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(photo: Colin Danville)
(photo: Colin Danville)

Preview: Inspirit at SUNY Potsdam

The dance company Inspirit presents a concert this Saturday night (8 p.m.) in SUNY-Potsdam's Dunn Dance Theater. Inspirit will present their work "Becoming," which is a suite of dances exploring the complex and inspiring paths of women traversing hostile ground, defining their place and fulfilling their callings. Inspirit was founded in 2000 by dancer-choreographer Christal Brown to provide a forum for collaboration among young African-American female artists and choreographers. She spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article
Jamie Whidden teaches students a move.
Jamie Whidden teaches students a move.

Capoeira: "A Many-Faceted Diamond"

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that fuses dance, music, and song. Capoeira classes are growing in popularity across the United States. On Thursday nights in Lake Placid, the gym at the North Country School is transformed by the sounds of the drum and the berimbau, the stringed gourd that's at the heart of capoeira. David Sommerstein attended a class and has this audio montage.

Jamie Whidden (518-891-4973) teaches in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. Relani Prudhomme (315-212-1110) teaches classes in Canton.  Go to full article
Dancer Hari Krishnan
Dancer Hari Krishnan

Classical Dance from South India Comes to SLU

St. Lawrence University sponsors a lecture-demonstration tonight (7 pm) in Griffiths Arts Center on South Indian dance. Todd Moe has a preview.  Go to full article

Tradition and Sociability at Grindstone Island Square Dance

Grindstone Island is a place where the past is quite present. Grindstone is just opposite the St. Lawrence River village of Clayton. It's several miles long, one of the largest of the Thousand Islands. There are no official roads. Folks get around in old jalopies or ATVs. Only 11 people live on Grindstone all winter, but when the weather changes, families who've spent generations of summers there return, and a larger community reassembles. On Saturday nights, the place to be is the big dance at Dodge Hall. Usually it's DJs or rock 'n' roll bands who supply the music. But every once in a while, some fiddlers and callers get together for an old-fashioned square dance. David Sommerstein joined in a couple of weekends ago, and sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Crane Chorus conductor Daniel Gordon (l) and composer Paul Steinberg (r) study the new score of "Wind & Water".
Crane Chorus conductor Daniel Gordon (l) and composer Paul Steinberg (r) study the new score of "Wind & Water".

Preview: Wind & Water in Potsdam

The Crane School of Music's 74th annual spring concert this Saturday (7:30 pm, Hosmer Hall) includes the world premiere performance of Wind & Water. It's a performance that includes electronic music, voice and dance. Todd Moe chats with the composer, conductor and author.  Go to full article

Theatre: Everett Dance Theatre at SUNY-Potsdam

The Everett Dance Theatre, a nationally known dance and theatre company from Rhode Island, is in residency at SUNY-Potsdam this week. The troupe uses dance, theatre, song and video technology to explore the role of family and self-identity. Nola Rocco, with the SUNY-Potsdam Dance and Drama Department, says there are a number of workshops and events open to the public this week.  Go to full article

Preview: F?te de Danse in Rouses Point

The Rouses Point-Champlain Historical Society presents Fte de Danse 2004, a summer dance benefit concert tonight (7:30pm) at the Halstead Civic Center in Rouses Point. The evening will feature classical and new ballet and Irish dances. Todd Moe talks with event coordinator Jason Andrew. For tickets, call: 518-297-3793.  Go to full article

Book review: "No Fixed Points: Dance in the Twentieth Century"

In the evolution of dance in the 20th century, such dancers as Isadora Duncan, Vaslav Nijinsky and Anna Pavlova were revered as artists and celebrities -- but these famous dancers were only the beginning of a hundred years of artistic revolution and revelation in dance. The story of dance from the past century is told in Nancy Reynolds and Malcolm McCormick's book, No Fixed Points: Dance in the Twentieth Century, published late last year by Yale University Press. Dr. Robin Collen, Associate Professor of Dance and Drama at SUNY Potsdam, has this review.  Go to full article

Preview: Chaos Theory Dance

Choreographer Billbob Brown and his dance company, Chaos Theory Dance, will perform at SUNY-Potsdam's College Theatre in Satterlee Hall Saturday night at 8. Chaos Theory Dance is a science and video based dance collective. Brown has been working this week with Potsdam dance students who will premiere a new work Saturday night. Brown told Todd Moe the theme for the dance concert is time, space and memory.  Go to full article

Preview: Rebecca Kelly Ballet's Summer Dance Residencies

The Rebecca Kelly Ballet begins its 17th summer residency in the Adirondacks this month. The company offers a variety of dance-related activities this summer in Lake Placid, Plattsburgh and Potsdam. Todd Moe talks with Rebecca Kelly, who says her company's summer stay in the North Country has expanded over the years to include more communities and more programs for children.  Go to full article

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