Robin Gilbert and Carlos Fittante in "Tigerlily and the Dragonfly". Photo: Julie Lemberger

The French Baroque Style and the German Court Featuring Suite en La Mineur by Robert Visee and La Lyre Enchantée by Ludwig Hesse

Join BALAM Dance Theatre for a FREE special holiday program!
Thursday, December 21, 1:15-2 p.m. 
Saint Bartholomew’s Church, 50th Street and Park Avenue, New York, NY


The French Baroque Style and the German Court presented through GEMS’ Midtown Concert Series features selections from Robert de Visée’s guitar Suite en La Mineur and La Lyre Enchantée, a playful opera-ballet by Jean-Philippe Rameau arranged for two bass viols by 18th century viola da gamba virtuoso Ludwig Hesse.




Musicians of BALAM: Lisa Terry and Beverly Au-viols, Adam Cockerham-Baroque guitar
Choreography and dancer: Carlos Fittante
Actor: Inma Heredia
Plot synopsis: Cynthia Ahart Wood, reworked by Carols Fittante and Inma Heredia

PROGRAM

Suite en La Mineur from Livre de Guitarre, Dédie au Roi (1682) by Robert de Viseé:

I. Prélude
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Gigue
V. Passacaille
La Lyre Enchantée:
Prélude. Gracieux (Charmes de mon vainqueur)
Ariette. Sans vitesse (Chantez la faveur éclatante)
Ariette et Choeur des Satyres et des Faunes. Gai (Venez tous écouter ma lyre)
Andante
Ariette. Con spirito (Dieu cruel)
Air en Rondeau. Sans Lenteur (La sagesse est de bien aimer)
Mouvement de Chaconne. Poco Lento. Allegro
Menuet
Ariette. Gai (Vole Amour)


Music Program Note:

Ludwig Christian Hesse (1716-1772) was a famous viola da gamba virtuoso in the 18th-c. Berlin court. Hesse was keen on transcribing French operas, but did not exclude composers from Italy or his native Germany (such as J.C. Bach and Graun). The predilection for French opera might be viewed as a way for the German court to keep up with what was a la mode in Paris at the time. Hesse's transcriptions are remarkable in many ways, including his ingenious manner of adapting music originally for a large orchestra with choir to the bare minimum of two viols.

Photo: Mike Morris

The essence of the opera is preserved and miraculously falls naturally under the fingers, as if Rameau had conceived it as a viol duo in the first place! --Paris, March 2010 Jonathan Dunford

BIOGRAPHIES

Lisa Terry is a member of Parthenia and the Dryden Ensemble, and is principal cellist and viol soloist with Tempesta di Mare (Philadelphia). She has performed with the New York Philharmonic, New York City Opera, Juilliard Opera Orchestra, Opera Lafayette, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Concert Royal. Lisa serves the Viola da Gamba Society of America as President.

In addition to her extensive work with the viol consort Parthenia, Beverly Au has performed with many notable early music ensembles and series, including Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity, NY's Ensemble for Early Music, Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts, and The American Classical Orchestra. She has played on Broadway (The Tempest, starring Patrick Stewart), on television and in film (Al Pacino's Looking for Richard).

Early music artist Adam Cockerham specializes in theorbo, lute, and baroque guitar. He has performed with ensembles such as Trinity Baroque Orchestra, NOVUS NY, Philharmonia Chamber Players, New York Baroque Incorporated, El Mundo, and J415. He has been involved in modern world premiere performances of 17th-century operas with companies such as Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik (Le nozze in sogno), Ars Minerva (La Cleopatra, Le Amazzoni nelle isole fortunate), and world premiere performances of new operas with companies like the Prototype Festival (Pulitzer Prize-winning Angel’s Bone) and Opera Saratoga (A Long Walk). Partnering with acclaimed mezzo-soprano Danielle Sampson, he founded voice and guitar/lute duo Jarring Sounds, which released its first album in 2014.

