March 2015
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Help Us Build A Stairway to Heaven...

STH’s third GOWANATHON is a multi-faceted, arts “share-a-thon” where adults and kids can immerse themselves in an inspirational weekend of dance, theater, music, arts, crafts, cabarets, writers reading, experimental film and dance parties to help raise money for a new stairwell in the Gowanus Arts building on Douglass Street. But these new stairs come with a hefty price tag of $150,000 so step right up and help us build our new "Stairway to Heaven!" Checkout our DNA info article for the latest news on the larger Gowanus Arts Development Project which the new stairway will be the first part of.

Advanced Online Sales:
Full Weekend Pass $150 Adults / $75 Kids & Seniors 62+
Full Day Pass: $100 Adults / $50 Kids & Seniors 62+
Showcase Tickets Only: $20 Adults / $10 Kids & Seniors 62+ ($25 at the door)
Friday Night Music & Featured Film: $15
Cash Bar / Concessions

>>> Buy Passes NOW!
GOWANATHON III Weekend Highlights include: 

GOWANUS EXPERIMENTAL FILMFEST KICK-OFF EVENT:

Friday MARCH 27, 2015 

Live Music By Josh Stinton & Friends 7:30pm
Feature Film Screening Begins at 8:00pm

"Your Day is My Night" 
by Lynne Sachs (PG-13)

Immigrant residents of a “shift-bed” apartment in the heart of NYC’s Chinatown share their stories of personal and political upheaval. 

Curated by M. Woods & Mononoaware the festival continues over the weekend in PREVIEWS (PG-13/R) of upcoming April 3 - 5 screenings "Gowanus Underground" & "Brooklyn Zoo" featuring the work of: Bobby Abate, Michelle Chu, Sarah Dahnke, Jimmy Ferguson, Lorenzo Gattorna, Steve Girard, Jason Halprin, Nick Heppding, Bryn Jackson, Josh Lewis, Simon Liu, Michael Robinson, Margaret Rorison, Cassandra Sechler, MM Serra, Jessie Stead, Mark Street and M. Woods.

March 28 - 29 WORKSHOPS Include:

YOGA
B. Shakti
Dalienne Majors
ZUMBA
Laci Chisholm
Be
thina Sayegh Flores
CAPOEIRA
 Ryan Johnson
TAKE BETTER HOME MOVIES
The Video Mom
KARATE 
 Randolph James
 
FIGURE DRAWING 
 William Bourassa, Jr.
HIP HOP
 Oscar SiFuentes
THE DANCE OF ISADORA DUNCAN
Lori Belilove 
Isadora Duncan Dance Co.
GAARBA DANCE & DRUMMING  LAMP MAKING
Aeulishi &
Paulomm Mistry
STORYTELLING TOGETHER 
Alexander Borinsky

March 28 - 29 PERFORMANCES Include:

Saturday MARCH 28 4:00 - 5:00 pm

YOUNG ARTISTS SHOWCASE

Creative Arts Studio 
Moonlit Angels w/ Deanna Swan
Josh Van Biema 
Laurel Project w/ Mei Yin Ng
Feel the Movement w/Oscar SiFuentes
Ruby Dore / Brooklyn Music Factory
Scholastic Young Writers Award Recipients
STH Young Artists Dance / Theater
STH Tap, Ballet & Contemporary 

Saturday MARCH 28 5:30 - 7:00 pm

DOROTHY PARKER
"GRIN & TONIC" SPEAKEASY

An evening featuring the wit and wisdom of local authors inspired by the great Ms. Parker. 
Hosted by Chiwoniso Kaitano.
 
Music by Michael Hill & Guests

"Dorothy Parker Gin" generously provided by the Shanty Distillery.

Saturday MARCH 28th 7:30 - 9:30 pm
GOWANA DanceTheaterMusic SHOWCASE #1

MC Mike Durkin/Freestyle Rep Theatre
Blowout Theatre
Brooklyn Infinity Orchestra 
Burr Johnson
Emie Hughes
Feraba - African Rhythm Tap
There’s No Law/
Irene Siegel 
Jess Grippo 
Josh Stinton
Matt Moran 

Mindy Rebman
Nikki Theroux Group
Sherine Khatoun
Tatiana Keegan
Frederic Havez

Donofrio Dance Company
Tyrone Williams 

Sunday MARCH 29th 3:00 - 5:00 pm
GOWANA DanceTheaterMusic SHOWCASE #2

MC Mike Durkin/Freestyle Rep Theatre
Aeilushi and Paulomm Mistry
Ana Sosa
Brooklyn Infinity Orchestra 
Blowout Theatre
Bridget  Cronin 
Burr Johnson 
There’s No Law/ Irene Siegel 

Kalamandir 
Lori Belilove/
Isadora Duncan Dance Co.
Margaret Iuni 
Michela Deidda
Sarah Pope
The Amazing Klemtones
Todd Henry 
Tyrone Williams 

Sunday  MARCH 29th 5:30 - 7:00 pm

STOOP STORIES

Curated by Marian Fontana & Louise Crawford, come enjoy stories by local writers from around the 'hood.

Music by Slackjaw

Beer generously provided by Threes Brewing
 

CAMP GOWANEE WANTS YOU!

Online registration is now open!

MONDAY - FRIDAY
APRIL 6 - 10, 2015
9:30 am - 5:00 PM
AGES: Ages 8 - 12 years

 
Join us for an inspiring week of healthy and sustainable Art, Eating, Living and Moving with our stellar teachers and “green” advocates. Kids bloom and bud along with the daffodils while learning about growing healthy bodies, minds, art, plants and planets!
>>> Register NOW!

CAMP GOWANEE:

Multi-Arts Summer Program

July 6 - August 28, 2015
NEW! Separate Programs for Pre-K through 9th Graders

Early Bird Discount: 10% off if registerd by April 27th.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
Photo by Mindy Toro
CREATIVE SPARKS: PRE-K & K-1 HALF-DAY PROGRAM
July 6 - August 28, 2015 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
Two Groups: ages 3-4* and ages 5-6 with separate classes for each group

ACTION HEROES (Boys & Girls!): Ages 4-6
August 3 - August 21, 2015 | 3:00-4:30pm

ARTS EXPLORERS: Grades 1-3
July 6 - August 28, 2015 | 9:30am - 5:00pm

BUDDING ARTISTS: Grades 4-6 & EMERGING ARTISTS: Grades 7-9
July 6 - August 28, 2015 | 9:30am - 5:00pm

>>> Register NOW!

August DANCE SPECTACULAR!

(ages 8 and Up)
August 3 - August 28, 2015 | 9:30a Am - 5:00pm

Dance all day, every day during the month of August!  

Two Technique Levels: Beg/Int for serious younger dancers (ages 8-10) and Int/Adv for older, more experienced dancers (ages 10-15).  

>>> Register NOW!

BECOME A MEMBER OF THE HUB!


For as little as $10 a month, you can support your favorite local community arts organization. Receive great benefits including special discount pricing for classes, camps, shows at Gowanus Arts and more!

>>> Learn more about membership
THIS MONTH @SPOKE

PERFORMING & TEACHING ARTISTS WANTED FOR LOCAL PRODUCE PERFORMANCES AND COMMUNITY GARDEN EVENTS

STH is now accepting proposals from Brooklyn-based performance and teaching artists of all genres for outdoor, participatory, family friendly arts workshops and site specific performances to be presented in several of Park Slope’s most luscious community gardens throughout the month of June 2015.

Apply with a one page proposal of what you would like to create/present for:

a) the Garden of Union,
b) Greenspace @ President Street, or
c) Washington Park in front of the Old Stone House on 3rd Street
d) a local green space of your choice.

Please also include a one page bio or resume of professional highlights and, if appropriate, an unedited, representative audio or video sample of your work. 

>>> Apply NOW!

STH RECEIVES D.E.P. FUNDING FOR NEW 6,000sf GREEN ROOF ATOP THE GOWANUS ARTS BUILDING

STH is honored to receive funding from the Department of Environmental Protection to install a multi-level, 6,000sf green roof on top of our Gowanus Arts Building on Douglass Street as part of the “new” Gowanus Arts makeover. Thanks to the grant writing and design work of Brooklyn Grange’s most excellent Gwen Schantz, we hope to have the new “Gowanus Sky Farm” up and growing fresh produce sometime next year. Stay tuned for future shout-outs for volunteers to help lug soil, plant plants, and create our first green urban “oasis” for all to enjoy on top of our already rockin’ community arts center in the gritty Gowanus!

STH YOUNG ARTISTS RECEIVE
PARK SLOPE CIVIC COUNCIL GRANT

Spoke the Hub's "Young Artists Dance/Theater" gratefully received funding from the Park Slope Civic Council to create and "tour" a concert of original new dance and theater works created, performed and produced by STH's most serious young performer/choreographer/directors. 

The concert will be created this coming August as part of STH’s Summer Camp Gowanee “Dance Spectacular!”,  a three week daily dance intensive for 8-15 year olds, directed by Elise Long and with a stellar guest faculty. The summer concert will be performed again and toured to local hospitals, schools, senior centers, and community events in Park Slope in the Fall  - exact locations and dates to be determined by the young artists themselves. 

STH ALL STAR THEATRE COMPANY
TAKES ON MACBETH 

STH’s new Youth Ensemble Theater, under the direction of Freestyle Repertory founders, Mike Durkin, Laura Livingston and Monica Anderson, performed their stark version of Shakespeare's Macbeth last Friday night to a captivated audience.

It was a real treat to see just how talented these young thespians are. The simplicity of the costumes and the minimalist set highlighted the subtleties in content and the work was cleverly enhanced by dramatic lighting and sound effects improvised by the cast. This Shakespearrean classic was brought to life in a fresh and engaging way for the 2015 audience of family and friends by the following group of enthusiastic players:

Clem Avery (1st narrator, Witch)
Samantha Burden (Witch/Gentlewoman)
Jack Hancock (Banquo/Doctor)
Phoebe Hancock (King Duncan/Servant)
Lydia Karno (Macbeth)
Trevor Lane (Thug/Macduff)
Iris Rosenfeld (Witch/Guard/Narrator)
Elise Struthers (Witch/Thug/Malcolm)
France Webster (Lady Macbeth)
Freestyle Rep will also lead two Masterpiece Theatre Performance Workshop Intensives for young actors this summer at CAMP GOWANEE : July 27-31 (Grades 7-9) & August 3-7, 2015 (Grades 4-6). Register NOW!
STAFF AND COMMUNITY NEWS


STH is one of this year’s charities included in the annual Taste of Fifth fundraising and food tasting event! STH receives a percentage of every ticket sold, so come out and feast on some delicious local grub, while supporting Spoke the Hub at the same time - yummy!

BUY TICKETS!

 

Lesley Ware

Recent Camp Gowanee Fashionista Instructor, Lesley Ware, announces the publication of her new book ….
Sew Fab which just hit the stores last week. 

 
The Beauty of Ballet

Free ballet event @ Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts on March 7. See excerpts from classic ballets and learn how talented youngsters train to become professional dancers!
» Find Out More

NEED NYC SPACE FOR YOUR
SUMMER CERTIFICATION INTENSIVES?

Photo by Erik Almeida
STH is seeking individual artists, performance groups, certification programs or continuing education programs to rent our studio spaces in the evenings and weekends during the summer months of July and August. We welcome proposals from local or visiting freelance professionals or organizations - from our Brooklyn ‘hood, across the country, or around the world -  who might need an annual New York City summer retreat, classroom space, rehearsal, performance and or teaching space to run your workshops, certification programs, or other summer adult intensives. (Yes, our spaces are air-conditioned!) Please send inquiries and proposals to spoke@spokethehub.org  and forward to others who might like to explore this summer space partnership now for next summer. » Find Out More

*Discount lodging options will also be available for out-of-towners at several new, local hotels in the area.

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