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Saturday, July 14, 2007

SPREAD THE WORD: The Hourglass in the Stop-Time Chronicles in Chicago!

Don't miss the all-new and first of its kind super hero tap opera, The Hourglass in the Stop-Time Chronicles. Created by ArtisticDirector Mark Yonally and comic book artist Andrew Pepoy (Superman,Simpsons, Fables, among others), this is a night of dance theaterfull of excitement and drama. Chicago Tap Theatre again proves why they are the most inovative tap dance company today with this theatrical experience.

Dates: July 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29. All Friday and Saturday shows at 8pm, Sunday shows at 3pm. Specail 9:30pm performances on July 21 and 28. Tickets are available at, by calling 312-902-1500, or by visiting the Athenaeum Theatre Box Office. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Visit for more info.

CHECK OUT: The Michael Wimberly Project #5!


*No cover charge - Music starts at 10:00

* Extraordinary aperitifs and French cuisine

Directions: L train to Bedford Ave and 7th street (1ststop in Brooklyn) Walk down Bedford to Metropolitan - Turn right - walk 2blocks

Zebulon 258 Wythe Avenue between Metropolitan & North 3rdstreet

For more information call Zebulon at 718.218.6934 orvisit

A message from Michele Bastos: Check out SAMBALLET!

Hi everyone

My Dance Group SAMBALLET and myself are going to beperforming at Lincoln Center Midsummer Night Swing on July19th thursday evening from 7pm to 10:00pm.
I will be teaching a brazilian dance class at 6pm. It is a grea topportunity to dance outside under the stars with live band and DJ CHOCOLATE.Come to have fun with us!!!!!! (At the fountain).

Another great party:
Grupo Capoeira Brazil
PartyDj Chocolate spinnig the best of samba Latin Reggae at"Rogue"
757 6th Av bet 25th and 26th St
Saturday July 21st at 11pm

Hope to see you all there.

Michele Bastos

Kiahkeya Butoh Workshop with Atsushi Takenouchi in NYC!

Kiahkeya Butoh Workshop with Atsushi Takenouchi July 28th &29th in NYC!



By Master Butoh Spirit Dancer ATSUSHI TAKENOUCHI & Musical accompaniment by HIROKO KOMIYA

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of JULY 2007
Time: 1-8pm both days (14 hours total)
Open Level / For dancers, actors, performers and more.
For Class: Bring SNACKS and WATER for during breaks
Workshop Website:

AT: Battery Dance Space, New York City
Address: 380 Broadway, 5th Floor Manhattan

SIGN UP & Pre-Registration: DEADLINE July 18:

Complete Workshop (14 hours) $170 Deposit $80 payable by check or cash before July 18th

One Day Workshop (7 hours) $90 Deposit $50 payable by check or cash before July 18th

Late Registration:
Complete Workshop (14 hours) $220 after July 18th
One Day Workshop (7 hours) $110 after July 18th

Send Check Deposit To: KiahKeya, 707 Lorimer Street, #4, Brooklyn, NY 11211 INFO or Questions at: Telephone: 718-387-8680 Email:



Atsushi Takenouchi joined Butoh dance company"Hoppo-Butoh-ha" in Hokkaido in 1980. His last performancewith the company "Takazashiki" (1984) was worked on byButoh-founderTatsumi Hijikata. He has been working on his own Jinen Butoh since 1986 andcreated solos "Tanagokoro", "Ginkan", "ltteki" as a universal expression of nature, earth and ancient times and his impression of themoment, formulated from the people around him, and the environment. Atsushi has danced at sights such as the Killing Fields in Cambodia, Kobe earthquake,Auschwitz-Birkenau, sacred temples around the world, thousands of year old trees, and desolate environments in Asia, Brazil , Eastern Europe.Atsushi has been touring Japan, Asia and Europe extensively in the lastdecades. Since 2002 he has taught wilderness dance workshops in the US , and collaborated with dancersand actors in Europe and the United States. He currently lives in Paris.

