Additional Information about the Dancing Poetry Festival
The Dancing Poetry Festival is created to provide an afternoon of uplifting, thought provoking, artistic entertainment for an audience of all ages, from around the world. Various dance troupes and soloists are chosen to be showcased. The Festival seeks to expand appreciation of dance together with poetry and to give word with motion a significant forum.
The poems to be used by the dance acts may be classical, modern, current, original, or anything in between. If the poem is current, the dance troupe needs to have permission to perform the poem. Most authors are honored to grant dancers permission.
Subject of poems to be danced may be anything that is suitable for a varied audience looking for pathways to understanding people and problems of our world. Humor, serious, thought-provoking, social relevance will be some of the moods chosen to balance our program.
Guest dance performances must incorporate the spoken poem as an integral part of the act. Content, costuming, music will also be looked at in choosing the best combination for providing an engaging afternoon of theatrical magnificence. In the past, dance genres included modern, classical Greek, Gypsy, tap, ballet, Hawaiian, belly dance, jazz, Indian, African, Persian, Chinese, the list is too long to include in one paragraph. All dance forms are welcome as long as they are suitable for a general audience..
Artists Embassy International, a non-profit 501c3 arts organization,was established in 1951 by Althya Youngman after being inspired by her visit with Gandhi in India to promote peaceful, creative exchanges. Our mission statement is to promote understanding and good will through the universal language of the arts. AEI sponsors the Dancing Poetry Contest and Festival as well as many other projects and events throughout the year.
Natica and Richard Angilly’s Poetic Dance Theater Company hosts the Dancing Poetry Festival. This company has danced around the world promoting poetry and dance as a unified art form. Poet Richard Angilly is the premier poet for the choreography of his wife, Natica. The dance troupe is comprised of dancers who have a wide base of experiences including performing by invitation at world events in China, Italy, England, Morocco, Hungary, Japan, Nicaragua, Greece, Thailand and across the USA acting as ambassadors through the arts.
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