Coming up: Free reading of 'Boogaloo', Sept. 8-9

August 29, 2012 2:33:11 PM PDT
Reading is power, knowledge... and fun!In honor of September being National Literacy Month, a free reading/performance of "Booglaloo" will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 8-9 at Theatre80 in Manhattan.

"Booglaloo," which tells the story of a 2-inch fairy who spreads her infectious spirit by living and dancing in shoes across the globe, is the second installment of a three-part series that blend video, animation, illustration and original music into one solitary narrative.

It is part of an initiaitve of -- a crowd funding website for creative projects -- that will run from September to November, feauting the work of many inner city young artists. The other two parts of the series are "Nite Nite Sleepy Town" and "Lady, The Pitbull."

The event will feature the talents of Flamenco choreographer and dancer Arielle Rosales as well as the stylings of dancer Jon Rua. It will have original music by Arman Dixon and lyrics and the book itself by Lapacazo M. Hernandez-Sandoval.

Theatre80 is located at 80 St. Mark's Place in Manhattan's East Village. The event is free but reservations are required. To RSVP, send an email to or Also, be sure to follow the production on Twitter at @BoogalooFairy.