V.23 No.42 | 10/16/2014
Photos by Kelsey Paschich
Body, Sun, Wind and Rain
Radicles releases dance from its staged confines
By August March
When a seed germinates, the radicle emerges. Choreographer Lisa Nevada begins where life begins and reconnects dance to its natural roots.
V.23 No.34 | 8/21/2014
photo courtesy of Keshet
Cuckoo for Gaga
Learn a liquid-limbed dance language at Keshet and get fired up for the 5th Latin Dance Festival this weekend.
V.23 No.33 | 8/14/2014
photos courtesy of Ballet de Jalisco
Face Your Tulle-Wrapped Terrors With Ballet Pro Musica
By Gail Guengerich
Fear not the pirouettes! Gail Guengerich explains why anyone can enjoy ballet.
V.23 No.23 | 6/5/2014
After a Silence, Flamenco Speaks Again
By Franchesca Stevens
Flamenco’s “tremendous sensitivity” once again shines at the 27th annual Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque.
V.23 No.17 | 4/24/2014
By Lisa Barrow
Feed the pyre
A local mag for creatives, a little yellow suitcase that leads to a personal journey and commemorating the Holocaust through dance—scope a world of ABQ arts with Culture Shock.
V.22 No.45 | 11/7/2013
From dance in the air to down-home drama, Stage Whispers highlights performance arts worth watching.
V.22 No.34 | 8/22/2013
Alan F. Beck
By Lisa Barrow
Get your plague on
From va-va-voom to vermin, Culture Shock highlights the week’s artworld finest.
V.22 No.23 | 6/6/2013
He’s got character, enigmatically simple and dance dance la revolución
By Lisa Barrow
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
By Lisa Barrow
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
By Leah Sneider
Celebrate 30 years of Indian tacos, competitive dancing and paying tribute to tradition this year at Albuquerque’s own Gathering of Nations. The Gathering is North America’s most prominent powwow, and it will host tens of thousands of guests and representatives from more than 700 Native and Aboriginal tribes throughout the United States, Canada and all over to honor Indigenous cultures and traditions through dance, music, food and the crowning of the next Miss Indian World
V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012
Confessions of a King
By Sam Adams [ Thu Jun 14 2012 2:48 PM ]
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
By Blake Driver
For Cissy King, remembering lines has always presented a host of challenges. But the veteran dancer-turned-actress has no trouble firing off some of the funnier misspeakings of her former boss, television variety show icon Lawrence Welk. King, who grew up in Albuquerque, danced on the program for more than 11 years.
V.21 No.23 | 6/7/2012
Courtesy of Festival Flamenco
Music to Your Ears
By Jessica Cassyle Carr
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
By Sam Adams [ Fri May 25 2012 5:37 PM ]
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
By Christie Chisholm
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.
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