Conference 2017!

10th Anniversary Year
Creative and Performing Arts Convention for Women
First time outside New York
March 2-5, 2017
Professional musicians, dance, theater artists, filmmakers, creative writers and visual artists from cities
throughout North America will convene in Baltimore, MD for Performances, Workshops, Lectures, & Shabbaton

Tickets: https://atara2017baltimore.eventbrite.com

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    THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 7:30-9:30pm ~ Evening of Classical Music
    Instrumental and opera performances in an intimate, elegant setting
    Arlington Park Apartments, 6701 Park Heights Ave Baltimore 21215
    $18 / $36 preferred seating

    Featuring: Guest Musicians Bracha Adrezin, Shoshana Michel, Devra Seidel, Fraidel Leah Kletter
    along with local artists Elena Tal, Shari Rosen, Esther Newman and others

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    Friday, March 3, 9:30am – 4pm
    A laid back day for participants to enjoy extra dance workshops and the screening of Operation Candlelight.
    9:30-10:45am – Gentle Yoga with Lifeforce Yoga’s Amy Weintraub, www.yogafordepression.com
    10:45am – Bagels and Coffee
    11am – Dance class with Maayan Haller
    [12 Noon - possible additional dance class!]
    1pm – Screening of Operation Candlelight
    3pm – Acro Yoga Dance class with Lisie Michel

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    SHABBAT, MARCH 3-4 ~ Shabbaton for the Arts
    Learn the history of niggunim, Torah on music, creativity & the arts, enjoy a cappella singing, mime performance and harmonious zemirot,
    and participate in interactive theater! All listed Shabbos programming takes place at the Storches, 3209 Fallstaff Rd. Baltimore 21215 Building in rear
    Full Weekend registration includes all 3 Shabbos meals, home hospitality, and all weekend arts programming: $120
    Local Shabbos Guest registration includes Friday night dinner + Afternoon program 4-7pm (includes seudat shlishis): $40

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    6:15pm – Women’s Musical Kabbalat Shabbat, led by Rebbetzin Dahlia Topolosky of Congregation Beth Jacob, Rockville, MD
    7:00pm – Carlebach Kiddush
    7:30-9pm - Artist's Dinner

    Dinner Presenters:

  • Rebbetzin Chavi Epstein, Chabad of South Carolina “Serving Hashem with Pleasure and Delight"
  • Rebbetzin Dahlia Topolosky, “The Power of Niggun”
  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Robin Garbose, Kol Neshama Performing Arts Conservatory, "Vision for the Future"
  • Oneg Shabbos 9-11:30pm

  • Performances in mime and a cappella singing, followed by interactive Improv theater activity, followed by harmonious zmirot and shmoozing
  • Walking groups organized from Park Heights and Greenspring areas 9pm (contact to get home pick up conference@artsandtorah.org) and home 11:30pm.
  • Open for all Baltimore women and girls 8+
  • Shabbos Day

  • Lunch meals arranged for full weekend participants
  • 4pm – Rebbetzin Dahlia Topolosky: Inner Rhythms of Torah – in-depth shiur on the sources of music in the Torah
  • 5pm – Amy Guterson, director of Tzohar Seminary for Chassidus in the Arts – interactive Playback Theater & Arts in Education discussion
  • 6pm – Shalosh Seudos and words from musician and mother Rivki Silver and arts educator Chaya Bracha Rubin
  • 7pm – Musical Havdallah Kumsitz with hand-drums and guitars – bring your own! Led by Rebbetzin Dahlia Topolosky
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    MOTZEI SHABBAT, MARCH 4, Performance Concert Showcase! 9-11:30pm doors 8:30pm
    Observant female songwriters, vocalists, musicians, dancers and more! Artist boutique with art prints, books, and women-only music and DVDs
    Bnos Yisroel of Baltimore, 6300 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore 21215
    $10 advance/$15 at door

    Featuring MC Leslie Ginsparg of Girls Night On Baltimore and comedienne Elana Greenspan with

  • Maayan Haller, renowned choreographer from Ramat Beit Shemesh, ISRAEL!
  • Stella Filler the KOSHER MIME! from San Francisco
  • Baltimore Women's Band Ayelet HaSchachar!
  • Silver Spring LaZooz Dance School's Michelle Penn along with Miri Gottlieb and Abby Pines!
  • Songwriters Franciska Kay, Nechama Cohen, Esther Leah Marchette, Tanya Guterson, Tzirel Mitzman & more!
  • Dancers Lisie Michel of Boston, MA and Elisheva Golani of Houston, TX!
  • Top performers from Girls Night On - Baltimore series and Tzohar Seminary for the Arts!
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    SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 9:30 am-9:30pm ~ ARTS YOM IYUN
    Attend workshops and master classes in acting, voice, dance and writing by professional, observant arts educators.
    Go “Behind the Scenes” with filmmakers, producers, band members and more. Open to women and girls age 8+.

