dance http://nhpr.org en 2.4.14: Ancient Emotion, Graham Cracker, Netflix Documentaries, And Doug Elkins http://nhpr.org/post/2414-ancient-emotion-graham-cracker-netflix-documentaries-and-doug-elkins <p></p><p>Guess what. (What?!). You got the better of Monday. Reward yourself with a healthy dose of <strong>Word of Mouth</strong>. Today, we're looking at mental illness in our ancient ancestors, the prudish beginnings of the graham cracker (minus the chocolate and marshmallow), Netflix documentaries, and the choreography of <strong>Doug Elkins</strong>. Dance your heart out, relax with Netflix, and replenish with a s'more. Just steer clear of the ancient hallucination-inducing furies. <strong>Listen</strong> to the full show and scroll down for more on each segment.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:20:14 +0000 Word of Mouth 42904 at http://nhpr.org 2.4.14: Ancient Emotion, Graham Cracker, Netflix Documentaries, And Doug Elkins Discovering Expression Through Dance At MoCo Arts http://nhpr.org/post/discovering-expression-through-dance-moco-arts-0 <p><a href="http://www.moco.org/" target="_blank">MoCo Arts</a> wants to change people's lives through creative expression and exposure to the arts. One of its students, Peter Fedrizzi, started dancing when he was 13, after a friend suggested he might have a natural ability for it.</p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 37652 at http://nhpr.org Discovering Expression Through Dance At MoCo Arts 'Capturing Grace': Documentary Features Parkinson's Patients Learning To Dance http://nhpr.org/post/capturing-grace-documentary-features-parkinsons-patients-learning-dance <p>A&nbsp;few years after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, <a href="http://www.kqed.org/radio/about/staff/dave-iverson.jsp">writer, producer, and Public Radio host <strong>Dave Iverson </strong></a>learned that the<a href="http://markmorrisdancegroup.org/the_dance_center/outreach">&nbsp;Mark Morris Dance Group </a>was teaching dance to people with Parkinson's at its Brooklyn headquarters.&nbsp;&nbsp;Dave was touched - and produced a special on the dance group for the PBS Newshour and the PBS series Frontline.</p><p>More recently, he's<strong> </strong>rounded up a team of pros to film students preparing for their first public performance. He’s launched a Kickstarter project called “<a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2049872142/capturing-grace-when-parkinsons-and-dance-intersec">Capturing Grace</a>" to finish the film.</p><p>Also joining us is <strong>David Levanthal </strong>– who until recently was one of the Mark Morris Dance Group’s most celebrated dancers. He’s now focusing entirely on <a href="http://danceforparkinsons.org/">dance for PD</a>, the program working with Parkinson’s patients.</p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Taylor Quimby & Virginia Prescott 15246 at http://nhpr.org 'Capturing Grace': Documentary Features Parkinson's Patients Learning To Dance Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino Warms Up New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/canzoniere-grecanico-salentino-warms-new-hampshire <p></p><p>It’s not often you get to hear authentic world music in New Hampshire, especially in the dead of winter. But on February 6<sup>th</sup> at the <a href="http://hop.dartmouth.edu/spaulding-auditorium">Spaulding Auditorium</a> in Hanover, the southern Italian band <a href="http://www.canzonieregrecanicosalentino.net/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=frontpage&amp;Itemid=1&amp;lang=en">Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino </a>will be bringing their high energy <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizzica"><em>pizzica tarantata</em></a> music and dance.&nbsp; Leading a new wave of young Italian artists reinventing and invigorating traditional Italian music, <em>CGS</em> includes six singers/musicians and a dancer.</p><p>I think it would be impossible <em>not</em> to have fun at a show like this:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/E-IfNJyxA8w" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe> Sun, 03 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Zach Nugent 19600 at http://nhpr.org A Homecoming For Alvin Ailey's Artistic Director http://nhpr.org/post/homecoming-alvin-aileys-artistic-director The renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is currently on a national tour, and the company has brought Robert Battle, its new artistic director, back to where he started — a public school in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Miami.<p>When Battle attended Northwestern Senior High in the mid-'80s, he'd walk 16 blocks to school through some of Liberty City's roughest neighborhoods. The riot-scarred area was still wracked by drugs, crime and desolation. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 23:08:00 +0000 Jordan Levin 2160 at http://nhpr.org A Homecoming For Alvin Ailey's Artistic Director Wim Wenders On 'Pina': A Dance Documentary In 3-D http://nhpr.org/post/wim-wenders-pina-dance-documentary-3-d The film <em>Pina</em> is Germany's official entry at the 84th Academy Awards — and a collaboration between two famous Germans of the postwar generation. The filmmaker Wim Wenders captures the groundbreaking modern-dance choreography of the late Pina Bausch, in what many critics are calling a groundbreaking use of 3-D film.<p>Wenders is best known in the U.S. for such 1980s dramas as <em>Paris</em><em>, Texas</em><em> </em>and <em>Wings of Desire</em>. Sat, 14 Jan 2012 11:01:00 +0000 Pat Dowell 1421 at http://nhpr.org Wim Wenders On 'Pina': A Dance Documentary In 3-D