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BALAM DANCE THEATRE'S FREE PERFORMANCE AT LEONIA LIBRARY RECHEDULED TO JANUARY 28

BALAM DANCE THEATRE PERFORMANCE RESCHEDULED TO

JANUARY 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

SPECTACULAR LIVE BALINESE DANCE PERFORMANCE

Rarely Seen on the East Coast! 

 

Video Footage from Bali & Audience Participation

World Renowned Dancers Nani Devi

&

Carlos Fittante to Perform

 


FREE

Leonia Public Library, 227 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia

For information, contact Leonia Public Library, (201) 592-5770

 

DON'T MISS LIVE BALINESE DANCE PERFORMANCE SATURDAY, 1/21. FREE!

SEE BALAM DANCE THEATRE PRESENT

SPECTACULAR LIVE BALINESE DANCE PERFORMANCE

Rarely Seen on the East Coast! 

 

Video Footage from Bali & Audience Participation

World Renowned Dancers Nani Devi

&

Carlos Fittante to Perform

 

January 21, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

(Snow Date January 28, 2:00-3:0o p.m.)

FREE

Leonia Public Library, 227 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia

For information, contact Leonia Public Library, (201) 592-5770

 

 

 

 

CALLING ALL SINGERS. VERISMO OPERA TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR CHORUS.

 

 

 

         If you have a desire to sing your heart out, the NJ Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera) wants you.  Verismo Opera’s Artistic Director and Metropolitan Opera star Lucine Amara announces auditions for the Verismo Opera Chorus will be held from January 18 through March 28. 

         During this season, A Year of Love, Tragedy, and Suicide, singers will appear in the company’s productions of Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore on April 22 and Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly in the fall at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) in Englewood, New Jersey and other venues.

         “If you love music and have a good musical ear, we encourage you to audition for the chorus.  Male choristers, who are tenors, baritones, and basses, are especially needed,” says Amara.

         Auditions for the chorus will be held on Wednesdays, January 18, February 1, February 15, February 29, March 14 and March 28 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 44 Armory Street in Englewood, New Jersey.  Applicants should bring one or two songs to perform.  An accompanist will be provided.

         Sight-reading ability is definitely a plus, but not necessary.  No prior stage experience is required.  An application may be downloaded at http://www.njavo.org/chorus.html.  For information or to schedule an appointment to audition for the chorus, call (201) 886-0561. 

         Under Chorus Director Mara Waldman, singers will explore grand opera through active performances.  The operas will be fully staged and performed in costume accompanied by an orchestra under internationally renowned Principal Conductor/Music Director Anthony Morss in a number of performing arts centers.

            For more information about the NJ Association of Verismo Opera, visit its web site, www.njavo.org, view it on Facebook at http://bit.ly/9JXTP8, or call (201) 886-0561.

 

 

 

Maywood Synagogue Presents Film that Shows Dark Side of Dutch Society During WWII

Public is Invited to See the Documentary “Goodbye Holland,” Discuss Dutch Collaboration with Nazis

 

MAYWOOD, N.J., January 5, 2012 – Reconstructionist Temple Beth Israel (RTBI) of Bergen County will present the documentary film “Goodbye Holland,” which debunks the myth that the Dutch protected and defended their Jewish countrymen during World War II. The screening is open to the public and will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at RTBI, 34 West Magnolia Avenue in Maywood. Synagogue member Peter Cohen, who grew up in the Netherlands, will introduce the film and share his experiences as well as background information about his homeland from pre- to post-World War II. A discussion period will follow immediately after the film. There is a $5 cover charge; refreshments will be served. Seating is limited and reservations are requested; RSVP by calling (201) 845-7550, ext 1 by Thursday, January 26.

 

Written and directed by Amsterdam native Willy Lindwer, the son of Holocaust survivors, “Goodbye Holland” shows the historically deep-rooted anti-Semitism that that encouraged the Dutch government, police, and civil servants to collaborate with the Nazis to implement massive deportations. The result was the death of 78% of Dutch Jews, the greatest percentage of native Jewish populations in any Western European country. Lindwer graduated from the Netherlands Film Academy in 1971 and is dedicated to producing international documentaries that focus on Dutch and Jewish themes. In “Goodbye Holland” he uncovers the indifference of the Dutch people, their pervasive anti-Semitism, and the refusal of the Dutch government to make amends to those who survived the concentration camps and returned home after the war.

 

RTBI is conveniently located off Maywood Avenue near Passaic Street. For more information about RTBI, its programs, or its services, call (201) 845-7550 or go to www.rtbi-online.org.

 

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About RTBI

Reconstructionist Temple Beth Israel (RTBI) is the only Reconstructionist synagogue in Bergen and Rockland counties. It serves members from over twenty communities and is the intimate spiritual home to approximately 60 households. RTBI offers a contemporary look at tradition through its Sabbath and holiday services, engaging adult education courses, religious school, and family-friendly events throughout the year. As a Reconstructionist temple, RTBI is an open and inclusive congregation that welcomes Jews from all walks of life, and embraces diversity. RTBI is located at 34 West Magnolia Avenue in Maywood. For more information about the temple or Reconstructionist Judaism, please call 201-845-7550, or go to www.rtbi-online.org. RTBI is affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation (www.jrf.org).

