NY, NY International Village
The Lights will be shimmering in Brantford as The Brantford Kinsmen since 1985 in conjunction with the Brantford International Villages Festival proudly present...
The th New York, New York Village
Featuring an eclectic cast of local talent; as we bring their talent to the stage
for your viewing pleasure.
Starring: For the Love of Dance! Brantford's own "Karima Helou" and the Ancient Moves Dance Company
Wednesday July 5, , 5:00p - 10:30p
Thursday July 6, , 5:00p - 10:30p
Friday July 7, , 5:00p - 1:00a
Saturday July 8, , 5:00p - 1:00a
Wednesday - Saturday: A 40 minute show, Every hour on the Hour.
Chairperson: Norm Philpott
Co-Chairperson: Mario Fera
Village Mayor: Joshua Wall
Ambassador: Victoria Philpott
During the steamship era, most Immigrants gained entrance to North America mainly through Staten Island located at New York
City before going to their final destinations in Canada and the United States of America. New York City was chosen as it
also represents a unique diversification of talent with on and off Broadway shows in "the city that never sleeps!"
We are proud to participate in this diversified multicultural festival promoting understanding between all nationalities within our community and our country, Canada.
The Kinsmen Club of Brantford, Incorporated. Serving Brant-Brantford and area since 1941. For membership enquiries phone 519-754-0169. International Villages Member since 1985, thats years with our theme Village New York, New York.
Bellview Community Centre, 55 Tom Street Rentals for birthday and Christmas parties, bridal and baby showers, christenings, baptisms, weddings and receptions Phone 519-754-0169.
ANCIENT MOVES DANCE COMPANY AND STUDIOS:
Our goal is to provide quality showmanship and skill to reflect many different images within Middle Eastern Dance (also known as Belly Dancing) and, at times, other fused styles and/or "movement" influences around the globe. Just as there are many different regions within the Middle East, so too are the dances regional with rich cultural tapestry. We call this the dance of the people and strive to present it respectfully.
Our specialty at Ancient Moves Studio is Middle Eastern Dance, although we also offer charismatic sessions in Bollywood, ATS, Zumba and Pilates. We believe it is essential to inspire people to get moving through our art forms as movement helps us to reconnect with ourselves. Belly dance in particular is known as one of the most natural forms of movement and is therefore highly therapeutic for positive mind, body and energy.
All forms of dance can be done as a highly skilled performing art. On a simplified fitness level, dance is one most healthy things we can do to increase fluidity in our movements, eliminate stress and get a great workout.
KARIMA HELOU is the owner/director of Ancient Moves Dance Company and Studios, Brantford. Performing today are:
Ancient Moves Dance Company (Karima, Johara, Leyla, Badia) and Formation (Rafika, Afifeh, Hala, Khyme).
Almond Tribe developed by Valizan (Corina, Karima, Kat and Tribe Friends).
Bollywood and Fusion developed by Faith Saraiva (and students)
Country-Line Dance Fusion: Carol Graham
Zumba: Beccy and Friends
With this being years, Karima Helou and the Ancient Moves Dance Company are again very pleased to present the following performances for the Brantford International Villages Festival, New York , New York.
NEW YORK CITY SHIMMY
Destination promise land: With two magical Genie's to keep their "eyes" on them, a Dancer's Caravan sets out to travel the globe and study dance from other cultures. The caravan delights in discovering many Eastern influences (Arabia, India, Latin, French and the Orient) to ultimately land in the Americas, finding many of those dances have modern-day fused styles (Country Line Dance, ATS, Belly Fusion, Veil Dance and more). This off-broadway show shares pieces of their wonderful journey of discovery. Program Written and Directed by Karima Helou
BRANTFORD INTERNATIONAL VILLAGE FESTIVAL
(6:30): Coming to America
NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Liza Minelli AMDCo.,
ANCIENT FEMININE (Isis): Aguila AMDCo.
THE WEDDING DAY ARRIVAL: Sukhwinder Singh & Alka Yagnik Faith
COLOURS OF THE WORLD (Olympic Veil): Mario Kirilis AMDCo.
WE'VE COME TO BE DANCED (Hadouni): George Abdo
Ishra and Invoketress (Thursday and Friday)
OLD WORLD MOROCCAN TRAY DANCE: Mercan Dede Karimah Helou
ABLAZE: Hanuman by Rodrigo y Gabriela Ishra (Thursday and Friday)
MIGRATION FROM WAR: Bob Holroyd with Happy Rhodes Valizan (Thursday and Saturday)
SAIIDI/SAMBA (Arab/Latin): Drumspyder AMDCo.
(7:30): I Danced on Broadway
WELCOME TO NY: Taylor Swift
STAGE, LIGHTS, IMAGINATION: Fiona Apple Karimah Helou
SHALL WE DANCE?: Gotan Project Cherine
PHANTOM of the OPERA: Chandelier AMDCo.
BOMBAY DREAMS ON BROADWAY: A.R. Rahman Faith
WONDER WOMAN AND FRIENDS ENACTMENT AMDCo.
(8:30): Spin City
WELCOME TO NY: Taylor Swift
LOVING YOU: Shiraz Karimah Helou
POP BELLY DANCE: Raghel Alama & Abdessalem Khyme
COME AND GET IT: Selena Gomez Faith
UPTOWN FUNK: Mark Ronson Cindy (Wednesday)
ALL ABOUT THE BASS: Meghan Trainor Ishra and Invoketress (Thursday)
SAIL: Awolnation Ishra and Invoketress (Friday)
LESS CONVERSATION: Elvis AMDCo.
CHAMMAK CHALLO: Akon & Hamsika Iyer Faith (Wednesday and Friday)
TOUARE: The Laya Project Valizan and Zanja Tribal Collective (Thursday and Saturday)
LIMBO: Daddy Yankee Rakshanda Dancers, London (Friday)
NY NY: Liza Minelli
CAN'T STOP DANCING: Vishal Shekhar & Benny Dayal Faith
OPA! ESHTA! AMDCo.
MOVE: Drumspyder Rakshanda Dancers (Friday)
RAKS ASSAYA: Naked Rhythm Hala (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday)
SWORD DANCE: Phil Thornton & Hossam Ramsay Serena (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday)
LYSISTRATA: Ruh Tum Bi Salama by George Abdo Ishra and Invoketress (Thursday and Friday)
ALWAYS BE GREAT: El Kebeer Kebeer by Amr Mostafa Karimah, Johara, Leyla
We would like the thank all who participated in the show, either on or off the dance floor.
Cindy, Waterloo. Rakshanda Dancers, London ~ email@example.com
Faith Saraiva, Brantford ~ www.faithdance.ca
Ishra and Invoketress (Guelph)~ www.invoketress.com
Valizan and Zanja Tribal Collective (Improvisational Tribe from various cities) ~ www.valizan.com
Ancient Moves Dance Company (AMDCo.) choreographies and show directed by Karimah Helou, Brantford ~ www.karimahelou.com. firstname.lastname@example.org. Performances with Leyla, Johara, Khyme, Hala, Cherine, Serena.
On behalf of everyone at the New York, New York Village, thank you for visiting us. We are always pleased to share with our community! The Kinsmen Club of Brantford, Incorporated ~ www.brantfordkinsmen.ca
And savour the flavour of our New York style Mini Panini's from our Menu to eat in Central Park
Don't forget to have a piece of our New York Style Cheese Cake, it's the best around.
Dunsdon Legion 461
9 Toll Gate Rd
across from Dairy Queen on King George Rd.
Wed. July 5 - Sat. July 8, 2017
Doors Open: 5:00p
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