Arts Encounters: Dance En Plein Air

There’ll be dancing in the streets – or at least on Library Green – almost every Saturday this summer as the New Rochelle Council on the Arts continues its year-long series of “Arts Encounters” with free dance demonstrations, performances and lessons: “Dance En Plein Air” will feature local dance teachers and companies sharing the joy of movement outdoors at 1 pm on Saturdays at Ruby Dee Park on Library Green.

Dance En Plein Air has been organized by NRCA Arts Encounter committee member Donna Wood Sanders, herself a former Alvin Ailey principle dancer. Sanders started the summer off by teaching excerpts from Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece “Revelations” June 6th, then orchestrating a “flash mob” in the park on June 20th. She has reached out to local dance teachers to put together a smorgasbord of dance styles and presentations that will take place alongside the Grand Market on Library Green, giving participants a chance to sample the delights of different types of movement.

The pop-up dance performances are part of NRCA’s year-long series of “Arts Encounters,” created to celebrate the group’s 40th anniversary by bringing the arts to people as they go about their every day routines. “The idea is to remind everybody how the arts enrich our daily lives with a series of unexpected pop up performances in public spaces all around New Rochelle,” explains NRCA President Theresa Kump Leghorn. For more information about NRCA visit www.newrochellearts.org or follow NRCA on Twitter @NewRochelleArts.

Dance En Plein Air will take place at 1 pm on Saturdays; scheduled performances include:

June 27th: Coleman Teen Dance Company, directed by Christine Coleman

July 4th: No dance performance

July 11th: Coleman Dance School, directed by Jenny and Christine Coleman

July 18th : New Beginnings  Performing Arts Company directed by Kyra Johnson

July 25th ; Dance Connection directed by Linda Andrews

August 1st : Mayte Vicens Dance Theater Latin Dance Blast

August 8th : Rooftop Rhythms Dance School

August 15th: Rooftop Rhythms Dance School

August 22nd: New Beginnings Performing Arts Company directed by Kyra Johnson

August 29th : Coleman School of Dance directed by Jenny and Christine Coleman

Whatever your dance ability don’t miss this opportunity to explore movement en plein air!


Event Location and Ticket Information

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New Rochelle Library Green
Huguenot and Lawton Streets
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015
Times: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: New Rochelle Council on the Arts
Presenter Phone: 914
Presenter Website: www.newrochellearts.org