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  • YSKP rehearses for ‘Oceans of Notions’

    Nia Stewart, right, Reese Elam, Marya Weigand and the 14-member cast of 'Oceans of Notions' rehearsed the snake dance at the Presbyterian Church on Monday. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    YSKP rehearsed for the summer’s second production, Oceans of Notions (Lakes of Mistakes), with visiting director Lenard Petit this week at the Presbyterian Church.

  • Weavers thread custom crafts

    Ruth Flory, right, weaves gift bags from used plastic grocery bags while Cindy Carbone, center, and Debbie Hogue, left, work their looms. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Weavers darted their shuttles through looms, spun dog hair into thread and taught their craft to newcomers as part of the Yellow Springs Experience on Tuesday.

  • Expression through dance

    Jill Becker leads Ali Thomas and Anisa Kline in a dance routine (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Jill Becker led a class on dance improvisation this Monday evening.

  • Rock and Roll

    AJ Warren challenges gravity (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The fourth annual Skate Music Fest was a big success this Sunday evening at the skate park.

  • All You Need is Love

    Tom Malcolm and Denise Runyoe lead participants in a Sufi dance. (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Yellow Springers participated in Sufi dancing before the YSKP show this Saturday.

  • Puppets, Persian poetry, and change

    The cast of YSKP’s latest production, The Conference of the Birds, jumped for joy at dress rehearsal in anticipation of the show’s opening on Thursday, July 8. Pictured are, from left, Lilli Rudolf, Talia Boutis, Jaylen Mitchell, Lenaya Leeds, Lindsey Leist, Greta Kremer, Anna Knippling and Lela Dewey. Obscured are Romy Farrar, Naomi Guth, Benjamin Green, Zeb Reichert and Alex Thorp.

    In its 16th year, YS Kids Playhouse continues to produce innovative youth theater for adults and children alike. Its latest musical, The Conference of Birds, explores themes of transformation and self-realization through a 12th-century desert fable.

  • Arts group new home work of art

    Last Saturday Yellow Springs Arts Council members worked to help ready their new home on Xenia Avenue, the arched structure built by Alan Macbeth. The space will serve as a Welcome Center for the YS Experience, which kicks off Friday, July 9, at 4 p.m. at the building. Shown above are, seated in front, Arts Council Coordinator Carole Braun, Phyllis Schmidt, Jerome Borchers and Joanne Caputo. Standing in back are Sally Palmer, Michael Fleishman, Anita Brown, Michael Brown and Macbeth.

    Even artists can disagree about what, exactly, constitutes art, but the leaders of the Yellow Springs Arts Council are unified on this: the organization’s new space at Alan Macbeth’s Oten Gallery fits the description, and the space also offers the group a wealth of new opportunities.

  • Musicians band together for Skate Music Fest

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    Skate Music Fest, an annual event that features live music and benefits the skate park, will be held Sunday, July 11, 3–8 p.m.

  • Liar’s contest winners serve up a bunch of ‘bull’

    Emcee Jonatha Wright presents the Golden Shovel to Liar's Contest winner Stephen Hollen of Beavercreek. (Submitted photo)

    At the second annual Big Bull Shake Liar’s Contest on July 4, contestants competed to see who could spin the biggest yarn.

  • YSKP show a dazzling desert display

    Cast members of the latest YSKP musical, "Conference of the Birds," practice with their puppet props during rehearsal last Thursday. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    While the Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse summer musical, “Conference of the Birds” doesn’t open until Thursday, July 8, the News got a sneak peak during rehearsal last Thursday. Watch an audio slideshow, featuring the sounds and stagings of cast members, below, and see next week’s print edition of the Yellow Springs News for a full article on the latest production in YSKP’s 16th season of youth theater.

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