Dancing Life
"Dance is devotion of life." I learned this while mytraveling nature fields called JINEN. This means I should dance to "my life," to the moment, and to now which lasts forever. I feel we have forgottenmemories of days when we lived connected with nature's gift (such as water, wind, grass, trees, and animals). A long time ago we danced, forgetting day andnight. We forgot ourselves, and became just as one life with the earth? What about now? We've been choreographed to fit into given pattern.

Improvisation "It's a dance without choreography. You dance as you feel,sharpening your senses, with conviction. You can't improvise unless you can enjoy what you are doing and act alive. Sometimes we may looklike two dragons, or two jellyfish talking with each other, the moon and the sun, or two dancing cranes in love. We all have the blood of anative and spiritual dancer."

A message from Brian Footwork Green: HDC Popping Contest!



DATE: AUGUST 2, 2007
ADDRESS: 27 Park Place between Broadway and Church DJS: Qu, JUS-ED, and P-FUNK( House, House Classics, andClassics).
DOC: Funk, Breaks, HIp-hop, and Classics
POPPING CONTEST: 1am SHARP finishing the latest 2:30am
PRIZE: $800 JUDGES: BUDDHA STRETCH, SHALLOW, and more..TBA ( two more!!LOL!) TIME: 10pm-4am
Price: $15without flyer/$10 with flyer no exceptions for bookings for bookings for booking ( CPD PLUS) for bookings

MONEY FOR THE THEATRE SHOW WAS DONATED TO KR3ts (, and MUMATCHI; which is a new child foundation being created bya dancer named Natalie from France that lives here.

This is to help teach kids in Nigeria, Africa about dance, education, and give them inspiration.



Brian "Footwork" Green

Brazilian Percussion Classes with Master Percussionist Dende!

A message from Leslie Malmed:

Subject: Brazilian Percussion Classes with Master Percussionist Dende

Hi Everybody!

We have finally been able to start classes again - after having left our studio in Manhattan. We are now holding classes in our Brooklyn studio starting this coming Tuesday, July 17th from 7-8:30pm. We plan to continue having classes regularly on Tuesday nights. If that's a conflict for you let us know.

Directions are as follows:

F Train to Fort Hamilton Parkway. Exit at the back of the train and leave via the Reeve Place exit. Walking two blocks in the same direction up Prospect Avenue until you have walked under the bridge. Directly after thebridge there is a stairwell. Walk up the stairs on the right side and it will put you on Seeley Street. Continue in the same direction on Seeley towards Prospect Park. Your first left will be Temple Court. We are at 6 Temple Court. Go down the stairs and you're at the studio! Otherwise, we'll see you on Tuesday!
Let me know if you have any questions.

Leslie Malmed Mamadêlê Productions
6 Temple CourtBrooklyn, NY 11218
T/F: 718-438-6554C: 646-361-6918

FREE VLA Legal Clinics in July!

Dear VLA Friends and Members,

Due to a hot summer and as a thank you to the arts community, VLA is holding two FREE Legal Clinics during the month of July.These two FREE VLA Legal Clinics will take place in VLA's offices on Wednesday, July 11th and Wednesday, July 25th, from 4pm to 7pm. The Clinic is a forum that provides artists and arts organizations with the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a volunteer attorney for 30 minutes. During that private appointment, attorneys respond to inquiries about any arts-related legal matters. Each Clinic runs for approximately three hours, with the first half-hour appointment at 4:00 pm , and the last appointments at 6:30 pm . It is open to all individuals and art organizations that have a legitimate legal issue. In the past, artists and arts organizations have presentedissues in the following areas: copyright, trademark, contract,employment issues, non- payments, collaborations, etc. For example, anartist who has been offered a contract may seek assistance in understanding its basic terms. An artist may as certain whether her intellectual property rights are being infringed. Exploring alternatives for starting for- profit and not-for-profit business entities is also acommon matter.

To sign-up for one free 30-minute appointment, the artist or arts organization representative must first call our Art LawLine at 212.319.2787 x1, and speak with one of our interns regarding their question. Our interns will then consult with a staff attorney to make sure your concern is appropriate for the Clinic. Upon staff attorney approval, the caller will then be given one free 30-minuteappointment to one of the two free legal clinics.

