Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Clogging and Step Dancing Classes with Ellie Grace!

(Blog Post Written by Ellie Grace)

"If I can't dance, I don't want your revolution!"

Spring is on its way and it is definitely time to start dancing. I am beginning an exciting series of classes in March at a wonderful new space in West Asheville (Anam Cara Collective). Come dance with me or just help me spread the word!

Cape Breton Step Dancing
...Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30
March 9th-April 13th
Sliding scale: 6-week session for $60-$100
Class description: Come explore the driving rhythms and beautiful style of this percussive dance from Cape Breton Island in Canada. No experience is necessary. All of the steps will be clearly broken down and you might amaze yourself with the exciting footwork you have mastered by the end of the class!

Beginning Appalachian Clogging
Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30
March 9th-April 13th
Sliding scale: 6-week session for $60-$100
Class description: Now is your chance to get “feet-on” experience in Appalachian clogging! With clear, step-by-step instruction and lots of encouragement from your teacher, you will be making music with your feet in no time at all. No experience needed!

Pre-registration is required, so visit and click on the "Teaching" tab for more information or to register. If you have little questions or big worries, do not hesitate to be in touch: (573) 239-0430 or

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

More About Big Love

Anam Cara Theatre Company is proud to announce it's next production, Big Love by Charles Mee. Written in 2003, Big Love is about fifty brides who flee to a manor in Italy to avoid marrying their fifty cousins. The play modernizes the plot of the Greek play The Supplicants, written by Aeschylus circa 470 BCE, and infuses it with references to pop culture, classic literature, and modern philosophy while simultaneously examining the ever-shifting relationship between masculinity, femininity, homosexuality, marriage, and societal expectations. Theatrically, Big Love demands a messy, frenzied, and violent Viewpoints-based performance that is populated with broken plates, cake fights, dance sequences, and raunchy strip-downs, exemplifying Mee’s demand that this is not merely “a text with brief dances and other physical activities added to it, but rather a piece in which the physical activities and the text are equally important to the experience.”

Auditions will be held Feb. 28 and March 1 from 7-9pm at the Anam Cara Collective, 203 Haywood Road. We are looking for males and females of ANY age. No monologue is needed, as the non-traditional audition process will rely on cold readings and Viewpoints exercises. Big Love is an ensemble show that includes song, dance, music, visual art, clowning, and performance art, promising a unique experience for actors and designers alike. Performances will be held the weekends of April 15 and April 22. Spread the word to ANY actors, designers, choreographers, or musicians you think might be interested! Call 828-545-3861 for additional information.

Many thanks,

Adam Blake Wright

Director, Big Love

Monday, February 21, 2011

Upcoming Auditions!

We've just finished a very successful run of Naked Girls Reading! Thanks to all of those who were a part of the show and to all of those who came to see us! We greatly appreciate your support.

We're keeping the ball rolling--next up are auditions for Big Love, a play by Charles Mee.

Please help us spread the word! We're looking for performers, as well as volunteers to help us out.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Naked Girls Reading!

That's right, it's exactly as it sounds. This critically acclaimed show (which began in Chicago and has been seen in major cities across the country) is making it's southern debut in Asheville February 12th!

Naked Girls Reading will be our first show in the new space on Haywood, playing 2 weekends. We've got a cash bar (beer and wine) available and the nights are sure to sell out, so buy your tickets early! Tickets are $10 in advance (available at the theatre or Firestorm Cafe) or $12 at the door, or you can e-mail to reserve. Hope to see you there!