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2018 N4th Season by Buen Viaje Dance & Equilibrium Theater


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N4th Theater

North Fourth Art Center presents

The Ability Project
by Buen Viaje Dance Co. & Equilibrium Theater Co.

April 20-28, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm

Full evening production of dance interwoven with found text monologues and poems

Admission: $5-$10 sliding scale

Reservations & Info: 505-345-2872

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New Mexico Young Actors present

From Hair to Eternity

by Tommy Jamerson
Directed by Paul Bower

May 5, 2018
Saturday at 6pm and 7:30pm

Play based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Repunzel, that will have you hankering for radishes, looking for your barber and laughing the entire time.

Admission: $6; Tickets available online
or at the door
Info: http://www.nmyoungactors.org

West End Productions presents

Da

by Hugh Leonard
directed by Colleen McClure

May 18–June 10, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2pm

If you have to be haunted, you really couldn’t ask for a nicer sort of ghost —New York Times

$22 in advance online; $25 at the door; $18 TLC, Students, SAG & Seniors
Tickets & info: www.westendproductions.org

AMP Concerts Presents

Jarabe Mexicano

June 28, 2018
Thursday at 12:30pm

Performing in Spanish and English on traditional mariachi instruments, Jarabe’s lively arrangements range from traditional boleros, huapangos, sones, rancheras and cumbias, to revamped rock & roll and reggae.

Free – limited seating
Reservations required

N4th Gallery

Natural Order: N4th Nature Art

On view through April 2018

ARTScrawl Reception
February 2, 5-7pm

Multimedia exhibition of artwork by 42 N4th Artists inspired by nature

>>More info

Visual Arts Outreach

All About Art at MossRehab

April 12 – May 30, 2018
Online store open until June 4, 2018


60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Work by N4th Artist Rudy Via selected for annual international, juried exhibition & sale of artwork by artists with disabilities

Info and Artwork Sales: http://www.mossrehab.com/all-about-art

13th Annual Albuquirky Little Houses Silent Auction

May 4, 2018
Friday 5-8pm

Sumner & Dene Gallery
517 Central NW, Albuquerque

Info: OffCenter, 505-247-1172
or Sumner & Dene, 505-842-1400

N4th’s Do It Yourself /Recycled Art class has created five of over 100 Little Houses made by both well-known and emerging artists for the 2018 fundraiser for OffCenter. FREE to attend

Info: offcenterarts.org/little-houses-silent-auction

VSA Today

Ongoing publication and popular class offering
The Newsletter Blog of N4th

Contacting Arts Adventures

The Arts Adventures Program has changed location and is now located at The Mountain Dojo.

For info: www.themountaindojo.com
Or email: stefgraner@gmail.com

N4th Newsletter

January-July 2015 Newsletter

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FEATURING

Top left: Buen Viaje Dance; Top right: Equilibrium Theater; Bottom: Buen Viaje Dance; Photos: Russell Maynor

Top left: Buen Viaje Dance; Top right: Equilibrium Theater; Bottom: Buen Viaje Dance;
Photos: Russell Maynor

2018 N4th Season

THE ABILITY PROJECT


April 20 – 28, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays • 7pm • N4th Theater

Admission: $5-$10 sliding scale
Reservations/Info: 505-345-2872

 

North Fourth Art Center proudly presents the annual N4th Season of original work by resident performing arts companies Equilibrium Theater and Buen Viaje Dance.  For 2018, ETC and BVD have combined talents in The Ability Project, a full evening production of dance interwoven with found text monologues and poems, tied together with a thematic thread that “my abilities speak louder than my disabilities.”

Equilibrium Theater’s 17-member mixed-ability ensemble, lead by Artistic Director Margaret Govoni and Musical Director Allan Esquibel, developed the monologues from transcripts and interviews with members of the developmental disability community.

New works performed by Buen Viaje Dance’s 22-member company were choreographed by Artistic Director Alexandra Leriou and revolve around rising above life’s challenges through support and self-advocacy.

Buen Viaje means Good Journey in Spanish. Since 1984, Buen Viaje Dance Company members have shared a good journey with their audiences by performing original choreography. Founded in 2001, Equilibrium Theater Company is committed to telling their stories with integrity and humor.

Clockwise from top: Buen Viaje Dance Company; Laurie and Michael Naranjo; custom designed rolling mirror stands

Clockwise from top: Buen Viaje Dance Company; Laurie and Michael Naranjo; custom designed rolling mirror stands

A Reflection of Generosity

Delightful Donations
for BVD and ETC


A generous donation from the Michael and Laurie Naranjo Touched by Art Fund at the Santa Fe Community Foundation has made North Fourth Art Center’s resident companies Buen Viaje Dance and Equilibrium Theater very happy performers.

Thanks to extra effort on behalf of donors Michael and Laurie Naranjo, the companies were asked to determine what was needed most to help them prepare for the new N4th Season. For BVD it was materials and labor to make rolling rehearsal mirrors from several donated mirrors, and for ETC it was digital recorders for interviewing people as they develop characters for their new play.

Ordering the recorders was easy enough, but finding someone to work with used polymer mirrors of different sizes was a challenge. Fortunately a talented woodworker named Alan Overmier came to the rescue. Alan had created elegant stands for Michael Naranjo’s sculptures in his retrospective at N4th Gallery back in 2015.

Now it’s 2018, and the N4th Season is in the works with all new performances by BVD and ETC over two weekends of April 20-28. Company members work all year to prepare for the annual season and generous donors like Michael and Laurie Naranjo make all that work all the more enjoyable.

VSA Artists Dooley Penfold and Sarah Wilson show their certificates of achievement for completing Drawing I

VSA Artists Dooley Penfold and Sarah Wilson show their certificates of achievement for completing Drawing I

Taking Drawing I at UNM

UNM-VSA Alliance in Art

In Spring 2016, an advanced art student from VSA named Dooley Penfold joined a class of students taking Drawing 1 at the UNM College of Fine Arts. The following spring, Sarah Wilson, another accomplished VSA Artist, began a Drawing 1 class at UNM.

Dooley and Sarah both completed the 16-week introductory class, achieving their personal goals and strengthening an exciting alliance taking shape between the UNM Art Department and VSA arts of New Mexico.

The UNM-VSA alliance developed over several years and began with teachers connecting their students to the community through visits, practicums, projects and workshops for such diverse areas of study as occupational therapy, education specialties, printmaking and lithography.

To further explore a partnership, a group of UNM administrators and professors from the Art Department and the Department of Art Education met with VSA administrative directors and artist-teachers at North Fourth Art Center. The goal was to enhance the experience of UNM and VSA students studying art through shared learning and engagement.

The Drawing 1 class offered a good fit for scheduling and for students interested in a deeper understanding of what it is to make a drawing. The course covers basic drawing concepts and includes assignments such as still life, landscape and figure drawing. The college course also includes instruction in how to give an oral critique, write a visual analysis of artwork and prepare for midterm and final portfolio reviews.

To highlight the work of Drawing 1 students and an important community connection, VSA /North Fourth Art Center presented “Drawing One Together: UNM-VSA Alliance in Art which was on view in N4th Gallery from March 31 to June 18, 2017.

 


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