Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company in their Grand Finale number from a previous Dancing Poetry Festival. For Winners lists, text of the Grand Prize Winning Poems and photos of the afternoon's festivities for the past few years, click on Winners & Festival for that year then choose the pages.
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30th Annual Dancing Poetry Festival, 2023, Part 2.
This show priemiers on Saturday, November 11, 2023, 12:00 Noon.
After that day and time, you may view at any time.
This presnetation offers a wonderful array of current poetry,
much of it put to dance, along with interesting talks.
Thank you for enjoying our show!
30th Dancing Poetry Festival, Part 2
In memory of Richard Angilly
Cofounder of the Poetic Dance Theater Company
And the Dancing Poetry Festival
Opening: Elizabeth Hack, San Francisco Peace and Hope
Masks of Wisdom: Poem written and read by Richard Angilly, Painting: Nile Dawn by Tanya Joyce, performed by the Poetic Dance Theater Company
Organic Music: Poem written and read by Richard Angilly, performed by The Poet and the Dancer—Richard and Natica Angilly, visual effects by Arthur Levinson
Goddess of Avebury: Poem by Richard Angilly, read by Tanya Joyce, performed by Dhyanis
Annual search for poetry for the Dancing Poetry Festival by Natica Angilly
Award Winning Poets
Cathy Dana, Alameda, CA, If Ever, He’s Still Here, Why Song Birds Sing
Shinko Fushimi, Ibaraki, Japan: Seeking Neptune
Ken Peterson, Alameda, CA: Too Climate
Kuei-shen Lee, Taipei, Taiwan: Muse, read in English and Chinese by his friend, Jing Wa
In Passage Written and read by Richard Angilly, performed by the Poetic Dance Theater Company. Winner of the International Poetry Film Festival, filmed and edited by Bill Levinson, AlphaSpectrum Studios
We need to Send Out More Birds: Edited by Natica Angilly and the Rodrigues Family featuring memories and poetry of Richard Angilly, an anthology available on Amazon
Poet’s Sunrise: poem written by Richard Angilly, read by Cathy Dana and Tanya Joyce, performed by Natica Angilly
Award Winning Poets
Allegra Silberstein: Davis, CA, Story of Love, for Richard Angilly; Dance of the Colors
Jabez Churchill: Ukiah, CA, Farewell to Richard
Romeo Alcala Cruz, Hayward, CA, Poem Using aFilipino Image, Purple Yam
James B. Nicola, New York, NY, Inspection
Jon (J.J.) Shearer, Sonoma, CA, Ferris Wheel
Laura Plummer, Gloucester, MA, How to Love the Moon A 2023 Grand Prize Winning Poem
How to Love the Moon: by Laura Plummer, Glaucester, MA, 2023 Grand Prize Winning Poem
read by Tanya Joyce, performed by the Poetic Dance Theater Company
Vocabulary for Poetic Dance: a talk and dance demonstration by Natica Angilly
Bouquets to Poetry and Peace: poem written and read by Natica Angilly, Ikebana Dance performed by Takako Miyashita
What Poetry Does for Us: talk by Cathy Dana, Alameda, CA
Award Winning Poets
Phyllis Meshalum, Sebastopol, CA, Community Swing Dance, A New Quilt for Martin Luther King, Jr., read by her husband, Jerry Meshalum
Claire J. Baker, Pinole, CA, Touchings—Remembering Richard Angilly, The Photograph, All Over America
Children of the Universe, poem written by Richard Angilly, read by Don Klose, performed by the Ma’Shuka Mira Murjan
Award Winning Poets
Deborah Bachels Schmidt, El Sobrante, CA, Clarissima Mundi Lumina; October Rain, California Greening; Sometimes at the Edge of Sleep; Evensong
Eileen Malone, Broadmoor Village, Different Diamonds, a 2023 Grand Prize Winning Poem
Different Diamonds, written by Eileen Malone, Broadmoor Village, read by Tanya Joyce, performed by Poetic Dance Theater Company
JoAnne Tucker, Costa Rica, Elegy for Helen Tamiris, Choreographer of “Dance for Walt Whitman”, Colorado, 1958
Pat Doyne, Hayward, CA, Poems that Leap and Lilt—Dedicated to Richard Angilly, Indian Wedding Dance
Linda Eve Diamond, Port Orange, FL, A Musical Gift, Their Voices Live On, Escape Artists
Natica: Closing Words
Welcome to Wonderland, signature finale for the Poetic Dance Theater Company, written by Richard Angilly, read by Tanya Joyce, performed by the entire 2023 Poetic Dance Theater Company and all who wanted to participate
Poetic Dance Theater Company and support: Natica Angilly, Takako Miyashita, Cindy Levinson, Arthur Levinson, Shantee Baker, Loywanner Haddadou, Ronda Hollie, Alyza Lee Salomon, Cathy Dana, Wanda Ingmire
Support performers: Dhyanis, Faith, Ma’Shuka Mira Murjan, Don, Megan, Helen, Ameranta, Danielle, Frank
Videographer: Arthur Levinson of AlfaSpectrum Studios
Photographer: Judy Hardin Cheung, George Hollie
30th Dancing Poetry Festival, 2023, Part 1
Please join us on Sunday, November 4, Noon, for the world premier of
our new and fabulous presentation of poetry and dance as a unified art form
Welcome to Wonderland: Signature finale of the Poetic Dance Theater Company,
written by Richard Angilly, read by Tanya Joyce, performed by Poetic Dance Theater Company
and audience guests
The Dancing Poetry Festival and Natica and Richard Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company are sponsored by Artists Embassy International, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting intercultural understanding and peace through the universal language of the arts, founded in 1951 by Althya Youngman.
This website gives news of upcoming events related to Artists Embassy International, Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company, the Annual Dancing Poetry Contest and the Annual Dancing Poetry Festival, and selected related activities which promote the concept of world peace and understanding through the universal language of the arts.
For further information on the Dancing Poetry Contest, please check our Contest Rules Page and our Grand Prize winners pages
on each of the annual Dancing Poetry tabs or contact Contest Chair, Judy Cheung, at email@example.com
Deadline to receive poetry for the Dancing Poetry Contest is postmark date of April 15 of each year to allow for enough time to judge, choreograph and create the dances chosen from the prize winning poems to be presented at the Dancing Poery Festival, usually in September of each year.