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GREAT DANCES, GREAT DANCERS! PICTURES! IDF@SV2019

The performers and choreographers in the Festival Concert, Awardees of the Choreography Competition, the Festival Artists leading open Master Classes and performing in the Festival Concert all add up to a great variety in every category but one: EXCELLENCE! You will not find the equal of our artists anywhere. Nope, not anywhere. Take a look: Festival Artists include Audreyanne Delgado Covarrubias, Tap Dancer extraordinaire! Her inventive choreography and rhythmic skills leaves every audience applauding for more. She will perform in the Festival Concert and lead two Master Classes: Tap and Pilates Mat. Etta Walton invites the audience to join her in her Electric Line Dances, and they all jump up to join in. She makes everyone smile. She performs in the Festival Concert and leads the fabulous Line Dance Master Class. Awardees of the 2019 Choreography Competition: Sierra Don, contemporary dance based on Irish legends; Jyothi Lakkaraju, new choreography for the classical Indian dance style Kuchipudi; Alyssa Mitchel, contemporary dance about interpersonal relationships; Peri Trono, contemporary dance about (maybe) inter-species relationships; Ryeonhwa Yeo new choreography in Korean dance. If you love dance, if you are curious about dance, if you are busy watching paint dry, you truly cannot miss the beauty, the inspiration, the fun of IDF@SV, 2019. FULL DAY OF DANCE©, Saturday, May 18, classes from 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. FESTIVAL CONCERT, Sunday, May 19, 3 p.m. All events at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St., Mountain View, CA 94041. Contact livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net with any questions!

Pictures: Top row, (L to R) Audreyanne Delgado Covarrubias, Etta Walton; next row, (L to R) Ryeonhwa Yeo, Sierra Don; next row (L to R) Meena & Anjali Vemuri dance Kuchipudi by Jyothi Lakkaraju, Alyssa Mitchel; above: choreography by Peri Trono (Sierra Don photo by Andy Mogg)

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.

 

FULL DAY OF DANCE©: June 24, IDF@SV 2017

Here’s the Full Day of Dance© for the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley 2017.
As in previous seasons, IDF@SV brings you the BEST artists who are also GREAT teachers.
Back to back, open Master Classes; each is one hour long; all are mixed levels.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a short time out between classes.
FREE coffee tasting & treats during the mid-day break.
Tap—taught by Audreyanne Delgado-Covarrubias, a great tapper & great tap teacher
Pilates mat–taught by Amity Johnson, she looks like TinkerBell but your abs will know you were there with her
Contemporary—taught by Elisabeth Kindler-Abali, visiting artist from Berlin, Germany, dynamic, thrilling technique and repertory
Electric Line Dances—Etta Walton, adorable, so much fun–I always do this one
Mexican Folklorico—first time we’ve offered it, taught by Arturo Magana, Artistic Director of Grupo Folklorico Colibri, this will be amazing and beautiful.
(Please note: order of classes may change; check this blog to be sure of class times)
PRICE PER CLASS reduces with each added class. Early Bird (paid on or before May 20) fees:
single class $20, 2 classes for $36, 3 for $48, 4 for $56, all 6 for $60
After May 20 it’s $25 single/$70 for all 5
To pay, please send a check made out to The Lively Foundation to The Lively Foundation/550 Mountain View Avenue/Mountain View, CA 94041-1941
Attn: Leslie Friedman
MOST FUN AND BEST DEAL:  TAKE THEM ALL!
for information, please contact livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net
The first Full Day of Dance© was presented at the first International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley. We had instant proof that it was a great idea: so many large companies have copied it!
Accept no substitutes! Come on June 24 and remember that dancing can make you happy all over.

FESTIVAL CONCERT: Celebrate IDF@SV’s 5th Anniversary

Dance Concert 2016FIFTH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL CONCERT! Sunday, August 14, 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church Street, Mountain View. Acclaimed professional dancers; Premiere works. Performers & Choreographers include Antara Bhardwaj, Kathak; Audreyanne Covarrubias & Megan Ivey, Tap & Physical Comedy; Leslie Friedman, Contemporary; Navia Natarajan, Bharatanatyam; Etta Walton, Etta’s Electric Line Dances plus Special Guests and The Festival Dancers. FREE REFRESHMENTS. EXPERIENCE THE EXCITEMENT!

TICKETS: General Admission $20; over 65 & 10 years & younger $12; Sponsor $30. Sponsor tickets receive preferred seating, tax deduction, recognition in program. Discounted group tickets available.

For more information: livelyfoundation.org     OR

email: livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net    OR

call 650/969-4110

FULL DAY OF DANCE©: 5 Amazing Classes!!

Dance Fest 2016 Full DayTAKE ANY NUMBER OF CLASSES; MOST FUN & BEST DEAL IS TO TAKE THEM ALL! The day also features the Free Treat Tasting Fair, 2:30-3:30. Delectable tastes from outstanding restaurants and gourmet food sources.

Welcome! International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley

DFSV 2016 Group PhotosWELCOME to the 5th Anniversary Season of the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley! IDF@SV 2016 offers classes, workshops, performances. There are performance opportunities for experienced dancers, a chance to create your own dance and perform it, opportunities to try a dance style you’ve never tried before or even to try dancing if you’ve never tried it before. Our Festival Concert features exquisite dances by artists of classical Indian Bharatanatyam and Kathak, Tap Dance by Audreyanne Covarrubias & Megan Ivey, Contemporary ballet by Leslie Friedman, and a chance to join Etta Walton in her Electric Line Dances. The Festival welcomes advanced & professional dancers AND complete beginners, ages from mid-teens to any adult age. The Physical Comedy workshop welcomes ages 10 and up…and up!  Here are the activities of IDF@SV 2016. To learn more about each part of the Festival, please click on its name to link to its page with specific information.

INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL@SILICON VALLEY: ALL EVENTS

FULL DAY OF DANCE©

PHYSICAL COMEDY WORKSHOP

CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECH & REP WORKSHOP

CHOREO-CUBATOR©

FESTIVAL CONCERT

Wonderful Winter Workshop: WWW. 2.0 Begins Soon!

Join the dance! The second Wonderful Winter Workshop (www.2.0) offers you opportunities to dance. Learn something new, dance styles that you love, make your own dance. Shake El Nino out of your spine and remember that dance can be fun! There are TWO parts to www.2.0; participate in one or both. Bring your dancer buddies and friends who never dance. It’s time to dance!

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The Choreo-cubator© Invites You to Make a Dance & Dance It!                      Polish a work in progress or start something new. Then, perform it. ALL styles welcome. Explore. Experiment. Exchange supportive feedback with other explorers. There are four working sessions: 6-7:15 p.m., Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 23, Feb. 25. Your Showcase performance is 6:-7:15 p.m., Feb. 28. All working sessions & the Showcase performance will be at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church Street, downtown Mountain View. Fee includes working sessions and performance: $60.00.

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Winter Full Day of Dance©                                                     Sunday, Feb. 28, five wonderful classes. The first one starts at 11:30 a.m. The last one ends at 5:30 p.m. Take one, all, or any number in between. There is a 15 minute break between each class. Classes include: Contemporary, Leslie Friedman; Tap, Audreyanne Covarrubias; Pilates mat, Amity Johnson; Etta’s Line Dances, Etta Walton; Improvisation, Leslie Friedman. All classes are mixed levels. That means they all will welcome pros & beginners. Ages mid-teens to any adult age. Location: Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church Street, downtown Mountain View, 94041. Cost per class reduces with each added class: $20 for a single class – $50 for all five.  

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The Choreo-cubator© and Winter Full Day of Dance© are parts of the Wonderful Winter Workshop, www.2.0, presented by the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley, a project of the not-for-profit organization, The Lively Foundation. FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER: CONTACT livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net    Photos: top, L to Rt: Audreyanne Covarrubias will teach Tap, 2/28; Leslie Friedman (L) and Amity Johnson work on a new dance, IDF@SV; middle: Etta Walton will teach Etta’s Line Dances set to great Country/Western music; bottom: Amity Johnson will teach Pilates mat.

IDF@SV IS “AWESOME!” – DANCERS’ COMMENTS

LF Angel hi-resINTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL@SILICON VALLEY, 2015 began just two months ago. It was a whirlwind of dance, energy, creativity. Comments keep coming in from participants about how much they loved their experiences. The word most often, and most appropriately, used is AWESOME, awesome teachers, awesome dancers, awesome new friends. Here are just two sent to Dr. Leslie Friedman, founder and director of IDF@SV.

Amity Johnson“Boy, did I have fun taking those classes!  I am glad you offered Pilates because I have always wanted to try it, and I just loved it—and Amity is awesome! What a wonderful, fun experience and I just adore all the people I’ve met at the festival this year and last…Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making all this possible. Love & admire you to pieces!”     C

Ann Woo 12“Leslie, Thank you so much for the wonderful forum to present dance to the Silicon Valley!  Loved the teachers, classes – (yours was awesome!) and beautiful environment you created!  Great to see Ann Woo again too!  Much appreciated, Leianne

COME DANCE WITH US! it really is that wonderful.

Pictures: top to bottom: Artist/teachers Leslie Friedman, Contemporary Dance & Choreo-cubator©; Amity Johnson, Pilates; Ann Woo, Classical Chinese Dance.

 

IDF@SV FESTIVAL CONCERT TODAY!

The International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley presents the FESTIVAL CONCERT, today, Aug. 16, 3 p.m. It is at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St., corner of Church & Franklin, in Mountain View, CA, 94041. Don’t miss the beauty and fun of this concert! Dance styles include: Bharatanatyam, choreographed by Shilpa Torvi; Classical Chinese ribbon dance, choreographed by Ann Woo; Contemporary dance, choreographed by Leslie Friedman; Salsa, choreographed by Leanne Rinelli; Tap choreographed by Audreyanne Covarrubias. Tickets: $15 general/$10 for over 65 or under 10 years of age. $25 sponsor ticket receives preferred seating and includes a $10, tax deductible donation to The Lively Foundation, the not for profit presenter of IDF@SV. Don’t miss this great event!

IDF@SV Class Schedule: It’s here!!

Here’s the link to get you to the post with the complete class & event schedule for the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley. http://www.livelyfoundation.org/wordpress/?p=833  Remember to log in to http://www.livelyfoundation.org/wordpress/?=cat2 when you are looking for information about IDF@SV. You can find all the articles by looking at the lists of posts, but if you leave off the /?=cat2  you will see whatever the most recent posts are first. Don’t miss this chance to dance. It is ideal for everyone from pros to beginners. DANCE! CREATE! PERFORM! Put your heart back in your art this summer at IDF@SV!"                               "pictures: Leanne Rinelli dances Salsa; Etta Walton leads Line Dances; Audreyanne Covarrubias & Megan Ivey Tap; Leslie Friedman dances in “Come Down, Angels.” "                               ""                               "Leslie angel