Monthly Archives: February 2013

HISTORY: the belfast ballroom manual

This little gem was published in 1863 in Belfast, Maine, and cost 10 cents at the time of publication. It contains basic instructions for about 60 dances. The manual states,  We have endeavored to make the following figures so clear, that any person who has the least knowledge of dancing, can execute them without difficulty. […]

DANCE NIGHT: just can’t get enough

This once a month dance party business just got SERIOUS: last Saturday was February, BUT THIS SATURDAY IS MARCH!! We’ll feature fresh hitties and plenty of ecstatic energy to encourage SPRINGTIME. Join us!


As previously mentioned, Rite of Spring is celebrating its 100th anniversary. University of Southern Maine will be hosting a symposium “Scandalous Modernism: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and the Armory Show in Context” this Saturday, March 2nd on the Gorham campus. The event is free and will be INCREDIBLE. Lecture topics include: “Musical Modernism and Rite of […]


An evening of kabuki and traditional Japanese dance performed by Sachiyo Ito of New York City will be presented on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, at Bowdoin College. The performance— presented in conjunction with the exhibition Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in 19th-century Japanese Prints at the Bowdoin […]

GIF: centerstage

I couldn’t pass up this incredible compilation by Leonora Epstein (holler! Smith alum!) – 26 Steps to Becoming an Amazing Dancer as told by “Center Stage”

DANCE NIGHT: shake it like a bowl of soup

SATURDAY: dance party at slainte from 9pm-1am with me and DEEJAY TREMENDOUS CREAM. Positive vibrations – NEVER A COVER.

VIDEO: transient

Verganglich (or transient) was made by physical theatre students at the Folkwang University of Art in Germany – shot on location in Shanghai during an exchange with the Shanghai Theatre Academy in 2012. What makes this project even more dope is the music: Selbyville. Portland meets Shanghai. Boom. Big ups to Derek Kimball for the link.

BACK: nominate it

Um – so February 13th came and went and well… I was still in vacation mode. UNTIL my sister told me this blog was nominated for a BEST OF PORTLAND award. SO VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! And the dance action will be back, um… tomorrow.

HIATUS: don’t worry

I’m just going on VACATION. Be back February 13th with some freshies and stinkies. ¡¡BOMBA!!

DANCE NIGHT: veeday deejay

On February 14 – that’s just fourteen days from today – I encourage you to join me, deejay Tremendous Cream, and deejay Nan’l for a bumpin’ dance party. Grace Symmetrical will be treating your eyeballs with her magic video work. We’ll all be at Flask from 9pm to 1am with lots of dirty beats. The […]