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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

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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

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.

CHOREOGRAPHY COMPETITION at IDF@SV 2017

INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL@SILICON VALLEY invites choreographers to submit a work in ANY dance form. Dances should be no more than 8 minutes long. Choreographers must be adults ( 18 years & up & up). Deadline for submissions is May 20. $25 entrance fee.

BE SURE TO SEND US AN EMAIL OR CALL TO LET US KNOW YOU ARE SENDING AN ENTRY. THIS IS SO THAT IF WE RECEIVE, FOR EXAMPLE, A YOUTUBE FROM YOU WE WILL KNOW IT IS AN ENTRY FROM YOU AND NOT SPAM. livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.com OR 650-969-4110

With your submission please include information about yourself: name, street address, email address, phone number, how long have you presented your work in public? what style do you work in? Name of dance, music (if any) for dance. Number of dancers. Ages of dancers (preference will be given to adults, 18 years old & up. Younger dancers will NOT be eliminated). Has this dance been presented in public performance before? Do you intend to perform it in the Bay Area on dates close to IDF@SV (preference for dances which will not be seen on other concert dates near dates of the Festival a preference, NOT an automatic out.

AWARDS: 1st prize winner will perform on the Festival Concert program with acclaimed artists, July 1, 3 p.m. 2nd & 3rd prize winners will perform in Showcase Performance, June 30, 6 p.m. These performances are in Mountain View and both are open to the public. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners are offered free time & space to rehearse and will receive cash honoraria.

ELISABETH KINDLER-ABALI, visiting artist from Berlin, premieres “Letters Like Feathers,” by Leslie Friedman, IDF@SV Festival Concert, 2016

Please send your DVD or youtube to The Lively Foundation/550 Mountain View Avenue/Mountain View, CA 94041-1941   OR   email to livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net    Submit the dance you intend to perform.

Entrance fee check made to The Lively Foundation and mailed to The Lively Foundation/550 Mountain View Avenue/Mountain View, CA 94041-1941 PLEASE email us to let us know that you are sending your dance through email or US mail so that we will not think your video is a spam. THANKS!

???Questions???please email The Lively Foundation.

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!

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