DANCE AS EMPOWERMENT and Enthusiastic Event!
The Dance Enthusiast
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.
Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway
53a Chambers Street (entrance)
New York, NY 10007
Tickets now available! Gala Admission $30.00 / Limited VlP Tickets Available.
6:15-7 PM Appetizers, cocktails, and socializing
7-8 PM Program including live performances, screening of the film “La Chana”, and conversation with special guests
8-8:30 PM More socializing and conversation
What are Enthusiastic Events!?
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
Who are our Guests?
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.
Chef Bobo, also known as Robert Surles, will be providing his delectable cuisine for The Dance Enthusiast’s upcoming Enthusiastic Event! Chef Bobo has a passion for sustainable, locally sourced, wholesome food. He draws no distinction between healthy and delicious: food that is good for you and food that is good to eat are one and the same.
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.