Dance on Film screening focuses on contemporary African dance

Bud Werner Memorial Library, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp and Steamboat Dance Theatre present a Dance on Film screening of “African Dance: Sand, Drum, and Shostakovich,” an award-winning film by Alla Kovgan and Ken Glazebrook, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 in Library Hall.
This documentary explores African contemporary dance through eight modern dance companies from Africa, Europe and Canada that participated in the Festival International de Nouvelle Danse in Montreal, Canada. Interviews, including those with dance historians Yacouba Konate and Alponse Tierou, add insight to beautifully-photographed performances. What emerges is a fascinating diversity of contemporary African dance themes and styles.
Exploring the interactions between tradition and modernism, the consequences of colonization and urbanization, the self-expression of women through dance, and the roles of masculinity and family relationships, the film is a unique source of information and inspiration for dancers, dance historians, choreographers, critics, as well as those interested in African culture, past and present.
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Podcast on writing to broadcast live from Bud Werner Library

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a live podcast with author R. Alan Brooks at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 in Library Hall. The community is invited to be a part of the audience for the recording of a new episode that “geeks out on the craft of writing.”
Brooks’ live taping of his Colorado-based “MotherF***er In A Cape” podcast, which focuses on “marginalized members of the geek world,” features local Steamboat authors Dagny McKinley and Cameron McVey on the slate of interviewees, with the theme “You Can’t Sell It ‘Til It’s Done: Ways to Finish Your Writing.”
Brooks is the author of the graphic novels “The Burning Metronome” and “The Adventures Of Captain Colorado.” His podcast is an informal chat moderated with Jordan Froelic, the comics guru at Mutiny Information Cafe. The hosts talk with comic book creators, nerd activists and key figures from areas of geek culture that aren’t often explored. Visit for more information.

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