The 21st Dancing Poetry Festival, 2014 Produced by Artists Embassy International Hosted by Natica and Richard Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company Dedicated to First Poet Laureate of Alameda Mary Rudge and Poet Laureate Dr. Guo I Lee from China With special guest poet and artists, Dr. Kenneth Kuanling Fan from China Held in the Palace of the Legion of Honor's Florence Gould Theater 100 34th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94121 On September 20, 2014, Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Photos by George Hollie and Judy Hardin Cheung
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Our afternoon was MCed by Raoul Epling with a fabulous new tuxedo for every act.
Our special honored guest poet and artist was Dr. Kenneth Kuanling Fan from China
Our afternoon opened with the Redwood Empire Chinese Association Lion Team from Santa Rosa, CA. This act included pre-teen, teen, parent and grandparents all performing together. Judy Cheung wrote the poem for this opening act.
The RECA Lion Team had live music with their Lion Drummers
Natica Angilly, President of Artists Embassy International and artistic director of the Dancing Poetry Festival, gave us an uplifting short talk on what our purposes were for presenting the Dancing Poetry Festival
Alisha Rodriques, AEI 1st VP, from Tetonia, Idaho, gave additional words of welcome
Richard and Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company performed their opening dance, "Wind Music" written and read by Richard Angilly.
Dr. Kenneth Kuanling Fan, poet and painter from China, was introduced as our special guest by Artists Embassy International Vice President Alisha Rodrigues. He was also greeted on stage by about 30 dignitaries of poetry of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Front: Dave Holt, acting president of California Federation of Chaparral Poets
John Rowe, president of Bay Area Poets Coalition with his wife, Jan Dederick, both DPF past Grand Prize Winners.
Katherine Wilson past President of California Federation of Chaperral Poets and Vince Storti from Alameda Island Poets
After the formal greatings were given by Alisha and Natica, we had a choral reading from Dr. Fan's new book, Copnfucius' Philosophical Thinking/How to Enjoy Life Happily.
Miss Ting Ting (Tina) Fang from Shanghai was crowned Muse of International Inspiration and Poetic Oils by AEI VP Alisha Rodrigues
Natica, AEI President, gave Miss Fang her certifications after she received her laurel crown.
Kathleen McClung, San Francisco, CA read her "The Typists Play Monopoly"
Diana Anhalt, Atlanta, GA, read her "Nostalgia's Map"
Claire J. Baker, Pinole, CA, read "A Preayer for Safe Return"
"Paint Your Life" by Cathy Dana, Alameda, CA, was our first of three grand prize winning poems of equal merit. This performance by R&NAPDTC featured the silk art of Jennifer Bundey, Walt Stevenson, Kit Shepard and Daniell Fogel who were chosen through a contest coordinated by Angar Mora's Salons for Your Imagination, Wow! in San Rafael, CA.
Cathy Dana reads her Grand Prize Winning Poem, "Paint Your Life."
Cathy Dana takes her onstage bow with Richard, Natica and the dancers
Artists for the silk art used in this performance were Kit Shepard, Danielle Fogel, Jennifer Bundey and Walt Stevenson. Art was chosen from a contest sponsored by Angar Mora's Salons for Your Imagination, WOW!, based in Cafe Arrivederci, San Rafael, CA.
Silk art by Kit Shepard
Silk art by Danielle Fogel
Silk art by Jennifer Bundey
Silk art by Walt Stevenson
Wulf Losee, Fremont, CA, read his "In a Twilight Language
Tanya Joyce, Emoryville, CA, receives her award from AEI VP, Judy Cheung, after reading her "Reading Russian Poets
Elizabeth Pelaez Norris, Oakland, CA read her "Investiture"
Redwood Empire Chinese Association Teen Cultural Dancers perform "Summer Freezes Here," a poem by Hsiun Hung
Ken Peterson, Alameda, CA read his two prize winning poems, "That Day After" and "All Playing"
Eileen Malone, Broadmoor Village, CA, with her "He Tells Her He Wants a New Feeling"
Dave Holt, Concord, CA, "Prayer Through a Dark Passage"
"It's All About Balance--Dancing With Swords" was performed by Dancers of the Pharoahs as a tribute to Mary Rudge who wrote the poem.
Garrett Murphy, Oakland, CA reads his "Fruit-On-Fashion"
Judy Davies, Gautier, MS, reads her Grand Prize Winning Poem, "Artistry"
Grand Prize Winner, "Artistry," by Judy Davies, Gautier, MS, performed by Richard and Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company.
Judy Davies takes her onstage bow with Natica Angillies and the Poetic Dance Theater Company