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DanceAbility Past Events Calendar

2008 Events

May

  • May 1-4: DanceAbility Workshop in Mexico City.
    Producer: Rosana Padilla
    rgpl76@yahoo.com.mx »
  • May 6-10: DanceAbility Workshop in Mexico City.
    Escuela Nacional de Danza Nellie y Gloria Campobello
    Producer: Leticia Peñaloza - click here to conact »
    Telephone: 00-52-55-55-897-674
  • May 12-18: DanceAbility Workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Producer: Danza Sin Limites
    Telephone: 00-54-911-5183-731
    marinagubbay@arnet.com.ar »
  • May 20-25: DanceAbility Workshop in Puerto Madryn, Argentina.
    Producer: Lourdes Irupe Barrera
    blimar_@hotmail.com »
  • May 26-31: DanceAbility Workshop in Montevideo, Uruguay.
    Producer: Florencia Martinelli
    fpower@internet.com.uy »

June

  • June 12-18: DanceAbility and Contact Improvisation Workshops at CI36 in Pennsylvania.
    Juniata College, United States
    www.ci36.com »

July - August

  • July 27 - August 10: Alito will attend ImPulsTanz, and teach the following workshops: One Week DanceAbility, Contact Improvisation, and Bodywork. He will also be doing private coaching with a young Artist-in-Residence, Gabri Einsiede. To enroll in classes, visit the festival website: www.impulstanz.com » (English and German language site).
    ImPulsTanz Telephone: 43-1-523-55-58
    office@tanzwochen.at »
    or www.impulstanz.com »

August

September

  • September 8-9: DanceAbility Performance for Diversity Conference in Salem, Oregon, for Oregon Department of Human Services, Department of Transportation and Employment Department.
  • September 15-18: Alito teaches in Oulu, Finland at the Oulu University of Applied Sciences. Only open to university students.
  • September 22-26: Alito teaches DanceAbility and Bodywork in Kirkkonummi, Finland.
    Contact: Gunilla Sjövall and Pauliina Lappi-Ruhanen » of Tanssiryhmä Pauliinauru & Co. - Dance Group Pauliinauru & Co.

October

  • October 3: Board Members Anne Fabian and Donna Gent host an art auction and wine and cheese reception to raise funds for Youth Outreach performance assemblies.
  • October 13: Youth Outreach Performance Assembly - Vancouver, Washington.
  • October 17: Youth Outreach Performance - Maple Elementary School, Springfield, Oregon.
  • October 25: Alito teaches a workshop for the Chemeketa Community College DanceAbility group - Salem, Oregon.

November

December

  • December 1-5: Alito leads Week Two of a DanceAbility Teacher Orientation in Mexico City. Only open to those who have attended a week-long Teacher Orientation. Click here to contact producer Martha Heredia »
  • December 8: In Montevideo, Alito presents a video and holds a discussion at the University of the Republic Faculty of Psychology.
  • December 9-12: In Montevideo, Alito teaches an introduction to DanceAbility at the University of the Republic Faculty of Psychology.
  • December 15-16: Alito teaches an advanced class to existing members of the Montevideo DanceAbility group.
  • December 17-19: In Montevideo, Alito teaches an open DanceAbility workshop.
    Producer: Florencia Martinelli - click here to conact »

2009 Events

January

  • January 5 - 9, 2009: DanceAbility Workshop with Alito in Santiago, Chile.
    Contact: Producer and dance artist Angela Vega »
  • January 10 - 11, 2009: Contact Improvisation with Alito in Santiago, Chile.
    Contact: Producer and dance artist Angela Vega »

February

  • February 6th: Youth Outreach Assembly - Crest Elementary, Eugene.
  • February 12th: Youth Outreach Assembly - Bellevue, Washington.
  • February 13th: Youth Outreach Assembly - Kelso, Washington.
  • February 20th: Youth Outreach Assembly - Goshen, Oregon.

