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LATINO DANCE SUMMIT

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
August 9–11, 2013

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Elsa Gracian from the Mid-Hudson Mexican Folkloric Group performs Mexican polka steps
Elsa Gracian from the Mid-Hudson Mexican Folkloric Group performs Mexican polka steps. Photo by Ellen McHale.
The New York Folklore Society, in collaboration with Centro Civico of Amsterdam, Go Art!, (Genesee Orleans Regional Arts Council) and Long Island Traditions, presented

LATINO DANCE SUMMIT
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
August 9-11, 2013


The New York Folklore Society, in collaboration with Centro Civico of Amsterdam, Go Art!, (Genesee Orleans Regional Arts Council) and Long Island Tradition, was pleased to invite group leaders and their dancers to attend the first ever New York State Latino Dance Summit. The two-day workshop was a gathering of teen dancers and their leaders to share Latino dance, learn from experts in the field of Latino Dance as well as each other, and to participate in workshops specifically developed on topics such as motivating and retaining dancers and interpreting and presenting dance.

LATINO DANCE SUMMIT CONCERTA dance performance of all of the groups took place on Saturday, August 10th and was available to the general public:
August 10, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Bernhard Theater
Skidmore College Campus
Saratoga Springs, NY

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We were pleased to partner with Skidmore as they are an institution which has a strong undergraduate dance program. Lodging and meals were provided free of charge at Skidmore College, through support from the National Endowment for the Arts. A small travel subsidy of $100.00 was provided to each group to assist with travel.

For information, please contact Lisa Overholser of the New York Folklore Society, lisa@nyfolklore.org.



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AGENDA


Friday

5:00 p.m.Arrival and Registration

6:45 p.m.PANEL I: RECRUITING & RETAINING YOUTH — Workshop for Group Leaders and Youth. Led by Los Pleneros de la 21 from NYC, and guests

8:00 p.m.DRUM & DANCE PARTY for youth dance group participants, with Ghanaian drummer, Zorkie Nelson


Saturday
10:00 a.m.Panel II: INTERPRETATION & PRESENTATION — Workshop for Group Leaders and Youth. At this workshop, our four workshop leaders (Glenn McClure, Ladan Alomar, Karen Canning and Nancy Solomon) will each address different aspects of presenting traditional dances in varying formats, an important skill that empowers dance troupes to present programs that are targeted and effective.

11:00 a.m.BREAK-OUT WORKSHOP SESSIONS

11:45 a.m.PRESENTATIONS, with commentary and feedback by panelists

12:30 p.m.FOLLOW-UP LARGE GROUP DISCUSSION

2:00 p.m.EXCHANGE and “SHOW-AND-TELL” WITH NYSSSA STUDENTS. This is a unique and informal opportunity for our students to meet and exchange dances and techniques in an hour-long “show-and-tell.” Enrolled students in the New York Summer School for the Arts’ Dance Program, led by Carolyn Adams, will meet with our students to present brief excerpts of some of their dances.

3:00 p.m.FREE TIME / REHEARSE for Evening Performance.

7:30 p.m.PUBLIC PERFORMANCE (BERNHARD THEATER, SKIDMORE COLLEGE CAMPUS). ***OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! $10 adults, $5 for youth under age 18. Each of our youth dance troupes will perform 1-2 dance pieces, with guest musical interludes by Grupo Taineri.


Sunday
10:00 a.m.PANEL III: DEVELOPMENT & SUPPORT — WORKSHOP FOR GROUP LEADERS. The featured panelists (Ellen Bar, Director of Special Media Projects for the New York City Ballet, and Anna Mulé, folklorist and director of Social Media at Wagner College) will discuss web and social media marketing development for Latino youth dance groups.

10:00 a.m.SKIDMORE COLLEGE CAMPUS TOUR — YOUTH PARTICIPANTS

11:30 a.m.WRAP-UP DISCUSSION and Farewell for all participants!

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