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NDI students are Broadway bound
Celebrating its 20th year in 2014, National Dance Institute of New Mexico (NDI New Mexico) will showcase the talent and discipline of more than 570 public school students in nine Northern New Mexico elementary schools, with an end of the year performance, “Broadway Bound!” May 15-16.
Tickets are on sale now.
“Broadway Bound!” is a celebration of the magic of Broadway musicals. Students will perform songs and dances from dozens of great Broadway shows, which share NDI New Mexico’s messages of teamwork, perseverance and self-confidence.
Performances will be 6 p.m. at the Pojoaque Valley High School’s Ben Luján Gym, 1574 N.M. 502.
NDI New Mexico’s programming in Northern New Mexico serves the Española Valley and Pojoaque communities by providing dance classes as part of the regular school curriculum.
Students from the following elementary schools will perform: Alcalde, Carinos Charter, Chimayó, E.T. Salazar, McCurdy Charter, Ohkay Owingeh Community School, Pablo Roybal, San Juan and Tony E. Quintana.
Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by calling 983-7646, ext. 104.
For more information, visit ndi-nm.org/content/end-of-year_events.
Hollywood converges on S.F. this weekend
The Santa Fe Film Festival has announced this year’s lineup.
The Festival will present more than 85 feature films, shorts and documentaries submitted by veteran directors as well as first-time moviemakers. Screenings will be at Jean Cocteau Cinema and the Center for Contemporary Arts.
Celebrated producer Michael Fitzgerald will be honored for a trio of films including “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada,” directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones. British actor Harry Lloyd, known for his work in film and TV including “Iron Lady” and “Game of Thrones,” will be on hand with producers Fitzgerald and Richard Romero for a screening of their new movie, “Closer to the Moon.”
This year, the newly renovated Cocteau Cinema will play a supporting role as a festival host.
For a schedule of screenings and events visit the Festival website at santafefilmfestival.com.
The Santa Fe Film Festival continues through Sunday.
Young Voices opera seeks new applicants
Young Voices, The Santa Fe Opera’s program for high school students, is having auditions for the 2014-2015 season.
This is an opportunity for aspiring singers. There is no charge for Young Voices, but participants are asked to commit to a regular and rigorous training process.
Auditions in Albuquerque are scheduled from 2-4 p.m. May 10 at the Center for the Arts at University of New Mexico. In Santa Fe, they will be 2-4 p.m. May 11 in The Santa Fe Opera Ranch Lounge.
Young Voices, now in its eighth year, was created to nurture and guide students who have shown interest and potential for singing in the classical tradition. Lessons are offered in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and include individual voice lessons and musical coaching with attention to diction and language.
The program offers master classes with noted singers and teachers, tickets to local cultural events and culminates with a recital in May 2015.
Kirt Pavitt, the Opera’s music associate, coach and accompanist, and mezzo-soprano Kathleen Clawson, are the co-directors of Young Voices.
Andrea Fellows Walters is director of Education and Community Programs. Since the program’s inception, a number of graduates have received scholarships to continue their voice studies at the college and university level.
Application forms are available under Young Voices in the Community and Youth Activities section of the Opera’s website santafeopera.org/communityactivities/youthprograms/index.aspx. Print application, enter the requested information, scan and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for application is Friday. Applicants are requested to bring a song of choice and printed music to the audition. An accompanist will be provided.
Monitor Staff Report