Presentation of Laureate Crowns for Ambassador/Muse of Dancing Poetry Presented by United Poets Laureate International President Benjamin R. Yuzon, M.E. Assisted by Natica and Richard Angilly
Each year, Artists Embassy International and the Dancing Poetry Festival present awards to people or organizations that have furthered the concept of world understanding through the universal language of the arts. This year, UPLI is awarding the International Troupe of Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company with gold laurel crowns in honor of their dedication in traveling to further peace and understanding through poetry and dance. We thank UPLI for this magnificent honor.
The ceremony is conducted by Hon. Dr. Benjamin R. Yuzon, assisted by Natica and Richard Angilly. In 1986, Natica was crowned Spirit of Poetry and Richard was crowned InternationalPoet, Laureate Man of Letters in the San Francisco City Hall. In 2004, AEI's Judy Hardin Cheung was crowned International Poet, Laureate Woman of Letters at Wayland Baptist University, Plainview Texas.
Now, join us in reliving the celebration of the laureate crowning ceremony for Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company at the California Legion of Honor's Florence Gould Theater, San Francisco, CA.
United Poets Laureate presented gold laurel crowns to dancers who have performed internationally at the World Congress of Poets. UPLI, Artists Embassy International and Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company have travelled to many continents and countries promoting world peace and cultural understanding through poetry, art and the concepts of brotherhood.
Mr. Benjamin R. Yuzon tells of UPLI and how NAPDTC has contributed to world understanding and brotherhood
Goblets of light are presented to toast the unity of poetry and dance which is used to promote a unity of spirit for the world
An offering of light through dance and poetry
Receiving the gift of light and passing the light to others
We charish the goblets filled with the gift of light
Wanda Ingmire has been with NAPDTC in many countries and continents over many years
Wanda Ingmire, Alameda, CA, Ambassador/Muse of Dancing Poetry
Cindy Levinson, Oakland, CA, has travelled to many countries and continents with NAPDTC
Cindy Levinson, Ambassador/Muse of Dancing Poetry
Arthur Levinson has been with AEI and NAPDTC since his birth. He is our videographer.
Arthur Levinson, Oakland, CA, Ambassador/Muse of Dancing Poetry
Nancy Merritt, Pleasanton, CA, travelled with NAPDTC to China, Nicaragua, and various cities in California
Nancy Merritt, Ambassador/Muse of Dancing Poetry
Sarahann Lum, San Francisco, CA, has travelled to many countries in Asia, Europe, Central America and Africa with NAPDTC
Ambassador/Muse of Dancing Poetry Sarahann Lum, San Francisco, CA
Shukriya (Shirley) DeVine, Pinole, CA, artistic director of Rakkasah Middle Eastern Dance Festival and Bazaar, has travelled with NAPDTC to China, Nicaragua, Reno, New Jersey, and throughout California
Ambassador/Muse of Dancing Poetry, Shukriya (Shirley) DeVine
Vera Reardon, Pinole, CA, has travelled with NAPDTC to China, Nicaragua, Reno, New Jersey and throughout California
Vera (Amala) Reardon, Ambassador/Muse of Dancing Poetry
Loywanner Haddadou travelled to China and has performed with NAPDTC in Reno, New Jersey and many other cities in the USA
Loywanner (Aleka) Haddadou, Ambassador/Muse of Dancing Poetry
Lee Salomon, Vallejo, CA, has travelled with NAPDTC to China, Reno and to cities in California
Ambassador/Muse of Dancing Poetry Lee Salomon thanks UPLI President Benjamin R. Yuzon
Saqra Raybuck, Seattle, WA, was unable to attend, so NAPDTC dancer Delilah Jasmine accepted the crown in her behalf