 

BLOOMING HEARTS TREASURE SHOP HELPS AUTHORS’ NEW BOOK TAKE BLOOM

Owner of Westwood Boutique Joins Forces with Principals of Being Well Within to Host Book Signing and Reception at the Shop

 

WESTWOOD, N.J., January 2, 2012 – Loren Gelberg-Goff, LCSW (left in photo) and Carmel-Ann Mania, DC, founders and partners in Being Well Within, a wellness and personal development practice based in River Edge, recently held a book launch party and book signing of their first published work at Blooming Hearts Treasure Shop in Westwood. Blooming Hearts owner Holly Young, also of River Edge, extended the invitation to the authors to hold their reception at her shop to support her fellow women business owners, and they accepted to help Young draw traffic to the boutique during the holiday shopping period. All three women are active members of the Bergen chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners, which encourages networking and cross-promotion opportunities among its members.


Gelberg-Goff, a psychotherapist, and Mania, a holistic chiropractor, signed copies of their book, “Being Well Within: From Distressed to De-Stressed” and gave a short presentation on breathing exercises to reduce stress to attendees, who practiced the relaxation breathing and shopped for unique holiday gifts in the boutique that “celebrates all things hearts and flowers.” Being Well Within offers programs on anger management, forgiveness, stress relief and more to groups, corporations, and individuals through workshops, webinars, and teleclasses. The women hope the book signing will be the first of many programs Being Well Within will present with the colorful displays of Blooming Hearts as the backdrop.

 

BALAM Dance Theatre to Perform Balinese Dance at Leonia Public Library on January 21

 

       BALAM Dance Theatre (BALAM), a nonprofit, professional dance theatre company, launches its 2012 season with a new educational program of Balinese dance and culture at the Leonia Public Library, located at 227 Fort Lee Road in Leonia, New Jersey, on Saturday, January 21 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. The event is FREE and open to the public.  In the event of inclement weather, a snow date is scheduled for January 28.  For further information, contact the Leonia Public Library at (201) 592-5770.

             BALAM, a New York City-based company, offers a new vision of contemporary dance by fusing ballet, modern and diverse cultural dance styles with Balinese theatre.  The company’s new program at the Leonia Public Library features Nani Devi, BALAM Resident Balinese Guest Artist, and Carlos Fittante, Artistic Director, presenting a live dance performance of traditional Balinese choreographies.

            The company plans to entertain the New Jersey audience with three quintessential Balinese dances:  “Pendet” (welcome dance), “Baris” (warrior dance), and “Oleg Tambulilingan” (love dance of the bumblebees).  Performers will dance in vibrantly colored, golden scrolled costumes to recordings of scintillating gamelan music by the world renowned Sanggar Semara Ratih of Ubud, Bali. 

            An educational video created by BALAM’s founding director, Islene Pinder, will present exclusive footage of Balinese daily life, providing a cultural context for the dances seen in the performance.  The program will end with a Balinese dance lesson for the audience complete with colorful sarongs provided by BALAM.

Artists

            Carlos Fittante specializes in Balinese and Baroque dance styles and performs as a guest artist in Baroque opera throughout the world.  He is a graduate of the School of American Ballet and has performed extensively with many ballet companies.  A certified yoga teacher, he also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Empire State College and currently teaches as a guest lecturer at Queens College in New York. 

 

            Nani Devi, BALAM Resident Balinese Guest Artist, was born in Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia.  Ms. Devi began dancing at an early age and quickly distinguished herself with her natural grace and musicality.  She specializes in classical Balinese dance, as well as those from Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Sulawesi and was selected by the Indonesian government to perform as a cultural ambassador around the world.  

 

The BALAM History

            BALAM offers a new vision of contemporary dance that emanates from a cutting-edge fusion of diverse cultural dance styles and movement techniques.  The company’s fusion repertoire presents an opulent dance theatre that blends contemporary choreography, eclectic music, striking masks, imaginative props, and vibrant costumes to create a performance that appeals to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

            In 1979, Islene Pinder, a Lehman College dance educator, founded the company and brought the mesmerizing Balinese dance theatre style to New York audiences.  Under the directorship of Spanish-American choreographer Carlos Fittante, BALAM’s repertoire blends boldly divergent movements genres, including ballet, Spanish, Lester Horton, Baroque, Latin, Hip-Hop, drag, Noh, and karate, as well as Balinese.

            BALAM has been featured at several distinguished festivals and venues, such as First Night New York; Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors; La Mama Experimental Theatre, New York, New York; Jacob's Pillow Dance

Festival, Lee, Massachusetts, and many others.   The company has also appeared internationally at the Bali Arts Festival in Denpasar, Bali and the 2nd Encuentro Internacíonal de Danza Contemporánea in Cancún, Mexico.

