IDF@SV TICKETS FOR FESTIVAL CONCERTS!

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW for the Showcase Performance, Jun 22, 7 p.m. and the Gala Festival Concert, June 23, 3 p.m. and the Festive Dinner after the Festival Concert. Unique and wonderful experiences that celebrate the best of dance. Buy your tickets now; the acclaimed the Festival artists perform to full houses every time. Audiences embrace these performances by peerless artists.  To buy your tickets: Mail a check made to The Lively Foundation to The Lively Foundation/550 Mountain View Avenue/Mountain View, CA/94041. OR if you prefer to use a credit card: please (1) go to the landing page of livelyfoundation.org (2) scroll down the page to see the PAYPAL logo (3) click on that. Follow the easy directions for making a donation. (4) Please email livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net to let us know how many tickets for which date. OR Tickets available at the door. PLEASE bring cash or check and ID.

THE SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE program encompasses premieres of work from the Festival’s Choreo-Cubator©; an Awardee of the 2018 Choreography Competition, Sam Tribble’s amazing work on the Cyr, a circus art; and premier performances by guest artists. All tickets are $10. Complimentary refreshments. Attend the Showcase and you get a two-for-the-price-of-one ticket to the Festival Concert. FANTASTIC DEAL!

Audreyanne Delgado-Covarrubias

THE GALA FESTIVAL CONCERT presents the Tap Dance Star Audreyanne Delgado-Covarrubias whose wit and incredible quickness makes the audience gasp and applaud; Physical Comedy & Tap artist Megan Ivey whose feet never seem to touch the ground; Etta Walton invites the audience to join her in her amazing Line Dances–no one stays seated when they can dance with Etta. It is a concert to make you laugh and to make your spirits soar. Performances by Awardees of the 2018 Choreography Competition, Ballroom dance by Kris Mola with partner Yuriy Kuvshynov; contemporary dance by Marlene Garcia’s dancers Jessica Bozzo & Coryn Ware.

Above, L to Rt: Awardees Kris Mola with Yuriy Kuvshynov; Marlene Garcia  General Admission tickets, $20; tickets for those over age 65 or younger than 10, $12; Sponsor tickets are $35. Sponsor ticket holders will have reserved seats and a tax deduction. Group tickets for 5 or more available, please contact livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net

DINNER and a SHOW! “What are you doing after the show?” Don’t rush off; join audience members and artists at Amici’s pizzeria just a block and a half away for a festive, pizza celebration after the show. Please let us know that you will attend so we can be sure Amici’s staff is ready for us! Add $25 to your ticket cost. That’s all it takes to make the fun continue. Performance will end around 5 p.m. We will probably arrive at Amici’s around 5:30. PLEASE RSVP; we need to count you in to reserve our table. Response by June 21 would be great. Mail your check made out to The Lively Foundation to The Lively Foundation/550 Mountain View Ave/Mountain View, CA/94041     QUESTIONS? contact livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net

 

REGISTER for International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley NOW!

IT’S TIME TO REGISTER!

REGISTER NOW! Be sure to get the workshops & classes you want to take. IDF@SV 2018 has held on to prices from 2016. Sign up now for the best dance experiences anywhere. TO REGISTER: Mail your check made out to The Lively Foundation to The Lively Foundation, 550 Mountain View Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94041-1941. Please include a list of classes/workshops you want to take, your name, address, phone number. OR if you prefer to use a credit card (1) go to the landing page of livelyfoundation.org (2) scroll down to the PAYPAL logo (3) click on it & follow directions for making a donation (4) Please send an email to livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net stating which classes/workshops you want to take & your name, address, phone number. OR pay at the door with cash or check. Please note that Early Bird prices expired on May 7. Here are prices, schedules, descriptions:

CHOREO-CUBATOR©  $125 regular (after May 7) Choreo-Cubator© offers dancers and other artists whose work involves movement space and time to make new work or to polish a work in progress. Supportive atmosphere. Opportunity to perform (not required but encouraged) in Showcase Performance, June 22. Working sessions for Choreo-cubator© meet on June 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. ALL kinds of dance welcome.

PHYSICAL COMEDY WORKSHOP $30 for one person; bring a pal and  the second person pays $15. That’s a great deal for more fun than anyone could describe. Sun., June 10, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Megan Ivey, formerly of the world famous Ringling Bros., leads the Physical Comedy Workshop. Walk into walls! Fall down funny!                   AND BE SURE TO SEE Megan perform in the Festival Concert, June 23, 3 p.m.

