Stage & Screen

Starting a movement: Channeling Isadora Duncan in Dancing on the Edge at SUNY-New Paltz

Starting a movement: Channeling Isadora Duncan in Dancing on the Edge at SUNY-New Paltz

Friday-Saturday, Sept. 22-23: Lisa Channer, who grew up in New Paltz in the 1970s in a household that was a sort of hippie arts salon, experienced an epiphany in her mid-teens as a result of reading Isadora Duncan’s autobiography. It changed her path and her life. Now she’s portraying Duncan in Dancing on the Edge, a new drama by much-anthologized playwright Adam Kraar about the brief, stormy marriage of the “mother of modern dance” to Russian Imaginist poet Sergei Esenin in the early 1920s.

Bard Conservatory to perform Vertigo score live during film screening

Bard Conservatory to perform Vertigo score live during film screening

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-17: Kim Novak and Jimmy Stewart star in Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological thriller Vertigo, cited by the American Film Institute as the country’s greatest mystery film. Screening the film classic with a live performance of Bernard Herrmann’s haunting score is the brainchild of film and television director Allen Coulter, known for his work on HBO’s The Sopranos.

Bread & Puppet brings Our Domestic Insurrection Circus to Hudson

Bread & Puppet brings Our Domestic Insurrection Circus to Hudson

Friday, Sept. 8: The troupe’s giant papier-mâché and cardboard characters are recognized all over the world. With this outing, Bread & Puppet hopes to inspire the public to rebel and “underthrow the current system from the toes up.” The troupe’s founder and director, Peter Schumann, says that they want to create the “possibilitarian models of the new: the sourdough, the potato patches of the new.”