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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.
Voices of Xperience is a new business focusing on the power of words, the impact of sounds and the uniqueness of each individual and group. Using good sound equipment we help you to save those memories. We get and keep people talking, then we edit the words and sounds and judiciously make your creations come alive.
ActingOut is a prevention and resiliency program which uses improv theatre training and performances to cultivate social skills, leadership, and creative expression for youth in the Mondanock region. The program consists of three separate program areas: Middle School Improv Skills groups, High School Issue-Oriented Performance groups, and College Issue-Oriented Performance groups. The Issue-Oriented Performances are interactive and can cover a range of topics including bullying, peer pressure, AIDS/HIV, substance abuse, diversity, mental health, overall wellness, communication, relationships, and many more. ActingOut partners with a variety of human service organizations in the region, including Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention, Cheshire Mediation, AIDS Services of the Monadnock Region, Planned Parenthood, Cheshire Medical Center, and Samaritans. The following schools currently host ActingOut groups: Keene State College, Keene High School, South Meadow School, Keene Middle School, Marlborough School. The following after school locations also host ActingOut groups: Many Options, ACCESS Hinsdale, Club Cannon.
ActingOut is located at Monadnock Family Services in Keene.
We provide and sustain a public venue where citizens of the Monadnock region can pursue artistic, educational and civic activities. The Center's goal is to contribute to the cultural enrichment and enlightenment of the community.
The River Theater, located in Charlestown, NH, is a not-for-profit community theater, with a special emphasis on youth theater and education. We offer classes and workshops for children, teens and adults.
Our Mission is to share our passion for opera – to perform high quality productions, sung primarily in English to make them enjoyable and accessible to New Hampshire audiences, and to young opera-goers in particular. We are proud to be the only opera entity in New Hampshire devoted to providing a stage for the vocal and artistic talents of artists from this region, and pleased to play a role in developing the vocal and stagecraft talents of student performers.
The Peterborough Children's Choir creates an opportunity for young singers to develop their voices while learning fundamentals of musicianship, music reading, performance, and the joyful rewards of singing the highest quality music.