Poet~tree EnMotion Presents : Fall Harvest Festivities!


 Wednesday, September 27th, 7-10pm (Doors @ 7pm)!

 All events located @ The Rotunda

4014 Walnut Street, West Philly, PA 19104



This ongoing seasonal series features a variety of multi-disciplinary performance, arts & culture presentations… The performance portion for this event begins @ 7pm ish featuring a Dynamic Lineup ranging from Funky Live Musical Acts to Spoken Word Performance Flowetry, from Hip Hop Dance to Fire Flow Artistry!

A FREE community event … but Donations are Appreciated!


Fall Harvest Festivities: Dance, Music, Visual, & Fire Arts!  

  • Phoenix Mystique

Singer/Songwriter/Poet fusing Jazz, Soul, Funk, Electronica


  • Nastasia Zorya (a.k.a. Anastasia)

Visual Artist, Live Painter & Illustrating of the Subconscious


  • Party Wit Frank

Live Hip-hop on the Funky Soul Tip


  • Plum Dragoness (a.k.a. Gabrielle de Burke)

Lyrical Poetess, Theatrical Dance Movement & Performance Artist


  • Really Philly Collective

Local Hip Hop Dance Performance of “Battle My City”



  • 7Textures & Collaborator

Fire Dance, Flow Arts & Live Music Entertainments

facebook.com/7textures / 7textures.com






November 7th: Silent Auction & Performance Fundraiser

Poet-tree En Motion Presents…
The Fall 2014 Performing Arts Series!

November 7th: Silent Auction & Performance
Fundraiser for Plum Dragoness Performance Projects!

This ongoing seasonal series features a variety of multi-disciplinary performances & community art. The final Fall 2014 series will culminate with Live Music, Dance & Theatrical Presentations, Community Art, Live Painting, VJ Performance, Plus the Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser for Plum Dragoness Performance Project (Items ranging from Holistic Goods/Services/Body Products, Antiques, Art, Estate Jewelry & etc.)!
Featured Acts:

• The Armour Sisters- A dynamic sister duo, passionate
about fire dance, flow & healing arts, plus writing & performing original music in their band Silver Skies & beyond.

• Bill Fieger & John Whitney Jr.- Electronic & acoustic experimental music performance w/ movement meditation taking audiences to new & old places.
www.facebook.com/william.fieger.39 & https://www.facebook.com/jswhitneyjr1

• Diabolo Dave- a talented entertainer that performs a number of skills for a wide range of audiences w/ “the heart of an educator and the spirit of a performer” & One mans exploration of physics.


• Plum Dragoness (a.k.a. Gabrielle de Burke)- Resident Performance Artist, Event Organizer & Arts Educator, known in Philly & abroad for her “unique style” of spoken word/vocals, dance/movement theater, fire & flow arts flair.


• Steve Shorts (live painting)- His artistic vision combines mixed-media muralism w/ social
sculpture into a blend of fine art, restoration construction & community service.


• Twelve Inch Torch- A teenage power trio from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania who are inspired by bands like Led Zeppelin, the Foo Fighters, Nirvana & SpongeBob.

• VJ Spooky (visual projections)- This Philadelphia based VJ enhances events w/ a multimedia experience.

*Join the Facebook Group for Poet-tree En Motion (see “Events” for more info):



Poet-tree En Motion: Spring Performance Series Finale

Poet-tree En Motion…

Presents the Spring 2014 Performance Series Finale

Wednesday June 4th, from 7-11pm

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Event located @ The Rotunda

4014 Walnut Street, West Philly, PA 19104


This ongoing seasonal series features a variety of dance/movement/theater mediums, live electronic/acoustic music, vocalists & poetry/spoken-word presentations, circus/fire/flow arts performances, community art creations, live painting & VJ projections…

Doors Open @ 7pm!

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Poet-tree En Motion: Spring Rites & The Femme-Mynistiques Fundraiser Night!

Poet-tree En Motion…

Presents Spring 2014 Performance Series

April 2nd, May 7th & June 4th!

