Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘dance’


8 Works, 2 Takes: A Room to Create

8 Works, 2 Takes: A Room to Create
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Nancy Evans Dance Theatre: This is the dance that makes you think, makes you stop and wonder about what you value and how you want to be in the world. Evans’ musicianship (as seen in others pieces as well) is embedded in her craft. Music, dance and expression all as one. —Beth Megill, dance instructor/choreographer, […]

National Dance Day!

National Dance Day!

Free dance instruction is offered for kids of all ages (and adults too) at Pasadena Dance Theatre in celebration of National Dance Day on July 25th. Ballet, pre-ballet, floor barre, jazz, hip hop, musical theatre, bollywood, African, and salsa are on the program and no advanced registration is required. So moms, dads, kids, and teenagers: […]

Modernists & Supreme Rulers: It’s Complicated

Modernists & Supreme Rulers: It’s Complicated

Brian Ederling of the wonderful California Shakespeare Ensemble that has performed a stripped-down Twelfth Night , The Big Bad Wolf, and Shakespeare’s Lovers 2.0 at Descanso Gardens and a Frankenstein-style re-assembling of the Bard’s greatest bad guys in Villains, is now, also, Executive Director at Lineage Performing Arts Center. He’s kindly informed us of several […]

Tea & Tutus for “A Soul’s Two Feet”

Tea & Tutus for “A Soul’s Two Feet”

To feel the pull of the dance floor, to feel the urge within to move one’s body, to hear the music and want to, need to dance. And not be able to. In 2012, Nicoletta Baffo established “A Soul’s Two Feet,” a scholarship fund to provide “the gift of dance.” “A Soul’s Two Feet” was […]

The Curiosity Tales

The Curiosity Tales

Shakespeare is said to have been a member of the troupe that first performed Ben Johnson’s 1598 play, Every Man in His Humour, in which these lines were first heard: Helter skelter, hang sorrow, care will kill the cat, up-tails all, and a pox on the hangman. “Care” at that time indicated worry and sorrow. […]

Healing Blue

Healing Blue

“Soulful femininity” is how the L.A. Times describes Healing Blue, a production “inspired by the stories of seven women and their fight against breast cancer,” playing at Lineage Performing Arts Center on October 20th. The proceeds from Healing Blue will benefit The Foundation for Living Beauty,  empowering “women to reduce their cancer risk and increase their self-esteem, […]

Hilary Thomas, Dancer and Teacher

Hilary Thomas, Dancer and Teacher

Hilary Thomas, artistic director for Lineage Dance, is a Pasadena native whose love for dance and charity have combined to create a successful organization. Thomas is not only the creator of Lineage Dance Company, but she is also a teacher at a Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada. She began fueling her passion for dance […]

Beginning Again

Beginning Again

“Girls, make your life a dance!” our Orange High School PE teacher, Mrs. Weatherill, would exhort us. She of the black tights, the blacker ponytail, the Kathyrn Crosby demi-curl bang, a big apostrophe resting on the right side of her forehead. Smartly keeping time, Mrs. Weatherill beat a hand-held drum and dispatched us in choreographed […]

Old Pasadena Cultural Dance Festival

Old Pasadena Cultural Dance Festival

It’s a busy weekend for the arts in Pasadena—indeed, it’s ArtWeekend. The big attraction is Friday’s ArtNight, what with all that free stuff. Don’t go too bananas on Friday, though, as Sunday has a festival of its own—the Old Pasadena Cultural Dance Festival: two locations, five hours, and thirteen troupes worth of bodies in motion. […]

Ragamala Music and Dance Theater

Ragamala Music and Dance Theater

  We can always count on Caltech to have fantastic events, and this dance show is no exception. Ragamala Music and Dance Theater is dedicated to preserving the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam while using it as a springboard for innovative choreography. The performance uses traditional as well as contemporary dance and will […]

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