Poet-tree En Motion…
Spring Performance Series!
Wednesday May 1st
(Last Event of the Season is the Finale on Saturday, June 29th!)
From 7-10pm…@ the Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street, West Philly, PA 19104www.therotunda.org!
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 & VJ projections… Plus an open stage/open mic!
(Doors Open @ 7pm/Sign up Begins)
Spring Rites & Fire Celebrations Light the Night!
• Giovana-Singer, Songwriter & Musician blending her Panamanian roots w/ Jazz, Afro-Peruvian, Latin Pop & world music www.giovanalatinmusic.com
Giovana left her native country of Panama twelve years ago in pursuit of the opportunity to live an artistic and creative life as a musician. Her music is a reflection of that journey, built upon her Panamanian roots, and blended with influences of Jazz, Afro-Peruvian, Latin Pop, and world music styles that have inspired her while living and performing in the US.
• Hooping by Sarah-Hoop Dancer, Flow Artist, Instructor & hoop makerwww.hoopingbysarah.com
Sarah picked up a hoop in 2009 and hasn’t put one down since. There are hula hoops in every room of Sarah’s house. Hooping by Sarah came to fruition because Sarah wanted to share hooping in the tiny town of Lansdowne. And because happy hoopers of all ages now regularly attend Sarah’s classes and workshops, she wanted people to have access to professional-quality, affordable hoops, so Sarah created them as well. Sarah Maccarelli Jordan has over 18 years of classical dance education and experience. She won the 2001 Star Quest Performing Arts Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida. Also an accomplished makeup artist and face painter, Sarah is a creative force to be reckoned with.
• Lux Arati-Tribal Belly, Modern, Hip-hop/Liquid/Flow dance styles w/ Tech & Fire Arts www.luxarati.com
Blending influences of American Tribal/traditional Middle Eastern bellydance, modern dance, hip-hop/liquid/flow dance styles together with tech and flow fire spinning, the lovely ladies of Lux Arati are a powerful, hypnotic presence.
• Plum Dragoness-Tibetan Bowls meet Dragon Dancing, Movement Theater & Fire Arts www.plumdragoness.com
Native to West Philadelphia, she is a multi–talented thespian, dancer, poetess and writer for life. She graduated with a Theater degree from Temple University with an exploratory concentration in Dance, Music and Voice. She is well known for her poetic style, vocal performance and choreographic flair throughout the Philadelphia area and abroad. In addition to her solo work, Gabrielle has collaborated with many artists including the project “Plum Dragoness & the Elements,” known for its fusion of multi-media, live world music infusions and spoken word/lyrical poetry. She independently produced/released the debut studio Album “Renaissance of a Poetess” with her band and Emmy Awarding Winning Music Producer/Composer/Sound Engineer Rodney Whittenberg and the Album of recorded performances (as resident artist) called “Live @ the Rotunda”, Mixed/Engineered by Styx latte. Her written work has been published locally, nationally and internationally. She currently performs with the dynamic trio project known as The Femme-mynistiques.
• 2nd Opinion- Live Music w/ Philadelphia-based dance-pop circuswww.2nd0pini0n.tumblr.com
2nd. Opinion is a Philadelphia-based dance-pop act exploring the intersection of gender, sex and society in as tuneful a way as possible. The band consists of Joel Chartkoff (percussion and vocals), Zach Webber (keyboards and vocals), Sammy Schuster (keyboards and vocals), Michael Knight (bass and vocals), Mira Treatman (vocals), and Kate Simmer (drums). Please dance!!
* PLEASE NOTE: if you are inclined to support Youth Empowerment, the Big Jar at the entrance to the door of the Rotunda will accept donations at this event on 5/1/13 toward Moving Creations’ Girls On the Move program in support of these young women for their spring performance in June @ Germantown Friends School!
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