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Dancing Poetry Festival
September 14, 2013, Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Florence Gould Theater in the CaliforniaPalace of the Legion of HonorArt Museum
Lincoln Park, overlooking the Golden GateBridge, San Francisco
Advanced Tickets Available
Don’t miss out on the poetic dance event of the year. No where else will you see such an extravaganza totally dedicated to poetry and dance as a unified art form. Tickets will be sold at the door:
General admission $15
Seniors over 60 and young people 12-18 $10
kids under 12 $4.
For special prices for group advanced ticket sales, please contact Natica at email@example.com.
Each Monday and Thursday, at Sportsman Hall, Pinole, CA, dance classes are offered by AEI members Natica Angilly and Shukriya (Shirley Devine.) Mondays focus on poetic dance led by Natica, with the Natica Angilly Poetic Dance Theater Company which has danced on nearly all continents and will be performing in Japan in March, 2014. Part of Monday and most of Thursdays focus on Middle Eastern and American/Middle Eastern fusion led by Shukriya with the Dancers of the Pharoahs. Shukriya is the artistic director of Rakkasah Middle Eastern Dance Festival and Bazaar held each spring in Richmond, CA and each autumn in Somerset, New Jersey. Classes overlap with opportunities to perform with both groups once the appropriate skill levels have been achieved. Co-teaching classes is Loywanner Haddadu who leads the dance troupe, Banat el Hogar.
For information on any or all of these classes, please contact Natica at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing opportunities are always presenting themselves. Recently, Natica has been contracted to teach new classes for WestContraCostaSchool District, Adult Education, Serra Campus, Richmond, CA. These short but valuable classes teach techniques and concepts for dancers of all skill levels.
Celebrate With Tambourine Dancing: Tuesday, Sept 10, 2013, 5:30-6:45, $25.
Dancing the World’s Immortal Arts: Tuesdays, Sept 17 and 24, 5:45-6:45, $30
For online registration for the above 3 classes, please visit www.WCCAE.info
Natica Angilly’s Poetic Dance Theater Company dancing to the prize winning poem, Dancing Tambourines, by Claire J. Baker, at the 2012 Dancing Poetry Festivals at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.
Come and learn to celebrate in dance and in life, using the world’s most popular instrument.
Natica Angilly’s troupe in performance with the prize winning poem, Dance of the Goddess, by Suparna Ghosh of Montreal, Canada, at the 2011 Dancing Poetry Festival.
Come and learn how to dance a temple, contemplation, Greek muses, sowing seeds, and many more.
Shukriya’s Dancers of the Pharoahs in performance at Rakkasah, Middle Eastern Dance Festival and Bazaar.
Come and learn how to express yourself joyfully with motion in dance at Natica’s classes in October, or in Shukriya and Loywanner’s classes on Monday or Thursday evenings.
For more information on Natica’s, Shukriya’s and Loywannar’s classes, please contact Natica at email@example.com.
13th ANNUAL MULTI-CULTURAL POETRY READING
AND POT LUCK LUNCH
Each August for the past 13 years, Artists Embassy International, Poets of the Vineyard and Redwood Empire Chinese Association all join together to put on the Multi-Cultural Poetry Reading and Pot Luck Lunch in Santa Rosa, CA.
People from all over the San Francisco Bay Area came together to meet, greet, eat and read poetry. This year was no exception. About 25 people came this year. Poetry was read in German, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, Ojibwa, Greek, Middle English and Modern English. Participants came from Santa Rosa, Fremont, Windsor, Sonoma, Oakland, Emeryville, Richmond, Alameda, San Francisco, Concord, and Oklahoma. National origins included China, Korea, Greece, Canada, Viet Nam, The Netherlands, and America.
For photos and more details on this wonderful event, please click on the tab for Multi-Cultural Poetry, then on the tab for MultiCultural Poetry 2013. There are many wonderful photos with captions.
Upcoming Events and Dates to Remember
Sponsored by AEI, or endorsed by AEI with AEI members in leadership roles
For further information and additional activities, please contact Natica at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.dancingpoetry.com.
Ongoing: Natica Angilly has an ongoing display of her artistic masks, tambourines and abstract panels on display for sale at Café Arrivederci, 11 G Street, San Rafael, CA.
Ongoing: Monday Night Art Salon for Your Imagination, WOW! each Monday, 5:30-9, at Café Arrivederci, 11 G Street, San Frafael, CA. Artists of all genre—visual, auditory, and—all motion come together to dine, socialize, share and listen to two featured artists each Monday night. Call Angar Mora for reservations, 415-492-8870.
September 14: Noon to 4 pm, Dancing Poetry Festival at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor Art Museum, San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit our website. To purchase tickets, please contact Natica at email@example.com.
September 25-19: Rakkasah Middle Eastern Dance Festival and Bazaar, Ukrankan Hall, SomersetNew Jersey. Five days of dance workshops, three days of Festival and Bazaar. For more info, www.rakkasah.com
December: date, location TBA, AEI board meeting and Christmas Party. For info, contact Natica, firstname.lastname@example.org
March 25-29, 2014: Osaka, Japan, World Congress of Poets. For more information, please visit www.upli-wcp.org.
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