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SAVE THE DATES! International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley

SAVE THE DATES! November 7-11- The Full Week of Dance© & November 12 & 13 – The Full Days of Dance©  For the best dance experiences of the year. It’s the 11th Annual IDT@SV Full Days of Dance© offer classes Sat., the 12th & Sun., the 13th. All Full Days’ classes are FREE. ALL CLASSES ARE ON ZOOM. DID YOU NOTICE? ALL FULL DAYS’ CLASSES ARE FREE!!!

FULL DAYS OF DANCE© SCHEDULE. ALL TIMES ARE PACIFIC TIME. WATCH THIS PAGE FOR CLASS ADDITIONS OR CHANGES. You may take 1, all or any number of classes. Registration info below.

Festival Artists: (L) Audreyanne Delgado Covarrubias; (R) Annie Wilson

Saturday: 9:00 A.M. Pilates Mat  with Audreyanne Delgado Covarrubias // 10:15 a.m. Jazz & Samba with Annie Wilson// 11:30 a.m. Ballet for Returnees & Beginners with Leslie Friedman//  1:00 p.m. Line Dances with Etta Walton// 2:15 p.m. Tap with Audreyanne Delgado Covarrubias

Sunday:  1:00 p.m. Mime with Megan Ivey Rohrbacher// 2:15 p.m. Physical Comedy with Megan Ivey Rohrbacher

FULL WEEK OF DANCE© Each class is ONLY $5. Times are listed in PACIFIC TIME. You may take 1, any number of classes, or all of each style offered. Please register, see below.

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. Pilates Mat with Audreyanne Delgado Covarrubias// Wednesday & Thursday, 1:00 p.m. Tap with Megan Ivey Rohrbacher// Tuesday & Thursday, 4 p.m. Repertory with Leslie Friedman// Wedneday & Friday, 2:30 p.m. Line Dances with Etta WaltonFestival Artists: (L) Etta Walton; (R) Megan Ivey Rohrbacher

Lively Foundation Artistic Director Leslie Friedman

TO REGISTER: Please let us know which classes you want to take, even if they are all on the Full Days of Dance© schedule and FREE.  You may register by sending us an email &/or mail us a check(address below) or by going to the landing page of this blog, scrolling down the page to find the PayPal logo, and clicking on that. Since the fee for Full Week of Dance© classes is only $5 per class, we respectfully request that you add $1.00 to help us cover the PayPal charges (yes, they charge service fees for non-profits, too).

livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net// The Lively Foundation/550 Mountain View Ave./Mountain View, CA/94041-1941

JOIN THE DANCE! We’re eager to see you and dance with you!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

FESTIVAL ARTISTS CONCERT: HUGE SUCCESS

HOORAY! The January 30 performance by the artists-teachers of the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley was a tremendous success.

Annie Wilson                                         Etta Walton

Megan Ivey Rohrbacher                                     Audreyanne Covarrubias

Thank you to each of the performers: Annie Wilson performed Broadway jazz and Rumba, inviting the audience to join in the Rumba in their own spaces; Etta Walton performed and led Line Dances; Audreyanne Delgado Covarrubia performed classical Korean dance and played Korean drum music; Megan Ivey Rohrbacher performed classical mimes and tap danced; Audreyanne Delgado Covarrubias performed tap dance and performed a tap duet with Megan. Audreyanne was in North Carolina and Megan was in Hawaii. They split the Zoom screen and muted one sound source so they would dance to the same sound. They danced a shim sham that ended the astonishing concert  Each of these artists just “knocked our socks off,” “blew us away,” moved our hearts and excited us. Here are comments from the audience:

“OH, WOW!”  “Amazing!” ” I LOVE Etta!” “Thanks, Annie. You’re Fabulous!” “Thanks for presenting this. It is so very cool.” “Wonderful. Lovely mix of styles guaranteed to hold attention. The line up of personalities and demeanors was perfect. Thank you, Leslie!” “This is delightful.” “I really could see the relationship between mime and tap.” “I so enjoyed the dancing. Thank you for hosting and organizing a wonderful event.” “Great show!!!Thanks so much!!!” Audreyanne’s Korean dance was elegant and emotionally touching.” “”Whimsical!” Megan’s mime was delicate and funny at the same time.” when Megan started to tap, I could feel a smile across my face.” “I’m sitting in a chair and suddenly, I’m dancing! Rumba, Line Dances – I’m having so much fun!” “Audreyanne’s tapping is sensational.” “THAT WAS FANTASTIC! Thank you so much for hosting such a lovely afternoon. It was so much fun! The variety of dance styles made it an incredible and enlightening experience. You are always so inclusive in everything you do. You are just amazing. I thank heaven that I was put on this earth at the same time as you.”

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.

International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley Announces 2017 Dates

The Lively Foundation is proud to announce plans for the 2017 season of the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley. This summer, IDF moves to June 19-July 1.

The opening week is devoted to the Choreo-Cubator© workshop, meeting 6/20, 6/22, 6/23, 6/27, 6/29, 6/30. The Showcase Performance will be on June 30.

The Full Day of Dance© will be on June 24

Physical Comedy workshop will meet June 25.

The Festival Concert will take place on Sunday, July 1.

