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

Past Summer Events

Past Summer Events
Photo of Nani Devi by Julie Lemberger 

Sunday, July 21, 2-3 p.m., The Faces of Love, FREE

BALAM Out & About series.  Fort Lee Public Library.  320 Main St., Fort Lee, NJ 07024 . (Out & About Series)
An eclectic collection of dances that demonstrate different kinds of love, from romantic to martial passions. Dance styles presented include Balinese, Baroque, Spanish, Japanese Noh and contemporary dance.  For the audience's pleasure and enrichment, dvds created by BALAM offer brief introductions on the culture and history of each of the pieces.

Photo of Toshinori Hamada as Rahwana by Julie Lemberger

Friday, July 12. 11 a.m.-12 p.m.  Ramayana: Abduction of Sita

Hunter Elementary School gymnasium, 7794 Main St, Hunter, NY 12442.  Free and open to the public. The performance will highlight new choreographic segments and animal characters performed by the children with BALAM's performers.

Support is provided in part by the Puffin Foundation Ltd. and the Catskill Mountain Foundation.

Sunday, Aug. 18, 3-4 p.m. Summer Integrated Arts Faculty Recital

Suggested Donation $18. Eugene D. Nesin Theatre, 22 St John St., Monticello, NY 12701

Carlos Fittante in Message Home performing diverse musical works are Pascal Archer of Exponential Ensemble, Kenneth Hamrick of American Virtuosi, Akiko Hosoi and Andrew Trombley-Directors of the Nesin Cultural Arts Aspiring Young Artists program, Rachel Evans-Baroque violin and Nancy Wegrzyn-Viola, Jessica Nesin and Jeffrey Young on piano, and Mauricio Villalobos singing.

Sunday, Sept. 15,  12-1 p.m.,  Enchanted Dances of the Forest 
FREE.  Peter Jay Sharp Children’s Glade in Central Park located at 105th St. and Central Park West. NY, NY.
Photo: Julie Lemberger

● Oleg Tambulilingan, a traditional Balinese dance duet known as the love dance of the bumblebees, with Nani Devi and Carlos Fittante
● Audience Balinese dance lesson
●  El Beso de España sung by Inma Heredia 
● La-Tinita with Robin Gilbert
● Una Paloma Blanca sung by Inma Heredia and danced by Olsi Gjeci as a masked winged bird and Robin Gilbert as La-Tinta
● La Madrileña, a 19th century flirtatious Spanish Escuela Bolera dance with castanets, performed by Barbara Romero of Danzas Españolas
● Audience Lesson in Spanish dance
● Ramayana: Abduction of Sita, an action packed story ballet inspired by the Hindu epic, blending Balinese and diverse movement styles

Monday, Oct. 14, 1:45-2:45 p.m., Captivating Rhythms, FREE 
Woman's Club of Englewood
187 Brinckerhoff Ct.,  Englewood, NJ 07631

Video excerpt Isle of Bali 
Caracoles Antiguos
Fandangos de Huelva
El Vito
Video Introduction of the Escuela Bolera
Garuda Gila

Teaching in the Community

August 11-23.  Nesin Summer Institute.  Nesin Cultural Arts.  An opera workshop for children with original music motifs by Nancy Wegrzyn and instruction in choreography by BALAM Dance Theatre.  Monticello, NY.

Sunday, June 30.  10-1 p.m.  Yoga, Karate and Balinese dance workshop for the Venice Youth Group of the Ecclesial Carmelite Movement.  NYC, closed to the public

July 1-12.  Monkey Chant for the Catskill Mountains,  a workshop and performance residency.  Hunter, NY.
BALAM will present a workshop inspired by the Balinese Kecak for children from Hunter and Tannersville, New York.

July 15-18.  Nesin International Music Festival

BALAM will teach period dances and classes for teenage music students with a focus on rhythm and embodying music at Monticello High School (MHS).  Monticello, NY. (MHS graduate, Emma Lauferweiler performs a minuet.)