Robin Gilbert and Carlos Fittante in "Tigerlily and the Dragonfly". Photo: Julie Lemberger

The Triumph of Dharma

BALAM Dance Theatre to Debut at International Dharma Conference

Don't miss BALAM Dance Theatre's debut at the Global Dharma Conference (GDC) in Hindu Students Council Presents Sounds of Harmony on Saturday, September 12.  The classical concert will be performed at the NJ Convention & Exposition Center, located at 97 Sunfield Avenue in Edison, New Jersey.  The doors open at 8:00 p.m.
Hanuman Credit: Neil Sapienza
BALAM will premiere this scintillating new piece, The Triumph of Dharma, a Balinese modern fusion dance inspired by the Hindu epic, Ramayana.  At the request of presenter Hindu Students Council (HSC), BALAM created the expanded new piece especially for this international event.  The performance features ten dancers wearing vibrant, colorful costumes and masks from BALAM Dance Theatre's extensive inventory and collaborator Coyote Dancers. 

"This project has allowed BALAM to explore the profound concept of Dharma. One of its meanings introduces the immutability of right thinking in an environment of chaotic polarity.  Creating a dance drama that reflects the underlying unity at the heart of these contrasting qualities has been an inspiration for the company," said Carlos Fittante, artistic director of BALAM Dance Theatre.

International Line-Up

The dancers performing in this new piece represent different cultural backgrounds. BALAM Resident Balinese Artist Nani Devi,
Photo Credit: Julie Lemberger
a celebrated performer from Bali who has toured and taught throughout the world, performs an excerpt of traditional Balinese dance to Gong Kebyar gamelan music and also appears as Trijata, Sita's friend and confidant. Dancer and Japanese Noh Theatre actor Toshinori Hamada takes to the stage as the evil demon king Rahwana.  

Fittante performs the role of Prince Rama.  He has studied extensively Balinese dance and toured several times in Bali.  Principal ballerina Robin Gilbert dances the role of Sita, Rama's wife, one she is performed many times.

The multi-talented Fittante, a Baroque dance specialist and co-choreographer with the prestigious Boston Early Music Festival, created the choreography for this new piece.  Hamada and Coyote Dancers' Maher Benham co-created the choreography for the fight scene.

Featured special guest artist Boonyarith Pankamdech from Coyote Dancers joins BALAM’s talented team.  Originally from Thailand, Pankamdech debuts with BALAM as the playful, fun Hanuman the Monkey King.  Five modern dancers from Coyote Dancer also perform in this new production.

Global Conference

Three thousand people from over 20 countries are expected to attend the three-day international conference that begins on Friday, September 11 and continues through Sunday, September 13.  The three day event attended by students, youth and others from over 20 countries and more than 50 universities and colleges.   The unique blend of thought provoking sessions and discussions on Hindu tradition and practices, blissful Yoga and meditation workshops, fun-filled dances, thrilling performances and other activities.

In addition to BALAM Dance Theatre, the concert presents these diverse classical musicians and performers: flute virtuoso Rakesh Chaurasia, mandolin virtuoso U Rajesh, Ghatam (Indian clay pot) Virtuoso Giridhar Udupa, composer and percussionist Rajeev Mahavir, Rachna Sarang Academy of Performing Arts, and Ashwin “AKS” Subramanian.

Tickets, ranging from $25 to $125, to attend the concert may be purchased online or call 732-857-0581 or 732-322-3895.  For more information about the concert and the conference, visit the conference's web site.

2015 Calendar

Next Event

Sunday, September 6. 
7:30 p.m.
Acis & Galatea
Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, 6050 Main Street, 
Tannersville, NY

Tickets. Advance Purchase: $25; $20 seniors: $7 students. At the Door: $30; $25 seniors; $7 students. 
Presenters: The Four Nations Ensemble & Catskill Mountain Foundation
Dancers: Carlos Fittante, Andrew Trego, Alexis Silver, Francisco Pablo Ruvalcaba


Friday & Saturday, January 10.  7:30 p.m.  Dido and Aeneas and Tobias and the Angel
Princeton University Opera Theatre
Princeton University, Richardson Auditorium
BALAM's choreographed dances are featured in this performance.
Tickets: $10 general / Free for students

