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Destination Norristown Arts Hill: Creating change through creativity The Norristown Arts Festival brings together talents from across the Philadelphia region for a day of food, fun and entertainment for people of all ages. Showcasing local and regional talents the festival strives to bring new life to the Norristown community through the arts. Visit for directions and more information.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Movies On The Hill, Friday July 13, 8 pm

The corner of East Airy & Dekalb Street, Norristown, PA

A FREE screening of independent short films, conveniently located a few blocks from the Norristown Transportation Center! (R-6, Norristown High Speed Line, etc.)

Bring your blankets and chairs to see the shorts and meet the artists! Popcorn, cotton candy & beverages will be available for sale. This screening is rated approximately PG-13 (mature subject matter/violence).

Selections include:

1. Alienative, Kevin Lee, Philadelphia, PA
2. Night Terrors, Matthew Thompson, Philadelphia, PA
3. Intercambios, Brian Aramayo, Alaska
4. The Fairy Prince…?, Jeff Orens, Sewell, NJ
5. Pattern: Response, Charlie Steak, Phoenix, AZ
6. The Butler Did It, Kristin & Justin Schaack, Minneapolis, MN
7. Two Stories Up, Michael Marchetti, Cherry Hill, NJ
8. Drawn, Andy Ritchie, Philadelphia, PA
9. Family Tree, MindChamber, Glenside, PA
10. Worlds Apart, Michael Zachary Huber, Sunnyvale, CA
11. Anna, Dan Brown, Philadelphia, PA

If you would like your film or animation considered for a future “Movies from the Hill” and other Film Library programs, please submit to the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival and check the box for “film library” at

Sincere thanks to our presenting sponsors:

-Norristown Municipality
-Life Unchained
-Portnoff Law Associates, LTD
-State Street Advisors

Also extra-special thanks to our donors, who are the heart of our organization.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fourth Annual Norristown DanceFest August 4 & 5, 2012 @ Montgomery County Cultural Center in Norristown, PA

The fourth annual Norristown DanceFest will take place at the Montgomery County Cultural Center in Norristown, Pennsylvania on August 4, 2012 at 8pm and August 5, 2012 at 2pm.  Norristown residents can expect another enriching weekend of noteworthy dance.

Created to promote the arts in one of Philadelphia’s culturally growing suburbs, Norristown DanceFest will highlight works by innovative choreographers and their professional dance companies. This year dancers are traveling from Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, and even as far as Italy.

The 2012 performing companies are Alchemy Dance Company, Angela Conte, Celli Contemporary Ballet, ChisenaDanza, KC-Chun Manning/FRESH BLOOD, Putty Dance Project, and Valerie Green/Dance Entropy.

Two youth, pre-professional companies will be presented in the Norristown DanceFest this year.  Philadelphia Dance Theatre will be performing on August 4, 2012 and Elysian Dance Company will be performing on August 5,2012.  The goal is to give our youth a chance to perform in a professional setting while exposing them to a variety of dance genres performed by renowned dance companies.

Norristown DanceFest will feature its first international company this year, Celli Contemporary Ballet originating in Rome, Italy.  Itschoreographer, Enzo Celli, has taught and choreographed worldwide and is currently undergoing an artistic residency in New York City.
Norristown DanceFest evolved with the collaboration of Melissa Chisena, director of Chisena Danza, and Norristown business owner Doug Seiler of Seiler and Drury Architecture.  Also, with the help of Norristown Arts Council President, Rich Rogers, Norristown Arts Council, and Fran Doyle, Director of The Montgomery County Cultural Center, Ms. Chisena is able to present this production once again.

The mission of the Norristown DanceFest is to enrich, unite and inspire the community through the art form of dance.

For Tickets visit
Tickets $15 General Admission in advance
                $18 General Admission at door

Norristown DanceFest 2012
August 4, 2012 8pm
August 5, 2012 2pm
Montgomery County Cultural Center
208 Dekalb Street
Norristown, PA 19401

For more information or to make a donation visit or call Melissa Chisena at 215-498-6264