One issue that did not exist when Yerbabuena started her company in 1998 is the effect of technology — not so much how it improves productions, but in how it can be detrimental. Social media has influenced flamenco by making it easier to copy other dancers, which can mean the loss of personality and a homogenization of the form. “I think this is very complicated and difficult,” she says. “I believe that everything in life is cyclical and has its moment, and soon we will begin to need more privacy to be able to surprise the public. I cannot think of another way to privatize creations other than not posting them to the networks and today it is practically impossible because the public itself, without permission, records and posts them. I’ve never liked the speed at which we go in everything related to social medial and, after having seen the movie ‘The Circle, directed by James Ponsoldt, it has made me think much more about the situation we live in.”.
The story of young Millie Dillmount, who leaves her small town to find a new life in the big city, must resonate with teenagers who are also searching for their identities, Full of lively tap dance numbers and lots of comedy, this show should be good fun for the entire family, For tickets, go to www.diablotheatre.org, Women of Experience opens “Yes, It Is All About Us!” at 8 p.m, July 25, at the Campbell Theatre in Martinez, The show continues at 8 p.m, July 26, 31 and Aug, 1, with an additional embroidered dance bag, naptime 21, princess tote bag, hot pink tote bag with pink tulle & ballet shoe ribbon mini tutu ballet ba 2 p.m, show July 27..
Old Time Celebration: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road. Games, activities, live music and barbecue. Festivities are free; food available for purchase. Train rides, $22-$31. www.roaringcamp.com. Fourth of July Celebration: 9 a.m.-9:45 p.m. Leo Ryan Park, 650 Shell Blvd. Games, food, entertainment, family and dog parade, and a fireworks display. www.fostercity.org. Fourth of July Parade: 10 a.m.- noon. Begins at Fremont Library, continues north on Paseo Padre Boulevard to Capitol Avenue. Floats, balloons, equestrians, car clubs and marching bands. Free. http://fremont4th.org.
“I also started in kindergarten,” Henry said, “I saw my sister dancing and my mom thought I seemed pretty interested and signed me up, I do more acting now but still like dance and embroidered dance bag, naptime 21, princess tote bag, hot pink tote bag with pink tulle & ballet shoe ribbon mini tutu ballet ba just performed with the Spindrift Dance Company.” (Both siblings danced in the recent production of “Children of the August Hen.”), By the time she was in first grade Margie was doing skits, In the summer between first and second grade she did her very first SSPA Broadway Bound summer camp..
“My mother was very supportive,” Poon recalled. “I had to beg my father. He did not want his only daughter to go so far away.”. Her father let her audition to “settle her heart.” He imagined since thousands of children auditioned for the school, his beloved little girl would soon return home. Because of Poon’s age, she was eligible for the second year and there were only four spots open. Throughout the rigorous audition, the young girl from Hong Kong stood out and at the age of 11, Poon began training with the preeminent school.