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PS21’s Final ‘Movement Without Borders’ of the Season: SoundWalk with Skeleton Architecture, Sep 21

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PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, presents their final Movement Without Borders workshop of the 2019 summer season with a SoundWalk, on Saturday, led by Grace Osborne and Edisa Weeks of Skeleton Architecture.

Skeleton Architecture is a Bessie-Award-winning collective of African American women and gender-nonconforming artists rooted in the power of the collective in practice and improvisation. Embodied Listening is a guided workshop that explores PS 21’s orchards and trails focusing on vocal toning, listening, and medicine melodies. Weeks is the founder of Delirious Dances, where through choreography she merges theater and dance in intimate environments. Osborne is a musical virtuoso whose principal instrument is the flute. Movement Without Borders brings the best and brightest in the dance world to PS21 to teach pay-what-you-wish classes all summer long.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, September 21, 2019 / 10:30am – 12pm

COST:
Pay What You Wish

LOCATION:
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

MORE:
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facebook.com/PS21Chatham
instagram.com/ps21chatham

 

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Dancer Wendy Whelan Leads Movement Without Borders Class at PS21, Aug 22

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PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, presents Wendy Whelan, one of the foremost dancers in the world, leading a Movement Without Borders workshop.

Movement Without Borders brings the best and brightest in the dance world to PS21 to teach classes all summer long.

Wendy Whelan, widely considered one of the world’s leading dancers, will be at PS21 to lead a Movement Without Borders class as part of this ongoing series of novel experiments in motion and sensation dedicated to the mind, body, and spirit. Whelan, a principal dancer at New York City Ballet for more than 20 years, is now the company’s associate artistic director. Called “the epitome of the contemporary ballerina, taking ballet into the future,” she worked with Jerome Robbins and originated roles in many NYCB ballets, notably with Christopher Wheeldon, who created 13 roles for her before enlisting her as a guest artist for his Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company. Mikhail Baryshnikov has called her simply “the best” and described her artistry as “a complexity, a sense of internal life, a woman on stage. You’re always trying to decode this person when she moves.”

DATES/TIMES:
Thursday, August 22, 2019 / 6pm – 7:30pm

COST:
Pay What You Wish

LOCATION:
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

MORE:
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facebook.com/PS21Chatham
instagram.com/ps21chatham

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PS21’s Annual West African Dance and Drum Performance, Jul 26

 

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PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, presents ‘Just for Fun – West African Dance and Drum Performance’, this Friday.

Choreographer/dancer Jamal Jackson, with members of his company will join the kids from the dance and drum workshop to sweep us up in a high energy display of West African dance and drumming from Mali. This performance is an annual favorite and is not to be missed!

DATES/TIMES:
Friday, July 26, 2019 / 1pm – 2pm

COST:
Free

LOCATION:
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

MORE:
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facebook.com/PS21Chatham
instagram.com/ps21chatham

 

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PS21 Will Celebrate Chatham’s 150th Birthday w/ a Piano Concert, May 4

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PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, will celebrate Chatham’s 150th Birthday with a piano concert which will also inaugurate the theaters newly acquired Steinway D Piano. The diverse program will feature four longtime residents of the Chatham community; Lincoln Mayorga, Gili Melamed-Lev, David Smith and Uel Wade.

World-renowned pianist, recording artist, and composer Lincoln Mayorga will bring his personal passion for Chopin to the celebration “I consider Chopin my ‘desert island composer! If I had to choose the music of just one composer to take with me on a desert island, it would be Chopin. He cared for no other instrument the way he loved and identified with the piano.”

Gili Melamed-Lev and Mark Evans (The Lev-Evans Duo) will be performing light, humorous and inspiring musical works for piano four-hands—two players on one piano—by Brahms, Bizet, Poulenc, Pärt, and Fauré. “We’re thrilled to be part of this celebration and to support this new state-of-the-art venue,” said Gili Melamed-Lev.

In what promises to be a colorful and dramatic evening David Smith is looking forward to realizing the nine-foot Steinway concert grand’s specific potential for listeners. “First and foremost, I think of this concert as an acoustic experience, at a time when so many experiences are digital,” said Smith. “The vibrations of such an instrument move the listener in ways not otherwise possible.”

“Do I want to sit at a beautiful, big, black, Steinway monster and share some of my favorite genius-composers with a bunch of close-listening people?” asked Uel Wade rhetorically. “I think so! Thank goodness music is one of PS21’s many gifts to our community.”

DATES/TIMES:
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7pm – 9pm

COST:
Advance Tickets: $20 general / $15 members / $10 students
At the Door: $25 general / $20 members / $10 students
For tickets, visit http://ps21chatham.org

LOCATION:
PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

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facebook.com/PS21Chatham
instagram.com/ps21chatham

 

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Columbia County Historical Society Lecture, “The Impact of Railroads on the Village of Chatham”, Apr 9

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As the Village of Chatham celebrates its 150th birthday this year, the Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) Volunteers present “The Impact of Railroads on the Village of Chatham,” an illustrated lecture by Chatham Village Historian, Gail Blass Wolczanski on Tuesday.

Join Chatham Village Historian Gail Class Wolczanski in an illustrated lecture on why commerce, industry, and people were drawn to Chatham and its role as a railroad center in the region.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Gail Blass Wolczanski is a native of Chatham who was appointed Chatham Village Historian in 2006 upon retiring from 33 years of teaching. Her 2009 book about the village is titled “Around the Village of Chatham,” which was published as part of the “Images of America” series from Arcadia Publishing. For the past 12 years, Wolczanksi has been President of the Chatham Village Historical Society, whose mission it is to save village history and display it in a 1814 farmhouse for which they are raising money to restore. Wolczanski also works with the school district giving tours and acting as a resource for local history projects, in addition to fulfilling requests across the country for village information. Over a decade, her column “Historical Ramblings” in the Chatham Courier offered glimpses into events and people that made village history.

As the Village of Chatham is celebrating its 150th year, Wolczanski’s latest project is making it a memorable one for the community, who prioritized wanting a commemorative history book to honor its birthday. Wolczanski has worked on a colorful photographic history in the sequence of a walking tour, which has been very well received.

Building on her family history in Chatham with the research garnered from her newspaper columns and both the 2009 and 2019 publications, Wolczanski has considerable knowledge about her hometown that she enjoys sharing with those interested.

CCHS VOLUNTEERS
Prior to the lecture, which is open to the public, the CCHS Volunteers will hold a regular meeting at 6:30pm. Anyone interested in volunteering is welcome to attend the meeting and can check the CCHS Volunteer Lecture webpage – www.cchsny.org/volunteer. New volunteers are always welcome and training is provided. Volunteer opportunities exist in many CCHS operations, including at the c. 1819 James Vanderpoel House, the 1737 Luykas Van Allen House, the c. 1850 Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse, and the CCHS Museum & Library. The volunteers meet on a regular basis to discuss projects and other opportunities to support the organization.

DATE/TIMETuesday, April 9, 2019 / 7pm – 8:30pm

LOCATION:
Van Buren Hall
6 Chatham St.,
Kinderhook, NY 12106

ADMISSION: Free

MORE:
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facebook.com/cchsny
twitter.com/cchs_ny

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