March

  • March 5-13: For information about the Breitenbush Contact Improvisation Jam, click here »to go to the Joint Forces Dance Company calendar.
  • March 23-May 8: DanceAbility in the Schools - Linz and Upper Austria. Alito will participate in the I LIKE TO MOVE IT, MOVE IT! project of Linz09. Linz is the designated European Capital of Culture for 2009. Alito will work directly with children, and also provide training in the DanceAbility method to teachers and artists. For more information, click here to email us »

April

  • March 23-May 8: Alito’s DanceAbility classes in Austria continue. See March listing.

May

  • March 23-May 8: Alito’s DanceAbility classes in Austria continue. See March listing.

June

  • June 28 - July 24: DanceAbility Teacher Certification course with Alito in Finland. See July listing.

July

  • June 28 - July 24: DanceAbility Teacher Certification course with Alito in Kirkkonummi, Finland.
    Contact: Gunilla Sjövall» of DanceAbility Finland ry Association.

August

  • August 3 - 14: Alito teaches DanceAbility, Contact Improvisation, and Bodywork at ImPulsTanz, the Vienna International Dance Festival. To enroll in classes, visit the festival website: www.impulstanz.com » (English and German language site).
    ImPulsTanz
    Telephone: 43-1-523-55-58
    office@tanzwochen.at »
    www.impulstanz.com »

2010 Events

January 2010

  • January: Young Audiences - Portland, Oregon.

February 2010

March 2010

  • March 4 to 12: Breitenbush Jam.
  • March 18: Young Audiences performance in Portland, Oregon.

May 2010

  • May 1 to 3: Alito will teach a DanceAbility workshop to teachers of physical education in Florianopolis, Brazil. Not open to the public.
    Contact: Ana Krischke »
  • May 15: DanceAbility workshop with Celeste Peterson and Emery Blackwell at Hilyard Community Center in Eugene, OR. Hours: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sliding scale: $7 to $25. Bring lunch for rest and discussion time 12:00 to 1:00. Email us for RSVP or more info.
  • May 23 to 28: MoMo Dance Theatre of Calgary, Alberta hosts Alito Alessi. He will teach a six-day DanceAbility workshop.
    Contact: Pam Boyd, Calgary »
  • May 29: DanceAbility Street Performance Parade in a downtown plaza during Speak Out, Calgary’s annual rally, parade and party celebrating disability pride in Alberta. See May 23-28 event information above.

June 2010

  • June 4, 8:00: Performance of "Tango Tangle" with Emery Blackwell and Celeste Peterson in the University of Oregon Dance Department Spring Loft Performance at the Dougherty Dance Theater in Eugene. »

July 2010

  • July 5 - 30: Alito Alessi leading a DANCEABILITY TEACHER CERTIFICATION COURSE in Vienna at ImPulsTanz/ Vienna International Dance Festival. For registration and cost details, see this page at the ImPulsTanz website »

September 2010

  • September 11-November 20: DanceAbility International presents, "Cirque-Elation" in Eugene, Oregon. Celeste Peterson and Emery Blackwell lead a six workshop series every other Saturday for two hours. The last workshop of the series is a free public performance called, "Cirque-Elation". Location and times to be announced. Please check back for details.
  • September 30: Alito Alessi and Emery Blackwell perform "Tango Tangle" for the Eugene Nobel Peace Park Groundbreaking Event at Jacqua Concert Hall at the Shedd Institute at 7:30 pm.
    "[The mission of this] seven day event of "Peace Begins at Home" is to honor the idealism of what the Nobel Peace Prize stands for. First, by supporting this park and the winners from our own homeland. Second, to show connections to each other within our own community. Like a pebble thrown into a body of water, it reflects how many people one person touches and how that growth reaches even internationally...from home."

October 2010

  • October 22: Performance assembly at Twin Oaks Elementary School in Eugene.

November 2010

  • November 15 - 26: Alito Alessi teaches workshops in Bogota, Colombia and Montevideo, Uruguay. Contact: Danza Integrada, Corporacion Concuerpos »
  • November 20: Free informal performance of the Eugene "Cirque-Elation" workshop participants with live music by Mood Area 52. Cozmic Pizza - Eugene, Oregon - 3:30PM - Donations accepted.