Wednesdays, 7-10:30pm


All events located @ The Rotunda

4014 Walnut Street, West Philly, PA 19104




This ongoing seasonal series features a variety of dance/movement/theater mediums, live electronic/acoustic music, vocalists & poetry/spoken-word presentations, circus/fire/flow arts performances, community art creations, live painting & VJ projections…

Doors Open @ 7pm (& Open Mic/Stage & Jam Session Sign up Begins)


April 2nd: Spring Rites & The Femme-Mynistiques Fundraiser Night!


  • The Femme-Mynistiques



This entrancing trio brings together; Plum Dragoness-the lyrical poetess, Lady Omni-the omnipotent emcee & Alexa Gold-the golden voice!!! Together the Femme-mynistiques are a righteous storm creating a innovative niche on the scene with their awe-inspiring original fusion of Lyrical Poetry, Omnipotent Raps & Siren Vocals set to dynamic variety of conscious hip hop, tribal house, down-tempo & electronic music. Performances blend their respective skillfulness in music production, dance choreography, theater arts, poetry as performance and song writing into an illuminating blend of ancient rites that celebrate the modern spirit of freedom, unity and love.


In honor of The Femme-mynistiques, DONATIONS will be accepted @ Door & RAFFLE tickets will be sold for Prizes (Art/Goods/Services) to help fund recording of debut EP “Here She Comes…”


May 7th: Spring Fire Lights the Night & Lunar Celebrations!

June 4th: Summer Festivities & Plum Dragoness Annual Fundraising Auction! 


Join the Facebook Group for Poet-tree En Motion here: facebook.com/groups/116980678334215




Poet-tree En Motion 2014 Winter & Spring Performance Series!

Poet-tree En Motion

2014 Winter & Spring Performance Series!



Feb 5th, April 2nd & June 4th!


From 7-10pm (except June/11:30pm)

@ The Rotunda

4014 Walnut Street, West Philly, PA 19104


A FREE community event (but donations are always appreciated)!


This ongoing seasonal event series features a variety of dance/movement/theater mediums, live electronic/acoustic music, vocalists & poetry/spoken-word presentations, circus/fire/flow arts performances, community art creations, live painting & VJ projections…

Plus an Open Mic/Stage & Jam Sessions!

(Sign up Begins & Doors Open @ 7pm)



Featured acts include…


February 5th: Lunar New Year Salutations & Celebrations!


  • Bill Fieger– This marks my 35th year as a guitar player. When I started this

Journey I had no idea where it would take me. As a teenager my dreams of playing in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal bands came true how cool is that? After I got tired of playing in rock bands I decided on a more personal approach to music. Composing electronic music under the name Oblivious Solitude. Later I was performing and recording with Heather Lind as Stares to Nowhere. I’ve also performed with Mike Hunter as Mayakara, as well as recording and performing solo acoustic music, sometimes modifying and creating new instruments to take the music to new places.





  • Shannon Hayden-a classically trained cellist who has never been content

to stay strictly within the confines of the traditional course of study. Having achieved early success in competitions both at home and abroad she quickly began to experiment with other forms of music as well as other instruments. Working with renowned cellists such as Janos Starker and Aldo Parisot, with whom she began a graduate level course of study at the age of 18 at the Yale School of Music, did not keep her from playing lead guitar in rock and experimental bands or writing music for electric cello. She feels that musicians who want to consider themselves artists should go beyond mere craftsmanship and constantly look to expand the repertoire of their instrument, fulfilling the needs of the era within which they actively participate. When not performing her own pieces, Shannon focuses on 20th century and contemporary works and has enjoyed working with composers Ezra Laderman, David Lang, percussionist/composer Andy Akiho and tours occasionally with Eric Genuis. Having completed her studies she is currently supporting her first album with shows around the United States and hopes to meet other artists with similar interests whose focus is continuing to stretch the boundaries of virtuosic classical music by embracing technologies which she feels are underutilized. Shannon also shares her parent’s passion for sustainable living and alternative energy and spends as much time as she can at the family’s off the grid organic vegetable farm.





