Raoul Epling was our colorful host with his many tuxedos.
Raoul was assisted by Artists Embassy's Vice President and the Dancing Poetry Contest Chair, Judy Hardin Cheung
Our show opened with the introduction of Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company in their exuberant rendition of "Circus"
Mystical, magical, colorful and exotic, all in the opening number of "Circus
Twirls, swirls, clowns and animal trainers come together in dance and poetry with "Circus" as presented by Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company
The Redwood Empire Chinese Association Adult Chorus, combined with the RECA Teen Dragon Dancers gave an unexpected treat with a poem by Ho Da Jin read in English by Jean B. Chan and sung in Chinese by the Chorus
Our first group of Prize Winning Poets to read at the podium. Readers were scheduled randomly, or according to personal preferences. There was no differentiation between 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Only the Grand Prize Winners were identified for which prize they won. To see a list of the prize winners and how the judges ranked them, please double click on the tab "2010 Winners & Festival.
Claire J. Baker, Pinole, CA, read her Lyrical Lines and Three Last Words"
Ruth Hill, Chetwynd, BC (Near the Yukon boarder) read her "Pas de Deux"
Kenneth Homer, Statesboro, GA, read his "Panegyric for Things That Do Not Cost $19.95"
Joe Jeremy, Sasalito, CA, read his "Song"
Gypsy Krackers performed "Joan, Sketch #1" from "Joan of Arc" written by Ann Williams-Baily, read by Bianna Allen.
Energetic, Entriguing, unexpected is what Gypsy Krackers, from Stockton, CA, always delivers.
Ana Elsner, San Francisco, CA, read her Grand Prize Winning "Duet"
To read Ana Elsner's comments on the Dancing Poetry Festival, please visit her blogsite at
Also, you may add the following link code to the 'Duet' page: