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Friday Night Dance Parties for the Public

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Dance parties in Southampton Friday night. Photo courtesy of Hamptons Dance Authority.

Dance parties in Southampton Friday night. Photo courtesy of Hamptons Dance Authority.

By Tessa Raebeck

Hamptons Dance Authority invites the public to come warm up with the cold with a Friday night dance party. All you need is some stamina and a desire to leave it all on the dance floor. The music will include genres and styles for every taste. Munchies and soft drinks are included, and dancers are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages.

The dance party will be Friday, March 21 and Friday, March 28 from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Dancers can pay $10 for the night or $35 for the month. The first five to arrive will get in for half price. Hamptons Dance Authority is located at 425 County Road 39A, Lower Level Suite 1 in Southampton. For more information, call 283-1488 or visit hamptonsdance.com.

The Neo-Political Cowgirls Dance for Justice at Bay Street Theatre

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Last year's performance of Eve Ensler's "V-Day, One Billion Rising" by the Neo-Political Cowgirls at Bay Street Theatre. Photo by Tom Kochie.

Last year’s performance of Eve Ensler’s “V-Day, One Billion Rising” by the Neo-Political Cowgirls at Bay Street Theatre. Photo by Tom Kochie.

By Tessa Raebeck

The Neo-Political Cowgirls return to Bay Street Thursday, February 27 with their rendition of Eve Ensler’s, “V-Day, One Billion Rising.” Eve Ensler, creator of “The Vagina Monologues,” started the worldwide event as a way for people to rise up, speak out and dance together to demand justice for women and girls who are victims of violence.

Director Kate Mueth and the Neo-Political Cowgirls are again partnering with The Retreat and the Bay Street Theatre in the thought-provoking performance aimed at empowering women through self-expression.

Renditions of the dance, which is largely improvisational, will be performed around the world. Those looking to join the global movement are welcome to attend an hour-long dance rehearsal prior to the event, at 5:30 p.m. in the theatre. No experience is necessary and men, women and children are all invited.

Those less inclined to dance are welcome to come to the main performance at 7:30 p.m., which includes music, spoken word and, naturally, dance.

With the slogan, “Rise, Release, Dance!” One Billion Rising for Justice is a global call to demand an end to violence against women and girls. Through transformative dance, survivors of violence are encouraged to release their pain and rise up against their tormenters. Dances usually end with the dancers’ arms spread wide, their head held high and mouth open in a message of release and renewal. In 2013, feminist activists in 207 countries participated in the Valentine’s Day event.

The Neo-Political Cowgirls’ staging of “V-Day, One Billion Rising,” will start at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 13 at the Bay Street Theatre, Corner of Bay and Main Streets in Sag Harbor. A suggested donation of $20 will benefit The Retreat. For more information, email Kate Mueth at gladmueth@aol.com or call the box office at 631.329.7130.

 

Luau at the Whaling Museum

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