Recycled Percussion Student Matinee
The Norton Center for the Arts, Danville, KY
Since 1995 when Recycled Percussion formed, the band has been unstoppable. Their junk rock music became a national phenomenon week after week during their smash hit performances on America’s Got Talent in 2009. After being featured on the cover of “USA Today” and being voted National Act of the Year a record-breaking six times, the band gained worldwide recognition. Direct from performing 200 shows a year in Las Vegas, Recycled Percussion will bring their extreme percussion, engaging humor and extraordinary athleticism to the Newlin Hall Stage! Audience members will be given instruments and encouraged to join in the music making fun!
Grade Recommendation: Elementary, Middle & High School
Brittany Duvall, 859-236-4692
Straight from the Las Vegas strip and smash hit performances on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” Recycled Percussion is taking the Newlin Hall stage by storm, defining a new genre of music called ‘Junk Rock’ by making catchy beats on bizarre, everyday objects. Formed in 1995 by band leader Justin Spencer, Recycled Percussion combines extreme percussion, engaging humor and extraordinary athleticism similar to that of STOMP and Blue Man Group.
Mandy Prather, 859-236-4692
Burlesque Performer Training
1:30 - 3:30 PM, 6:00 - 8:00 PM and 8:30 - 10:30 PM
Defiance Studios, 1555 E New Circle Rd #182, Lexington, KY 40509
Are you interested in becoming a burlesque performer? Do you have a strong affinity for theatricality and glamour and all things Oh-La-La!? Well, you've come to the right place!
Learn the basics of burlesque performance from award-winning professionals in sixteen 2 hour classes that provide all the skills you will need to create a marketable stage identity, successful acts and glamorous costumes, all while gaining confidence and poise, expressing sensuality and creativity, and having fun! This course is also VERY beneficial for pole dancers/athletes, exotic dancers, and aerialists as it will help to expand your floor work skills while helping to give your performances a theatrical edge that audiences, booking agents and producers crave!
The first hour of class is comprised of lectures and demonstrations while the second hour of class is in the format of a traditional dance class, referred to as “theory” and “movement.”
-Creating a Stage Identity
-Creating an Act Concept
-Music & Musicality
-Choreography & Choreography of Events
-Burlesque Politics & Social Theory
-Connecting with the Audience
-Makeup for Stage & Photography
-Hairstyling for Stage & Photography
-Powerful Entrances & Exits
-Dancing in High Heels
-Walks & Struts
-Glove & Stocking Peels
-Dancing with Boas
-Dancing with Props
-Creating Exciting Reveals
-The Burlesque Handbook by Jo Weldon (hardcopy or digital acceptable)
-A pen and notebook for notes.
-Ballet slippers, jazz, or contemporary dance shoes of your choice.
-Please dress in form-fitting stretchy clothing that will be appropriate for moving around!
Choose from three time slots:
Tuesdays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Tuesdays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesdays 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
$480 for sixteen classes, $250 for eight classes, $130 for four classes, or $35 drop-in. Tuition assistance is available for those who qualify.
Siobhan Durham, 859-264-1117, firstname.lastname@example.org
R.C. May Photography Lecture Series: LAUREL NAKADATE
UK Art Museum, 405 Rose St., Lexington, KY
In Residence Exhibition
Loudon House, 209 Castlewood Dr, Lexington, KY 40505
Explore new bodies of work created via a three month summer artist residency by painter Lori Larusso and fiber artist Melissa Vandenberg. Free Opening Reception Sept. 5, 6pm-9pm. The residency will culminate in a public exhibition Sept. 5 - Oct. 5.