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Winter Solstice Salutations & Yule-tide Vibrationz;!}
About Me Award Winning Performance Artist; Gabrielle is a Performer of Lyrical Poetry/Vocals, Dance/Movement, Theater & Fire/Flow Arts! She is a Resident Artist @ The Rotunda where she is also the Organizer of the community performing arts Series \\\"Poet-tree En Motion!\\\" She has released 2 Albums of recorded material in 2010 & 2011 with the music project \\\"Plum Dragoness & the Elements\\\". Currently, she\\\'s working with the group \\\"The Femme-mynistiques\\\"!
Poet-tree En Motion: Spring Rites & The Femme-Mynistiques Fundraiser Night!

Poet-tree En Motion…

Presents Spring 2014 Performance Series

April 2nd, May 7th & June 4th!

Wednesdays, 7-10:30pm

 

All events located @ The Rotunda

4014 Walnut Street, West Philly, PA 19104

www.therotunda.org!

 

 

This ongoing seasonal series features a variety of dance/movement/theater mediums, live electronic/acoustic music, vocalists & poetry/spoken-word presentations, circus/fire/flow arts performances, community art creations, live painting & VJ projections…

Doors Open @ 7pm (& Open Mic/Stage & Jam Session Sign up Begins)

 

April 2nd: Spring Rites & The Femme-Mynistiques Fundraiser Night!

 

  • The Femme-Mynistiques

thefemmemynistiques.com

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This entrancing trio brings together; Plum Dragoness-the lyrical poetess, Lady Omni-the omnipotent emcee & Alexa Gold-the golden voice!!! Together the Femme-mynistiques are a righteous storm creating a innovative niche on the scene with their awe-inspiring original fusion of Lyrical Poetry, Omnipotent Raps & Siren Vocals set to dynamic variety of conscious hip hop, tribal house, down-tempo & electronic music. Performances blend their respective skillfulness in music production, dance choreography, theater arts, poetry as performance and song writing into an illuminating blend of ancient rites that celebrate the modern spirit of freedom, unity and love.

 

In honor of The Femme-mynistiques, DONATIONS will be accepted @ Door & RAFFLE tickets will be sold for Prizes (Art/Goods/Services) to help fund recording of debut EP “Here She Comes…”

 

May 7th: Spring Fire Lights the Night & Lunar Celebrations!

June 4th: Summer Festivities & Plum Dragoness Annual Fundraising Auction! 

 

Join the Facebook Group for Poet-tree En Motion here: facebook.com/groups/116980678334215

 

                            

 

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Poet-tree En Motion 2014 Winter & Spring Performance Series!

Poet-tree En Motion

2014 Winter & Spring Performance Series!

  

Wednesdays

Feb 5th, April 2nd & June 4th!

 

From 7-10pm (except June/11:30pm)

@ The Rotunda

4014 Walnut Street, West Philly, PA 19104

www.therotunda.org!

A FREE community event (but donations are always appreciated)!

 

This ongoing seasonal event series features a variety of dance/movement/theater mediums, live electronic/acoustic music, vocalists & poetry/spoken-word presentations, circus/fire/flow arts performances, community art creations, live painting & VJ projections…

Plus an Open Mic/Stage & Jam Sessions!

(Sign up Begins & Doors Open @ 7pm)

 

 

Featured acts include…

 

February 5th: Lunar New Year Salutations & Celebrations!

 

  • Bill Fieger- This marks my 35th year as a guitar player. When I started this

Journey I had no idea where it would take me. As a teenager my dreams of playing in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal bands came true how cool is that? After I got tired of playing in rock bands I decided on a more personal approach to music. Composing electronic music under the name Oblivious Solitude. Later I was performing and recording with Heather Lind as Stares to Nowhere. I’ve also performed with Mike Hunter as Mayakara, as well as recording and performing solo acoustic music, sometimes modifying and creating new instruments to take the music to new places.

