Friday, April 19, 2024

Dance

The sun’ll come out Saturday at the Tabernacle

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The Tabernacle Summer Theater presents a one-night-only performance of “Annie Jr.,” an approximately 60-minute version of the popular Broadway show “Annie,” on Saturday, August 13, at 7:30 pm. The script and music are adapted...

Island Theater Workshop invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ at ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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Cutlery comes alive in Island Theatre Workshop’s (ITW) rendition of “Beauty and the Beast.” “People are dressed as giant five-foot plates, forks, and knives. We have two seven- or eight-foot-tall whisks,” director Kevin Ryan...

War letters humanize history on the Performing Arts Center stage

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Updated June 30, 10:30 am.  In a world of social media, emails, and text messaging, Andrew Carroll is one of the few who still seek out good old-fashioned letters. War letters to be exact, and...

Theater and dance residents find a home at Vineyard Arts Project

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Theater and dance aficionados take note: The Vineyard Arts Project (VAP) artist residency in Edgartown is hosting some very exciting New York–based playwrights, directors, actors, musicians, dancers, and choreographers this summer. Islanders will have...

Headlong Dance Company presents an ‘Island’ of dance on Martha’s Vineyard

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Drive out to Chilmark down South Road, Middle Road, or Menemsha Crossing — State Road if you’re coming from Aquinnah — and eventually you’ll reach Beetlebung Corner, home of the Martha’s Vineyard’s dance organization...

Japanese performers dance in the Yard’s summer season

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The Yard, Chilmark’s internationally recognized dance residency and performance space, will kick off its summer season with a set of performances and installations by two award-winning Japanese-born artists. Eiko and Koma established themselves as a...

Spindrift Dancers sweep dance competition

The Spindrift Dancers from Spindrift Studios in Edgartown traveled to Fitchburg for the Step Up 2 Dance regional dance competition on April 30, and came home with two first-place and one second-place awards. According...

View four nights of one-acts at the Katharine Cornell

The Island Theater Workshop will revive their One Act Play Festival this Thursday through Sunday, April 14 through 17, at 7:30 pm at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven. The one-acts include “Dating...

Le Patin Libre explores the art of glide at the M.V. Ice Arena

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The speed of sport and the grace of dance will combine in a unique theatrical experience this weekend when the contemporary ice skating company Le Patin Libre makes its U.S. debut on the Vineyard....

Lots of laughs at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

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As we progress into the month of April, the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse’s winter season of events will draw to a close, but there’s still time to catch some exciting programming. This weekend, Shakespeare for...

Dance companies unite for live performance

The modern dance company What’s Written Within will perform at The Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center on Sunday, April 3, at 4 pm. The production will be directed by Sandy Broyard and co­-directed by Sally...

‘The Freedom Project’ channels voices from behind bars

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This weekend, the Yard is sponsoring the latest in its off-season performances by visiting artists. “The Freedom Project,” a multidisciplinary production, focuses on the issue of mass incarceration, a subject which has recently been...

The 1920s roar onto the PAC stage with ‘Chicago: The Musical’

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Catch Chicago this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Performing Arts Center.

Move more at the Yard’s community dance class

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On Thursday, the Oak Bluffs Public Library hosted its first community dance class put on by the Yard, the contemporary dance and performance center based in Chilmark. The Yard instructor Danielle Doell described the event...

Spin through time at Spindrift’s winter recital, ‘66’

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Updated: 2:30 pm, Jan. 28 This weekend, the 1960s will be revisited in the first annual winter dance recital from Spindrift Studios. The show's title, 66, refers to the year, not the route, and most...

Shakespeare gets a shakeup

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Shakespeare for the Masses is an Island institution, known for appropriating the Bard’s plays as quick and easy-to-understand comedies. Since 2008, co-creators Nicole Galland and Chelsea McCarthy have adapted a number of Shakespearean dramas,...

A delightful nut to crack at the PAC

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A holiday tradition gets a fresh take as the Yard presents “Nut/Cracked” this weekend at the Performing Arts Center. Based on the classic Tchaikovsky score and the ballet featuring a fantasy story of a...

A Wicked winter ahead at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

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A bit of laughter and feel-good entertainment was much appreciated last Saturday night by an audience just absorbing the shock of Friday's news from Paris. The Wicked Good Musical Revue at the Martha's Vineyard...

Art and dance meet Halloween: Yard performers in a fright fest at the old...

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It doesn’t take a Hollywood set designer to transform the old Marine Hospital in Vineyard Haven — recently purchased by the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, and sitting like a derelict Tara on a hill overlooking...

Side notes from the Side Yard

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A Salt Lake City native, Chloe Jones graduated from Wesleyan University this May with a double major in dance and Hispanic literatures and cultures. She currently serves as development intern at the Yard, a...