Ranky Tanky

With influences of jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, this Charleston, South Carolina-based quintet’s repertoire is built on re-imagined arrangements of playful game songs, ecstatic shouts, heartbreaking spirituals, and delicate lullabies from the centuries-old Gullah tradition of America’s southeastern Sea Islands, where geographical isolation has helped sustain treasured West African traditions and ways of life for generations.

West Kortright Fair 2017

Join us for our 12th Annual Labor Day Extravaganza!

Music, food, and country fun fair

Sponsored by CADE, Pure Catskills, Townsquare Media, and The Daily Star

Double Vision: Plein Air Painting

With Lisbeth Firmin & Richard Kathmann
Sponsored by Golden Artist Colors & Williamsburg Paints

Students ages 13 and up will benefit from the considerable skills of two well-known artists who live and paint in these hills. Participants of all levels (no prior painting experience necessary) will work outside, painting the vistas and the structures around The West Kortright Centre and The Centre itself.

Steve Riley & Racines

This French Music supergroup draws its inspiration from the music of southwest Louisiana and pays tribute to its pioneers with classic Cajun, Creole, zydeco, and swamp blues songs.

Each band member is an acclaimed musician in his own right; seeing them perform together as Racines is a rare treat!

Shakespeare in the Valley (Friday & Saturday)

The 30th Anniversary of our Young People’s Theater Arts Workshops and Shakespeare in the Valley!

JP Harris & Chance McCoy

An eclectic mix of folk, rock, and country, with banjo, guitar, and fiddle.

DakhaBrakha

Reshaping ancient and contemporary Ukrainian music, DakhaBrakha’s hypnotic textures meld soulful folk and ritual songs with Balkan, African, Jazz and R&B. This playful band from Kiev will perform new songs from their yet to released album as well as old favorites.

Costume Design 2017

2017 YOUNG PEOPLES’ THEATER ARTS WORKSHOPS:
COSTUME DESIGN (two week workshop)
TUESDAYS–FRIDAYS, JULY 18–28
Ages 12–19; Pre-registration required
An intensive hands-on workshop in all phases of costuming—design, production, and backstage dressing—for the Shakespeare in the Valley productions on July 28th & 29th.

Introduction to Acting 2017 (FULL)

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL!
Please contact caitlyn@westkc.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Behind the Scenes: Technical Theater 2017

Tuesdays–Fridays, July 18–28, 11 AM–3 PM
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 July 28 & 29.
Ages 12-19