Containing ‘08 Dancing Poetry Contest Winners List Info on the Dancing Poetry Festival September 27, 2008 List of upcoming Events Membership Application form
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Natica Angilly’s Poetic Dance Theater Company Host Dancers: Wanda Ingmire, Cindy Levinson, Sarahanne Lum, Nancy Merritt, Lee Salomon, Rona Alexander, Deliliah Jasmin, Shukriya DeVine, Loywanner Haddadou, Vera Reardon, Michelle Buenaventura, Faith Simms, and guests, with poet Richard Angilly
3 Contest Grand Prize Winners
Plus 401st, 2nd, & 3rd Prize Poetry Winners are invited
Plus the following dancers dancing to poetry
RECA Lion Dancers with poet Judy Hardin Cheung
Dancers of the Pharaohs with poet Richard Angilly
The Moving Arts Dancers with poet Maria Rosales
Gypsy Krackers with poetess Ann Williams Bailey
Red Wing Giving with poet Nanette Deetz
Dancers with poet Noni Howard
Persian Dance Company poetry by Rumi
Fatima Al Wahid Poetry of Langston Hughes
Tuju Taksu Balinese Poetry
Ma*Shuqa Mira Murjan Poetry of Survival Anthology
Aneena, Queen of the Veils with poet Mary Rudge
Sax and Hip Hop with poet Paradise
Artists Embassy International’s
15TH ANNUAL DANCING POETRY FESTIVAL
International festival of thought and motion!
Bill Reinman, Oakdale, CA, takes his bow with the Poetic Dance Theater Company after they danced his "Won’t Wear My Mama’s Muumuu," ’07.
Susan Coons, Coos Bay, OR, ‘07, Skydivers"
Poet Richard Angilly and Dancer Natica Angilly, DPF coordinators
Sharon K. Wieland, Ann Arbor, MI, "On Orinoco Shore, '07
Moving On Arts Dancers with Maria Rosales, Black Widow, ‘06
Lourdes Costales, Alameda, CA, "Labyrinth Walk," 07
Tuju Taksu, "Daphne", 2007, will perform again in 2008
New works of relevant poetry read by the authors, classical and modern poetry put to innovative sightscapes come to life on stage during this celebration and illustration of what is currently on the mind of today’s poet at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor’s exquisite Florence Gould Theater in San Francisco’s Lincoln Park on Saturday, September 27, Noon to 4:00.
Diversity and emotion are brought to the stage by a combination of prize winning poetry and the universal expression of poetry through dance. Natica Angilly’s Poetic Dance Theater Company will dance the three Grand Prize Winning Poems for 2008. NAPDTC will also host the invited poets of an additional forty prize winning entries who will read at the podium, plus eighteen acts of poems put to dance, chosen from dance troupes and poets who have submitted from around the world.
To see, hear and better understand the heartbeat of many cultures by experiencing the most telling of the art forms, in feeling, thought and ideas, as expressed through the universal soul of poetry, dance, and music, come and join us out our unique festival.
In many ways dance collaborates in creating moving representations of those sometimes poignant, sometimes comical thoughts of today’s poets. The Dancing Poetry Festival is a one-of-a-kind poetic event for poets, dancers, artists, enthusiasts, family and friends. Come and be stimulated, informed, inspired and entertained.
All poets from the winners list have been invited to read at the podium. An additional eighteen acts will round out the excitement of the afternoon with an unprecedented variety of cultural, colorful, dynamic motion and socially relevant poetry with dance. Come to hear and see the poetry of today. Receive the seeds for tomorrow’s innovations.
Dancers of the Pharaohs frolic in a jig during their rousing 2007 performance of "Pirates" poem by Richard Angilly. Dancers of the Pharaohs will perform again in '08
Gretchen Fletcher, Fort Lauderdale, FL, "Why We Can’t Hear Them," 07
Paradise, Oakland, CA, "Sax and Hip Hop"
Wanda Ingmire of NAPDTC, beautiful and talented example of the art of Dancing Poetry.
2008 Winners List, Dancing Poetry Contest This year, 239 poets sent in 683 poems from 32 states and 11 countries All poems in one prize category are of equal merit and are listed in alphabetical order
Lucille Lang Day, Oakland, CA In Praise of the Jellyfish
Janice P. Egry, Verbank, NY Silence of the Song
Allison Joseph, Carbondale, ILXenophilia
Katy Brown, Davis, CA Arpeggio
Young-jim-fong Larriva, Alamosa, CO Dance of the Wax Puppets
Michael Magee, Tacoma, WA Chagall Dreams
Anne Ranasinghe, Colombo, Sri Lanka Museum Piece: Sigiriya Ear Ornament
Diane G. Woodcock, Doha, Qatar Movement
Lisa Bao, Wilmington, DEHarvest-time
Carol Carpenter, Livonia, MIThe Season of the Hummingbird
Janice P. Egry, Verbank, NY Of Shadow and Light
Ziji Beth Goren, Hadley, MAWho Am I?
