Get a sneak peak at "Stargazing," a chance to move your dancing feet as well, and an opportunity win door prizes.
Alight Dance Theater
Monday, December 3, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
A 31-second snippet of the sights and sounds you'll see at the new historical production about Greenbelt women—by alight dance theater at the Greenbelt Museum.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Dancers take small groups back to the '30s and '40s with historic sights, songs, costumes, antiques and more.
Update, July 14, 9 a.m.: Next performance is July 15, with tours from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. See a 31-second video sneak peek. Original Post, June 25: For the second sold-out Sunday, members of "alight dance theater" company took small groups of time travelers through history and the Greenbelt Museum House for "Hometown Heroes: 75 Years of Extraordinary Greenbelt Women". Donning dresses, shoes and hairstyles dating back to the '30s and '40s, dancers moved and pirouetted in and around the historic home, while a recording with testimonials from early Greenbelt women lilted in the air. The production is a partnership between Greenbelt Museum and alight dance theater and explores the lives and experiences of Greenbelt women, from young mothers to "…
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Hometown Heroes dances its way into the lives and experiences of Greenbelt women through history's eye.
The Greenbelt Museum is partnering with Alight Dance Theater to present the second round of "Hometown Heroes: 75 Years of Extraordinary Greenbelt Women." The next performance tours begin Saturday afternoon, June 24, at 1, 1:30, 2, and 2:30. The production will take place in and around the museum’s historic house at 10B Crescent Road. Alight will explore the lives and experiences of Greenbelt women, from young mothers to "homemakers" in the late 1930s and early 1940s up to present day. Using oral histories, period props and costumes, alight dancers will guide the tours through the Museum House. Hometown Heroes sold out its June 3 performances. Each performance can only accommodate six to eight people, according to the museum, because of the…
Monday, March 26, 2012
Our new 'Last Chance' feature lets you know about important upcoming deadlines.
It's your last chance to check out a demo at the co-op, vote early, enter a contest and support the kickstarter campaign. Here are more details: Know of an important deadline coming up? Add it to the announcements, events calendar, share it in the comments below or email me at Bailey.Henneberg@Patch.com.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
It's alight dance theater's first attempt at raising individual donations.
Alight dance theater just surpassed its goal of raising $1,678 through a Kickstarter campaign to fund its special 75th Anniversary production. On Tuesday, alight had 29 backers and $1,725 raised through Kickstarter. "We've never done anything like this before," said Angella Foster, artistic director for alight. In the past, alight has raised funds through measures such as selling merchandise, holding silent auctions, asking board members for contributions and applying for grants— a little has come from ticket sales as well, Foster said. This is alight's fist attempt to gain funding through individual donations, according to Foster. "To be able to say a community of people made it happen is a really exciting part of the project," Foster …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Through dance and drama, alight will tell the stories of Greenbelt women — past and present.
Alight Dance Theater had 12 backers and $505 pledged on Tuesday in its Kickstarter campaign for its $1,678 goal to fund a special 75th Anniversary production. "Hometown Heroes," an alight original production, will tell the stories of the women of Greenbelt past and present, in a history brought to life through drama and dance. In honor of Greenbelt's 75th Anniversary, alight will delve into oral histories and documentation of the lives of Greenbelt women. From the annals of our local history, alight dancers will emerge to present women's experiences and stories. Greenbelters and friends who want to enjoy the results, have several options. The Greenbelt Museum historic home will be open for tours. In collaboration with the museum, alight …
Monday, February 27, 2012
The Greenbelt Community Foundation presented checks for grant awards at its annual tea on Sunday afternoon.
At its annual tea, the Greenbelt Community Foundation awarded grants for an animated video being created by Greenbelt youth for the city’s 75th Anniversary and for a program that will bring three artists into Greenbelt Elementary School. They also collected the pledges that provide money for future grants, from an audience of more than 100 that filled the Greenbelt Marriott’s Grand Ballroom on Sunday afternoon. Shayna Skolnik, the designer of Greenbelt’s 75th Anniversary logo — a hand-held seedling — said the logo reflects the foundation’s theme of providing money to people and organizations to nurture their seedling ideas. The logo was displayed at the ceremony. Barbara Simon, president of the Greenbelt Association for the Visual Arts (…
Monday, February 20, 2012
Alight Dance Theater's production, "Truth Be Told," premieres at the Greenbelt Arts Center.
Greenbelters celebrated with alight dance theater after the closing performance of "Truth Be Told" at the Greenbelt Arts Center (GAC) on Saturday. On both nights of alight’s performance dates at the Greenbelt Arts Center, showgoers were treated to gala receptions with delicious local food prepared by Jeremy and Melissa Ehrenreich, as well as a silent auction with goods and services donated by local artists and businesses. Saturday night was even more festive with a post-show People’s Dance Party. The GAC black box theater was turned into a vibrant club scene, with P. McGann, the notorious PH-DJ, spinning great dance tunes. The good news is that Greenbelters can look forward to more People’s Dance Party events in the coming months. And …
Monday, February 6, 2012
The winner will get wine, chocolates, two tickets to "Truth Be Told," flowers and more.
Alight dance theater is offering a chance to win a Valentine's Day prize package for people who join its mailing list. The Valentine's Day Prize Package Take a look at alight's blog for more information. For a chance to win, fill out alight's mailing list form. The deadline to enter is Feb. 16 at 11:59 p.m.