Sunday, February 22.  3 p.m.  Corelli's Violins and Dancers
$20 Suggested Donation
Cambridge Concentus presents a selection of sonatas and concerti grossi with Baroque dances by BALAM.
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, MA

Sunday, March 8.  2 p.m.  Baroque Music & Dance 

Brooklyn Baroque presents Caroline Copeland and BALAM's Carlos Fittante in a program of music and dance from the court of Louis XIV.
Hoff-Barthelson Music School
25 School Lane, Scarsdale, NY 10583
(914) 723-1169

Sunday, March 22.  2 p.m. Women of Wonder - FREE

BALAM's new Out & About program premieres at the Fort Lee Public Library with Nani Devi, Barbara Romero, Inma Heredia, and guest artist Maher Benham.
320 Main Street, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
(201) 592-3614

Sunday, March 29.  3 p.m.  La 
Púrpura de la Rosa 

Teatro Lirico of DC presents the first Spanish opera performed in the capital of the New World in Lima, Peru. Choreography and dancers provided by BALAM.

Friday & Saturday, April 10 & 11. 8 p.m. Sunday, April 12. 4 p.m.  
Spring Together

A program of evocative multi-disciplinary works assembled by choreographer Beth Soll and trapeze artist Janet Aisawa.
Medicine Show Theatre
549 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 
BALAM will create a new solo based on the Icarus myth with original music by Elias Guzman.     

Thursday, April 16.  1:30 p.m.  Don Quixote-Soy Yo 

An all school performance with BALAM created for The Brick Church School, featuring original music by Elias Guzman.  
62 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128
(212) 289-4400

Sunday, April 26.  3:00 p.m.  Carmen

Verismo Opera's production of George Bizet's masterpiece featuring guest choreography and dancers from BALAM.
Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 N. Van Brunt St.  Englewood, NJ
Tickets $25-$35-$45-$55.  Call 201-227-1030

Saturday, May 2. 7-10 p.m.  FREE

My Mistress' Eyes performed by Inma Heredia, a Shakespeare sonnet done with her hallmark "salero" (Spanish charm).
Actors With Accents - Party/Performance
Teatro Circulo
East 4th Street (between 2nd Ave. & Bowery)
New York, NY

Tuesday, May 5.  6 p.m.  Dancing Warrior.  FREE
Little Egg Harbor Public Library, 
Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ
290 Mathistown Road
(609) 294-1197

2015 Boston Early Music Festival - Monteverdi Trilogy

Orfeo, Carlos Fittante-dancer
Saturday, June 13. 8 p.m.  at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA
Sunday, June 21. 3 p.m. at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA
BEMF Box Office: 617-661-1812 /

Friday, July 10, 12-1 p.m.  Dancing Shadows - FREE
BALAM and Gamelan Son of Lion Workshop and Performance
Hunter-Tannersville Elementary School Gymnasium
7794 Main Street
Hunter, NY 12442 
(518) 263-4256

Sunday, September 6. 7:30 p.m.
Acis & Galatea
Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center
6050 Main Street, Tannersville, NY
Advance Purchase: $25; $20 seniors: $7 students.
At the Door: $30; $25 seniors; $7 students
Presented by The Four Nations Ensemble and the Catskill Mountain Foundation. 
Dancers: Carlos Fittante, Andrew Trego, Alexis Silver, Francisco Pablo Ruvalcaba

Saturday, September 12. 8:30 p.m.
The Triumph of Dharma
Hindu Students Council 
2015 Global Dharma Conference
Dancers: Nani, Robin, Toshi, Carlos Fittante, and 6 Coyote Dancers
New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center. Edison, NJ

Friday, September 25. 1:30-3:15 (closed event)
Balinese Dance Master Class
New York University-Tisch School of the Arts

Sunday, October 18. 3 p.m. Lucia di Lammermoor
Bergen Performing Arts Center. Englewood, New Jersey
Guest dancers: Barbara Romero and Carlos Fittante 

Friday-Sunday, October 23-25. 8 p.m.
Coyote Dancers Honors the Late Dudley Williams
The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance
55 Bethune Street
New York, NY 10014
Carlos Fittante, guest artist

Sunday, November 15, 2 p.m. FREE.
New Program
227 Fort Lee Rd, Leonia, NJ 07605
(201) 592-5770
Inma Heredia, Carlos Fittante, Andrew Trego and Yumiko Niimi 