Allison Joseph, Carbondale, ILThe Numerology of Kisses
Allison Joseph, Carbondale, ILPoets’ Boot Camp
Katharyn Howd Machan, IthacaNYOn Halloween I Rearrange My Spice Rack
Carol Louise Munn, Huston, TX Virgen de los Desamparados
Joan Van Poznak, London, England, A Chorus for St. Thesaurus
Diane G. Woodcock, Doha, QatarA Cupful of Light
Katy Brown, Davis, CAIn the Storyteller’s Basket
Nancy Jean Carrigan, Warrenville, ILFirst Light Last Light
Nancy Jean Carrigan, Warrenville, ILMammuthus
Patricia Luce Chapman, Rockport, TXCome Dance with Me
Lucille Lang Day, Oakland, CAWoman: After a Painting by Nathan Oliveira
Mary Jane Derschan, Orange, CAChildren’s Crusade
Lily Dayton, Moss Landing, CA Spring Tide
Laverne Frith, Sacramento, CAA Woman Alone
Dah Helmer, Berkeley, CAA Shawl of Indigo Aura
Fay Williams Jones, North Little RockARIn the Mirror
Tanya Joyce, Emeryville, CAClarkia
Erica Lehrer, HoustonTXCerulean
Erica Lehrer, Houston, TXInto the Garden
Nancy T. Ling, Walpole, MALate Night in the Library
Nancy T. Ling, Walpole, MAShanghai Dance Studio
Peter Nelson, Vancouver, WANative Language
Julia Paul, Manchester, CTThe Power of Little Yao (After an Ancient Chinese Folktale) Jendi Reiter, Northampton, MANature Morte, Palm Beach
Julia Meylor Simpson, Riverside, RIChampagne Dancer
Sherry Weaver Smith, San Ramon, CAGrove at Mission Santa Ines
Nick Sweet, Taft, OKVictory Dance, 1945
Jan Marin Tramontano, Albany, NYThe Flamenco Dancer
Joan Van Poznak, London, EnglandArt Lover
Sharon K. Wieland, Ann Arbor, MIMaitake
Maxine N. Williams, Sebastopol, CADali
AEI and Natica Angilly’s Poetic Dance Theater Company want to thank all of the poets who entered our contest. All of the entered poems were worthy in one way or another for publication or prizes. However, it was the difficult the task of the judges to choose only three Grand Prizes to be danced and forty additional winners to be read by the author. Nearly every poem had at least one advocate among the judges. The finalists were compiled from those with the highest averaged ranking from our many judges and then final list selected for the widest variety in content and style. When we had two poems on the same topic, one was chosen. Only after all of these processes were completed was the selection committee told the identity of the prize winning poets. Thank you to our many judges.Congratulations to all of our winners. Thank you to all who entered. We hope to see everyone entering again next year—same deadline, same rules.
Selected upcoming events presentedorparticipated in by AEI for RSVP and information on any listed event, contact AEI at richardaei @aol.com or510-235-0361
Current-January 2, 2009, Mask and Tambourine Show by Natica Angilly, Cafe Arrivederci, 11 G Street, San Rafael, CA August-DecemberMask & Tambourine Show by Natica at Arrivederci, 11 G Street, San Rafael, CA August 17 – November 7 Photo exhibit, “Dance” by Judy Hardin Cheung at Aurora, 8 Commerce Blvd, off Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, CA September 27, 2008,Noon-4:00 pm, The 15th Annual Dancing Poetry Festival at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA October 4-November 20th:Angels, Masks, Tambourines and art by Natica Angilly in Cafe Arrivederci, 11 G Street, San Rafael, CA October 12-19, Rakkasah East, Ukrainian Hall, Somerset, NJ. Natica dances on Saturday, Dancers of the Pharaohs dances on Sunday November 1,Ina Coolbrith Poetry Awards Dinner, Although not an AEI event, many AEI members are involved and enter poetry November 8-December 11, Angels, Mask, Tambourines and Art by Natica Angilly at Aurora, 8 Commerce Blvd., off of Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, CA November 1-15,Call for work for Alameda Art Museum Show. If you have visual art for display, contact AEI for specs and space DecemberAEI Annual Board Meeting, Call AEI in late November for time, date and location. January 7-30, Alameda Historical Art Museum displays an exhibition of AEI art January 10, TBAAEI’s Artists Reception, poetry reading and dance performance at the Alameda Historical Art Museumin conjunction with Jack London’s birthday, co presented by Mary Rudge, Poet Laureate of Alameda and the Alameda Island Poets chapter of California Federation of Chaparral Poets.Call AEI in December for date and time. January 24, Rakkasah’s Winter Moon Dance classes, and bazaar February 7-April 2, Mask and Tambourine Showine, by Natica Angilly, Cafe Arrivederci, 11 G St., San Rafael, CA February 28, RECA Chinese New Year Celebration, Santa Rosa, CA for info call Judy Cheung, 707-528-0912 March 13-15, Rakkasah West Middle Eastern Dance Festival and Bazaar. Classes from March 9. The Poetic Dance Theater Company and Dancers of the Pharaohs perform along with over 1000 other dancers, troupes and Middle Eastern Bands July 16-20, 2009: Plan ahead for the World Congress of Poets in Managua, Nicaragua. Many AEI members plan to attend.
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