dance http://wmuk.org en Party with the Scots at the Celtic Ceilidh: 'Cause If It's Not Scottish... http://wmuk.org/post/party-scots-celtic-ceilidh-cause-if-its-not-scottish <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">...Well, you remember the famous </span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzG_J7RCGS0" style="line-height: 1.5;">Saturday Night Live skit </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">with Mike Meyers. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This weekend you can celebrate what it means to be Scottish at the Celtic </span>Ceilidh<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in Kalamazoo.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The&nbsp;</span>Ceilidh<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will take place Saturday at 4:30 at the Kalamazoo Ballet’s <a href="http://www.bullardschool.com/Home.html">Bullard School of Dance</a> on South Street.</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:49:52 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 12992 at http://wmuk.org Party with the Scots at the Celtic Ceilidh: 'Cause If It's Not Scottish... Alternative Dance Festival Lets Dancers Speak Their Minds http://wmuk.org/post/alternative-dance-festival-lets-dancers-speak-their-minds <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaGzLr2XNF0&amp;feature=youtu.be</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week, Michael Miller of </span><a href="http://wellspringdance.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Wellspring: Cori Terry &amp; Dancers </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">did a run through of his choreography called “Crackers in Bed.” The dancers posed to recreate familiar Norman Rockwell paintings and then transitioned to the next scene to the tune of a modern DJ.</span></p><p>Miller will premiere the dance at this year’s <a href="http://www.midwestradfest.org/">Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival</a> also known as RAD Fest.</p><p>The festival will take place Thursday through Saturday at the Wellspring Theatre in Kalamazoo's Epic Center.</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:30:39 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 12842 at http://wmuk.org Alternative Dance Festival Lets Dancers Speak Their Minds Red Sea Pedestrians perform with Wellspring for a one-of-a-kind show http://wmuk.org/post/red-sea-pedestrians-perform-wellspring-one-kind-show <p>If there’s one thing artists hate it’s thinking inside the box. But that’s not a problem for musicians from the <a href="http://www.theredseapedestrians.com/">Red Sea Pedestrians</a> and <a href="http://www.wellspringdance.org/pages/events.cfm">Wellspring Cori Terry and Dancers</a>. They’re reaching outside their comfort zones with their collaboration “<a href="http://www.kalamazooarts.org/event/detail/441804400/Old_World_New">Old World New</a>,” which premieres Thursday through Sunday.</p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 01:20:19 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 10222 at http://wmuk.org Red Sea Pedestrians perform with Wellspring for a one-of-a-kind show Fast feet, curly wigs, and straight arms: Learn more about Irish dance http://wmuk.org/post/fast-feet-curly-wigs-and-straight-arms-learn-more-about-irish-dance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.quinnirishdancers.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Quinn School of Irish Dance</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will perform this weekend at the </span><a href="http://www.blackrockfest.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Blackrock Medieval Festival </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">at </span>Olde<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> World Village in Augusta.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Erin Quinn opened the studio 12 years ago where Irish step dancing classes are held year-round. She says not many people realize the school is here or that it’s one of only four schools in Michigan that is certified to compete internationally by a dance commission in Ireland.</span></p><p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 04:01:44 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 7141 at http://wmuk.org Fast feet, curly wigs, and straight arms: Learn more about Irish dance 'Give and Take Away': A dance about relationships http://wmuk.org/post/give-and-take-away-dance-about-relationships <p><a href="http://www.wellspringdance.org/pages/home.cfm">Wellspring: Cori Terry &amp; Dancers</a> will premiere their spring concert PULL. PULL features two dances the troupe performed in their fall concert PUSH, as well as two new pieces. Performances will be held at&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the Kalamazoo Epic Center’s Wellspring&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Theatre</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;April 18-20 at 8 p.m. and April 21 at 2 p.m.</span></p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 21:59:11 +0000 Lorraine Caron 4128 at http://wmuk.org 'Give and Take Away': A dance about relationships