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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION LIVE ART IN DEATH VALLEY

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Please join Spoke the Hub Dancing and guest artists of all genres from both the East and West Coasts as we travel to Death Valley to honor the legacy of octogenarian dancer/painter Marta Becket and her radical vision which blossomed in the heart of the California desert over the last 45 years. This once in a lifetime performance opportunity will happen the weekend of January 19th and all proceeds will go to benefit the Amargosa Opera House.

ATTENTION ARTISTS:  If you would like to be part of our weekend programming, indoors in the theater, or out-of-doors on the desert sands, please send your proposals to Elise at Spoke the Hub before September 30th and include what you would like to do, a resume, a video if appropriate, or other work samples so we can consider you for the January weekend’s festivities.  (Note:  there is no pay for this adventure, and you will probably have to get yourself out to Las Vegas where we can arrange pick-up and lodging.)

ATTENTION FRIENDS, FAMILY MEMBERS & ARTS ADVENTURERS:   First, save these dates:  January 19 and 20th, 2013.  Second, if you would like to join us in the desert for this weekend of more art and adventure then you can shake a stick at,  please RSVP us so we can put you on the LIVE ART in DEATH VALLEY mailing list, and send you more details as they unfold;  there will be a set “donation” request for guests which will include food, lodging in the hotel annexed to the Opera House, and entrance to all workshops, performances and events.  There is also RV and Camping options onsite.  Stay tuned for further details in October.  Until then, happy trails!

Live Arts in Death Valley Project
Attention:  Elise Long
748 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY  11215
elise@spokethehub.org
718.408-3234

ABOUT LIVE ART IN DEATH VALLEY
The LIVE ART IN DEATH VALLEY Project, spearheaded by STH Founder/Artistic Director Elise Long, was dreamed up this past summer in response to a fundraising “call” from 87 year old Ms. Becket and her Amargosa Opera House newsletter, asking for help in raising desperately needed funds to save the Opera House and to continue Ms. Becket’s singular vision in Death Valley for years to come.  Ms. Long, who grew up in Silicon Valley, CA, credits a National Geographic article she read as a high school student about Ms. Becket  and her desert Opera House enterprise as being partially responsible for inspiring the artistic path Long herself has since pursued for the last 35 years in the “outback” of Brooklyn. In gratitude for this inspiration so many years ago, Ms. Long would like to say “thank you” to Ms. Becket by helping her raise money as well as to introduce her to one strand of her inspirational “legacy” which has grown up here in Brooklyn.

In gratitude for this inspiration so many years ago, Ms. Long would like to say “thank you” to Ms. Becket by helping her raise money as well as to introduce her to one strand of her inspirational “legacy” which has grown up here in Brooklyn; thus, Long is gathering a gypsy band of performers, visual artists, film-makers and other creative souls who will join her in Death Valley January 19-20th, 2013 to present a benefit weekend of family friendly performances, workshops, film screenings, art exhibits and installations to help raise money for the continuance and upkeep of this unique historical treasure and renegade artist.  Artists who have already jumped on the Death Valley bandwagon include:  Brooklyn dancers Erin Gottwald, Marlena Oden, Sarah Pope,  Ellynne Skove, and Mindy Toro;  LA performance artist and film-maker Sulai Lopez; San Diego visual artists and installation creators, Cindy and David Krimmel; Brooklyn film-maker Femi Agana;  NYC yoga teacher, opera enthusiast and writer, Mina Hamilton; plus independent volunteers Jeremy Lintz,  David Webb, Kerry Kresge, and Kathy McGrath.

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