December 11-13. The Christmas Show
St. George Theatre
35 Hyatt Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
BALAM's Robin Gilbert & Carlos Fittante in Grand Pas de Deux

BALAM Dance Theatre Returns to Hunter, New York to Present Dancing Shadows

BALAM Dance Theatre launches its third residency in Hunter, New York from July 6 to 10 to present Dancing Shadows, an Indonesian shadow puppet and musical drama.  In collaboration with Gamelan Son of Lion, a new music repertory ensemble specializing in contemporary pieces written
Carlos Fittante and Robin Gilbert perform with shadow puppets.
for the instruments of the Javanese gamelan, BALAM Dance Theatre will provide a new arts and educational enrichment workshop for children from the communities of Hunter and Tannersville, New York. 

The culmination of the residency will be the dynamic ensemble performance of Dancing Shadows on July 10.  Last year, BALAM Dance Theatre implemented the workshop, Discover the Splendors of Spain, inspired by the diverse dance traditions of that country on the Iberian Peninsula.
"With this residency, BALAM Dance Theatre feels a part of the Hunter community.  The inspiration for this program is derived from the local folklore of Washington Irving's tale, Rip Van Winkle, set in the Catskill Mountains," said Carlos Fittante, Artistic Director. 
The children in Hunter, New York will present the new piece with BALAM Dance Theatre's performers and the Gamelan Son of Lion's musicians on Friday, July 10 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Hunter-Tannersville Elementary School Gymnasium, located at 7794 Main Street in Hunter, New York 12442.  The performance will be free and open to the public.  For further information contact, (518) 263-4256.
The children will experience the music and magic of an Indonesian shadow puppet play.  During the workshop sessions, they will play percussion instruments, gongs and metallophones.   
Under the guidance of BALAM Dance Theatre and Gamelan Son of Lion, they will act, dance, and become puppeteers.  The students' work will explore fundamental concepts of dance making and performance, as articulated through the New York State Board of Education’s arts guidelines.  

Barbara Romero, BALAM Dance Theatre's Spanish Escuela Bolera dance expert, and Toshinori Hamada, BALAM Dance Theatre's principal dancer and martial artist, will appear as Mr. and Mrs. Van Winkle in period costumes and guide the children in creating their choreographic segments for the story.  Gamelan Son of Lion's company members will perform live on gamelan instruments in the program.
This arts intensive residency is presented through the Catskill Mountain Foundation Performing Arts Program at the Hunter-Tannersville Summer School Program with funding received in part through the New York State Council for the Arts and Friends of BALAM Dance Theatre. 

Artist Spotlight: Nani Devi

Nani Devi, BALAM Dance Theatre's Resident Balinese Artist, teaches classical Balinese dance lessons for the company, as well as those from the Indonesian islands of Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Sulawesi.   Born in Bali, Indonesia, Ms. Devi began dancing at the early age of ten in the village of Tabanan. 

Nani Devi. Photo Credit: Julie Lemberger
Noted for dancing with a natural grace and sweet expression, she was selected by the Indonesian government to perform in the palaces of Bali for visiting heads of state.  She has performed in Russia, Japan, China, Thailand, the Philippines, and the United States among others.  
Look for announcements about her upcoming master classes that will be open to the public. 

BALAM to Premiere Baroque Work in Spring Together

Baroque music, dance and fusion inspired work will shine in BALAM Dance Theatre's performance in Spring Together presented by Dance Projects Inc./ Beth Soll & Co. from April 8-10, 4:00 p.m., at the Medicine Show Theatre, located at 549 West 52nd Street in New York City.

BALAM will premiere Carlos Fittante's new choreography Icarus, a Baroque fusion solo inspired by Louis Pecour's masterpiece.  BALAM guest artist Andrew Trego will perform the new piece with music by Elias Guzman and set by Elisa Decker.

Fittante, a Baroque dance specialist, will perform Chaconne de Phaeton by Pecour to music by Jean-Baptiste Lully and set by John Woodrow Kelley.  The chaconne is a Baroque dance and music form notated in 1701.  The dance tells the story of Phaeton, a mythic character that attempted to fly the Olympic god Apollo's sun chariot across the sky.

