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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

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

Mexican Folklorico Dance Joins in Full Day of Dance©!!!

Wonderful news for Full Day of Dance!© Arturo Magaña will teach Mexican Folklorico dance on Full Day of Dance©, June 24. He and his group will perform on the Festival Concert, July 1. Arturo is the Artistic Director of the Ensamble Folclorico Colibri. He also is the Dance teacher at Lincoln High School, San Jose. He is truly a master of the Folklorico dance. It is a great opportunity to watch him and his outstanding group AND to experience the Folklorico dance in his open master class.

Arturo Magana

More details: FULL DAY OF DANCE© June 24, classes run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with short breaks between classes. All are mixed levels and enjoyed by advanced or beginning dancers. This is a tribute to the excellence of our artist/teachers. All classes last one hour. EARLY BIRD discount available up to May 20. Price per class reduces with each added class. Early Bird: single class/$20; all five classes/$60. You may take any number of classes. Please remember to register! Send your check to The Lively Foundation/ 550 Mountain View Avenue/ Mountain View, CA 94041 Include the check made out to The Lively Foundation, your name, which classes you plan to take, your email address, and your US mail street address. Full Day of Dance© classes include Tap Dance, Pilates mat, Line Dances, Contemporary Dance, Mexican Folklorico.

FESTIVAL CONCERT is July1, 3 p.m. The program includes premiere work by all of the artist/teachers. This is an EXTRAORDINARY opportunity to see these fabulous artists on one program and to see what new work they have created. Tickets: $20 general/$12 over 65 and 10 years old & younger. Patron ticket: $30 (includes tax deductible charitable donation). Discounts available for groups. Tickets include complimentary refreshments.

All events/classes at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church Street, Mountain View, CA, 94041. For more information, contact livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net

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

Contemporary Dance Tech & Rep with Leslie Friedman

Dance Festival ContemporaryStart with an hour of technique to warm up, then learn repertory created especially for the Festival Concert, rehearse, perform! The Festival Concert is open to the public, a fully professional performance featuring performances by the acclaimed professional artists leading the Festival and YOU! Dancers in this workshop also have the opportunity to perform In Leslie Friedman’s Lively Foundation performances in the coming season. (You may take the workshop even if you do not want to perform.) Leslie Friedman is the legendary artist whose international performances were historic “firsts” for an American dancer. First to perform, choreograph, teach with joint US/host country sponsorship in many countries including China, Russia, India, Poland, Hungary, Egypt and more.

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

Los Altos Town Crier Features IDF@SV

That terrific newspaper, The Los Altos Town Crier, featured the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley in its most recent issue. LATC recognizes our Festival as a wonderful addition to the life of its community. The feature was in “Mountain View on the Move.” The Festival certainly does get Mountain View MOVING! Here’s the link to the article:

www.losaltosonline.com/…/mountainview…/47987-lively-foundation-hosts- dancefestival

Tune up your technique! Try something you’ve never done before! Have a wonderful time! Come dance with us. FULL DAY OF DANCE© August 16; FESTIVAL CONCERT August 17. Do it!mail-2

 

International Dance Festival-Silicon Valley Opens Tomorrow

After spending 51 weeks thinking about it, planning for it, making phone calls, sending emails, staying awake wondering what to do next, the second season of the International Dance Festival-Silicon Valley begins tomorrow morning. I can’t believe it. I’ve spent so much time trying to get the word out about the Festival, now I wonder what it will be like to be in the first class at 10:30 tomorrow morning. I see ahead to the Festival Concert and realize that we have just Monday-Friday to teach two dances to the Festival Dancers AND to have them ready to perform. Take a deep breath. Here we go.Dance Festival Composite photo