update on Dance New Amsterdam studio rally, what you can do

i’ve been corresponding with Martha Chapman about DNA loosing their current home and city hall demonstration in the rain.

lone dancer (c)2010, Eva Yaa Asantewaa

Dance joy (c)2010, Eva Yaa Asantewaa

it really would be a great losses to this fair city to loose a very nice performance and studio space in the city. i know DNA is furlonging their staff to keep expenses down so it’s hard to get more information about what’s actually going on there. but you could do dear reader is write and send an email to Hon Mayor Bloomberg expressing surport for DNA here and ask the mayor to help in this matter. write of call 311 ask for the mayors office and speak up for our arts and culture.

does the city really need this space and monies or does the city benefit more from having dancers dancing.

i’d hate to see groups of dancers hanging around on street corners dancing for spare change or food.

c)2010, Eva Yaa Asantewaa

NY1 covered the rally and heres a link to NY1’s story because a picture tells a better story than i do. also New York Daily news covered the event see their link or one can go to DNA’s facebook page to keep up late developing news. better yet go directly to DNA’s web page for class information.

Keep dancers dancing (c)2010, Eva Yaa Asantewaa


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One Response to “update on Dance New Amsterdam studio rally, what you can do”

  1. Martha Chapman Says:

    Hey Fuzzypictures –
    THANK YOU for posting about Dance New Amsterdam. It’s the support and attention of folks like you that have been so amazing!

    The Good News: DNA has won a 6-week extension for further negotiation with NYC (owns our building) and landlord (holds lease for our space)

    The Bad News: it’s not over – PLEASE take a moment to email Mayor Bloomberg (link provided in post) and your NY City Councilperson (call 311 or look at http://council.nyc.gov/html/members/members.shtml to find out who your rep is…)

    FURTHER Good News: SUPPORT LIKE THIS MAKES A DIFFERENCE! Arts organizations bring TREMENDOUS value (cultural AND economic) to NYC – let your elected reps know that you think they need to support DNA!

    Press & details on DNA’s site: http://www.dnadance.org


    Martha Chapman

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