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Performers and Artists

The Dance Piazza is back!

  • Judith “juju” Wolert-Moldonado
  • DJ juju
  • Saturday night, July 16th
  • 7-10 p.m.
  • 937-430-2505
  • Free Event

You and yours are invited to an outdoor international dance party on Saturday, July 16th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the landscaped “piazza” or plaza, at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, Ohio.  The location is known locally as the “Art Park.”

The event is open and free to all ages. There are plenty of benches and places to sit on and watch and listen from, if you wish to just come out – your presence is welcome!

  • From 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on July 16th, dance instructors will perform and teach basic swing dance steps.
  • From 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm DJ Juju will spin Latin dance tunes, along with other world & American dance music including Afro-beat, Bhangra, Middle Eastern, club, old-school R & B and more…

Other DANCE PIAZZA 2011 DATES – All are on Saturdays:

  • MAY 21st
  • JUNE 4th
  • JUNE 18th
  • JULY 2nd
  • JULY 16th
  • AUGUST 6th
  • AUGUST 20th
  • SEPTEMBER 17th

During all Dance Piazza nights from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm a different dance or musical performer, wil encourage audience participation through a brief demonstration.  And from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm DJ Juju will spin Latin dance tunes, along with other world & American dance music.

  • A piazza is “a public square or marketplace, especially in an Italian town.”

Food and beverages will be available for purchase during the Dance Piazza at two local stands, Brother Bear’s Coffeehouse and Willie’s Wiener Wagon (meat and vegetarian hot dogs).

  • Event will be cancelled in case of severe thunderstorms but will carry on under shelter in light rain!
  • More info: (937) 430-2505 or

Judith “Juju” Wolert-Maldonado is a photojournalist, documentary filmmaker and DJ living and working in between Yellow Springs, Ohio, New York City and Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is an Antioch College alumna and was born in the United States in 1970, just two years after her parents immigrated to the USA from their homeland, Argentina.

When in Buenos Aires province, Judith and her family frequently attend a weekly outdoor festival that goes on throughout the year, the popular, “Feria de Mataderos,” which is named for the neighborhood in which it takes place. Each Sunday, thousands of Argentines gather in the closed-off streets to dance the day and night away to the live, diverse sounds of Argentine folk music. If there is an empty ground space at this festival, it quickly fills up with dancers or musicians, just regular folks who enjoy the camaraderie and freedom of dancing and playing out in the open, because they can.  During the Argentine dictatorship of the 1970s and early ’80s, violent curfews and censorships eliminated any sort of festival or public arts events.

Japanese Hand Made Paper Lanterns

Sarah C. Strong

  • Limited to six participants.
  • 2 part workshop:
  • Saturday July 16th Create Hand Crafted Paper
  • Sunday July 17th Make a Beautiful Japanese Lantern
  • Both workshops run from 9 a.m.-noon
  • Meet at: Strong Heart Press & Studio, 143 1/2 E. Limestone St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387
  • For sign up contact:, 317.525.1785
  • $65 per participant

Make your own beautiful luminary for your patio or home!

Spend two exciting mornings at Strong Heart Studio with Paper Artist Sarah Strong.  Learn to make your own paper then turn it into an amazing hand crafted lantern.  Small exhibit to conclude workshop with all luminaries alight!

  • Workshop will be held each morning from 9-12
  • Total cost of workshop is $65 per participant
  • All supplies included, plus light kit and bulb for your lantern!
  • Take home a complete illuminated lantern.

Sarah is an award winning book artist and holds a BFA in printmaking.

She has spent years teaching drawing, printing, creative writing and book arts classes throughout the Midwest.

Sarah presently owns and operates Strong HeArt Press & Studio, a letterpress, book arts and paper making facility in Yellow Springs.

Strong Heart Studio and Press is situated along the edge of Historic Antioch Campus and The Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, OH

Antioch Writers’ Workshop Readings

  • Friday, July 15
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Antioch University Midwest, in the auditorium.
  • 900 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 45387
  • Free Event

On Friday, July 15, selected participants from this summer’s week long Antioch Writers’ Workshop will share readings of the work at 7:00 p.m. at Antioch University Midwest in the auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

Contact for more information.

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