Performing Arts

The free speech wall advertises the first annual Day of Dance Festival. The downtown mall will come alive with a full day of dance and music and games for families on Saturday, May 25.

First Annual Day of Dance makes moves on Saturday

The streets will sound with tapping and twirling, leaping and jigging this Saturday, May 25, as the first annual Charlottesville Day of Dance takes over the Downtown Mall. This family-friendly event features an international array of dance forms and fitness practices, from Ireland to India, ballet to Nia. Megan Hilary, the festival’s founder, says the […]

Stephanie Holladay Earl as the Duchess and Andrew Goldwasser as Antonio in American Shakespeare Center’s production of The Duchess of Malfi. Photo by Michael Bailey.

ARTS Picks: The Duchess of Malfi at Blackfriars Playhouse

Vicious but mesmerizing, The Duchess of Malfi tells the story of one of the stage’s greatest women and two of its greatest villains. The widowed Duchess disobeys her two brothers by secretly marrying her household steward. When they reveal her sham, a slew of dreadful events are planned that ultimately result in a tale of […]