Events In 2007
GDT workshop Stretch
and Move workshop - GDT studio 10AM-2PM Stretch &
Warm up, Jazz Hip Hop, Flamenco, Argentine Tango
I'll Make Me a World in Iowa at
the Polk County Convention Center 5th
GDT Performance 1:45Pm-2:05PM Washington
Carver Stage ( Main Stage)
Hip Hop class: 10:30AM- 11:15 AM
Hip Hop Class: 2:30 PM- 3:15PM
Month partnering with Sims School, Fort Worth, Texas. GDT Children's group will share the dance Fanga, a welcome dance from
West Africa- Liberia. GDT children teach the Sims school children by
video and live drums recording the
movement of the Fanga. Program
ongoing until end of Feb, when Sims school children will perform the dance and
their video. Date to be announced.
Grandview College - Multicultural Fair Student Center no admission
Performance 12PM- 12:45PM
Oakridge Early childhood Center- 4
classes for preschool children
9:30AM - 10:45AM
Smouse School, Smouse School 2820 Center Street Des Moines.
Far East Art Fair. Workshop
classes in Chinese dance.
Vietnamese New Year Celebration at 7 Flags. GDT performs at 1:30
Moines high school students are rehearse at GDT
studio on Friday evenings.
to DJ Raj's hottest desi tracks, bhangra beats and bollywood hits
with live percussion by LeeMan Furgerson.
Gateway Dance Theatre invites you to Mujhe
The Capitol Room, 315 East 5th Street, Des Moines, IA. 50309
club-style dance party celebrating the colors, music and joy
DMACC "Valuing Difference, Recognizing Similarities" In service for all
DMACC faculty and staff. GDT performance at lunch.
Rolling Green Elementary School, Urbandale. Residency for Kg and Grade
1. Performance by students Fri Mar 16
Van Meter School, Arts Enichment Program. Performance: 9:45 AM Karina
Barone and GDT students. Workshop classes by Penny and "LeeMan"
Furgerson, in movement and rhythms 1:10 - 2:30 PM for students
12-21,for visually, auditory and physicially/mentally impaired
Van Meter students.
Elementary School . GDT residency sponsored by Waukee PTO Fine Arts.
Classes for all students will be availbable during the residency.
Performance by students and GDT students on April 13 . 9AM for students
upto 2nd Grade. 10AM for students upto 5th Grade.
Memorial and More" presented by Children and Family Urban
Ministries(CFUM)". 3PM, Trinity United Methodist Church 1548 -8th
St (8th and College). Free will offering. Proceeds to MLK Memorial and
Child Voice International. GDT students perform
Earth Day, Metro Arts Alliance. Greenwood Park. GDT Performance
2:15-2:35PM. GDT's performance is a semi-classical Indian dance based
on the elements of nature, and a new presentation with Mikiel
Williams on water.
Downtown Des Moines Art Center Exhibition Opening. Music entertainment
provided byGDT- cross cultural music of India and Jazz. Musicians
Artheya, Lee Furgerson, Mike Pfaff, Sree Nilakanta, Ajmal Rahi, Mikiel
May 12, Sat
Asian Heritage Festival 10AM-9PM Blank Park Zoo. Visit GDT tent in
India Village. GDT performs 2:30-3PM India Village entertainment
May 12. Sat
8PM Hair Ball, Des Moines Art Center. 8Pm-12AM. GDT dancers Khristi
Blocton, Rachel Glaza models and 'Go Go " Dancers.
May 26, Sat
4PM. Poojya Anantharam, Bharata Natyam Arangetam or Graduation
Recital, Ames City Auditorium, 515 Clark St, Ames,IA. Hema Sharma
Student. 4PM Supported by GDT. Public is invited at no charge.
1-2PM. GDT & Botanical
Center presents International Day, GDT Children's
Ensemble performance 1-2PM followed by reception. Admission
adults,$2:00 seniors & students, free for children under 5 and
Botanical center members.
PM. Haema Nilakanta, Gateway Dance Theatre and Hema Sharma student
Bharata Natyam Arangetam or Graduation Recital. Ames City Auditorium,
515 Clark St. Ames, IA. Supported by GDT. 4PM. Public is invited at no
June 23, Sat
12:30-4PM. Hip Hop Workshop by
Choreographer/Dancer Kenan Peters for children & adults. Early
registration recommended, limited space.
Fri - Sun
Attam Workshop (Classical
Dance from Kerala, India) by Dr. Kalamandalam Radhika., Bangalore,
India. GDT Studio. Classes for children & adults. Early
registration is recommeneded, limited space. See under Resource Google calendar
July 9-13 Mon-Fri
and Haitian Dance Workshop with Christian and Celia
Bambara ,CCB Project
dance from Burkina Faso, West Africa. Traditional and contemporary
Haitian dance styles and the warm –up include elements of Dunham,
Horton, and Haitian techniques. Classes for children and adults. Early registration recommended,
limited space. See under Resource Google calendar
July 30-Aug 3 Mon- Fri
Folk Dance Workshop by Sarmistha Sarkar, Ahmedabad, India.
Classes for children and adults. Early registration recommended,
limited space. See under Resource Google calendar
Nritya School of Dance & Music
Workshop, Kansas City, KS- Hema Sharma Director. GDT Guest
Artists Penny and Lee Furgerson -Multicultural dance and Percussion. Early registration recommended,
Conference on Public Health Barn Raising VI Celebrating Health
Communities Conference ,Drake
University. GDT Ensemble opens conference with processsional.
State Fair, Culutral Bldg. "LeeMan" Furgerson and "LeeMan
Riddims" 10AM &4PM
Sat Sept 8- Fri Sept 14
Sarkar, visiting artist from Ahmedabad. Special rehearsals and
collaboration on new work "Water is Life" from a Navojo saying.
Premiere Nov.17 for Gala Performance.
Fri. Sept 14 10Am-10:45AM
Moulton School, 8th & College.
"Glimpse of India through Dance and Song." Demonstration Performance. Sarmishta
Sarkar, dance artist from Ahmedabad, India and Sonali
Bhatewara, vocal artist, Pune, India, guests with Gateway Dance
Theatre, will share their artistry with Moulton Students, Des Moines
Elementary School. GDT plans to make this an interactive experience.
Thurs.Sept 20 6:00-8:30PM
Leadership Conference," Laying the Spirit", Crowne Plaze , Cedar
Rapids. History makers Gala Reception www.blackiowa.org
Sept 22 12:30PM
Diversity Fair Walker
Johnson Park, Urbandale, IA
September 27, Ramsey Hall
Kids ensemble performs
5 Corinthian Church Fund "Taste of Excellence" with Simon
First Assembly of God church, Merle
Hay rd Hickman Rd
6 Diabetes Walk 10AM
LeeMan Furgerson percussionist starts the Diabetes walk
7 World Food Council 3-4PM
10 Diwali (India Festival of Lights) Indo American Association
Kids ensemble and Hema Sharma
17 7:30PM Drake University, Harmon Fine Arts Cneter
GALA Reception and performance "moving to the rhythms of the world".
Celebrating 35 years, premiere of a new work " Water is Life".