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Danza Floricanto/USA celebrates classic novel through folkloric dance

Danza Floricanto/USA is the oldest existing professional Mexican folk dance troupe in Southern California. Courtesy photo

Danza Floricanto/USA, Los Angeles’ most acclaimed Mexican folklorico ensemble, now 38 years old, blends the vocabulary of traditional Mexican folk dance — indigenous, African, influenced and contemporary movement expressions — to create a contemporary evening length dance work. Alma Llanera-Spirit of the Plains is a 90-minute dance work inspired by the well-known Chicano classic novel “Bless Me Ultima,” written by Rudolfo […]

No Comment / September 21, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Elegant dance, elegant sets take center stage

Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company comes to Three Stages with “Dynasties & Beyond.” Elegant, sensual and captivating, the company melds ancient Chinese forms with modern dance in an artistic and inventive marriage of styles. This performance is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. “In inviting three dance companies — […]

No Comment / September 20, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sutter Street Theatre wins 7 Ellys

Sutter Street Theatre in Folsom is honored to have received seven Elly Award’s at the Sacramento Regional Theatre’s Elly Award Ceremony for Education and Young People’s Theatre on Sept. 16 at Folsom High School’s Jill Solberg Performing Arts Theatre. The award winners were: Leading Actor, Adult: Randal Kilgore for “The Lion, The Witch and The […]

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First Person: Seeing America is a performance in word, music and image

Actors Bill Pullman and Lily Knight join Ensemble Galilei In 2011 Three Stages’ audience delighted to “Universe of Dreams,” Ensemble Galilei’s presentation of poetry, music, and images from the Hubble Space Telescope. The Ensemble returns to Three Stages with actors Bill Pullman and Lily Knight in a stirring examination of America — First Person: Seeing America. “This fusion […]

No Comment / September 20, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California Stage concludes 20th production year with ‘The Year of Magical Thinking;

One woman’s tragedy comes to California Stage next month. “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Sacramento born novelist Joan Didion is a stage adaptation of her distinguished memoir on the untimely deaths of her husband, writer John Gregory Dunne, and their daughter, Quintana Dunne Michael. Her book won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. “I […]

No Comment / September 20, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘If You Give A Mouse A Cookie’ delights audiences

The very popular children’s book “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” comes to life on the Sutter Street stage. Directed by Elly Award winning director Allen Schmeltz and starring Monique Lonergan as the Mouse and Kenny Gagni as the Boy this production will delight children and adults alike. It all began so simply … […]

No Comment / September 19, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Diversity takes center stage SacWorldFest

SACRAMENTO — Sacramento gets its musical groove on for the fifth annual SacWorldFest in Old Sacramento, Oct. 6-7, with an impressive line-up of live musical performances, visually-exciting ethnic dance, engaging storytellers, a dynamic Global Village and much, much more. The annual SacWorldFest extravaganza is designed to celebrate and share the region’s rich and remarkable cultural diversity.  In fact, since […]

No Comment / September 19, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »