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Live Arts Dance Festival clarifies where the form must go from here

Live Arts Dance Festival clarifies where the form must go from here

The Live Arts Dance Festival, which took place over the past two weekends in downtown Charlottesville, presented a rather thorough view of what’s working in the local dance scene—and what is not. The good news: There are performers out there who can command the audience’s attention. In addition, some choreographers are making dance moves that […]

Ground Zero steps up

Ground Zero steps up

Kat Legault has this thing she does in “Poor Edward,” a piece that was part of last weekend’s portion of the Live Arts Dance Festival. Pitched on her back between her shoulder blades with her knees bent and her hips arched, she jumbles herself into a bridge. She does it a few times throughout the […]

Yes we can! Let’s have more Gesel Mason!

Yes we can! Let’s have more Gesel Mason!

The black choreographer and dancer brought important questions to Charlottesville last weekend and we welcome the challenge. She wants to know if she’s black enough, for one thing. For another, Gesel Mason wants to continue to explore what life was like on the mountain for Sally Hemings. Smart, talented, lovely�”let’s get Gesel Mason back to town soon with the full-length version of her “Declaration of (In)Dependence.”

Army answers C-VILLE FOIA suit, revealing $9.7M assessment on NGIC land

Army answers C-VILLE FOIA suit, revealing $9.7M assessment on NGIC land

Nearly a couple of years after C-VILLE first started asking questions about a tract of land owned by Wendell Wood that was at the center of a land-use designation controversy in Albemarle County, the Army Corps of Engineers has revealed the secret assessment of the property: $9.7 million. While it’s not the $14 million that Wood hinted was the land’s true value, it is more than the $7 million the army paid to purchase land for its NGIC expansion in Albemarle County.

Casteen made nearly $800K last year

Casteen made nearly $800K last year

For some of us, $43K is a salary. For John Casteen, it’s an annual raise. According to a study by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Casteen was the second highest-paid public university president last year, earning $797,048.

New C-VILLE Cover Story: Fighting Humbert Humbert online

This week’s cover story, “Like a Virgin?” takes a look at how local law enforcement agents go after pervs who linger around the Internet, rather than the schoolyard or mall, to find their prey. A lot of the police work involves adult cops impersonating 13-year-old kids online. It’s a strange world and it nets disturbing results.

Bill T. Jones to UVA: Ask the big questions

Bill T. Jones to UVA: Ask the big questions

Celebrated choreographer Bill T. Jones gave the inaugural Arts Address at UVA last night, speaking to the students, academics and community members that packed Cabell Hall about his latest project, a consideration of Abraham Lincoln, and about the nature of art and collaboration, in general.

Cav Daily: Students should fill Satellite Ballroom void

Cav Daily: Students should fill Satellite Ballroom void

It’s been five months since Satellite Ballroom closed, yet the Facebook group, “Coran Capshaw, Save Satellite Ballroom!” still has 1,000 members, says Cavalier Daily columnist Isaac Wood, which just shows how urgently Charlottesville needs a mid-sized music venue. Wood’s solution: Get the University Programs Council (UPC) involved.

Loving cup

Loving cup

Considering how much coffee they were ingesting that noon, the five panelists were surprisingly sedate. Indeed, watching them smell each of 10 cups, swirl, sip and then press their pencils into the grading sheet, an image of study hall came to mind. Not exactly the caffeinated showdown we had envisioned when we set up the […]