Art is Popping Up in Unexpected Ways This Summer

Fifty or more artists of varying genres, from dancers to musicians, from muralists to chefs, will participate in a week-long arts and community event this summer. From July 29 through  August 5, ReSourceArts (RSA), a new arts organization, will be transforming  the Crane Arts Old School White Space into a center for emerging and established artists to share their talents with the community.

Each day of the event offers unique programming showcasing a variety of artists – from a chef creating a four-course Korean-fusion meal to a mini workshop in  Zumba and Capoira.  There is even an open mic night, where the audience helps to craft a poem to lead off a bboy/bgirl battle and dance party. Each day’s schedule is unique, but packed with fun and a chance to experience a variety of arts at very reasonable prices. Tickets range from free to sixty dollars.

The main event, ReSourceArts Live, will showcase live dance, music, and poetry on the center stage. Dance performances are spotlighted by Life, Rhythm, Move Project, internationally sought-after dancers Spex and Tyger B, and Philadelphia-based Aztec dance company Fuego Nuevo. Poets Jonathan B. Tucker and Mahogany Browne, along with musical group Leana Song, complete the program. A complete listing of events can be found on their web site at www.resourcearts.weebly.com/event-calendar

Headed by Philadelphia transplant, Emily Arden Eakland, and Washingtonian Aysha Upchurch, RSA creates a space for artists, communities and creative souls to collaborate via live performances, workshops, social events and community engagement activities. At its core RSA is committed to providing high-quality art and creative endeavors that also have a conscious undertone.  RSA seeks to create dialogues with like-minded organizations and artiosts about the issues most pressing in their surrounding community.

ReSourceArts
July 29 – August 5
The Crane Arts Old School: The White Space, 1427 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tickets & Information: http://resourcearts.weebly.com/event-calendar.html

Highlighted Dance Performances & Workshops

Friday, August 3
6:00pm-12:00am  Mizu (Water) 2X2 Battles & Party hosted by Tyger B;
Battle Styles: Funk Category (Popping/Locking), Bboy/Bgirl Category, and House/Experimental
Cost: $8 per person. Bring 2 guests, 3rd person is free. Participating in battle: $15 per person.

Saturday, August 4
2:30pm-5:30pm    Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas & Usiloquy Dance Designs Present: Indian Steps and Sounds
Indian dance workshop @ 2:30pm followed by beginner level Flamenco workshop @ 4:00pm

7:30pm-9:00pm    ReSourceArts Live Performance featuring dance, music, and poetry
Artists include: Mahogany Browne, Jonathan B. Tucker, Leana Song, Life, Rhythm, Move Project, Fuego Nuevo, Spex, Tyger B, and more!

Sunday, August 5

10:00am-2:00pm  Workshop series: dance, music, and poetry
$8 per class. Day pass (good for all six classes): $25.

About Steven Weisz

A Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with advanced degrees in Psychology and Education is an entrepreneur and CEO for several for-profits and non-profit corporations in the region. He is also an adjunct professor of Psychology with several local Universities.

Steven is currently the CEO of Delaware Valley on Line, one of the first regional Internet Service Provides that now focuses on business-class web hosting, design, and internet marketing. He is president and founder of Rainbow Promotions Inc., a special events and entertainment agency established in the late 70’s, that services corporate and retail accounts both locally and nationally.

Steven is the Founder of PhiladelphiaDANCE.org, the largest web presence and resource for the dance community in the greater Philadelphia region, and the Founder and Editor of The Dance Journal. His involvement in the dance community extends to being Director of Graffito Works, an international platform for dancers and performing artists to create site-specific work and to make it readily accessible to the public.

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