FULL DAY OF DANCE© Meets  from 10:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 16.  Each class one hour long. Fifteen minutes between classes; lunch break 12:25 – 1: 15 p.m. All five classes $70. Classes include Jazz, 10 a.m.; Pilates mat, 11:15 a.m.; Tap, 1:15 p.m.; Contemporary Ballet, 2:30 p.m.; Line dances, 3:45 – 4: 45 p.m. Five movement classes, back to back, all mixed levels. Regular fees: $25 single class; $20 per class for 2; $18 per class for 3; $16 per class for 4; $14  per class for 5. BEST DEAL AND MOST FUN: TAKE THEM ALL!!!

Audreyanne Delgado Covarrubias (left) teaches and performs Tap; Etta Walton (right) teaches and performs Line Dances. Their classes are on Full Day of Dance© Their performances are on the Festival Concert, June 23, 3:00 p.m.

AFRICAN RHYTHM & DANCE: Meets at 11:00 a.m., Mon. through Fri., June 18 – 22.  Dancers’ Group discount: $112.50; Regular is $125. Participants will learn a dance to perform in the Showcase Performance!  (Performance encouraged but not required).

DO IT NOW!!! Register for the best dance experiences available anywhere! Put the Heart Back in Your Art! Come Dance with Us!

Choreography Contest: Apply to Perform!

The International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley invites choreographers, dancers, and other artists whose work involves movement to apply for the Choreography Awards at IDF@SV 2018. All kinds of dance are welcome.

Winners will perform on one of the Festival’s concerts: the Showcase Performance, June 22, 6:30 p.m., or the Festival Concert, June 23, 3 p.m.  These are both public, ticketed performances. There are also cash awards. This is an amazing opportunity to present your work to new audiences without having to do the many chores of self-production.

PLEASE NOTE: work may not be longer than 8 minutes. DEADLINE for application is May 7. We will not announce awardees until after the deadline in order to have time to review all applicants. Even if we love your work, we cannot announce until after the deadline to be fair to all applicants.

Applicants are advised to send their video either on a DVD by US mail to The Lively Foundation, 550 Mountain View Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94041-1941                                                             OR                                                                                                                                                                   send video by youtube to livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net    IF YOU SEND BY YOUTUBE: Please send us an email stating that you are sending it so that we do not think it is spam. We prefer not to receive by dropbox due to spams.

Send the following for your application: Your name, name of the work, length of time of the work, number of performers and their names. Let us know if you need special technical effects or equipment. The performances are low tech. Please mail us your entry fee of $20 by a check made out to The Lively Foundation and mail to The Lively Foundation/550 Mountain View Avenue/Mountain View, CA/94041-1941 For more information, please contact livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net

photo above: Elisabeth Kindler-Abali, takes a bow; Dancer/choreographer from Berlin, Germany, guest artist, IDF@SV, 2017 & 2016; photo by GKermode: Los Altos, CA

Awards for Creative Performances with Movement

Expand your audience! Create new work!

Creators of performance works that involve movement –theater/spoken word with movement; mime; juggling; physical comedy; ANY style of dance, more — are invited to submit their work to be performed in the 7th annual International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd awardees will present their work on Festival programs either June 22 or June 23, in Mountain View. These are ticketed, public performances.

Awardees receive publicity coverage and rehearsal time, honorarium.

Work must be original, no more than 8 minutes, can be solo or group work. Please send a video by DVD or youtube to The Lively Foundation. DVD to The Lively Foundation/550 Mountain View Avenue/Mountain View, CA/94041; OR youtube to livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net     IF YOU USE youtube, please let us know by email that you doing that so we do not delete it as spam.  Send video of the work you want to perform. Include a letter stating your name, street address, email address, number of performers in your piece, length of time of piece, title of piece, any program note you feel will be helpful to viewers. Please note if your work requires specific technical effects/equipment. Applicants must be adults. Application fee is $20; make your check to The Lively Foundation, and mail to The Lively Foundation, 550 Mountain View Avenue, Mountain View, CA, 94041.

Questions? please contact Cathy So at livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net

IDF@SV is a unique and wonderful dance experience. Don’t miss this opportunity!

 

REGISTER NOW FOR IDF@SV 2018!

EARLY BIRDS get the best price! You CAN register now for the Workshops & Classes of International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley, 2018. It’s the 7th season for the Best Dance Experience On This Planet –or on any other. Here are your Early Bird deals for Physical Comedy, Full Day of Dance©, Choreography Workshop, Festival Concert.