Inma Heredia, BALAM Dance Theatre’s resident actor, is a native of Seville, Spain and the world’s first and only Flamenco stand-up comedian. Noted for her salero or special charm, she is a celebrated entertainer who performs as a master of ceremonies, actor, singer, dancer, and comedian. An award recipient from the women writers' theatre company Angry Jellow Bubbles and the "Latinos Unidos" Press Awards, she has received critical acclaim for her one woman show, Divas de España. Other performing credits include: the lead role in The Outside Man at the New York Fringe Festival, Dulcinea in The Adventures of Don Quixote at the Hudson Guild Theatre, the Statue of Liberty in the musical, Dan versus the Statue of Liberty, Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, and as the host in the New York hit, Latinas Don't P.M.S, which premiered at the world-famous Apollo Theatre. She has been a guest performer at the United Nations, Central Park, and numerous Off-Broadway theatres. 

Carlos Fittante, Artistic Director of BALAM Dance Theatre, specializes in Baroque, Balinese, and Spanish escuela bolera dances and works as a choreographer, dancer, and teacher.  Known for spirited, elegant choreography and performances, he has received praise from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, and Dance Magazine. He has performed throughout the United Stated and internationally with the Boston Early Music Festival, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, 2nd Encuentro de Baile Contemporáneo in Mexico, and the International Arts Festival in Bali. A teacher and movement coach, his customized choreographies serve diverse communities at the grass-roots level. A graduate of the School of American Ballet, he holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Wisconsin, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Queens College: City University of New York.


2017 Calendar

Upcoming Events

Thurs.-Sun., Dec. 7-10, 7 p.m. and 3 p.m. The Christmas Show, St. George Theatre, Staten Island, NY, 35 Hyatt St. Tickets: $45, $25, $15

Wed., Dec. 20, 7-9 p.m. Big Wig at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. $65.

Thurs., Dec. 21, 1:15-2 p.m. French Baroque Music in GermanySt Bartholomew's Church, 50th St and Park Ave. FREE

Full 2017 Season

Thurs., Jan. 5 at 1:15  p.m. FREE
Baroque Music and Dance from the Courts and Villages of Europe and the New World. St. Bartholemew's Church
50th Street and Park Ave. New York, NY


Photo Credit: Julie Lemberger

Artists:
Lisa Terry-Baroque cello, Maureen Murchie-Baroque violin, Adam Cockerham-Baroque guitar, Robin Gilbert and Carlos Fittante-dancers
Presented by GEMS Midtown Concert Series



Thurs., Feb. 2, 4:30-6:00. Balinese Masterclass
NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study 
Closed event




Sun., Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. 
$30-adults, $25-seniors, Free-students under 18
Leonia Chamber Musicians Society
Spanish Inspired Music, a program of works by Joaquín Turina, Luigi Boccherini, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

All Saints Episcopal Church,
150 Park Avenue, Leonia, NJ



Photo Credit: Marilyn Nichols

Featuring Cynthia Phelps, Principal Viola of the New York Philharmonic and Carlos Fittante of BALAM Dance Theatre


Wed.-Fri., April 5-7 at 7 p.m. Sat., April 8 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sun., April 9 at 3 p.m. $22, $15-seniors, $10-students.

Damn Yankees, presented by the Drama, Theatre, and Dance Department at Queens College with music by Richard Adler, lyrics by Jerry Ross, book by George Abbott and Douglas Wallop, directed by Charles Repole, and choreography by Carlos Fittante
Queens College's Kupferberg Center, Goldstein Theatre
64th Ave, Flushing, NY 11367
(718) 793-8080

Thurs., April 6, 1:15-2:00 p.m. FREE 
St. Bartholemew's Church, 50th Street and Park Ave. New York, NY. 
GEMS Midtown Concerts presents 
The Musicians of BALAM
Lisa Terry-Baroque cello, Maureen Murchie-Baroque violin, and Adam Cockerham-Baroque guitar. 

Photo Credit: William Wegman

Sun., April 30, 2-3 p.m. Free
Poetry Moves, a family friendly program celebrating National Poetry Month of diverse dance, music, and text. BALAM artists to be featured: Inma Heredia, Carlos Fittante, Toshinori Hamada, Yumiko Niimi, Barbara Romero, and guest musician Guzeli. Fort Lee Public Library320 Main St, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. (201) 592-3615,  
Photo Credit: Yi-Chun Wu





April 27-May 7
The Dreyfus Affair 
BALAM Baroque inspired dances for the
Ensemble for the Romantic Century
Fisher Playhouse at BAM


Max Von Essen and Meghan Picerno. Photo Credit: Shirin Tinati



Friday, May 19 at 8 p.m. $20
Sarabande Espagnole Pour Homme (1701)
Dig Dance: Weekend Series: A Retrospective on the Series, Fridays at Noon 1987-2017
92Y Harkness Dance Center, Buttenwieser Hall, 2nd floor 
1395 Lexington Ave at 92nd Street. 




