AlamedaHigh school Poet Laureate Project Awards presented by Mary Rudge, Poet Laureate of Alameda
Sophia Starling-Shirley , Poet Laureate of AlamedaCommunityLearningCenterHigh School,
Teacher: Cathy Dana. AlamedaCommunityLearningCenterHigh School
Robin Levy, Poet Laureate of St Joseph/Notre Dame High School,
Teacher: Elizabeth Norris of St Joseph/ NotreDameHigh School, Alameda,
Alexandra Baranos, Poet Laureate of EncinelHigh School,
Teacher: LydiaMartinez of EncinelHigh School, Alameda,
Mighty Pens Dance Troupe, Voices of the Mask with dancers and poets: Frankie Raphael, Sophia Starling-Shirley,
Rowan Starling-Shirley, Jackie Culajay, Eleanor Dodds; Teacher, Cathy Dana
In Memorium to Dr. Guo I Lee and presentation of certificate of accomplishment and seal awards
Presented by Natica Angilly and accepted by Alisha Rodregues on behalf of her son, Dr. Kenneth Kuanling Fan, who
could not be with us today.
Lois Flood, Green Silk Kimono
Written and read by Marjorie Lynne Wagner
Danced by Lois Flood
Prize Winning Poetry
Jabez Churchill: Tonada de Tere/Teresa’s Tune Wulf Losee: Sipping Whiskey with My Dad Kathleen McClung: Pilgrims on I-80 Cynthia Anderson (read by Kathleen McClung): Receding Moon One Dance Company, Turlock, CA
A Sense of Direction, by Tami Stark McQueen, poem by Sandy Stark-McGinnis
David Philhour, Victor Torres, Teri Ensslin, Brent Linden
Najwa of Mystique Caravan, Bittersweet by Rumi
Prize Winning Poetry
John Rowe: A Few Miles Away from the Sea Ruth Schuler: Dresden China Factory Sojourn
Majorie Wagner: A Guest in the Home of the Ancients Barbara Wilson; Flights to Morocco
GRAND PRIZE POEM ,
Artists Statement by Tanya Joyce, Emeryville, CA
Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company with Poet Laureate Richard Angilly. Dancers: Natica Angilly,
Shukriya DeVine, Wanda Ingmire, Cindy Levinson, Sarahanne Lum, Loywanner Haddadou, Ronda Hollie, Caroline Williams, Mary Peterson, Takako Miyashita, Joyce Richardson. Read by Richard Angilly during the performance
Finale: Thanks for joining with us in the enjoyment of this year’s 19th annual Dancing Poetry Festival.
Our 2nd half opened with Medicine Warriors Native American Dance Troupe performing In Memory of Kenneth James Bradley" by Nanette Bradley Deetz.
AEI Literary Cultural Arts Awards were presented by Alameda Poet Laureate Mary Rudge. First to receive was Malcolm Margolin for 25 years of publishing serving California Native Americans. Accepting for Malcolm Margolin was Dave Holt.
Dennis J. Bernstein received the AEI Literary Cultural Arts Award for his poetry book, "Special Ed, Voices from a Hidden Classroom."
Dancers of the Pharoahs performed "Queen of the Veils" and "Balance" both poems by Alameda Poet Laureate Mary Rudge and red by Richard Angilly and Natica Angilly.
Alameda High School Poet Laureate Awards were given by Alameda Poet Laureate Mary Rudge to Sophia Starling-Shirley accepted by her teacher, Cathy Dana; Robin Levy with her teacher Elizabeth Norris; and Alexandra Barajas with her teacher Lydia Martinez. The two HSPL present each read an original poem.
The Mighty Pens of Alameda Community Learning Center High School, with teacher Cathy Dana, performed 4 original poems with "Voices of the Mask."
Alisha Rodrigues, AEI 1st VP, and Natica Angilly, AEI Pres. give a commemoration to our dear friend, Dr. Guo I Lee. Dr. Lee died at 103 years. She wrote poetry past 100. She was crowned as a poet laureate of China on the Great Wall of China during her 100th year. She was also known as the poetic "Mother of the World."
Lois Flood Performed Green Silk Kimono written and read by Marjorie Lynne Wagner
Jabez Churchill, Ukiah, CA, read his "Tonada de Tere/Teresa's Tune."
Wulf Losee, Fremont, CA, read his "Sipping Whiskey with My Dad."
Kathleen McClung read her "Pilgrims on I-80," then read "Receding Moon" for Cynthia Anderson of Yucca Valley, CA.
One Dance Company of Turlock, CA, performed "A Sense of Direction."
Julie Bloemeke, Alpharetta, GA, read her "Pinned."
Gordon Preston, Modesto, CA, read "The Daily Tribune."
Kay Renz, Santa Rosa, CA, read her poem, "Tornado."
Goddess 2U performed "New Kingdom Love Poetry" from Dynastic Egypt.
Najwa of Mystique Caravan performed "Bittersweet" by Rumi.
John Rowe, Albany, CA, read "A Few Miles Away from the Sea."
Ruth Wildes Schuler, Novato, CA, read "Dresden China Factory Sojourn."
Marjorie Wagner read "A Guest in the Home of the Ancients."
Barbara Wilson, San Rafael, CA, read "Flights to Morocco."
Tanya Joyces read her Grand Prize Winning Poem, "Artists Statement." For text of this poem, please use the tab "Artists Statement."
Tanya Joyce's "Artists Statement" was performed by Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company
Tanya Joyce's on-stage bow with the dance company
Grand finale photo op of all performers
The Mighty Pens, our DPF 2012 ushers and performers, celebrate with a photo op with MC Raoul Epling
Dancer Cindy Levinson took the festive opportunity to garland Tanya Joyce with a flowered ribbon from the dance of her Grand Prize poem. We all left the festival with celebration and excitement from a wonderful afternoon.