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

2015 & 2014 Calendar of Events

2015 Calendar

Friday & Saturday, January 10.  7:30 p.m.  Dido and Aeneas and Tobias and the Angel
Princeton University Opera Theatre
Princeton University, Richardson Auditorium
BALAM's choreographed dances are featured in this performance.
Tickets: $10 general / Free for students

Sunday, February 22.  3 p.m.  Corelli's Violins and Dancers
$20 Suggested Donation
Cambridge Concentus presents a selection of sonatas and concerti grossi with Baroque dances by BALAM.
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, MA

Sunday, March 8.  2 p.m.  Baroque Music & Dance 

Brooklyn Baroque presents Caroline Copeland and BALAM's Carlos Fittante in a program of music and dance from the court of Louis XIV.
Hoff-Barthelson Music School
25 School Lane, Scarsdale, NY 10583
(914) 723-1169

Sunday, March 22.  2 p.m. Women of Wonder - FREE

BALAM's new Out & About program premieres at the Fort Lee Public Library with Nani Devi, Barbara Romero, Inma Heredia, and guest artist Maher Benham.
320 Main Street, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
(201) 592-3614

Sunday, March 29.  3 p.m.  La 
Púrpura de la Rosa 

Teatro Lirico of DC presents the first Spanish opera performed in the capital of the New World in Lima, Peru. Choreography and dancers provided by BALAM.

Friday & Saturday, April 10 & 11. 8 p.m. Sunday, April 12. 4 p.m.  
Spring Together

A program of evocative multi-disciplinary works assembled by choreographer Beth Soll and trapeze artist Janet Aisawa.
Medicine Show Theatre
549 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 
BALAM will create a new solo based on the Icarus myth with original music by Elias Guzman.     

Thursday, April 16.  1:30 p.m.  Don Quixote-Soy Yo 

An all school performance with BALAM created for The Brick Church School, featuring original music by Elias Guzman.  
62 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128
(212) 289-4400

Sunday, April 26.  3:00 p.m.  Carmen

Verismo Opera's production of George Bizet's masterpiece featuring guest choreography and dancers from BALAM.
Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 N. Van Brunt St.  Englewood, NJ
Tickets $25-$35-$45-$55.  Call 201-227-1030

Saturday, May 2. 7-10 p.m.  FREE

My Mistress' Eyes performed by Inma Heredia, a Shakespeare sonnet done with her hallmark "salero" (Spanish charm).
Actors With Accents - Party/Performance
Teatro Circulo
East 4th Street (between 2nd Ave. & Bowery)
New York, NY

Tuesday, May 5.  6 p.m.  Dancing Warrior.  FREE
Little Egg Harbor Public Library, 
Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ
290 Mathistown Road
(609) 294-1197

2015 Boston Early Music Festival - Monteverdi Trilogy

Orfeo, Carlos Fittante-dancer
Saturday, June 13. 8 p.m.  at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA
Sunday, June 21. 3 p.m. at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA
BEMF Box Office: 617-661-1812 /

Friday, July 10, 12-1 p.m.  Dancing Shadows - FREE
BALAM and Gamelan Son of Lion Workshop and Performance
Hunter-Tannersville Elementary School Gymnasium
7794 Main Street
Hunter, NY 12442 
(518) 263-4256

Sunday, September 6. 7:30 p.m.
Acis & Galatea
Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center
6050 Main Street, Tannersville, NY
Advance Purchase: $25; $20 seniors: $7 students.
At the Door: $30; $25 seniors; $7 students
Presented by The Four Nations Ensemble and the Catskill Mountain Foundation. 
Dancers: Carlos Fittante, Andrew Trego, Alexis Silver, Francisco Pablo Ruvalcaba

Saturday, September 12. 9:50 p.m.
The Triumph of Dharma
Hindu Students Council 
2015 Global Dharma Conference
Dancers: Nani, Robin, Toshi, Carlos Fittante, and 6 Coyote Dancers
New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center. Edison, NJ

Friday, September 25. 1:30-3:15 (closed event)
Balinese Dance Master Class
New York University-Tisch School of the Arts

Sunday, October 18. 3 p.m. Lucia di Lammermoor
Bergen Performing Arts Center. Englewood, New Jersey
Guest dancersBarbara Romero and Carlos Fittante 

Friday-Sunday, October 23-25. 8 p.m.
Coyote Dancers Honors the Late Dudley Williams
The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance
55 Bethune Street
New York, NY 10014
Carlos Fittante, guest artist

Sunday, November 15, 2 p.m. FREE.
Myths and Stars
227 Fort Lee Rd, Leonia, NJ 07605
(201) 592-5770
Inma Heredia, Barbara Romero, Carlos Fittante, and Yumiko Niimi (debut)

