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Critic’s Picks: Tacoma Performing Dance, glass at Seymour Conservatory, TEDX Talk at Museum of Glass and Salish Sea at Christ Episcopal

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on April 13, 2012 at 5:14 am with No Comments »
April 6, 2012 10:18 am

Tacoma Performing Dance Company dances “From the Heart”

This Saturday the Tacoma Performing Dance Company presents “Dances From the Heart”, a spring repertory program of new work by artistic director Jo Emery and guest choreographers Amity Howel-Sloboda, Jean Milano, Anna Herron and Amity Kernen. Using crescendos and stirring scores, the program explores research on how music affects heart rates and rehabilitation, and half of the proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 14. $22/$18. Stadium High School Performing Arts Center, 111 N. E St., Tacoma. 253-752-8530, tacomaperformingdance.org

Hilltop glass tribes at Seymour Conservatory

The Seymour Conservatory in Wright Park is now home to some newly-created archeological relics, blown in glass. “Shared Values: The Lost Tribes of Hilltop” features work of the Hilltop Artists in Residency, based at Jason Lee Middle School, as they create everyday objects reflecting an imaginary long-lost tribe. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. third Thursdays through May 24. $5 suggested donation. Wright Park, 316 S. G St., Tacoma. 253-591-5330, metroparkstacoma.org/conservatory.

TEDX Talks come to T-town

You may have heard of the TED Talks – a worldwide internet-published phenomenon of leaders gathering to present ideas on common subjects. Now it’s here in Tacoma as TEDX, an independent non-profit event affiliated with the original. The first talk focuses on future dreams for our city. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 17, with reception following. $100 live in Hot Shop/$65 live stream in theater. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. 866-4-MUSEUM, museumofglass.org, tedxtacoma.com

Salish Sea Early Music Festival goes to 1820

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival is back at Christ Episcopal with “1820: Flute, Viola and Guitar.” Flautist Jeffrey Cohan, baroque violist Steve Creswell and baroque guitarist Oleg Timofeyev present music from the time of Beethoven and Schubert on this rare combination of period instruments. 7:30 p.m. April 17. $20/$15 suggested donation, 18 and under and students free. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. 253-383-1569, concertspirituel.com, ccptacoma.org


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