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Hoosick Falls, New York

Mural based on Anna Mary Robertson's, a.k.a. Grandma Moses, 1960 painting Wagon Repair Shop; photo by Robin Catalano.

A curious village with a tenacious history, Hoosick Falls is located in the town of Hoosick, between the Capital Region of New York and Bennington, VT. Originally settled in the mid-1700s, it was torched during French and Indian War. Settlers returned and rebuilt, and it became an industry powerhouse during the Victorian era. Like many

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Will Call #71: Jennifer Trainer on Museum Town

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Aerial view of the MASS MoCA campus; still from Museum Town; image courtesy the filmmaker.

Museum Town tells the story of MASS MoCA, arguably the United States’ most expansive contemporary art space, but it does a lot more besides. This flick situates the museum within the various contexts of history, culture, and economic development.


Aerial view of the MASS MoCA campus; still from Museum Town; image courtesy the filmmaker.

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He Said, He Said: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at MASS MoCA

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo have been around for 45 years and performed in over 600 cities and towns, Kinda makes them a thing², right? image courtesy the company.

The dance world has been slow to let go of certain stereotypes. Chief among them might just be that men shouldn’t dance en pointe, and that romantic love is best expressed by men and women dancing together.

Which is one of the reasons that Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the 45-year-old, New York City–based company

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Stranger in a Strange Land: Akram Khan and XENOS

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Akram Khan in Xenos, photo by Jean Louis Fernandez, courtesy of Jacob's Pillow.

Akram Khan doesn’t just perform his dances; he lives them. In XENOS, which played to a packed audience on February 21 at the Williams College ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, he isn’t just a formidable dancer, but also a skilled actor adept at storytelling through explosive movement, small gestures, and poignant moments of stillness.

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Team ClearHeels 413 says goodbye to director, Continues support for exotic dance community

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You may have missed the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) this year. It passed by without much fanfare in the U.S. If you happen to be a subscriber to the Trinidad Express or the Bendigo Advertiser (serving the towns of Bendigo, Jackass Flat, and others in Victoria, Australia) you’d have

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Will Call #62: The Wolves roam CenterStage in DeLappe’s 2017 masterpiece

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This is Will Call, #62—We travel this episode to somewhere in the Midwest to meet high school women’s soccer team The Wolves. Rather we’ll speak with Misha Chowdhury, who directs this Williams Theatre Department staging of Sarah DeLappe’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalist play, The

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Will Call Episode #55.5, BONUS: Jacob’s Pillow Introduces Danza Orgánica to 10X10

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Running In Stillness

On February 24, Danza Orgánica, a Boston-based Contemporary Dance Theater Company, will lead a free Dance for Social Justice Movement Workshop at the Boys and Girls Club and perform excerpts from their work, Running in Stillness.
To create this piece, director and choreographer Marsha

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Will Call #36 — Spectacle 99, Anais Mitchell , Unsilent Night in North Adams

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Anais_Mitchell performs Friday, December 4, 7:30 p.m. at the MCLA Church St. Center, photo submitted by artist.

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We speak again with our ever-generous guest Michelle Daly of the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Michelle discusses some of the exceptional events coming up in December, including Anais Mitchell, Unsilent Night, and Spectacle 99, and hints at

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Will Call #31 — “The Tempest: A Gyre” at Williams College

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Sketches of the costumes of Prospero, Ariel, and Calaban, designed by Barbara Bell; mashup created from submitted images.

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Erica Dankmeyer, Artist-in-Residence in Dance, and Janine Parker, Artist-in-Residence in Dance, are choreographing dance scenes that have been integrated into the play; seven student dancers from Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CoDa) will perform.…

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Will Call #22 — Soft Shoe Boom! A Feast for All the Senses

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“After Class” by Monika Pizzichemi, is one of the art pieces offered at auction as part of Soft Show Boom; submitted image.

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We speak in this episode to Stefanie Weber about this moving, shaking, stomping, bidding, butt-kicking benefit to support They Dance For Rain’s programs in Nairobi, Kenya.…

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Will Call #21 — Made In the Berkshires Celebrates Five Years

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Cohorts in culture Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims explain how they select and curate the dozens of artists and events that make up the three day extravaganza that is the 5th Annual “Made in the Berkshires” Festival.…

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Will Call #20 — Rhythm of the Forest Felt at Drum and Dance Fest

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Amiée Gelinas keeps the beat of international percussion in sync with the the pulse of conservation.
PLUS: Kameron Steele directs Federico García Lorca’s “Blood Wedding” at the ’62 Center
The 6th Annual Drum and Dance Fest is a fundraiser for the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center’s

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