Monthly Archives: March 2013

DANCE JAM: kate bush

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 […]

VIDEO: flex is kings

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 […]

PERFORMANCE: the people to come

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 […]

VIDEO: anne marsen

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. […]

CLASS: african dance + drum

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 […]

VIDEO: random acts

I sort of wish he’d put a shirt on, but ultimately – it’s a pretty dope video. Directed by  Spike Morris & Oscar Hudson, featuring London and Tokyo-based dancer Shun Sugimoto.

CLASS: yoga + flamenco

Starting in April, Lindsey Bourassa will be teaching Yoga for Dancers and Flamenco in Portland. Beginning April 2nd, Yoga for Dancers class every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at Bright Star World Dance Studio located at 496 Congress Street. This class will focus on strengthening core, improving balance and flexibility, hip openers, and finding […]

PERFORMANCE: joffrey ballet

Thursday, Portland Ovations presents the Joffrey Ballet for their Maine debut. The Joffrey will be performing Age of Innocence (choreography: Edwaard Liang/ music: Philip Glass and Thomas Newman); Son of Chamber Symphony (choreography: Stanton Welch /music: John Adams); and of course …  Le Sacre du Printemps. Director of Dance at Bates College, Carol Dilley, will […]

VIDEO: atoms for peace/random dance

British choreographer Wayne McGregor choreographed the music video to Ingenue by Atoms for Peace, featuring Thom Yorke and Wayne McGregor | Random Dance dancer Fukiko Takase. Yeah, that’s right this video has Thom Yorke getting modern dance-y all over the place.

PERFORMANCE: port fringe

PortFringe is going to be epic. Last night Two nights ago at Geno’s was the kick-off party and it’s somewhat mind-boggling how many things will be happening over the course of 5 days. Imma be collaborating with Matt Brown (Leaf Peeper, Mind Wheel, among other projects) and Derek Kimball on a sound-film-movement piece. The title of […]