Thursday, December 16, 2010

Steven Ritz-Barr film screening


a film by Steven Ritz-Barr

Don Quixote by Cervantes is one of the funniest and most touching stories ever written. Told here in the language of film by puppeteer Steven Ritz-Barr, with Michael York as the voice of Don Quixote, QUIXOTE is the story of an aging Spanish gentleman who reads so many books about chivalry that he imagines himself to be a knight. Accompanied by his faithful squire Sancho Panza, he embarks on a series of absurdly fantastic adventures across 16th century Spain.

Marionettes, exquisitely hand crafted by Russian Puppet artist Eugene Seregin, are remarkably brought to life by master puppeteer Steven Ritz-Barr and co-director Hoku Uchiyama.

Produced by Classics in Miniature, Inc. Music by Jeremy Yeremian.

One showing only at Great Small Works’ Studio. FREE!
Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, 8pm

45 Main Street, Studio #303 (betw. Front & Water Sts.)
F Train (York Street Station), A/C (High Street/ Brooklyn Bridge), 2/3 (Clark Street)

Meet the Artist! DVDs on sale at 25% off for your holiday delectation.
Interested in coming? RSVP Stephen Kaplin

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, New York
Doors open at 7:30

Featuring the Golden Angel Waltz Orchestra for your dancing pleasure!

The Golden Angel Waltz Orchestra will be hosting a "Waltz Ball", which is a ball filled with the most intensely beautiful Waltzes. Waltzes that are from all over the world, dense in sound, seemly sweet but sometimes chaotic and always in three. Yes it is a ball as well, so everyone is required to be in their most flamboyant, most dazzling, most Victorian, most risqué garments. We believe that people these days need a little encouragement for those romantic couples dances so we have also hand-made 19th century dance cards that will facilitate budding waltz enthusiasts to share in the joys of waltzing with all on the dance floor. We also are bringing in four of the most cutting edge dance instructors, who are charming yet slightly twisted in the dance instruction. You see, they are really clowns, the charmers, the instigators, the fashion consultants and yes the dance instructors as well. We have a quite a show that will engage even the most curmudgeon of a fella to experience the joys and silliness of our waltz ball. Everyone will have the opportunity to wear your most beloved fancy party dress that you never get to wear, to share your secret waltz obsession, and most of all to share in a silly night of delightful music and clowning.

Stay tuned for more details.