Adele My­ers and Dancers to Per­form in St. Johns­bury

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more than a decade, Adele My­ers has lit up the dance world with a sin­gu­lar style that com­bines ef­fort­less grace with a sly sense of hu­mor. A gifted chore­og­ra­pher work­ing with a very tal­ented five-mem­ber en­sem­ble, My­ers uses move­ment to cre­ate ex­pres­sive nar­ra­tives told from a dis­tinctly fe­male per­spec­tive. Her lat­est work ex­plores the quest for in­ti­macy in a world of spec­ta­cle, fus­ing My­ers’ trade­mark the­atri­cal­ity with daz­zling ath­leti­cism and dis­arm­ing poignancy.

King­dom County Pro­duc­tions (KCP) will present Adele My­ers and Dancers per­form­ing a mixed reper­tory pro­gram of her most cel­e­brated work at 7:30pm, Satur­day May 12th at the St. Johns­bury School. A spe­cial free dancers’ work­shop will also be pre­sented on Fri­day af­ter­noon. Con­tact Linda Lit­tle at KCP (802-357-4616 or linda@king­dom­county.com) for de­tails.

Adele My­ers teaches con­tem­po­rary dance tech­nique, dance his­tory and com­po­si­tion at Con­necti­cut Col­lege. Her chore­og­ra­phy has been pre­sented through­out the United States and in Hon­duras and Eng­land. She has re­ceived a Ja­cob’s Pil­low hon­o­rar­ium for a col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Tanglewood Mu­sic Cen­ter, and has per­formed in NYC with a num­ber of com­pa­nies in­clud­ing Joy Kell­man Co. and Momix. She was also a chore­o­graphic as­sis­tant for Ja­wole Zol­lar (Ur­ban Bush Women) for sev­eral projects, in­clud­ing a res­i­dency with the Alvin Ai­ley Amer­i­can Dance The­ater.

Dis­counted tick­ets are avail­able for Adele My­ers May 12th per­for­mance, thanks to fund­ing sup­port from The Na­tional Dance Project and the New Eng­land Foun­da­tion for the Arts, pro­vided by grants from the Doris Duke Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion, with ad­di­tional fund­ing from the An­drew W. Mel­lon Foun­da­tion, the Com­mu­nity Con­nec­tions Fund of the Metlife Foun­da­tion, and the Boe­ing Com­pany Char­i­ta­ble Trust.

Tick­ets are now on sale at the Cata­mount Arts Re­gional Box Of­fice, by call­ing 802-748-2600 or on­line at www.cata­moun­tarts.org. Adele My­ers is be­ing pre­sented by King­dom County Pro­duc­tions work­ing in as­so­ci­a­tion with Cata­mount Arts and Lyn­don State Col­lege. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact KCP artis­tic di­rec­tor and se­ries pro­ducer Jay Craven (jcraven@marl­boro.edu). Stanstead’s de­vel­op­ment agent, and Stanstead mayor (both in cen­tre at back) are sur­rounded by the group of im­mi­grants who vis­ited the town last week. Seen also is of the in the first row at the right.

Agroupof about fif­teen newly ar­rived im­mi­grants to Canada vis­ited the town of Stanstead last Thurs­day, re­ceiv­ing a guided tour that be­gan at the Pat Burns Arena where they were wel­comed by Mayor Philip Du­til and where they saw a pre­sen­ta­tion about lo­cal at­trac­tions. The tour brought the group to see the prin­ci­pal points of in­ter­est in the town, the res­i­den­tial sec­tors and cer­tain en­ter­prises in the in­dus­trial park. In the af­ter­noon the group got to meet with about ten em­ploy­ers from the area who are look­ing for man­power.

“The ob­jec­tive of this ac­tiv­ity is to make our town more dy­namic and bring new cit­i­zens here,” said Mr. Du­til. “Im­mi­grants rep­re­sent qual­i­fied man­power for the em­ploy­ers here, be­sides bring­ing a rich­ness to the com­mu­nity as res­i­dents. We de­cided to bring these peo­ple to Stanstead and put them in di­rect con­tact with en­ter­prises to al­low them to find em­ploy­ment. We also hope that to­day we helped them to dis­cover the qual­ity of life we have here in Stanstead by show­ing them our in­dus­tries, our re­cre­ational and tourist at­trac­tions, our schools, our fam­ily pol­icy, our res­i­den­tial sec­tors and more to help give them the urge to move here.”

The ac­tiv­ity was or­ga­nized by the town of Stanstead, the Mem­phrem­a­gog CLD and the Ser­vice d’aide aux Neo-cana­di­ens.

Joanne La­je­unesse-mckay

Ser­vice aux Neo-cana­di­ens Philip Du­til

Charles Biron

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