STH FALL OPEN HOUSE, IN-PERSON REGISTRATION & SAMPLE MINI-CLASSES Spoke the Hub Re:Creation Center 748 Union Street @ 6th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday September 12, 2015 9:30am - 4:30pm Sunday September 13, 2015 10:00am - 3:30pm
Come see our studios, meet our fabulous faculty, and sample a full array of half-hour mini classes (limited to the first 12 participants to sign up on the day of). Also try out one of our many new course offerings such as :
BROADWAY SONG & DANCE
with Gabby Bruno Sharpen your singing, acting and dancing skills with musical theater and become a triple-threat performer!
YOGA & DANCE CLASSES
with Taylor Donofrio Modern Dance Technique classes for teens and adults plus Creative Dance & Yoga for kids.
HIP HOP & STREET BEATZ
with Michela Deidda/Oscar SiFuentes Bust some new moves to today's greatest music - fun for any age!
HEALTHY BACK CLASS
with Debra Wanner Disappear your “bad back” using the Feldenkrais Method.
BANDWAGON PRODUCTIONS with Elise Long An intergenerational improvisation and performance workshop geared for active, enthusiastic, and uninhibited movers ages 8 and up. Although no previous performing experience is necessary, professional dancers and performers of all stripes and ages are very welcome to join this project.
with Elise Long Total body maintenance workouts for men and women geared specifically for boomer bodies but open to all who love to move and want to have fun while getting in shape ; includes cardio dancing, strength, stretch and deep relaxation work.
DANCE SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS (ages 8-15)
September 14 - 20, 2015
A limited number of full and partial scholarships, based on merit and financial need, are available to students between the ages of 8 and 15 for the academic year. To be considered for a Spoke the Hub dance scholarship, students should fill out an application form available on-line at spokethehub.org or on-site and then attend any of the classes they are interested in taking during the first week of classes Sept. 14 - September 20, space permitting. The teacher and a staff member will discuss the suitability of the student for each class after the class and make recommendations and awards at the end of the week. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before class starts to check in with the staff.
Sign up now to be a Member of the Hub! Membership rates include sibling discounts and other great perks for you and your family AND you will help support your favorite, not-for-profit community dance and arts center all at the same time! >>> Learn more about membership
YOUNG ARTISTS SUMMER ENCORE PERFORMANCES AND FILM-FEST
DIY DANCERS & CHOREOGRAPHERS
Nava Bahrampour , Zola Del Principe, Laila Fieldman, Chaliya Holder, Maduca Kubo, Kai M.McCoy, Isabel McGill, Zoe Mulet, Daniela Shoham
Nava Bahrampour , Ruby Barron, Milo Bucalo-Carrer, Jaya Dhariwal, Diego Flores, Saoirse Gira , Mary Howell, Vincent Jenner, Ava Joshi, Priyanka Oomman, Matthew Racz , Oscar Trujillo, Sofia Velez, Clementine Avery, Dakota Dunn, Javi Harris, Lila Krinsky, Bobbi Meyerson
Spoke the Hub's Space @ Gowanus Arts - 295 Douglass St. - Brooklyn
Friday & Saturday Sept 18 & 19 7:00pm
Advance Online Tickets - $5 Kids & Adults | Tickets At the Door - $10 Adults / $5 Kids
CALLING ALL SING, DANCE & MAKE BELIEVERS OF THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE!
Photo Credit: Erik Almeida
Doll yourselves up in your favorite dancing duds and come celebrate Miss Sarah’s 10th year SDMB anniversary at our SDMB Alumni Tea Party! The afternoon will feature a tea party with dainty snacks, arts and crafts projects, and an all-ages dance party with a side trip down “Memory Lane” slideshow plus special alumni performances including a performance by Sarabesque!
Have something you might want to perform at the party as part of our first SDMB Alumni Talent Show? Let us know what you are up for sharing. Please also send us photos of your tiny dancer selves for our “Memory Lane” slideshow.
MISS SARAH’S SING, DANCE & MAKE BELIEVE TEA PARTY
Sunday, September 20, 2015 2-4pm Spoke the Hub's Space @ Gowanus Arts - 295 Douglass St. - Brooklyn Suggested Donation: $20 per family
All proceeds will benefit STH's new PreK Scholarship Fund. Give to underserved little ones, who may not otherwise be able to afford early childhood creative movement classes, the gift of dancing at STH this year!
Featuring winning works and artist’s selected from STH’s annual Winter Showcase:
Kalamandir Dance Company
Date/Time: Friday and Saturday September 25 & 26 , 2015 at 7:30pm Venue: Spoke the Hub's Space @ Gowanus Arts Advance Tickets - $15 Adults / $5 Students & Seniors | $20 / $10 at door
Note: There will be a brief intermission at about 8:30pm where we will seat new audience members, (space permitting) coming to see Lee Sach’s 70 minute one man show only: the second half of the program will start at 8:45pm.
