(PRWEB) October 7, 2006
Music & Motion Dance will be performing "To A Different Beat" as part of the International Day Celebration sponsored by the The Children's Cultural Center on Sunday, October 15th at the Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA.
Music & Motion Dance Productions
The Children's Cultural Center
To a Different Beat
Sunday October 15, 2006 at 12:30 PM
International Day Celebration
Bucks County Community College
Swamp Road, Newtown, PA
More Information: http://www.international-day.com
A full day of entertainment, food, crafts, exhibits and celebration of the rich cultural diversity in our region from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM
"To A Different Beat"
Known for visually arresting creations, this contemporary youth company explores a cultural fusion of expressive rhythm and dance set to modern global music. Blending individual creativity, these dancers entice with their own rhythms of the heart, intense imagery, boldness and pure energy.
For the cast of Music & Motion Dance, this has been their most ambitious project to date. The company toured with this new dance work in Canada during the Summer and then had a most successful premiere here in the states at the Philadelphia Fringe & Live Arts Festival. High-energy world beats and sizzling rhythms “make the dances more challenging and complex to choreograph” according to senior dancer, Noelle Tolbert. But she adds, “they also just make you want to get up and move, stomp, dance and just enjoy this ethno-fusion and celebration of what is a part of all of us.”
Music & Motion Dance Productions is a non-profit corporation, which is both owned and operated by teens with mentoring from outside corporations and individuals. It is a group of pre-professional dancers ages fourteen thru nineteen, who have expressed an interest in pursuing dance and the performing arts. Under the artistic direction of Steven Weisz, this group’s mission has been to empower young people through dance and creative collaboration in the performing arts, building self-esteem and inspiring self expression and community action. To that end, Music & Motion performs locally and in surrounding communities throughout the year, as well as performances in a fully professional atmosphere presented for corporations, museums, gardens, and live arts related venues.
International Day: Celebrating The Many Cultures of Bucks County
International Day Celebration is a one day festival which celebrates the rich cultural diversity in the region. The focus of International Day is on education, providing an opportunity to showcase the heritages of those who make up our communities. The Children's Cultural Center, http://www.childrensculturalcenter.org, has been the coordinating organization of this gala festival since 2000. International Day features fun for the whole family through multi-cultural entertainment, exhibits, games, events and refreshments, and includes the annual bocce ball tournament and the art contest. Each year the festival has grown in attendance and awareness because International Day places the spotlight on the cultural heritage of families throughout the Delaware Valley. Recognizing that most of us can trace our family roots to foreign lands, International Day features cultural aspects of this rich heritage.
2006 Music & Motion Cast Members are: Julie Ann D'Angelo, Bristol, PA; Christina Heupel, Newtown, PA; Ashley Klemmer, Whitehall, PA; Kristen Konski, Bristol, PA; Kate Lubenetski, Quakertown, PA ; Jennifer Laucella, Horsham, PA; Melissa Martin, Schwenksville, PA; Lauren Mulholland, Aston, PA; Andrea Piovane, Bensalem, PA ; Alexandra Ruch, Horsham, PA; and Noelle Tolbert, Harleysville, PA and Guest Vocalist - Maria-Teresa Grinneby, Newtown, PA.
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