Performing Arts

Brighten up the early darkness at PVCC’s annual winter tradition Let There Be Light.

ARTS Pick: Let There Be Light

Rainbow swirls in the dark night air, illuminated clouds of color against the evening sky—expect these visual delights and more at Let There Be Light, an outdoor art and dance exhibition that celebrates the winter solstice. Nineteen local artists create mesmerizing light-based eye candy across the landscape of the PVCC campus, and light refreshments, including […]

Noa Kipnis performs as Clara in the Albemarle Ballet Theatre’s abridged version of The Nutcracker.

ARTS Pick: Nutcracker Mini-Suite

No need to wait until Christmas Eve for visions of sugarplums to dance in your head. This weekend, Clara and her beloved nutcracker doll take center stage in the Albemarle Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker Mini-Suite. Twenty-four local dancers populate the Land of Sweets for selected scenes from the seasonal ballet, embellished by handmade costumes and Tchaikovsky’s […]

Poet Srikanth Reddy examines human nature in extreme circumstance with the help of new and old literary prescriptions at The Bridge on Monday.

ARTS Pick: Srikanth Reddy

Harvard graduate, University of Chicago professor, and literacy director for the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Trust, Srikanth Reddy shares selections from his two books of poetry, Facts for Visitors (2004) and Voyager (2011). Using a variety of methods, including prose, syllabic, and terza rima, Reddy’s form plays like a pop-up book of images and ideas that feel odd and inclusive. Monday 12/2. […]