Tuesday, July 29, 2008

    Tersicorps - Theatre of Dance

    Hurricane & Other Forces Of Nature

    August 7-9, 8pm

    Diana Wortham Theatre
    2 South Pack Square
    Asheville, NC 28801

    $30/$25 students & seniors

    Our lovely ladies return to join the men for Hurricane & other forces of nature, featuring the Asheville premiere of Maloy’s award winning, "Hurricane." The piece, created for the 21st Century Choreographic Competition in April, will be restaged for the Terpsicorps dancers. The idea for "Hurricane" grew out of the climate crisis that is becoming increasingly apparent in today’s world. The choreography embodies the strength, patterns and progression of a hurricane from its beginnings at sea to its aftermath on land. The dancers portray the hurricane itself, as well as individuals impacted by the escalating fear of climate change. Maloy will be collaborating once again with projection artist G. Craig Hobbs.

    Footage of actual hurricanes will swirl around the dancers adding to the atmosphere of a storm, with recorded music by Godspeed You Black Emperor! and costumes by Asheville’s premiere fashion designer R. Brooke Priddy.

    Terpsicorps also has a myspace page. orps


    Saturday, July 26, 2008

    Happy 30th, Bele Chere! We're watching you LIVE

    Mountain Xpress also has a Live Cam during the festival and tons of good information.

    link | Bele Chere | Flickr

    Friday, July 25, 2008

    Pritchard Park Friday

    Concerning the usual Pritchard Park Friday night drum circle:

    Friday & Saturday night from 8:30 to 10:00 there will be community drumming at the Main Stage on Lexington Ave.

    On Sunday from 5:00 - 6:00 there will be drumming at the Drum Tent on Lexington and Walnut.

    This week's Mountain Express has a Bele Chere pull-out section that covers all the rest of the drumming schedule at the Drum Tent. I hope this helps. Enjoy the drumming and Bele Chere.

    Changes because of Bele Chere this weekend

    Monday, July 21, 2008

    The 2008 National Convention

    Latest SDS Convention Updates:

    This summer, from July 24-28, join SDSers from around the country for our Third National Convention! SDS has grown in numbers, in organizational capacity, and in prominence over the past year, and it’s time to celebrate those successes and decide how to move forward as an organization. We left the second convention, and the subsequent ratification process, with several excellent instruments that have served us quite well, including many of the National Working Groups, the SDS News Bulletin, and more.

    We still do not have a formal national structure yet, however, and it’s time to ask, once again, how do we organize ourselves? How do we make SDS as horizontal, diverse, and accessible as possible? How do we spread out national work and empower more people to take on leadership? How can we better provide support for chapters around the country? In short, how can we become a truly effective organization that can seriously challenge the power structure of this country, and work towards building a truly democratic society?

    Join us in College Park, MD to discuss these questions and more, to build skills, to network, and build our organization! We’re working on travel stipends, so don’t let a lack of funds get in the way of participating in this important event!

    Folks are encouraged to arrive on Thursday, July 24th and depart Monday, July 28th. Although all decision making will start July 25th and end the evening of July 27th, there will be social events and good times July 24th and possibly an action July 28th.

    Kenneth Snelson


    Friday, July 18, 2008

    Equality Asheville

    Join the Coalition for Equality and concerned citizens July 15-19 for a week of educational, eye-opening, powerful & fun activities for Western North Carolina to learn about the harmful realities of "Reparative Therapy", which aims at changing one’s sexual orientation.

    A Community Response to the Exodus International Conference being held at Ridgecrest Conference Center during the same dates.


    Coalition for Equality, P.O. Box 2612, Asheville, NC 28802 - 828-669-6677

    This has been going on all week so apologies for being a little late getting this information.

    Thursday, July 17, 2008

    Helen's Bridge

    When the Zealandia Castle caught fire in the late 1900's, a woman named Helen lost her only child, a daughter. Helen was so crushed by the loss that she hung herself from the bridge right down the road from the castle, thereby the name, Helen's Bridge, located on Beaucatcher Mountain. On Halloween night, people go to the bridge and try to conjure Helen. There are many versions of this legend and some say you must call for Helen 3 times.

    Helen's Bridge photo by Mike. I've heard the bridge has been restructured. Has anyone been to the bridge lately?

    Speaking of folklore and urban legends, Asheville has many good ones that attract visitors from afar. Grove Park Inn's Pink Lady is a popular one. See about more of them here on Ghost Stories of Asheville.

    Monday, July 14, 2008

    Sacred Sound Concert & Elementals Workshop

    An "Open-to-All" Sound Weaving Concert by Gabriella Kapfer and Storytelling from the Elemental Kingdom by Terry Frank

    Saturday Evening, July 19 at 6:30 pm – Love Contributions for the Concert

    Mystic Glenn Wisdom School in Waynesville, NC

    For directions call (828) 926-4998 or e-mail

    Sisters of Light

    Sunday, July 13, 2008

    The Big Crafty

    The Big Crafty is a day-long celebration of handmade indie art/craftistry, including artists and their wares, demos by acclaimed crafters, food, drink, and DJ’d music.

    It all takes place on Sunday, July 13th from 1:00 pm – 7 pm at the Grey Eagle, in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District.

    Open to all two and three dimensional arts and crafts media including (but not limited to) painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry, sculpture, glass, wood, fiber-arts, metal-work, and mixed media.

    Tuesday, July 08, 2008


    This summer UNCA SDS will be hosting Action Camps from August 15th-17th! Please join our google group if you want to help organize!

    Also, the SDS National Convention is coming up! Several of us are heading up to College Park July 24th-27th!