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Deirdre Tarrant

in Wellington

Being Unsafe in a Safe Place

PRESENTED ON FEB 17, 2013
IN WELLINGTON @ VOL 18

Deirdre Tarrant discusses her personal history and her dance school in Wellington. She discsses a bit about her dance school's history, its students, and its activities.

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Why Charlie Dance?

BY MICHAEL SMITH
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 27, 2013

Ever wondered why Michael Smith's artist identity is Charlie Dance? Listen as he talks about the origins of his artist name as well as comically describing his family members. 

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Being a 'Product' of My Environment

BY JULIA HARVIE
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Julia Harvie// REMAP// on being a 'product' of my environment

Julia Harvie shares some of her installation pieces, performance art and dance projects, revealing how her environment heavily affects her artwork.

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A VERY Brief History of American Belly Dance

BY JO ROSS
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 18, 2014

Jo Ross takes us through a brief history of the origins of American Belly dance as we know it today. Little did we know the origins are many and varied!  

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Providing Safe Water

BY SHILPA ALVA
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 03, 2014

1 in 9 of us do not have access to safe water. 9,800 of us die each day as a result of water-borne diseases; most of these victims are children less than 5 years old. Shilpa Alva talks about educational and awareness programs that reach thousands of people in our community their global impact.

 "Presentation of the Day" on October 22, 2014.

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Unsafe at Any Speed

BY TOM BECKER
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 06, 2015

Tom Becker challenges the prevailing notion in American culture that the Chevrolet Corvair deserves to be on the "Worst Cars of All Time" list. Though truly made a scapegoat car by Ralph Nader in his quest for consumer protection, the Corvair turns out to have been an engineering feat with a lasting impact in style, economy and performance. Unsafe at any speed, indeed!

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Amazing Place

BY TANNER DOTZAUER
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 25, 2016

Tanner Dotazauer and his wife Natalie were so enchanted with run down buildings, they moved into one.  Their time in San Francisco and Thorp, WA equally impacted their love of place.

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My Life in Dance

BY JULIE SELTZER
@ VOL 8 ON DEC 13, 2016

Bryant Drew Andrews talks about his upbringing, and how dance was instrumental to his well-being. Drew now shares his passion for dance with communities of the Hudson Valley, NY. 

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Finding "A Place Set Apart"

BY TRACEY JONES
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 01, 2018

Tracey Jones shares about the history and benefaction that Camp Wendake contributes to the community. Camp Wendake is a one week residential camp for people living with HIV/AIDS, and it is considered by all to be "A Place Set Apart". Free from judgement and stigma, this volunteer-run camp brings together the most incredible community of campers, volunteers, and stakeholders. Find out more about Camp Wendake here and how you can be involved! 

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The Art and Practice of Designing Works of Dance

BY LARI LAWRENCE-GIST
@ VOL 12 ON APR 19, 2018

Lari Lawrence-Gist is the Director of Dance at the Citadel Dance & Music Center. She moved to the area from New York City in 2004. Lari is a choreographer whose work includes concert pieces, full length musicals, as well as full length ballets. She has worked with many different companies, schools, and organizations, but the majority of her work is now staged with the Citadel Dance Company. In 2015, Lari created “A Steamed Nutcracker” for the Benton Harbor community, and it is staged annually at the Mendel Center.