ElisBowButter   Lively welcomes Elisabeth Kindler-Abali, German contemporary dance artist who was our Visiting Artist, summer, 2016. She will teach contemporary dance and also premiere a new work. In this picture she is taking bows after performing her dance, “Butterfly.” Ms Kindler-Abali will return to Berlin after the Festival.

Continue to watch this blog for more program details!

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.

CLASS SCHEDULE for WWW.2.0: Feb. 28!

HERE IT IS: Your key to a day of dance. This is the class schedule & price list for the Winter Full Day of Dance. It’s coming soon!!! Register now for a wonderful dancing experience. Share the news with your dancer friends and with the friends who think they can’t dance! Everyone has a great time from pros to beginners. REMEMBER: price per class reduces with each added class.

SCHEDULE:  Doors open at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28

TAP, 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.; PILATES MAT, 12:45-1:45; CONTEMPORARY, 2:00-3:00; LINE DANCING, 3:15-4:15; IMPROVISATION, 4:30-5:30.

PRICES:  BEST DEAL & MOST FUN: TAKE THEM ALL! 

Single class, $20; two classes, $32; three classes, $42; four classes, $48; five classes, $50

SPECIAL OFFER: Attend the Choreo-cubator@ Showcase performance for FREE and watch the new works. Your ticket to the Showcase is your receipt for Winter Full Day classes. Enjoy the dances and the FREE refreshments!

 

IDF@SV DANCER SHILPA TORVI PREMIERES NEW WORK

The International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley loves to follow the work of its artists. Shilpa Torvi participated in the Choreo-cubator© this summer; two of her group works were presented in the Festival Concert and she also presented work in the Choreo-cubator© showcase. That makes the upcoming premiere of her major new work all the more exciting. Shilpa discovered a wonderful vehicle for her desire to expand the movement horizons of Bharatanatyam. The heroine of the ballet La Bayadere is an Indian temple dancer. What a perfect opportunity for Shilpa’s creative explorations: using the elegance and narrative power of Bharatnatyam within the enchanting tale of a dancer’s passions. Original music for the Ballet in Bharatanatyam is by Australian Satyajeet Samant. Choreographic Support was contributed by Pratima Shah. The new La Bayadere should become a classic. Be there for an extraordinary experience. Nov. 14 & 15, Jackson Theater, Ohlone College, Fremont, CA. For tickets & information: www.dikshaadanceacademy.comaarohi

FABULOUS FESTIVAL 2015 HUGE SUCCESS

Where did the time go?! The International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley 2015 was an amazing joy ride of dance energy. The dancers put their hearts into learning new choreography and creating new dances. Three performances: the Festival Preview Salsa, the Choreo-cubator© Showcase, and the crowning glory of the Festival Concert. Seven Master Classes on the Full Day of Dance© and intensive workshops through the week in Choreography, Classical Chinese, Contemporary, Dunham, and Salsa. Every day was packed with discoveries, beauty, experiences to treasure.IMG_0655IMG_0614

Pix: Audreyanne Covarrubias, Artist/Master Tapper teaching; Lucy Gubbins, Brooke Rankins, Myu Campbell, Shilpa Torvi, Aarohi Torvi; participants & audience Choreo Showcase; Polish Folk Circle with Master Teacher Christina Smolen, Julie Van Gelder, Nandini Surendranathan, Etta Walton; Julie Van Gelder, Nandini Surendranathan, Etta Walton practice the tap flap step; Artist/Teacher Etta Walton prepares for her Line Dance class.

 

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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 Presents FESTIVAL PREVIEW DAY, August 9

Gavina LogoGet a taste of the many flavors of the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley. Come to the Festival Preview at the Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church St, Mtn. View, CA. Events run from noon to whenever the wonderful Gavina Gourmet Coffee company runs out of aromatic, smooth, delicious coffee for their FREE coffee tasting. Coffee Tasting begins promptly at 4 p.m. The Lively Foundation is proud to have Gavina as a Lead Sponsor of IDF@SV 2015.

Leslie 5 Sample a dance class! Go ahead, just give it a try. You will have so much fun doing it. The Festival Preview offers a drop in class in Dunham Technique (Afro-Haitian) dance, noon-1:15 p.m., taught by Leslie Arbogast, a dancer with national recognition as a leader in Dunham Dance. Mixed levels, beginners-pros welcome. It’s great to find out how many parts of your body can move!

"                               "Or, try the Cuban Salsa, 1:30-2:45 p.m., taught by Leanne Rinelli. It’s rhythmic, fun, sensual. No partner is necessary. Any level, beginner and up. Ms Rinelli studied Cuban dance and music in Havana. You will have a blast trying this class.

"                               "OR, do not take a class at all! You are still welcome to attend the FREE Salsa Demo Performance AND the FREE GAVINA COFFEE TASTING. What a great day! Leanne Rinelli leads the Salsa performance. This is going to inspire you to spend the next 5 days coming to dance class. You will not want to sit still when you feel that rhythm in you. When was the last time you felt so great as you really are? Here’s the schedule for the Festival Preview. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Dunham class is Noon-1:15 p.m.; Salsa class is 1:30-2:45 p.m.; Salsa Demo begins at 3:15; Gavina Gourmet Coffee Tasting begins at 4 p.m. Come for the whole day or pick your events; a fabulous time is waiting for you!      For information: livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net   or   call 650/969-4110.  Costs for classes: Mention this Livelyblog post get half price; register for the Festival; get half price. Full price: $25/$36.