Master Class with Ashley Lobo
Tuesday, February 11th, 6:30-8PM
at Green Space
Free for Industry Dance Professionals. Donations are appreciated.
Prana is a Sanskrit word for life force or energy. Prana Paint™ technique is a unique sensitizing approach developed by Indian choreographer Ashley Lobo to explore movement through connectivity, yoga, breath, and touch. Sensitizing the individual’s awareness to breath and sensation becomes the focal point of this yoga based technique, and is instrumental in allowing movement or dance to appear. Various exercises from yoga to experiential exercises with all surfaces from floor to air to skin are used to get the individual closer to activating Prana flow. This approach encourages the individual to allow movement so that the body can create its own art, something that is unique and personal. The key in Prana Paint™ technique is to listen to the body rather than tell it, to allow rather than to create.
See Valerie Green/Dance Entropy perform Ashley’s take on “HOME” (free!):
February 16th @ 1:00PM
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd
The Central Astoria LDC proudly presents our “Multicultural Celebration” event on Sunday, February 16th, 2020 from 12:30 – 4:30 pm at RIOULT Dance Center on 34-01 Steinway Street in Astoria, Queens. This free event is open to the general public and will feature carnevale and traditional dance performances from Italy, Russia, Peru, Bangladesh, Mexico, Ireland, and a group representing the countries of the Caribbean.
Come join us as we come together to celebrate different cultures from around the world. We look forward to seeing you there!
This event is made possible, in part, with public funds and support of NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and RIOULT Dance Center
Audience favorite is back! We’re mashing up two cultures on one stage with an open dance floor. Starting with dance lessons, each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Come dance to the infectious klezmer melodies of clarinetist Michael Winograd and the Honorable Mentshn and the return of Venezuelan Afro-Soul Betsayda Machado y Parranda El Clavo. Bring your dancing shoes! Special drinks and food for sale.
SAT | FEB 29 | 7:15 PM (DANCE LESSONS) & 8 PM (CONCERT)
$18/$12 Members & Students
We’re mashing up two cultures on one stage with an open dance floor. Starting with dance lessons, each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Eletfa with high-energy, traditional Hungarian folk music and dance, mashes up with Kotoko Brass “propulsive, infectious party music,” inspired by the traditional drum rhythms of Ghana. Bring your dancing shoes! Special drinks and food for sale. Pre-show panel discussion at 4 PM: Birth of the women’s movement & Austro-Hungarian uprisings: How 1848 changed NYC.
SAT | MAR 14 | 4 PM (PANEL DISCUSSION), 7:15 PM (DANCE LESSONS) & 8 PM (CONCERT)
$18/$12 Members & Students/FREE for Teens
A vibrant and entertaining production full of color, rhythm, and high-energy performance pieces, as well as plenty of audience participation. Audience members of all ages learn about the history of Southern Spain, and will be taught how to play castanets and rhythmic hand-clapping. They are also led through Flamenco’s prototypical zapateo (footwork) and are invited to join the artists on stage to do a short dance number at the end.
$14/$10 Members/$8 Children/$6 Member Children/FREE for Teens