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From rags to stitches

From rags to stitches

Costume Designer Christina Giannini sweeps through the Women’s Club Flea Market every season.

In search of sheets for interlining, good cotton to work with and dresses with potential, she scans the racks and tables.

In Tempo: Tonight’s MSFO, School of Dance collaboration provides new challenges for musicians, dancers

In Tempo: Tonight’s MSFO, School of Dance collaboration provides new challenges for musicians, dancers

Playing in the orchestra for last Monday’s performance of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Gianni Schicchi was a new experience for many of the musicians in the Music School Festival Orchestra.

The added dynamic of singers from the Voice Program created the opportunity for these student musicians to learn how to be flexible to nuances in phrasing and tempo.

Americans for the Arts’ Lynch to cover importance of creative instruction

Americans for the Arts’ Lynch to cover importance of creative instruction

A musician who also is a writer who also is a wood carver who also is a CEO — that’s Robert Lynch.

Lynch is the president and CEO of Americans for the Arts, a national organization that promotes the arts in communities and education. In the last of Week Four’s lectures, Lynch will discuss the current state of the arts in America, the state of support for non-profit arts organizations and what direction the art world should go in the future.

Dance Circle hosts lecture on ballet fundamentals

Dance Circle hosts lecture on ballet fundamentals

Mimi Eddleman and Maris Battaglia have been in the ballet world for years.

Eddleman, founding co-president of the Chautauqua Dance Circle, still takes classes in New Jersey. Battaglia, member of the CDC and frequent guest speaker, has taught the Workshop dancers at Chautauqua Dance for 22 years.

The two will merge their knowledge of ballet at 3:30 p.m. today in Smith Wilkes Hall in a lecture titled “20 Ballet Steps that Everyone Should Know.”

Dance students present first gala of 2011

Dance students present first gala of 2011

The Chautauqua School of Dance will perform the first of two Student Galas at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Amphitheater.

The Workshop, Festival and Apprentice dancers had one to two weeks to rehearse both classical and new works. It’s a test of their ability, but Ballet Mistress Glenda Lucena said this group of students has already stood out from others.

Porch Discussion sheds light on marketing impact of PBS special

Porch Discussion sheds light on marketing impact of PBS special

George Murphy, Chautauqua’s vice president and chief marketing officer, said he wants Chautauqua to “own” surrounding marketing areas and “attack” problems at the Main Gate, but most of all, he wants to draw people in.

Murphy spoke to nearly 60 people Wednesday on the Hultquist Center porch about the Institution’s recent marketing strategies and the effects of the WNED documentary “Chautauqua: An American Narrative.”

On their toes

On their toes

North Carolina Dance Theatre in residence with Chautauqua Dance will perform its first seasonal collaboration with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.

From waltzes and polkas to a soft pas de deux, the evening will be less about the stories behind the pieces and more about the musicians and dancers fueling one another.

CPOA uses Dutch concept to encourage courtesy among Chautauquans

CPOA uses Dutch concept to encourage courtesy among Chautauquans

“Can I share some space?”

It’s the question that Hugh Butler, president of the Chautauqua Property Owners Association, wants Chautauquans to ask again this season.

CPOA is beginning the second summer of its Shared Space Initiative. Butler said this summer is less about spreading the Shared Space logo and more about knowing and practicing the idea behind it.