Rachel Bernsen Never Stops Moving

by Cara McDonough | Oct 2, 2018 11:09 am | Comments (2)

Cara McDonough PhotosThe walls of Rachel Bernsen’s studio in Erector Square on Peck Street are bright white, adorned with posters from various artistic events. There are colorful throw pillows stacked in the shelving in one corner. A model skeleton greets visitors upon entering, hinting at this room’s purpose: it’s all about movement.

“A lot of things happen in this space,” Bernsen said.

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Elm City Arts Scene Opens Wide

by Brian Slattery | Sep 21, 2018 7:00 am

Amid the three October weekends of programming Artspace has planned for this year’s City-Wide Open Studios is an art invasion of Yale West Campus on the weekend of Oct. 26 to 28. Dozens of artists from around the state will take over room after room of the facility, along with 12 commissioned works — focused on the theme of wellbeing — that range from an exhibit about dirt, roots, and insects to a communal steam room, to a dance piece, to a choir.

A choir?

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Ballet Dreams Take Flight

by Allison Park | May 28, 2018 11:23 am

Allison Park PhotoZoe Votto is a shy girl. But when she sashayed to center stage, pink bow in hair, she stunned the audience with powerful pirouettes and confident coupes.

Her bravery, technical mastery, and undeniable talent won her a full scholarship to dance with the New Haven Ballet, a package sealed with dancewear, tuition, a transportation stipend, and a guaranteed role in next season’s major Nutcracker production.

When asked for her age, she whispered with a smile: “8t.”

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A&I Draws Strength From City

by Brian Slattery | Apr 30, 2018 11:18 am | Comments (1)

Jazz heavyweights and artistic emissaries from Africa will mix with New Haven’s finest talent at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas this year. That’s just the way Chad Herzog, co-executive director of the festival and director of programming, wants it, as the festival continues to deal with a tighter state budget by sinking its roots deeper into the Elm City.

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