Intermission, before the show and after--time to take photos in our elegant theater, time to study the souvenier program, time to chat with new friends and old aquaintences, time to sit and absorb what went before and what will be coming
Mary Rudge, Poet Laureate of Alameda, was given a special award honoring her books promoting multi-cultural understanding throughout the world
Elizabeth Pelaez Norris receives an award from Artists Embassy International President, Natica Angilly. Mrs. Norris is the faculty advisor for Sarah Sue, the first Teen Poet Laureate of Alameda. Sarah could not be with us because she was away at college
Banat al Hogar, Pinole, CA, performed a "Reconquista" from Middle Ages Spain, mixing Song, Poetry and Dance with ancient Moorish/Spanish culture
The Redwood Empire Teen Dancers from Santa Rosa, CA, opened with the poem, "For Beauty at Yeliu" read in English by Jean B. Chan, then in Mandarin by Lisa Liang
Geometric artestry with ribbons 16 feet long, presented by the Redwood Empire Chinese Association Teen Dancers
RECA Teen's finale was a photo op pose with Jasmine Elliott doing the splits
John Rowe, Albany, CA, read his "Opened Once More"
Barbara Wilde Wilson read her "In the Kathmandu Valley"
Bill Schwartz read his brother Art's Grand Prize Winning poem, "Getting to Your House." Later Bill read Art Schwartz's second poem that won a 2010 prize, Skinny Old Man with Shopping Cart
Art Schwartz's "Getting to Your House" as danced by Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company
"Getting to Your House" by Art Schwartz danced at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, CA, September 18, 2010
Bill Schwartz takes his on stage bow with the dancers after the performance of "Getting to Your House" by his brother, Art Schwartz. For more photos and the text of the poem, please click on the tab "Getting to Your House"
Barbara L. Johnson, Atascadero, CA, read her "Mountain Lion"
Helene Knox, Oakland, CA, read her "Language, That Continuous Meadow"
Terry Lucas read Maude Larke's poem, "Two Hands." Maude Larke could not attend. She lives in Dijon, France
Jennifer Barone read "Bicycle Wheel for the author, Steven Gray of San Francisco, CA
"Wake" presented by Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company
Lois Flood of the Diablo Dance Theater Company performed "To the Moon," in classic Isadora Duncan style
Dr. Bruce Linton, MFT, Ph.D., Berkeley, CA, read his "if there might be a god"
Mary Loughran, Alameda, CA, read her "Unwrapping the Gift"
Maggy Morley, Kensington, CA, read her "Acoustics" which was written in the shape of a wine glass
Garrett Murphy, Oakland, CA, read his "A Poem About Nothing"
Tanya Joyce, Emoryville, CA, read her two prize winning poems, "Shipyard Easter Sunday" and "Ten Hand Dragon"
Tanya Joyce receives her prize winning envelope with certificate and check from Judy Hardin Cheung, and congratulations from MC Raoul Epling
Goddess 2 U, Chico, CA, presented a most novel tribute to the rainforests with their "Tall Lush Rain Forest" from "Earth Prayers" by Joseph Richey
Goddess 2 U with live band and the depiction of Amazonian birds and butterflies forth saving
The Poet and the Painter began with a painting. Bernadette Robertson saw it and wrote the poem. Maura Owens Townsend, Los Angeles heard it and said, "I can dance it." Here, we had the painting, the poet and the dance
Richard Angilly in a solo performed his poem "With With Song"
With With Song by Richard Angilly was the grand finale number performed by Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company
Final curtain bow--so many performers no one photo could hold them all
MC Raoul Epling takes a final bow, haloed by Richard's tambourine
Final opportunity for friendly photos. Cindy and Laurel Glissard went home to MA. Judy Cheung and Natica Angilly stayed in the bay area. They will meet again in October at Rakkasah East in Somerset, NJ!