- Our present plans: make this step that we sarted a more permanent one, which is far more flexible than the other place on Alvarado Street5. To make the people as comfortable as they can be and still have room to expand for future plans and activities.
- OUR FUTURE PLANS and ACTIVITIES
- To provide the best teachers in dancing, acting, language, and the other workshops which we are planning to have.
- To make an international center for all folk dance activities whereby not only people can actively participate in the classes, but also in special sessions, concerts, readings, and the visual arts; also to make it an information center of exchange ideas; to work with organized ethnic groups in LA, exhibition groups, and folkdance groups as well as with people interested in the folk arts and crafts of different countries.
- Among those activities would be the following:
- folk arts workshop - costumes, crafts, decorative objects
- music workshop - to understand and appreciate music, song, and musical instruments. Perhaps, later learning how to craft an instrument.
- song and music sessions as opposed to just dancing
- special parties - such as LADO party coming up soon. The plan is to meet at the INTERSECTION, then car pools to the LADO performance, and return fot the Intersection for a snack and some dancing. Try to get som LADO performers and dancers to come down to the Intersection, if possible.
- theatre workshop - where people can be trained and can expand into research of the folk theatre and present these here as well as other places.
- concerts - to present dances, songs, musicians, and people who excel in s specific area or who have concentrated their talents in a specific area to present something to us and for us to appreciate the program or talent aesthetically.
- The Intersection Dancers - have appeared at various places including the Pilgrimage Bowl, the Long Beach Civic Auditorium, and coming up in September dancing for 186th Birthday of Los Angeles at Century Plaza and San Fernando Valley Mission.
- language workshops in Greek, Hebrew, Russian, etc.
- foods from different countries
- To expand our building program - outside patio with dancing; building extension near the patio for the theatre workshop and additional activities and still be able to have room for dancing.
- PAST ACTIVITIES
Through our various activities and parties we have discovered that we have been able to engage with peoples of various backgrounds, interacting together through song, music, and dance to express themselves and to relate to their fellow man. We have been able to bring this INTERSECTION IDEA to many private homes also and have found a crying need that in our modern society man still needs dancing--and folk dancing is this need for most of us...or perhaps even for all of us.
- Puppet theatre for children
- Reading of an Armenian poem: An Armenian Legend
- Films: A grecian Odyssey; Our immigrant Heritage
- Children's class in folk dancing
- Picnic in Elysian Park with roast lamb
- Greek Night
- Programs for PTA shows; Congregational Church, etc.
- Plays: Poison, passion & Petrifaction by George Bernard Shaw
- Talk on folklore by Walter Starkie, well-knonwn authorities
- Discussion of Greek poetry - professor from Claremont
- Readings on poetry from different countries
- Art exhibitions - Jovan Obican, Yugoslav; Ann Loch
- Special institutes: Andor Czompo, Ricky Tejada-Flores, Vince Evanchuk, Atanas Kolarovski, Tom Bozigian, etc.
- Balladeers, troubadors, folk singers
- Summer outings to beaches & pools
- Comedian Laird Brooks
- Satya: Indian dancer; sari draping
- Theatre workshop presentations
- Travel slides
- Film on Yugoslavian dances
- Language classes in Greek, Hebrew, Russian
- Dumbek class