A free talk and performance by Island City Waterway artists focusing on dance as “waves of movement” is set for 1 p.m. Sunday at Buena Vista United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave. The group includes choreographer Kim Epifano and dancers Antoine Hunter and Zahna Simon, who are deaf. The group will stage a public art event to explore how the waterways have shaped the Alameda community May 20-22 at Rhythmix Cultural Works in partnership with the church’s Asian Pacific Islander Disability Awareness Project.
The farewell runs from 11 a.m, to 5 p.m, Admission is free, Go to http://bampfa.berkeley.edu, Those attending the ballet flats comfortable walking event will learn about the variety of ways to volunteer at the 654-acre estate, in areas ranging from art to flower arranging to weekend tour docents to playing piano in the ballroom, More than 1,300 volunteers help to sustain Filoli, a nonprofit organization and a National Trust for Historic Preservation site, Filoli is at 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, For more information, go to www.filoli.org and click on “Volunteer.” Attendees can register to volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org..
The free outdoor event will take place at the dance school, 1824 Hillsdale Ave., from noon to 5 p.m. Nicole James, operations clerk, hopes the event will have a positive impact all who participate. “The goal is to bring the community together and let people know what resources they have in their own back yard,” she said. “When it comes to exercise, this is just another form of fun.”. Instructors will showcase some of their dance skills at the beginning of the event, and then free lessons will be available for all who attend. Teachers at the school are experienced in many genres of dance, James said, including ballroom, belly dance and salsa.
Opening the show with the twisting, ballet flats comfortable walking hissing “Rattlesnake,” which also kicks off the new album, St, Vincent proceeded to take fans on a ride that was as much performance art as it was concert, Her body jerked about in wild, chaotic fashion, as if she had no say in the matter, Strobe lights were perfectly timed to amplify her abrupt motions, making St, Vincent seem like a character in an old flip book or antiquated cartoon reel, It was a variation on the “robot” dance, done in a way that somehow connected cold and calculated with alluring and unpredictable, That shouldn’t surprise anyone who knows St, Vincent, an artist who thrives on contradictions..
There are some 60 artists in this year’s show, including Lorraine Bonner, Bill Dallas, and Stephen Namara, recipients of the 20th annual Spotlight Artist Award. A reception with the artists will be held 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 6 at RAC and is open free to the public. The afternoon event will include music and food. There are also satellite shows related to TAOLB, with informations on participating artists and locations available at the Richmond Art Center. TAOLB runs through March 6 at the center.