Dance
SUNY-Ulster’s Quimby Theatre plays host this Saturday evening to the 24th annual DanceFest! spotlighting the latest productions from 12 Hudson Valley dance studios. World dance, ballet, modern and other styles will be represented as each troupe takes the stage in turn. (Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

DanceFest at SUNY-Ulster to feature 12 troupes

Each winter, after the season of prancing Scrooges and pirouetting Sugar Plum Fairies has come to an end, dance schools and companies around the region turn their attention to a broader range of…

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BSP in Kingston to host free David Bowie tribute

I did not grow up a David Bowie fan, but became one as an adult, when my defenses relaxed and I realized that “style people” like Bowie weren’t just trying to make me…

This year’s New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Ashokan Center begins at 6 p.m., followed by dancing at 8 p.m. with swing, Cajun, zydeco and waltzing in one room and contras and squares in another. (photo by Stewart Dean)

Swing in the new year at Ashokan Center’s dance/music smörgåsbord

I admire the leap-takers, and Jay Ungar and Molly Mason are two exemplary ones. Not content to rest on their considerable laurels as composers, performers, teachers and enthusiasts of traditional music, this husband-and-wife…

(Photo by Jeff Weese)

The Nutcracker comes to life in Poughkeepsie, Kingston & Tannersville

It’s inevitable. Resistance is useless. Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat; and it just isn’t a proper holiday season if you don’t catch at least one performance of The Nutcracker. It’s…

There will be two separately ticketed swing music shows at BSP this Saturday night (Bumper Jacksons, pictured above, in the front-room club at BSP, the Swinging Moments Cabaret in the huge backroom theater). Recognizing the unlikely synergy, BSP†has arranged a discounted admission ($5 instead of $10) to the Bumper Jacksons show for Swinging Moments Cabaret ticketholders.

All swing, all night at BSP

On Saturday, November 14, in a curious alignment of the stars, the ninth annual Swinging Moments Cabaret will be held at BSP in Kingston on the same evening as BSP’s monthly Uptown Swing…

Gillian Murphy (photo by Gregory Cary)

Mary Stuart Masterson to help Kaatsbaan this Saturday in Tivoli

Marking 25 years of dedication to realizing any sort of endeavor calls for a celebration, especially when those years involve the hard work of persisting against all setbacks and believing in the ultimate…

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Kaatsbaan to hold star-studded gala

Seems like only yesterday that the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center was the new kid on the mid-Hudson cultural scene. But the former farmstead in Tivoli has since become an anchor institution with a…

Piano Concerto #1 with Gillian Murphy and Calvin Royal III (photo by Rosalie O’Connor)

ABT celebrates 75th anniversary with Mark Morris premiere and Misty Copeland at Bard

“No choreographer alive has a higher reputation for musicality than Mark Morris…his dances have brought music to meet dance in ways that have expanded our appreciation of the alchemy that these two arts can…

(Photo by Albert Ayzenberg)

BalletNext to premiere two new works at Kaatsbaan in Tivoli

“A brilliant partnership of dancers, choreographers and musicians where risk-taking is encouraged and process is a focal point” encapsulates the aspirations of the dance company BalletNext, founded by former American Ballet Theatre principal…

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason (photo by Dion Ogust)

Swing in the New Year at Ashokan Center dance fest

Can you think of a better place for the New Year’s countdown than a fabulous lodge surrounded by 374 acres of forest in the Catskills? If not, registration is now open for the…

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