2011 Events

January 2011

  • January 31 - February 25: Alito Alessi leading a DANCEABILITY TEACHER CERTIFICATION COURSE in Florianopolis, Brazil. The cost will be U.S. $1200. Contact us for registration or questions, or for information in Portuguese please contact: Ana Alonso »

February 2011

  • January 31 - February 25: Alito Alessi DANCEABILITY TEACHER CERTIFICATION COURSE in Florianopolis, Brazil continues. See January listing.

March 2011

  • March 3 - 11: Breitenbush Jam.

May 2011

  • May 29 - 31: Ashoka Conference.

June 2011

  • June 8 - 22: Seoul, South Korea. Workshop and Street Parade.
  • June 10 - 19: Seoul, South Korea. Alito will be creating a DanceAbility performance piece.
  • June 27 - July 22: Teacher Training Course in Colombia.

July 2011

  • July 18 - 24: Alito teaching DanceAbility and other workshops at ImPulsTanz Festival, Vienna, Austria: http://www.impulstanz.com/
  • July 31 - August 6: DanceAbility Europe Convention, Vienna.

September 2011

  • September 4 - November 12: Cirque Elation! workshop and performance series for all abilities, led by Certified DanceAbility Teachers Celeste Peterson and Emery Blackwell. Workshops are every other Sunday from 2 - 4 p.m. in Eugene, Oregon. Contact cirque.elation@gmail.com for more information.
  • September 10 - 11: Alito Alessi teaching bodywork and contact improvisation workshop in Montevideo, Uruguay. Contact danceability.uruguay@gmail.com for details, in English or Spanish.
  • September 15 - 17: Alito Alessi teaching DanceAbility workshop in Montevideo, Uruguay. Contact danceability.uruguay@gmail.com for details, in English or Spanish.
  • September 24 - 25: DanceAbility workshop in Neuquen, Argentina.
  • September 27 - October 1: Improvisation workshop and DanceAbility workshop in Concepcion, Chile.

October 2011

  • Every other Sunday, in Eugene, Oregon, Cirque-Elation workshops continue, see September.
  • October 4 - 10: Improvisation workshops, performance coaching and DanceAbility in Santiago, Chile.
  • October 11 - 19: Alito Alessi teaching various DanceAbility workshops in Bogota, Colombia.

November 2011

  • Rehearsals Rehearsals Rehearsals! In Eugene, Oregon, Cirque-Elation workshop participants and dancers in the November DanceAbility concert at the University of Oregon continue, see September.
  • November 11 - 12: Performance in Eugene, Oregon at the University of Oregon Department of Dance, 8 p.m. A retrospective of 25 years of Alito Alessi’s choreography for mixed-abilities dance and mainstream contemporary dance, plus Cirque-Elation group. Performers include Associate Professors at the UO, Brad Garner and Shannon Mockli. The Dougherty Theatre is in Gerlinger Annex. The Annex is next to the Pioneer Cemetery and immediately east of Knight Library. For those not very familiar with the UO Campus, access is simplest from University Street. At about 15th Avenue, there is a large grass field. When you walk across the length of the field, Gerlinger Annex is there. You can also see an interactive University Campus map here ».
  • November 3 - 18: Raffle fundraiser for DanceAbility school shows for kids. See our homepage for online sales and details. Thanks to Full City Bakery, Passionflower Design, and Sundance Natural Foods.
  • Dates to be announced: Lane County DanceAbility workshops coming soon, check back for details.

December 2011

  • Dates to be announced: Lane County DanceAbility workshops coming soon, check back for details.

2012 Events

January

  • January 15 - February 10: DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course in Bogota, Colombia. For more information and registering, email Paulina Avellaneda at inclusivemovimiento@gmail.com or call land line (57)311-805-4336 or cell phone (57)1-287-1067, in English and Spanish.
  • January 27: 18th Annual Dance For a Reason at Hult Center Silva Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. DanceAbility is the 2012 beneficiary, see www.danceforareason.com for more details.

