You-review-it Monday

July 13, 2008
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So did you catch DK's Gershwin show? Do the Time Warp again with the rest of the "Rocky Horror" fans at the Indianapolis Museum of Art? Or catch the young adult production of "Once on this Island" at Footlite?

Whatever your A&E experiences this weekend, fill us in.
  • Today is Sunday.
  • Dan,
    Apologies for posting a little early this week.
    I hope you will forgive me.
    Now that it's 12:38 a.m., what did you do this weekend?
  • We attempted Symphony of the Prairie, but no more than got our blankets and food set out then the clouds rolled in and we had to pack it up. We ended up with a party at my house and ate all the food and drank all the wine, so not too bad in the end. I was looking forward to the Sinatra night, though and hope to use my ticket for another show this season.

    Technically not the weekend, as I'm sure Dan would point out, but on Thursday we went to the IMA to see the Poster exhibit before it left and enjoyed cocktails at their happy hour.
  • My girls and I caught the last half of DK's Gershwin. It was absolutely fabulous, my girls were mesmerized, the music, the dancing and the costumes were all wonderful. With the tickets only $10 I didn't feel too bad showing up right before intermission, but so wish we could have seen all of it. We're thinking of buying season tickets now!
  • I went to see Dance Kaleidoscope's I Got Gershwin Thursday night with a group from the summer program at the church where I work, and the show far exceeded my expectations. It was kind of a retrospective, with four DK pieces choreographed from 2000 to 2006 highlighting the fun, light music of Gershwin: Fascinatin' Rhythm, Rhapsody in Blue, etc. Trust me -- even if you think you don't know Gershwin music, you know Gershwin music.

    Each of the acts featured a number of dances performed by different dancers, so the pace was quick -- almost like changing channels at home on the couch! And the third piece also featured live, typically-schmaltzy-Gershwin vocals from Steven Stolen, which alone you'd be hard-pressed to find for ten bucks.

    Anyway, because the pieces were kind of bite-sized, the presentation flew by, and even rookies to dance found something to enjoy. Bright colors, snappy music, agile and graceful and beautiful dancers...

    I hope other arts organizations in town will do more entry-level stuff like this. The Symphony does Happy Hour (which is kind of similar) and The Prairie, but it would be cool if other high-profile arts orgs made their work more accessible, especially over the summer. From what BU Fan says (above), it has already paid off for DK.
  • I admit it, I did the Time Warp. The best moment of the whole night was the walk back to the car. We overheard a mother and her teen son talking about the show. Listening to her explain that being a cult classic doesn't make it a good movie and sharing her stories of going to the show every weekend was priceless.

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