Elias Guzman's original music evokes the magical ratios of antiquity, as well as primal drumming from Mezzo-America.  The solo features three-foot Balinese wings used to portray a spirit of transcendence.

Tickets are $20 with a reservation and $25 without.  To reserve a ticket, send an e-mail to or call 212-927-0476.  Provide your name, the number of tickets and performance dates.  Tickets may be paid with cash only at the door.

BALAM Dance Theatre to Perform in Verismo Opera's Carmen at Bergen Performing Arts Center

BALAM Dance Theatre has been selected to perform in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's new production of Georges Bizet's Carmen.  Under Artistic Director and Met Opera luminary Lucine Amara, Verismo Opera, the house opera company of the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey, will present Carmen on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the theatre.

The company was selected for its extensive knowledge of Spanish dance and experience choreographing dance scenes in opera.  
"I am very excited to have the professional dance company, BALAM Dance Theatre, on our stage.  The professionalism and pure excitement they are assured to bring cannot be overstated.  We are thrilled to have them on board!" said Verismo Opera Stage Director, General Manager and Canadian soprano Evelyn La Quaif.

BALAM Artistic Director and Choreographer Carlos Fittante and Resident Spanish Dance Specialist Barbara Romero will debut with the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera in the production dancing as gypsies.  
"Performing in Verismo Opera's production of Carmen is an opportunity to cultivate further the sophisticated New Jersey audience and to incorporate new theatrically vivacious Spanish dance choreography," said Fittante.  

See BALAM perform at the beginning of Act Two in the Chanson Boheme (Gypsy Song) and in Act Four at the Plaza of Seville preceding the bullfight arena scene.

For ticket information and special discount rates for children, senior citizens and groups, visit Verismo Opera's web site.  

Don Quixote Soy Yo to Premiere at The Brick Church School

 Don't miss the adventures of Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza in BALAM Dance Theatre's new program, Don Quixote Soy Yo, with music and lyrics by Elias Guzman presented at The Brick Church School on Thursday, April 16 at 1:30 p.m.  

BALAM will transport the community to the Golden Age of Spain with the premiere of this new program at Watson Hall, located at 62 East 92nd Street in New York City.  The performance is open to the public and a donation is suggested to benefit the African Dream Academy.

Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' classic novel Don Quixote de la Mancha, the program will present 60 children from the school performing with a cast of ten dancers from BALAM and Coyote Dancers in an operetta format.  

The performance is the culmination of a workshop series for kindergarten children portraying gypsies, windmills, and sleepy villagers.  Principal Lydia Spinelli, attired as the Condesa de Lebrija, will narrate the classic story.

 Come and enjoy a range of styles rarely seen together on one stage: Spanish, classical ballet, Balinese, Martial Arts, and Martha Graham techniques.  

Composer and musician Elias Guzman debuts seven original pieces representing dancing gypsies, battling knights, regal courtiers, and a live rock-n-roll triumphant chorus -- Together We Succeed!  Guest artists performing in the dazzling new program are Met Opera baritone Daniel Collins appearing as Don Quixote and concert pianist Anna Bogolyubova. 

To RSVP and for further information, contact Amy Warden at 212-289-5683 ext. 273.

BALAM Dance Theatre to Premiere Women of Wonder During Women's History Month

BALAM Dance Theatre's studio has been abuzz creating new work to excite and transport community members to another culture and time.  BALAM's newest creation, Women of Wonder, celebrates the extensive talent and achievements of its female artists. 

During Women's History Month, BALAM will unveil this diverse program of dance, comedy, and song, featuring an eclectic repertoire of Balinese, Spanish, and American modern and fusion pieces.  This family friendly program will debut on Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fort Lee Public Library, located at 320 Main Street, in Fort Lee, New Jersey.  The event is free and open to the public.

A dynamic line-up of dancers and artists will perform in Women of Wonder.  Aligned with BALAM's mission to inform and educate the community about diverse culture and dances at the grassroots level, host Carlos Fittante will offer interesting facts about the history and culture of each piece. 

The program's exciting first stop is Bali.  Resident Balinese artist Nani Devi will present her exquisite interpretation of Condong from the Balinese Legong dance.  

Queens College student Justine Rodriguez and alumna Maria Gueros resurrect their scintillating performance of Jubilant Blossoms, a Balinese fusion dance that had a triumphant premiere in the college's fall 2014 dance concert, Cool Rhythms, Hot Moves.  