December 11-13. The Christmas Show
St. George Theatre
35 Hyatt Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
BALAM's Robin Gilbert & Carlos Fittante in Grand Pas de Deux

2014 Calendar

Sunday, January 19.  5:30 p.m.
The Baroque in the New and the Old World: Venid Deidades
(a Peruvian Baroque opera by E. Ponce de Leon, 1745)
Teatro Lirico of DC (
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
BALAM's Robin Gilbert and Carlos Fittante, guest dancers
Tickets: $30, $40, $60  

Saturday, February 1.  8:00 p.m.
The Faces of Love
Puffin Cultural Forum
20 Puffin Way
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
(201) 836-3499
Tickets: $10
Full company performance with guest artists

Sunday, February 9.  3:00 p.m. $20 suggested donation
Baroque Groove: Ground Basses - Chaconnes & Passacailles
Cambridge Concentus
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational United Church of Christ
11 Garden Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Guest Baroque Dancers: Carlos Fittante, Caitlin Klinger

Tuesday, March 18. 7:00 p.m.  
Clarion Society Masked Ball (Invitation only)
BALAM guest entertainment and dance lesson

Thursday, April 3.  2:00 p.m.  
Romantic Rhythms of Spain
Hellenic Women’s Club
Knickerbocker Country Club
188 Knickerbocker Road
Tenafly, New Jersey 07670

Tuesday, April 29. 7:30 p.m.  
New Music and Choreography Concert 
Queens College New Music Group, BALAM & Yowana Sari Gamelan Ensemble
LeFrak Concert Hall, Aaron Copeland School of Music
Reeves Avenue
Flushing, New York 11367

Friday, May 2.  2:00 p.m.  
Captivating Rhythms
5 Star Premier Residence of Teaneck
655 Pomander Walk
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666

Sunday, May 11. 5:00 p.m.  
Chamber Music and Dance from 18th Century France
Folia-Entertainment of the 17th and 18th Centuries
Leah Gale Nelson, Baroque violin; Caroline Copeland and Carlos Fittante, dancers
Church of Our Saviour's Atonement (MOSA Series)
178 Bennett Avenue
New York, New York 10040

Thursday-Sunday, May 22-June 8
DHRAMA:The Remarkable Dialogue Between Krishna and Arjuna 
A one hour play written by famed Brazilian playwright/screenwriter/director João Falcão Featured actors: Luca Bianchi as Arjuna and Livia de Bueno as Krishna 
Movement consultation provided by BALAM Dance Theatre.
Teatro LATEA in Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street, New York, New Yrok 10002  

Monday, May 26.  9:00 p.m.
BALAM's Toshinori Hamada performs in 
The History Channel's new miniseries, The World Wars.

Monday, June 2.  6:00 p.m.
Music concert by Anna Bogolyubova and Elias Guzman of New York Music and Arts Center Classical music presentation, featuring BALAM's Rhythm Bird performed by Carlos Fittante.
Symphony Space, Thalia Theatre
2537 Broadway, New York, New York 10025
Tickets: $15-adults • $10-children

Tuesday, June 3.  7:30 p.m.
Dixon Place presents Moving Men with BALAM's
The Dancing Warrior: Iaido, Apollon, Senamori, El Vito
BALAM's Toshinori Hamada and Carlos Fittante collaborate on a new program of traditional dances and martial training forms of Japanese Samurai sword technique, French classical fencing, Noh Theatre dance, Baroque dance, and Spanish Escuela Bolera dance.
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street
New York, New York 10002
212-219-0736 •
Tickets: $15-door • $12-advance purchase • $10-students and seniors

Saturday, June 28.  8:00 p.m. Sunday, June 29.  3:00 p.m.
Anahid Sofian Dance Company 35th Anniversary Season
Robin Gilbert and Carlos Fittante, guest artists in Ma’na.
Manhattan Movement Arts Center, 248 West 60th St.
New York, New York 10023 • (212) 787-1178
Contact: Anahid Sofian Dance Company • 212-741-2848 •
Tickets: $35 advance purchase • $40 day of show

Friday, July 11. 11:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Discover the Splendors of Spain
(cumulative performance from a summer enrichment residency)
Hunter Elementary School auditorium
7794 Main St
Hunter, New York

Monday- Saturday, July 28 - August 2. 10:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m. (workshop registration required)
Virile Elegance, Baroque dance masterclass as a component to The Small-Sword Academy
Martinez Academy of Arms, Levels 1 & 2
Pope John Paul Community Center
4206 Kennedy Blvd.
Union City, New Jersey 07087.  
For more information, go to

