Ruby Asquith Christensen's recollections reach from the early days of vaudeville, traveling across the United States in a 1934 Cadillac with the Christensen Brothers, to associations with Eugene Loring, George Balanchine, The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, and the formation of the San Francisco Ballet. Her memories and encounters with Alicia Alonzo, Anges De Mille and Ezio Pinza are fascinating and enchanting stories. Encore for Ruby is laced with archival ballet footage from the late 20's and 30's.
WCAF's 60 minute documentary, "Encore for Ruby", the story of an American Ballerina and the San Francisco Ballet was directed by Margot Jones and premiered on PBS throughout the nation.
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West Coast Arts Foundation
Margot Jones, Founder and Director
1554 Fourth St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
Encore for Ruby $24.99
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"As a Director and a writer it is important that an affordable venue exists for the development of new works. WCAF is the only venue of its kind networking with playwrights, choreographers, composers', painters, poets and more, to offer a place in which one can experimnent and produce newworks."
A Original Musical Fairytale
Charles Moselle - Ravenous E. Lee Wolf
COLORS THAT FLY
WITHOUT MUSIC, WHERE WOULD WE BE
WITHOUT DANCE, TO SET US FREE
WITHOUT THE VOICE, TO MOVE THE SOUL
TO KEEP THE HEART AND SPIRIT WHOLE
IF NOT TO HEAR THE STRINGS AND KEYS
SINGING TOGETHER, LiFTING OUR WINGS
THEY ARE THE COLORS, THAT MAKE US FLY
MOVING, SHAKING, YOU AND I
MUSIC, THE ARTS
KEEP OUR DREAMS ALIVE
By Buffy Ford Stewart
Click here to listen to sound bites from Beneath the Dragon Wood Trees.
Jazz Poet, Singer, Charlene ? and lots more
West Coast Arts Foundation's was founded in 1998 and provides, educational artistic opportunities, specifically targeted to children who are underserved due to economic restraints.
WCAF enrichment programs for children and adults include media (film and video) workshops and concert performances in theater, dance and music.
WCAF networks with various organizations throughout the Bay Area and has created a home base for others .
Founding director, Margot Jones has received grants from:
E.L. Wiegrand Foundation - National Endowment for the Arts - The Marin Community Foundation - The Fred Gellert Family Foundation and The San Francisco Foundation
West Coast Arts Foundation is a tax exempt 501 (3) corporation
Mill Valley Philharmonic Chamber Group
As a writer, choreographer and director I wanted to create a story the whole family could enjoy. A story that melts together, all our favorite fairytales into one great movie. A comedy filled with unforgettable characters.
Beneath the Dragon Wood Trees is a 90 minute, live action movie and an E-book.
We journey down an imaginative road with our hero, Peter Piper and his trusted pals. If he can catch the wolf - Ravenous, beneath the Dragon Wood Trees...where the sun don't shine...and the wind don't blow...down under in the Boogie Hole. IF...he can cast a spell upon the Blue Giant Morpheus, just maybe he might win his badge of honor. Through his perilous journeys he discovers that his greatest rewards are friends and family.
Members of WCAF'S scholarship dance program participated in the video clip for "Beneath the Dragon Wood Trees.