 

facebook.com/william.fieger.39

 

 

  • Shannon Hayden-a classically trained cellist who has never been content

to stay strictly within the confines of the traditional course of study. Having achieved early success in competitions both at home and abroad she quickly began to experiment with other forms of music as well as other instruments. Working with renowned cellists such as Janos Starker and Aldo Parisot, with whom she began a graduate level course of study at the age of 18 at the Yale School of Music, did not keep her from playing lead guitar in rock and experimental bands or writing music for electric cello. She feels that musicians who want to consider themselves artists should go beyond mere craftsmanship and constantly look to expand the repertoire of their instrument, fulfilling the needs of the era within which they actively participate. When not performing her own pieces, Shannon focuses on 20th century and contemporary works and has enjoyed working with composers Ezra Laderman, David Lang, percussionist/composer Andy Akiho and tours occasionally with Eric Genuis. Having completed her studies she is currently supporting her first album with shows around the United States and hopes to meet other artists with similar interests whose focus is continuing to stretch the boundaries of virtuosic classical music by embracing technologies which she feels are underutilized. Shannon also shares her parent’s passion for sustainable living and alternative energy and spends as much time as she can at the family’s off the grid organic vegetable farm.

 

shannonleehayden.com 

 

 

  • Kalamandir Dance Company- a contemporary dance ensemble that

uses the vocabulary of classical Indian dance to explore new spaces of artistic expression. Instead of diminishing the foundation of our classical styles, we look to investigate their communicative potential when merged with Western dance traditions. Using Odissi, Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Capoeira, Flamenco, Modern and Ballet training, our dancers collaboratively converse with movement and create dialogue with expression. We are driven by creativity, human emotions, and a desire to be released from the four walls of our daily existence. Our movement vocabulary is a collective effort that aims to create a reachable area for all people to participate and communicate. Artistic Director, Malabika Guha presents the piece “The Love That Remains”. Based on the Portuguese word “saudades,” this piece explores the fervent state of longing by channeling the painful sweetness of remembering a loved one from whom we have been separated while reveling in the joy that they may return (see link above for more info).

 

kalamandirdanceco.com

 

 

  • Kaleema Poles- her natural creativity comes with focus, inspiration &

discipline. She loves using natural or recycled materials in most of her Jewelry, Visual & Fashion Art with inspiration coming from life cycles, family, culture, spirits, friends, dreams, the earth & sky.

 

etsy.com/Kaleema 

 

  • Oriental Fitness Institute- (T’ai Chi Chuan Demonstration) Its philosophy

is dedicated to helping people implement and maintain a healthy lifestyle.  By providing information about different kinds of exercise and diet we design a program to meet each individual’s specific needs.  We draw on the wisdom and practices of both ancient and modern traditions. East & West Come Together To Maximize Health & Well-being.

orientalfitnessinstitute.com

 

  • Plum Dragoness (a.k.a. Gabrielle de Burke) – Native to West

Philadelphia, Plum is a multi-talented thespian, dancer, martial artist, instructor, poetess and writer who has been involved with performing arts since childhood. She is known for her poetic style, vocal performance, fire dance, flow arts and choreographic flair throughout Philadelphia and abroad. Over the past 15 years, she as toured not only as a solo artist but also as founding member/core performer/assistant artistic director with groups like Archedream & Be Tru Dance Crew among many others. She has also independently released 2 albums of original work with the project Plum Dragoness & the Elements, known for its fusion of multi-media, live world beat musical infusions & spoken word vocals & lyrical poetry. Currently, she’s in collaboration with a music project known as the trio, The Femme-mynistiques. Since 2007, she’s been a resident performance artist & organizer for this ongoing community arts series @ The Rotunda known as Poet-tree En Motion.

 

plumdragoness.com

 

  • Text Rich (a.k.a. Ali Richardson)- an artist of many talents and gifts. His musical mastery includes working with traditional acoustic and electric

instruments such as djimbe, guitar, bass, piano, drums, and more. His range of vocal interpretation covers singing, emceeing, beat boxing, scatting, and performing poetry. Text Rich’s musical background started with Hip Hop music as it developed through the 80’s and 90’s and once introduced to the guitar he took to learning blues, jazz, rock, and funk. He brings all these elements of music and expression to the stage, to classrooms where he teaches music, and in the community as a known griot/troubadour openly sharing musical inspirations with others. Known well in the community as Ali Richardson, Text enjoys spending a large portion of his time creating musical learning experiences for all ages. He is also committed to providing quality educational experiences for youth through workshops and classroom education.