June 11-18Le Carnaval de Venise /June 17, 24,  and 25,La Serva Padrona andLivietta e Tracollo
BALAM's Carlos Fittante will perform in the Boston Early Music Festival 2017 Festival Operas
Cutler Majestic Theatre and Jordan Hall
Boston, Massachusetts


Friday, July 21 at 5 p.m

George Frideric Handel’s spectacular Terpsichore suite at the Blue Hill Bach Festival

The Sail Loft, Atlantic Boat Company. Brooklin, Maine.

Carlos Fittante, the choreographer, will dance opposite Alexis Silver, as the muse of dance. Silver, a Baroque ballerina 




Alexis Silver. Photo Credit:NYCreative Marketing LLC » NY Baroque Dance 


affiliated with the New York Baroque Dance Company and the Boston Early Music Festival Dance Ensemble, will be featured in this special event, which also includes a dance ensemble from the community, and a pre-show Baroque dance masterclass followed by refreshments.  


Monday, July 24 from 3:15-4:45 p.m. 
Sevillanas Spanish Dance Masterclass, $35

Marblehead School of Ballet, 115 pleasant Street, 01945. (781) 631-6262. No previous dance experience required; all are welcome.












Fri. Sept. 29 at 1:30 p.m. Closed Event
Balinese Dance Masterclass

NYU Tisch School of the Arts








Tues., Oct. 3, 3:10-4:25 p.m. Guest teach Spanish dance at Queens College

Wed., Oct 4, 3:30-5:40 p.m. Baroque Dance Performance and Masterclass. The New School.

Thurs., Oct. 5, 9:40-10:30 a.m. Baroque Dance Masterclass. Queens College.

Mon., Oct. 16, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Spanish dance masterclass for the Queens College Student Union.

Thurs., Oct. 19, 9:40-10:40 a.mBaroque Dance Masterclass. Queens College.

Sun., Oct 29, 5-7 p.m. Performances of the Balinese and Japanese Noh theatre dance solos, Terunajaya and Yashima, at the book launching party for World Dance Cultures: From Ritual to Spectacle at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, 111 Second Ave, 4th floor. NYC

Tues., Oct 31, 3:10-4:25 p.m. Guest teach at Spanish dance at Queens College.

Thurs., Nov. 2. 3:10-4:25 p.m. Guest teach at Queens College.

Fri., Dec. 1, 9:30-11:40 a.m. Baroque dance performance and lecture at The New School.

Thurs.-Sun., Dec. 7-107 p.m. and 3 p.m. The Christmas Show, St. George Theatre, Staten Island, NY, 35 Hyatt St. Tickets: $45, $25, $15

Tues., Dec. 12, 7 p.m. A performance of Terunajaya for Danielle Russo's Inter Arts Dance History course at NYU.

Wed., Dec. 20, 7-9 p.m. Big Wig at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. $65.

Thurs., Dec. 21, 1:15-2 p.m. French Baroque music in Germany, featuirng La Lyre Enchantee at St Bartholomew's Church, 50th St and Park Ave. FREE.

Remembering Founding Director Islene Pinder (1929-2012)

Trailblazing Balinese dance pioneer, Islene Pinder, founding director of BALAM Dance Theatre (BALAM), a Lehman College-City of New York University dance professor from 1968 to 1998, became interested in Balinese dance and culture upon seeing a touring troupe of Balinese dancers and musicians perform in New York City.


Photo Credit: Julie Lemberger

           
In 1974, she embarked upon the first of many trips to Bali, Indonesia before running water, electricity and paved roads were introduced throughout the  island.  In Bali, she studied with prominent master dance teachers Bapak Kakul and I. Made Jimat from Batuan, Tutur from Petulu Ubud and A. A. Gde Breset from Mas Ubud, Agung Rai and others.  She excelled in the challenging male dance roles of Baris (warrior), as well as the masked roles of the demonic trickster, Jauk, and the elegant Dalem (king) characters.

During a sabbatical in 1976, she lived in Bali and undertook an extensive study of the culture.  While on this life changing visit, she became the adoptive godmother to Balinese child dancer, A. A. Gde Anom Putra (Anom), now the artistic director of the acclaimed gamelan ensemble Sanggar Semara Ratih of Ubud, Bali.

