This week on Art Hounds: a comedic celebration of women's history, photos of Ireland and "The Red Shoes."
Choreographer Sally Rousse is a big fan of actor/dancer Kimberly Richardson, and is thrilled to see Richardson star in "The Red Shoes" at Open Eye Figure Theatre.
Rousse says Richardson can be as lithe as a ribbon one moment, and angular and awkward the next. Based on Hans Christian Andersen's story, this version has been reworked into a "retro-urban" fairytale inspired by film noir and detective novels. It will be at Open Eye Figure Theatre through March 19.
Prairie Fire Lady Choir singer Brooke Nelson plans to head to the Bryant Lake Bowl for "Women's History Month: The Historical Comedybration."
Nelson says it's a fun way to learn about women's history — plus there are prizes! This year's show promises a tour through "the 'softer side' of villainous vixens, law-breaking ladies and felonious females in history." The show performs at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 18.
TC Photo's George Slade recently paid a visit to Northfield to check out "Post-Picturesque: Photographing Ireland" at Carleton College.
Slade says this is not your typical "green fields and sheep" show; the group exhibition takes a sober look at a country that's been hit hard by the realities of a shifting global economy. This marks the last show curated by Laurel Bradley, curator and director of the Perlman Teaching Museum, who's been with the college more than 20 years. The exhibition will be on display through May 7 (closed for spring break March 13-26).