  • Kalamandir Dance Company– a contemporary dance ensemble that

uses the vocabulary of classical Indian dance to explore new spaces of artistic expression. Instead of diminishing the foundation of our classical styles, we look to investigate their communicative potential when merged with Western dance traditions. Using Odissi, Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Capoeira, Flamenco, Modern and Ballet training, our dancers collaboratively converse with movement and create dialogue with expression. We are driven by creativity, human emotions, and a desire to be released from the four walls of our daily existence. Our movement vocabulary is a collective effort that aims to create a reachable area for all people to participate and communicate. Artistic Director, Malabika Guha presents the piece “The Love That Remains”. Based on the Portuguese word “saudades,” this piece explores the fervent state of longing by channeling the painful sweetness of remembering a loved one from whom we have been separated while reveling in the joy that they may return (see link above for more info).





  • Kaleema Poles– her natural creativity comes with focus, inspiration &

discipline. She loves using natural or recycled materials in most of her Jewelry, Visual & Fashion Art with inspiration coming from life cycles, family, culture, spirits, friends, dreams, the earth & sky.




  • Oriental Fitness Institute– (T’ai Chi Chuan Demonstration) Its philosophy

is dedicated to helping people implement and maintain a healthy lifestyle.  By providing information about different kinds of exercise and diet we design a program to meet each individual’s specific needs.  We draw on the wisdom and practices of both ancient and modern traditions. East & West Come Together To Maximize Health & Well-being.



  • Plum Dragoness (a.k.a. Gabrielle de Burke) – Native to West

Philadelphia, Plum is a multi-talented thespian, dancer, martial artist, instructor, poetess and writer who has been involved with performing arts since childhood. She is known for her poetic style, vocal performance, fire dance, flow arts and choreographic flair throughout Philadelphia and abroad. Over the past 15 years, she as toured not only as a solo artist but also as founding member/core performer/assistant artistic director with groups like Archedream & Be Tru Dance Crew among many others. She has also independently released 2 albums of original work with the project Plum Dragoness & the Elements, known for its fusion of multi-media, live world beat musical infusions & spoken word vocals & lyrical poetry. Currently, she’s in collaboration with a music project known as the trio, The Femme-mynistiques. Since 2007, she’s been a resident performance artist & organizer for this ongoing community arts series @ The Rotunda known as Poet-tree En Motion.




  • Text Rich (a.k.a. Ali Richardson)– an artist of many talents and gifts. His musical mastery includes working with traditional acoustic and electric

instruments such as djimbe, guitar, bass, piano, drums, and more. His range of vocal interpretation covers singing, emceeing, beat boxing, scatting, and performing poetry. Text Rich’s musical background started with Hip Hop music as it developed through the 80’s and 90’s and once introduced to the guitar he took to learning blues, jazz, rock, and funk. He brings all these elements of music and expression to the stage, to classrooms where he teaches music, and in the community as a known griot/troubadour openly sharing musical inspirations with others. Known well in the community as Ali Richardson, Text enjoys spending a large portion of his time creating musical learning experiences for all ages. He is also committed to providing quality educational experiences for youth through workshops and classroom education.




  • VJ Spooky (Space Pirates, I<3 Industrial, Stimulate, Smack)-is a

Philadelphia based VJ that enhances a multimedia experience for various events and has worked with such acts as Axwell, Laidback Luke, Headhunters and Steve Aoki.




March 2nd & 8th: Community Outreach Workshops!

Dance/Movement, Poetry/Song Writing & Theater Arts

(Pay What You Can/Suggested donation $5-20)

Follow Event for details: facebook.com/events/425380820927264


April 2nd: Spring Rites & Femme-mynistique Fundraising Plights!


June 4th: Summer Festivities & Plum Dragoness Fundraising Activities! 


To keep Updated on Coming Events …

Join the Facebook Group for Poet-tree En Motion (facebook.com/groups/116980678334215)!