Joining Dance and Movement Research

At Lehman College, she developed Pinder fundamentals, a systematic instructional method created to teach and present Balinese dance to Western students.  She received numerous research awards from the PSC-CUNY Research Award Program for her groundbreaking study, Movement Patterns Seen in Balinese Mothers and Babies and Balinese Dance, using the Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP), a psycho-analytical system of movement analysis. Other KMP investigation conducted by Islene included an examination of the the Balinese iconic dance, Baris, and an analysis of the fundamental qualities of Baroque dance.

Balinese Life, Dance Filmmaker

For 37 years, Pinder documented on film and video some of Bali’s greatest dancers and captured many of the culture’s daily rituals and important festivals.  Pinder’s movement analyst eye drew her to many unique, meaningful moments as a cultural anthropologist, rooted in a body-movement perspective.  Her own physical understanding of Balinese dance gave her deep insight and she compiled a comprehensive library of Balinese life and dance, culminating in the 45-minute video documentary, Isle of Bali, created specifically for educational purposes to teach students and people of all ages in school and college classrooms, lecture halls, libraries, museums, and community centers in the West.

BALAM Dance Theatre Founded

Pinder founded the non-profit dance company BALAM Dance Theatre in 1979 with the explicit goals of bringing the beauty and detailed skills of Balinese dance to the greater New York community and exploring the fusion of Balinese and contemporary dance styles.  Under her leadership, the company performed in Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, and the United States.

As the founding director of BALAM from its inception until her death, the company collaborated with the Sanggar Semara Ratih many times, touring throughout the remote villages of Bali, as well as participating in the Second International Dance Festival at Sekolah Tinggi Seni Indonesia (STSI): College of the Performing Arts in Denpasar, Bali.  On BALAM’s Bali Tour 2010, Pinder returned to the stage in the comedic masked fantasy, Harlequin’s Charade, dancing excerpts that referenced her favorite traditional Balinese dance roles, Baris and Jauk.

Some of her enduring choreographic works include Night Shadow-A Balinese Dream, Vision of Sound, Bird Jauk, Gods Through a Temple, Memory, Fragrance and Pity.  Her eclectic vision received critical praise from the media with notable reviews in the New York Times, Dance Magazine, Village Voice, Bronx Times and many others.

A mentor for many generations of dancers  and artists, Pinder trained BALAM’s co-artistic director, choreographer and dancer Carlos Fittante.  Together they created BALAM’s signature work, Ramayana-Abduction of Sita, thrilling audiences with its fusion of Balinese, ballet, karate, Baroque and modern dance styles.  The Governor and people of Bali and the Indonesian Consulate of New York have highly commended this cross-cultural interpretation of a beloved Hindu myth.

Love of Dance Begins Early

Born Islene Gassman in Hoboken, New Jersey, Pinder lived a life of dance, study and creativity.  A dancer, choreographer and researcher of Balinese dance and culture, she received a master of arts degree from Teachers College, Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in physical education from New York University.  Other credentials garnered include certification in Effort-Shape, a system of movement pattern analysis, and intensive studies with Dr. Judith Kestenberg, the originator of the Kestenberg Movement Profile.             A dance lover from childhood, her dance studies included Martha Graham technique, ballet and Luigi Jazz in New York, where she studied with dance luminaries, such as Martha Graham, Louis Horst, Charles Weidman, Doris Humphrey, Hanya Holm, José Limon, Walter Nicks and Luigi.  She worked briefly as a performance-synchronized swimmer in an aquatics show and a print model in Florida.

BALAM Dance Theatre to Debut New Baroque Inspired Work at Queens College

           
When the curtain comes up in December at Queens College, BALAM Dance Theatre will debut The Fountain of Pleasure, a new Baroque inspired choreography created by artistic director Carlos Fittante.  This latest work will premiere in XWhyY: My Genderation Dances of Exploration, for the Queens College-City University of New York's Faculty Choreographic Showcase
            The performance will be presented at M11 Studio Theatre, Rathaus Hall at Queens College, located at 64th Ave in Flushing, New York.  The program will be presented on Thursday, December 1 and Friday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 p.m. 

