Saturday, February 24, 2024

Dance

Tribal Baroque brings drama and dance to Union Chapel

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The “prayforming duo” Tribal Baroque premiered their new commissioned work, “Esh & Ee-ay” at the Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs over the long holiday weekend. Eccentric performers Thoth and Lila’Angelique, along with narrator Suzzanne...

Side Notes from the Side Yard

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

Tribal Baroque returns

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Last year, audiences were wowed by the spectacle known as Tribal Baroque — the very colorful and multitalented duo from New York whose unique blend of dancing, virtuoso violin playing, singing, chanting, and other...

Monday Night Specials: Good for entertainment and stimulating conversation

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Live theater is always a treat. The excitement of watching a story unfold on the stage in real time is a thrill that can't be replicated by watching a film. There's the shared-experience aspect...

The Yard prepares for the Bang Group

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This week the Bang Group will present two shows of rhythm-driven works at the Yard’s Patricia N. Nanon Theater in Chilmark. According to a press release, the Bang Group's performance will feature a variety of...

Side Notes from the Side Yard

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

Two one-man shows with many stories to tell

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“Words are very important in expressing our understanding of life and questions of identity and who we are in the world. I believe in the power of telling our stories and discovering where we often get stuck in what is painful and traumatic.”

Built on Stilts returns for its 19th year

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The Vineyard’s own homegrown community dance festival, Built on Stilts, celebrates 19 years at the Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs, marking its return Thursday, August 13, through Tuesday, August 18. Built on Stilts encourages expression through...

Side Notes from the Side Yard

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This past Saturday marked the second annual Vineyard Pride event at the Yard. One of our Dancehall (Public Dancing Allowed!) events, “Pride, Not Prejudice 2” brought people of every age together in celebration of...

Side Notes from the Side Yard

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

Once in a blue moon: Mozart, Wendy Taucher Opera, and Judy Belushi Pisano under...

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There truly was a blue moon glowing low, incandescent and fierce over the eastern sky on last Friday, July 31, for the debut evening of “Impresario Now!” a night of what the producers titled...

Tribal rock musical “Hair” takes the stage at the Performing Arts Center

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If you don’t read those words, you SING them, then you came of age in the late Sixties, and quite possibly you went the whole hog — leather vests over naked chests, love beads...

‘77%’ gives 100 percent value

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As you leave the theater after watching “77%” by Rinne Groff, directed by Claudia Weill, the third offering of the Vineyard Playhouse summer season, you’ll have that itchy feeling you’ve experienced before when you’ve...

The Yard prepares for Pride Not Prejudice 2: Their second annual LGBTQ festival

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The upcoming Pride Not Prejudice event at the Yard in Chilmark is not just for the LGBTQ community, it’s intended as a party for all — gays, straights, families; locals and visitors alike. Last...

Comic opera ‘Impresario Now!’ prepares for a wild time at Featherstone

Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theater returns next weekend with “Impresario Now!” opening on July 31 and continuing through August 2. Billed as “90% Theater, 90% Musicale, Very Mozart Most of the Time,” the 70-minute...

Side Notes from the Side Yard

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

When dance takes some strange turns, literally

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It wasn’t enough for 24 year-old Jeffrey Cirio, principal dancer at the Boston Ballet, en route to his new role as soloist for the American Ballet Theatre, to simply dance. No, midway at this...

Side Notes from the Side Yard

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

‘A Night of Wonder’ for Spindrift Studios’ inaugural recital

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“Wonder” was the theme of the night as the dancers of Spindrift Studios took the stage at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Performing Arts Center last Wednesday — specifically, Stevie Wonder, as well...

Side notes from the Side Yard

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