dance http://wnpr.org en Inspired by Ancient Sculpture and Creation Myths, Pilobolus's "On The Nature of Things" http://wnpr.org/post/inspired-ancient-sculpture-and-creation-myths-piloboluss-nature-things <p>Emerging from the shadows carrying a lifeless naked body, a primal-like figure takes a deliberate path in slow procession to center stage. When he finally arrives at the pool of white light, he lays down the load onto a jet-black pedestal, an altar of some kind; and this, his offering to someone, somewhere.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:16:36 +0000 Ed Wierzbicki 25686 at http://wnpr.org Inspired by Ancient Sculpture and Creation Myths, Pilobolus's "On The Nature of Things" Connecticut Tango Festival Brings a Slice of Argentina to the Nutmeg State http://wnpr.org/post/connecticut-tango-festival-brings-slice-argentina-nutmeg-state <p><a href="http://www.cttangofest.org/" target="_blank">The Connecticut Tango Festival </a>wraps up this weekend. Since its beginnings in the working class neighborhoods of Buenos Aires in the 1890s, the evocative art form continues to fascinate people around the world.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:22:25 +0000 Ray Hardman 25459 at http://wnpr.org Connecticut Tango Festival Brings a Slice of Argentina to the Nutmeg State The CMS at the International Festival of (Pancakes) and Arts and Ideas, 2014 http://wnpr.org/post/cms-international-festival-pancakes-and-arts-and-ideas-2014 <p><a href="http://artidea.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">New Haven's International Festival of Arts and Ideas </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is back! The theme of this year's festival is "Transformation and Tradition," and runs from this past Saturday through June 28. You don't want to miss it.</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:10:48 +0000 Colin McEnroe, Betsy Kaplan & Chion Wolf 23749 at http://wnpr.org The CMS at the International Festival of (Pancakes) and Arts and Ideas, 2014 Multi-Media Spectacle Inside Stony Creek Quarry http://wnpr.org/post/multi-media-spectacle-inside-stony-creek-quarry <p>A multi-media spectacle of light, music, theater and dance begins performances next week inside the Stony Creek quarry along Connecticut’s shoreline.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:49:57 +0000 Diane Orson 23503 at http://wnpr.org Multi-Media Spectacle Inside Stony Creek Quarry Celebrating the New, the Foreign, and the Experimental at Wesleyan http://wnpr.org/post/celebrating-new-foreign-and-experimental-wesleyan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Looking back isn’t something Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts is much interested in doing.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 18:35:52 +0000 Ed Wierzbicki 21445 at http://wnpr.org Celebrating the New, the Foreign, and the Experimental at Wesleyan The Agony and Utility of Ecstasy http://wnpr.org/post/agony-and-utility-ecstasy-0 <p></p><p>"Molly" is the nickname for MDMA, or ecstasy. It's short for "molecule," meaning you're getting the "real thing," chemically speaking. Except you almost never do.</p><p>This hour, we talk about the dangers of Molly, the medical uses of MDMA, and the curious romance between the drug and the form of music known as EDM, Electronic Dance Music.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:36:42 +0000 Colin McEnroe, Chion Wolf & Betsy Kaplan 20371 at http://wnpr.org The Agony and Utility of Ecstasy Members of Sweet Honey in the Rock Conduct Dynamic Workshops at Wesleyan University http://wnpr.org/post/members-sweet-honey-rock-conduct-dynamic-workshops-wesleyan-university <p>Three members of the legendary <a href="http://sweethoneyintherock.org/" target="_blank">a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock</a> are finishing up a unique residency at Wesleyan University.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:05:47 +0000 Ray Hardman 20308 at http://wnpr.org Members of Sweet Honey in the Rock Conduct Dynamic Workshops at Wesleyan University Memory of Hartford Dancer Lives On in Annual Performance http://wnpr.org/post/memory-hartford-dancer-lives-annual-performance <p>This Saturday night, dozens of Connecticut dance ensembles will gather in Hartford to celebrate the memory of Hartford dancer and choreographer Ted Hershey.