“This Moment Is Important Too: practices for the wild mind was performed at Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre Festival June 2023.
Choreographed and Performed by Dina Denis
Music Composed and Performed by Karl Spicer
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"As Time Grows By...the film" premiered Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 2pm and had an encore performance at 7pm. There was an artist and audience discussion that followed the film. Email DanceIntoLight@gmail.com for more information.
Dance Into Light: As Time Goes By...
A Screening & Workshop was held at the Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garnden
Saturday, September 18, 2-4:45pm.
Dina Denis’ Dance Into Light didn’t skip making a new dance in 2020 – they made a film version. Join us for a screening followed by a 2-part participatory workshop for non-dancers & dancers on movement and music. Get in touch with your creative side in a beautiful garden.
Appropriate for adults, teens & tweens. Admission $12/$10 for members
"As Time Grows By...the film"
premiered Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 2pm and 7pm.
As of January 2020 we were in studio working on our Celebrating Human Connection Through Dance: Nursing and Rehabilitation Performance Program.
Our new live performance work, "As Time Grows By," was set to premiere July and run through December 2020 in nursing and rehabilitation homes throughout Queens, NY. However, COVID-19 had forced us to change our plans as our senior communities were devastated by this virus.
The show must go on...still, our senior communities need us!
We have recreated our programing to include virtual dance classes, virtual yoga classes, a virtual Zoom performance in June 2020 and a dance film of "As Time Grows By" to
premiere Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 2pm and 7pm.
Artist and audience discussion to follow the film.
Zoom link TBA.
Celebrating Human Connection Through Dance: Nursing and Rehabilitation Performance Program and our film "As Time Grows By" is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
This project is also made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Queens Council on the Arts.
Weekly Dance Classes with Dina Denis are broadcasted through the Virtual Senior Center Wednesdays at 10am.
Contact for more info: Danceintolight@gmail.com
AS Time Grows By...the film Photos: Spring36
Like to dance? Are you 65 and over?
No experience necessary.
Weekly dance classes with Dina Denis
Midway Nursing Home
December 18, 2019 at 2pm
Park Terrace Care Center
November 19, 2019 at 2:30pm
Video: Cheek to Cheek
Composed in 1935 by Irving Berlin
Choreographed, Arranged and Performed by Max Pollak, Arleigh Rothenberg
and Karl Spicer
Zena Rommett FLOOR-BARRE® with Dina Denis
A CONDITIONING PROGRAM FOR Everybody
The Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Technique (ZRFB) uses ballet vocabulary in order to safely, gently and effectively train dancers and non-dancers at any level or stage in life.
No dance experience is necessary.
Dina Denis teaches Zena Rommett Floor-Barre Technique® (ZRFB) as a way to correct and preserve proper body alignment and promote overall wellness. Awareness and applications of proper alignment can prevent injuries, promote healthful living and increase physical and mental energy.
Dina’s gentle class is helpful to people of all ages and physical abilities. Through her ZRFB class, students will gain muscular strength and coordination that supports healthy physical alignment and flexibility that promotes safe range of motion for all of the body’s joints.
Dina has experience and positive results with the ZRFB technique as a way to educate and strengthen dancers, non-dancers and those rehabilitating from injuries.
The SLDT - The Academy’s Free Sunday Performing Arts/ QUEENS OUTDOOR DANCE FESTIVAL presented Dina Denis' solo premiere of Reflections set to Clara Schumann's Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17: III. Andante and Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 7: II. Romanze Andante non troppo con grazia.
Photo: Melissa Maxwell
Dance Into Light was invited to return to the Voelker Orth Museum Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden!
Thanks to those who joined us on August 23, 2017 for the Annual Honey Harvest Festival.
Dance Into Light Artists, Lisa and Jared led participants through a creative movement experience about the Museum's honey bees. The audience participated in a fun mini-creative movement workshop. Together we created and performed an original bee-inspired dance in the garden.
On July 19, 2017, Dina Denis conducted a creative movement workshop with dancers Lisa Craig, Yuki Fukui, Evelyn Hoelscher, Madison McGrath and Jared Stern. Using structured improvisation, Dina taught a honey bee inspired dance for a group of multigenerational participants to learn and perform together. The Dance Into Light Dancers completed the afternoon with a premiere performance in the garden of Dina's new work Peace Among the Restless set to music How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place by the Exultate Festival Chorus - Chamber Orchestra Masterworks of Worship Collection Brahms Requiem. The participants were then treated to a special tour of the Voelker Orth's honey bees by Urta, the museum's resident bee keeper.
Above photos at the Voelker Orth Museum, Birth Sanctuary and Garden.
Dance Into Light Performers: Lisa Craig, Yuki Fukui, Evelyn Hoelscher, Madison McGrath and Jared Stern
Choreography Peace Among the Restless and Photos: Dina Denis
Below photos at Salvatore LaRussa Dance Theatre.
Dance Into Light Performers: Madison McGrath and Jared Stern
Forever Within, Always Around choreography by: Dina Denis
Photos: Dana Leigh