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Arts and Entertainment

August 9, 2013

Area Arts News

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The Leatherstocking Jazz Band, composed of teachers from the area, will performing at the Cyr Center in Stamford at 7 p.m. today. 

Park to turn into performance venue

More than 20 dancers, choreographers, performers and musicians will transform the beautiful creek side Ballantine Park on Lower Main Street in Andes, into landscapes of movement and sound on Andes Community Day from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday in honor of the park itself, the community of Andes and the population of artists of Upstate New York.

Conceived and curated by David Capps of Andes, Pooh Kaye of South Worcester and Gloria McLean of Andes, the event will mobilize a wide variety of movement and sound artists in a “choreographed” sequence of locations moving through the striking variety of environments of the park. The audience will follow the performances, strolling with the event starting at the open, airy north end and ending at the more peaceful, intimate south end. Designed to last one hour, the event will include physical theater, contact improvisation, choreographed dances, and a large dose of spontaneous problem solving by renowned professional artists who have come together in celebration of performance-making inspired by the treasured outdoor site.

Variety show set for Saturday

“Chester Arthur and Friends,” a local, presidential-themed variety show, will be staged on Saturday at the Fly Creek Historical Society. This ensemble show is full of live music, odd skits, historical oratory, dance, abstract performance art and puppetry. The 44 presidents will be roasted, celebrated, lampooned and venerated. The show is fit for all ages, but politically thin-skinned folks and wee children. The show will starts at 7 p.m., and runs about 90 minutes. 

Tickets will be available at the door for a $5 suggested donation. Light refreshments will be provided by the Fly Creek Area Historical Society after the show. The Society is at 210 Cemetery Road in Fly Creek.

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