The Lions and Dragons Dance

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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.

Where:  PS 230 auditorium, 1 Albemarle Street

When:  Friday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m.

Hajitek Majitek

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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.

Where:  PS 230 multimedia room, 425 McDonald Avenue

When:  Saturday, January 12 at 11:00 a.m.

The Rabbit in the Moon

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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!

Where:  PS 230 auditorium, 1 Albemarle Road

When:  Friday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m.

De Caribbean Potporri

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!

$2.00 admission

WHERE: PS 230 multimedia room, located at 425 McDonald Avenue.                       nearest subway – F train (Church Avenue exit)

WHEN:  October 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Peddlers

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)

WHEN: September 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Native American Song and Dance

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)

WHEN: March 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

The Selfish Giant

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)

NIGHT LIGHTS: a Festival of Light and Shadows

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.

Doors open at 6:30 for crafts and refreshments.

WHERE: PS 230 auditorium, 1 Albemarle Road, nearest subway – F train (Church Avenue)
WHEN: Friday, December 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Buddhu Bhutum

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.

$2.00 admission

WHERE: PS 230 auditorium, located at 1 Albemarle Street at McDonald Avenue.  Brooklyn.
nearest subway – F train (Church Avenue exit)

WHEN: November 19, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

La Llorona

La Familia in LA LLORONA, a Day of the Dead Celebration

Experience the traditions of El Dia de Los Muertos! Build an ofrenda, with gifts for your loved ones. Hear the legend of La Llorona in a puppet show for all ages. Rejoice in the music! Dance in a procession of giant puppets.

Doors open at 6:15 for crafts and refreshments.

All tickets: $2.00

WHERE: PS 230 auditorium, located at 1 Albemarle Street at McDonald Avenue. Brooklyn. nearest subway – F train (Church Avenue exit)

WHEN: Friday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Baba Yaga and the Kind Little Girl

Baba Yaga and the Kind Little Girl: a cautionary tale of cruelty and kindness

The Russian tale of Vassilissa, a humble girl and Baba Yaga, the old witch comes alive in this storytelling performance by Jill Reinier.  Accompanied by live balalaika music, Vassilissa and her friends – a wise mouse, a courageous cat, and the children in the audience, outsmart the witch and discover the power of friendship.  Doors open at 1:30 for games, crafts and refreshments.

 $ 5.00 admission
WHERE:  PS 230 annex, located at 425 McDonald Avenue just north of Church Avenue.  nearest subway – F train (Church Avenue exit)

WHEN: Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 p.m.