The Vermont International Festival had its best year ever! - A lot of hard work went into making this year's festival one of the best ever with great music and performances, delicious foods and beautiful crafts of all kinds. Thank you to all helped put this together. Thank you to the performers, the vendors and the volunteers. Thank you as well to our wonderful sponsors, WCAX channel 3, The Burlington Free Press, Find And Go Seek and, FM104 The Point. The Vermont International Festival was also made possible in part by a grant from the Vermont Arts Council.
New Classes At The North End Studio
Modern/Yoga/Cultural with Olivia Owen
This class fuses modern dance, yoga, and cultural dances, using improvisation as well as choreography and contemporary styles. Yoga breathing techniques and expressive favorites from Indian, Africa, and Western are all featured in the class – visit her web blog for more information.
Ages: 13 to 63
Donation: $10 suggested for each one (1) hour class
Kripalu Yoga with Joseph Fiacco
Kripalu Yoga is an inquiry-based yoga methodology that promotes the awakening of the life force (prana). Using classic asanas, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation techniques, Kripalu Yoga increases awareness of body, breath, and mind and encourages natural alignment. Off the mat, this inquiry-based approach to life also encourages natural alignment and increased awareness-of our thoughts, words, feelings, and actions.
Cost of four consecutive week series is $32 or $10 for drop in students.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802 865-9272.
Eight Week Class Session: December 10, 17; January 7, 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11 $12/ class or all eight classes for $69
This is an introductory level modern dance class, with Ritual Arts Facilitator and Therapist, Tejasinha ‘Fox’ Sivalingam. The basic elements of movement are introduced in a creative, playful, and free form modern dance style. Fox received his Bachelors in Dance from Alma College in Alma Michigan. This class is intended for ages 16+ who have joy in their heart.
Capoeira (12/8 – 12/15)
A great way to meet people and to break a sweat! Guys and girls welcome! No experience necessary.
About Capoeira: As a Brazilian landowners saw many of their slaves dying of ‘banzo’, or boredom and sadness, they allowed them to practice their religion twice a month. The slaves created a martial art, disguising it as a dance. Today, capoeira is known for combining strong and fluid movements with dynamic use of space, rhythm, and a spirit of ‘trickiness’. This athletic form is playful, done to music and highly interactive.
Mark Your Calendar! A new 6-week session of DANCERCIZE will be held at North End Studio, 294 North Winooski Ave., Burlington on Tuesday nights from 7 - 8 PM beginning January 4.
Dancercize is a one-hour, easy, low impact, fusion of line dance and aerobics. No steps to remember, just follow along at your own pace. If your resolution is to get a little exercise in 2011, but you don't know where to begin, this class is for you! Whether you are a couch potato, or just like to dance, join us!.... no partner needed!
Cost is $40 prepaid for the 6-week session. For more information, please see my website at www.DeniseBrault.com or call 658-0096.
Local Burlington printmaker and illustrator Frances Cannon will be showing her black & white drawings and prints for the month of December.
“I adore the visual art of the past, and resist the efficiency and diluted quality of this digital age. I admire the unwavering dedication to technique that my teachers have, instructing the methods of old masters rather than the haphazard spontaneity of the modern age. Although I have sampled many forms of art, including painting, mixed media, bookmaking, woodcut printmaking, papermaking, woodworking, and metallurgy, I prefer the bold, black and white patterns of wood and linoleum carvings and ink paintings.”
Artist website: honeyhog.weebly.com
Events and Performances
Tim Jennings & Leanne Ponder 25th Anniversary & CD Release
Saturday, Dec. 11th, 7:30pm
$7 Adults, $3.50 for children, or free with purchase of CD
Reviewers liked it - ("A rare thing, a recording you cannot resist"-- Sing
Out) - it sold a couple of thousand copies and became a family favorite in
homes around the country, especially Vermont. Come help celebrate its leap
into the digital cloud. Tim will tell Weatherbeard, Tim and Leanne will
perform together, there will be music and surprises. Join us for this milestone!
Holiday Workshop in RESTORATIVE YOGA
Sunday, Dec. 19th, 10:00a.m. – Noon
When stress, fatigue, illness or injury take their toll on the body, physically demanding yoga can be too much. In restorative yoga we stretch passively, alternately stimulating and relaxing the body with the help of props. We allow our bodies to completely rest, soothing and renewing the entire nervous system. Restorative yoga can help with stress, high blood pressure, lower back pain, immune dysfunction, seasonal depression and a host of other physical and emotional ailments. It is gentle enough for any level of experience and beginners are welcome.
$17 pre-pay/ $22 day of workshop
To register, email email@example.com or call (802) 379-7389
Men’s Drum Awareness
Sunday, Dec. 12th, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Join Ritual Arts Facilitator and Therapist, Tejasinha "Fox" Sivalingam, and other men of purpose in drumming and song sharing within sacred space. Bring a drum, your purpose, and vigor! $10 per person, or preregister for two more upcoming circles for $25.
"OPEN ME LAST" by Maura Campbell
Local playwright Maura Campbell will present 3 short plays at the Off Center for Dramatic Arts, Burlington’s new 68-seat black box theatre to benefit the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS), beginning each show with a reception, including live music and refreshment .
Dec. 10 at 7:30pm, Dec. 11 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Tickets: $15 at the door
A very happy and safe holiday season to all. Remember to check our website often for changes and full listings of classes and events.