Jacob’s Pillow presents STREB Excessive Motion Co. efficiency, bonus content material
BECKET — A particular version of the STREB Extreme Action Company’s 2021 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Competition efficiency, that includes a novel retrospective of Elizabeth Streb’s work from the ‘70s and ‘80s alongside bonus behind-the-scenes content material and archival footage, shall be obtainable as a part of a holiday stream provided via the Pillow. Tickets are on sale now and price $15.
The efficiency will function practically 50 minutes of STREB Excessive Motion Firm’s efficiency on the out of doors stage at Jacob’s Pillow this summer season, which marked the corporate’s first return in over 20 years. The works function STREB’s signature model, which mixes bravery and sheer athleticism. Within the efficiency “STREB: From Ringside to Excessive Motion,” the corporate revisits plenty of its early works, together with the jaw-dropping excessive motion opuses and huge scale “motion machines” the corporate has grow to be identified for within the twenty first century.
The stream will function bonus behind-the-scenes content material, archival footage of founder Elizabeth Streb, and a STREB artist giving a breakdown of how the performers are taught to fall and perform stunts safely. To buy tickets and obtain a novel hyperlink for the vacation stream, go to the Jacob’s Pillow website.
The vacation stream shall be obtainable to view from 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2021 via 11 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2022.
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Bidwell Home pronounces 2nd annual 12 Days of Bidwell Bidding
MONTEREY — The Bidwell Home Museum will maintain its 2nd annual on-line fall fundraising public sale, The 12 Days of Bidwell Bidding, from December 1-12. The public sale is stuffed with presents, experiences and Museum applications you’ll be able to bid on; the funds raised will assist the Museum work via the winter and plan for a 2022 season.
Included within the public sale are artworks, ornamental objects, reward certificates, experiences, and extra. You may as well purchase a present membership or donate to a selected program, a present that retains on giving all 12 months. The work the Museum does annually connects the group, and resonates with guests fascinated by Early American life, college students who deeply worth our shared historical past, and anybody desirous about studying about Native American historical past and lifeways.
The 12 Days of Bidwell Bidding public sale shall be dwell on the Museum web site beginning on December 1. To obtain updates and a hyperlink to the public sale web site, join the Museum’s e mail e-newsletter on the backside of the homepage.
Whereas guided excursions and in-person applications on the Museum have ended for the season, the grounds are open all 12 months, freed from cost, for mountain climbing, bird-watching, snowshoeing, and dog-walking throughout sunlight hours.
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Clark to air The Met: Stay in HD’s “Eurydice,” host dialog with composer Aucoin
WILLIAMSTOWN — The Metropolitan Opera’s manufacturing of “Eurydice” will air on the Clark Artwork Institute on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 12:55 p.m. within the newest presentation of The Met: Stay in HD. The award-winning collection of dwell high-definition cinema simulcasts options the complete efficiency together with backstage interviews and commentary.
On Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m., composer Matthew Aucoin will go to the Clark to debate his course of in updating the traditional Greek delusion for his new opera. This system, Updating Eurydice: An Adventure in Opera, shall be held within the Clark’s auditorium. Soprano Liv Redpath will be a part of Aucoin to carry out alternatives from the opera, and Williams Faculty music professor W. Anthony Sheppard will lead the pair in a dialogue of the work. Aucoin will even talk about his new e-book, “The Not possible Artwork: Adventures in Opera.”
The traditional Greek delusion of Orpheus, who makes an attempt to harness the facility of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has impressed composers since opera’s earliest days. Aucoin carries that custom into the twenty first century with a brand new tackle the story. With a libretto by MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Sarah Ruhl, tailored from her acclaimed 2003 play, the opera reimagines the acquainted story from Eurydice’s perspective.
Advance registration for Updating Eurydice: An Journey in Opera on December 15 is required. The occasion is free.
The following Met: Stay in HD efficiency is “The Magic Flute,” Sunday, Dec. 26 at 12:55 p.m.
