Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company in their Grand Finale number from a previous Dancing Poetry Festival. For Winners lists, text of the Grand Prize Winning Poems and photos of the afternoon's festivities for the past few years, click on Winners & Festival for that year then choose the pages.
Dancing Poetry Festival Overview
Who: Artists Embassy International invites you to
What: The Dancing Poetry Festival
When: September 20, Noon-4:00
Where: Palace of the Legion of Honor’s
Florence Gould Theater
100 34th Street, San Francisco, CA 94121
in beautiful Lincoln Park
Why: For an afternoon of exciting entertainment withpoetry, dance, art and music
The 21st Dancing Poetry Festival is a showcase for prize winning poetry and visual art partnered with inspired dance. Original artworks on canvas and silk will be featured by being woven into choreographed performances. The Dancing Poetry Festival is unique in the United States in presenting poetry and dance as a unified art form as its primary focus.
Dr. Kenneth Kuanling Fan, a Poet Laureate from China, will be our special guest. Dr. Fan is a poet, artist and man of many abilities. He is known as the Father of the Computer Industry in China having written many of the first books on computers in Chinese. He is a highly successful artist and identifies himself primarily as a poet. He is a valued member of AEI, and Vice President of Asia for United Poets Laureate International.
Dr. Fan has developed a new genre of international art, poetic oil painting, combining poetry with oil paintings on canvas. To introduce us to this genre, Dr. Fan has generously sponsored a poetic oils contest. The winners will be displayed and awarded as part of the program.
Dr. Fan will also give a brief memorial in honor of his mother, Dr. Guo I Lee, also a Chinese Poet Laureate.
Prize winning poets from throughout the USA and from different countries have confirmed that they are coming to read their poetry at the podium. We plan to introduce the newly appointed Poet Laureate of Alameda and the Alameda High School Poet Laureates.
The 21st Dancing Poetry Festival is dedicated to First Poet Laureate of Alameda, Mary Rudge and toChinese Poet Laureate Dr. Guo I Lee.
Mary Rudge, who passed in January, 2014, was a long-time member of Artists Embassy International and previously a member of Natica Angilly’s Poetic Dance Theater Company. Mary was a dynamo as the First Poet Laureate of Alameda for many years. She instituted such programs as the High School Poet Laureates; the Site Write where people wrote poetry about specific sites around Alameda, read in that area then posted the poems at the site; Poetry Houses placed around Alameda where people could take a poem and leave a poem, thus spreading poetry within the community without a formal event. She was published world-wide and has read her poetry by invitation in many countries.
Dr. Guo I Lee , who passed a few years ago, was well known in Taiwan as a person active in government and social affairs as well as being a recognized poet. As the mother of Dr. Kenneth Kuanling Fan, she was active in participating in United Poets Laureate International’s World Congresses of Poets. Dr. Lee received her laurel crown from UPLI on the Great Wall of China in 2000. In China, she has the title “Mother of Poetry.”
Please join us on September 20, 2014, at the Palace of the Legion of Honor to celebrate poetry in the glorious setting of an elegant theater in a world class art museum. No where else can you experiences an afternoon of poetry and dance as a unified art form, enhanced with new art, intriguing music and wonderful people.
For tickets and additional information, please call Natica at 415-681-0618 or 510-235-0361. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, Free for pre-school children.
The Dancing Poetry Festival and Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company are sponsored by Artists Embassy International, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting intercultural understanding and peace through the universal language of the arts, founded in 1951.
This website gives news and upcoming events related to Artists Embassy International, Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company, the Annual Dancing Poetry Contest ane the Annual Dancing Poetry Festival
For further information on the Dancing Poetry Contest, deadline date May 15th of each year, check our Contest Rules Page and our prize winners pages or contact Contest chair, Judy Cheung, at firstname.lastname@example.org For further information on how to be invited to dance in the 21st Dancing Poetry Festival to be held Saturday, September 20, 2014, contact Natica Angilly at email@example.com