Transporting the audience from Bali to Spain, BALAM's resident Spanish dancer, Barbara Romero, debuts the company's newly reconstructed Escuela Bolero solo, La Cachucha. This rarely seen dance was made famous by the romantic ballerina Fanny Elssler.

She's back!  The world's only flamenco comedian, glamorous Inma Heredia, will return to BALAM, keeping everyone in stitches with an excerpt from her successful New York City cabaret show, Divas de España. 

BALAM makes its final stop to honor a special performer and dance trailblazer in the United States.  Former company member Maher Benham joins as a guest artist to premiere Homage, a modern dance solo dedicated to American dance legend Martha Graham.

Support BALAM Dance Theatre's Work in Underserved Communities

BALAM needs your help  now to bring its extensive repertoire and Out & About Touring series to more underserved communities in 2015.  Fees do not cover the costs of these projects.  
Make an end-of-year, tax-deductible donation of any amount now to support:

•$10-$15 per hour for rental of dance studio space
•$35 per hour for a tailor or seamstress to alter BALAM's costumes
•$200 rental of a van for one day to transport performers, costumes, and props
•$300 printing a flyer or postcard for a show
•$400 the average cost of a new costume

........and other costs.

An electronic donation made be made easily on this blog.  Click the Donate button found in the upper right-hand corner.  
Contributions may also be made with a check payable to BALAM Dance Theatre addressed to:

BALAM Dance Theatre
319 West 18th St., Apt. 4C
New York, NY 10011

Thank you for your support.  We look forward to seeing you at a BALAM performance, activity, or event in the New Year!

Jubilant Blossoms Makes Triumphant Premiere

Jubilant Blossoms, BALAM’s new choreographed piece, had a triumphant premiere with full houses all four nights in Cool Rhythms, Hot Moves: The Queens College Dance Concert. The Queens College Gamelan Yowana Sari Orchestra provided the live music.

Women of Wonder, A New BALAM Out & About Program in 2015

Maher Benham, a Martha Graham dance technique specialist, will join BALAM's female artists in its new program, Women of Wonder, on March 22, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Fort Lee Public Library in Fort Lee, New Jersey.   (Photo: Donald Greenhaus)

Peruvian Colonial Dances at Trinity Church, December 29

Herald the New Year! BALAM’s Robin Gilbert and Carlos Fittante join GEMAS-Early Music of the Americas in a presentation of the 18th century Peruvian Codex by The Bishop’s Band at Trinity Church, 74 Trinity Place, in New York City on December 29, 2014. 

Jubilant Blossoms to Premiere in December at Queens College

BALAM Dance Theatre is counting down the days until our new Balinese dance inspired piece, Jubilant Blossoms, is performed in the Queens College Dance Department's fall 2014 dance concert, Cool Rhythms, Hot Moves.   The dance students and the Yowana Sari, the Queens College gamelan ensemble, have enjoyed rehearsing it.

Performance Dates & Times:
Thursday, December 4 -Saturday, December 6. 7 p.m
Sunday, Decemberat 3 p.m.
Queens College
Goldstein Theatre-Kupferberg Center for the Arts
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, New York 11367-1597
$10 Students/Seniors, $16 General Admission 

2014 Calendar of Events


Next Event

Monday, December 29.  6:00 p.m.
Bishop Martinez's Codex II: Baroque Peruvian Music and Dance
The Bishop's Band
Trinity Church, 74 Trinity Place
New York, New York 10006

Full Calendar 

Sunday, January 19.  5:30 p.m.
The Baroque in the New and the Old World: Venid Deidades
(a Peruvian Baroque opera by E. Ponce de Leon, 1745)
Teatro Lirico of DC (
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
BALAM's Robin Gilbert and Carlos Fittante, guest dancers
Tickets: $30, $40, $60  

Saturday, February 1.  8:00 p.m.
The Faces of Love
Puffin Cultural Forum
20 Puffin Way
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
(201) 836-3499
Tickets: $10
Full company performance with guest artists

Sunday, February 9.  3:00 p.m. $20 suggested donation
Baroque Groove: Ground Basses - Chaconnes & Passacailles
Cambridge Concentus
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational United Church of Christ
11 Garden Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Guest Baroque Dancers: Carlos Fittante, Caitlin Klinger