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10×10 RAP (Actual Artwork Social gathering) to return February 2022, submissions accepted now
PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Art Association (BAA) seeks donations of unique paintings for its annual 10×10 RAP (Actual Artwork Social gathering) present and fundraiser raffle. In collaboration with the Berkshire Museum and the Metropolis of Pittsfield’s 10×10 Competition in February, the BAA welcomes submissions from artists from the Berkshires and past. All paintings shall be included in a raffle to profit artwork college students of Berkshire County. The raffle and Actual Artwork Social gathering (RAP) shall be a free, dwell, and in-person occasion hosted by the Berkshire Museum on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. A $25 ticket buy ensures a ten×10 murals. The Berkshire Museum and the BAA can pivot to a digital occasion if essential. The dwell occasion will comply with all native and state pointers.
Artwork Specs: All paintings should measure 10×10 inches, and be ready for hanging with a wire or hooks (wire and hooks could also be offered). Art work could also be in any medium and will mirror the standard of your ordinary work. Three-dimensional work in any medium ought to slot in a 10x10x10 dice. Connect an ART ID to the again of every piece you donate (restrict three works). To submit your paintings, please visit this website to fill out the shape and add a photograph of your work.
Berkshire Artwork Affiliation is searching for donations of 5×5-inch unique artwork for the 5×5=10 RAP for Artists underneath the age of 10 for a fundraiser benefiting Berkshire County artwork college students.
The 5×5=10 RAP shall be held on the Berkshire Museum in the course of the Metropolis of Pittsfield’s 10×10 Competition in February and include an artwork exhibit of younger artists and a free actual artwork get together for all ages. A $10 ticket buy ensures a chunk of unique artwork, drawn at random, to take residence. Tickets shall be offered on the Museum’s entrance desk in the course of the exhibit and the night time of the get together till offered out.
Artwork Specs: All paintings should measure 5×5 inches ready with a wire or hooks for hanging (wire and hooks could also be offered). Art work could also be in any medium and will mirror the standard of your ordinary work. Artists underneath 10 years previous might submit as much as two items. Connect an Artwork ID to the again of every piece you donate (restrict two works).
To register, please submit your title, e mail, and title and medium for every bit at this website and e mail the picture to 10×firstname.lastname@example.org with “5×5=10 RAP” as the topic.
Entries might be dropped off on the Berkshire Museum, 39 South Road in Pittsfield, on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 1–4 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 6 from 1–4 p.m.; or Monday, Feb. 7 from 2–5 p.m.
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Berkshire Interfaith Organizing’s Micah Celebration honored native unsung heroes
PITTSFIELD — After skipping a 12 months due to the pandemic, Berkshire Interfaith Organizing (BIO) resumed the honoring of native unsung heroes at its conventional Micah Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 21. For well being and security causes, the occasion was carried out by way of Zoom.
BIO is a confederation of 19 teams working collectively to advance justice points all through the county. The occasion is called after the revenue Micah from the Hebrew Scriptures, who proclaimed, “What does the Lord require of you? To behave justly, and to like mercy, and to stroll humbly together with your God.”
“A spotlight of the BIO 12 months was this joyful, public honoring of people who, day in and time out, dwell the lesson of Micah,” stated Rev. Joel Huntington, president of BIO and pastor of South Church, Pittsfield. “I’m all the time impressed by the tales of those honorees, who in so some ways make a lot of a distinction in our group with out garnering a lot consideration.”
Honorees are nominated by BIO member teams. This 12 months’s honorees included:
- Cathedral of the Beloved – Alice Rose
- Knesset Israel – Susan Staskin
- First Church, Park Sq. – Don and Judy Fyfe
- First Congregational, Lee – Barbara Mahony
- First Congregational, Williamstown – Anne O’Connor
- Sisters of St. Joseph – Natalie Cain, SSJ
- South Congregational, Pittsfield – Mary Rentz
- St. John’s, Williamstown – Mary King
- St. Mark’s – Maria Sylvia
- St. Stephen’s – Chris Plankey
- Unitarian Universalist Church, Pittsfield – Kim Rivers
A number of teams additionally honored people who have been energetic on this work earlier than their deaths prior to now 12 months. These included:
- Knesset Israel – Myrna Hammerling
- Worth Memorial AME Zion – Mabel Hamilton
- St. Mark’s – Ramiro Guerrero
- St. Stephen’s – Rev. John Tarrant
“You needn’t be a part of a BIO member group to be lifted up by the phrase and instance of those on a regular basis heroes,” Huntington stated. “What a good way that is to have a good time our group after the numerous challenges of the previous 12 months.”