PHYSICAL COMEDY, Sunday, June 10, 2 – 4 p.m. $30 for one person; $45 for two

Megan Ivey, Ringling Bros. professional clown, will perform & teach Physical Comedy in IDF@SV 2018

FULL DAY OF DANCE©, Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. $60 for all five classes, $20 for single class, $36 for two, $48 for three, $56 for four: BEST DEAL & MOST FUN=TAKE THEM ALL

Etta Walton (L) & Audreyanne Covarrubias (R) perform & teach Electric Line Dances & Tap Dance

CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP (THE CHOREO-CUBATOR©): Tues/Thurs/Fri, June 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, each time from 6 -7:30 p.m., ALL six sessions of space & time to develop your own creative project AND perform on the Showcase Concert (not required), ALL this for $115.

All dance styles welcome in Choreo-Cubator 2018; Take a bow in the Showcase concert; finally have time for your own creating and rehearsing!

TICKETS !!! FOR THE FESTIVAL CONCERT 2018 are available. June 23, 3 p.m. $20 general admission; $12 for over 65 & under 10; group tix also available. $30 SPONSOR TICKET gives you reserved, best seating and a tax deduction for helping The Lively Foundation keep the IDF@SV dancing with the stars!!! Mail your check to The Lively Foundation, 550 Mountain View Ave., Mountain View, CA 94041 THANK YOU!

International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley:2018 Dates

International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley announces its dates for June, 2018. Now is the time to get it on your calendar! The Holiday Season sweeps in soon; your visions of sugar plums, candied yams, turkey, pies…may take your attention away from planning the Greatest Possible Dance Adventure: IDF@SV Season 7.

Polish Folk Dance on Full Day of Dance© 2015

Workshops, classes, performance opportunities are available for advanced/professional dancers, for those who want to try a class or two, & for beginners.

Remember: a great ballerina may still be a beginner at tap dance. She could take Audreyanne Covarrubias’ tap class and have the most amazing time.

Choreography workshop, technique workshops, Physical Comedy, and the Full Day of Dance©; all this AND performances by the gifted artists who will bring the best in dance to our ever growing audience. Don’t miss this!

All events and classes take place at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church Street, Mountain View, CA 94041

Here are the dates:

Sunday, June 10, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Physical Comedy with Megan Ivey--she’s the professional clown from Ringling Bros. This is more fun than anyone can describe. Fall down, spit water, walk into walls–see what I mean? You have to be there.

Megan Ivey leads Physical Comedy

Choreo-Cubator© Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, June 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, from 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Supportive atmosphere, chance to work on something new or polish a work in progress. Perform your work on June 22  (performance not required).

Guest artist from Berlin, Germany, Elisabeth Kindler-Abali, performing the premiere of Letters Like Feathers, Festival Concert 2016, choreographed by Leslie Friedman

Saturday, June 16, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Full Day of Dance© Take your pick of 5 different dance/movement techniques. Tap, Pilates mat, Etta’s Electric Line Dances, contemporary, and a special surprise. Price of classes reduces with each added class: Best deal & most fun: TAKE THEM ALL!

(L to R) Audreyanne Delgado Covarrubias teaches Tap; Etta Walton teaches LIne Dances; both perform in the Festival Concert

Sunday, June 23, 3 p.m., FESTIVAL CONCERT, the gala closing event of Season 7. Watch the artists you’ve worked with in class–and maybe perform yourself. This is always a stunning performance featuring premiere works and thrilling dancing. CELEBRATE! IT’S TIME TO DANCE! SAVE YOURSELF THIS TIME TO DANCE; THE SKY’S THE LIMIT. For more information, contact The Lively Foundation, watch this blog, friend the Festival on Facebook at facebook/international dance festival silicon valley

Lively Foundation Artistic Director Leslie Friedman

ANN WOO: ARTIST, COMMUNITY LEADER

With great sadness, The Lively Foundation announces the passing of Ann Woo. Ms Woo was a participant and supporter of the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley. She taught a week long (M2F©) workshop and a class on Full Day of Dance© in Classical Chinese Dance, IDF@SV 2015. In addition, she choreographed a premiere work for her dancers to perform in the 2015 Festival Concert. It is a shock to realize she has been taken from us.