            The new work features Carlos Fittante and guest artists Alexis Silver and Andrew Trego from the Boston Early Music Festival Dance Ensemble.  Queens College student dancers Cindy Centurion, Gavy Contreras, Delsa Heredia, Khiabet Leal, Jaria Morris, and Rochelle Reyes will join them.  Other artists involved in the program are costume designer Sarita Fellows and props by Nelly Reyes.
            The dance style, physical acting technique, and theatrical conventions of Baroque theatre.  "In the opening tableaux, personifications of love, passion, compassion, humor, compromise, affection, and trust are performed.   The ballet's narrative illustrates a Baroque sensibility in which divinity intervenes on the behalf of humanity to offer insight and guidance," said Fittante, Artistic Director of BALAM Dance Theatre.  Fittante's critically acclaimed co-choreographed work has appeared in the prestigious Boston Early Music Festival's Almira and other productions.

            The elegant piece is accompanied by an overture excerpt and Chaconne from Les Fountaines de Versailles, circa 1683, composed by Michel-Richard Lalande and performed by the Orchestre de Chambre Hewitt.  "The students will learn much from this experience gaining formal refinement and beauty rooted in a tradition of western culture.  For some students this is their first performance concert and introduction to Baroque dance and music.  A special thanks is extended to Professor Weeks for her work as co-rehearsal director and Leslye Del Carpio, who generously served as an understudy for the pantomime sections," said Fittante.

   A choreographer and dance artist of remarkable diversity performing Ballet, Spanish Escuela Bolera, Baroque, Balinese and other movement styles, Fittante has performed throughout the world in Japan, Korea, Indonesia, England, Germany, Spain, Mexico, and the United States.  As a Baroque choreographer and dancer, he has performed with several leading period music and dance ensembles, including the Boston Early Music Festival, where he is ballet master; New York Baroque Dance Company; Four Nations Ensemble; and The Bishop’s Band. He has also choreographed and performed for the opera companies Teatro Lirico D.C. and New York City Opera; and others.  His period choreography for George Frideric Handel's operas Almira and Acis and Galatea received critical praise.
Photo credit: Andre Constantini

            Tickets are $10 for students and $16 for adults.  Student tickets may only be purchased at the box office window.  Adult tickets are available online at kupferbergcenter.showare.com and at the box office.  For further information about tickets, contact the box office at 718-793-8080 and boxoffice@kupferbergcenter.org.


2016 Calendar

FULL CALENDAR

Sunday, January 10 at 2 p.m. Free.
Myths, Stars, and Legends
Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
10 West Ramapo Road
Garnerville, New York 10923






Thursday, January 28, 1:15-1:50 p.m. Free.
Sprezzatura New York Style
Chapel of St. Bartholomew’s Church, 325 Park Avenue at East 50th Street, New York City.
A Gotham Early Music Scene's (GEMS) presentation




Thursday, February 4, 4:30-6:10 p.m. (Closed to the public.)
Balinese dance masterclass
New York University-Gallatin School of Individualized Study
1 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003



Tuesday, February 23, 4:30-6:00 p.m. (Closed to the public)
Baroque dance masterclass
Parsons New School 
Fashion Studies Program
66 5th Ave, New York, NY 10011





Thursday, March 24, 2:00-2:20 p.m.
Library Circuit Audition
Middletown, New York





Tuesday, April 12, 7:30 p.m. $20
Dances of the Baroque Era
Carlos Fittante, Caroline Copeland, Alexis Silver, and Andrew Trego
Juilliard 415 Orchestra and the Juilliard Dancers
Alice Tully Hall
1941 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
Tickets $20. Go to the Juilliard Website



Friday, April 15, 6:00 p.m. FREE
A Multicultural Ramayana 
BALAM performs with
Gamelan Son of Lion

The Pied Piper Children's Theatre of NYC
The Community Theatre Ministry of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Inwood, 20 Cumming Street, New York, NY 10034.  Open to the public.


