The Fifth Annual Dare to Go Beyond (D2GB) Children's Performing Arts Camp, hosted by R.Evolución Latina, will kick off Monday, July 16th, with a five-day curriculum taught by nearly three dozen Broadway and international artists.
Cast members from Fela, The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Bring It On, Book of Mormon, and Ghost, among other current and recent Broadway productions, and the Broadway-inspired television series Smash, will volunteer their time for the educational program that serves nearly 200 children ages 7 to 17. Classes include voice, acting, theater dance, body percussion, puppetry, mime, Mexican Folklore, Flamenco, and music, among others subjects.
"I thank the dedicated artists who each year contribute their time and talent, to ensure that the D2GD Children's Performing Arts Camp is a life-transforming experience for every child", said Luis Salgado (In The Heights, Women on The Verge), Co-Founder of R.Evolución Latina. "We could not do it without them. I look forward to an exciting week ahead of us".
The Teaching Artists for D2GB 2012 are:
Anika Larsen (Avenue Q), Arielle Rosales (Juxtapole), Becky Baumwoll (Broken Box Mime Company), Carlos Gonzalez (Zapata!, In The Heights - 2nd Natl. Tour), Christina Black (In The Heights - 1st Natl. Tour), Danielle Pretsfelder (Nickelodeon), David Jenkins (Broken Box Mime Company), Derric Harris (Free Man of Color), Elasea Douglas (FELA), Elena Gutierrez (Mamma Mia), Elizabeth Lucas (Zapata!), Enrique Segura (Lion King), Grisel Pren Monje (Zapata!), James Harkness (Guys and Dolls, Dreamgirls), Jerome Harmann (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Swing!), Jon Rua (Hands on A Hard Body, In the Heights), Jose Ortiz a.k.a Dr. Drum (BombaYo), Kat Sherrell(In The Heights), Leslie Feliciano (Choreographer/ Teacher Broadway Dance Center), Michael Balderrama (Ghost, In The Heights), Luis Salgado (Women on the Verge, In The Heights, Candela), Michelle Brugal (Lion King), Rebecca Larkin (South Pacific, Avenue Q), Reza Salazar(See Girl Run, The Imperialists Are Still Alive!), Rickey Tripp ("SMASH", In The Heights), Suni Reyes (Celia the Musical, La Barbería), Stephanie Klemons (Bring It On, In The Heights), Valeria Cossu (DC7- The Roberto Clemente Story, Candela).
WHAT: Nearly two hundred students from schools and community organizations citywide, will join volunteer teaching Broadway artists to kick off the 5th Annual "Dare to Go Beyond" Children's Performing Arts Camp, hosted by R.Evolucion Latina.
WHERE: Pearl Studios, 500 Eight Avenue, between West 35th and 36th Streets.
NOTES: Interviews with Luis Salgado, students, parents, and Broadway Teaching Artists will be available.
The Camp will meet all-day at Pearl Studios. A presentation of the students' progress will be held during the Camp's final day, Friday, July 20th, highlighting the theme of this year's Camp, "Imagination".
For more information about the D2GB Children's Performing Arts Camp, and all of R.Evolución Latina's upcoming productions, and educational programs, the public can visitwww.revolucionlatina.org . The organization can also be followed on Facebook: revlatina, orTweeter: revlatina.