Theater & Dance

The U.S. Slave Song Project’ returns to the Island next week

The Jim Thomas Spirituals Choir presents the “U.S. Slave Song Project” on Wednesday, June 24, at 5 pm at the Chilmark public library. This will be the choir’s 10th season performing on the Vineyard. The...

Side notes from the Side Yard: A dancer writes

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,...

The Yard sheds city lights on our neck of the woods

We know we’ve been on the Island too long when metropolitan artists come here to try out new pieces, and we find it all as rich and strange as it is dazzling. So it...

The Yard names Alison Manning new executive director

The board of directors of the Yard announced this week that Alison Manning has been promoted to the position of executive director of the Yard. According to a press release, under the new organizational structure,...

Dancing up a storm, and then some

Since 2011, when David White took over as artistic and executive director of the Yard choreography residency and performance space, a lot of exciting things have happened at the pastoral campus in the hills...

An Evening of the Arts at MVRHS

Don’t miss the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) showcase of visual and performing arts, including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, architecture, sculpture, video, animation, design, graphics, video games, invention, fashion, music, theater, and dance,...

Moving to the music: Belly dancing on Martha's Vineyard

Belly dancing is the antithesis and the fix for all of American women’s woes and neuroses about their bodies. You can’t be too young nor too old, too large nor too petite, to transform...

What’s Written Within

What's Written Within, the Martha’s Vineyard improvisational modern dance company, is composed of Island men and women ages 17 to 89 who have come together to explore the art of improvising dance. The group...

Belly dancers at the West Tisbury library

Vineyard Belly Dance and Revue, an Island-grown nonprofit dance troupe, will be performing at the West Tisbury library on Saturday, April 18, at 1 pm. The six-member troupe has been sharing the beauty of...

‘All’s Well That Ends Well’ at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

Don’t miss the next performance of Shakespeare for the Masses, on the Patricia Neal Stage of the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse this weekend. This time around the group is performing All’s Well That Ends Well:...

RISE Dance Company show off their skills at the Oak Bluffs School

The 2015 RISE Dance Company presented their competitive choreography at the group’s fourth annual showcase this past Sunday at the Oak Bluffs School auditorium, in front of a packed house of performers' family members,...

Oak Bluffs' Got Talent

The exciting 17th annual Oak Bluffs School talent show took place last Friday and Saturday, featuring students ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade, and even a few teachers and parents. This year’s show featured...

Women in their full glory at Pathways

International Women’s Day is celebrated at Chilmark Tavern.

Movement Speaks seeks to inspire movement

The Yard will be bringing a special program to senior centers around the Island. Movement Speaks, developed by Naomi Goldberg Haas, is focused on inspiring strong and creative movement among older adults of all...

Singing songs of love on the big stage

A Wicked Good Winter Cabaret returns to the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse.

A “wicked good” time at the M.V. Playhouse

Winter cabaret series launches on Saturday with “Beginnings.”

Texas two step: a duo of plays set in the Lone Star State

Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star debut this weekend at the Katharine Cornell Theatre.

Tribal Baroque: Opera for the millennium

One of New York City's most often witnessed and most talked-about performances is coming to the Vineyard this weekend. New York-based street performers S. K. Thoth and Lila'Angelique are known throughout the world for...

Indian dance troupe honors secular and spiritual life

Like a Hindu goddess come to life, Aparna Ramaswamy of the Ragamala Dance Company enchanted a sold-out house at The Yard this past Saturday night. In two weekend performances, the master of Bharatanatyam dance...

Built on Stilts is back in town

The homegrown dance festival Built on Stilts turns 18 this year with performances from Thursday to Sunday, August 7-10, and Wednesday to Saturday, August 16-19, at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs. Each evening, the...