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Everything Old Is New Again in OTR

New Main Street shop Another Part of the Forest stocks hard to find vinyl ... and much more

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Like many of the new businesses along Over-the-Rhine's Main Street, it's basically a neighborhood thing. It has a stellar lineage, and it's new and old at the same time. It's Another Part of the Forest, the used record store/Siamese twin of Iris BookCafe, with which it shares a leafy rear courtyard. The store takes its place alongside Everybody's Records, Mole's Record Exchange and Shake It Records as a local purveyor specializing in used vinyl, featuring some 8,000 LPs on display (with some 15,000 more titles in stock).  

Dance: Choreographers Without Companies

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The French Apache tango; one Appalachian family's migration from Kentucky to Hamilton; musical chairs, telephone and tag; a woman’s broken heart; a soloist pitted again nine other dancers ... these are just a few of the choreographic ideas tossed around during this weekend's "Choreographers Without Companies," presented by Contemporary Dance Theater at the Aronoff's Jarson-Kaplan Theatre.  

The End Is Near

1 Comments · Friday, June 4, 2010
CCM grad Casey Scott Leach offers a 45-minute set that combines a scripted stream of consciousness and rap. He rages, role-plays, reflects, observes, judges, moves offstage with an ax to chop at a log and flirts. He falls to the floor repeatedly, from which he sometimes awakes as if from a dream. Also onstage is Ben Leach, who drums and plays the banjo to accompany the poet's journey.  

Medea

1 Comments · Thursday, June 3, 2010
Director Michael Burke of paperStrangers performance group uses a cast of six and two life-sized puppet dolls in this intense, befeathered, modern-flavored restaging of the 2,400-year-old Greek drama by Euripides in which a vengeful woman horribly murders her own children. Burke says his curiosity regarding Medea's nature, usually caricatured as heartless and evil, drove him to create his adaptation.   

Medea

Duveneck 2: June 2, 4, 5, 8 and 11

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Director Michael Burke was drawn to the Greek dramatist Euripides' 431 B.C. examination of passion, love and vengeance by the dichotomy it embodies: We feel Medea's justified rage at Jason, but to get revenge by the horrific killing of their children?  

The End Is Near

Below Zero: June 3, 4, 7, 10 and 12

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Think the cafe poetry scene inspired by the spoken-word poetry and alternative Hip Hop of Saul Williams, West Coast popping-and-locking, T. S. Eliot, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bukowski, Nas, Wu-Tang Clan and others of their ilk.  

Dance: Exhale Dance Tribe

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Expect awesome physicality and trademark theatricality from choreographers and co-artistic directors Missy Zimmer and Andrew Hubbard in Exhale's one-night-only season closer, 'Going…(Now)here.' The "hypnotic human experience" features returning tribe member Alessandra Marconi guesting in a world premiere solo. 8 p.m. Saturday at the Aronoff's Jarson-Kaplan Theater.  

Dance: de la Dance Company

0 Comments · Monday, March 22, 2010
Oakley-based de la Dance Company, led by former Cincinnati Ballet and Joffrey Ballet Principal Dancer Meridith Benson and her husband Mario de la Nuez presents "Giselle." A beautiful dancer, Benson appears in the role of the young Rhineland peasant girl Giselle who dies of heartbreak after discovering her lover, Albrecht, has deceived her. Friday and Saturday at the Aronoff's Jarson-Kaplan.  

Onstage: Exhale Dance Tribe

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Whether you missed this physically mesmerizing company of 11 lithe young women in Binocular in January at the Aronoff Center or just want to exhale the cold winter, take yourself to The Anderson Center Friday night for Exhale Dance Tribe's funny, sensual, explosive and sometimes serious 'Look Closer.' 8 p.m.  

Duo Returns for Gala of International Dance Stars

Kellye A. Saunders and Matthew Prescott are together again

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Between them, they have worked with some of the most significant modern choreographers on the dance scene today and have performed in top-ranked companies. One is a former dancer with Dance Theatre of Harlem and the other grew up on a ranch two miles east of Boise, Idaho.