CALLING ALL VISUAL ARTISTS:
APPLY NOW FOR SOLO “WOW” EXHIBITS
Monoprint by Gail Flanery
Apply now for 2015-16 “Works on the Wall” Solo Exhibit opportunities at the STH Re:Creation Center. To apply, artists should send a resume, a hardcopy “portfolio” of current work or website address, and an SASE for return of materials to: Spoke the Hub Re:Creation Center, 748 Union Street, Brooklyn 11215.
The Design-Development phase of STH’s GADP is now complete and we are currently finishing final interviews with prospective General Contractors to take this project on with the goal of pulling permits in September and beginning the major construction work in October. Thank you all for your input, support, patience and advice!
ATTENTION: ALL MINORITY & WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES in all the trades
If you are a M/WBE sub-contractor, licensed and registered with the City of New York, we very much want to talk to you about working on our project! Please forward letters of interest, your expertise, recent contracts, and client references to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHORT TERM WORK SPACES AVAILABLE at GOWANUS ARTS
As we prepare for the Gowanus’ makeover which will happen in two stages in the coming year, there are several workspaces of various sizes which will become available in our building on a month-to-month basis starting September 1st. There are two ground floor spaces available at least through December 2015, possibly longer, plus dance, art, and office space on the 3rd floor available at least through beginning or mid October. ($2.50 a square foot, one month security, utilities included.) For further information and to see these short-term work space possibilities, please contact Lori at: email@example.com
Our construction loan will only go so far and will not be nearly enough to cover all the improvements we envision for our “new” arts center. Thus, we will need everyone’s help to build an even better community facility for the Gowanus which welcomes, supports, and inspires artists of all genres, local residents, and visitors of all ages and abilities, from the greater metropolitan area, across the country and around the globe. Here's how you can help:
Have your name etched on a metal “name tag” to be installed on one of the steps of our new “Stairway to Heaven”. This stairwell will safely take guests from the new theater’s green room in the basement all the way up to the new “Gowanus Sky Farm” on the roof.
Name That Tile: $150
Have your name glazed on a ceramic tile created by Claire Weissberg of Claireware Pottery and imbedded in one of the many mosaics that are bound to re-emerge somewhere in the “new” Gowanus.
Special Name Tiles: $1000
Have your name prominently displayed in the new “Angel Wall” mosaic to be created by Elise Long and friends in honor of the most generous STH "angels" who have made our work possible for the last 36 years.
Name That Seat: $400
Have your name etched on a metal “name tag” to be affixed to one of the new cushy theater seats we hope to install in our ADA compliant theater/event space. Enjoy future performances at the Gowanus in comfort - no more hard, metal folding chairs!
We are seeking very creative and resourceful carpenter, artists, sculptors, craftspeople, welders who love working with found or existing objects and giving them a new context and utility. We are particularly seeking artisans and craftspeople who work in glass, metal, wood, stone and concrete who would be interested in working with us to create original stain glass windows, bike racks, lighting fixtures, roof railings, benches, counters and other furniture and who might be interested in using our arts center as an ongoing “living” showcase for their work. Please send letters of interest and website links to: firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the goals in the Gowanus renovation is to recycle and re-use as most of the materials that currently are part of our existing building. This will include upcycling the original wooden stairs, some of the beautiful oak columns which need to be re-moved, the current hallway mosaic, and bricks from the walls where new windows will be punched in among other materials.
NEW GALLERY & ARTISTS COLLECTIVE PLANNING MEETING
Current plans for the new ADA compliant Gowanus ground floor include two new gallery spaces - one for exhibits in a more traditional gallery setting, and another area for presenting less traditional work that will include installations, hanging work, time sensitive work, mixed media and interactive performance work.
In addition, we will be forming a new “Artists’ Collective” which will guarantee members a regular gallery showing each season and other perks throughout - details to be fleshed out in the coming months with your input.
If you are a professional visual artist interested in becoming a member of the new collective and would like to have some input into its structure at this formative stage, please contact: email@example.com and request to be put on our ARTISTS GALLERY & COLLECTIVE PLANNING MEETING email list.
THE GOWANUS SKY FARM PLANNING MEETING
Thanks to Gwen Schantz at Brooklyn Grange and the DEP, Spoke the Hub will be creating a mini “farm” on the roof of our soon to be renovated Gowanus Arts center. We hope to use the farm to host some of our special cultural events and educational programs; to teach sustainable living practices and a permaculture philosophy; to offer healthy cooking and nutrition classes; to provide a green “oasis” for our students, parents and artists to relax in; and to grow fresh produce to use in our own catered events. To sustain the farm, we will also need “farmers” and garden members to be our on-site stewards. If you are interested in becoming a member of this farm, and helping us “shape” the farm protocol and administrative structure, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be put on our GOWANUS SKY FARM PLANNING MEETING email list.