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49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
607-278-5454

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July 2018

Gala Dance Under the Stars with Ginkgoa

Saturday, July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Outdoor dance party with a live vintage swing-infused electronic band!

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Chess Workshop

Sunday, July 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until July 29, 2018

West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$10 - $35

Four Sundays, July 8-29, 3-4PM With James Caban The strategies of chess can be applied to many life situations...and it's fun! Learn the basics or improve your tactics. James Caban has been teaching chess to both children and adults since 2009. He is a certified chess trainer (with the Puerto Rico Chess Federation, an affiliate of the World Chess Federation.) This workshop is for all ages and levels; come for one class or all four. Pre-registration is encouraged but not…

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Behind the Scenes: Technical Theater 2018

Tuesday, July 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$150 - $170 4 tickets left

Interested in working behind the scenes?
This workshop teaches set design and fabrication, as well as lighting, props, and sound design and implementation.
Participants will be running both shows of the Shakespeare in the Valley production on August 3 & 4.
Ages 12-19

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Introduction to Acting

Tuesday, July 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL!
With Vanessa Van Burek & Sarah-Doe Osborne
The actors will focus on character development, movement, stage presence, and improvisational skills, all while developing a strong sense of tribe and passion for theater.
Contact caitlyn@westkc.org for information about the waitlist and the 2019 workshop.

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Costume Design 2018

Tuesday, July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$170 - $190 8 tickets left

An intensive hands-on workshop in all phases of costuming—design, production, and backstage dressing—for the Shakespeare in the Valley productions of Much Ado About Nothing on August 3 & 4.
Ages 12-19

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Opening Reception: Drawings by Lise Engel

Friday, July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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This reception is free and open to the public.
Refreshments sponsored by Brewery Ommegang.

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Jane Bunnett & Maqueque

Saturday, July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $25 139 tickets left

An internationally acclaimed musician, Jane Bunnett is known for her creative integrity, improvisational daring and courageous artistry. Her exploration of Afro-Cuban melodies expresses the universality of music and her ability to embrace and showcase the rhythms and culture of Cuba has been groundbreaking.

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Introduction to Technical Theater

Monday, July 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$85 - $100 7 tickets left

This workshop is will provide low-tech tech support (costumes, set elements, props, etc) to the Introduction to Acting workshop (and to Shakespeare, as needed).

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August 2018

Shakespeare in the Valley: Much Ado About Nothing

Friday, August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until August 4, 2018

West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Join us to celebrate the talents of youth and William Shakespeare at the 31st Annual WKC Shakespeare in the Valley!
Performance & Picnic: Friday 8/3 & Saturday 8/4

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Fiction Writing Summer/Fall

Wednesday, August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$180 - $210 4 tickets left

Mermer Blakeslee’s popular workshop is now in its 42nd cycle!
8 Wednesdays, 6:30-9PM
August 8-September 26
All levels of experience welcome.

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(8/11) American Roots Harmony Singing with Val Mindel

Saturday, August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$35 - $40 19 tickets left

In this 3-hour workshop, you’ll create chord-based country harmonies and the characteristic buzzy close-harmony blend that is so much a part of American roots music. The afternoon features non-stop American old-time, bluegrass, and country harmony singing, working knee-to-knee with other workshop participants.

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Science Around the House with The Dirtmeister

Thursday, August 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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As the name suggests, this show takes a wild and wacky look at some of the science that takes place in and around the home. Using some “Dirt Cheap” materials such as coffee cans, soda bottles, mixing bowls, and even a toilet plunger, The Dirtmeister leads the audience on an exploration of the science behind gravity, air pressure, and sound. All experiments are 100% safe and participants are encouraged to try them at home!
This event is a fundraiser for The WKC. Admission is by donation. (Suggested donation $5–$10+ per person)

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Weaving Cosmology

Saturday, August 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$65 - $75 14 tickets left

This 4-hour workshop will demystify reading your astrological natal chart, pinpoint deep challenges, allow space for creative energy to address places of greatest healing. Students will learn the basics of weaving for the creation of a personal mandala that may aid in reminding us of our humanity and interdependence. 

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Vieux Farka Touré

Sunday, August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$12 - $30 117 tickets left

One of Africa’s most dazzling guitarists plays a blend of Malian blues, praise song, funk, reggae, and rock.

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September 2018

West Kortright Fair 2018

Sunday, September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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The Centre’s 13th annual family-friendly summer’s-end celebration of the region’s “agri-cultural” bounty includes a full afternoon of foot-stompin’ music and entertainment.

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(9/15) Singing with your Heart, Soul, & Body with Sloan Wainwright

Saturday, September 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$35 - $40 14 tickets left

In this 3-hour workshop, we will move our bodies, soften our hearts, open our mouths, and let our voices out to play. With an emphasis on vocal health and self-care, we’ll use a combination of vocal warm-ups and work-outs—traditional and non-traditional—to help relax, release, and strengthen the voice, making it more flexible and reliable. Individual attention is offered, as well as to the group as a whole; each student will be supported in developing their own personal vocal practice. 
This class is for singers AND non-singers alike. 

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The Seldom Scene

Saturday, September 29 @ 7:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$14 - $38 144 tickets left

The iconic Grammy nominated, Smithsonian Folkways and Rounder Records recording bluegrass band comes to The WKC valley!

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October 2018

Eva Salina & Peter Stan

Sunday, October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $16 150 tickets left

Balkan Romani (gypsy) music.
“Poised, lustrous”—New York Times
"Darkly glorious”—Pop Matters

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Alexander String Quartet

Saturday, October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $17 143 tickets left

“The Alexander Quartet is destined for greatness,” says the Guardian (U.K.); their concerts make you “live through the music and rejoice with the performers in risks successfully taken.”

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