The Singing Winds presents “The Lions and Dragons Dance” featuring the PS 230 Lion Dancers and Puppeteers.
2013 is the Year of the Snake! Come celebrate the Lunar New Year with shadow puppets, Lion Dancing, and stories from China. Narrated by fourth grade students at PS 230, this special evening of folktales and martial arts will introduce you to legends and traditional customs associated with this ancient celebration.
Recommended for all ages!
$ 2.00 suggested donation
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for crafts and activities.
The Singing Winds presents “Hajitek Majitek” featuring Hafida Torres, Jill Reinier and Gnawa Maalem Said Damir.
Come hear the stories and music of Marrakesh! Hear the tale of Haina and her brother, who transformed into animals and back again. Find out what happened to the four little goats when the wolf learned to speak in their mother’s voice. Revel in the sounds of Gnawa music filled with percussive energy and the sweet melodies of the hajhuj.
Recommended for all ages, this program features traditional costumes, music, folklore, and crafts. Stories will be told in Arabic with English translation.
$ 2:00 suggested donation
Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for crafts and activities.
The Singing Winds presents “The Rabbit in the Moon and other Aztec legends,” written and directed by Cynthia Fortozo.
When people in ancient Mexico looked up at a full moon, they saw the outline of a rabbit in the gray patterns of its face. When they looked at the mountains surrounding their biggest city, they saw silhouettes of people forever frozen in time.
Come hear the stories of how these things came to be, in a giant puppet pageant featuring dancers from the Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl and the PS 230 puppeteers!
$ 2:00 suggested donation
Doors open at 6:15 for crafts activities and refreshments!
Singing Winds presents De Caribbean Potporri, with Euston James, storyteller
A little bit scary and a lot of fun! Come celebrate this Halloween season in the spirit of the Islands. Hear the stories of La Diablesse and Les Douens, spirits who walk in the Caribbean night. Enjoy the music and dance of Trinidad and Tobago. Create a diya out of clay to light up your nights and keep darkness away.
Wear a costume if you like! Face-painting before the show!
WHERE: PS 230 multimedia room, located at 425 McDonald Avenue. nearest subway – F train (Church Avenue exit)
The Singing Winds: Storytelling from Around the World presents the international folk ensemble Holubka in “КОРОБЕЙНИКИ” (“Peddlers”), an evening of song, dance and folk customs from Russia and the Ukraine. When the peddler visits their village, the girls dream of their wedding. Share their joy as they celebrate Ivana Kupala with dance, music, traditional customs and the shared hope of a happy, bountiful future.
$ 2.00 admission
Doors open at 6:15 for pre-show crafts, games and refreshments.
WHERE: PS 230 auditorium, located at 1 Albemarle Street at McDonald Avenue. nearest subway – F train (Church Avenue exit)
We are proud to announce that the Singing Winds at PS 230 – Storytelling and Literacy Project has received a State Farm Good Neighbor Student Achievement Grant. 5th grade teacher Robyn Waters will be conducting an oral history project with her students to investigate the expectations and experience of public education in a multilingual immigrant community. Students will seek out stories about school in other places and other times, and create a video documentary reflecting their investigation. Along with the video, students will create a presentation, “Preparing to Learn,” to promote storytelling and reading aloud with preschool children as an important practice to develop readiness for school.
We are proud to announce that the Citizens Committee for New York has awarded us a 2012 New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods grant, made possible with funds from Astoria Federal Savings. Thank you! We are so grateful for the support that has been offered to our project.
Performed by the young dancers of the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA), Bhuddhu Bhutum transports us to the enchanted land of Bengali fairy tales with colorful costumes, and traditional music and dance.
Come watch the adventures of Buddhu and Bhutum, the owl and monkey princes, as they rescue the beautiful princess Shukh Pakhi, trapped in an underwater palace.
In celebration of the Bengali New Year 1419, the performance will also include a Dance of Joy and Festivity, by students from the Bengali Dance Class at PS 230.
$ 2.00 suggested donation
WHERE: PS 230 auditorium, located at 1 Albemarle Road at McDonald Avenue. Brooklyn. nearest subway – F train (Church Avenue exit)
I’ve enjoyed your recent events including your program on March 23, 2012 featuring the Redhawk Native American Dancers. I thought I would take a moment and share with you an event taking place on the Columbia University campus on Sunday, April 15th – The Native Student Council’s 2nd Annual Columbia University Powwow. The event is open and free to the public. Here is the link to the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/401323446548091
Native American Song and Dance with the Redhawk Dance Troupe
Come experience an evening of Native American Stories told through traditional song and dance. See the creation story of Grass Dance, Fancy Dance and the exciting and acrobatic Hoop Dance by Brooklyn own’s world- traveled Redhawk Dancers.
Doors open at 6:15 for crafts, games and refreshments.
$ 2.00 admission
WHERE: PS 230 auditorium, located at 1 Albemarle Street at McDonald Avenue. Brooklyn. nearest subway – F train (Church Avenue exit)
Jill Reinier and Annie Ferdous in The Selfish Giant and other winter tales
Why doesn’t spring come to the garden of the Selfish Giant? Discover, with the children, why winter keeps all things from growing and blooming. And warm your heart with this enchanting fable from Bangladesh, told in both English and Bengali with painted scrolls.
Doors open at 1:30 for crafts activities.
WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Saturday December 10
WHERE: multimedia room in PS 230’s Lower School, 425 McDonald Avenue nearest subway: F train (Church Avenue exit)
Theresa Linnihan, Jill Reinier, Beverly Persad, Sharon Seitz and friends
At this time of year, as the days grow short and the nights grow long, people have gathered for thousands of years to share stories that celebrate the light and dispel the darkness within us. Featuring stories of the birth of the sun, the return of a lost hero, and the great gifts we might receive (if we know how to use them), this play marks the winter solstice and celebrates our common faith that the cold, dark winter will pass and a new spring will come again.
Come light the lights with us and watch the shadows dance away.
Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts’ Buddhu Bhutum: a musical dance drama
Annie Ferdous and the young Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts will transport you to the enchanted land of Bengali fairy tales. Share the adventure of Buddhu and Bhutum, the monkey and owl princes, as they try to save the beautiful princess from her captivity in an underwater palace.
WHERE: PS 230 auditorium, located at 1 Albemarle Street at McDonald Avenue. Brooklyn.