The 9th Annual Dance Showcase - Stronger Together Through Dance

The 9th Annual Dance Showcase
Stronger Together Through Dance
to benefit Vermont Family Network & Puppets in Education
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theater
60 Lake Street, Burlington, VT

Tickets: $25 in advance, $28 at the door
Available at Vermont Family Network, (802) 876-5315 x247
or at the Flynn Theater Box Office and FlynnTix.org
https://www.flynntix.org/see-description/9th-annual-dance-showcase/Details?perfNo=16438&perfCodePrefix=OPD19D

Featuring: Bryce Dance Company of NYC, Liam Reddy and Di'Ahna Restry of Boston, Cult of Yes from Montreal, Kala Seraphin from Montreal, Marina D.Ray from Montreal, Ballet Vermont, Alison from Bohemienne Fitness, Arunima Dasgupta & Company, Haley Bradstreet & Robin Riley, Toby MacNutt, Champlain College Dance Team, Julie Peoples-Clark, Noah Witke Mele, Britten Leigh, PH Dance & ErS, Dream City Dance, Leanan Sidhe, Teen Jazz/Contemporary Dance & Fitness Studio, Blue Moon Company, Studio 3 Dance - Colchester & Swanton, Mathura, HIGHSTEPPERS, and Sarah Vogelsang- Card.

100% of proceeds will support Vermont Family Network (VFN) & Puppets in Education (PiE). VFN empowers and supports all Vermont families of children with special needs so that all children reach their full potential. PiE teaches children how to keep themselves safe and healthy and to appreciate each others differences. With life-sized puppets, PiE reaches over 10,000 children each year throughout VT, NH & NY with their 22 programs, including: disability awareness; abuse prevention; bullies & school safety; cultural diversity; healthy bodies; children's mental health; alcohol, tobacco & drug prevention; Blue (keeping Lake Champlain clean and blue) and demystifying autism. For more information www.PuppetsInEducation.org and www.VermontFamilyNetwork.org.

Thank you to Sponsors: McSoley McCoy & Co., The Law Offices of Fred V. Peet, Main Street Landing (Host Sponsor) & City Market (Food Sponsor).

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I am one third of the dark, theatrical, fusion dance company, The Accaliae. The Accaliae bring together passion, steadfastness and serenity to create a dark, theatrical side of belly dance. Along the way they have entranced innocents, battled creatures of the Underdark, re-birthed civilization and invoked the elements.

Participating artists

Julie is from Baltimore, MD. She danced professionally in Washington DC and New York City before moving to Vermont in 2006. She teaches in the department of dance and music at UVM.

Noah Witke Mele is a queer artist/performer/writer. His works strives to blur the line between life and art. Noah has been featured at Phantom Theater, the Helen Day Art Center, Ello, and Balaclava.Q. Noah is a certified master teacher in DEEP [Death Electric Emo Protest] AEROBICS by Miguel Gutierrez. His favorite food might be chocolate cake.

Paula Higa is a Brazilian-born choreographer who is interested in creating works that challenge her kinetic approach in dance. Higa earned her MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and a B.S in Chemical Engineering while still leaving in Brazil. She is the founder and artistic director of PH Dance & Ers as well as the founder of Encounters, an improvisational ensemble where two musicians and a dancer meet to improvise without a pre-determined score. Currently, Higa is a faculty member at the Music & Dance Department at the University of Vermont.

I'm interested in: what defines a body? How do our bodies relate us - to each other, the world? My training and experience includes a wide breadth of contemporary, improvisational, and adaptive styles, with a childhood foundation in ballet, jazz, and modern dance. I have studied with integrated companies such as AXIS Dance, Stopgap, Candoco, as well as individual teachers, choreographers, and experienced performance mentors. My performance history ranges from yoga studios in small Vermont towns to Danspace St Mark's in New York City to festivals in the UK and Germany. I am available to teach - dance topics, adaptive strategies, and more; to perform; or to engage in the creation of new work.

Partners

Ballet Vermont’s vision is to bring high quality ballet to all corners of Vermont while using art to highlight social issues important to our community in new and inspiring ways. Ballet Vermont provides a path for professional ballet dancers, musicians, composers, and choreographers in Vermont to collaborate and bring Vermont based original works of ballet dance to the community.

I am one third of the dark, theatrical, fusion dance company, The Accaliae. The Accaliae bring together passion, steadfastness and serenity to create a dark, theatrical side of belly dance. Along the way they have entranced innocents, battled creatures of the Underdark, re-birthed civilization and invoked the elements.

When

February 23, 2019
7:00–9:00 PM

Cost

Tickets: $25 in advance, $28 at the door Available at Vermont Family Network, (802) 876-5315 x247 or at the Flynn Theater Box Office and FlynnTix.org

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Published January 2, 2019