TAKE ROOT, now in its 13th season, nurtures dance artists at established stages in their careers, pairing them in a split bill or full evening-length program. This monthly series supports dance makers’ experimentation and growth with support to present their work to the public. Take Root will present 20 aesthetically diverse artists among seven performances from July 2021 – June 2022.
About the Work
Alison Cook Beatty Dance’s MAHAWAY: SPRING ETERNAL is a two-act ballet that tells the story of a Mother Skunk named Akhushtal, her baby girl Mahaway, and a protective jaguar named Ix Chel. MAHAWAY: SPRING ETERNAL is a commemorative dance & musical celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Paris premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s and Vaslav Nijinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”. Cook-Beatty’s ballet premiered at The Schermerhorn Theater in Brooklyn, NY, on the century anniversary date May 29, 2013, in collaboration with composer Dorian Wallace, the co-artistic director of Tenth Intervention. In this virtual performance, 2019, Tenth Intervention performs live with 25 dancers from Alison Cook Beatty Dance and Infinity Dance Theater, a non-traditional dance company committed to expanding the boundaries of dance by featuring dancers with and without disabilities, under the direction of Artistic Director Kitty Lunn.
Anabella Lenzu’s The night that you stopped acting/ La noche que dejaste de actuar, confronts the absurdity and irony of life, while being an artist and a spectator in today’s world. The work reflects Anabella Lenzu’s experience as a Latina/European artist living in New York and comes from a deep examination of her motivations as a woman, mother, and immigrant.
Available July 16 – December 31, 2021. Tickets on sale now!
The T.E.A.L.® Walk/Run™ events are held annually to celebrate the courage of ovarian cancer survivors and the strength of the families who have been touched by the disease while spreading awareness to the public and raising money for research. They take place every September during National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Virtual walker, runner, and cyclist registration are available so you can join from anywhere.
All participants will receive a customized bib, raffle entry, and virtual goodie bag
Every registration comes with a discount for a T.E.A.L.® Event next year
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After pivoting to an online model in 2020 due to COVID-19, JCAL is now returning this storied festival to the community. Making Moves Dance Festival 2021 ~ To Life is a free two-day event set to take place on the outdoor stage of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (153-10 Jamaica Avenue) on Fri., Sept. 17 and Sat., Sept. 18, starting at 7 pm on both days.
This year, JCAL offers what is, by far, its most diverse lineup ever, with styles that include Ballet, Afro-Latin, East Asian, Middle Eastern, Afro-Caribbean, East Indian, and more.
A total of nine NYC-based dance companies will be presented in three sections: Emerging Artists, Early Career Artists, and Commissioned Artists. The two Commissioned Artists are Ranardo-Domeico Grays with VISIONS Contemporary Ballet and Patrick Coker.
Andy Warhol’s Cow at Queens Farm? This year The Amazing Maize Maze celebrates the genius of Andy Warhol’s pop art in NYC’s only corn maze. The adventure begins with a Stalk Talk to prepare you for the 3-acre challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way to Victory Bridge where the full vista of Warhol’s Cow is revealed. Be the first to find your way – The Amazing Maize Maze is must-see NYC. Online tickets required; advance tickets recommended.
BRUNCH WITH BRAATA: A DANCE PARTY YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!
RSVP ONLINE: https://www.braataproductions.org/brunchwithbraata
New York, United States August 16th, 2021: Braata Productions, a non-profit organization that brings Caribbean folk culture, music, theatre, and entertainment to the United States proudly announces its inaugural brunch fundraiser on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from 12 PM – 4 PM EST. Come join Braata Productions, in person, and enjoy the exciting ambiance, music, dancing, and lively company at the legendary Cecil Steakhouse on 210 W 118th Street, New York, NY 10026 (Corner of St. Nicholas) Harlem.
With each admission to the event, participants will be able to enjoy three hours of unlimited mimosas and rum punch, and from the scrumptious Brunch menu a selection that the Cecil has become renowned for – Vegan options are available. Come join us in our festivities, grab a drink, and come party with our DJ and friends! Be sure to dress in your Color of the Caribbean: Summer Chic. All proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Braata Productions Arts and Education Programs for New York CIty schools, senior centers, and community engagement projects. Tickets are $100 inclusive of three hours unlimited mimosas and rum punch and a brunch entree.
Chair of Braata’s fundraising committee, Kia Jones says she felt this is a great addition to the already wonderful programming that Braata offers. “Part of the thrust of this incoming board has been to find new and innovative ways of raising funds for the organization while enticing a whole new crop of Braata supporters. These events represent a departure from the usual Braata fundraiser and so we hope to attract some new attention to our work while raising much needed funds for our programs.”
Through this first Braata Brunch, the organization hopes to bring together individuals of Caribbean American heritage along with individuals who are interested in opening up to new horizons to explore the Caribbean experience through music, dance, and celebration.
Join us for our first fundraising “Brunch with Braata” event: Cecil Steakhouse in Harlem 210 W 118th St (Corner of St. Nicholas) New York, NY 10026. To learn more about Brunch with Braata, visit www.braataproductions.org or follow Braata Productions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Please see the flyer for more details.