            The company’s work has received critical recognition from the New York Times and Village Voice.  The Governor and people of Bali and the Indonesian Consulate of New York have highly commended its performances.

            For further information, call 646-361-9183 or visit BALAM Dance Theatre on the web at www.balamdance.org and www.BalamDanceTheatre.BlogSpot.comStay updated about the company's new work, events, activities and announcements on Facebook, www.facebook.com/balamdancetheatre.

 

 

CELEBRATE the HOLIDAYS' GREATEST GIFT AND HOPE

 

                                                   HOLIDAY SERVICES AT TRINITY

               Celebrating THE GREATEST GIFT THAT GIVES HOPE ALWAYS

Saturday, December 24th, 8:00 P.M.: CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT AND CAROLS SERVICE with Christmas songs and readings, children’s message, and youth participation          

Sunday, December 25th, 11:00 A.M.: CHRISTMAS DAY CELEBRATION with children’s talk, Christmas songs and readings, and youth participation

Week of Christmas, Monday, December 26th to Saturday, December 31st- HOLIDAY MOVIE SHOWING of "THE POLAR EXPRESS" and another film for children and young people 

Sunday, January 1st, 11:00 A.M.: NEW YEAR’S DAY CELEBRATION with children’s sermon, youth participation, holiday songs and readings

Sunday, January 8th, 11:00AM:EPIPHANY CELEBRATION of THE THREE KINGS’ or WISE MEN’S COMING with children’s sermon, youth participation, songs and readings      

Every Sunday, 11:00AM: WORSHIP SERVICE for all and spiritual training for children and youth at SUNDAY SCHOOL, followed by FELLOWSHIP AND COFFEE HOUR with refreshments

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:35 P.M.: "PATHLIGHT" spiritual discussion and study and confirmation class with "POWER TOOLS" for young people

3rd week in January, 6:00 PM- MIDWEEK HOLIDAY FELLOWSHIP and meal (please call the church or pastor at 201-943-0088 or 551-486-9694 to let us know if you’re coming to the dinner) with SPIRITUAL DISCUSSION and EPIPHANY BIBLE STUDY at 6:45 PM

Friday, January 27th- Sunday, January 29th: “INTO THE WILD” NEW JERSEY WINTER YOUTH GATHERING at Camp Lebanon, NJ including: 5 meals plus snacks + making friends and fellowship + fun + games + music + workshops + worship + Bible studies led by special speaker and youth leader Pastor Bill Yonker + sleeping in a bunk + great memories

 

CELEBRATE the HOLIDAYS' GREATEST GIFT AND HOPE

HOLIDAY SERVICES AT TRINITY

Celebrating THE GREATEST GIFT

Saturday, December 24th, 8:00 P.M.: CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT and CAROLS SERVICEwith Christmas readings, children’s message, and youth participation        

Sunday, December 25th, 11:00 A.M.: CHRISTMAS DAY Celebration with children’s talk, Christmas songs and readings, and youth participation

During week of Christmas, Monday, December 26th to Saturday, Dec.31st- HOLIDAY MOVIE SHOWING OF "THE POLAR EXPRESS" and another film for young people and children

Sunday, January 1st, 11:00 A.M.: NEW YEAR’S DAY Celebration with children’s sermon, holiday songs and readings, and youth participation

Sunday, January 8th, 11:00AM: EPIPHANY CELEBRATION of THE THREE KINGS’ or WISE MEN'S COMING with children’s sermon, youth participation, songs and readings     

Every Sunday, 11:00AM: WORSHIP SERVICE for all + spiritual training for children and youth at SUNDAY SCHOOL, followed by COFFEE and FELLOWSHIP HOUR with refresh-ments

3rd week in January, 6:00 PM- MIDWEEK HOLIDAY FELLOW-SHIP and meal (please call the church or pastor at 201-943-0088 or 551-486-9694 to let us know if you’re coming) with spiritual discussion and EPIPHANY BIBLE STUDY at 6:45 PM

 

Friday, January 27th- Sunday, January 29th: “INTO THE WILD” New Jersey WINTER YOUTH GATHERING at Camp Lebanon, NJ including 5 meals + snacks + making friends + fun + games + music + wor-ship + Bible study with youth leader Pastor Bill Yonker + workshops + sleeping in bunks + great memories

 

THE GREATEST GIFT

Where can you find real satisfaction, gifts of lasting value, and rest from the stress of the holiday hustle and bustle and life's daily grind?  You're invited to find these blessings while sharing in THE GREATEST GIFT, which is the subject of the family and children's Christmas program at 11:00 A.M. on this coming Sunday, December 18th at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at 238 Columbia Avenue in Cliffside Park.  Kids are invited to take part in dressing up in costume to act in a Christmas pageant, while singing with their families and all guests and favorite Christmas carols and songs and Afterwards, all are welcome to enjoy a Christmas party downstairs in the church building with entertainment in which the young people and children are invited to perform in playing music on instruments, singing, acting, reciting, or  

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