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July 2018

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble: Cellular Songs Concert

Saturday, July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Considered one of the most significant creator/performers of the past fifty years and a pioneer of “extended vocal technique,” “site-specific,” and “interdisciplinary” performance, Monk’s groundbreaking exploration of the voice as an instrument has expanded the boundaries of musical composition by creating landscapes of sound. 

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Theater Games 2018

Monday, July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$90 - $110

Teamwork, self-confidence, storytelling, body awareness, and a sense of adventure are developed as children learn to take to the stage and transform it using their bodies, voices, and imaginations. For ages 6-9.

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Shakespeare 2018

Tuesday, July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$370 - $420

This extremely creative four-week ensemble acting workshop will culminate in two fully staged productions on August 3rd and 4th following the 6 PM Introduction to Acting performance and picnic dinner.

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Landscape and Garden Tour

Sunday, July 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Travel beautiful country roads and get a rare insider look at how others have enhanced their outdoor environments with a full range of garden-planning schemes, each a reflection of that artist/gardener’s personal aesthetic. On view will be a myriad of design sensibilities and strategies incorporating flowers, shrubs and trees, stonework, water elements, mass plantings, artwork, vegetable beds, and homes for livestock and wildlife.

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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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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

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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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

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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Mediterranean Lamb Roast Fundraiser

Thursday, July 26 @ 4:00 pm
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$75

Please join us pondside for a Mediterranean Lamb Roast WKC fundraiser!

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Opening Reception: Drawings by Lisbeth 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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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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Chess Workshop

Sunday, July 29 @ 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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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

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

Saturday, August 4 @ 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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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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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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East Meets West Theater Workshop with Lanny Harrison

Thursday, August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2018

Lanny’s Barn East Meredith, NY 13757 United States + Google Map
$45 - $60

In these playful & provoking sessions, participants will discover some of the myriad characters who dwell within. Through exercises that emphasize imagination, improvisation, and transformation, Lanny will lead the group on a voyage of theatrical exploration and contemplative practice.
Music, live or chosen from an eclectic sound library, will be an integral part of each evening.
No prior experience in theater or dance is required—just an open mind & a body wearing comfortable clothes.
Participants may take as many sessions as they wish.

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

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