Friday, July 10, 2009

A Time to Dance or Watch the Dancing

Summer in the Springs presents: "Dance Piazza with DJ Juju"

Marta Mari-Crocker to be featured performer at this week's Dance Piazza with DJ Juju

You and yours are invited to an outdoor international dance party on Saturday, July 11 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the landscaped "piazza" or plaza, at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, Ohio. This event is open and free to all ages. There are plenty of benches and places to sit, watch and listen from, if you wish to just come out - your presence is welcome!

A piazza is defined as, "a public square or marketplace, especially in an Italian town." Although Yellow Springs is neither in Italy nor has a public square, the event creators, Marybeth Wolf and Judith Wolert-Maldonado, wished to recreate the kind of outdoor festivities that can be found throughout piazzas in Italy and plazas in Latin America in the summer months.

From 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm
this week's "Dance Piazza" will feature Yellow Springs-based belly dancer, Marta Mari-Crocker and her former student, Elise Yaskoff. Mari-Crocker will demonstrate various forms of belly dance and will follow with audience participation with the assistance of Yaskoff.

From 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Argentine-American DJ Juju will spin Latin dance tunes, along with other world & American dance music including Afro-beat, Bhangra and Middle Eastern dance.

This event will take place on three more Saturdays in 2009: July 25, August 1 and August 22, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, at 100 Corry Street. From 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on each Saturday, the "Dance Piazza" will feature different street performances throughout the summer, from Middle Eastern dance to live drums to fire dance, swing dance, international folk dance & more, to be followed by DJ Juju's world dance music mixes from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

This event for Summer in the Springs was made possible with help by the Yellow Springs Arts Council and the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce.

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