STAGE TUBE: R.Evolucion Latina's 4th Annual D2GB Performing Arts Camp
R.Evolución Latina's D2GB (Dare to Go Beyond) Children's Performing Arts Camp concludes tomorrow with a very special celebration at El Museo del Barrio. R.Evolución Latina, who has been featured on NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams in a segment called "Making a Difference", is a collective of artists and activists committed to empowering the artistic community in order to inspire growth within the Latino Community through collaboration, productions, and educational support programs. An added focus to this year's camp is health awareness and the importance of physical activity as we address the growing concern of obesity in our Latino children. "Through the arts, we will empower the youth to recognize the importance of leading and maintaining a healthy life" says Camp Coordinator Ali Solomon. This free camp will provide more than 150 underserved children ages 7-17 the chance to experience the arts through classes taught by NYC and international artists from the theatre, music, dance, and Latino communities. "This camp is very inspiring and also fun... It's like a mission that we have to accomplish during this week, I'm just loving everything about it." said Rosa Fermin one of the students.
The 4th annual D2GB Children's Performing Arts Camp is possible thanks to the love and passion of performers, dancers, singers, and talented volunteers who donate their time as believers in this organization and what it has done in 4 short years.This year's teachers include Albert Cataffi (Jerry Mitchell's PeepShow), Andrea Patterson, April Ortiz (In the Heights), Bill Santiago, Christina Black (In the Heights), David Alan Marshall (Sweeney Todd), Derric Harris (A Free Man of Color), Doreen Montalvo (In the Heights), Elasea Douglas (Fela), Gabriela Garcia (Chicago the Musical), Gabrielle Ruiz (In the Heights), Ian Hersey (The Public Theatre), Ioana Alfonso (9 to 5), James Harkness (Chicago the Musical & Aida) Jaime Lozano (Yellow Brick Road), Jared Stein (Hair), Javier Muñoz (In the Heights), Jerome Harmann (Kiss of the Spiderwoman & Swing!), Joe Tuttle (Broken Box Mime Theater), José Ortiz & BombaYo, José Restrepo (Grease), Marcos Santana (In The Heights & White Noise), Melissa Rae Mahon (Chicago the Musical), Rebecca Larkin (Avenue Q), Reza Salazar, Rickey Tripp ("Smash" & In the Heights), Roni Flores (D1 Dance Company of Peru), Rosie Fiedelman (In the Heights), Stephanie Klemons (Bring it On & In The Heights), Taharqa (Singer/Songwriter), Valeria Cossu (Mayumaná & The Wedding Singer-Madrid), Valerie Salgado (I'll Be Damned), VP Boyle (New York Film Academy), Will Shaw (Broken Box Mime Theater) and R.Evolución Latina's very own founder/Director Luis Salgado (In the Heights & Women On The Verge)
Sponsors and supporters of the 2011 camp include the Herman Goldman Foundation, HarperOne, Pearl Studios, Energy Kitchen, GreenWell Produce, El Museo del Barrio, popchips, and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. R.Evolución Latina will donate 200 CD's of their self-produced album, Dare To Go Beyond: The Album to inspire the campers year round and remind them to Go Beyond!
The camp will concluded classes today at Pearl Studios. 519 8th Avenue, between 35th and 36th Street and move on Friday, July 22nd - From 10:00am to 5:00 pm with a 2:00pm Camp Presentation at El Museo del Barrio, 1230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029