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Joseph Schembri

Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to The Mahaiwe for its fifth consecutive summer this week and one of the pieces the troupe will perform is entitled Gossamer Gallants which uses movement inspired by insects like those found in AmyStewart's bestselling book, Wicked Bugs.

The National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs is the only museum in the country dedicated solely to dance. They have a lot of great events coming up – including their annual gala on August 11th during which Ben Vereen will be inducted as their 48th inductee into the Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame.We learn more from Donna Skiff (Director of the National Museum of Dance) and Sarah Hall Weaver (Assistant Director and Curator).

The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild presents its first annual Festival of the Arts this weekend at the Bydcliffe Arts Colony and Kleinart/James Center for the Arts. The festival involves 17 arts organizations presenting a variety of arts events throughout the weekend. We learn more from Paul Green - founder of the School of Rock and now Woodstock-er.

Paul Elisha speaks with Jay Rogoff about The Art of Gravity: Poems .

Executive and Artistic Director of Jacob's Pillow, Ella Baff, joins us to talk about the excitement of their season, which began with their annual gala on June 16th.

Stephanie Berger

We welcome Bill T. Jones back to the show to talk about the program his company is presenting at SPAC on June 7th.

We speak with Monica Kapoor, company member in Broadway's Mamma Mia!, about balancing motherhood and 8 shows a week. Monica was recently featured in the Cafe Mom series, "On Broadway with Kids." 

Host Alan Chartock is joined by The Vanaver Caravan’s Livia Drapkin Vanaver and Bill Vanaver to discuss the performing arts organization’s 40 years of dance and music.

Last week Michael Kaiser, the President of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, gave a talk at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY entitled, "Great Art, Well Marketed." On his way back to D.C., he stopped by our studio to talk about his past work and future plans.

Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance will be at The Palace in Albany, NY on Wednesday, March 28th at 7:30pm. 21 year-old, Declan Crowley, is a Captital Region native who has been studying Irish Dance since he was 6 years old and as has been with Lord of the Dance since 2009.

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