LOOKY LOOKY! A new video, from ‘de DAC. Be sure to come on down this Friday, August 12, to check it out! More information is available HERE.
At last Saturday’s Dinner and a Movie, the question arose: How did i make the Tagine? In fact, that question was much more prominent than its corollary: Where did you find that film? I suppose the programmer in me felt hurt, while the chef in me gloats. Now, chef’s don’t usually give up their secrets. But in this case, i’ll make an exception. Are you listening? The...
Here is a picture of a kid working: I often am reminded that it is called a “work” of art. I usually work in the theater, where we make “plays.” But the 2D realm of the fine arts almost always puts the emphasis on the “work.” This last week’s workshop with Artist-in-Residence Kumi Yamashita reminded me of how fundamental that work is. Kumi led a...
Houses and Wholes
‘Twas a VERY full house here last nite at the DAC. SRO (Standing Room Only, for those not in the theater trade) with even a few turnaways. It is axiomatic that it is not the size of the house, but the fullness that makes a great show. You show me a performer who prefers a half-full stadium to a packed basement speakeasy, and I’ll sell you a bridge or two. Whatever the numbers, a...
The Story of the Trunk
NOTE: There is a genuine artifact here at the DAC: An old steamer trunk, that bears the marks of an immigrant life as rich as any lived round these parts. This week, HANNAH SMITH imagines its life for your pleasure. Enjoy! I am tired, and my life has been full of adventure. Is Denmark my final resting place? It would be ironic since I am so close to the town of Sweden. My journey started in...
The Empty Space
Last nite saw the premiere of the Denmark Arts Center’s production of John Ford Noonan’s 1979 play, A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking. The house was 2/3rds full—which is remarkable, for a June in Denmark—and the word on the street (there is only one, here: Route 160 cuts through the center of town) is that the show is a great pleasure. I ducked out early, to save myself...
GREETINGS FROM THE DAC!!
Here, amidst the cacaphony of crickets chirping, berries ripening, thunder storming, and life slipping gently by, we will explore the ins and outs of running a small rural arts center in the tumult of the season. stay posted! we’re all up on this stuff……