National Arts Education Collaborative Concert to Take Place at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center in NYC May 28-29, 2015

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National Artist Teacher Fellows and performing and visual arts students from schools across the country work together across disciplines to present a special concert.

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The NAECC Concert will empower artists, students, schools, and communities through artistic and academic innovation and will showcase the talent of an exciting new generation of young performers.

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural And Educational Center is proud to announce the presentation of the National Arts Education Collaborative Concert Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29, 2015.

The NAECC Concert co-produced by Margaret Elaine Plaza and Dr. Isidore Rudnick, features the collaboration of professional artists and performing and visual arts students from: Dr. Sun Yat Middle School 131, New York, NY; the School for Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati, OH; CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Middle School, Hartford, CT; and members of the Ruth Eckerd Hall Center Stage Choir, Clearwater, FL.

Highlights of the collaborative concert will be original works created by noted National Artist Teacher Fellows and administrators including: Afro-Cuban choreography by Margaret Elaine Plaza that depicts the resilience of African slaves, conceived from her experiences studying dance in Havana, Cuba; original jazz compositions written and conducted by Dr. Isidore Rudnick; a choral composition written in Rome by Kathleen Bawel; and poetry written by Pamela Nomura sung by the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Middle School Choir conducted by Theresa Rice.

The concert will also feature the work of guest artists: Jean Rho, Visual Arts Educator at Dr. Sun Yat Sen Middle School 131; Omega Dance Company, a sacred dance company in New York City; and hip-hop teaching artists Zachary Cruz of Abrons Arts Center and Ness Martinez and Wendell Bullen of The Door.

“The National Artist Teacher Fellowship Program offers arts educators from public arts high schools and Title 1 high schools and middle schools the opportunity to immerse themselves in their own creative work, interact with other professional artists and stay current with new practices,” says Dr. Rudnick. “Being able to participate in a collaborative production at this high level is likewise a transformative experience for our most gifted students of the arts.”

“The National Arts Education Collaborative Concert connects professional artists and performing and visual arts students of diverse age groups, cultures and educational backgrounds across geographic distances and arts disciplines furthering the development of artists and arts education,” notes Ms. Plaza. “Our collaborative concert will empower artists, students, schools, and communities through artistic and academic innovation and will showcase the talent of an exciting new generation of young performers.”

For tickets, event details, artist bios and fundraising initiatives please visit http://www.nationalartseducationcollaborativeconcert.mydagsite.com.

The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural And Educational Center is a Puerto Rican/Latino cultural institution that demonstrates a broad-minded cultural vision and a collaborative philosophy. While Clemente’s mission focuses on the cultivation, presentation and preservation of Puerto Rican and Latino culture, it is equally determined to operate in a multi-cultural and inclusive manner, housing and promoting artists and performance events that fully reflect the cultural diversity of the Lower East Side and the city as a whole. http://www.csvcenter.org

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