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:56:35 +0000 Ray Hardman 19933 at http://wnpr.org Memory of Hartford Dancer Lives On in Annual Performance Sara Mearns Dances "The Nutcracker" http://wnpr.org/post/sara-mearns-dances-nutcracker <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Like so many holiday traditions, "The Nutcracker"&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is upon us once again. With numerous Connecticut productions of the classic fairy tale ballet, the </span>12<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual production by the Eastern Connecticut Ballet&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is a stand-out for a number of worthy reasons.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:37:00 +0000 Ed Wierzbicki 13316 at http://wnpr.org Sara Mearns Dances "The Nutcracker" The Agony and Utility of Ecstasy http://wnpr.org/post/agony-and-utility-ecstasy <p></p><p>"Molly" is the nickname for MDMA, or Ecstasy, and it's short for "Molecule", meaning you're getting the "real thing", chemically speaking. Except you almost never do. On this show, we'll talk about the dangers of Molly, the medical uses of MDMA, and the curious romance between the drug and the form of music known as EDM, Electronic Dance Music.</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:27:55 +0000 Chion Wolf 12745 at http://wnpr.org The Agony and Utility of Ecstasy Brazilians in Connecticut Celebrate Independence Day This Weekend http://wnpr.org/post/brazilians-connecticut-celebrate-independence-day-weekend <p>Brazilian Independence Day will be observed with a big celebration this Sunday in downtown Hartford. This is the 9th annual Brazilian Day Connecticut celebration and for Ester Sanchez-Naek, the founder of Brazilian Day Connecticut, the mission is to promote Brazilian culture in the state. "They will have a little bit of Brazil here in Hartford," said&nbsp;Sanchez-Naek. "We are a unique people, and the Festival reflects that."</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:36:00 +0000 Ray Hardman 4103 at http://wnpr.org Brazilians in Connecticut Celebrate Independence Day This Weekend Remixing Middletown http://wnpr.org/post/remixing-middletown <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Tucker/Morning%20Edition%2005-10-2013.mp3</p><p></p><p>Middletown is gearing up for a special celebration Saturday.</p><p>The city's north end will will come alive with music, dancers and visual art Saturday. MiddletownRemix: Hear More, See More is a festival of Art and Sound that features a flash mob dance, a laptop computer Orchestra, and a host of other events.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 19:38:36 +0000 Ray Hardman 740 at http://wnpr.org Mikhail Baryshnikov on the Arts in Connecticut and Beyond http://wnpr.org/post/mikhail-baryshnikov-arts-connecticut-and-beyond <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Chion/Colin%20McEnroe%20Show%2003-13-2013%20C.mp3</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:42:20 +0000 Colin McEnroe 6881 at http://wnpr.org Mikhail Baryshnikov on the Arts in Connecticut and Beyond Let's Get Creative http://wnpr.org/post/lets-get-creative <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Catie/Where%20we%20live%203-6-1213.mp3</p><p></p><p>We talk about creativity here on Where We Live every so often... it&rsquo;s one of our favorite subjects. In fact, this year we&rsquo;ll be partnering with Connecticut Creates - a consortium of creative people around the state - to have more of these conversations.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 17:09:05 +0000 John Dankosky 6914 at http://wnpr.org Let's Get Creative Ethiopian Music And Dance Ensemble "Fendika" To Perform In Connecticut http://wnpr.org/post/ethiopian-music-and-dance-ensemble-fendika-perform-connecticut <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Chion/do%20121005%20Ethiopian%20musicians.mp3</p><p></p><p>In the past decade, West African sounds and rhythm have become part of America’s musical mainstream.