These two free clinics will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis to those approvedby VLA for an appointment.
Free Legal Clinic In July
When: Wed, July 11, and Wed, July 25: 4-7pm
Where: Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts 1 East 53rd Street (on the corner with 5th Ave) 6th floor NY, NY 10022 Since 1969, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts has been theleading provider of pro bono legal services, mediation services,educational programs and publications, and advocacy to the artscommunity in New York. The first arts-related legal aid organization, VLA isthe model for similar organizations around the world. For moreinformation about Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, please see
Sincerely, Sergio Munoz-Sarmiento
email: phone: (212) 319-2787 Ext. 13 web:

OPPORTUNITY: Norwegian Cruise Line America Auditions

(NYC) :

Norwegian Cruise Line America has the only US flagged shipssailing exclusively within Hawaii's most beautiful islands.

New contemporary shows: Soul Rockin' Nights, On The Radio,Elements of Illusions, America's Beat and On Broadway!Seeking experienced singers with a Pop/Broadway style andexperienced dancers with strong Jazz/Technique. Pay starts at $700 weekly.

If you cannot attend, please send picture/resume and a demovideo/DVD to Robert Dean Hertenstein, Production ShowSupervisor, Norwegian Cruise Line, Entertainment Dept.,7665 Corporate Center Drive, Miami, FL 33126, , .

Thu, July 19, 2007 10am (9:30am Sign In) / Open/Dancers
2pm (1:30pm Sign In) / Open/Singers

New Dance Group
305 West 38th Street
2nd Fl
NYC 10018

OPPORTUNITY: Flawless Dancers Auditions!


Flawless Auditions Monday & Tuesday,July 16th & 17th, 2007
Hamilton Park
513 W. 72nd Street.
6:00pm SHARP!


Flawless dancers is a dance team that specializes in jazz,hip hop, modern, theatrics and some breakdancing. This audition is for serious dancers who enjoy dancing in many styles, have great and outstanding personalities and are physically fit. Come prepared to audition in black shorts or dance pants,black sports bra or tank top and gym shoes. You may be asked to removeryour shoes for some routines. You will be required to stretch, exercise, do"across-the-floor," learn routines in hip hop, lyrical and a theatrical routine. You will also be asked to freestyle and learn "catch ons." You will have 30 secs to show us any special techniques or talents you may have.

Please note that Flawless practices Mondays & Wednesdayfrom 6p - 9p @ Hamilton Park through the summer months until the end ofAugust and at UIC during the fall and spring. We are looking for dancers who are avail on these days for practices.
If selected to join Flawless, you MUST BE AVAIL for atwo-day training on Mon, July, 23rd and Wed, July 25th at 6:00pm at HamiltonPark. Dance experience not neccessary.
We welcome all female interests of age 18 years and older. Thank you, spread the word and we look forward to seeingyou there!!!

SO... HAVE YOU DANCED WITH FLAWLESS? Cassiopeia "SOL" Sledge Flawless Ink - Founder/Director -- Cassiopeia "Sol" Sledge
#11 I.V.O.R.I. D.S.G.H.O.S. T.S Spr '00 "

Let your light shine like mine with its own personal glow!"

Need a street team, go go dancers, models or hostess? Email

OPPORTUNITY: Trip Talent Agency Announces Auditions!



For new client dance representation, must be 17 yrs and over. Please come dressed ready to dance, have a valid VISA for non-American citizens. Bring your picture and resume. Choreographers will teach combinations.

For additional information, please call: 310-275-6886 or

Tue, July 17, 2007
7pm / Jazz
8:30pm / Hip Hop
Alley Kat Studios
1455 N. Gordon St. (& Sunset)
CA 90028

Carnaval with Dendê in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil!

Carnaval with Dendê inSalvador da Bahia, Brazil
January 27 - February 10th, 2008

Experience Carnaval with Master Afro-Brazilian Percussionist Dendê

Spend the week before Carnaval in intensive classes at the Office ofMusical Investigation in Pelourinho, the historic center ofBahia.Then spend the week of Carnaval playing in bloco Kizumbaand paradingwith bands like Ile Aiye, Timbalada, Olodum and Muzenza.Travelling with Dendê will give you access to a side of Carnaval that most tourists never see. If you love to drum or want to learn how, this isthe way to experience Carnaval in Bahia!

