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Ballet for Adults: Great New Class!

mail-2  The Lively Foundation is proud to announce a new class, Adult Ballet. The class meets at 7 p.m. at 890 Church St., the Mountain View Masonic Center, Mountain View, CA. The class will be taught by Leslie Friedman. Dr. Friedman, Artistic Director of The Lively Foundation, has experience teaching professional dancers and beginners. She taught the Ballet Rambert, London, England; national ballets of Poland, the Cairo National Ballet, and dancers at the three Chinese ballets/academies in Beijing, Shenyang, and Shanghai, among others. She focuses on good technique to protect your body and the love of movement. Her goal is for everyone of whatever experience and training to enjoy themselves dancing.

Dr. Friedman has performed to great acclaim around the world. The US State Dept. sponsored her tours with host countries in India, Russia, China, Spain, Hungary, Romania, Poland, and many other countries.

The class meets Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:15. Dancers may buy a 10 class class card for $130 or drop in for $15 per class. There must be 4 class card holders to keep going.

For more information, please email livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net or call 650/969-4110.

Lively Friends Meet the Merolinis

janeLeslieFrancoMerolaGrpSharonAnnA Lively group of Friends of The Lively Foundation enjoyed an evening of gorgeous singing at the San Francisco Opera House, Aug. 20.  The eleven Lively individuals came from Marin, San Francisco, Pacifica, Mountain View, and San Jose. The Merola Opera program has given Lively tickets for its friends to attend Merola performances each of the last 7 summers. Merola is a training program for singers on their way to international fame. The program gives them many opportunities and by doing so gives the rest of us the opportunity to hear great music sung by stars. Previous “Merolini”  have included Ruth Ann Swenson, Thomas Hampson, Carol Van Ness, Patrick Summers, Brian Asawa, and many others beginning brilliant careers. This summer rather than a full length opera, eleven Lively friends were treated to the Merola Grand Finale, a gala performance of arias and ensembles accompanied by full orchestra. The voices were splendid. We shall all keep our programs in order to follow the careers of our favorites. Keep in touch with Lively for future great events.

 

International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley: Posters!

There are four wonderful poster/flyers for IDF@SV 2016. The beautifully designed, informative pages were created by Lively Foundation Designer, Jonathan Clark. Here they are: #1) includes all the Festival events, #2) Full Day of Dance©, #3) Physical Comedy Workshop, #4) Contemporary Tech & Rep Workshop. Please share the information with all your friends and friendly strangers, your dancer pals and those who think they can’t dance (bring them to Full Day, and they will surprise themselves!!).

 

Dance Festival SV 2016 FlyerThis one has schedules, fees, descriptions of events. Choreo-Cubator© workshop begins Aug. 2, 4, 5 before full Festival opens on Aug. 6.

 

Dance Fest 2016 Full DayFULL DAY OF DANCE!© Best deal & most fun: take them ALL!

   Dance Festival Comedy FlyerPHYSICAL COMEDY WORKSHOP: WOW! great for any age adult and younger people age 10 and up. So much fun, you have to do it!

 Dance Festival ContemporaryContemporary Tech & Rep Workshop! best for Intermediate-Advanced/Professional Dancers. Tech class followed by learning repertory to perform in the Festival Concert, a public, ticketed performance with performances by the IDF@SV artist/teachers. (participants not required to perform.)

Registration & Payment Questions for IDF@SV 2016

Flying leslie Left SmallThe great news is that registrations are coming in now for the most wonderful, unique summer festival: International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley, 2016. Be part of the beauty and fun; come dance with us! Registration form is on this blog. Go to http://www.livelyfoundation.org/wordpress/?cat=2   Just scroll down a bit from where you are now. You may copy the questions on the reg form and email it to The Lively Foundation:  livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net

th-1There are two ways to make your payments: You can mail a check made out to The Lively Foundation and mail it to: The Lively Foundation, Attn. Leslie Friedman, 550 Mountain View Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94041-1941.   OR if you want to use your credit card, you can follow these easy steps:

go to livelyfoundation.org, click on legacy website at the bottom of the landing page, you will see a home page with menu selections at its top. Select Donate. On the right side of the Donate page you will see the Paypal logo. Click on it. Please follow the directions for a donation so that The Lively Foundation, a not for profit, tax exempt organization, will not have to pay service charges to Paypal. Let us know by your registration which classes you are signing up for. THE ARTIST/TEACHERS ARE EAGER TO WORK WITH YOU and DEDICATED TO BRINGING YOU TO YOUR GREATEST DANCE EXPERIENCES!!  More questions? contact livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net

REGISTER NOW! IDF@SV 2016

Flying leslie Left SmallIt’s time! Register for the best summer dance experience at the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley. Send in the following information by email to livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net or by US Mail to The Lively Foundation/550 Mountain View Avenue/Mountain View, CA 94041-1941   You may also copy and print the form here. Make your check out to The Lively Foundation. Early Bird prices good through June 30.