ABOUT BRAATA PRODUCTIONS
Braata Productions is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving Caribbean and Caribbean-American artists an opportunity and platform through which they can showcase their works and talents. The company was founded in 2009 to bring Caribbean folk culture, music movement, stories, artists, and theatre to the United States. The vision is to create a world where the cultural and historical traditions of the Caribbean islands are woven into the beautiful tapestry of global arts used to teach and inspire new generations to always reach for more.
Braata Productions offers the highest quality theatrical and educational productions and programs to educate and entertain people worldwide.
For more information about the company, visit www.braataproductions.org.
The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy is proud to partner with the Woodside-Sunnyside Runners and Run LIC to put on the annual LIC Waterfront 5K, to be held this year on Saturday, September 18.
This event takes runners and walkers through the streets and waterfront parks of Long Island City and is an extremely popular family-friendly event that drawers casual and competitive runners alike. After the conclusion of the 5K, the festivities also include the Shibley Day Camp Center Boulevard Children’s Dashes for kids 2-9.
Previous races have been attended by over 1,300 runners and walkers. All proceeds from the event go to HPPC and are put back into our parks or used for our free community events!
The Halfway to St Patrick’s Day Parade is our 3rd St Patrick’s Parade. Join us for a celebration including bands, schools dancers, mounted police and community groups. We will be marching on Bell Blvd between 35th Ave and 42nd Ave, starting at 11 am.
The after party will continue into the evening on 41st Ave which will host live Irish music.
Queensboro Dance Festival 2021 is a tour of virtual and in-person events throughout the borough of Queens NYC. Follow us on Instagram @queensborodancefestival, YouTube, and our website www.queensborodancefestival.com for tour announcements! Stay safe, and see you at a show near you!
Love what we do? Please consider making a $10 donation here! https://secure.givelively.org/donate/queensboro-dance-festival-inc/support-our-2021-season
RSVP for reminders, then tune in on Instagram: www.instagram.com/queensborodancefestival, then click on our little circle logo when it says “LIVE”! Instagram is free to join.
Join us on Instagram @queensborodancefestival for a different IG Live dance session every Friday and Sunday, 6:00-7:00 pm! This IG Live session is part of the 2021 Queensboro Dance Festival summer tour, featuring performances and classes (virtual and in-person) of diverse Queens-based dance companies. Follow us on instagram or check our website www.queensborodancefestival.com for event announcements!
**We are also expanding to Youtube Live, but with remote streaming, it’s a work in progress. See if we made it live on YouTube too by checking out our channel here during the live time. Thanks for your support!
Pop-up performance IN-PERSON at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (Between Grand Central Pkwy and Van Wyck Expy, Queens, NY 11354), 6:00-7:15 pm! Free and outdoors. Please wear a mask and stay socially distanced!
Na Pua Mai Ka Lani Nuioka
Demi Remick & Dancers
The Kingdom Dance Company
Ramzi World Dance
…plus a QDF Danceback with Na Pua Mai Ka Lani Nuioka ~ dance lesson with the audience!
RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/160205826941
For everyone’s safety and city compliance, please fill out this quick COVID Screening Questionnaire before attending: https://forms.gle/DkHXdnfXsneMDDHc6
Free RSVP for event reminders! * If you can’t join us in person, this event will also be live-streamed on our Instagram and YouTube accounts. *
Performances are subject to change. Performances may be canceled due to extreme weather conditions; please follow us on Instagram for up-to-date announcements.
Friends of Maple Grove is excited to announce our first in person Literary Sunday which will be held outdoors on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 at 12:30 PM at the Center at Maple Grove. Pre-registration is required for this free event and it is open to fully vaccinated individuals only. Masks will be worn to protect everyone’s health and safety. We look forward to hearing Queens writers read from their latest work. See flyer for details
The event is free, however, pre-registration is required to anticipate seating requirements: RSVP to MFLannon@gmail.com or 518-928-3361
Free parking is available on cemetery grounds. Enter the gate at 129th St. & Kew Gardens Road. If the small lot is full, turn right at the
end and park on the right side of the cemetery road.
Abou Diab Master Class At Green Space/Virtual Hybrid on September 21, 6-8pm
This workshop focuses on a number of rituals used in events, prayers, funerals and burials in Middle East societies. It also highlights the use of rituals in movements and the transformations of symbols into a theatrical dance technique, creating a common language of signs as kinetic memory. The workshop is divided into three parts: a vocal and physical warm up, practicing a series of movements (rituals), and combining physical and musical rhythms.
For more information please click HERE.
Bassam Abou Diab is a theater graduate from the Lebanese University and a folklore and contemporary dance artist. He has been dancing with Omar Rajeh (Maqamat) for several years. He performed in Mushrooms and Fig Leaves, Hibr, That Part Of Heaven and Watadour. He was also part of the intensive dance training program Takween in 2010, 2011, and 2017 where he worked with choreographers such as Marcel Leemann, Emilyn Claid, Thierry Smith, Hooman Sharifi, Benoit Lachamre, Marco Cantalupo, Gilles Jobin, Kristina De Chatelle, and Damien Jalet to name a few. He has choreographed and performed the “Not Connected”, “Under the Flesh”, “Of What I Remember”, and “Incontro”. He directed and choreographed “Phalastinian KLarma”, a performance for the national Academy of Rome at the Ravello Festival in Italy. In addition to his theatrical work, Bassam is currently touring his creation, “Under the Flesh”.