Saturday, August 22, 2015

Solo Sesh - program!

Facebook || Eventbrite

1. Amy Mastrangelo - dance

Music by Chvrches.

2. Matthew Dray - theater

Matt will be performing a piece from "The Weir" by Conor McPherson.
Matt is an actor, as you can probably tell and also a fight choreographer.

3. "Changing Skin" by Kelley Donovan - dance

Kelley Donovan Dancers Website
Music by Juliet Russell

4. Emelia Clark - voice

Emelia will be singing "Somebody, somewhere" from The Most Happy Fella by Frank Loesser.


5. "Trauma" by Tyler Catanella of Paradise Lost - dance

The music is "Trauma" by Peace Pilgrim (that's Tyler, too!).
Paradise Lost website || Peach Pilgrim soundcloud
Tyler would like to thank his haterz for fueling his fire and making him strongrr. AS WOULD WE ALL!!

6. "I Was Made for Mountains" by Liz Anaya (10000questions) - music

Liz would also like to credit The Fells.

7. "A Piece of Rising Sound" - performed by Jennifer Roberts - dance

Choreography by Olana Flynn (website).
Soundscore by Ryan Caruso.

8. "Questions from Cupid" by Mike Simonelli - music

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Many thanks to Terina Alladin and Make Shift Boston in general for hosting us tonight!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Tunez!

I've been in touch with a lot of my coworkers from my days of retail glory...which prompted me to spark up my ol' PacLove playlist on Spotify: my collection of songs that played on Pac Radio.

And thank golly I did because otherwise this gem would have gone unshared.

"Stillness is the Move" by Dirty Projectors.

Do you love it or do you LOVE IT?


Monday, July 13, 2015

Living in a Calamity : Peachy keen BEACHY reads!

Need some light and fluffy literature for when your days get hot and heavy? Here are five titles worth checking out. (OMG that's a library pun and I WASN'T EVEN TRYING.)

Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Tunez!

Here's the latest song my next door neighbors are sick of hearing from it being piped directly from my bedroom window to their backyard.

It's "Boston Town" by Della Mae and it makes me proud to be a woman. I can't play an instrument and I'm certainly not a laborer...but goddamnit, I'm a woman!

What's the soundtrack to your summer so far?


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Living in a Calamity : Demystifying the Summer Vacation

When you're a teacher educator, you put up with a lot of sh*t. This may include but is certainly not limited to: disinterested students, disillusioned coworkers, snow days, making-up snow days, the Common Core curriculum*, the general public's lack of regard for students with disabilities and, on some very special days, actual and legitimate fecal know, sh*t.

But I think the biggest frustration we all deal with is our very own out-of-the-education-field friends reminding us how easy we have it, because we get snow days, and vacations, and SUMMERS off. And you now what? Yeah. When you look at it from that excruciatingly narrow lens, it totally is a great gig.

So I'm not here to pontificate or justify all the great things and hard work that goes into a school year, plenty of other more eloquent people have done that for me. Instead, I'm going to tell you how we're spending that time, if to serve no other purpose than to give the rest of you something to read when you get out of your 12-month job tonight.

 Without further ado...

What Teachers [who are also dancers] Do During Summer! 

*Meghan loves the Common Core. Especially #1 in the Math Practices! OMG!