“You have fabulous dancers here at Leonard Covello!” Naomi Goldberg Hass, creator of Dances for a Variable Population recently told the enthusiastic audience gathered in the Manhattan senior center’s cafeteria. Haas and her troupe of dancers were presenting “Dances for Seniors,” a free performance/interactive workshop especially structured for the elderly. “We’re here to show you that movement is accessible to everyone!” Read more…
CANCELLED TODAY DUE TO RAINY WEATHER!
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU DOWNTOWN IN WASHINGTON SQ PARK ON THURSDAYS AT 9:30 AM IN GARIBALDI PLAZA!
We did it! We made 10027 a reality in all the ways we imagined (and more) WITH YOUR SUPPORT. We connected dancers, connected locations, connected generations, connected people. We connected the 10027 neighborhood through a joyous shared dance experience. The seniors, legendary dancers and folks of the community, led the way, shining, visible and stunningly beautiful.
The event happened because you were there and went along with us on the journey. We cannot thank you enough.
We would love to hear from you, share what moved you to support this project. Many folks have written, came to see or be a part of 10027 multiple times over the weekend.
“Blown Away, Inspired, Emotionally Affected….As well as inspired by the participants, it was positive to experience the commitment to inter-generational activities of the young adult dancers. I was touched by the entire experience.” audience member at Morningside Gardens
“You rock!!!” volunteer crew from the NYPD teen explorers club
“a totally inspiring event!” audience member at Grant Houses
“soooo good. I love Dances for a Variable Population. At 62 this has changed my life.” 10027 participant
“I want to tell you about a comment my friend made. She had moved to Morningside Gardens about a year ago and did not know many people. She told me that by attending your dance program she felt part of her community for the first time ever. She and her baby stayed for the whole performance.” friend of one of the performers
“An older man from the neighborhood told me how impressed he was. He said he hadn’t ever seen his community members as motivated! I encouraged him to check out the website for classes.” Crew member and founding DVP dancer
“THANK YOU for a fabulous evening! Bravo! It was so stimulating and beautiful!” audience member from downtown (another neighborhood)
10027 Video Highlights:
10027 Photo Galleries:
Photo’s by Leonard Epstein:
Meet the cast and crew of 10027:
Loretta Abbott, Karen Brown, George Faison, Sandra Genter, Bruce Heath, Walter Rutledge, Gus Solomons jr., Alice Teirstein, Robin Williams
Brittany Engel-Adams, Gierre Godley, Maggie Gavin, Rebecca Hite Teicheira, Katherine Moore, Nellie Rainwater, Candace Tabbs
|Blake||Kile||Production Stage Manager|
|Maddie||Bucci||Set (Morningside Gardens)|
|Brandon||McNeel||Set (Manhattanville & Street)|
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Where to Eat:
We need YOUR help to raise the final funds in order to create and perform 10027, a traveling performance in West Harlem with Dances for A Variable Population, artistic director Naomi Goldberg Haas, legendary guest artists Loretta Abbott, Karen Brown, George Faison, Sandra Genter, Bruce Heath, Gus Solomons jr., Alice Teirstein, Walter Rutledge, Robin Williams, DVP professional dancers Brittany Engel-Adams, Maggie Gavin, Gierre Godley, Rebecca Hite Teicheira, Katherine Moore, Nellie Rainwater, Candace Tabbs, and seniors from our movement speaks programs in Harlem.
Dances For A Variable Population will be holding workshops on May 23, June 20 and July 18 at 10:30am at West Harlem Piers Park (across from Fairway) as part of the Summer on the Hudson Series in conjunction with the Senior Steps program. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways! For adults of all ages and abilities. All Free. All welcome.