Tuesday, March 18. 7:00 p.m.  
Clarion Society Masked Ball (Invitation only)
BALAM guest entertainment and dance lesson

Thursday, April 3.  2:00 p.m.  
Romantic Rhythms of Spain
Hellenic Women’s Club
Knickerbocker Country Club
188 Knickerbocker Road
Tenafly, New Jersey 07670

Tuesday, April 29. 7:30 p.m.  
New Music and Choreography Concert 
Queens College New Music Group, BALAM & Yowana Sari Gamelan Ensemble
LeFrak Concert Hall, Aaron Copeland School of Music
Reeves Avenue
Flushing, New York 11367

Friday, May 2.  2:00 p.m.  
Captivating Rhythms
5 Star Premier Residence of Teaneck
655 Pomander Walk
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666

Sunday, May 11. 5:00 p.m.  
Chamber Music and Dance from 18th Century France
Folia-Entertainment of the 17th and 18th Centuries
Leah Gale Nelson, Baroque violin; Caroline Copeland and Carlos Fittante, dancers
Church of Our Saviour's Atonement (MOSA Series)
178 Bennett Avenue
New York, New York 10040

Thursday-Sunday, May 22-June 8
DHRAMA:The Remarkable Dialogue Between Krishna and Arjuna 
A one hour play written by famed Brazilian playwright/screenwriter/director João Falcão Featured actors: Luca Bianchi as Arjuna and Livia de Bueno as Krishna 
Movement consultation provided by BALAM Dance Theatre.
Teatro LATEA in Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street, New York, New Yrok 10002  

Monday, May 26.  9:00 p.m.
BALAM's Toshinori Hamada performs in 
The History Channel's new miniseries, The World Wars.

Monday, June 2.  6:00 p.m.
Music concert by Anna Bogolyubova and Elias Guzman of New York Music and Arts Center Classical music presentation, featuring BALAM's Rhythm Bird performed by Carlos Fittante.
Symphony Space, Thalia Theatre
2537 Broadway, New York, New York 10025
Tickets: $15-adults • $10-children

Tuesday, June 3.  7:30 p.m.
Dixon Place presents Moving Men with BALAM's
The Dancing Warrior: Iaido, Apollon, Senamori, El Vito
BALAM's Toshinori Hamada and Carlos Fittante collaborate on a new program of traditional dances and martial training forms of Japanese Samurai sword technique, French classical fencing, Noh Theatre dance, Baroque dance, and Spanish Escuela Bolera dance.
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street
New York, New York 10002
212-219-0736 •
Tickets: $15-door • $12-advance purchase • $10-students and seniors

Saturday, June 28.  8:00 p.m. Sunday, June 29.  3:00 p.m.
Anahid Sofian Dance Company 35th Anniversary Season
Robin Gilbert and Carlos Fittante, guest artists in Ma’na.
Manhattan Movement Arts Center, 248 West 60th St.
New York, New York 10023 • (212) 787-1178
Contact: Anahid Sofian Dance Company • 212-741-2848 •
Tickets: $35 advance purchase • $40 day of show

Friday, July 11. 11:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Discover the Splendors of Spain
(cumulative performance from a summer enrichment residency)
Hunter Elementary School auditorium
7794 Main St
Hunter, New York

Monday- Saturday, July 28 - August 2. 10:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m. (workshop registration required)
Virile Elegance, Baroque dance masterclass as a component to The Small-Sword Academy
Martinez Academy of Arms, Levels 1 & 2
Pope John Paul Community Center
4206 Kennedy Blvd.
Union City, New Jersey 07087.  
For more information, go to

July 21 – August 9. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Registration required)
Marblehead School of Ballet 2014 Ballet Summer Intensive
BALAM's Baroque Dance Workshop segment taught by Carlos Fittante. August 4-9.
The Marblehead School of Ballet
115 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, Massachusetts 01945
Paula K. Shiff, Director 
Contact: 781-631-6262,

Tuesday, September 23. 7:00 p.m.
Dances of Thrones
Exponential Ensemble
This performance can be viewed free via live video feed.
Guest dancer Carlos Fittante performs a minuet by Telemann, Bach's Bourree from the Cello Suite no.3, Message Home: A 9/11 Memorial, Chaconne de Phaeton
National Opera Center, Audition Recital Hall
330 7th Ave (29th St.) 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001
(212) 796-8630 •
Tickets:  $20 - adults / $10 - students & seniors

