Faith With a Beat Keeps Creative Fire Roaring
Louisa Hufstader
The Yard maintained the intimacy of its summer Chilmark performances on Saturday by creating a dance floor on the Performing Arts Center stage for two shows by Amirah Sackett.
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Popping and Locking With the Faithful
Landry Harlan
Muslim hip-hop dancer Amirah Sackett brings her skills and passion to the Vineyard on Saturday as part of the Yard's winter series. Ms. Sackett said audiences can expect a “mystical” show inspired by the poetry of Rumi.
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Yard’s Winter Season Brings Light Into the Darkness
Landry Harlan

The Yard is on a mission to help Vineyarders beat the winter doldrums with dance.

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Dancing to the Beat of Island Life
Holly Pretsky

Leah Crosby has spent the last three years asking Islanders to consider how their bodies move.

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Yard Staff Takes Center Stage

After a summer season of bringing dancers to the Island, the Yard turns to its own for two shows on Saturday called A.R.T on the Vine: DanceTheYard.

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Le Patin Libre Amazes Once Again
Louisa Hufstader

The mercury was edging past 80 degrees when Le Patin Libre, the Montreal skating troupe that is redefining the art of dancing on ice, brought a new show to the Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena.

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Le Patin Libre is Art on Ice

Le Patin Libre has performed on the Vineyard two times, during the cold winter months which seems fitting as it is an ice skating show.

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Yard Steps Boldly Into Summer Season
Louisa Hufstader
The Yard exploded into its summer season last week, with a powerful program featuring three works in progress by young female dancers and choreographers from New York.
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Women of Mariachi Rock the Vineyard
Louisa Hufstader
Flor de Toloache, the all-female Mariachi band, won hundreds of new fans Saturday night.
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Yard Receives Major Grants
Holly Pretsky
The Yard received grants from three sources totalling $1.1 million. The Boston-based Barr Foundation awarded the Chilmark dance colony $950,000 to help continue its year-round programming efforts.
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