#BrownGirlsDoBallet Friday, June 30th at Pass Thru Gallery
Created in 2012, the Brown Girls Do Ballet® Photo Project was the catalyst of the world renowned Brown Girls Do Ballet movement. Brown Girls Do Ballet® now offers support and resources to young ballerinas of color and through mentorship and imagery, provides a safe space for girls who don't often see themselves in their art. In 2015 the Brown Girls Do Ballet® Photo Project became a traveling exhibition. Pass Thru Gallery is excited to have the Brown Girls Do Ballet® Photo Project in it's permanent collection. Artist talk and reception with photographer TaKiyah Wallace will be held on Friday June 30th 7pm-9pm
Muhammad School of Music
Voice of My Heart Recital Series Presents... Ballerina Amirah Muhammad as 'The Black Swan'
An Afternoon of Ballet & Classical Music featuring
Amirah, Pre Professional Ballerina Ambassador for Brown Girls Do Ballet Inc.
with Maestro Henri Star
and the Muhammad School of Music Chamber Players
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 3 pm
The Market Arcade Atrium
617 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14203
Event Tickets $35 VIP $55
All proceeds support Amirah's
2017 Ballet Summer Intensive Training at American Ballet Theatre in New York City
For more information on hotel, sponsoring the event, tickets & group sales contact:
Muhammad School of Music
617 Main Street, Suite 105
Buffalo, New York 14203
Natalia Huang Piano Studio collaborates with dancers from J CHEN PROJECT and Brown Girls Do Ballet to create a 60-pianists single performance
SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2017 at 1PM
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Each year, Natalia Huang Piano Studio organizes an event where certain students are chosen to perform with a modern dance company located in New York. This year, 60 talented pianists will take the stage along two dance groups.
J CHEN PROJECT, which is led by Jessica Chen, to perform onstage during the event. The modern dance studio is based in New York City and has performed at venues across the country since its launch in 2008. The company has received high reviews in The Examiner, InfiniteBody, and TheDanceEnthusiast and has been featured in Center Stage Theater, PMT Dance, and other noteworthy industry publications.
Brown Girls Do Ballet works to promote diversity in the arts by way of yearly scholarships, community efforts, and a mentor network to empower girls. Brown Girls Do Ballet will be sending three of their ambassadors to dance onstage alongside pianists and the dancers from J CHEN PROJECT.
Natalia Huang Piano Studio was launched in 2008 by pianist Natalia Huang. Now, the studio has locations in Manhattan, New York; Los Angeles, California; and Greenwich, Connecticut. Huang is thrilled to announce her studio’s upcoming event and looks forward to further sharing the art forms of dance and music with New York.
During the upcoming event, 60 piano students will be paired together to play duets. Music from three living composers, Patrizio Trivellini, Chris DeAngelis, and Manuele Carli Ballola, will be featured. All three composers are instructors at Natalia Huang Piano Studio. Dancers from J CHEN PROJECT and Brown Girls Do Ballet will dance while students play these original compositions on the piano.
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The Recital is a ballet themed fundraiser event hosted by Brown Girls Do Ballet and Mahogany Blues Dance Apparel, benefiting the Brown Girls Do, Inc. Scholarship Fund and the Mahogany Blues Dance Apparel Ballerina Care Package Program. The Recital, which opens in Dallas on March 4th, will appeal to girls, women, and ballet enthusiasts of all ages. The event will feature several live activations including a ballet-inspired fashion show, ballet photography exhibition, short film screening, and a ballet performance. Small Studio Grant Awards will also be presented. Guests are sure to leave feeling inspired.
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Tickets are available at Eventbrite
Join Pointe People for their first event ever: the Pointe Paint Pose Party (#PPPP) – come try Pointe Paint on your pointe shoes or canvas technique slippers and get a professional photograph taken by one of NYC’s finest dance photographers – Nicki Bosch. Free digital photographs will be provided. The event is being held at Alchemical Studios, NYC on February 25th, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Follow Pointe People on Instagram (@pointepeople) and Facebook for more information in the coming weeks.
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Pointe Paint Pose Party – Save the Date
PointePeople’s first event is the Pointe Paint Pose Party (#PPPP) – come try Pointe Paint on your pointe shoes or canvas technique slippers and get a professional photograph taken by one of NYC’s finest dance photographers – Nicki Bosch. Free digital photographs will be provided. The event is at Alchemical Studios, NYC on February 25th, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Follow us on Instagram (@pointepeople) and Facebook for more information in the coming weeks.
Open World Dance Foundation presents an exciting world premiere of the ballet Cinderella, bringing together top level theater professionals and local youth in celebration of composer, Sergei Prokofiev's 125th Anniversary.
Open World Dance Foundation is a non-profit organization promoting the preservation of true classical ballet and art education which introduces underprivileged children and youth to the many facets of professional ballet and theatre.
In support of our mission Misty Copeland and Calvin Royal III who are guest artists from American Ballet Theatre will be performing as Cinderella and Prince in this production. They will share the stage with other professional dancers from all over the United States and local children and youth of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, promoting the Foundation's motto "United by Dance."
This new creation of the ballet Cinderella has been inspired by orphans of St. Petersburg Russia where they sketched on paper what they thought this fairytale should look like onstage. A drawing by an eleven year old girl of Cinderella's house dress was chosen as an inspiration for the costume design that will be worn by Misty Copeland on stage. Another young gifted orphan sketched her own ideas of all scenes of the ballet and it became backdrops for the show and gave life to the stage design. With the imagination and creation of these talented kids these drawings are now the inspiration that will come to life for the Open World Dance Foundation's production of Cinderella.
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On Saturday, October 22nd, we will be at the Bella Kinks DFW Natural Hair Expo celebrating the beauty of hair and womanhood under the theme of Royalty. We are so excited to watch our own Olivia Bell perform after tween blogger, I'vana Homes' speech Brown Girls Are... You can purchase tickets for the event by visiting http://www.bellakinksdfwnaturalhairexpo.com
Come out and join Miss Black Caddo Parrish, Kenya Ross on International Coffee Day. from 1pm-4pm. Proceeds from purchased coffee will benefit the Brown Girls Do Ballet Scholarship Fund. Also if you feel it in your heart, make sure to bring any new dance attire to aid the young dancers affected by the recent flooding in Baton Rouge.