by Kelley Saucier and Melanie LeJeune
Mayor’s Arts Awards
LCCB congratulates all of the winners of the Mayor’s Arts Awards! Two men vitally important to our organization received awards. Fred Stark, technical director and scenic designer for LCCB, received the Artist of the Year Award. He is the owner of Stark Illustration and Design. Denver Kaufman, Rosa Hart Theatre supervisor, received the Keystone Award for his behind-the-scenes support of so many arts organizations. We couldn’t do what we do without Fred and Denver! Congratulations to two of the finest gentlemen in SWLA! We love you both!
Thrilling at The Lost Hollows
Who doesn’t love Michael Jackson’s Thriller during the Halloween season? The Level 3 dancers took on this project for the community as they performed for waiting guests at The Lost Hollows in October. The choreography, costuming, rehearsal schedule and organization were a creative endeavor developed entirely by the dancers. Many thanks to Larry and Cindy Eagle for giving them the opportunity to perform. They had a blast!
Talk about variety! Culture Fest afforded LCCB dancers a fantastic opportunity to showcase multiple genres of dance. Once again Level 3 performed the iconic Thriller dance. In addition, Levels 1 and 2 entertained the audience with classic Flamenco and Eloise Huber’s children’s book, The Tortoise and His Hair. A special sneak preview of the The Little Drummer Boy was also presented with the Gifts of the Magi dances. We are grateful to our friends at Culture Fest for giving us yet another stage on which to perform.
LCCB – Ballerinas and so much more!
I often marvel at the many styles of dance, variety of teachers, and innovative choreography to which our dancers are exposed. However, they learn so much more than dance. Under the loving and creative direction of artistic director Lady Holly Hathaway Kaough, LCCB dancers learn discipline, responsibility, professionalism, love of the arts, and so much more.