Lindy Focus — a five-day dance extravaganza that takes place between Christmas and New Year’s — features workshops and nightly entertainment in the Lindy Hop, Balboa, Blues and Jazz Dance styles that were so popular in the 1930’s. Here are some highlights from the event, taken by freelance photographer Suzi Camarata.
Grab a team and get ready to dance from noon to midnight to benefit the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center.
The Lindy Focus is a five-day dance camp for all those who love the Lindy Hop and related jazz-era dances, ending in a dance-crazy New Year’s Eve bash. Here are some early videos from this year’s event.
Getting beyond the sticker shock of $60-80 tickets show tickets, $10 parking and $5 tiny plastic glasses of wine, the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker offered a grand spectacle. The promise of a spellbinding performance attracted a near-full capacity crowd to the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Monday, Dec. 19. Attendees came in classic Asheville mixed […]
It wouldn’t be Christmas without The Nutcracker. Four companies (three of them local) put on a total of 12 performances of the ballet beginning December 2.
— Photo by Tadd Clarkson
Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center and Norte Maar, a nonprofit arts organization based in Brooklyn, N.Y., host a night of collaborative performance, poetry, music and dance at the Masonic Temple Saturday, Aug. 6, at 8 p.m. The show’s title remains prospective: Untitled (as of yet). They’d better hurry! The event is tonight!
We caught the Zing Kings old-time band, a zydeco dance demonstration, a marimba performance and a couple of tap dancers. Not a dull moment around here!
Shindig on the Green kicked off its 2011 season Saturday night, to a huge crowd at Pack Square Park.
This is dance as poetry and metaphor. Like poetry, it makes the familiar strange and the strange familiar.
While I applaud artistic directors Susan and Giles Collard for giving the dancers a crack at creating their own choreography, the results prove something we already knew: that a good dancer does not necessarily a choreographer make. Beautiful movement is not enough. What we hope for is movement that expresses something significant, something urgent — something, moreover, that cannot be expressed any other way.
Last time Hunab Kru hosted an event, Dave Chappelle came. Don’t miss this: The BBoy Massacre Southeast Qualifier takes over the Masonic Temple Saturday night.
Ah, Love … Can anything new be said about it?
Zany, out-of-the-ordinary installation and performance art at last weekend’s Asheville FringeArts Festival.
The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival runs Thursday, Jan. 20 through Sunday, Jan. 23. Dance, music, multi-media, performing arts, installation, theatre, comedy and more.
Even with the Abigail Washburn show at the Grey Eagle postponed (she was supposed to play Asheville on Saturday, Jan. 15, but landed a Prairie Home Companion gig instead — can’t begrudge her that!), there’s still too much to do on this particular Saturday. Unless you have super powers you’ll never fit it all in. (Still, it’s worth a try…)
Local swing and dance bands perform on Jan. 20, in the Grove Park Inn’s Grand Ballroom, as part of the 20th Anniversary Big Band & Swing Dance Weekend.
If you missed the latest offering at Asheville’s BeBe Theatre, you missed what was surely one of this fall’s most exciting programs of live performance.
Photos of the Stiletto Dance Retreat. The all women’s intensive latin dance retreat took place over the weekend at Camp Merrimac in Black Mountain.
Photo by Jonathan Welch
Annual celebration of international culture and heritage runs for two weeks.
Terpsicorps presents The Rite of Spring and other works, an upcoming concert of contemporary ballet, performed Thursday, June 24 through Saturday, June 26 at Diana Wortham Theatre.
Sex, power, angst, marriage and yes, chess: All here in a combined performance from ACDT and the state contemporary dance company of Yucatan, Mexico.