 

reverbnation.com/textrichmusicrich               

 

  • VJ Spooky (Space Pirates, I<3 Industrial, Stimulate, Smack)-is a

Philadelphia based VJ that enhances a multimedia experience for various events and has worked with such acts as Axwell, Laidback Luke, Headhunters and Steve Aoki.

 

facebook.com/vjspooky

 

March 2nd & 8th: Community Outreach Workshops!

Dance/Movement, Poetry/Song Writing & Theater Arts

(Pay What You Can/Suggested donation $5-20)

Follow Event for details: facebook.com/events/425380820927264

 

April 2nd: Spring Rites & Femme-mynistique Fundraising Plights!

 

June 4th: Summer Festivities & Plum Dragoness Fundraising Activities! 

 

To keep Updated on Coming Events …

Join the Facebook Group for Poet-tree En Motion (facebook.com/groups/116980678334215)!

 

 

Winter Solstice Salutations & Yule-tide Vibrationz;!}

Click Here to View the 12/21/13 NEWSletter from Plum Dragoness (a.k.a. Gabrielle de Burke)

 

POET-TREE EN MOTION… 2013 Summer Solstice Series Finale!!!

POET-TREE EN MOTION… 2013 Summer Solstice Series Finale!!!

Saturday June 29th

 From 7pm-12am @ the Rotunda

4014 Walnut Street, West Philly, PA 19104

www.therotunda.org!

A FREE ongoing community event since 2007!

(but DONATIONS accepted at door)

Doors Open @ 7pm

 

Each event of the ongoing Poet-tree En Motion performance series highlights the work of Resident Performance Artist; ”Plum Dragoness” (a.k.a. Gabrielle de Burke), while featuring local, regional, national & international performance artists. This final seasonal event of the 2013 spring/summer series includes an annual SILENT AUCTION with items ranging from antiques, art, estate/handcrafted jewelry, clothing, accessories, goods & services, etc to raise funds for the Friends of Plum Dragoness Performance Projects. In addition, GUEST PERFORMANCE ARTISTS will present a variety of dance/movement/theater, live electro/acoustic music, vocalists & poetry/spoken-word, circus/fire/flow arts, community art creations, DJ sets & VJ projections… 

PLUS REFRESHMENTS auction items donated by local businesses & artisans/entrepreneurs!

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Featured acts include…

 

 

JUNE

 

Solstice Salutations in the Sanctuary w/ Collaborative Festivities!

 

Live Music, Dance & Theatrical Presentations, Community Art Collaboration & Creation with Fire Arts, DJ, VJ Performances & Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser for Plum Dragoness Performance Project!

 

  • Bill Fieger-Art instrumental Installation creating Electronic ambient space music mayakara.net

 

  • Blown Away-Aural-visual spectacle of Live Music and Pictures  youtube.com/blownawayphilly
  • Bujee Magoo-stilt walking, interactive performance theater, costuming, puppets, props, toys in an experiment with the circus arts bujeemagoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

  • dj Lina Luv- Spinnin’ deep frolics in the grooves of eclectic, global, booty-shakin beats! facebook.com

 

  • MOM/Music Over Matter- the beats of dynamic the all Female Philadelphia based West African inspired drum ensemble sekere.com/MEETJANJEFFRIES

 

  • Rigger & Guest collaborator-Philly based DJ/artist Otis Brown presents his original electronic music soundclick.com/rigger


Setu Tribe- Tribeswomen who evoke the vibe of the Effigy Burn (Burning Man style) thru their dances derived from personal experiences in community facebook.com/setu.tribe
 

     

  • VJ Static (a.k.a. Gaetan Spurgin)-Stimulating the dome & minds eye with Visual Projection infusions VJstatic.com

 

 

More Updates on June Event Coming… Join the Poet-tree En Motion Group (facebook.com/groups/116980678334215) on Facebook!

