Friday, December 9, 2022

Dance

‘We Still Dance’

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We will all have a chance to see something very special at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 3 pm. Danza Orgánica and members of the Wampanoag Tribe of...

‘Creative playground’

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A beloved Island tradition, the Built on Stilts festival, is back again August 11 through 13 and August 20 through 21, filling Union Chapel with creativity and fun for — and largely by —...

Storytelling on ice

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Don’t expect something like Disney on Ice or the Ice Capades, or competitive Olympic-type figure skating in Brownbody’s upcoming show, “Tracing Sacred Steps.” In fact, although brought to us by the Yard, the performance...

Get moving

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If you want to get out of your head, fully into your body, and get a gentle stretch and nice aerobic workout as well, then Hallie Brevetti’s new “Broadway through the Ages” beginner dance...

Collaborative dance

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Abby Bender and Jesse Jason have been doing fabulous collaborations since the fall of 2020. Right after last year’s Halloween show, which was in an old, eerie house, the pair originally thought that they...

Built on Stilts reschedules Sunday’s performance

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On Sunday, August 20, Built on Stilts will start at 5:30 pm instead of 8:00 pm. The fireworks have been rescheduled to launch Sunday at 9 pm, so the dance troupe's performance will begin...

Choreographer Camille Brown explores black women’s identity in two performances

Camille A. Brown and Dancers are coming to the Vineyard for two performances that explore black American life. “Ink” explores culture and history from the abolitionist movement to the civil rights era, and from...

The Yard comes to the PAC

In a showcase of the artistic talents of the Yard’s executive director and co-producer Alison Manning and director of Island programs and education Jesse Keller comes Dance the Yard. DTY will end the Yard’s...

The Yard serves up everything from hip-hop to ballet to traditional Indian dance this...

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The Yard, the Island's dance residency and performance facility, recently announced the lineup for its summer season. As always, it's an impressive roster of contemporary dance groups and individuals who represent some of the...

Ugandan for a day

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“Today we are going to have some fun to the maximum,” said Godfrey Muwulya as an introduction to his program at the Oak Bluffs library last Thursday. It was the first of a number...

The Yard's season's offerings

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The Yard, the Island's dance residency and performance facility, recently announced the lineup for its summer season. As always, it's an impressive roster of contemporary dance groups and individuals who represent some of the...

An April Fool’s not-foolin’ dance at the Artist Studio in Edgartown

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What could be cooler than to have a cathedral-size dance studio on your own property? Especially if you’ve been passionate about dance your whole life? This is the lucky fate of Sally Cohn, dancer,...

Peter Luce Play Readers bring on the belly laughs

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For the past 22 years, a group named the Peter H. Luce Play Readers has been meeting every Wednesday morning at the Tisbury Council on Aging for one purpose: to read and discuss plays....

Pathways ‘We Dance’ series gets bodies in motion

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There's always something new at Pathways at the Chilmark Tavern. The arts incubator and performance space hosts a range of artistic endeavors, including a weekly poetry and prose series and regular music and video...

Year in Review: Performance

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So much to do, so little time. Every year performers of all sorts visit the Vineyard from New York, Boston, and all over. Unfortunately, most arrive in the short span of two months that...

Exploring Rasa Sol dance class with Christina Montoya

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This past Tuesday night, I found myself in a room with a handful of women stomping our feet, rolling our hips, and twirling our arms to Prince’s “Erotic City.” Islander Christina Montoya, a dance...

Friendships, collaborations, and new paths are forged through internships at the Yard

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The Yard, Chilmark’s nonprofit contemporary artist residency and dance performance center, began its official internship program in 2011. Summer interns submit applications in a highly competitive nationwide search beginning each fall. Applicants do not...

“The Second Girl” is the final play of the season at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

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There’s probably no theatergoer alive who hasn’t seen at least one production of Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece, “Long Day’s Journey into Night,” an autobiographical portrait of the playwright’s own family, set in pre-World War I...

Artists rise together through Yard events

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A.R.T. on the Vine (Artists Rising Together on the Vineyard) is a celebration of an Island community of creators and performers who have found their way up-Island to the rustic stage and acoustical surround...