Artists Embassy International, the sponsoring organization for Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company, has various annual events. Please mark your calendar to be sure you can participate. In addition to our annual events, many other events occur during the year to offer our members many exciting artistic activities and venues.
For specific information on annual events for this year, and for information on other activities and events, please contact Natica at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest and support.
Ongoing: Natica has an exhibit of masks, tambourines and paintings on display for sale at Cafe Arrivederci, 11 G Street, San Rafael, CA
January 1-May 15: Opening of the interntional Dancing Poetry Contest on which the Dancing Poetry Festival is build around each September. For rules, please click on "Contest Rules" tab.
January 2-30: Alameda, CA: Alameda Historic and Art Museum Exhibition is not happening this year due to the Musem being closed for remodeling. Please look for info for the 2018 exhibition and programs when we learn when they will be.
February: Pinole, CA, Rakkasah's Winter Moon. Please visit www.Rakkasah.com. AEI has a sales booth. Natica performs poetic dance. February: Redwood Empire Chinese Association Chinese New Year Celebration and Fundraiser, each 3th Saturday of February. A contingency of AEI members always attends this event in Santa Rosa, CA. Please visit www.recacenter.org
March: Richmond, CA: Rakkasah West, AEI's biggest fundraiser event. We have a large sales booth of AEI products and are also an official sales site for Rakkasah. Natica does poetic dance. Rakkasah is a Middle Eastern Dance Festival and Bazaar. Please visit www.rakkasah.com
April: Somerset, New Jersey: Spring Fusion Dance Festival and Bazaar. A Rakkasah event. Please visit www.rakkasah.com April: National Dance Week Classes and Performance
April: April 15 is the deadline for the Dancing Poetry Contest which provides the program for the Dancing Poetry Festival in September. Due to the time it takes to judge the poetry then choreaograph, rehearse, and costume the winners, we have had to move our deadline date up one month in order to have a better performance at the Dancing Poetry Festival in September.
Summer: Usually every other year, dates TBA, United Poets Laureate International's World Congress of Poets. The last one was in Rohnert Park, CA, November 27-December 1, 2016. The location for the 2018 World Congress of Poets has not been chosen yet. Many AEI members were present. Many AEI board members are also UPLI (United Poets Laureate International) board members. Please visit www.upli-wcp.org
June:June 1 is the deadline for dance proposals for the Dancing Poetry Festival.
August, 2nd Saturday: Santa Rosa, CA: Multi-Cultural Poetry Reading and Pot Luck Lunch co-sponsored with Santa Rosa's Poets of the Vineyard and the Redwood Empire Chinese Association. Please visit www.recacenter.org. Check the August Newsletters for past Multi-Cultural Poetry Reading stories and photos.
September 16, 2017: San Francisco's California Palace of the Legion of Honor: Dancing Poetry Festival with prize winning poets from around the world invited to read their prize winning work and at least 10 additional dance acts combining poetry and dance as a unified dance form. 3 Grand Prize Winners from the Dancing Poetry Contest will also be choreographed and danced.
October: Somerset, New Jersey: Rakkasah East. AEI has a sales booth. Natica's Poetic Dance Theater Company dances. Please visit www.rakkasah.com December: AEI annual board meeting and Christmas Party. All interested members are welcome to attend. Please contact Natica at email@example.com for info. The exact details are usually set in November for the December meeting.
Throughout the year, AEI members have art displayed, both individually and as a group showing, at Cafe Arrividerci in San Rafael, CA, and Ristorante Aurora in Novto, CA, through Salons For Your Imagination, WOW!.