Poet-tree En Motion… MAY: Spring Rites & Fire Celebrations Light the Night!

Poet-tree En Motion…
Spring Performance Series!

Wednesday May 1st
(Last Event of the Season is the Finale on Saturday, June 29th!)

From 7-10pm…@ the Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street, West Philly, PA 19104www.therotunda.org!
A FREE community event (but donations are always appreciated)!

This ongoing seasonal event series features a variety of dance/movement/theater mediums, live electronic/acoustic music, vocalists & poetry/spoken-word presentations, circus/fire/flow arts performances, community art creations & VJ projections… Plus an open stage/open mic!
(Doors Open @ 7pm/Sign up Begins)

MAY

Spring Rites & Fire Celebrations Light the Night!

• Giovana-Singer, Songwriter & Musician blending her Panamanian roots w/ Jazz, Afro-Peruvian, Latin Pop & world music www.giovanalatinmusic.com

Giovana left her native country of Panama twelve years ago in pursuit of the opportunity to live an artistic and creative life as a musician. Her music is a reflection of that journey, built upon her Panamanian roots, and blended with influences of Jazz, Afro-Peruvian, Latin Pop, and world music styles that have inspired her while living and performing in the US.

• Hooping by Sarah-Hoop Dancer, Flow Artist, Instructor & hoop makerwww.hoopingbysarah.com

Sarah picked up a hoop in 2009 and hasn’t put one down since. There are hula hoops in every room of Sarah’s house. Hooping by Sarah came to fruition because Sarah wanted to share hooping in the tiny town of Lansdowne. And because happy hoopers of all ages now regularly attend Sarah’s classes and workshops, she wanted people to have access to professional-quality, affordable hoops, so Sarah created them as well. Sarah Maccarelli Jordan has over 18 years of classical dance education and experience. She won the 2001 Star Quest Performing Arts Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida. Also an accomplished makeup artist and face painter, Sarah is a creative force to be reckoned with.

• Lux Arati-Tribal Belly, Modern, Hip-hop/Liquid/Flow dance styles w/ Tech & Fire Arts www.luxarati.com

Blending influences of American Tribal/traditional Middle Eastern bellydance, modern dance, hip-hop/liquid/flow dance styles together with tech and flow fire spinning, the lovely ladies of Lux Arati are a powerful, hypnotic presence.

• Plum Dragoness-Tibetan Bowls meet Dragon Dancing, Movement Theater & Fire Arts www.plumdragoness.com

Native to West Philadelphia, she is a multi–talented thespian, dancer, poetess and writer for life. She graduated with a Theater degree from Temple University with an exploratory concentration in Dance, Music and Voice. She is well known for her poetic style, vocal performance and choreographic flair throughout the Philadelphia area and abroad. In addition to her solo work, Gabrielle has collaborated with many artists including the project “Plum Dragoness & the Elements,” known for its fusion of multi-media, live world music infusions and spoken word/lyrical poetry. She independently produced/released the debut studio Album “Renaissance of a Poetess” with her band and Emmy Awarding Winning Music Producer/Composer/Sound Engineer Rodney Whittenberg and the Album of recorded performances (as resident artist) called “Live @ the Rotunda”, Mixed/Engineered by Styx latte. Her written work has been published locally, nationally and internationally. She currently performs with the dynamic trio project known as The Femme-mynistiques.

• 2nd Opinion- Live Music w/ Philadelphia-based dance-pop circuswww.2nd0pini0n.tumblr.com

2nd. Opinion is a Philadelphia-based dance-pop act exploring the intersection of gender, sex and society in as tuneful a way as possible. The band consists of Joel Chartkoff (percussion and vocals), Zach Webber (keyboards and vocals), Sammy Schuster (keyboards and vocals), Michael Knight (bass and vocals), Mira Treatman (vocals), and Kate Simmer (drums). Please dance!!

* PLEASE NOTE: if you are inclined to support Youth Empowerment, the Big Jar at the entrance to the door of the Rotunda will accept donations at this event on 5/1/13 toward Moving Creations’ Girls On the Move program in support of these young women for their spring performance in June @ Germantown Friends School!

