August 19, 2016: Home Grown: Built to Last

Whole Heart Productions


Print A Night of Gratitude, Love, & Dance


Home Grown: Built to Last will highlight Sulé’s scripted testimony involving his recent journey as a colon cancer survivor. WHP has partnered with the Colon Cancer Alliance (to help bring awareness to the cause), three dynamic choreographers; Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company, Francine Ott/The Walk, Dr. Darian Parker and the vocal styles of Nicholas Ryan Gant to assist with showcasing the beautiful art of dance and music.

We hope the theme of this project and the nature of the subject matter (colon cancer) will allow artists and the audience to acknowledge their roles relating to the influence and impact of the performing arts. We find both roles are crucial in our current times. Built to Last will not only entertained the public, but will also offer vital information regarding the recent statistics in colon cancer research and details covering early screening prevention, which can save lives.

Goddard Riverside Bernie Wohl Center                                                                                             647 Columbus Avenue                                                                                                                               New York, NY 10025                                                                                                                                 (on the corner of Columbus and 91st St.)

6pm – Pre-show Reception                                                                                                                       7:30 – Showtime

This is a FREE, non-ticketed event but donations are welcomed and you must RSVP at contact@wholeheartproductions to reserve your seat(s).

Home Grown: Built to Last is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Home Grown: Built to Last must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please consider making a donation today!

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August 3, 2016: Inside/Out: Francine E. Ott/The Walk

Jacob’s Pillow



Our resident choreographer/instructor, Francine Ott, will showcase her phenomenal dancers: Clarice Young, Maria Monge, Marnita Billups, Shayla Caldwell. Francine will also take the stage. This event is FREE to the public.

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Past Events

January 30, 2016: The Power of the Unknown



The Power of the Unknown explores how the vacuous, unseen, unknown quantity has been the silent motor of human creativity, imagination, conflict, love, wonder and awe. Visit to learn more about the production and to purchase tickets.

October 24th and 25th: Love & War: The Battle of the Heart

abunDANCE with Keo, in conjunction with Whole Heart Productions, is proud to announce their latest production: Love & War: The Battle of the Heart.

Written, directed and choreographed by Keomi Tarver, and featuring special guest dancers and poets, Love & War: The Battle of the Heart is a compelling combination of the arts and storytelling. Experimenting with the connection between artists and art forms, Keomi uses dance, music, and poetry to welcome the vulnerability love and war bring to the surface, showing how opposing extremities can occupy the same space, finding the grace we need to choose love even in the midst of the war. Love & War asks all the hard questions we keep tucked away due to fear, leaving us exposed and eventually free. The production originally debuted in 2014, but is returning to the stage this fall for a special two nights only presentation.

The performances take place on October 24th at 7:00PM, and October 25th at 6:00PM, at the The Actor’s Fund Arts Center (160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201). Tickets are $20, and are available online or at the door.

San Diego native and a Brooklyn transplant, Keomi Tarver is a dancer, writer, lover, teacher, and friend. She began training at the age of 12, and is skilled in Modern, West African, Hip Hop, and Interpretive Dance. Keomi is the Director and Choreographer of abunDANCE, creating a world in which everyone creates, lives and loves abundantly. Throughout the last decade, Keomi has showcased her work on various stages and respected institutions such as San Diego State University, Yale University, Brooklyn Museum of Art and many more. In 2010, while performing in “Hip Hop Saved My Life”, a celebration of Hip Hop through spoken word, dance, music and art, she was inspired to continue the journey of combining spoken word and dance.

Love & War: The Battle of the Heart features performances by Keomi Tarver, Autumn Oftedal, Candace Tabbs, Gabrielle Bruno, Sharifa Linton, Kat Magill, Jeanann Verlee, True Rodriguez and Ant Black.