    SCHEDULE & COURSES OFFERED:

    Registration & Coffee - 9:30am

    SESSION I: 9:45am*-10:35am

  • *BALLET MASTER CLASS (begins 9:30am) with LISIE MICHEL of Boston, MA. Prior dance experience recommended. Will include Barre work, pointe shoes optional.
  • SCREENWRITING with ROBIN GARBOSE, screenwriter for feature films A Light for Greytowers, The Heart that Sings, & Operation Candlelight
  • VOCAL TECHNIQUE with SHARI ROSEN of Baltimore, MD
  • MEDICAL CLOWNING with LORI SAMLIN MILLER, medical clown
  • GENERATING INCOME AS AN ARTIST with DEBORAH GALLANT, Business Consultant and Entrepreneur
  • SESSION II: 10:40am-11:30am

  • MUSIC COMPOSITION with RIVKI SILVER, principal orchestra musician & composer. Learn tools, methods and approaches to composing music!
  • MASK MAKING (for Purim!) with CHANA SINGER, Artist and Artistic Director of Camp Tizmoret Shoshana
  • DIRECTING with ROBIN GARBOSE, former TV producer and director of 60 minutes. Learn the basics of directing for TV and film
  • HIP HOP MASTER CLASS with MAAYAN HALLER, dance instructor & choreographer in Ramat Bet Shemesh, Modiin & Jerusalem, Israel
  • BAND MEMBERS SPEAK with AYELET HASHACHAR, women's band together over 20 years: members speak about making it work
  • SESSION III: 11:35am-12:25pm

  • VOCAL PEDAGOGY with ELENA TAL, Baltimore's beloved voice instructor. Vocalists: Learn tips for *teaching* voice!
  • MIME with STELLA FILLER, The Kosher Mime
  • LEGAL ISSUES FOR ARTISTS with Senior Baltimore Attorney, addressing intellectual property, copyright issues and more
  • NIGGUN WORKSHOP SEMINARY with Rebbetzin CHAVI EPSTEIN, co-director of Chabad South Carolina
  • JAZZ DANCE WORKSHOP with ELISHEVA GOLANI, Houston, TX
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    LUNCH PROGRAMS

  • 12:30pm PIONEERS LUNCH: Honouring Dr. Mark & Chana Singer of Camp Tizmoret Shoshana as well as pioneers of the arts and Torah community over the past decade
  • 1:30pm JUNIOR ATARA: Featuring performances by gifted artists age 10-17
  • Featuring Chani Gottheil and Tehilla Chava Storch of Camp Tizmoret Shoshana, Nechama Eventsur of Tal Voice Studio, Representatives from the Shira Girls Choir and the Baltimore Bows, original songwriter Rivky Saxon, and more.

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    SESSION IV: 2:15pm-3:05pm

  • JERUSALEM LIVE! with host Annie Orenstein of Spotlight on Women and live performers at Stage Night III
  • BEL CANTO VOCAL TECHNIQUE with BRACHA ADREZIN, Vienna trained soloist and professional vocal instructor
  • TIPS & TRICKS EN POINTE with LISIE MICHEL
  • MANAGING MEDIA FOR YOUR CAREER with MICHELLE GERR, journalist. Learn how to present your press release, interview and reach your audience
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    MATINEE CONCERT, 3:15pm
    Live performance featuring classical voice, music ensembles and more!

    Featuring:

  • Classical Vocalists Polina Imas of Chicago, IL and Baltimore's own Elena Tal
  • The Baltimore Women's Orchestra with musical soloist Rivki Silver
  • Baltimore premiere women's band Ayelet HaShachar
  • Guest Artists Miriam Leah Gamliel, Hannah Stern, Devorah Zonenberg & More.
  • Concert $10 adv/$15 door

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      ARTISTS RECEPTION, 5:30pm
      Network with colleagues over dinner and enjoy visual arts presentation & discussion
      Featuring the work of Chana Singer, Giliah Litwack and others

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      FILMMAKERS SPEAK, 7pm
      Meet world renowned Los Angeles filmmaker and Camp Kol Neshama director Robin Garbose
      Creator of the hit web series "Soon By You" Leah Gottfried
      & Tzohar director and filmmaker Amy Guterson
      Learn about and watch screenings of their work, followed by discussion with directors

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      Bnos Yisroel of Baltimore, 6300 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore 21215

    Price Packages

  • Full Weekend Early Bird $120. Includes: Hospitality, Shabbos meals and all programming. $140 after Feb 25.
  • Full Weekend Students $70
  • Concert Package $36: Includes attendance to 3 performance events
  • Local Shabbos Guest: $40. Includes Shabbos dinner and afternoon programming/seudat shlishis
  • Sunday Program: $60 adv, $65 door. Half Day $40 adv, $45 door. Students $35.
  • PURCHASE ONLINE: https://atara2017baltimore.eventbrite.com/

    For SPONSORSHIP opportunities and Playbill advertising, please contact henya@thestorchagency.com

    To be involved as an artist contact conference@artsandtorah.org

    SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY
    **For private or group vocal mini-lesson Weds March 1 through Monday March 6 with featured guest artist Bracha Adrezin, reserve a session: conference@artsandtorah.org**

    Sponsors & Partners

  • The Storch Agency
  • Ayelet Hashachar
  • Tizmoret Shoshana
  • Lazooz Dance
  • Girls Night On
  • Danielle & Frank Storch
  • Tal Voice Studio
  • ATARA: The Association for Torah and the Arts
    Arts Expression, Torah Values

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