Performing Arts Section :: Page 10

  • Expressing the inexpressable through dance

    More than 50 local dancers will perform original pieces at the Yellow Springs Community Dance Concert on Friday and Saturday, March 25–26, at 7 p.m. at Antioch’s South Gym. Dancers at a recent rehearsal are, in the front row from left to right, Emma Sturm, Theresa Thinnes, Lara Bauer, Andrea Hutson, Anna McClure, Tricia Gelmini, Erin Wolf; middle row, Jade Turner, Kira Plumer, Savanna Amos, Jennifer Johnson, Victoria Walters, Carrie Speck, Nicole Manieri, Marybeth Wolf, Miriam Eckenrode; back row, Acala Cresci, Greta Hill, Aaron Logan, Amanda Hanisch, Ali Thomas and Charlotte Walkey (obscured). (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Movement can convey more emotion than words. Just watch dancer and choreographer Tricia Gelmini, whose piece at this weekend’s community dance concert will blend sorrow and joy in an expression of loss.

  • YSKP pulls for summer season

    YS Kids Playhouse will hold its annual fundraiser to help save the summer season at its new space on the Antioch College campus next month. Pictured are, clockwise from top left, production coordinator Tom Clevenger, board member Nadia Malarkey, director John Fleming and board member Roger Beal. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Every summer for the past 15 years, YS Kids Playhouse, the little theater that could, has put on at least one musical and often two original productions. But what if suddenly there wasn’t a YSKP summer season?

  • India by way of ‘Jungle Book’

    Join a singing, dancing Kaa and his coils, played by, from left, Grace Wilke, Olivia Chick, Kallyn Buckenmyer, Shekinah Williams, David Walker and Kayla Brown (obscured) this weekend as Mills Lawn School presents Bollywood Jungle Book, the all school musical, at Central State’s Robeson auditorium. Shows are Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the school. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    As Mills Lawn students rehearse Disney’s Jungle Book for the all-school musical this year, they have begun to investigate not just the animated India, but the real life India as well.

  • ‘Tuna’ for laughs, to support theater

    Yellow Springs High School seniors Elliot Cromer, left, and Adam Zaremsky will present the two-person comedy Greater Tuna this Saturday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. in the Mills Lawn gym. The show is the students’ senior project, and proceeds will go to the high school theater program. (Photo by Kelsey Cundiff)

    Due to recent cuts in the school district budget, some students have chosen to use their senior projects as a way to give back to programs that have been important to them, and that now face decreased funding.

  • Music, dance to honor YSHS theater

    The YSHS theater program has inspired Lauren Westendorf and Donovan Berends, so the duo is holding a musical review featuring songs from Broadway musicals to raise money for the program as their senior project.

  • YSHS One Acts a wild ride

    The YSHS One Acts have always been a wild experience on the stage.

  • CMYS presents double reed, piano trio

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    Chamber Music Yellow Springs presents the Poulenc Trio tonight, at 7:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church.

  • 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.”