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Thousands gathered for a “flurry” of dancing and music at the Saratoga City Center last weekend. The annual Dance Flurry Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary. There were dancers of all ages enjoying everything from Salsa to...
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Dec 26, 2008 — 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
Nov 27, 2008 — 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
Nov 14, 2008 — 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
Jul 24, 2008 — 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
Feb 06, 2008 — 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
Aug 15, 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
Jul 06, 2007 — 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
May 09, 2007 — 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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Feb 16, 2007 — One of the largest dance festivals in North America, with lots of participatory dance and music instruction sessions, parties, and performances, gets underway in downtown Saratoga Springs today. Beth Robinson, co-host of NCPR's Open Studio, spoke with Peter Davis, co-director of the 20th annual "Dance Flurry" festival. Davis says everyone is welcome. Go to full article
Jan 25, 2007 — This month it's the care-and-feeding of artists as we explore connections between the arts and health. Storyteller Fran Yardley and expressive arts therapist Kathy Montan share their thoughts about different ways to use the arts to promote health and healing. We talk with Potsdam musician and physical therapist Victor Caamano about health issues for artists. We preview the upcoming "Dance Flurry" in Saratoga Springs and hear about the health benefits of music, dance and community. Poet Allen Hoey talks about remembered landscapes, and about writing and health. And, we sample music from Christian Parker and Barb Heller's new cd, Now and Then. Go to full article