International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley, August 6-14, 2016

Name (please check Mr or Ms)__________________________________________________________

Home Address___________________________________________________________________________

Festival Address (if home is out of area)__________________________________________________

Phone#s (home)____________________________(cell)_________________________________________

Email______________________________________________________________________________________

Emergency contact__________________________________________________________

phone#s_____________________________________________________________________________________

email_______________________________________________________________________________________

I, (your name)______________________________________________________register & pay in full for:

_______Physical Comedy Wkshp_________Contemp.Tech&Rep___________Choreo-Cubator©

If you take the Contemporary Wkshop you may perform in the Festival Concert or choose not to perform. If you take Choreo-Cubator© you may perform in the Showcase or choose not to.

Full Day of Dance©______Pilates mat_______Contemporary_____Tap______Lines_______Arg. Tango

__________All Five Classes

For prices & schedules please see previous post. Early Bird prices good through June 30

 

 

 

 

 

ARGENTINE TANGO Workshop at International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley

JonathanOliviaMore great news about IDF@SV, 2016. Jonathan y Olivia, internationally renowned Tango artists will teach an Argentine Tango workshop on the Full Day of Dance©, 3:30-5:00 p.m., August 6.

JonOliviaColor Jonathan Yamauchi has been an acclaimed dancer for 25 years, specializing in Argentine Tango since 2000. He studied with Carlos Gavito in Buenas Aires for 3 1/2 years until Gavito’s death. In the Bay Area, he worked with Gavito’s partner, Marcela Duran. Olivia Levitt performed classical ballet with the New York Theater Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet Theatre, and the Oakland Ballet. Together they are particularly noted for the Apilado style, an expressive, intimate and sensuous style of Argentine Tango.

Why not you? If you already dance the tango, give yourself the thrill of dancing with Jonathan y Olivia. If tango is new to you, these artists are dedicated teachers who will have you fall in love with the delicate movements and intensity of Argentine tango.

Celebrate the Festival’s Fifth Anniversary with great new workshops, classes taught by beloved Festival artist/teachers, OPPORTUNITIES TO PERFORM. FULL DAY OF DANCE© AUG. 6TH, PHYSICAL COMEDY WORKSHOP, AUG. 7, CHOREO-CUBATOR©, and M2F (MONDAY TO FRIDAY REPERTORY WORKSHOP, AUG. 8-12. Registration information available on the Livelyblog and contact The Lively Foundation, 650/969-4110.

REGISTER NOW FOR WWW.2.0

Time to register for Choreo-cubator© and Winter Full Day of Dance©. It’s simple: send an email to livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net, let us know what programs you want to do, Choreo-cubator©, the Winter Full Day of Dance©, BOTH of them or one. Give us your name, email address, phone #, the name and contact information of someone we would contact if we cannot reach you or if there is an emergency. For Winter Full Day of Dance© also let us know which classes you want to take. Here’s a hint: it is only $10 per class if you take all five. An exceptional deal!!!!! Take all five: more fun, more dance, less money. Check out the listing below for more details of the classes. PLEASE NOTE:  IF YOU WANT TO DO THE CHOREO-CUBATOR© BUT THINK YOU WILL MISS THE FIRST SESSION, YOU CAN STILL ATTEND. DON’T MISS THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY.

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.

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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GAVINA COFFEE TASTING & CUBAN SALSA DEMO: FREE!

Don’t miss this! It’s one of the most fun events of the summer. The Festival Preview Day for the International Dance Festival@Silicon Valley, August 9, Mountain View Masonic Center, 890 Church Street, Mountain View. The program:

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4 p.m. FREE GAVINA COFFEE TASTING! Aromatic & delicious. Do not miss this chance to learn about great coffee and find out why Gavina has been favored by coffee connoisseurs for 4 generations. Gavina Vice President, Lois Coburn, will be there to offer great tasting samples.

LeanneSmall3:15 p.m. FREE SALSA PERFORMANCE led by the fabulous Leanne Rinelli. An amazing dancer, Leanne learned Cuban Salsa in Havana last year. Don’t miss this! It will be beautiful and exciting.

1:30 – 2:45 Cuban Salsa class taught by Leanne Rinelli, no partner or previous experience needed   12   – 1:15  Dunham Technique/Afro-Haitian class taught by Leslie Arbogast for beginners- pros     Cost: 1 class for $12.50; both for $20.00  CLASS NOT REQUIRED TO ENJOY THE COFFEE TASTING OR TO WATCH THE SALSA PERFORMANCE!!! See you tomorrow!!!