Apr 8 - 14, 2010 
The Luck of the Irish

Culture Shock

By Erin Adair-Hodges

Join the Movement

The 10th Annual Global DanceFest, presented by the VSA North Fourth Art Center and NewArt New Mexico, returns with its spring iteration. This weekend, see The Good Dancedakar/brooklyn by New York dance company Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group and Andreya Ouamba/Compagnie 1er Temps, from Senegal via Congo-Brazzaville. What does all that mean? An explosion of movement that examines the cultures of the American Mississippi River and African Congo River area and explores their similarities. Performances at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE) are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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Performance Review

The Luck of the Irish

Mother Road’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane

By Erin Adair-Hodges

Ireland is a country of heartbreaking contrasts. Romanticized for its physical beauty and the humor of its people, it’s also marked by centuries of colonization and desperate poverty. In much of Irish literature, this seeming incongruity is expressed through characters who are both fiercely loyal to their home and who dream endlessly about leaving it.

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Gary E. Knell, president and CEO of Sesame Workshop with Elmo

Pop Culture

Life Lessons From the Street

By Shaun Loretto Griswold

"Sesame Street" is not afraid to walk down dark alleys. The show doesn't shy away from discussing the effects of the economy on families or loss perpetuated by war.

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From Keshet’s   Ani Ma’amin

Arts Interview

This I Believe

Keshet Dance Company’s Ani Ma’amin at the KiMo Theatre

By Christie Chisholm

Memory is tricky. With some memories, we owe it to ourselves and those around us to mull over and share them, at which point they stop being memories and become information. And eventually, as they pass from one person to the next, from one generation to the next, they lose their immediacy and, in many ways, their effectiveness. They become historyand we all know what happens to those who don’t learn from history.

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