Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Tunez!

So I watched a cute little movie that I would have never known about if it weren't for the "Recommended for You" section of Amazon. I like my movies light; I like my movies fluffy; I like my movies girly and predictable, and so enter "Lola Versus." It wasn't fantastic, it wasn't terrible, but the soundtrack was pretty great. So great, I'm struggling even now, trying to decide which song to share from it.

Ooooooooookay, it's gotta be Ani.

Here's Ani DeFranco with "Both Hands." The scene in the movie in which it plays is pretty cute; tangibly and painfully awkward, but in a delightful way.


I'm including a studio version, but like all things Ani...it's worth tracking down a live version. OH WAIT HERE'S ONE NOW.


Man, everything that is awesome about performing...you can see it in her face. I love it.

It's a great song. By a great artist. Off a great soundtrack...but don't look it up just yet so I can feature more songs from it and you'll all think I'm poetic and deep.

Thanks!

-A.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Calamity #9 - here are some pics!


We had SO MUCH FUN at Calamity #4! There were a lot of Calamity newbies, both on the stage and in the crowd. Aeronaut Brewing Co was an amazing host. Beer does seem to make people a little more enthusiastic about modern dance. And my goodness! There were just so goshdarn many people there. Thank you to everybody for coming and making it such a special night.

Here are some pics of the many wonderful performers. If you want more, there are about a million in this album on facebook.

Thanks so very much to Matt McKay for taking all these amazing pictures.

Gabi, being a divine presence.

Dr. Bones about to get locked up.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Friday Tunez!

So it's been a while since we shared a song. There are so many great songs, and now that it's finally warm and tingly outside, WE CAN SING THEM ALL WHILE WALKING DOWN THE STREET AND NO ONE WILL GET MAD. [maybe]

In order to more thoroughly pump myself up in the early mornings of these spring days (though granted, it doesn't take much) I've been making a point of exploring new tunes as I get ready for work.

And here's what I discovered today. Pardon me if it was once hip and now is not, but I think it's great, and I hope you will too!

This is St. Lucia's sexy song "All Eyes on You."


Have a great weekend, everyone!

-A.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Calamity #9 - program!


1. "Oya and Mari Jiwe"

an afrofuturistic dance by Terina Alladin and Gabriela Silva
music: "Little Pocket Size Demons" by Vijay Iyer Trio

2. Dr. Bones' Circus of Marvels

a sideshow act - debuting a new marvel just for us! (website || facebook)

3. "Back"

a dance by Amy Mastrangelo, performed by both her and Meghan Riling
music: "Running If You Call My Name" by HAIM

4. Andrew Eckel with Jonah Sacks 

music for your brain and ears (website)


BREAK!


5. "We're Barely Holding On"

a dance by Amyko Ishizaki! (website)
music:"My Darling" by Ingrid Michaelson

6. Kristina Spinney

a monologue from "The Walking Dead" by Scott M.Gimple and Glen Mazzara
also, a monologue from "Patter for the Floating Lady" by Steve Martin

7. Cassandre Charles aka Jolie LaVie

a bluesy burlesque!


BREAK!


8. Jenny Chalikian

comedy!

9. "Bunny Hop"

a dance by Molly Hess, performed by her, Cassandre Charles, Mega London, and Leah Rilkin

10. A Dance about Beer

group improvised dance!!

11. True Love

Amy and Meghan will sing a medley of songs by their first loves - New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, *NSYNC, and Hanson -- along with a tune by our newest crush, One Direction.



Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DEAR MOVE: 2-17-2015 meghan


Almost a year ago, we maintained an improv dance blog called DEAR MOVE. One dancer would quickly record a video of something they did, and then the next dancer would respond to their video with one of their own, which referenced the first in some way. It's something of an improv exercise, meant to have the dancers play with new ideas.

If you'd like to take part, shoot us an email! We're always open to have more dancers participate!

The DEAR MOVE blog fell off as we focused on this one, but then we realized we could easily bring it over here as a semi-regular column. So, here we go! As a belated valentine to you all, and a revitalization of DEAR MOVE, here is my response to Amy's last video. Enjoy!