Wings a collaboration of Angie Conte and Chien Hwe Hong
will premier Friday 14 June, 8:00pm at Green Streets Studios in Cambridge MA
Tickets $20/door, $15 advance students, seniors or BDA
Wings is a joint production between Angie Conte (Angie Moon Dance Theatre) and Chien Hwe (1ooo Virtues Dance). The two met last year while recipients of the Green Street Studio’s Emerging Artist Award and now join forces to launch their nascent dance companies. Angie and Chien Hwe found that they share similar ideas when it comes to movement and dance-making. They connected deeply through their mutual love of dance, art, and performance that is both gutsy and surreal.
Passionate about every detail to present a concert, from choreographing, costuming and makeup, to the details of what music is playing when the audience walks in, Angie and Chien Hwe are going all out to make it not just a good show, but also a moving experience for the whole audience.
Here is a little about each company and the work…
Angie Moon Dance Theatre (Angie Conte, artistic director)
The mission of AMDT is to transport the audience to a different place. From the molecules of the room to each fully executed dance, the perfect combination of movement, music, costuming and lighting will help the viewers forget where they are, even while they share the real time experience of the performers. “The Last Bird” deals with the reality that the pollution we are dumping in the ocean is killing off the beautifully powerful Albatross. The piece encompasses both the realization and the panic as they near distinction, the somber reality of the last male and female and finally, the last bird.
1ooo Virtues Dance (Chien Hwe, artistic director)
As a dancer, Chien Hwe Hong’s mission is to surrender to the moment, to the music and to the mystery of the unknown by dancing the fine line between structure and freedom. As a teacher, she seeks to share the equal values of hard work and fanciful play to facilitate self-expression through movement, dance and storytelling. As a choreographer, her mission is to create stories in the form of moving images from her most pure sources of inspiration as an invitation into the hidden corners of imagination. 1 o o o v i r t u e s will share a body of work that explore creatures that can fly, feathers being clipped and wings being born. All of these pieces are parts of an original contemporary fairytale ballet production called Satya, created by Chien Hwe Hong.
Dance is a difficult career. Truly something you can only pursue if it is a passion and a way of life. These two have had it their whole lives to always; it is the source of their joy. The Boston dance scene is small (but they love it!), and a bit limited in options. This campaign will help launch their careers, and those of their dancers, too. They are eager to welcome artist, audience and critics alike to share this inaugural event with them
DONATE TO “WINGS” | http://www.indiegogo.com/
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TEDDY SHOES SPRING 2013 NEWSLETTER
First and foremost, the terrorist attack here in Boston has brought us much turmoil, anger and eventual relief. To all of the first responders, the law enforcement community and all of the medical personnel, we thank you so much. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of those that have directly affected by the Boston Marathon bombings and the MIT shooting. As we move on from this terrible tragedy, we hope that we can stay STRONG and continue to help our fellow human beings during this very difficult time.
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Central Square has a lot to celebrate. Of course, locals know that Central Square is a hotbed of artistic activity, what with all the nightclubs, art galleries, and completely unique facilities there, but it just became official when it was designated an official Cultural District of Massachusetts. To celebrate: Another World’s Fair.
Another World’s Fair is a giant block party with music of every kind, tons of food, art, dance performances, and stimulation everywhere.
The event on Saturday May 18th from noon until 8:00 p.m. will bring C2 to life as our many Cultural, Restaurant, and Creative partners will come TOGETHER to present a WORLDs FAIR full of interactive street art, food, science, technology, music, dance and ideas for which Central Square is best known!Join us for Live Music & DJ Stages
Soul Train Runway (community can get on-board and dance!)
Together Kids Inspiration Garden
Local Restaurants, Food Trucks & Bar-b-que
Separate Beer Garden | Buy Records, Clothes, Arts & Crafts
C2 Open Studios with 75+ Open Artist Studios and 20+ Gallery SpacesFESTIVAL SITE: GORGEOUS UNIVERSITY PARK & SIDNEY STREET
(From Franklin to Pacific!).
Expected Attendance: 20k people during the course of the day.**Visit our creative partners at the Together Festival Headquarters 328 Mass Avenue – May 13th to May 19th
**Visit Central Square Open Studios on Saturday May 18th and Sunday May 19th
Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday 8:30AM, May 16, 2013
- Welcome and introductions
- Bicycle parking program – Jeff Rosenberg, CDD
- Central Square rezoning
- Strategic Planning update (Patrick R.)
- Executive Director report (Robin)
- Old business
- New Business
- April meeting notes and VOTE
- April financial report and VOTE
- Next Bd. Mtg. Thursday, June 20, noon, location TBC
- May 18th – CS World’s Fair, Together Festival, and Open Studios Event
- May 29 – Comb. Bus. Assoc. meeting at CPD HQ, honoring Bob Healy
- June 13th – Taste of Cambridge in University Park,
Application A.W. Chen, Inc., d/b/a All Asia, Marc Shulman, Manager, holder of an all alcoholic beverages as a restaurant license at 332-336 Massachusetts Avenue has applied for a change of location to 675 Massachusetts Avenue, a change of corporate name to Cantabridgean Hospitality, Inc., alteration of premise description, change of DBA to “Prospect”, and change of officers/directors.
6:00 PM Tuesday, May 14, 2013
831 Massachusettes Avenue
Basement Level Conference Room
License Commission General Hearing
Tuesday evening, May 14, 2013 at six o’clock
Michael J. Lombardi Building
831 Massachusetts Avenue
Basement Conference Room
On Mass Ave above the Cambridge Saloon made possible by a gracious sponsorship from the Cambridge Savings Bank
City Hall Worlds Fair Sign
Central Square Business Association
Board Meeting Notes – April 19, 2013
Present: Christina Abele, Patrick Barrett, Anya Bear, , Chris Durkin, Josh Gerber, Sean Hope, Jay Kiely, Robin Lapidus, Kara Cournoyer (for Jeff Lockwood), George Metzger, Mark Orent, Patrick Rowe, Nabil Sater, Bill Scott
Absent: Carl Barron, Cathy Carr Kelly, David Levine, Norm McIver, Elaina Romano, Ping Wong
Guests: Chris Basler, Kevin Hoskins, Owen
George called the meeting to order at 8:55 AM.
- Strategic Planning. Patrick R reviewed the draft strategic plan. Comments included a focus on transparency to assure that CSBA activities are welcoming and accessible by making board meetings open and publicized. In spite of some concern about board meetings on sensitive subjects, there was general agreement that openness and attendance by any interested members is important and that at any time that sensitive issues are discussed or the crowds get too large, we can address the issues then. Surrounding neighborhood groups, social service needs, and communication tools were also discussed. Discussions included state of web site and need to have established and regular communications with members, inclusion of CS neighborhood orgs., and social service needs. The SP needs to be a flexible document.
Board meetings will be fixed at the scheduled dates already set for 2013, which are always the third Thursday of the month, with every third month being a noon meeting.
It is important that all board members review draft and respond with comments to Patrick by Friday April 26. SP will be revised and presented in final form for adoption at next month’s meeting, along with discussion of short term (2013) goals.
- ED Report: Robin summarized her written report, noting success of the CSBA annual meeting and Gala in at Moksa on March 19 and plans for TogetherFest/Worlds Fair/Open studios from 5/13-5/19.
- Nominating report. Nominations for 2013 board members were approved unanimously and will b e presented for a vote at the annual meeting on March 19.
- March board meeting notes. Accepted (PB;AB)
- March financial reports. Accepted after discussion noting loss for 2013 and need to set and hold to surplus budget for 2014. (PB;CD)
Meeting adjourned at 10:005 AM
Next Meeting: 4/16, location to be determined
WHY A SOUL TRAIN RUNWAY?
1) We want to create a space where everyone can come together, dance in the streets, and cheer each other’s unique energy.
2) Our stage has a collection box for donations to the Cambridge Police Youth Safety Net Collaborative, Sean A. Collier Memorial Fund, and One Fund Boston.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? Everyone is welcome to help us power our runway with dancing and good energy!
Professional dance groups, individual performers and self-trained dancers
Non-profit groups, clubs, sports teams
Businesses, restaurant staff, and office mates
Groups of friends and families!
HOW WILL THE SOUL TRAIN RUNWAY WORK?
1) The Soul Train Runway begins at noon, Saturday, May 18th at University Park on Sidney Street (between Franklin & Pacific).
2 Our very talented DJ’s will play a 70’ish set of danceable Disco, Soul, and Funk.
3) If you sign-up in advance, we will post your group’s name on the white board when it’s your turn to dance.
HOW DOES YOUR GROUP GET ON-BOARD THE SOUL TRAIN RUNWAY?
1) Fill out form below and select 1 or 2 boarding time(s).
2) We will send you a confirmation time by Thursday, May 16th.
WE SUGGEST ALL PARTICIPANTS:
1) Check-in at least 20 minutes before your arranged time time.
2) Wear shoes that you dance in either on grass or black-top surface.
PROFESSIONAL DANCE GROUPS CAN:
1) Prepare a 3-5 minute dance that moves down the Soul Train Runway.
2) May submit a request to dance to specific music by sending a link to the music to DJ PDP firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15th.
Date: Saturday, May 18th
Location: University Park, Sidney Street between Franklin and Pacific
Time: from noon until 6:00 p.m.
*Fundraising for the charities listed above is not required in any way to participate – but all donations will be greatly appreciated
The Soul Train Runway 2013 Co-chairs: Rozann Kraus & Brianna Eden Rutland
And the entire Together Festival Staff and Central Square Business Association
This has been a tragic week in the Boston area, and as of today, the city of Cambridge has been viscerally pulled into the unfolding story. To recognize the importance of community and the power of sharing our stories of strength and solidarity in such a trying time, CCTV’s NeighborMedia initiative has launched Cambridge Responds. Please click here to tell your story or read stories that others have shared about the Boston Marathon tragedy and today’s events. Join the conversation on Twitter at #CambridgeResponds.
Cambridge Responds is a campaign of CCTV’s NeighborMedia program, which trains and supports local citizen journalists to cover subjects and issues in their own neighborhoods.