dance

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Krannert Art Museum, 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820
{ dance }

Enjoy tango dancing with live music by Tangotta, featuring Armand Beaudoin on bass and cello; Dorothy Martirano on violin; Chris Reyman on keyboard and accordion; and George Turner on guitar.

All levels of ability are welcome.

Organized by Melih Sener.

For more information please visit http://www.kam.illinois.edu.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 6:00pm
The Art Theater Co-op (126 W Church St., Champaign IL 61820)

The Illini Swing Society and The Art Theater Co-op are hosting a one-night special screening of the new swing dance revival documentary "Alive and Kicking"! Come see what swing dance is all about, and don't forget to bring some friends!

Born out of the Great Depression, swing dancing elevates the human spirit beyond one's circumstances as dancers can move to the beat for the sheer joy of it and disappear into something bigger, something dazzling, a space without a critic or a judge or an analyst. ALIVE & KICKING gives the audience an intimate, insider's view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern American society. (Susan Glatzer, 2017, US, 88 min, NR, DCP)

"It’s impossible to watch this film without a tapping toe and a smile." -The Seattle Times

"The dancers in Alive and Kicking all share a rapturous expression, and Glatzer makes the case for this Depression-era diversion as a modern tonic for isolation." -Village Voice

" ... the jaw-dropping improvisations and physical intimacy of the dancers make it an action film par excellence — joy-fueled and gravity-defying." -Los Angeles Times

Find the Facebook Event at: http://bit.ly/2oVLayT

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., Champaign

Costumed in knitter Stephen West's creations, 20 musicians and dancers will perform in and around the library. The performers are students in COLAB, an interdisciplinary class at the University of Illinois, taught by Erik R. Lund, professor of composition-theory, and Kirstie Simson, associate professor of dance. Stephen West is based in Brooklyn and is known worldwide for his inventive and beautiful knitwear designs and patterns. Find out more about Stephen West and Westknits at http://www.westknits.com.

Dancers include:
Julianna Boylan
Abi Elliott
Jon Faw
Pinda Ho
Ben Joselyn
Skylar Lipman
Momar Ndiaye
Mitch Oliver
Catalina Hernandez
Elisandra Rosario
Diana Shepherd
Kirstie Simson
Sarah Stearn
Natalie Stehly

Part of Boneyard Arts Festival and National Library Week. Presented in partnership with Unit One/Allen Hall at the University of Illinois, Klose Knit Yarn Store, and Kirstie Simson. Made possible with support from the Library Friends.

For all events at the library:
http://www.champaign.org/events

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Who is Stephen West?
Knitwear designer Stephen West dreams up extravagently colorful, sometimes geometric, rule-defying, highly personal creations. His patterns are wildly popular on Ravelry and his Instagram has more than 75K followers. In recent months, Stephen has presented his work in Greenland, in Reykjavik, Iceland, and in England at his Stephen & Penelope Yarn Store. He's originally from the U.S. and studied dance at the University of Illinois. http://www.westknits.com

“I can't knit fast enough to keep up with these gorgeous patterns!”
—A Westknits fan

Boneyard Shawl free pattern to download:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/boneyard-shawl

Westknits on Ravelry – 217 knitwear designs:
http://www.ravelry.com/designers/stephen-west

Meet Stephen West, Knitting Instructor with Craftsy (2 min):
http://www.youtu.be/N7hTONsTUtI

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Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
Sylvia's Irish Inn. 312 W Green St, Urbana Ill, 61801

St. Patrick’s Day Tea
Sunday, March 12th, 2017
2-4 pm
Sylvia’s Irish Inn Bed & Breakfast, 312 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
http://www.sylviasirishinn.com/
Join us for a relaxing afternoon tea at
Sylvia’s Irish Inn
Price $25.00 – This includes a glass Champaign
Punch on arrival and traditional tea sandwiches
and desserts.
Enjoy beautiful, live Celtic music
and storytelling.
Call 217-384-4800 for reservations as seating is limited

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:30pm to Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 6:00pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S Goodwin, Urbana
{ dance }

Champaign Urbana Ballet’s holiday classic, The Nutcracker, returns to Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, December 1st through 4th. This time-honored family tradition features more new costumes—designed and handmade by local volunteers—amazing magical effects, and spectacular new set pieces, like a Christmas tree!

Whether you are a regular to The Nutcracker or are looking for a new experience to ring in the holiday season, you will be surprised and delighted by the intricate additions to the scenery, the live orchestration provided by the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, and, as always, the artistry and athleticism of CU Ballet’s dancers.