Saturday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 17, 4:30p.m.
Jump on the Dance Wagon
Odissi-Balinese-modern dance fusion by Katherine Posin with Odissi dancer Mala Desai and Carlos Fittante
The Ailey Citigroup Theater
405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019
Tickets: $15-$30

Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 p.m. FREE
Baroque dance masterclass
Room 351, Aaron Copland School of Music
Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367


Tuesday, August 2, 7 - 8 p.m. - FREE
International Music and Dance for a Multi-Generational Audience
Gamelan Son of Lion and BALAM Dance Theatre at the Ossie Davis Theater
New Rochelle Public Libary
One Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 
Tel: (914) 632 7878


Thursday, August 4, 1 p.m. - FREE
Dancing Warriors
Ocean County Library Manchester Branch, Ocean County Library
21 Colonial Dr., Manchester, NJ 08733
(732) 657-7600





Friday, August 5, 1 p.m. - FREE
Dancing Warriors
Ocean County Library Barnegat Branch 
112 Burr St, Barnegat, NJ 08005
(609)-698-3331





Tuesday, August 9, 1 p.m. - Free
Dancing Warriors
Ocean County Library Upper Shores Branh
112 Jersey City Ave, Lavallette, NJ 08735
(732) 793-3996






Sunday, August 21, 2-3 p.m. - FREE
Myths, Stars, and Legends
Albert Wisner Public Library
1 McFarland Drive
Warwick, NY 10990
 Registration Required
Call 845-986-1047 ext. 3 



Friday, September 16 at 1:30 p.m. 
Closed Event
Balinese dance performance and masterclass.
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
111 Second Avenue, NYC

Friday, October 7 Baroque Dance Masterclass & Performance
The New School, Professor Elizabeth Murano
French Fashion in the 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries

Thursday, October 13. Baroque Dance Masterclass
Dance History, Professor Katherine Profeta
Queens College-City University of New York


Sunday, October 16 at 3 p.m. $20
Icarus and Asha
American Dance Guild honors 
Jean Erdman at 100
Myth and Modern Dance
92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center
1395 Lexington Avenue , 2nd Floor New York, NY 10128 
 Available at www.92y.org, or by calling 212-415-5500 

Friday, November 11, 9:30-12 p.m.
Baroque Dance Masterclass & Performance
Professor Elizabeth Murano
French Fashion in the 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries

Saturday and Sunday, November 26 and 27, 
8 p.m. and 3 p.m. 
Boston Early Music Festival
Versailles: Portrait of a Royal Domain
Baroque choreography by Carlos Fittante
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall 30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02115
Tickets: $25-$125. http://www.bemf.org/ 
Monday and Tuesday, November 28 and 29, 7:30 p.m. $65, $55.
Versailles: Portrait of a Royal Domain
The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
Tickets

Wednesday-Friday, November 30-December 2. 12 p.m., 8 p.m., 8 p.m. FREE
Sevillanas Corraleras with Barbara Romero
St. Joseph's College Dance Club Concert, Tuhoy Hall
St. Joseph's College, 245 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205.


Thursday-Sunday, December 1-4. XWhyY: My Genderation Dances of Exploration. $10 Students, $16 Adults

The Fountain of Pleasure, a new Baroque inspired choreography for the Queens College Faculty Choreographic Showcase.
Alexis Silver and Andrew Trego, guest artists. M11 Studio Theatre, Rathaus Hall, Queens College, 64th Ave, Flushing, NY 11367. Thursday, December 1 and Friday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 p.m.

Thursday-Sunday, December 8-11
The Christmas Show
December 8 and 9 at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 10 at 3 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 11 at 3 p.m. 
St George Theatre, 35 Hyatt St. Staten Island, NY. (718) 442-2900. Tickets




Join the BALAM Dance Theatre Volunteer Team


Are you looking to develop new skills, fulfill community service requirements, undertake an internship, make a difference in underserved communities, or meet new people?  Then, join BALAM Dance Theatre and be a part of introducing people of all ages and backgrounds at the grassroots level to different cultures and time periods.  

Volunteer Opportunities

Community members can get involved in hands-on activities or participate virtually undertaking volunteer opportunitites in our Out & About touring series, concerts, programs, and events.  If you have a creative flair, design graphics and the layout for flyers, postcards, and other materials to announce upcoming events.  Lead fundraising projects or assist with bookkeeping and accounting.  Join the marketing team and write articles, press announcements, and other products for our programs.  Photograph or film rehearsals, performances, or productions.  Up-and-coming artists can receive training and hands-on experience on the stage.  Work behind-the scenes with staging, lighting, assembling props, and costuming.  

If you have an interest, skill or talent to share, tell us.  Sign up now as a BALAM volunteer.  For details, call 646-363-9183 or send an e-mail to info[at]balamdance.com.