Thanks to Dr. Bob Lee and the crew and BronxNet TV for featuring "The Hip Hop Nutcracker" Monday, November 17. Maybe next time we'll get Bob to dance, too.
Check out the segment at: http://www.bronxnet.org/index.php?option=com_hwdvideoshare&Itemid=30&task=viewvideo&video_id=4834.
Our latest #HipHopNutcracker product goes perfect with your hot coffee or tea! On the back of these sleeves is a special discount code for tickets, but you'll have to visit one of our partnering cafes to get it! So if you need a pick-me-up, visit one of the following cafes: Buunni Coffee, Darling Coffee, East Harlem Cafe, Indian Road Cafe, Pick and Eat and Taszo Espresso Bar! Available while supplies last!
And THANK YOU to all the above coffee shops for helping us create magic this holiday season! You guys rock!
Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center
530 West 166th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue)
Friday and Saturday, November 21 & 22 at 7:30pm
Admission is Pay-What-You-Can
Info & tickets: www.PTP.nyc or 646-398-9062
An interactive and bilingual theatrical event based on the community actors' true stories of living in a changing neighborhood.
After months of planning, Columbia Wine Co. has announced that its first wine class will be held at the United Palace on Wednesday, November 12 from 7-9pm. The classes will be fun, informative, and delicious!
Do you enjoy wine but want to learn more about it?
For only $25 per guest Columbia Wine Co. will cover all the basics while tasting some great wines:
- How to read a wine label
- Wine Regions and varietals
After working on "The Hip Hop Nutcracker" for over a year we finally got around to choreographing some dance! Last week we gathered the 12 dancers in the cast for a week-long workshop led by director/choreographer Jennifer Weber. The results were spectacular, sketching out a rough draft of how we will bring new life to this timeless story by combining hip hop dance and Tchaikovsky's score.
With perfect timing, we were honored to be included in NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito's first "Voices of New York" presentation at La MaMa theatre on October 27. The evening's line-up included Broadway star Christopher Jackson, Tony Award-winning poet Lemon Andersen, and cast members from LaGuardia High School's production of "In the Heights."
A women's Frankenstein shirt from https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/203251136/frankensteins-monster-long-sleeve-quote
A coffee mug designed just for the event by https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/JcDezigns
As if a screening of the horror classic "Frankenstein" on a 50-foot screen, and the world premiere of a new music soundtrack by guitar great Gary Lucas, and a costume parade across the stage wasn't enough to fulfill your Halloween cravings, we're offering one more treat for Friday night.
Christina D'Angelo, a graphic designer, created a new poster for the show that will be part of our raffle.
The modern image captures the horror of the movie, the monster's urge to embrace humanity in a world that won't accept him.
D'Angelo, a local resident, researched hundreds of images depicting the book and screen versions of the story and didn't find any that wrestled with the monster's duality in quite the same way.
"I see it more as a tragedy than a horror film," she said. "Sure, he's scary - but he's also quite sad - I'm choosing to bring him to more of human touch: an innocent man or a man seeking redemption?"
"Frankenstein" with Gary Lucas playing his new score live is at the United Palace Friday, October 31. Doors open at 6:30pm. Costume parade starts at 7pm. Movie plays at 8pm. Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door. For tickets and more info visit: http://unitedpalace.org/events/525-gary-lucas-performs-the-world-premiere-of-his-new-score-for-frankenstein
View more of D'Angelo's work at www.christinadangelo.com.
An art exhibit by local artist Bernard Winter will grace the walls of the United Palace annex from October 13 – November 11. The exhibit combines work from three bodies of work: "Energy Series," "Drum Council," and "Portraits."
The opening reception is Saturday, October 18 from 3-6pm. Winter will also conduct an artist's talk Sunday, November 2 from 2:30–3:30pm. Both events are free.
About the Artist:
Bernard Winter has lived in Washington Heights in New York City since 1980. He studied art at the Cooper Union (BFA, 1980) and at Queens College (MFA 1982). His work is concerned chiefly with portraiture, landscape and with images based on spiritual themes.
- Auditioning for "The Hip Hop Nutcracker"
- The Hip Hop Nutcracker logo is done
- Arts for Incarcerated Youth video highlights work done by Rhythm Arts Alliance in L.A.
- FREE Children's Art Classes
- The Crackalackin' Season of Classical Music
- New York Youth Symphony "Season Opening Concert"
- Fall season 2014
- PAST EVENT-"Peter and the Wolf" and other family selections
- PAST EVENT-Gary Lucas performs the world premiere of his new score for "Frankenstein"
- Opening Night of the 6th annual KidCinemaFest Film Festival in New York