It was a special delight to offer her teaching Classical Chinese dance to both adults and young dancers, age 12 and up. She was an exceptional person in so many ways. She was the Founder and Director of CPAA, Chinese Performing Arts of America. She earned a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and was a successful business woman in Silicon Valley. She has an incredible 9 patents to her name. When she studied EE at UC, Berkeley, she was the only woman out of 120 students!

Ms Woo turned her energies to advancing the understanding of Chinese culture through the arts, especially dance. She received many awards. she was the Co-Founder of the Asian Heritage Council, Chair of Arts & Culture for the Cupertino-Hsinchu Sister Cities Association, Executive Director of the Chinese Folk Dance Association in San Francisco. Her company has performed in major theaters in San Jose and San Francisco, and she has been profiled by SPARK on KQED-TV.

Ann Woo (2nd from left) with some of her students at IDF@SV, 2015. Usha Srinivasan, far right.

Chinese Classical Dance has a very special way of moving that makes the dancer seem to glide through the air, just above the floor. Ann determined that her IDF@SV students would learn that and the beautiful manipulations of props, enormously long silk scarves or fans, which is an integral part of the dances.

A personal note: I met Ann Woo through Usha Srinivasan, Founder & Director of Sangam Arts. Ann and I met and immediately hit it off. We shared personal and artistic values. Then, I learned that another friend, Leianne Lamb, had taken Chinese Folk Dance classes from Ann. So, although we saw each other far too seldom, there was a feeling of the net of community holding us together. When I saw her at her Center, she had beautiful roses from her garden on her desk. She loved her roses. She invited me to present my dance, Face to Face, a  quartet, on her Gala Spring Festival. It was an honor to be part of this exceptional program which included music and dance of several different Chinese cultures. I admired her immensely hard work in establishing her Center and her dedication to expanding understanding through sharing culture. This is a very great loss.

Dance! Shine! Have a Great Time!

So many wonderful events in I’DF@SV 2017. You don’t want to miss it, and we don’t want to miss you. Come to the Full Day of Dance©, enjoy Tap, Contemporary, Pilates, Line Dances, and Mexican Folclorico classes. The flyer with all the Full Day details is right there at the top of this paragraph. You will enjoy every minute. It’s your time to try something new. Absolutely devoted to ballet? Try Elisabeth Kindler-Abali’s contemporary class. Lissi was trained in Germany in both ballet and contemporary techniques.  It is extremely rare now for a ballet company not to have contemporary works in its repertory. You will learn more about your body, find your center, acquire expressive ways to move. Ready for something rhythmic and colorful? We’ve got it! Tap, Lines, Folclorico. Click on the flyers to see them full size.

Pilates mat class will get you ready for all the other classes. You will find your strength without any strain. Your mind will lead your muscles. You breathe more deeply, stand taller, you will feel GREAT.

“Put the Heart Back in Your Art!©” That’s been my slogan for a long time.

When you come to Full Day of Dance©, be sure to stick around for the FREE COFFEE TASTING, 1;30-2:30 p.m. It’s sponsored by DON FRANCISCO COFFEE. Take time to get to know the other participants and talk with the artist/teachers. We’ll pour Organic coffees by Don Francisco. Relax and then rev up for the afternoon classes: Line Dances with Etta Walton and Mexican Folclorico with Arturo Magaña. I’m excited just writing about them!

Perhaps you are a devotee of Bharatanatyam, a serious, classical dance form of India. Remember that laughter is part of the sacred stories behind the dances. Try the Physical Comedy workshop. You will discover new ways to move and find humor inside & out. Walk into walls! Fall down funny! Slap and be slapped! So much to learn and enjoy with Megan Ivey, professional clown trained by Ringling Bros.

LAUGH AND THE WORLD LAUGHS WITH YOU

International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley offers you time to do what you love and also try something new. SEE YOU THERE!!!  Questions? Call The Lively Foundation at 650/969-4110.  Pictures: top, Flyer with details of Full Day of Dance©; Don Francisco gourmet coffees logo; flyer with details of the Physical Comedy workshop.

 

Choreography Competition: NEW Deadline

The International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley announces a new deadline to receive submissions. Send your dvd or youtube so that it is received in Mountain View no later than May 27 (changed from May 20 due to change in travel plans of 2 judges). Send your dvd to The Lively Foundation, Attn. Leslie Friedman, 550 Mountain View Ave/Mountain View, CA 94041. If you send your work by youtube, please remember to send us an additional email to let us know you are sending something. Otherwise, we might think it is spam. Email address: livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net     Mail your $25 entry fee to the Mountain View address above. ALL kinds of dance, traditional and contemporary, are welcome.

