Dance ‘n Biscuit Showcase

Dance and BiscuitDance ‘n Biscuit

a dance showcase to delight the senses

Saturday, March 12th 7:30PM

SoBo presents Dance ‘n Biscuit: a showcase of original contemporary dance pieces by local and regional artists. Hang on to your heads in a performance by Zombie Nation and the Trumpet Kids. Contemplate the limitation and freedom of time in a piece by traDANCE Company. Journey through Dark Matter with Cyndal Ellis, Toni Nagy, and Elora Way. Fidget through a dance work about waiting by Erika Klemperer. Other featured artists include Katie Tordonato, Katherine Rose, Heather Meehan, and Jack Kavanagh. Cost is $13 online at sobodance.com or at the door. Reservations can be made at sobodance@gmail.com or (802) 258~7378.




Valentine’s Fundraiser

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Tara Gordon Design Placemats & Greeting Cards

Fund”raising” awareness of Community Organizations & Projects,Patterning the Passion of Place

Tara Gordon creates symmetrical photographic patterns by mirror imaging the intimate  details she captures in the natural world. Find more info at  Tara Gordon Design. She sees the patterns as a lens of alignment, infusing within our décor a growing intimacy in nature for revitalizing the nature of surface design. Standing at the heart of Tara Gordon Design is  VITara (The TGD Mascot) visioning a new Plexis sustaining communities & mirroring our vitality in nature. A symbol of empowerment & transmutation, The Sunplexis Dahlia Pattern represents the heart of Tara Gordon Design enhancing the visibility of & nourishing the nature of organizations & programs aligned with the TGD vision.

We have the great fortune here in the heart of southern VT to model the first VITara Fundraiser: “Valentines; Patterning the Passion of Place”, serving as a natural launching ground from which Tara has made her home base for the past 11 years while raising her 2 children.  “This Celebrates community connections, the heart of relationships, sources of vitality for which I’m hearing the community calling out for more opportunities to grow participation in”

How it works/Process

30% of sale proceeds feed SoBo’s scholarship fund

– Purchase Sunplexis Valentine’s Greeting Cards directly on the TGD website Tara Gordon Design using SoBo’s coupon code sobofund2016.

– for Pre-Sales of Placemats : simply spread the word, take orders, fill out the printed order forms from SoBo where you will return them with your collected cash or checks.

– printed Gift certificates with duplicates (also act as receipts) will be included with your Greeting card purchases in time for Valentines Day.
– Delivery of place mats is approximately 4-5 weeks from the final order date.

What a way to demonstrate the value of design in accentuating the unique nature of our community; together amping up our vibe & jumpstarting the integration of this design application in growing our community Plexis & mentoring it’s extension out into more communities. When asked about what design means to her Tara says “ My sense of design is to cultivate our being wild at heart with all our diversity & creativity”

Princess Leia Boot Camp

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Saturday, February 6th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Princess Leia is no damsel in distress. She’s a confident leader and always ready to leap into action to support a good cause. So how can we be more like her? Amati will lead you through a combination of belly dance, pilates, yoga, kickboxing, and ballet to awaken your inner Princess. Calm your mind and emotions, strengthen and stretch your muscles, move sensually and gracefully, until you are a force to be reckoned with!

Cost: $20, pay online or email sobodance@gmail.com to secure spot




Valentine’s Journey Dance Workshop

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A JourneyDance Workshop

Sunday February 14th, 2:00 to 4:00PM

Cost: $20 per person; $30 per couple

This JourneyDance Workshop invites us to use dance, music, and art to open our hearts fully to life, exploring unconditional love, lightness of being, grace, gratitude, and communion with others. Movement for everyone with Claire LeMessurier

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Light and Body Workshop with Jack

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A Dance Workshop with Jack Kavanagh

Saturday, January 30th 1:00 to 3:00

In this workshop we will spend 2 hours dancing with light as our main choreographic inspiration.  We will take inspiration from different artists who use light as their main medium. Participants will be asked to take part in light driven creative projects and asked to think critically about their use of light within the works they build.  Beginner and Advanced friendly!!!!

Cost: $25; $17 for students

Jack Kavanagh is a student just down the hall at NECCA. He is a graduate of Concordia Uni. In Montreal QC. At Concordia he majored in Intermedia / Cyber Arts, with a focus in video and performance art. He also did a lot of work in the contemporary dance program.  Jack studied many contemporary techniques  such as the ,Laban Dance Technique, Axis Syllabus, The Alexander Technique, Contemporary Ballet and Contact Improv for the use of building a creation. He also worked in modern dance, mostly Merce Cunningham and and lester Horton, and in Hip Hop and West African dance. Jack studied technical theater for a year in Johnson Vermont and has experience with lighting and sound for the theater. Jack has directed 3 full length productions and has shown smaller works in many galleries and performance spaces in Vermont, New York, Montreal and Connecticut. On all these projects, Jack had the privilege of working with extremely talented creators.

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Winter 2016 Registration

Semester poster, 2016, WinterWinter semester registration at SoBo is now open!

Give the gift of dance this holiday season or treat yourself to a New Year of health and wellness through movement! SoBo will be offering classes for adults and children in a variety of classical and contemporary styles. Email sobodance@gmail.com to purchase a gift certificate today!

