by Melissa Bailey | May 2, 2013 11:51 am | Comments (21)
The empty stage and classrooms of Fair Haven’s abandoned Strong School may come to life with dance and theater, according to a plan in the works by a coalition of arts groups.
by Staff | Apr 17, 2013 2:39 pm | Comments (1)
After the Independent highlighted the work of a public school teacher who is throwing all of her energy into teaching dance while “fighting very hard not to die” from a terminal illness, readers poured in donations.
by Melissa Bailey | Mar 29, 2013 3:03 pm | Comments (11)
“Nobody said dance was easy,” Mnikesa Whitaker told two dozen ballerinas struggling to hold plank pose. She asked them to find their strength—just as she does every day, facing a terminal illness that leaves her “fighting very hard not to die.”
by Parker Collins | Mar 4, 2013 12:54 pm | Comments (3)
“Let’s try that again from the ice cream scoop,” instructed Siyue Chen. Following her lead, most of the children swept their fans downward, starting above their heads, in an arc towards the floor. The minority not scooping found it challenging enough to keep their balance with this new toy in hand.
by David Sepulveda | Feb 26, 2013 4:33 pm | Comments (2)
A spirit of giving and fellowship enveloped a crowd of supporters who came to Westville’s Lyric Hall Friday, with the common purpose of raising funds for a modest health clinic in Ejemekwuru, Imo State, Nigeria. The project, sponsored by New Haven’s MaryCare organization, brought together Hartford and Westville communities, who were greeted at Lyric Hall by the African drum rhythms of Aly Tatchol Camara. A slate of performers and entertainers followed, with attendees enjoying foods, desserts, and fine wines donated by Amity Wines in the floral bedecked reception area.
by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 25, 2013 9:10 am | Comments (3)
New Haven’s most celebrated guerrilla street artist got his start in New Haven dodging Yale security as he painted illegally on university property. On Saturday, he made a surprise cameo appearance as an invited guest to a high-profile event with Yale’s name on it.
True to form, he was conspicuous by his absence.
by Staff | Feb 15, 2013 3:59 am
A retired New Haven detective is bringing dreams to the dance floor again—to help some other people’s dreams come true.