Moran will also tell of Wendy Holden, the author of “Born Survivors,” who brought Moran and the other two “babies,” now in their 70s, together. For more information, visit www.orindabooks.com. ‘Colorfall’ at Valley Art Gallery set for Sept. 26. Valley Art Gallery’s new show is Colorfall, with a juried selection of work from its group of local members. There will be a free reception at the gallery from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, to meet the artists. Valley Art Gallery is at 1661 Botelho Drive, Suite 110, in Walnut Creek. Hours are 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday”“Saturday, and Thursdays until 8 p.m.
“It’s important to keep thinking about why people do that, and why they think it’s OK to,” says the busy actor, whose other planned awards-season release, “The Current War,” ballet slippers belly button ring hand stamped stainless steel hearts for ballerina, dancer, beautiful has been shelved indefinitely due to the fallout from the many allegations against its distributor, Harvey Weinstein, “The fact that that scene is in the movie — it’s an honest portrayal of a man who is very screwed-up in the head, “The way we’re dealing with the problem right now is great, holding people accountable and stuff,” Shannon adds, “But … we have to get to the root of it, And as an artist, I feel like it’s my responsibility to explore that and keep it in people’s thoughts.”..
Also on the program are two world premieres — a new work from company member Rex Wheeler and a pas de deux by company dancer Erica Felsch set to “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”. And, yes — of course! — the sassy Yuletide favorite “Santa Baby,” featuring the famed 42-foot long feather boa, is in the mix. Details: Nov. 16-17 at Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek; Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at the Sunset Center, Carmel; Dec. 5-9 at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Dec. 13-24 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; $25-$91; www.smuinballet.org.
And good for them, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” can be a little bit scary at times, The Mouse King, for instance, is a horse-size mouse-cloud made up of hundreds of squirming, normal-size rodents, ballet slippers belly button ring hand stamped stainless steel hearts for ballerina, dancer, beautiful Kudos to the special effects team that dreamed this thing up, but ew, Otherwise, the action is all make-believe, involving, for the most part, toys with nonlethal weapons, In the end, “Nutcracker” is a delightfully old-school diversion, The plot may not always hum with the clockwork precision of one of Drosselmeyer’s mechanical toys, but like a music box, it nevertheless plays a sweet tune..
“Karen grew up with the ‘Nutcracker’ and she brings that intimacy to the ballet, she has a very interesting perspective of the story,” says Hineline, “I am a big advocate of arts outreach, and this is a great way to make the world of dance more real for the audience.”. Gabay, 52, is also tickled to be reading the book before the show because it’s way of adding a little sparkle to the event for families. “I will truly miss having live music for this show, which had to be cut for budget reasons, but this way I feel like I can still add something special.”.
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