Arturo Magaña will perform on the Festival Concert, July 1st, 3 p.m. Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St., Mountain View

Include your name, street address, email address, name of dance, names & number of dancers, length of dance, name of music or other sound accompaniment. Let us know if the work has been performed before, where, and when. Let us know if you plan to perform it again in Summer, 2017, in the Bay Area. Choreographers (actors, jugglers, mimes, writers–any artist for whom movement is a central element in the work) must be adults (over 18). For more questions, please contact The Lively Foundation at livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net  AWARDS: 1st place winner performs on the Festival Concert, July 1, 3 p.m. with the acclaimed artists of the Festival. 2nd & 3rd place winners perform on the Showcase Performance which features new work created in IDF@SV’s Choreo-cubator©. Both performances are ticketed and open to the public. Honoraria for winners.

REGISTER NOW: International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley

IT’S TIME! Early Bird deadline is May 20. If you register on or before May 20, you will save from 10%-20% on class fees. HERE’S HOW TO REGISTER WHETHER YOU ARE ABLE TO BE AN EARLY BIRD or REGISTER LATER. Send a check made out to The Lively Foundation to The Lively Foundation, 550 Mountain View Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94041-1941 Attention: Leslie Friedman

Enclose a note listing the classes/workshops/performances for which you are paying. Include your name, street address, email address, best phone number. If you have questions for which you have not found answers in the posts on this blog, contact Lively at livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net     All events take place at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church Street, Mountain View, CA 94041. Concert tickets and entrance to workshops/classes will be available at the door as available.

Schedule and prices for all the IDF@SV 2017 classes & events:

CHOREO-CUBATOR@ meets 6:00-7:30 p.m. June 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30. Showcase Performance for works created by participants is June 30, 6:30 p.m. Fee: $90 Early Bird; $108 after 5/20

FULL DAY OF DANCE© June 24. Classes run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Doors open at 9:30. Class schedule: 10 a.m. Tap (Audreyanne Delgado-Covarrubias), 11:15 a.m. Contemporary (Elisabeth Kindler-Abali); 12:30 p.m. Pilates mat (Amity Johnson); 2:45-3:45 Electric Line Dances (Etta Walton); 4:00-5:00 p.m. Mexican Folklorico (Arturo Magaña) Price per class reduces with each added class. EARLY BIRD: Single class$20, 2 classes $36, 3 classes $48, 4 classes $56, 5 classes $60. REGULAR PRICE: Single $25, 2 classes $40, 3 classes $54, 4 classes $64, 5 classes $70.

Arturo MagañaAudreyanne Delgado-Covarrubias

FREE COFFEE TASTING EVENT June 24, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thanks to Don Francisco’s Coffee which is providing its fine coffee for this special event. Great time to meet other dancers, relax, and enjoy great coffee.

PHYSICAL COMEDY WORKSHOP meets 2:00-4:00 p.m. June 25. Workshop is led by Ringling Bros. trained professional clown, Megan Ivey. Fall down! Walk into walls! Have a great time. Fee: $30, bring a pal, Boy Scout, complete stranger and the second person pays $15. Great discount for you both.

Megan Ivey

CONTEMPORARY DANCE, Technique & Repertory taught by Elisabeth Kindler-Abali, visiting artist from Berlin, Germany, will teach her dynamic technique and excerpts from her choreography. Classes meet 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. June 26, 27, & 30. Don’t miss the opportunity to work with this international artist. She returns to Berlin soon after the Festival Concert. Fees: $75 Early Bird/$85 after May 20.

Elisabeth Kindler-Abali

PERFORMANCES:  Showcase Performance, 6:30 p.m., June 30, tix: $10  This performance features ALL new work, improvisations, experiments. Includes select performances from winners of the Choreography Competition.

FESTIVAL CONCERT, 3 p.m. July 1, tix general admission $20; srs. over 65 and children 10 and younger $12. Sponsor tickets $30 gives you reserved best seats and tax deductible donation. Program will include PREMIERE performances by Audreyanne Covarrubias, Elisabeth Kindler-Abali, Megan Ivey, Arturo Magaña & Ensamble Folclorico Colibri, Etta Walton leading her amazing Line Dances, plus a performance of the winner of the Choreography Competition.

Etta Walton

For more details, watch this livelyblog and facebook/the lively foundation    or facebook/international dance festival silicon valley