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

2012 Calendar of Activities and Performances

 Sat., Jan. 28, 2-3 p.m., FREE
Dynastic Beauty-An Introduction to Balinese Dance 
Three traditional Balinese dances: Pendet, Baris, Oleg Tambulilingan
This event also features an original video on Balinese daily life
created and narrated by BALAM's founding director, Islene Pinder.
Leonia Public Library, 227 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia, NJ

Sat., Feb. 11, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Johann Sebastian Bach LIVE! and Wind Power  
NY Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street
American Classical Orchestra
Horacio Franco, guest recorder
Carlos Fittante, guest Baroque dancer

Fri. & Sat., Feb. 24-25, 7:30 p.m.
La Descente d'Orphee aux Enfers  
Robin Gilbert & Carlos Fittante, Guest Baroque Dancers
Haymarket Opera Company
The Mayne Stage, 1328 W Morse Ave., Chicago, IL

Sun., March 11, 11-5 p.m.
Oneness Blessing Deepening Workshop     
TACT Studio, 900 Broadway, Suite 905, NYC

Tues., March 13, 6-7 p.m., $6
Speaking for Myself, an independent film by Pheasant Eye Productions  
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave, NYC

Thurs.-Sun., March 22-25
The Magic Flute songspiel, an abridged English adaptation presented by Apollo's Fire
Robin Gilbert and Carlos Fittante, guest Baroque dancers
Thurs., March 22, 7:30 p.m., Finney Chapel. Oberlin, Ohio
Fri., March 23, 8 p.m., Severance Hall.  Cleveland, Ohio
Sat., March 24, 3-4 p.m., Children’s Concert, Kent State University
                              8 p.m., Cartwright Hall
Sun, March 25, 3-4 p.m., Children’s Concert, Cleveland Museum of Art  

Mon., April 16, 12-1 p.m., $3 Donation
Dynastic Beauty-An Introduction to Balinese Dance and Culture
Temple B’Nai Torah, 2900 Jerusalem Ave.
Wantagh, NY 11793  

Sun., May 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m., FREE       
I Love My Life
A celebratory performance and gathering with Islene Pinder
Featuring a NYC Preview of Mythic Treasures: Old and New
DANY 305 West 38th St., Studio 7, New York, NY

Thurs., May 10, 12:30-1:45 p.m., FREE   
Mythic Treasures-Old and New
Welcome Dance with students from the Frank Sinatra HS of the Arts
Oleg solo with Nani Devi, BALAM’s Resident Balinese Guest Artist
Ramayana-Abduction of Sita (excerpt)
Biber Passacaglia for solo violin (c. 1678), Leah Gale Nelson, guest Baroque violinist
Entrée d’Apollon (1700)
El Vito, Barbara Romero of Danzas Españolas
Wayang Blues  duet 1
Sunda Upasunda (with guest belly dancer, Irina Akulenko)

The Recital Hall, Room 306, Music Building
Lehman College, The City University of New York
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468

Fri. & Sat., April 27 & 28, FREE   
Welcome Dance
Sophomore dance majors
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
Astoria, NY

Fri., June 3, FREE
Antonchu-A new contemporary solo for Anton Zea Nadal
Masnou, Spain

Thurs., June 7, FREE
Bolero-An original solo in the Escuela Bolera style for a student dancer
Monticello High School dance program concert
Monticello, NY

Fri., June 8 (In school activity)  
Setauket Elementary School (Grades K-6)
Sevillanas, La Madridleña, Fandangos de Huelva 
Phyllis Rose Dance Company with guest artists from BALAM and Danzas Españolas
Setauket, NY

Thurs. & Fri., July 19 & 20 (In school activity) 
Balinese Mask workshop for children
Hunter-Tannersville Elementary School
Hunter, NY

Wed.,  July 25, 1-3 p.m., $25 
La Folia de España-An Introduction to Baroque Dance
Master class with Carlos Fittante
Marblehead School of Ballet
115 Pleasant St, 2nd Fl.
Marblehead, MA

Fri., Aug. 4, $23, $18 seniors, $7 students
Daemons of the Baroque Ballroom-The Devil’s Fiddles   
 A mini opera-ballet and morality play performed with
BALAM Dance Theatre and American Virtuosi Ensemble,
Mark Huggins-Associate Violin Concertmaster, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Tamagna-counter tenor
Doctorow Center for the Arts
7971 Main Street
Hunter, NY

Sun.-Sun., Aug. 19-26 (registered students)  
Nesin Cultural Arts-Summer Institute 2012
Chamber Music Institute Integrating the Arts Music, Dance, Drama and the Visual Arts
Carlos Fittante and Cheryl Lynne Lavagnino, Movement Teachers
Nesin Cultural Arts
85 Rock Ridge Drive
Monticello, NY

Fri., Sept. 21, 1:30-3:15 (Closed event)
Balinese dance masterclass and performance of the Baris   
NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 111 Second Ave, NY, NY

Sat., Sept. 29, 2 p.m. FREE
DUMBO Dance Festival   
John Ryan Theatre
25 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 855-8822

Sat., Oct. 13, 2-3 p.m., FREE  
Dancing Empire-Four Centuries of Spanish Dance
Leonia Public Library
227 Fort Lee Rd
Leonia, NJ

Sat., Oct. 20, 2-2:45 p.m., FREE   
Akasha- Wings of Love
A Mixed Repertoire Program with Inma Heredia-Hostess
Morris View Nursing Home, Atrium space on the 2nd Fl.
540 W. Hanover Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960

Sat., Nov. 17 at 8 p.m.
Cat Cantata by Georg Philipp Telemann
Inma Heredia, BALAM’s Resident Guest Actor, as “the cat that ate the canary”
Ars Antiqua
Cats-Music, Mythology & Legend, Tickets: $75-$1,000
Church of St. Mary the Virgin
191 South Greeley Avenue
Chappaqua, NY

Sat., Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. & Sun., Nov. 25 at 3 p.m.  
Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi
Carlos Fittante, Baroque dancer
Boston Early Music Festival’s Chamber Opera Series
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St.
New England Conservatory, Boston, MA

Sat.-Sun., Dec . 8 at 7 p.m., Sun. at 1:30 & 5 p.m.
$45-General Admission, $25 Students & Seniors
Carlos Fittante as Drosselmeyer
The Nutcracker NYC, Giada Ferrone
Ailey Citigroup Theatre
55th Street at 9th Avenue
New York, NY

Sun., Dec 9 at 7:30 p.m., $20
Amantes, Sevillanas Corraleras
Silk Road (work in progress) by Monte Luna
Stepping Out Studios
37 West 26th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY

Fri.-Sun., Dec . 14-16
The Christmas Show     
Robin Gilbert and Carlos Fittante, Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier
St George Theatre, 35 Hyatt St., Staten Island, NY
Thurs., Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., Fri., Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec.  15 at 3 & 7 p.m., Sun, Dec. 16 at 3 & 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10, $20, $30, $40

Fri., Dec. 21 at 7 p.m., FREE
Monticello High School Nutcracker   
Dolls, Arabian and Trepak choreographed by Carlos Fittante
Monticello High School Dance Company
Monticello High School
39 Breakey Ave.
Monticello, NY