V.22 No.23 | 6/6/2013
He’s got character, enigmatically simple and dance dance la revolución
He’s got character
Get an art-smart jump on your week with Culture Shock. Khaled Hosseini reads, clay artist Andrew Van Assche’s new show opens and Festival Flamenco Internacional dances onstage.
V.22 No.20 | 5/16/2013
This week is your chance to travel in time, see how dance can fuse with film and take in a thought-provoking art exhibit that explores man’s imprint on the natural world.
V.22 No.17 | 4/25/2013
Gathering reps Native culture
V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012
Confessions of a King
For this week’s arts profile, writer Blake Driver interviewed “Lawrence Welk Show” dancer Cissy King. She shared insights about Welk’s famous ability to butcher a phrase, and talked about her transition from the Hollywood spotlight to doing community theater here in her hometown. Check out the above video to see what King was up to roughly half a century ago, then go see her in Albuquerque Little Theater’s Singin’ in the Rain this weekend.
Courtesy of Cissy King
The beat goes on for dancer Cissy King
V.21 No.23 | 6/7/2012
Courtesy of Festival Flamenco
Music to Your Ears
Twenty-Five Years of World-Class Flamenco
In 1987, UNM's College of Fine Arts partnered with the National Institute of Flamenco (located Downtown on Gold) to found the Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque. Now in its 25th year, the week-long silver jubilee—and observation of New Mexico's Spanish ancestry—is bustling with activity.
V.21 No.21 | 5/24/2012
Wild Dancing West tonight at VSA
This year’s installation of Wild Dancing West opens with Burque native Meshi Chavez’ We Two Boys at VSA North Fourth Art Center (4904 Fourth Street NW). Shows run tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. and are part of VSA’s three-week extravaganza highlighting the work of Southwestern dancers and choreographers. Click the above link to read about Chavez and the fest’s other offerings.
VSA’s regional series returns with Whitman, war and psychology
Meshi Chavez moved to Portland, Ore., at the age of 18. Sixteen years later, he’s returning with We Two Boys to Wild Dancing West, VSA North Fourth Art Center’s contemporary dance festival. Now in its seventh year, Wild Dancing West is “the sibling of Global DanceFest,” says Kearny, referring to VSA’s international spectacle that began in 2001. After celebrating dance from around the world, creators decided “it was important to also focus on contemporary dance happening in our region,” she says.
V.21 No.18 | 5/3/2012
From UNM to Joffrey
In this week’s Arts Profile, the Alibi spoke with Dalton Valerio, a UNM pre-med sophomore who was recently accepted into a program at the acclaimed Joffrey Ballet School. Valerio performs this weekend at UNM’s Carlisle Gym. For showtimes and more on his story, click the above link.
V.20 No.45 |
Free tickets to Scorsese's "Hugo" at 11.11.11 party
We'll be giving away 50+ pairs of tickets to Scorsese's latest, Hugo, at our steampunk party tomorrow at Launchpad!
First come, first served.
The steam-powered ball
And a costume contest with prizes from Free Radicals!
V.20 No.32 | 8/11/2011
Double Gourd Dance!
The United Native Council of New Mexico hosts an all-day celebration of native culture, featuring singing, dancing and eating in Old Town Plaza. Festivities begin at noon on Saturday with a Gourd dance—Southern Drum—followed by a Gourd dance—Northern Drum. The ceremonial rug cutting, consisting of four sets of four songs, probably originated with the Kiowa people, but it's spread throughout many tribes. At 2 p.m. the Jemez Pueblo Singers and Drummers help you work up an appetite; grab some dinner at one of the Old Town eateries. Finally, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., there’s a full-on intertribal powwow. For more info on this free event, visit: cabq.gov/cultural.
V.20 No.29 | 7/21/2011
A Little Love Hexagon
Landmark Musicals’ latest is well-acted and well-sung
A Little Night Music is a show that will likely appeal to more mature audiences. Maybe it’s the tone of the show, which is surprisingly wholesome given the subject matter. Maybe it’s the near-constant, often operatic singing. In either case this one’s probably not for a thirtysomething crowd. That said, Landmark Musicals has done a fine job with it. While not all the actors are fantastic, there aren’t any sore thumbs that stick out, and a handful of them are obvious pros.
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