Dope dance video choreographed by Holly Blakely.  

Below are some excerpts from [compression] – a work that I created for THAW, a collaborative First Friday event at SPACE Gallery in January, 2013. The dancers (and collaborators) are Mariah Bergeron, Meaghan LaSala, and Brian Simpson. They dedicated lots of their brain power, creative energy, and humor to this project – for which I […]

Yesterday evening The Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for the Book presented New York-based artist Lesley Dill.  Dill spoke philosophically and with humor about how language informs/shapes her work and our lives.  It was so good.  I fell in l-o-v-e with Dill’s sculptures and prints when the Portland Museum of Art exhibited her work in 1999. […]

EGAD! WHAT A WEEK! 1. a canary torsi‘s project THE PEOPLE TO COME at SPACE Gallery last Saturday was out-of-control incredible/most engaging performance I’ve seen in a long while. Check out pictures at SPACE’s Flickr and the interactive website to explore all the responses submitted during the performance and First Friday. SERIOUSLY THIS PROJECT IS SO GREAT […]

April 9th at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center be sure to check out Spellbound Dance Company. Portland Ovations presents Italy’s premier contemporary dance company – the program includes Downshifting and Lost for Words. There’s gonna be a post-performance Q&A too. Tickets available through the PortTIX box office.

I should admit that when I was younger Hounds of Love and The Kick Inside were just two of the “weird” records my dad would blast inappropriately early on Sunday mornings (i.e. IRRITATING).  But to me Kate Bush looked liked Francesca Lia Block and considering my love for Weetzie Bat (and all things Brontë) – I […]

This film looks epic. Flex is Kings is a documentary that explores flexing – an urban dance movement in Brooklyn – and the issues of poverty and violence surrounding this community of artists. The film will be premiering at the TriBeca Film Festival in April. The film’s directors, Deidre Schoo and Michael Beach Nichols, started […]

Don’t forget: The People to Come – the participatory performance project by acanarytorsi//Yanira Castro will be at SPACE Gallery on April 6th (stop in during First Friday and meet Yanira and learn more about the project). Submit a pattern, portrait, or task on the website to become a part of the performance. It’s gonna be […]

Last March SPACE Gallery presented the epic music video/dance film girl walk//all day – which if you haven’t seen, stop what you’re doing and watch it RIGHT NOW. Okay – now that you’ve watched it (or rewatched), check out the glorious Anne Marsen in this Bollywood inspired number.  I think I’m in love.   P.S. […]

Seacoast West African Dance and Drum are hosting plenty of treats at the Kittery Dance Hall this spring. On Saturday, April 6 there will be drum and dance classes with Ismael Bangoura and Sidiki Sylla (from  Vermont’s Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater). From 1:00 to 2:30pm is the drum class, from 2:45 to 4:15pm […]

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