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It happened: Cambridge lost the Deborah Mason School of Dance – to just over the border in Somerville near Porter Square.
Our pop culture has been adopting Bollywood’s exuberant stylings for at least a decade, but next weekend Cantabrigians can see what we’ve been missing for the better part of a century.
To make sure it can pivot gracefully when the music changes – and in this case that means surviving the loss of its home to apartment and condo development – the Cambridge Youth Dance Program is holding a Thursday fundraiser pitting disco against development.
Beck’s latest album isn’t an album at all – it’s a collection of sheet music to be performed – so it’s lucky we have Brendan Burns and Karin Webb to organize musicians and dancers to let us hear what’s in Beck’s head.
As a volunteer-based, artist-run nonprofit organization, The Dance Complex is nothing if not democratic, and it proves it three times a year with its Shared Choreographers’ Concerts. The latest is in Central Square this weekend.
That Soul Clap is back at Phoenix Landing on Wednesday is amazing for a number of reasons, but also sure to be amazing? How crowded the bar’s dance floor will get.
Just in time for the new residents poking around at the possibilities of Cambridge, The Dance Complex is offering the fall version of its twice-yearly open houses Sunday.
The death of books? Nonsense. Not even Vaudeville is dead, and for proof you can stop by Oberon in Harvard Square, where the two will be partying all Thursday night in “Literary Lovelies,” a presentation of Geek Girl Boston — the troupe behind two previous sexy science fiction shows at the theater.
The volunteer-based Dance Complex has an executive director — its first in a two-decade history, its board of directors announced Tuesday.
The French aren’t partying like its 1999 on our Independence Day, so it’s not clear why we use their Bastille Day — the storming of a prison that sparked the French Revolution in 1789 — to dance, dance, dance in in Harvard Square.