A former member of Timbalada, Dendê has been performing professionally since the age of 14. With Timbalada he toured all over Brazil, Europe and Asia, and has performed and recorded with such artists as Marisa Monte, Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown,Yvette Sangaloand Sepultura. Having left Brazil in 2001, Dendê now lives in the US, performing with his groups Hãhãhães, Arrastão, Ologundê,and Samba deTres. He has also performed with such notable artists as Giovanni Hidalgo, Zakir Hussain, Cheikh Tidiane Seck, Graham Haynes,AdamRudolph, Daniel Moreno and many other exceptional musicians. He has been featured in performances with the Italiansinger/percussionistAlessandra Belloni and has peformed internationally with Vinicius Cantuaria. Dendê also teaches Afro-Brazilian percussion classes in New York City to both children and adults.
Mamadele Website
Afro-Brazilian Percussion Classes in NYC
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Third Coast Rhythm Project 10th Anniversary Summer Festival '07!

Third Coast Rhythm Project 10th AnniversarySummer Festival 2007
July 19 - July 22

Arthur Duncan

Dianne Walker

Sam Weber

Acia Gray

Lane Alexander

Jay Fagan

Nicole Hockenberry

Barbara Phillips

Jason Janas

Nicholas Young

4 rhythm packed days of 50 plus classes and courses for alllevels of rhythm explorers and rhythm seekers.

Celebrating, Sharing, and Passing it on!Class sizes are limited. REGISTER EARLY!

To Register by Phone Call 210. 630-8950 or Register onlineat
Third Coast Rhythm Project

Saturday July 21st
Charline McCombs Empire Theatre
226 N. St. Mary's San Antonio, TX

Third Coast Presents the best of Rhythm Tap and Live Jazz
Starring Legend Entertainer Arthur Duncan
featuring a distinguished cast of rhythm masters, the premiere of Chicago's BAM! and the Mark Rubinstein Jazz TrioThird Coast Rhythm Project's hoofers a treat for eyes andearsThe San Antonio Express News

Tickets available at all ticketmaster outlets and online at

Free Concerts Return to NJPAC all Summer Long!

The Sound is Back!

Beginning Thursday, July 5, JPMorgan Chase Sounds of theCity Returnswith Free Music Performances in NJPAC's Theater Square.

This free outdoor music series heats up NJPAC's TheaterSquare allsummer long.
On Thursday evenings from 5pm to 9:45pm,beginning July5, 2007 and continuing through August 30, three different groups will entertain concert-goers from around the region, all of whommade NJPAC"the place to be on Thursdays" when this series was introduced eight summers ago.

The 2007 JPMorgan Chase Sounds of the Cityseason willalso include a salsa dance party grand finale performanceon the evening of Friday, August 31.

Get the full JPMorgan Chase Sounds of the City schedule. On each JPMorgan Chase Sounds of the City performance date,NJPAC offers a special parking rate of $6 at parking lots B and C, and in the Military Park garage. In the event of inclement weather on any performance date, a cancellation notice will be posted onthe NJPAC web site. Updates are also available on the JPMorgan ChaseSounds of the City Hotline at (973) 353-8046.

News from Hip Hop International:

Presenting Urban Moves 4 - a collection of street danceworkshops heldin conjunction with the USA & World Hip Hop Championships.
For details visit or call323.850.3777

The most talked about USA and International street danceevents will be in Los Angeles, July 25-29. Thirty countries and 1500 streetdancers, bboys, lockers and poppers will be vying for world dance supremacy at the World Hip Hop Championship and WorldBattles.
Entries are due July 1.

For complete details visit:

A message from Brandee Williams Lara: Perfect Tap Floor? Need Your Advice!

Greetings Tap Experts, Studio Owners, et al:HELP!

As you may know, I teach tap at wonderful, fabulous ChapmanUniversity in Orange, CA.

We have a fairly new dance building, with a room dedicatedto tap anddance forms not in need of a marly surface.When the building was brand new, the floor was workable. In my opinion, it was always too "fast." I noticed that dancers'postureschanged in order to compensate for the feeling of losing control.Increasingly, dancers have slipped and/or fallen, and, frankly, there are some things requiring quick weight or directional changes that we just don't do anymore. (Even one of the modern teachers,who sometimes uses the room, said he noticed the same posturalphenomenon.)
Last year, the floor got worse when the maintenence crew apparently resurfaced/waxed it when they went in to repair somedivots. They made it "all shiny and pretty" to be sure! Now, it is virtually an ice rinkin some places, and to make matters worse, it is uneven;that is,slower in some areas to really fast in others; makingsliding a"trip," if you know what I mean!! ;o)Well, our fantabulous department chair is always there toplease, andwants to know, once and for all, what I would tell to our facilities team to make it right. They will do pretty much anything,except replace it. (I believe the floor is maple, though I'm notpositive. Itis a properly "sprung floor," with an apparent cost of$10,000 when itwas installed)

So, experts: what would you advise??? What would you dowith this beautiful wood dance floor to make its surface right for tap??? Do youknow of a perfect finishing product??? Is there anything we should avoid???

THANK YOU very much for your advice!!

Greetings from Detroit! Master Classes in Dance--Dunham Technique & Afro Haitain Folkloric!

We are proud and pleased to let you know that Mr. Louines Louinis will be our renowned Master Teacher of Afro Haitian dance during our 8-daycelebration.
Please plan to join us, as he offers a variety of classes fromWednesday through Saturday, July 18 - 21. We are also planning areception for him, so please plan to help us welcome him to Detroit.

Master Classes in Dance
In Dunham Technique and Afro Haitian Folkloric

Saturday, July 14 – 7:45-8:45p
Tuesday, July 17 – 7:15-8:45p
Wednesday, July 18 – 7-8:30p
Friday, July 20 – 6-7p
Saturday, July 21 – 5-6p** AM and Noon master classes may be added

For more information:

OPPORTUNITY: Content Manager Needed for

Content Manger Needed for (SCD) is a non-profit audience developmentwebsite that began in September 2005 as part of The Chicago CommunityTrust's Excellence in Dance Initiative. It is the comprehensive sourcefor dance information in the Chicago area including performancelistings, a searchable calendar, discount tickets, weekly discounteBlasts, monthly eNewsletters and more.

SCD is currently accepting applications for the position of ContentManager. The Content Manager works closely with the Vice President,Marketing to manage all functions of the website, maintain the sitewith the highest level of accuracy and ensure that all relevant eventsare represented. The Content Manager's duties include but are notlimited to:
* Maintaining all site listings
* Managing the discount ticket program, in cooperation with TicketWeb
* Selling, invoicing, posting, and maintaining site advertisements
* Writing the monthly eNewsletter
* Managing all three types of SCD eblasts: monthly eNewsletter,weekly discount eBlast, dedicated eBlasts as purchased by companies
* Reporting to funders

The ideal applicant must have excellent organizational skills withattention to detail, strong copy writing and editorial abilities,exceptional computer skills and the ability to manage multipleprojects and deadlines. Sales experience, familiarity with the Chicagodance community, and knowledge of HTML and FileMaker Pro a plus.Please send cover letter and a resume to phone calls please.

OPPORTUNITY: Audition for DanceQuake!

Audition for DanceQuake
Sunday July 22, 2007
San Francisco

Audition for a paid position on the DanceQuake team, part of the GetUp and Dance! Bay Area program. Inspire and engage kids and familiesin the joy of dance through performances and demonstrations atcommunity events, festivals, schools and more. We are searching fordancers of all styles - Urban/Jazz/Latin and more. To register andfor complete information on the audition and dance team,

Audition spaces are limited, please register

• Your location and audition time will be given to you uponregistering online
• You must register online to secure an audition spot
• You must be 18 years or older by July 22, 2007