Art Hounds: Dance set to poetry and ghosts of the season

Art Hounds: Dance set to poetry and ghosts of the season

Susana di Palma of Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre is organizing to go to the environment

Susana di Palma of Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre is organizing to go to the environment premiere this weekend of “Shaamya — Of Equality.” The effectiveness by Katha Dance Theatre is a coming-together of music, dance and poetry, impressed by the poet Kazi Nazrul Islam’s visions of equality across gender, race and religion.

Choreographed by Katha Artistic Director Rita Mustaphi, the display incorporates ballet, hiphop and flamenco together with the rhythmically sophisticated kathak dance from northern India.

The clearly show capabilities music by J.D. Steele and poetry by Somali-American performer Ifrah Mansour. Taken alongside one another, di Palma says, this primary function is “going to provoke thought and sensation in a stunning way that we can all examine” on a common subject matter. The demonstrate operates Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul.


Michael Murnane, a lights director and head electrician at the Minnesota Orchestra, is a large enthusiast of the rock band Annie and the Bang Bang. They have a new document — out there in each vinyl and digital — referred to as “Walkie Talkie.” Murnane claims it is really the sort of songs that would make you each want to move all over and sit and concentrate on its considerate lyrics.

“They’re like a garage band but with 30 decades of experience,” explained Murnane. “It seems like they’re in it for the entertaining, but they are saying definitely exciting matters.”


Artist Janine Holter of Montrose drove to Lanesboro when Commonweal Theatre Organization opened its to start with in-person show this spring. She’ll be there for the shut of the 2021 year with its generation of “A Christmas Carol,” which opens Friday and runs by means of Dec. 19. It is the classic ghost-stuffed story centered on the perform of Charles Dickens, entire with the heartfelt transformation of miserly Scrooge.

Commonweal’s twist is to forged Scrooge and the a few ghost characters as women. “[Commonweal Associate Artistic Director] Adrienne Sweeney is just a delightful actress,” Holter claimed, “and I know she’s likely to play one heck of a terrible Scrooge.”

It’s not the first time ladies have performed Scrooge. In 2018, the Guthrie cast both of those a male and a feminine guide, with Nathaniel Fuller enjoying the role 43 moments and Charity Jones, in male costume, starring in 13 exhibits.

Sweeney designed this model of the show as she thought about how a woman Scrooge could possibly suit historically and resonate currently.

Patrons are demanded to have on masks inside of the theater. The exhibit will also be obtainable just about.

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