MAPLEWOOD: GET OUT OF THE HOUSE AND DO SOMETHING!

By mark-slade February 4, 2011

FEBRUARY IS FILLED WITH THINGS TO DO IN MAPLEWOOD! COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS!
Friday February 4
Saturday February 5
8 pm
The Sweetest Swing in Baseball
The Strollers Community Theatre
Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts
10 Durand Road
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When an artist suffers a personal crisis and lands in a mental ward, she is coached by fellow patients on how to fool the doctors into extending her stay by pretending she thinks she’s troubled baseball player Darryl Strawberry.
Saturday February 5
1-3 pm
Performance Classroom – WORKSHOP: Improv for Adults
Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts
10 Durand Road
Become a successful improviser of character, emotion, agreement, and confidence. More improv workshops scheduled for teens and kids coming up in March and April.
$75 per session 
Sunday February 13
3:00 pm
Celluloid Candy:  A Film Series for Kids
Wallace and Gromit Film Festival
Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts
10 Durand Road
For reservations:  studiobmaplewood@gmail.org
3 short films will be screened – perfect for families with kids of all ages:  Wallace and Gromit A Matter of Loaf and Death, A Close Shave, and The Wrong Trousers.
$3 kids, $5 adults
Sunday February 20
12-2 pm 
1978 Arts Center – COLLAGE WORKSHOP
Maplewood 1978 Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
(973) 763-2536
FREE
For Adults and high school students. Collage lends itself to spontaneity and creativity. It’s a treasure hunt for just the right pieces to fit the work.  Use photos, magazine clippings, trinkets to glue on to cardboard. 
Bring some treasures with you. Program organized by Evelyn Graves, noted artist and teacher. This workshop is in conjunction with UNTIRING: an Exhibition of Sculpture by Chakaia Booker (see below).
Sunday February 27
12-5 pm 
1978 Arts Center – ARTIST CONVERSATION WITH 
ELETA CALDWELL, GLADYS GRAUER, BISA WASHINGTON
Maplewood 1978 Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
(973) 763-2536
 FREE
Which came first? Does the Found object inspire the art, or does the concept initiate searches for the object? This workshop is in conjunction with UNTIRING: an Exhibition of Sculpture by Chakaia Booker (see below).
Ongoing Events and Classes
UNTIRING: An Exhibition of Sculpture by Chakaia Booker
Maplewood 1978 Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
 Weekends from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.
(973) 763-2536
 For its 10th  annual Black History Month exhibition 1978 Maplewood Arts Center presents the work of  Chakaia Booker, the internationally renown American sculptor and artist. Most recently Ms. Booker exhibited her work at the Visual Arts Center in Summit, New Jersey and the DeCordova Sculpture Garden and Gallery in Lincoln MA.  Chakaia Booker is represented by the Marlborough Gallery in Manhattan
Lydia Johnson Dance
Winter/Spring Classes
Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts
10 Durand Road
Lydia Johnson Dance will continue to offer  Contemporary and Hip Hop classes at the Burgdorff Center in Maplewood Village again this winter/spring 2011! Registration is now open and many classes allow for ongoing registration.Lydia Johnson Dance (LJD) teaches a unique blend of Dance Technique and Choreography. No prior dance training is necessary. Unlike most other dance programs LJD believes that technique is best learned as children use their creative energy to compose their own dance works. In discovering the power of different movements and vocabularies, students become motivated to increase their technical range. The works presented at the end of each class series are totally choreographed by students using the compositional techniques that have been worked on throughout the semester.
Zumba
Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts
10 Durand Road
Contact: Mimi Stella
mstella140@yahoo.com or call 973-444-9337
Wednesdays:  6:00pm to 7:00 pm
Cost:  $12 per class
Classes run weekly
Zumba is the Latin-inspired, easy to follow, calorie burning, dance fitness party! 
Feel the music and let loose.
Performance Classroom 
Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts
10 Durand Road
  or 973-763-4029 
Music Theater – Mondays 4 – 5:15, February 7 – May 2
Create stories and write songs while learning basic musical theatre technique!
$275
Performance Playhouse – Mondays 5:15 – 6:30, February 7 – May 2
Come and experience the fun of putting on a show.  Students will be cast, rehearsed and have a chance to perform in a popular children’s show.  Elements of acting, dance/movement and singing will be taught and shared at the final performance.
$275