Tag Archives: Performing Arts

Live & In Living Color

I might have said it before, and I'm sure I'll say it again - We are living in an increasingly isolated society.  With all the lightning speed advances in technology, we're used to having everything at our fingertips.  And adding to whatever amount of ADD we all have, we can have several things at our…
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Seeking Short Films!

The Ballston Spa International Film Festival (BSFF) is now seeking short film entries for the 5th annual festival presented on August 3rd & 4th, 2012. All genres will be accepted for independent films ranging from 5-15 minutes (or 3-10 minutes for the student division). Awards will be presented in 11 categories (with separate categories for…
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What Happened to Capital Region Theater?

Times are tough.  We all know that.  Belts have been tightened, budgets slashed, many places are forced to close up shop. People deal with tough times in many different ways.  In the past, the arts have been a primary coping outlet.  Some of our best literature, theater, and films have been born out of a…
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Hollywood Comes to Town at the Ballston Spa Film Festival

HOLLYWOOD COMES TO TOWN...AGAIN As Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling, and Eva Mendes roll into town to shoot their movie, The Place Beyond the Pines, in Schenectady County, we are reminded once again how much Hollywood loves the Capital District. Many films have been shot throughout the area over the years, including Seabiscuit, Salt, Scent of…
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National Dance Day

Executive Producer of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD), Nigel Lythgoe, has started a grassroots initiative to encourage the nation to move. Declaring July 31st as National Dance Day, Lythgoe hopes that individuals, communities, organizations, and families will come together and express themselves through dance.  However, this grassroots experiment is quickly turning into…
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New Footlighters of CUMC Board

It has been my pleasure to serve as president of Footlighters of CUMC for some years now.  I have been a part of the group in various ways for close to 20 years!  But as with all things, nothing can stay the same, and with all of the changes in both the organization and my…
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Stories That Dance – A Fun Opportunity for Local Elementary Students

The Northeast Ballet Company of Schenectady and Proctors Theater is hosting a special program that not only helps combat declining literacy rates in children, but also combines valuable skills in creativity, confidence, and problem solving, with the art of dance. The students create their own stories, then work with professionals from the Northeast Ballet Company…
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Hustle Performance team for Albany, NY Area

Brian Sipe and Bob Englert are forming a brand new Hustle Performance Team. In the next 8 weeks, students will learn a hot new hustle routine and will perform at a variety show on Saturday, March 27th. Hosted every Tuesday night at the Cohoes American Ukranium Citizens Center, the class will start with one hour…
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Help Save the New York State Theater Institute!

The New York State Theatre Institute (NYSTI) has been an important part of New York for 36 years. This is a place that prides itself on providing unique, cultural experiences for children and teachers.  Many talented actors have left the Institute to go on to do other exciting, and fulfilling work.  Moving beyond the stage…
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