Art for the Heart programs educate and bring cultural awareness of the arts to local children through the schools. Special programs for "at risk" children.
BRAVA, (Ballet Resource Active Volunteer Association) and Riverside City College announce the 2016 Suzanne Reading School Outreach Performances, December 14 & 15, 2017 10:00 a.m. at Landis Performing Arts Center, 4800 Magnolia Avenue.
Since 2010, BRAVA’s Nutcracker school outreach programs have provided local schools up to 2600 tickets annually for David Allan’s Nutcracker. This year’s outreach, presents “David Allan’s Nutcracker” Thursday and Friday December 14 & 15, 2017 10am. BRAVA’s school outreach is free of charge. Schools and individual classes must supply transportation for the event. To make reservations, please call 800.870.6069 or 951.653.0220.
BRAVA provides special services such as these through the generous contributions of The MAGNON COMPANIES, Riverside City College, The William J. Gillespie Foundation, eXteres Corporation and Riverside Ballet Arts.
Art for the Heart partners withThe Groovaloos. The Groovaloos are no just another award winning dance troupe. Performances weave dynamic elements of hip hop and street dance culture into a refreshing mix of storytelling, powerful movement, synchronicity and captivating individual freestyle. Routines are infectious, exploding with personality and heart while defying gravity and bone structure at the same time. For over a decade now their style remains the standard and has influenced urban dance in film and television for generations to come.
Movement for Life is a new program developed by BRAVA, modeled after Mark Morris Dance Group in New York, to bring an innovative approach for enhancing the lives of those suffering from Parkinson’s disease (PD), Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and similar health conditions in Riverside County and the Southern California region. Movement for Life - BRAVA addresses the symptoms of PD and MS using music and dance. Research shows these motions to be highly effective improving the overall wellbeing of individuals suffering from these conditions.
The program utilizes Dance for PD® method developed by Mark Morris with the fundamental working principle that professionally-trained dancers are movement experts. Instructors knowledge about balance, sequencing, rhythm and aesthetic awareness is useful to persons with PD and MS. In class, teaching artists integrate movement using music, various forms of dance, yoga and choreographic repertory to engage participants’ minds and bodies and create an enjoyable, social environment for artistic exploration. Movement for life - BRAVA encourages family, friends and caregivers to join along-side our participants.