Our program was so full this year, we need an additional page to display what we did. We hope you enjoy these photos taken by George Hollie and Judy Hardin Cheung. Judy Hardin Cheung chose and edited the photos.
Our marvelous M.C., Raoul Epling, led us through our fantastic afternoon from first performance to last, with a change of tuxedo for each and every act.
Florence Miller, Fremont, CA, read her "Raven Reads the Fog."
Paco Marquez, New York, could not attend, but asked his friend, JoAnn Anglin to read his poem, "The Body Universe"
"Alone" danced by Tamara Grose's Classical and Contemporary Dance, performed Maya Angelou's poem, "Alone."
"Alone," by Maya Angelou, performed by Tamara Grose's Classical and Contemporary Dance
"Alone" by Maya Angelou, danced by Tamara Grose's Classical and Contemporary Dance
Director/choreographer Tamara Grose takes a bow after the performance
John Rowe, El Cerrito, CA reads, The Celebration"
Alegra Jostad Silberstein, Davis, CA read "October Afternoon"
Kay Speaks, Livermore, CA, reads "Endangered People"
Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company in "Circus," a poem written and read by Richard Angilly. This signature finale includes a spectacular introduction of each of the Poetic Dancers dressed in their joyful circus personae
Richard Angilly, poet, reader
Natica and Richard Angilly, cofounders of NAPDTC, plus president and treasurer of Artists Embassy International, the sponsoring organization for the Dancing Poetry Festival
Wanda Ingmire (R), charter member of NAPDTC
Sarahanne Lum, charter member of NAPDTC and the only remaining active charter member of Artists Embassy International
Arthur Levinson, official videographer and dancer, has been a member of AEI and NAPDTC since he was an infant
Cindy Levinson, long time member of NAPDTC, secretary of AEI, dancer and mother of Arthur Levinson
Loywanner Haddadou, NAPDTC dancer plus director of Banat el Hoggar
Nancy Merritt, NAPDTC dancer and mother of David Merritt who wrote, performed and recorded the score for the DPF '13 grand prize winner, "Out of Temper, Out of Tune"
Ronda Hollie, dancer and wife of photographer George Hollie
Vera and Dean Foss, husband and wife team of NAPDTC dancers. Vere is a long time member of NAPDTC
Mary Peterson, dancer
Faith Dunham-Sims, dancer
Takako Miyshita, dancer
Shukriya, Shirley Devine, NAPDTC dancer, director of Dancers of the Pharoahs, coordinator of Rakkasah Middle Eastern Dance Festival and Bazaars, could not dance with us today due to recent surgery. She took tickets at the door, a job her mother has done in previous years.
Judy Hardin Cheung, assistant M.C., Dancing Poetry Contest Chair, photographer, web master, newsletter editor, etc, but not a dancer except on rare occasions
On stage fun and photo ops for everyone
On stage photo ops after the performances
Dancers last on stage pose of the show
Prize winner Scotti Fritts and M.C. Raoul Epling wish you all a fond farewell for this year. Hope to see you soon.