A small ballet class in Mexico received a big surprise recently when they were sent a donation of dance attire from Tillamook’s Oregon Coast Dance Center, reported the Headlight Herald.
Susan Valerie Cashion, co-founder of the Los Lupenos dance company and former Stanford University dance director, died last week after stepping onto the path of an approaching commuter train, reported the San Jose [CA] Mercury News.
Barrington, Illinois dance teacher, choreographer, and studio director Ellen Werksman recently returned from Cozumel, Mexico, where she was invited to teach a dance master class for the students at the “Jazz” Studio of Dance, reported the Barrington Courier-Review.
Dancers tell stories with movement. And the story that Half and Halves: A Dance Exploration of the Punjabi-Mexican Communities of California tells is no small tale: it tackles immigration, agriculture, xenophobia, ambition, and the necessity of love.
Alexandra loves the chance to travel and see new places. Iris loves to meet new friends from other towns. Sisters Solana and Tavia love to wear the wide-flounced skirts and make a statement, loud and clear, with their feet.