February

  • Teacher Certification Course continues in Bogota, Colombia. See January for details.

March

June

  • Two Day DanceAbility Workshop in San Francisco, California, hosted by Axis Dance Company». Dates are from June 9th to June 10th, 2012.

July

  • Teacher Certification Course in Vienna, Austria, hosted by ImpulsTanz Festival». Dates are from July 15th to August 11th, 2012.

August

November

  • DanceAbility workshop in Barranquilla, Colombia, November 1st - 3rd. Contact Email».
  • Alito Alessi in Montevideo, Uruguay, November 4th - 8th.
  • DanceAbility workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 9th - 14th.Contact Email».
  • DanceAbility workshop in Montevideo, Uruguay, November 15th - 18th. Contact Email».
  • DanceAbility workshop in Santiago, Chile, November 19th - December 2nd.Contact Email».

December

  • DanceAbility Week 2012! DanceAbility is celebrating its 25th Birthday! See below for details of the events, and visit our DanceAbility Week 2012 blog, to see artwork that will be at the auction and other event details.
  • DanceAbility Party and Silent Art Auction. Friday, December 7th, 2012. 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. At the Broadway Commerce Center, 44 W. Broadway (at Willamette), Eugene, Oregon. Come celebrate 25 years of the DanceAbility Method!
  • DanceAbility 25th Anniversary Workshop in Eugene, OR. December 16th, 2012, 12:30 to 3:30 pm. The WOW Hall, 291 West 8th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401

2013 Events

February

  • Teacher Certification Course in Montevideo, Uruguay, February 3rd - March 1st.

April

  • April 9th, performance-assembly at Oakridge Elementary School, Oakridge, Oregon.
  • Arts Envoy trip to Asia, sponsored by the United States’ State Department, April 19-May 18. Indonesia, April 20-May 3

May

  • Arts Envoy trip, continued...Mongolia & Philippines.

June

  • Joy of Asia presentation The Shedd Institute June 28 5pm.

July

  • Full Moon Festival» Finland, July 22-July 25, Alito Alessi teaching DA workshop.
  • DanceAbility workshops with Alito Alessi, at ImPulsTanz Festival», July 29-Aug 2.
  • Cirque-Elation Dance with certified DanceAbility teachers Celeste Peterson and Emery Blackwell. July 20, 2:30pm-3:30pm at the Reach Center, 2520 Harris Street, Eugene, OR. See their website» for details.

August

  • Contact Dance (August 13-17) and Body Work (August 19-23) with Alito Alessi. Tuscania, Italy. For more information about this workshop, contact Silvan Barbarini at barbarini.verastasi@gmail.com
  • Cirque-Elation» dance workshop. August 3 and 17, 2:30pm-3:30pm at the Reach Center, 2520 Harris Street, Eugene, OR. (See July event listing for more details.)

September

  • Ibiza Contact Festival», Aug 26-Sept 5, Alito Alessi teaching DanceAbility workshop Sept 1 & 2.
  • DanceAbility workshop in Mallorca, Spain, September 7 & September 8. For more information, visit their website»
  • Performance at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival» part of the Green Show, Sept 20 and 22.
  • Cirque-Elation» dance workshop. September 7 and 21, 2:30pm-3:30pm at the Reach Center, 2520 Harris Street, Eugene, OR. (See July event listing for more details.)

October

  • Dont Leave Me preview at the Eugene Public Library, October 4th.

November

  • World premiere of Dont Leave Me, November 1st at 2pm and 7:30pm. Ragozzino Performance Hall, Lane Community College (Main Campus), 4000 E. 30th Ave. Eugene, Oregon 97405. Alito Alessi, choreographer; Frances Bronet, architecture and set design; Jeffrey Stolet, composer; and all-star cast of dancers with and without disabilities. Check out our blog» for more details.

December

  • Part 1 of Teacher Certification Course in Padua, Italy. December 27-January 5. Participants must attend both parts.



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