For More Updates & to keep connected with the Poet-tree En Motion community Group, join us on Facebook (facebook.com/groups/116980678334215)!

Moonstone Poetry Lives @ Fergie’s Pub 4/17!
Hi friends,
Come on out on Wednesday, April 17 @ 7pm

Moonstone Poetry Lives @Fergie’s Pub (second floor)1214 Sansom Street, Philadelphia

Experience . . .

The quirky, passionately committed, heart-warming poetry of
        Susan Gerardi Bello
                         AND
The transcendent spiritual power of multi-media dynamo
        Gabrielle de Burke
     (a/k/a Plum Dragoness) with guest musicians from the Poetry & Music Project Plum Dragoness & the Elements (Djo Fortunado, Ali Richardson & Elliot Levin)!
– Followed by an open mic hosted by (you guessed it) — Good Old Dave.
See ya soon!
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Plum Dragoness/Gabrielle de Burke-
Native to West Philadelphia, Gabrielle is a multi-talented thespian, dancer, poetess and writer involved with performing arts since childhood. In 2000, she graduated from Temple University’s Department of Theater, with an exploratory concentration in Dance, Music and Voice. She is known for her poetic style, vocal performance and choreographic flair throughout Philadelphia and abroad. In 2009, she formed the project “Plum Dragoness & the Elements,” known for its fusion of multi-media, live world music infusions & spoken word/lyrical poetry. In 2011, her debut studio Album “Renaissance of a Poetess” was officially released with compositions & sound engineering by Emmy Awarding Winning Music Producer Rodney Whittenberg. In 2012, a second album of recorded performances was released with the project called “Live @ the Rotunda” that was mixed & engineered by Styx Latte. Gabrielle’s poems have been featured in several publications since her childhood. More info @ www.plumdragoness.com!
For Information: Moonstone Arts Center, 110A S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
 (215) 735-9600 ; larry@moonstoneartscenter.orgwww.moonstoneartscenter.org
THE FEMME-MYNISTIQUES perform friday eve 4/5!}

this friday… amongst many talents… the femme-mynistiques (Geri Omni/Lady Omni MC, Alexis Simmons/Alexa Gold & Gabrielle De Burke/Plum Dragoness) will perform @ this awesome event The Arts Garage brought to you by *Bangarang* Crew btwn 11pm-12am!} Here we come…

 

FOR EVENT DETAILS HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/219436748199574/!

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JOIN OUR GROUP ON FB HERE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thefemmemynistiques!

 

Plum Performs @ 17th Annual Poetry Ink!

Plum Dragoness will perform as part of this event @ 5pm-ish!}

peace & poet-tree…

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Poet-tree En Motion: April 3rd, 2013!

Poet-tree En Motion…

Spring Performance Series!

 

Wednesdays April 3rd, May 1st

& on Saturday June 29th in the “Sanctuary”!

 

From 7-10pm…@ the Rotunda

4014 Walnut Street, West Philly, PA 19104

www.therotunda.org!

A FREE community event (but donations are always appreciated)!

 

This ongoing seasonal event series features a variety of dance/movement/theater mediums, live electronic/acoustic music, vocalists & poetry/spoken-word presentations, circus/fire/flow arts performances, community art creations & VJ projections… Plus an open stage/open mic!

(Doors Open @ 7pm/Sign up Begins)

 

Featured acts include…

 

APRIL

 

Paying Homage to the Spoken Word of Poet-Tree!

 

 

 

  • Kelly Writers House- a center for writers of all kinds in the Philadelphia region (writing.upenn.edu), represented by Rosa Escandon-Event organizer for the  “Speakeasy” @ KWH (facebook.com/Speakeasy)!

 

  • Lili Bita- World Famous Greek Poetess, Musician & Actress (lilibita.com)!

 

 

 

*Plus many more awesome presenters during the Open Stage/Open Mic portion closing the night!

 

To keep Updated on Coming Events …

Join the Facebook Group for Poet-tree En Motion (facebook.com/groups/116980678334215)!

 

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