Cotton Mill Open Studio and Holiday Sale

19989_809463282497477_8550910555025505834_nCotton Mill Open Studio and Holiday Sale:

Friday, December 4     4pm to 7pm

Saturday, December 5     10am to 5pm

Sunday, December 6     11am to 4pm

The 17th Annual Cotton Mill Open Studios and Holiday Sale will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 4-6, 2015. Artists and artisans will show and offer their work for purchase. Besides artists, musicians, bakers, performers, and craftspeople based at the Cotton Mill, talented artists and artisans from other studios in Brattleboro and nearby communities have been juried to participate. This festive event includes performances of music, dance, and circus acts; ceramics and fencing demonstrations; food and wine tastings; raffles and more. The range of creative offerings is remarkable, encompassing the decorative, the functional, the entertaining, and the delicious. In addition, there will be a display of artwork by K-8 students from the Putney Grammar School. All members of the family will find sights, sounds, tastes, and activities to stimulate and delight them—and it’s a terrific way to discover treasures for holiday giving. There will be a number of volunteers on hand to help guide you around the buildings and the three floors of the mill so you don’t miss anything.

Handicap accessible. Free admission.

Register for a free raffle food basket and purchase raffle tickets for additional products created by the participating artists and artisans.

Contact: floopenstudio@gmail.com

Open Studio Showcase and Hafla

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Saturday, December 5th

Show 1:00 ~ 2:00

Open Dance and Music Jam 2:00 ~ 3:00

*light refreshments provided

Come enjoy free music and dance and shop our new store of Belly Dance hip scarves, skirts, and Indian sets. All proceedsin the form of tips for dancers and merchandise sales benefit SoBo’s newest creation, The Al Amal Belly Dance Company. Help us pay for company costumes, trainings, musical accompaniment, and travel expenses. This event is a part of the annual Cotton Mill Open Studio and Holiday Sale. Bring the whole family for shows, demonstrations, and holiday shopping all weekend! More info about the weekend’s events can be found at thecottonmill.org

’80s Showcase

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’80s Quintessentially: A Dance Showcase and Fundraiser!

Saturday, November 7th, 7:30 PM. Come out to support the SoBo scholarship fund and enjoy ’80s themed dance performances by local artists. Reignite your teenaged angst in a dark comedy inspired by the classic ’80s flick Heathers. LIve out your fantasy of a seeing the Talking Heads with the next best thing: a movement creation set to their music. Enjoy all the excess of the ’80s in this literal explosion of glam, pop, and style. Surprise guests may include David Bowie, Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.L.O.W. (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling), and so much more. I pity the fool who misses out! Cost is $13 general, $11 students and seniors. Reserve tix at sobodance@gmail.com or 802 258 7378.

Gold and Chocolate Bellydance Workshops

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Gold and Chocolate Bellydance Workshops with Jacqui Lallita

Saturday, September 12th

The Golden Era of Egyptian Bellydance 2:00~3:25

Chocolate Bellydance 3:35~5:00

Reception w/ live music and dinner provided by Superfresh Organic Cafe 5:00~6:00

Registration after September 5th: $25 for a single class; $45 for both classes; add $15 for raw vegan demo and reception. Purchase Full Package Below. Email sobodance@gmail.com to register for single classes.




The Golden Era of Egyptian Bellydance

The 1940’s -1970’s has been heralded the “Golden Era of Bellydance” in Egypt with such legendary stars as Tahiya Carioca,  Samia Gamal, Nagwa Faud and Suheir Zaki enchanting the hearts of millions. This workshop pays homage to that incredible time in dance history with combinations, technique, and choreography inspired by the Golden Era, featuring music from the greatest musicians of that time, including Farid Al Atrash, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, and Oum Kalthoum. Jacqui Lallita has taken 4 journeys to Egypt to study, teach and perform with Cairo’s living legends of the dance and she brings this distilled essence of classical Egyptian style to dancers of all levels in this inspiring workshop.

Chocolate Bellydance

You’re invited to the divine meeting of two of the world’s greatest treasures: Chocolate and Bellydance!   They may at first seem an unlikely pair, but indeed the pure form of chocolate known as cacao is a powerful healing superfood that helps to open the heart, while boosting seratonin and endorphins that inspire happiness.  This makes for one very heart centered, deeply inspiring dance workshop with a delicious start and finish.   The Ancient Mayans used cacao for ceremonial purposes referring to it as “Food of the Gods” and it’s no surprise chocolate is finding its way back into spiritual practice and deepening our appreciation for the sweetness of being. Get ready for the most scrumptiously delicious and enlivened day of dancing!

Jacqui Lalita travels the world teaching traditional dances of the Middle East and devotional movement as a path of healing.  She leads transformational dance retreats for women in paradise places like Costa Rica and Turkey and is passionate about helping women awaken to the divine joy of their hearts.  She is the star of the Element Belly Dance DVD sold in retail stores throughout the US and is the author of two books Romancing the Divine and Rebirth of Venus.   She lives on the coast in Big Sur, California and originally hails from New England.  This August-November Jacqui is bringing her Dance of the Divine Feminine tour to studios up and down the east coast   www.danceofthedivine.org