Event Calendar

Jul
25
Tue
Shadow Puppet Show #1
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This shadow puppet stage show will feature a variety of characters and menagerie of traditional and original songs. It explores themes that center around the seasons, the environment, as well as learning components of music.

Kimberley Rose is a singing filmmaker, environmentalist and mother of two. Singing before she could talk, Kimberley learned Austrian folk songs and harmonies from her own mother as a child. She grew singing in choirs, a Capella groups, musicals and even sang telegrams! While working in the summer at the pools, she was known as the singing lifeguard. In 2013, her album of all original songs was released on CDbaby.com and Soundcloud. Kimberley’s films often feature her own music. In the DC area, Kimberley participates in community sing alongs and hosts the singing shadow puppet hour at BloomBars on Tuesdays at 10 AM. When she puts her own children to sleep at night she often sings them lullabies and thought it would be lovely to share them with the DC community. Come sing to your child with Kimberley!

Ballet en Françias (Ages 2.5-7)
Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

At Ballet en Français, students (ages 3-7) will learn the ballet developed in the royal courtyards of Louis XIV. We will practice basic posture while discovering the anatomy behind each position. The purpose of this class is to ally creative movement and french language from which the terms of ballet arise. French vocabulary will be taught to identify fundamental movements such as glissade, pas de bourré, and saut de chat (Italicize the terms). Parents and caregivers are free to stay or drop-off their children. Suggested donation: $12 per class or $100 for 10 classes.

An important part of each class will be an improvisation component where the dancers can express their creativity however they wish. Our focus is to teach traditional ballet while giving the children space to discover the dancer inside themselves.

– A warm up ( standing up and on the floor, descrption/ naming the anatomy, the body part…)
– Learning of the steps ( glissade, pas de bourré, saut de chat…)
– Improvisation ( a free time where the kids can use what they learn but mostly express there creativity the way they want)

Julia Battist is a French ballet/contemporary dancer trained at the National Conservatory of Paris. She has toured all over Europe with Le Ballet Classique de Paris and performed classical repertory such as Swan Lake and the Nutcracker.
Since May 2014, she has been working with the Nhiane Khosi Dance theatre in New York and Dakshina Dance Company in Washington DC. In Febuary 2015, she earned a prestigious 3-year artist’s visa. In addition to her dance work, Julia is a ballet teacher and a french tutor. You can find her instructing classes at the Dance Institute of Washington D.C. as well as the Dance Loft on 14th.

She loves sharing her passion and her native language with everyone, especially children. Julia would like to welcome students from all backgrounds and abilities to her unique new BloomBars class, “Ballet en Français.”.

BloomScreen & AWNP present: Faat Kiné
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join BloomBars and the Africa World Now Project as we present a film by the great Ousmane Sembene…

Faat Kiné (2001, 120 min), by Ousmane Sembene. Kiné (pronounced KEE-neh) is a single mother with two children, two ex-husbands and an assortment of friends. She is the manager of a sparkling new gas station in Dakar, but her success has been hard-earned in a male dominated society. In FAAT KINÉ, Ousmane Sembene, the father of African cinema, pays tribute to the “everyday heroism of African women,” and provides a critical look at modern, post-colonial Senegal and the place of women in that society. (French and Wolof with English subtitles).

The screening will be followed by a discussion hosted by Mwiza Munthali, host of the radio show “AfricaNow!” on WPFW 89.3FM.

*Suggested Donation: $10. Proceeds support both the Africa World Now Project and BloomBars. Free organic popcorn.

http://tinyurl.com/faat-kine-trailer
http://tinyurl.com/faat-kine-0725-rsvp

BloomScreen Indie Film Night is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers, experts, and other guests.

Directions: The location is 7 minutes walking distance from the Columbia Heights METRO Station, and a couple of local parking garages – Target and Giant.

BloomScreen Indie Film Night
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
26
Wed
Little Treasures (Ages 0-4)
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Artist in Bloom Resident Tamika Love Jones presents Little Treasures, an educational and interactive journey for babies and children (under age 3) that explores a special box of little treasures. Each treasure that is picked from the box will lead tots and parents to sing their favorite songs, read fun stories and explore their bodies through exciting movement. The theme of Little treasures is self-love and teaching the tots that they, too, are little treasures!

Songwriting Workshop /Elena Lacayo
Jul 26 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Samba Kids
Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join Zezeh Brazil (Sao Paolo), former carnaval queen, radio personality and dance instructor extraordinaire for child & family samba dance lessons. It’s never too early to learn the infectious dance of the world’s 5th largest country. Samba Kids is the perfect introduction to movement and rhythm, not to mention Portuguese. The classes starts with yoga followed by a dance class to the sound of Brazilian carnival music for kids.

Check it out in the Washington Post Express:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2012/05/22/different-baby-steps/

Adult Samba Class
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
27
Thu
Harambee
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ballet en Françias (Ages 2.5-7)
Jul 27 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

At Ballet en Français, students (ages 3-7) will learn the ballet developed in the royal courtyards of Louis XIV. We will practice basic posture while discovering the anatomy behind each position. The purpose of this class is to ally creative movement and french language from which the terms of ballet arise. French vocabulary will be taught to identify fundamental movements such as glissade, pas de bourré, and saut de chat (Italicize the terms). Parents and caregivers are free to stay or drop-off their children. Suggested donation: $12 per class or $100 for 10 classes.

An important part of each class will be an improvisation component where the dancers can express their creativity however they wish. Our focus is to teach traditional ballet while giving the children space to discover the dancer inside themselves.

– A warm up ( standing up and on the floor, descrption/ naming the anatomy, the body part…)
– Learning of the steps ( glissade, pas de bourré, saut de chat…)
– Improvisation ( a free time where the kids can use what they learn but mostly express there creativity the way they want)

Julia Battist is a French ballet/contemporary dancer trained at the National Conservatory of Paris. She has toured all over Europe with Le Ballet Classique de Paris and performed classical repertory such as Swan Lake and the Nutcracker.
Since May 2014, she has been working with the Nhiane Khosi Dance theatre in New York and Dakshina Dance Company in Washington DC. In Febuary 2015, she earned a prestigious 3-year artist’s visa. In addition to her dance work, Julia is a ballet teacher and a french tutor. You can find her instructing classes at the Dance Institute of Washington D.C. as well as the Dance Loft on 14th.

She loves sharing her passion and her native language with everyone, especially children. Julia would like to welcome students from all backgrounds and abilities to her unique new BloomBars class, “Ballet en Français.”.