Friday, September 26. 1:30 - 3:20 p.m.  
Balinese dance masterclass.  (Closed to the public)
New York University Tisch School of the  Arts
715 Broadway, Blackbox Theatre
New York, New York 10003

4 Saturdays in October. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Balinese Dance Masterclasses with Nani Devi 
OPEN TO ALL. No previous experience necessary. 
October 4, 11, 18, 25
Keystone Studio, 252 West 30th St, Bell 4B
New York, New York
$15 per class

Saturday, October 18. 3:00 p.m. 
Broadway Meets Baroque in Washington Heights 
Holyrood Episcopal Church ~ Iglesia Santa Cruz, Parish Hall
FREE (Donations welcomed.)
715 W 179th Street, New York, New York 10033
(212) 923-3770

The program is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Saturday, November 1. 8:00 p.m. & Sunday, November 2. 3:00 p.m.
Tales from the Arabian Nights, FREE
Mosaic Dance Theatre
BALAM Dance Theatre's Carlos Fittante, guest artist
Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College
467 Franklin Street 
Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003
For reservations: 1-800-838-3006

Saturday, November 8. 8:00 p.m. 
Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
33 Kaatsbaan Rd.
Tivoli, New York 12583
Tickets: $100.

The Four Nations Ensemble with Diane Walsh, piano; Andrew Appel, harpsichord and director Guest Artists: Caroline Copeland & Carlos Fitante, dancers. 

Enjoy an afternoon of 18th and 19th century ballroom dances from Paris and Vienna and masterworks of keyboard music inspired by the gavotte, minuet, chaconne, landler, waltz, galop, and polonaise, with music by Bach, Couperin, Rameau, Brahms, Chopin, Ravel and Debussy.

Friday, November 14. 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Physical Culture: Baroque Dance Performance & Lecture 
History of Costume I.  (Closed to the public)
New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street, New York, NY 10003

Saturday, November 29.  8:00 p.m. Sunday, November 30.  3:00 p.m.
BEMF Chamber Opera Series
Double Bill:  La Serva Padrona; Livetta e Tracollo
Carlos Fittante, Baroque commedia dancer 
New England Conservatory of Music's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Thursday – Saturday, December 4 – 6. 7:00 p.m. &

Sunday, December 7.  3:00 p.m.  
Cool Rhythms, Hot Moves: The Queens College Dance Concert
BALAM's new work, Jubilant Blossoms
Goldstein Theatre
Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Queens, New York 11367-1597
Box Office: Phone: 718-793-8080 / Mon. - Fri.: 12 Noon - 6 PM
Information Hotline: 718-997-3075
Tickets $10 Students/Seniors, $16 General Admission

Friday-Sunday, December 12-14. 3 & 7:00 p.m.
The Christmas Show 
St. George Theatre
35 Hyatt Street
Staten Island 10301
Friday, December 12. 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 13. 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 14. 3:00 p.m. & *7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $40, $30, $20, $10

*Sunday night special: All tickets $20 or $10
Tickets: http://

Saturday, December 20. 8:00 p.m. & Sunday, December 21.  3:00 p.m.
Revels of the Season
Long Island Baroque Ensemble
Featuring diverse vocal and instrumental music.
Presenting BALAM's Baroque choreographies.
December 20 

8:00 p.m. 
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
Smithtown, Long Island

December 21
3:00 p.m.
Christ Church
Oyster Bay, Long Island

Monday, December 296:00 p.m.
Bishop Martinez's Codex II: Baroque Peruvian Music and Dance
The Bishop's Band
Trinity Church, 74 Trinity Place
New York, New York 10006


Friday, January 9. 7:30 p.m.  & Saturday, January 10.  10:30 p.m.
Dido and Aeneas and Tobias and the Angel
Princeton University Opera Theatre
Princeton University
Richardson Auditorium
BALAM's choreographed dances are featured in this performance. 
Tickets: $10 general / Free for students

Sunday, March 22.  2:00 p.m. 
Women of Wonder
Fort Lee Public Library
320 Main Street 
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024