Performing Arts

Siân Richards and Kara McLane Burke play twins Pip and Twig on an epic sea adventure, a melding of physical theater, creative collaboration and collage-like organic storytelling. Publicity photo.

Organic storytelling: Building theater from the body up

When you think of storytelling, you might imagine your animated girlfriend gesticulating over Sunday brunch or a kindly grandfather telling the kids to gather ’round. But for Siân Richards and Kara McLane Burke, stories begin in the body. “You just kind of start somewhere and give yourself rules, a series of assignments, even if you […]

Karate Tango is a big, bold off-Broadway musical filled with local connections, tight choreography and extravagant costumes. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Karate Tango

PVCC’s theater and dance departments team up for the first time in a revamped production of local award-winning playwright Peter Ryan’s off-Broadway musical Karate Tango. The bold and witty plot weaves romance and show biz into a bittersweet exploration of marriage’s ups and downs. Choreographers Katharine Hall and Amanda Liscouski lead a cast of nearly […]

This year’s Holiday Burlesque stars Deanna Danger and a wide-ranging cast of comedians and dancers in a tantalizing seasonal event. Publicity photo.

ARTS Pick: Holiday Burlesque

While the holiday season doesn’t necessarily conjure visions of scantily clad women doing the bump ‘n’ grind, Deanna Danger and her crew of vaudevillian and burlesque performers see no harm in weaving some risqué into your merry making. Performer, producer and instructor, Danger leads the second annual Holiday Burlesque—her personally crafted erotic comedy and dance […]