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

Spring Arrives! Recent Performances and Japan Tsunami Relief Message

Dear BALAM Friend,

Upcoming Performance
BALAM Dance Theatre: From Bali to the Bronx, a special FREE performance, on Thursday, April 28 from 12:30-1:45 at Lehman College’s Lovinger Theatre.

Make a Donation to BALAM
We need your help now to help cover the production costs of our upcoming program. Your donation, great or small, is vital to us and can be made at our Pay Pal link or mail your check to BALAM Dance Theatre, 1380 Riverside Drive, 9D, New York, NY 10033. Thank you.

Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief
Our prayers and heartfelt sympathies are with the people of Japan. BALAM has made a donation to the relief effort at at https://american.redcross.org/site/Donation2?5052.donation=form1&df_id=5052&idb=0 . Please consider doing the same.
As always, we thank you for your interest and support and hope to see you at our next upcoming BALAM event. For further information, contact us at 646-361-9183 or send an e-mail to info@balamdance.com.

Best regards,

Islene Pinder Carlos Fittante                               Carlos Fittante
Founding Director Artistic Director                     Artistic Director

PS: Remember, when you shop online at http://www.goodshop.com/ ,the retailer provides BALAM with a donation on your behalf, and when you search the web using http://www.goodsearch.com/ BALAM receives a very small donation. It’s simple and painless; just designate BALAM Dance Theatre as your charity of choice.

As always, we thank you for your interest and support and hope to see you at our next upcoming BALAM event. For further information, contact us at 646-361-9183 or send an e-mail to info@balamdance.com.

Best regards,

Islene Pinder Carlos Fittante                               Carlos Fittante
Founding Director Artistic Director                     Artistic Director

PS: Remember, when you shop online at http://www.goodshop.com/ ,the retailer provides BALAM with a donation on your behalf, and when you search the web using http://www.goodsearch.com/ BALAM receives a very small donation. It’s simple and painless; just designate BALAM Dance Theatre as your charity of choice.

Some Recent Performances by BALAM’s Dancers
BALAM at the Laguna Beach Film Society
Carlos Fittante dances the fusion solo, "Amantes", one of three solos he will perform at the Laguna Beach Film Society's 2011 Documentary Series, featuring the screening of the film, "Speaking for Myself".  Fittante will also perform the Baroque dance solo, "Passcaille de Armide", and the spectacular Balinese fan dance, "Teruna Jaya".  To read more details about the event, go to BALAM's website and click the NEWS tab. 
(Photo: Julie Lemberger)

2011Armide’s Revenge. Carlos Fittante’s new solo inspired audiences in its premiere in the COOL NEW YORK 2011 DANCE Festival on February 3 and 6. These are some of their comments:


          
“…very moving…and quietly shocking.” – Catherine Turocy, Artistic Director, New York Baroque Dance Company

“Beautiful and powerful - very moving…your dancing was gorgeous, so liquid and full of strength and emotion.”

– Rachel List, Director of the Dance Program, Hofstra University

“Your solo is incredible! It is powerful, honest and beautiful. Bravo.”–Ani Udovicki, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
Photo by Yi-Chun Wu of Carlos Fittante in Armide’s Revenge


 
Funding the Arts featured Robin Gilbert and Carlos Fittante, as her dance partner, in Felice Lesser Dance Theatre’s comedic multi-disciplinary media work presented in the "Cool New York Dance Festival 2011" on February 5 and 6.
Photo by Yi-Chun Wu of Robin Gilbert in Funding for the Arts

Grace & Grandeur-An Introduction to Baroque Dance, a lecture/performance, was offered by Carlos Fittante and Rachel List at the Julliard School with Lionel Party and Jonathan Keren on February 16.  Rachel List and Carlos Fittante teaching a minuet
                      
                                       







            

The Art and Ecstasy of the Chaconne, created by Sinfonia New York. A program of virtuoso Baroque music song and dance with Carlos Fittante and Patricia Beaman in Fittante’s Gran Chacona. Performances on March 3 & 5 in Spokane, WA and in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and again on March 19 at the Helene Zelazo Center Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Photo by Marilyn Nichols of Patricia Beaman & Carlos Fittante in Gran Chacona

2010

Sunrise in the Quantum Realm featured Robin Gilbert in her second season with Brian Carey Chung's Collective Body Dance Lab performance at the Baryshnikov Arts Center on November 12 & 13.
Photo by Yi-Chun Wu of Robin Gilbert in Duetic Sculptures











Daimajin (Great Devil). Toshinori Hamada performed as a guest Noh artist with the Kanazawa Orchestra, Kanazawa, Japan in December.  Photo: Toshinori Hamada as Daimajin