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Degas' "Dancer with Red Stockings"
Degas' "Dancer with Red Stockings"

Preview: "Degas and Music" in Glens Falls

The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls unveiled an art-world first this month. The exhibition, Degas and Music, focuses on the French Impressionist's fascination with music. Todd Moe talks with Hyde Collection curator Erin Coe about the show. The 35 paintings and other works will remain on display into October.  Go to full article
The old Masons' building in AuSable Forks.
The old Masons' building in AuSable Forks.

A dedication to dance and community

The Rebecca Kelly Ballet continues its summer tour with a performance Friday night at SUNY Potsdam, and three new dances that explore love, desire and good times later this month in Lake Placid. Todd Moe spoke with Rebecca Kelly about 23 years of training dancers in the North Country and the 20th anniversary of bringing new choreography to Adirondacks. They also talk about plans to turn the old Masonic Hall in AuSable Forks into a cultural and community center.  Go to full article
Chris Norman Ensemble
Chris Norman Ensemble

Preview: Chris Norman Ensemble in Saranac

The Chris Norman Ensemble preforms "In the Fields of Frost and Snow" at the Church in the Hollow in Saranac this Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Lead by renowned flute virtuoso Chris Norman, the seasonal program will celebrate winter and five centuries of traditional music from Canada's maritime musical heritage. The concert and Saturday night's English country dance are sponsored by Hill and Hollow Music. Acadian soprano Suzie LeBlanc will join the ensemble as featured guest artist. Todd Moe has a preview.  Go to full article

Preview: ?The Nutcracker? in Plattsburgh

An international cast of dancers and choreographers, hosted by the North Country Ballet Ensemble, brings "The Nutcracker" to the Plattsburgh State University's Hartman Theatre stage this Thanksgiving weekend. Student dancers, from Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties, guest choreographers from New York City and Lake Placid, professional dancers from New York City, and local community members are part of the production. Todd Moe spoke with Deborah Guibord-Stay, NCBE's Artistic Director, about the show. For ticket information, please call 518-534-9334.  Go to full article
Dancers swirl and swing with Cullen's Cross at the Crary Mills Grange.
Dancers swirl and swing with Cullen's Cross at the Crary Mills Grange.

Contra dancing on the rise

Contra dance, a type of folk dance, was a main form of recreation during the Colonial period. There was a contra dance revival during the folk music era in the 60's and 70's, and today contras are having another resurgence all around the region. The dances offer an all-too-rare intergenerational experience, where folks 8 to 80 dance and socialize together. Contra fans will tell you the dances create genuine joy, community, and connections. Todd Moe visited a contra dance recently at the historic Crary Mills Grange and has more.  Go to full article
Beulah Walrath dancing to country swing in Oxbow
Beulah Walrath dancing to country swing in Oxbow

Still swingin? after all these years

Stop by the park in downtown Oxbow tonight and you'll likely meet Beulah Walrath. Actually, she'll probably introduce herself. Beulah has been the local historian and music promoter in this village on the St. Lawrence and Jefferson County border for years. She organizes the Summer Concert Series. The country and western swing brings out a lot of local folks. Some sit in their cars. Others bring lawn chairs and blankets. And Beulah leads the dancers in front of the village gazebo. Inspires, really. Beulah was crippled in a car accident in 1995. But after years of therapy and a positive attitude, she's back to her favorite hobby. Todd Moe has this audio profile.  Go to full article
Family fun at a recent Boogie Wonderland
Family fun at a recent Boogie Wonderland

'Boogie Wonderland' for kids and adults

If you and your kids are looking to shake off that cabin fever this weekend, try Boogie Wonderland Sunday afternoon. It's a family-friendly dance party at the Higher Ground Concert Hall in Burlington, with a real dance floor and a real disco ball. And adults can even have a drink while the kids dance. Tom Bacon is music lover, father, DJ, and host of Boogie Wonderland. He told David Sommerstein his wife read about similar family dance parties in New York and Philadelphia, and he thought why not in Burlington?  Go to full article

Preview: Fete De Danse 2007

Norte Maar and the Rouses Point Historical Society present the return of Fete de Danse, a summer dance concert in the Rouses Point Civic Center Thursday night (7:30 pm). The program will feature Gleich Dances Contemporary Ballet from London in the world premiere of the "Leger Ballet", choreographed by Julia Gleich. Norte Maar's Jason Andrew told Todd Moe that the ballet includes new music and is based on the life and art of cubist painter Fernand Leger, who lived in Rouses Point in the early 40's.  Go to full article

Preview: Adirondack Elemental

The Rebecca Kelly Ballet has returned for another summer of dance programs for rural youth in the North Country. Rebecca Kelly has been making ballets inspired by the beauty of the Adirondacks for over two decades. Todd Moe talks with her about bringing ballet and modern dance to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, SUNY Potsdam and other venues for over two decades. She and her dance company began summer visits in the mid-1980s. A new cycle of three ballets, Adirondack Elemental, debuts this month.  Go to full article

Preview: Dark Night of the Body

A new dance theatre work premieres at SUNY Potsdam this week. Dark Night of the Body was choreographed by Visiting Assistant Professor Stephanie Adcock. It opens Thursday night (8 pm) in the Black Box Theatre in Satterlee Hall and continues Friday and Saturday nights. The work features Adcock and four student dancers, and incorporates dance, spoken word and movement. Adcock told Todd Moe that the semi-autobiographical work contextualizes one person's struggle with terminal illness amidst the isolation of winter.  Go to full article

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