Anika Larsen, Michael Mindlin, Courtney Reed & More Set for DARE TO GO BEYOND Camp
Over a dozen noted Broadway performers including Tony Award-nominee Anika Larsen (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Michael Mindlin (Aladdin), Courtney Reed (Aladdin), Jon Rua (In The Heights, Hands on a Hard Body), Rickey Tripp (Motown), Vince Oddo (Rocky), Luis Salgado (Rocky) and Gabriela Garcia (Chicago), among others, will donate their time and knowledge as teaching artists at the 7(th) Annual Dare to Go Beyond (D2GB) Children's Performing Arts Camp, hosted by R.Evolucion Latina (RL).
Over 250 children of all cultural backgrounds will take part in the week-long educational program that will run from July 28(th) through August 1(st), at Pearl Studios in Manhattan. It is the only free and bilingual Broadway summer camp in New York.
The 2014 Camp will also highlight Broadway's legacy in inspiring people across the world through music and themes that foster empowerment, community and positive change.
Founded in 2008, the D2GB Children's Performing Arts Camp provides free-of-charge training in dance, voice, acting and other performance disciplines to children ages 7 to 17 from multiple schools and community organizations. This program is possible through the generosity of the Herman Goldman Foundation, with additional support by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Harper Collins, Trader Joe's, NYC Grow and Starlight Deli.
Teaching artists in 2014 include Anika Larsen (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Rosie Fiedelman (In The Heights, Lion King), Dionne Figgins (Motown, Memphis), Charles Harkness (Beautiful), Stephanie Klemons (If/Then), Michael Mindlin (Aladdin), Courtney Reed (Aladdin), Jon Rua (In The Heights, Hands on a Hard Body), Salgado (Rocky, In The Heights, Women on the Verge) and Garcia (Chicago), among others.
R.Evolucion Latina (RL) is an organization that empowers the artistic community, and inspires growth within the Latino community through educational support programs, productions and partnerships. For information about RL's programming, visit www.revolucionlatina.org.
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