“Oasis” opens with a tinkly waltz and projections of Disney-esque water drops splashing against Kingsbury’s decor —— which includes a series of wavy tubular forms made of a stringlike material and suspended from above. As three women dancers emerge backwards from the shadows, the music turns spectral. The costumes are elegantly decorated in geometric patterns, but — like the sculptural forms, video projections and lightning flashes — they don’t add up. In fact, as the dance unfolds against these confusing elements, it’s the big, lush score that steals the thunder.
It’s the plight of many middle-class working mothers trying to juggle careers, children, activities and friends, Boohoo for us, right? But it feels like being handed a fat check from the lottery, only one that’s been through a paper shredder, Confetti, Schulte and her husband, Tom Bowman, were talking about the book this week, and I had the brilliant idea of trying to get a few citizens of Overwhelmia together to hear their thoughts and ballet shoes w share some of our own afterward, My mom friends and I all live in Overwhelmia, But, somehow, we usually find the time to get together and talk about having no time..
Affordable Care Act 101: Community Health Partners present a program about healthcare insurance options and how to apply for coverage. Dec. 11, 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga. 408-867-6126. Chinese Book Group: Participants can read the books in either English or Chinese, but the discussion will mainly be in Mandarin. The library has copies of the featured book, “A Good Fall” by Luo Di, in either language. Dec. 12, 10:15 a.m. Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga. 408-867-6126.
The show is one of Beal’s signature marriages of dance, music, visuals and circus arts, and includes not only her dancers, but music from the six-singer a cappella group SoVoSó, and a number of speciality acts, including her longtime friends from her Pickle Family Circus days, Jeff Raz and Diane Wasnak, who both have been ballet shoes w Cirque du Soleil soloists, “She’s awesome,” said Wasnak of Beal, “She’s very exact in terms of what she’d like to see, She has a real sense of humor with some of her dance pieces, Also very beautiful images, She herself is quite striking — a tall, slender woman with long dark hair and piercing dark eyes, Definitely a force when you meet her.”..
If we stop to think about what the day actually means — the first struggling steps toward democracy — it’s probably because someone turned on “Jeopardy!” So, let’s spend a few minutes today remembering July 4, 1776, and some of the hits and misses that came after. The declaration was drafted and debated July 1, 1776; the following day, 12 of the 13 colonies voted in favor of the motion for independence. After two more days of debate over the official language, and a lot of revisions by Thomas Jefferson, Congress adopted the declaration, and that’s where the July Fourth date comes from.
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