&nbsp; Less well-known is music from East Africa &nbsp;which blends African drumming with Middle Eastern melodic inflections. &nbsp;</p><p>A music and dance ensemble will bring the sounds of Ethiopia to Connecticut this weekend.&nbsp;</p><p>Endris Hassan is practicing his single stringed fiddle called the <em>masenqo</em>. &nbsp;He's part of Fendika, a collective of musicians and dancers.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 13:25:37 +0000 Diane Orson 7377 at http://wnpr.org Ethiopian Music And Dance Ensemble "Fendika" To Perform In Connecticut Exploring Prom Night In America http://wnpr.org/post/exploring-prom-night-america <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Commodore%20Skahill/Colin%20McEnroe%20Show%2005-10-2012.mp3</p><p></p><p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/2012/2012_05_10_CMS%200510%20Greenberg%20Interview%20w%20music%20out.mp3</p><p></p><p>It's just a dance, right?</p><p>Actually, maybe that's the last thing the prom is. Maybe the photo is even more important, because it freezes you. It's your chance, as high school trickles away, to say "This is who I am. This will be who I was."</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 16:03:06 +0000 Colin McEnroe 7715 at http://wnpr.org Exploring Prom Night In America Morning Edition: The Ballet Dancer Who Became A Marine http://wnpr.org/post/morning-edition-ballet-dancer-who-became-marine <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Tucker/Morning%20Edition%2012-09-2011.mp3</p><p></p><p>Ballet companies far and wide are deep into <a href="http://www.courant.com/entertainment/hc-nutcracker-roundup-1208-20111208,0,7857414.story">Nutcracker mode this time of year</a>. The&nbsp;Ballet Theater Company of West Hartford is no exception, but it may be the only production of the Nutcracker being choreographed by a former Marine. Roman Baca served in Iraq, and he joins us now by phone.</p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 12:56:54 +0000 Ray Hardman 4287 at http://wnpr.org Morning Edition: The Ballet Dancer Who Became A Marine The Elegance (And Pleasure) Of Dancing http://wnpr.org/post/elegance-and-pleasure-dancing <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Commodore%20Skahill/Colin%20McEnroe%20Show%2004-28-2011.mp3</p><p></p><p>When was the last time you danced? Not in the kitchen while preparing dinner, but publicly on a dance floor with loud music, maybe even a partner ...</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 19:19:00 +0000 Mark Oppenheimer 10972 at http://wnpr.org The Elegance (And Pleasure) Of Dancing Children of Bassac http://wnpr.org/post/children-bassac <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/2011/2011_04_15_File%20ME_Cambodia%202way.wav.mp3</p><p></p><p>This Sunday at 7pm, Hartford's Watkinson School host a performance of traditional Cambodian dance by the dance troupe, The Children of Bassac, Joining us by phone to talk about the troupe, and the performance is Phloeun Prim.</p><p>Visit: http://www.marioninstitute.org/blog/2011/03/children-bassac-us-tour-schedule</p><p>For a schedule of the group's upcoming performances.<br />For more infomation please contact info@cambodianlivingarts.org</p> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 12:17:16 +0000 Ray Hardman 11032 at http://wnpr.org Children of Bassac NYC's Gibney Dance Company Gets a New Home http://wnpr.org/post/nycs-gibney-dance-company-gets-new-home <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/mackattack/Gibney%20Dance%2020110328%20seg%20A.mp3</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 10:54:56 +0000 Faith Middleton 11759 at http://wnpr.org NYC's Gibney Dance Company Gets a New Home Clone of B-Boys Hit Up the Suburbs at Battle Royale, 2011 Winter Edition http://wnpr.org/post/clone-b-boys-hit-suburbs-battle-royale-2011-winter-edition <p>While the quaint, nearly empty road of Main Street stood quietly on a cold, snowy Saturday evening, one spot was waiting to be packed with energy. At Vinnie’s Jump and Jive Community Dance Hall, a classic urban event was about to take place: Battle Royale 2011 Winter Edition, a break-dance tournament.</p> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 22:25:38 +0000 Michelle Lee 11935 at http://wnpr.org Clone of B-Boys Hit Up the Suburbs at Battle Royale, 2011 Winter Edition