Photo Flash: Andy Karl, Bianca Marroquin and More Teach at R.Evolucion Latina's DARE TO GO BEYOND Camp
Broadway performers including Tony-award nominee Andy Karl (Jersey Boys, Rocky), Bianca Marroquin (Chicago), Courtney Reed (Aladdin), Vince Oddo, Luis Salgado and Michelle Aravena (Rocky), among others, have participated this week in the 7th Annual "Dare to Go Beyond" Children Performing Arts Camp, hosted by R.Evolucion Latina. Scroll down for photos!
Over 250 campers ages 7-17 and more than 25 volunteer teaching artists are taking part in the week-long educational program sponsored by the Herman Goldman Foundation. Classes include acting, voice, dance, stage combat, body percussion, puppetry, spoken word, yoga and writing, among others.
Additional teaching artists include Antuan Raimone (In The Heights, Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Blanca Camacho (In The Heights), Carlos Gonzalez (Fuerza Bruta), Derric Harris (A Free Man of Color), Dionne Figgins (Memphis, MOTOWN), Elasea Douglas (FELA), Gabrielle Ruiz (In The Heights, Piece of My Heart), Greer Gisy (In The Heights -2nd Nat'l), James Harkness (Beautiful), Jon Rua (In The Heights, Hands on a Hardbody), Jose Restrepo (Peter and the Star Catcher), Kevin Del Aguila (ROCKY), Liz Ramos (The Addams Family), Marcus Paul James (MOTOWN), Michael Midlin (Aladdin), Michelle Aravena, (ROCKY), Okieriete Onaodowan (ROCKY), Rebecca Larkin (Ave Q), Rickey Tripp (In The Heights, MOTOWN), Rosie Lani Fiedelman (In the Heights, The Lion King), Sara Shepard (Beautiful), Stephanie Klemons (If/Then, In The Heights), Valeria Cossu (Mayumana)Valerie Salgado (SMASH), Vasthy Mompoint (ROCKY), Vince Oddo (ROCKY), Voltaire Wade-Green (SMASH), Maria Peyramaure (Big Apple Circus), Dr. Drum & Bomba-Yo, Gabriela Garcia (CHICAGO), and Luis Salgado (In The Heights, ROCKY).
Special guests artists kick off classes each morning with an inspirational talk and Q&A, including Marroquín (Monday), Reed (Tuesday), Karl (Thursday), and Toño Vilchez (ADÚ Proyecto Universal Dance Company; Friday, August 1st).
The 7th Annual "Dare to Go Beyond" Children's Performing Arts Camp runs from Monday, July 28th through tomorrow, Friday, August 1st at Pearl Studios, in Manhattan. The only free tuition Broadway summer camp in New York, it is possible through the generosity of the Herman Goldman Foundation, with additional support by Broadway Cares, Harper Collins, Trader Joe's NYC Grow and Starlight Deli.
The Camp is one of six successful arts-in-education programs run by R.Evolucion Latina, a not-for-profit organization affiliated with Broadway Cares, founded in 2008 by Luis Salgado, Gabriela Garcia (Chicago) and Michael Balderrama (In The Heights, Ghost). For information about seasonal and year-round RL programming, visit www.revolucionlatina.org.
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