Performing Arts Section :: Page 10

  • An ‘Uncle Vanya’ that kids can get

    In 1979 a writer and teacher named Phillip Lopate decided to have his fifth- and sixth-grade students at PS 75 in New York City stage a production of Uncle Vanya on Broadway. Thirty years later, one of those students, Sasha Waters Freyer, has made a film, Chekhov for Children.

  • A Wilde night in Victorian England

    The YSHS Drama Club presents Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest tonight at 8 p.m. and tomorrow, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. in the MIlls Lawn gym.

    The YSHS Drama Club presents The Importance of Being Earnest tonight, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. and tomorrow, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Mills Lawn gym. The play continues next weekend.

  • VIDEO – Thrill Yellow Springs and the world

    "Thrill the World" 2010 (photo by Vanessa Query)

    On Saturday, Oct. 23, area zombies descended on the Bryan Center gym to dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” at the same time that thousands danced it all over the world. “Thrill The World” is an annual worldwide simultaneous dance of “Thriller.”

  • Qigong in Yellow Springs

    Faye Choo, Bonnie Ramsby, Bonnie Oda, Dora Voudris and Anne Whitaker practice Qigong movements at the Senior Center (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The Senior Center hosts regular sessions of Qigong, the Chinese art of energy manipulation.

  • Group keeps theater arts going

    Yellow Springs High School Theatre Arts Association board members are shown with props from Urinetown, Guys & Dolls, Big River and other past productions. In the back row, from left, are Laurie Dewey, Sheila Miller, Daniele Norman and Georgia Solomon; middle row, Mary Beth Burkholder, Moira Laughlin, Debbie Henderson; front row, Jerome Borchers. Board members not pictured are Libby Rudolf, Kelley Callahan and Kathleen Krehbiel. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    When a new pit orchestra conductor was needed three weeks before the opening of last spring’s high school musical, the Yellow Springs High School Theatre Arts Association, or YSHSTAA, scrambled to find one. When concerns about censorship of student-written plays arose…

  • VIDEO – Art Stroll comedy performance highlights

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    Highlights from “Hey, That’s A Nice Bike”, a meta philosophic dramatic sketch comedy performance put on by the 3rd Friday Players during Art Stroll on Friday, Oct. 15.

  • YSKP is no longer just for kids

    Eager to get on with the dance show, from left, Eve Diamond, Joseph Minde-Berman, Phillip Diamond and Eliza Minde-Berman leapt and swooned to instructions from their YS Kids Playhouse teacher Jill Becker, while she and husband Doug -Hinkley waltzed in the background. YSKP will offer various dance classes beginning next week, including new classes for adults. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    At the height of a YS Kids Playhouse production, when every member of the cast has gathered together at fever pitch to dance and belt out an ardent musical message, there can be a yearning, or even a fleeting sense of jealousy, that kids get to do all the fun stuff. But this fall, adults can have fun too, when YSKP opens up four new dance classes to people of all ages.

  • YSKP invites adults to join the fun

    Local youth, from left, Joseph Minde-Berman, Phillip Diamond, Eliza Minde-Berman and Eve Diamond tried some of the dance movements they learned from YS Kids Playhouse dance teacher Jill Becker, right, with partner Doug Hinkley. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    YS Kids Playhouse is widening its scope this fall by opening up some of its youth dance classes to adults who want to boogie too.

  • The Oedipus Complex

    Oedipus (Jamie Robert Carrillo) has his ankles spiked during the Exposition of the play Oedipus Rex (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Mark Greenfield opened his rendition of Oedipus Rex at the Antioch Amphitheater last Friday night.

  • Local musicians, promoters at fest

    The Yellow Springs band Soul Rebels is one of eight local musical groups that will perform at the HighPoint Music Festival at Zane Shawnee Caverns in Bellefontaine this weekend, Aug. 20 to Aug. 22. Shown above are band members Jonathan Stillwell, Ari Harker, Scott Abla and Jonny Dredlocks. The festival is one of two music festivals organized by Mindy and Patrick Harney, owners of Brother Bear’s Coffee House. The second festival, Werk Out, will take place in September at the same location. (Photo by Sehvilla Mann)

    Coffee, hula hoops and transformation are all on the agenda for two upcoming music festivals in Bellefontaine, organized by the local promotion company Funky Bean Productions and featuring local musicians.

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