Alfredo’s Beach Club
Date and Time:
June 24, 2017 at
MFA Graduate in Dance of the University of Maryland, performer, choreographer and dance teacher. Her focus is in the interaction between dance and technology, and also the relationship between classical, contemporary and folk dance styles. Vannia has danced with Ballet Municipal de Lima, DC’s Teatro de Danza Contemporanea, Nejla Yatkin’s NY2Dance and the Maryland Dance Ensemble. She has received awards in Argentina, Cuba and the US, and the NDEO Excellence in Education Award (National Dance Education Organization) in 2009. She is the Director of V.I.D.A – Vannia Ibarguen Dance Arts, creating artistic and pedagogical events and organizing festivals in South America; and Artistic Director of Global Water Dances, biannual event that takes place in more than 80 cities around the world to raise awareness about water issues through dance and movement.
History of Site and Related Water Issues:
Section I. RITUAL is an opening ceremony specific with drums and chants, opening the space for the performance.
Section II. LOCAL DANCE is a dance concert addressing local water issues and recovery efforts, made by local artists. Confirmed Artists: H2O Dance Company, and VIDA danza.
Section III. GLOBAL DANCE presents choreography done simultaneously by all GWD performers worldwide to the same piece of music, connecting participants and audience globally. Participants in Long Beach will include individuals and families from local schools/universities and senior citizens. Previously to the event, there will be open sessions throughout the city by partner organizations and dance schools to learn and rehearse the sequence. The sequence will be performed by community participants and by the local artists who danced in the Local Dance.
Section IV. PARTICIPATORY DANCE invites audiences to travel back down to the ocean at the conclusion for a movement sequence facilitated by Vannia Ibarguen. It will flow into a family-friendly dance party.
Directions to the Site of Performance:
1 Granada Ave, Long Beach, CA 90803
Email for more information:
How can I get involved?
We are still looking for dancers, dance enthusiasts from the community, and volunteers (video, photo, marketing)!
Other resources and links:
- Alfredo’s Beach Club http://alfredosbeachclub.com
- Long Beach Surfrider Network http://www.lbsurfrider.org
- Arts Council of Long Beach http://www.artslb.org