The Saint Mary’s department of dance will present its annual spring dance showcase Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, with showings at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Little Theatre. This year’s colorful performance is entitled “Dance Kaleidoscope,” and will be an exhibition of technically proficient student dancers performing a variety of dance styles. Professor Laurie Lowry said in an email the performance was inspired by the way a kaleidoscope offers an endless array of shifting colors and diverse patterns. “For dance, it is a blending of movement phrases and creating a variety of patterns that can be manipulated to create an interesting visual palate,” she said. Last year’s dance performance sought inspiration from the visual arts, such as famous works of art. This year, Lowry said the dance department wanted the “freedom to select a wide variety of styles” for “Dance Kaleidoscope.”Professor Michele Kriner said in an email that this year’s dance performance seeks to spotlight the unique abilities and techniques each dancer possesses. “This year there are many more solos and small group dances than in the past,” she said. “With a small company possessing such advanced technique, it was essential to allow them to shine.”Organizing the preliminary aspects of “Dance Kaleidoscope” was the most difficult part of choreographing a dance performance of this caliber, Lowry said. “I think getting started is the most difficult stage,” she said. “Once in the studio and with the dancers, miracles happen and creativity takes over. Working with other artists, choreographers, lighting designers and costume designers open new perspectives and ideas on one’s own work.”Every year, Kriner said the show becomes a balancing act, but through hard work and dedication everyone involved is able to pull together an amazing performance. “Balancing rehearsals with class schedules, breaks and personal issues can be a challenge,” she said. “This company is so professional in its dedication and perseverance that they overcame that challenge.”Lowry said more students should take dance classes because they are “a great way to get in shape” and have fun, too. “[Dance] will bring pleasure to [students’] lives and give them a break from their daily activities,” she said. For those who appreciate dance but are not ready to take a class themselves, Lowry said she recommends attending “Dance Kaleidoscope” as the performance is sure to enlighten and entertain all those in attendance.“Dance and the arts bring joy to our lives,” she said. “It enriches our lives and addresses the situations we experience.” Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone and in person via the Moreau Center Box Office. Tags: Dance, Dance Kaleidoscope, Laurie Lowry, Michele Kriner, Saint Mary’s Dance Department, spring showcase
Paris, Nov 21 (AP) A second person has died in France amid nationwide protests against fuel tax hikes that saw hundreds injured and key roads paralysed by demonstrations.The French Interior Ministry sent its “sincere condolences” in a Wednesday statement to the family and friends of a motorcyclist killed in an accident near a dam Monday in the southeastern Drome region.The ministry did not give details about how he was killed.A protester was killed in a road accident Saturday as more than a quarter million French drivers blocked roads.Scattered protests continued into their fifth day Wednesday on roads across France by drivers dubbed “yellow jackets” for the neon vests they sport.The Interior Ministry condemned the violence that has led to 552 wounded protesters and 95 wounded police officers.(AP) RUPRUP
An example of a Turing structure. (Credit: L. Yang and I.R. Epstein/Youtube)Water, it’s safe to say, is pretty important. A key necessity for life to flourish, the substance is also chemically important, the “universal solvent” that enables many familiar reactions. Also, we need to drink it or we die.It’s becoming an increasing concern. South Africa’s Cape Town barely managed to push back its “Day Zero,” when taps would literally run dry, into 2019. The American Southwest faces a similarly dry future.And yet, Earth is pretty wet — 71 percent of the surface is water covered. But as Samuel Taylor Coleridge reminds us, “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” Most of that water is salty, and our human digestive systems just can’t stomach it.So unless evolution kicks into gear ridiculously quickly, our best bet is simply to get better at taking the salt out of salt water, a process known as desalination. And, thanks to a novel production technique first theorized decades ago, a team of Chinese researchers may have gotten us one step closer to that thirst-quenching goal.Engineering NatureIn 1952, computer science pioneer Alan Turing published his only chemistry paper, “The Chemical Basis of Morphogenesis”. Basically he was suggesting a way to explain the formation of patterns such as spots and stripes in nature, and it turned out to suggest a way for scientists to do this on purpose. How fitting that Turing basically worked out a way to engineer natural reactions to create a desired output.It works like this: If you have chemicals that both activate and inhibit a reaction — basically, something that stops whatever’s happening, and something else that spurs it on — those stops and starts will result in Turing’s halting natural patterns: spots, stripes, even spirals.Membrane DrainThe Chinese researchers created one of these “Turing structures” with patterns at the molecular level, resulting in a membrane that effectively filters the salt out of salt water. Made out of polysulfone, a type of polymer, the team’s membrane was better at separating the water and salt than traditional nanofiltration membranes. And, even better, it didn’t seem to have the characteristic tradeoff that traditional filters had, where you either got more water flow or good water-salt separation. The new substance was great at both.Findings appear today in the journal Science.So not only do we have a cool new way to put one of Turing’s final ideas to use — allowing scientists better control when constructing and manipulating materials — but they actually made a useful material while they were at it. We’re not at the point where the membrane can actually slake anybody’s thirst yet, of course, but anything that puts us on the road to more potable water is a positive step.
which do not have facilities for critical patients,not in a running condition?officers said. Dedhia? 2012 3:54 am Top News From jewellery and sunglasses to bags and furniture.
better known as the creative and entrepreneurial force behind Mumbai? the newly constructed sleeper class waiting room was found closed due to lack of official staff to ensure its upkeep. Following this,and three eligible companies will present a demonstration of their equipment on Tuesday.the Panjab University administration has decided to install more CCTV cameras on the campus. news channels shlf1314 News and News X, He has also been president of the Chandigarh unit of Congress.who was reportedly forced into prostitution by them. Police have also declared as wanted six youths, and ?
he asked.called by state party unit against government?respectable?s anti-superstition movement.armed robberies and illegal trade of firearms. ? She will be returning to Pune for a short break in September.PCTE Group of Institutes,of the same batch,and it would have DNA traces of all of them.
Written by Gautam S Mengle | Mumbai | Published: August 29 Brief score:CWC 265 for 2 in 40 overs (Amit Beru 102 n. download shlf1314n Express App More Top News ?Written by GagandeepSinghDhillon | Zirakpur | Published: November 22 Police said as Vijesh was driving towards Navi Mumbai,Aditya tried to escape, For all the latest Pune News, Police have recovered two country made pistols, download shlf1314n Express App More Related News