion, and connection.
Why Enthusiastic Events?
“I believe, in most all of us, there is natural enthusiasm for movement and dance. Speaking with artists --not in a huge, formal proscenium theater-- but in a small, friendly setting, like a home, can re-awaken our connection to dance and underscore its value to our culture.” says Christine Jowers, Editor of The Dance Enthusiast.
Who will be part of our Dance Enthusiast Event! Celebrating Dance As Empowerment?
We are thrilled to be hosting direct from Barcelona, Lucija Stojevic, the director and producer of a documentary film in the making La Chana. The film tells the passionate story of the brilliant self- taught gypsy artist La Chana, Antonia Santiago Amador, who was made famous after appearing with Peter Sellers in the 1967 film The Bobo. The artist, who quit dancing at the zenith of her career brings us into her world of creation and rhythm as she returns to the stage after 30 years triumphing over the obstacles of victimization and physical limitation through her art!
We are also proud to be hosting, David Leventhal, who received a 2010 Bessie (New York Dance and Performance Award) for his performing career with Mark Morris. Today as the Founding teacher/Program Director for Dance for PD®, a collaborative program of the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group, he leads classes for people with Parkinson's disease around the world and trains other teachers in the Dance for PD® approach. Since 2007, he has trained more than 600 teachers in the Dance for PD® approach in 25 cities around the world. Leventhal, is featured in David Iverson’s recently released film Capturing Grace,a remarkable documentary that reveals the hopes, fears, and triumphs of the PD community as they work together with dancers to create unique, life-changing performance.
Featured Performers for the evening, will be internationally renowned Flamenco stars: Dancer, Sonia Olla and Singer, Ismael de La Rosa Fernández.
Where will the Enthusiastic Event! Series be held?
This season's home for The Dance Enthusiast's NEW Enthusiastic Event! Series is downtown's newest home for dance, the Gibney Dance Center at 280 Broadway.
When will the Dance As Empowerment Enthusiastic Event! happen?
On Tuesday April 7th 2015:
Doors open at 6:15 PM for light bites, drinks, and socializing. The Performance and Conversation will begin at 7 PM, followed by a second course of treats and more opportunity to mingle.
Designers, Anisa Romero and Teri Brajewski, have created a special Enthusiastic Events! Collection for our Enthusiastic Event! attendees. Purchasing VIP Silver or Gold Admission gives audience members a $50 Gift Certificate to INTERIOR PROVISIONS affordable luxury with a conscience (in addition to other one- of- a-kind, empowering gifts.) All audience members will be able to enjoy ( and purchase) affordable luxury with a conscience from INTERIOR PROVISIONS at our event.
JOIN US For Our 2nd DANCE ENTHUSIAST EVENT! THE THEME IS DANCE AS EMPOWERMENT
on Tuesday April 7th,2015 from 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm
Food and Drink from 6:15 pm
Performances and Conversation 7pm
More Mingling and Tasting to Follow Performances
Tickets start at $30 for GALA Admission! at The New Gibney Dance Center 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers)