|Join our HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS with MOVEMENT SPEAKS participants from all of our classes and DVP teaching artists!|
Tuesday, Dec 15 at 1:30 PM
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featuring Central Harlem Senior Center with Bryanna, Pamela & Marisol
Wednesday, Dec 16 at 1:30 PM
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featuring Mott Street Senior Center with Gierre, Yuan & Marisol
Thursday, Dec 17 at 1:30 PM
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featuring William Hodson Senior Center with Theo, Rebecca & Naomi
All are invited! Share with your friends and family!
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These Holiday Celebrations are the conclusion to our summer and fall sessions of our MOVEMENT SPEAKS® program. A dance culmination, providing strong and creative movement for older adults of all abilities! Featuring Central Harlem Senior Centers (Tuesday, December 15); the Mott Street Senior Center (Wednesday, December 16); the William Hodson Senior Center (Thursday, December 17), and all invited older adults in NYC and throughout the country. The celebrations will be held virtually by Dances for a Variable Population (DVP) on Zoom at 1:30 PM each day. To receive zoom access links visit our website dvpnyc.org or send an email request to email@example.com.
MOVEMENT SPEAKS® classes offer a creative and joyful way to increase mobility, flexibility, balance and vitality. DVP classes promote individual expression and community empowerment through dance and movement. This fall, we have offered 20 weekly classes via Zoom and telephone conferencing – serving almost 500 adults each week!
Prior to Covid-19, in the Spring 2020 season, Dances For A Variable Population brought our free community based programs of creative movement, dance, and fitness to senior centers, libraries, and recreation centers to over 23 centers across the four boroughs of NYC. Based on the core values of appreciating one’s own body and moving with other people, the programs promote greater mobility, self-confidence, physical awareness, social interaction, expressiveness in movement, and a great sense of body empowerment. DVP begins by listening and acknowledging each individual’s history and takes each participant forward from that place; using the power of dance to connect communities.
The Holiday Celebrations are the winter counterpart of the spring celebration in which the classes culminate in public performances presented in iconic NYC spaces, such as Grant’s Tomb and Washington Square Park, alongside legendary guest artists. Older adults of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate!
1:30 Tuesday, December 15
Featuring Central Harlem Senior Center
1:30 Wednesday, December 16
Featuring Mott Street Senior Center
1:30 Thursday, December 17
Featuring William Hodson Senior Center
Inquire for Zoom access links at firstname.lastname@example.org
Through this interactive experience, our older New Yorkers come as audience members and leave as passionate participants. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Prepare your personal space with room to move!
ABOUT DANCES FOR A VARIABLE POPULATION
Founded in 2005 by Naomi Goldberg Haas, Dances for a Variable Population (DVP) promotes strong and creative movement among people of all ages and abilities with a focus on seniors. The organization’s programming includes: a multigenerational performance company that engages the community as audience and participants; MOVEMENT SPEAKS® and Dances for Seniors, which are free community-based programs for modest and lower income older adults (annually serving over 700 seniors); Movement classes for adults of all ages offered year-round; as well as performance and training opportunities for older professional dancers and choreographers. DVP’s performances have been held in some of New York City’s most iconic public spaces, presented in Times Square, the New York Botanical Garden, Washington Square Park, and the High Line.
MOVEMENT SPEAKS® has been made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Department for the Aging, in partnership with the City Council and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. Special support is provided by Speaker Corey Johnson and Council Members Margaret Chin, Vanessa Gibson, Mark Levine, Bill Perkins, Helen Rosenthal and Jimmy Van Bramer. Support is also provided by the Alpern Foundation, Jody and John Arnhold, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Alpern Foundation, West Harlem Development Corporation and Columbia Community Service. This program is supported by the Dance/NYC’s Dance Advancement Fund, made possible by the Ford Foundation. Naomi Goldberg Haas is the 2019-2020 recipient of a Dance/USA Fellowship to Artists, for artists addressing social change, which is made possible with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
We love seeing our students dancing all over the place!
“All of Us Are Dancers” by Sima Belmar
READ HERE: https://www.danceusa.org/ejournal/2020/10/13/all-us-are-dancers
Please enjoy these incredible videos from the online Washington Square Dances virtual event featuring DVP teaching artists, guest artists, and members of the DVP community!
“Out in the Open”
Choreographer: Naomi Goldberg Haas with students of MOVEMENT SPEAKS® Dances for a Variable Population September 2020
Music: Ezra Bloom
Video: Will Kitchings
Collaboratively choreographed by Naomi Goldberg Haas, Bryanna Dean, Audrey Madison, Geirre Godley, Marnie Thomas Wood, Ellen Graff, Rebecca Hite, Sandra Rivera, Marisol Morales, Myna Majors, Pamela Knowles, Tina Bush and Shirley Black Brown Coward
Music: Ezra Bloom with vocals by Ezra Bloom, Ethan Woods, and Steven Donahue
Video: William Kitchings
Check out this feature on DVP’s programs during the pandemic:
Read more of our articles here: http://www.dvpnyc.org/articles/
Join our talented teaching artists and legendary guest artists in movement and choreography, for our evolving exploration of joy through dance and the positive resilience of age.
DANCES FOR A VARIABLE POPULATION PRESENTS REVIVAL 4: WASHINGTON SQUARE DANCES
A CELEBRATION OF FORTITUDE IN THIS TIME OF COVID 19 AND THE VITALITY OF AGE THROUGH THE LENS OF 20TH CENTURY DANCE ON OCTOBER 24, 2020
NEW YORK, September 6, 2020 – Celebrating the fortitude, resilience, vitality and joy of age in response to this time of COVID-19, Dances For A Variable Population (DVP) will present, REVIVAL 4: Virtual Washington Square Park!, a virtual performance featuring all day interactive workshops, a collaborative panel and online performance. REVIVAL 4: Washington Square Dances features 8 legendary dance artists and 50 non-professional senior dancers, who reflect to us the strength and beauty of older age in light of the challenges of this time. Through their experience and example of shared vitality and a spirit of unity, we are reminded of the importance of community and connection in spite of the difficulties of these times. We are united with them in commemoration of those lost, celebration of what we have discovered and hope for what yet awaits.
REVIVAL 4: Virtual!, connects a multi-generational dance company with female choreographers in their 60s, 70s and 80s through a free-access virtual format. Now, as part of DVP’s 11th year of free performances in iconic spaces, the world premiere of REVIVAL 4: Virtual Washington Square Park, will take place on Saturday, October 24 from 11 am to 6 pm of free intergenerational ALL TOGETHER DANCE dance workshops from 12-6 pm, a prerecorded performance of new choreography by all the legendary artists and selected teaching artists, followed by an interactive panel at 6 PM on Saturday, October 24 with culminating with a Q & A linking all the dances of the REVIVAL 4: Virtual! with the responses from the communities of New York City.
Register at revival4.com to get zoom links for workshops, the prerecorded dances, the Q & A and other details.
Washington Square Park schedule:
TOGETHER DANCE workshops from 11 AM to 5 PM
11am – 11:50 am Marnie Thomas Wood and Ellen Graff
12 to 12:50 pm Audrey Madison
1 to 1:50 pm Sandra Rivera
2 to 2:50 pm lunch
3 to 3:50 pm Tina Bush and Shirley Black Brown Coward
4 to 4:50 pm Naomi Goldberg Haas
5 to 5:50 pm Myna Majors
6 pm Performance of prerecorded videos and Interactive Panel Discussion featuring all the guest artists and DVP team
Go to revival4.com to register and for details!
ABOUT DANCES FOR A VARIABLE POPULATION
Founded in 2005 by Naomi Goldberg Haas, Dances for a Variable Population (DVP) promotes strong and creative movement among people of all ages and abilities with a focus on seniors. The organization’s programming includes: a multigenerational performance company that engages community members as participants and audiences; MOVEMENT SPEAKS® and Dances for Seniors, which are free, community-based programs for modest income and culturally underserved older adults, annually serves over 700 seniors; Dance and Fitness classes for adults of all ages, offered year- round; and performance and training opportunities for older professional dancers and choreographers. DVP’s site-related performances have been presented in some of New York City’s most iconic public spaces, including Times Square, the New York Botanic Garden, Washington Square Park, and the High Line. DVP has also performed at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and internationally in Poland and British Columbia.
The development and performance of REVIVAL 4: Washington Square Dances is supported in part by grants from the Washington Square Park Conservancy and the NYU Community Fund, and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and the New York City Department for the Aging. Special support is provided by Speaker Corey Johnson, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and Council Members Margaret Chin, Vanessa Gibson, Brad Lander, Mark Levine, Bill Perkins, Helen Rosenthal and Jimmy Van Bramer. REVIVAL 4: Virtual! is also made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC. Support is also provided by the Alpern Foundation, Jody and John Arnhold, Columbia Community Service, Dance/NYC Dance Advancement Fund, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust, the Dance/NYC COVID-19 Dance Relief Fund, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the West Harlem Development Corporation. Naomi Goldberg Haas is the recipient of a Dance/USA Fellowship to Artists, which is made possible with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Thank you to Pat Hall for sharing your movement with us! Please enjoy this clip from her class!
We are honored to be featured in The Atlantic Monthly – please click below to read the full article about the power of connection amongst the older population.