July 21 – August 9. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Registration required)
Marblehead School of Ballet 2014 Ballet Summer Intensive
BALAM's Baroque Dance Workshop segment taught by Carlos Fittante. August 4-9.
The Marblehead School of Ballet
115 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, Massachusetts 01945
Paula K. Shiff, Director 
Contact: 781-631-6262,

Tuesday, September 23. 7:00 p.m.
Dances of Thrones
Exponential Ensemble
This performance can be viewed free via live video feed.
Guest dancer Carlos Fittante performs a minuet by Telemann, Bach's Bourree from the Cello Suite no.3, Message Home: A 9/11 Memorial, Chaconne de Phaeton
National Opera Center, Audition Recital Hall
330 7th Ave (29th St.) 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001
(212) 796-8630 •
Tickets:  $20 - adults / $10 - students & seniors

Friday, September 26. 1:30 - 3:20 p.m.  
Balinese dance masterclass.  (Closed to the public)
New York University Tisch School of the  Arts
715 Broadway, Blackbox Theatre
New York, New York 10003

4 Saturdays in October. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Balinese Dance Masterclasses with Nani Devi 
OPEN TO ALL. No previous experience necessary. 
October 4, 11, 18, 25
Keystone Studio, 252 West 30th St, Bell 4B
New York, New York
$15 per class

Saturday, October 18. 3:00 p.m. 
Broadway Meets Baroque in Washington Heights 
Holyrood Episcopal Church ~ Iglesia Santa Cruz, Parish Hall
FREE (Donations welcomed.)
715 W 179th Street, New York, New York 10033
(212) 923-3770

The program is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Saturday, November 1. 8:00 p.m. & Sunday, November 2. 3:00 p.m.
Tales from the Arabian Nights, FREE
Mosaic Dance Theatre
BALAM Dance Theatre's Carlos Fittante, guest artist
Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College
467 Franklin Street 
Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003
For reservations: 1-800-838-3006

Saturday, November 8. 8:00 p.m. 
Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
33 Kaatsbaan Rd.
Tivoli, New York 12583
Tickets: $100.

The Four Nations Ensemble with Diane Walsh, piano; Andrew Appel, harpsichord and director Guest Artists: Caroline Copeland & Carlos Fitante, dancers. 

Enjoy an afternoon of 18th and 19th century ballroom dances from Paris and Vienna and masterworks of keyboard music inspired by the gavotte, minuet, chaconne, landler, waltz, galop, and polonaise, with music by Bach, Couperin, Rameau, Brahms, Chopin, Ravel and Debussy.

Friday, November 14. 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Physical Culture: Baroque Dance Performance & Lecture 
History of Costume I.  (Closed to the public)
New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street, New York, NY 10003

Saturday, November 29.  8:00 p.m. Sunday, November 30.  3:00 p.m.
BEMF Chamber Opera Series
Double Bill:  La Serva Padrona; Livetta e Tracollo
Carlos Fittante, Baroque commedia dancer 
New England Conservatory of Music's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Thursday – Saturday, December 4 – 6. 7:00 p.m. &

Sunday, December 7.  3:00 p.m.  
Cool Rhythms, Hot Moves: The Queens College Dance Concert
BALAM's new work, Jubilant Blossoms
Goldstein Theatre
Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Queens, New York 11367-1597
Box Office: Phone: 718-793-8080 / Mon. - Fri.: 12 Noon - 6 PM
Information Hotline: 718-997-3075
Tickets $10 Students/Seniors, $16 General Admission

Friday-Sunday, December 12-14. 3 & 7:00 p.m.
The Christmas Show 
St. George Theatre
35 Hyatt Street
Staten Island 10301
Friday, December 12. 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 13. 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 14. 3:00 p.m. & *7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $40, $30, $20, $10

*Sunday night special: All tickets $20 or $10
Tickets: http://

Saturday, December 20. 8:00 p.m. & Sunday, December 21.  3:00 p.m.
Revels of the Season
Long Island Baroque Ensemble
Featuring diverse vocal and instrumental music.
Presenting BALAM's Baroque choreographies.
December 20 

8:00 p.m. 
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
Smithtown, Long Island

December 21
3:00 p.m.
Christ Church
Oyster Bay, Long Island

Monday, December 296:00 p.m.
Bishop Martinez's Codex II: Baroque Peruvian Music and Dance
The Bishop's Band
Trinity Church, 74 Trinity Place
New York, New York 10006


Friday, January 9. 7:30 p.m.  & Saturday, January 10.  10:30 p.m.
Dido and Aeneas and Tobias and the Angel
Princeton University Opera Theatre
Princeton University
Richardson Auditorium
BALAM's choreographed dances are featured in this performance. 
Tickets: $10 general / Free for students

Sunday, March 22.  2:00 p.m. 
Women of Wonder
Fort Lee Public Library
320 Main Street 
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024