Tickets may be purchased at the Krannert Center Box Office at 217.333.6280 or online at krannertcenter.com. Prices are $45 for an adult, $30 for a student, and $21 for a youth ticket.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, October 2, 2016 (All day), Thursday, September 15, 2016 (All day) to Monday, October 3, 2016 (All day), Friday, September 16, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, October 4, 2016 (All day), Saturday, September 17, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, October 5, 2016 (All day), Sunday, September 25, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, October 13, 2016 (All day), Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, October 15, 2016 (All day), Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, October 16, 2016 (All day), Thursday, September 29, 2016 (All day) to Monday, October 17, 2016 (All day), Friday, September 30, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (All day), Saturday, October 1, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (All day), Sunday, October 9, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, October 27, 2016 (All day), Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, October 29, 2016 (All day), Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, October 30, 2016 (All day), Thursday, October 13, 2016 (All day) to Monday, October 31, 2016 (All day), Friday, October 14, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, November 1, 2016 (All day), Saturday, October 15, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (All day), Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 12:00am to Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 11:00pm, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:00am to Friday, November 11, 2016 - 11:00pm
Sylvia's Irish Inn. 312 W Green St, Urbana Ill 61801

Come & join us for a night of Greek food and music.
MENU
Appetizers
Spanakopita
Greek Salad
Tzatziki, Hummus, Eggplant Dip & Grilled Pita Bread.

Main Course
Roast Lamb
Roast Potatoes
Stewed Green Beans

Dessert
Spiro's Home made Secret
$40.00/person
Saturday October 1st, 2016 @7Pm
Please call for reservation @ 217 384 4800
312 West Green St
Urbana, Il 61801

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 7:00pm
Wesley Foundation 1203 W. Green St. Urbana
{ dance, music }

It's back to school for students at the University of Illinois, which means it's back to dancing for the Illini Swing Society! To celebrate we're hosting the Fall Kickoff dance for free! Come on out to join us for a night filled with dancing and fun. New to swing dance, feeling a little rusty, or bringing a friend? We'll be having a free beginner lesson starting at 7 pm, so there's no excuse to miss out on this exciting night! Regular dancing starts at 8pm and will continue until Midnight!

We'll be dancing at Wesley Foundation, 1203 W. Green St. Urbana, IL 61801 (The best way to enter is through the doors near the parking lot on Goodwin)

For more information about the Illini Swing Society and other events we'll be hosting check out www.illiniswing.org

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 7:00pm
Wesley Foundation, 1203 W. Green St. Urbana
{ dance, music }

Come out to learn swing dancing and enjoy a live band at the Illini Swing Society’s free Saturday Spring Dance! Join us first for the free beginning swing lesson and then get ready to swing out to the Magnolia Jass Band from Chicago! The drop-in lesson is from 7-8pm and the dance follows from 8-11pm. Both lesson and dance are free! No partner, experience or special shoes are needed. Just be ready to learn a few fun steps and meet some new people!

This free live event will be held at the Wesley Foundation, 1203 W. Green St. Urbana (enter from the Parking Lot on Goodwin). Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or at www.illiniswing.org.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W Park Ave, Champaign, IL 61820
{ theatre, dance }

Champaign Urbana Ballet presents

Coppélia

Friday, May 6th at 7pm

Saturday, May 7th at 11am and 4pm

Virginia Theatre, Downtown Champaign

Tickets at the Virginia Theatre Box Office at 217.356.9053 or www.theVirginia.org

General

$24 adult, $12 student and youth

Girl Scout Exclusive Promotion (Saturday matinees)

$12 adult, $8 Girl Scout, Free Troop Leader ticket for every 7 Girl Scout tickets purchased

Also brought to you by: Bill Bass Foundation, Car-X Tire and Auto, Champaign Ballet

Academy, Champaign Telephone Company, Chifan Cheng, DDS and Vickie Hemann, DDS, Christie Clinic Department of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Iroquois Federal, Merrill Lynch, Midland States Bank, Stone Ridge Dairy and Two Men and a Truck.

DESCRIPTION

Coppélia is a charming story about a magical toymaker, Dr. Coppelius, who brings to life his beautiful doll. This heartwarming and funny tale of love and the power of imagination is a must-see for any age. Bright costumes, picturesque scenery and classical choreography are set to the memorable melodies of Delibes by artistic director Deanna Doty. If you love the doll in The Nutcracker, you’re going to love Coppélia.
Media, please contact: Cheryl Silver, media coordinator cesilver@gmail.com

Kay Greene, executive director Champaign Urbana Ballet cuballet@gmail.com or 217-355-7317 www.cuballet.com

Saturday, May 28, 2016 (All day) to Monday, November 28, 2016 (All day)
Venice-Italy

CALL FOR ARTISTS (VENICE-ITALY)

Deadline: March 31, 2016

BORDERS - It’s LIQUID International Art and Architecture Festival (in Venice) It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo, Ca’ Zanardi and Venice Art House, is pleased to announce the open call for BORDERS 2016, the International Art and Architecture Festival.
BORDERS festival, curated by Luca Curci and Andrea Chinellato, will be presented in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice Art House, and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, from May to November 2016, in the same period of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Photography / Video Art / Video Mapping / Computer Graphics / Painting / Architecture / Installation / Sculpture / Performing Art

Further informations about BORDERS FESTIVAL contact us: giorgio.itsliquid@gmail.com

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