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August 13th 2021

EMOTIONS PUT INTO DANCE FOR “COLLECTIVE EXPRESSIONS”

One of the pieces Hannah Moore choreographed for Fort Wayne Dance Collective’s “Collective Expressions” this weekend will be performed on her kitchen table.

Yes, her actual kitchen table, though the audience will be in Arts United Center, not her home. It took a team of people and a U-Haul truck to get the table to Dance Collective’s studios on East Berry Street for rehearsals, that’s how committed she was to using it in the piece, she says with a laugh…

August 6th 2021

FORT WAYNE DANCE COLLECTIVE

Get your tickets for Fort Wayne Dance Collective’s “Collective Expressions!”

Watch the WPTA21 interview with Charity Freeman.

May 11th 2021

TAIKO GROUP STARTS SIMPLE

For 25 years, Allison Ballard has lived and breathed Taiko drumming.

But her beginnings in the craft didn’t start out easy. In fact, there were times when Ballard questioned herself about whether it was worth the effort.

All she knew was that after watching a performance of the Japanese drum troupe Katari Taiko in 1992, she wanted to start a Taiko group in Fort Wayne.

“It was a pivot point for me,” Ballard says of the performance.

Another pivotal moment for Ballard was her recent decision to hand over leadership of the now-well-established Fort Wayne Taiko to another group member…

May 2nd 2021

FORT WAYNE DANCE COLLECTIVE RETURNS TO THE STAGE WITH A LIVE AUDIENCE

The Fort Wayne Dance Collective returned to the stage with a live audience for the first time this weekend since before the pandemic.

“Over the pandemic we had to alter a lot of our programs and try to find ways to enrich our community and share our art.”

Mandie Kolkman is the artistic director at the Fort Wayne Dance Collective. She says this weekend they hosted their annual choreographer’s lab…

December 18th 2020

ARTISTS SHARE CHEER WITH VIRTUAL HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR

Local musician Andy Lott realized a few months ago that it was looking more and more as if Christmas wasn’t going to be the same this year for local artists or the community.

Some performances were going virtual because of the pandemic. Some were outright canceled. There were going to be fewer opportunities for gig workers such as musicians, and similarly few opportunities for the community to enjoy the arts at the holidays.

So in August, Lott and his wife began thinking of ways…

December 4th 2020

ARTS EDUCATION MOVES AHEAD

As the country became increasingly concerned with COVID-19 in early March, the annual FAME Festival was only two days away from opening. For more than 30 years, the festival has put a spotlight on musical performances and artwork from local students.

At the time, there were no solid guidelines on…

October 14th 2020

PARKVIEW’S DAILY DOSE

April 15th 2020

FORT WAYNE DANCE COLLECTIVE VISITS TURNSTONE

Fort Wayne Dance Collective performs for children that are in the Kimbrough Early Learning Center and adults at Turnstone, 3320 North Clinton Street, Fort Wayne on Wednesday December 17, 2014.

The Fort Wayne Taiko group presented the performance “An Asian Celebration” which included Taiko drumming, Haiku poetry, and T’ai Chi Chuan movement…

April 15th 2020

ARTS GROUPS TAP CREATIVITY, COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Where there were expected to be hundreds of attendees watching Fort Wayne Ballet and Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s collaboration on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” or Arena Dinner Theatre’s “Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter” this weekend, there will instead be empty seats as COVID-19 fears have prompted government mandates against large gatherings.

Dozens of other performances scheduled for the coming weeks have been canceled or postponed during a time local arts organizations…

March 3rd 2020

BRINGING VISION TO LIFE: DANCERS SHOWCASE ORIGINAL WORK MARCH 14-15

FORT WAYNE — More than 20 local choreographers will showcase original dance performances at the Choreographer’s Lab Performances presented by the Fort Wayne Dance Collective March 14-15. The show features pieces created and performed by both professional and emerging local dancers.

The performances are the product of a series of lab sessions designed to provide creative and technical support to choreographers. The Dance Collective has offered…

October 17th 2019

SCARY DANCE SHOW KICKS OFF HALLOWEEN OCT. 18-20

The best way to get in the spooky mood the season is to attend the Fort Wayne Dance Collective’s 11th annual Halloween Show.

Three performances of its “Magical Misadventures” show will be presented Oct. 18, 19 and 20 at the Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab at 300 E. Main St. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and the Sunday show is at 2 p.m. Ticket are $15 and can be purchased…

May 6th 2019

PACE PROGRAM HELPING STUDENTS SUCCEED USING ART

The Partnering Arts, Communities, and Education, or PACE program, is a grant program that began back in 2015 through the Indiana Arts Commission as a way to introduce arts into education through community arts organizations.

In 2016, the program was brought to the attention of Brenda West, the principal at South Wayne Elementary School in Fort Wayne. She was…

April 14th 2019

Dance Festival Giving Public Chance to Learn

Today is the last day for the Indiana Dance Festival with a roster of master classes offered to the public.

Nine classes offering a variety of styles will start at 10 a.m. and go until 2:30 p.m. Six of the classes will be held at the Fort Wayne Dance Collective, the festival’s sponsor, and three will be in the East Rehearsal Room at Arts United Center on Main Street….

April 14th 2019

Dancers Come to Town

Students dance during a modern master class with Elizabeth Mikautadze in the East Rehearsal Hall at the Arts United Center….

April 12th 2019

Indiana Dance Festival

With Fort Wayne Dance Collective marking its 40th anniversary, artistic director Mandie Kolkman says the organization was looking for a guest artist for the spring that represents not just its history, but also the relationship it has with the community and where Fort Wayne is at as a city embracing the arts…

July 29th 2018

Foellinger Foundation Grants

The Foellinger Foundation recently awarded $999,068 in grants to the following 31 local nonprofit organizations:…

May 20th 2018

Embassy Theatre community celebration marks 90 years

I’ve been described as a creative builder.

I love to build creative community projects, and have been fortunate enough to work in paid positions to do so….

May 20th 2018

Cultivating city’s creative capital

I’ve been described as a creative builder.

I love to build creative community projects, and have been fortunate enough to work in paid positions to do so….

April 13 2017

Where do your NEA dollars really go? What we learned on an Indiana road trip.

Viki Graber’s sneakers slosh in the wet grass as she twists two willow branches to form an arch. This 30-foot-long tunnel, an installation and playful passageway being built in Salamonie State Park, is the National Endowment for the Arts at work in Mike Pence country. And it’s anything but an easy gig for Graber, 53, a basket weaver. She sleeps in an unheated cabin nearby…

Oct 16 2017

Dancers Balance Fun, Fear

Each year Fort Wayne’s Fright Night, the big downtown celebration of Halloween and all of its various excesses, seems to get just a little bit bigger. In addition to the venues which are open and ready for some fun trickery, many of the downtown arts organizations also contribute some creative excitement for the evening…