I really admire Terra Jole and her determination to do her best in something so difficult for her. Sasha Farber is doing a terrific job with Terra, but some dances will just get the better of her and the paso doble was definitely one of them. This is going to sound crazy, but I was astounded by the Argentine tango of Jana and Gleb and the scores they received — and not in a good way. Head judge Len Goodman would have had a fit about all the “fussing about” they did moving around on a bed at the start, and I’m not sure if a drenching downpour improves dance moves. As they stood dripping wet for their scores, I wonder if the judges weren’t slightly swayed by the gimmick.
“We talk about Pete a lot, and he’s a real presence in our show,” she says, “He and Woody had this great friendship and he was part of our bigger family, He was a master of the power of songs, and pretty in pink sugar plum fairy decorated pointe shoe, upcycled ballet gift, dancer décor, upcycled pointe shoe we’ve been alluding to some of his songs and stories, We go from there to some of my dad’s relevant songs and Woody’s songs that are all too relevant today, like ‘Deportee,’ which was written about 80 years ago.”, Music isn’t just a family tradition for the Guthries, It’s a binding force that has allowed an oft-itinerant clan to stay connected, Sarah Lee didn’t see her father much when she was growing up, since he was always on the road, Instead of going off to college, she started touring with him, joining in for a few songs every night..
Part of what makes the Ethnic Dance Festival a singular experience is the brilliantly intuitive sequencing of acts arranged by artistic director Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo, who are both being honored by the festival this year for invaluable contributions. The event not only makes available professional staging, lighting and production for small companies, but facilitates brief but revelatory collaborations among them in the transitions between performances. “Carlos and CK have very different skill sets,” Mushet says. “They spend … much time on the programming, looking for those connections, those moments when artists can come together. The transitions have been one of the most important things. You need the time to allow for changeovers, and they get two cultures performing together during these interludes. Sometimes it’s a long shot to come up with ways to connect, but they always do.”.
Each character symbolizes part of Golding’s personal experience living in the World War II era, The boys represent good, evil, survival and society’s portrayal of manhood at the time, according to director Tony Kienitz, Taking on the role of the protagonist Ralph is Palo Alto resident Jackson Wylder, He says the character tries to bring order to the group of boys and pretty in pink sugar plum fairy decorated pointe shoe, upcycled ballet gift, dancer décor, upcycled pointe shoe is focused on getting off the island, “He is a character that has aspects of every part of society,” Wylder says, adding his character is able to give him a variety of emotions to explore as an actor, “He’s not perfect, He isn’t the nicest, but he also isn’t the meanest.”..
TheatreWorks. “Being Earnest.” Through April 28. World premiere musical based on Oscar Wilde’s comedy, by composer/lyricist Paul Gordon and songwriter Jay Gruska. Set in 1964 London, this adaptation moves “The Importance of Being Earnest” to a bachelor flat near Carnaby Street, where the wrath of Lady Bracknell, one of theater’s most sharp-tongued dowagers, is incurred. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $23-$73 (savings available for students, educators, seniors). 650-463-1960 or theatreworks.org.