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DIANNE ENO is a native New Hampshire environmental artist, choreographer, and performer. Professional training includes Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and School and Dance Theater Workshop in NYC. Ms. Eno is the founder and artistic director of Dianne Eno/Fusion Danceworks, presenting the company’s well known “Mount Monadnock Celebration of Dance”, now in its 25th season.
Ms. Eno has presented her work internationally, in the 1998 UK Tour of the original Native American inspired theater piece, "A Circle 'Round the Sun"; she served as principal collaborator, choreographer, performer, researcher and Native American sign language interpreter in conjunction with the Plymouth State College (NH) Education Department. Often staging her dances in unlikely places in the out-of-doors, she and her company have performed on mountain summits, in rivers and streams, in forests and along the rugged and rocky coastline of Maine. In 1998 and 1999, Ms. Eno was Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine. Much of Ms. Eno's work is fused with Native American Sign Language, creating a unique movement style reflecting her own American Indian roots. Workshop presentations include, "Dancing the Medicine Wheel: Model of the Creative Process" has been presented at a variety of venues including The Sacred Dance Guild in Ottawa, Canada, and the Art/ Culture/ Nature and Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conference at Boston University. Other venues include The Sage School in Foxboro, MA and Lesley University/ Institute for Body, Mind and Spirituality, “The Art of Stewardship”, Unity College (Unity Maine October 2009), Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, Convocation Conference (Orlando, Fla., October 2009). Ms. Eno will also present her work in the upcoming 8th International Transformative Learning Conference (Hamilton, Bermuda). With an undergraduate degree in Dance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and an M.A. in Environmental Conservation Education from New York University / Steinhardt School of Education, Ms. Eno is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the doctoral program of Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England. She has studied Goethean phenomenology at the Nature Institute (Ghent, NY) and Systems Theory and Science with Fritjof Capra and David Orr at the Center for Ecoliteracy (Berkeley, CA), as it applies to issues of sustainability and education. Research areas of interest include the relationship of human development and nature; causes and consequences and of human isolation from the natural world with environmental dance as an embodied, holistic remedial practice; the human body as an extension of nature (with a focus on nature’s repeating, archetypal patterns as “language”); how the Goethean scientific method and systems theory (with a holistic, synthetic epistemology) can inform the environmental art creative process; indigenous and contemporary ritual and the creation of a deepened sense of place (environmental dance as ritual); concepts of indigenous ecology and world views as positive models for environmental stewardship and sustainable living practices.
Jaffrey's Park Theatre was a vaudeville and movie house for 50 years. When sold, it became a warehouse for bicycles and baby carriages. Four years ago 838 donors from 11 towns and 13 states across the country purchased the building and charged 8 area residents with restoring and reopening this art deco treasure in the heart of downtown. Those 8 residents formed a nonprofit corporation, created a 15 member governing board, conducted engineering and design assessments of the building, undertook a fundraising feasibility study in 8 neighboring towns and northern Massachusetts, and have begun a capital campaign for $2.6m to reopen this cultural icon.
Reopened, The Park Theatre will present movies and live performances, such as plays and concerts by local artists, schools and touring companies in a 400-seat, state-of-the-art, perfectly acoustic facility. The Theatre will serve the entire Monadnock Region of 100,000 year-round residents, 50,000 visitors, and five cooperative school districts. It will provide performance sites and enrichment programs for the region's public schools, Franklin Pierce University, and other private schools at all levels, along with space for community meetings, business events, SAU Deliberative Sessions, Town Meetings, private gatherings and social activities. The Theatre will also offer administrative services to performing artist groups in the region and, with full catering capability, make its facilities available to private and public rentals, and community-wide events.
The MacDowell Colony nurtures the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which to produce enduring works of the imagination.
We awaken children to the transformative power of the arts, and to make art, through dance, a vital part of their education.
Monadnock Folklore Society's purpose is to increase the visibility of folk dance and music events in southern New Hampshire, provide new venues for performers, and provide educational services in the folk arts to the community.
Supporting and promoting the performing and visual arts throughout New England.
Our mission is to bring artists together for collaboration, creation and community,
and to facilitate community events to give the public an opportunity to meet local artists.
A unique space and people dedicated to serving both artist and audience through performance, lecture, workshop, and gallery. Founded by Aaron Wiederspahn, Keri Wiederspahn, and Laina Barakat.
The Mariposa is a "hands-on" museum or folk artifacts from around the world. Our exhibits, performances and programs, inviting for all ages, celebrate the rich diversity of world cultures and the common humanity that connects us all.