Short Subjects

Posted September 21, 2006

Calling all dancers

The Martha's Vineyard Dance Theatre (MVDT) is holding a placement class and MVDT Performing Company auditions for the 2006/2007 season this Monday, Sept. 18. The class will include a basic ballet barre warm-up, followed with learning of tap, jazz, and modern combinations. It is open to everyone ages 10 and up, beginner through professionals. Director and founder of MVDT Lori Cunningham and special guest teacher Jil Matrisciano will be present at the auditions, held at the Edgartown School from 4 to 6:30 pm.

This year, MVDT is adding a junior division, with tap/ballet combo and jazz classes for students 6 to 9 years old, and creative movement for children 4 to 5 years old. For more information call 508-360-5313 or visit

Calling all young actors

Phyllis Vecchia will be holding fall creative drama workshops at the Oak Bluffs School for children age four and one-half to ten years.

The workshop begins with theatre warm-ups, puppet play, character warm-ups, a story, dress-up, and a performance. Each week a new folk tale or fairy tale is presented for the children to reenact in a creative drama piece.

Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:45 pm, beginning the second week of October and running through the second week of December. "No experience is necessary. Just a desire to have fun and work in a team setting," said Ms. Vecchia.

For more information or to register, call 508-696-8738.

Have you heard the latest?

Holly Nadler, author and self-proclaimed gossip, will tell all on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 pm at the Vineyard Haven Public Library. Ms. Nadler's talk is the first Evening Lecture for the fall series. Her book, "Vineyard Confidential," is full of murder, madness, love, loss, and scandal. The evening promises to be fun. The lectures in the series are free.

For more information call 508-696-4211.

Voice and movement classes

Corinne de Langavant will be running Voice Movement Therapy (VMT) classes beginning soon. The class is designed for adults who are seeking new ways to discover aspects of themselves.

"VMT is an expressive arts therapy using movement as a vehicle to access vocalization," said Ms. de Langavant. VMT can be helpful to actors, singers, speakers, and performing artists, or anyone interested in finding different ways to access expressiveness.

For more information on the classes call 508-423-9566.