Juha and His Donkey

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Goha and His Donkey, illustrated by the Al-Fattoh family of tentmakers

The Singing Winds presents “Juha and His Donkey – Stories, Music and Dance from the Middle East” featuring storytelling in Arabic and English.

Join us this Saturday, and hear traditional tales from the Middle East and an original Arabic translation of a contemporary story – “How Leo Learned to be King,” by Marcus Pfister.   Calligraphy and mosaic projects.   Enjoy traditional and contemporary Arabic music, and join the dance!

Please note that we will be dancing in separate groups for boys and girls.

Free Admission

Doors open at 2:00 p.m. for food, crafts and activities.

WHERE: PS 230 multimedia room, 425 McDonald Avenue, nearest subway – F train (Church Avenue)
WHEN: Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

The Lions and Dragons Dance

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The Singing Winds presents “The Lions and Dragons Dance with the Monkey King – a children’s celebration of the Lunar New Year” featuring special guests from the Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute.

2017 is the Year of the Rooster!  Come celebrate the Lunar New Year with Lion Dance, Fan Dance, Ribbon Dance, music, and stories from China.  With a special presentation by the Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute, “The Lions and Dragons Dance” will introduce you to some of the legends and traditional customs associated with this ancient celebration.

Recommended for all ages!  Wear Red!

Free Admission

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for food, crafts and activities.

Where:  PS 230 auditorium, 1 Albemarle Street

When:  Friday, February 3 at 7:00 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

Buddhu Bhutum: a Bengali Fairy Tale

Buddhu Bhutum: a Bengali Fairy Tale 

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)

WHEN: April 20, 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.

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.