New England Premiere of
Principles of Curiosity
in Gloucester Tuesday, June 27
New Movie Presents the Foundations of Scientific Skepticism and Critical Thinking
Cape Ann Skeptics in conjunction with the Cape Ann Cinema & Stage are presenting the first New England screening of a new movie from Skeptoid Media – Principles of Curiosity. The documentary was written and produced by Brian Dunning, founder of Skeptoid Media.
“This documentary explores the pseudoscience that permeates pop culture and offers a simple process that anyone can follow to learn to tell what’s real from what’s not,” said Dunning. “It’s designed for people of all ages with an emphasis on teaching students how to critically evaluate what attempts to pass as the truth.”
The screening is set for June 27 at the Cape Ann Cinema and Stage, 21 Main St., Gloucester, MA. Doors open at 7:30 with a meet and greet with Brian and Ryan C. Johnson, the movie’s director. The showing begins at 8:00 with a question and answer session to follow.
Advance tickets are not required, but are recommended and can be obtained online at https://skeptoid.org/store.
Dunning emphasized that “In this age of fake news, alternative facts and endless conspiracy theories, it’s essential our students learn the basics of critical thinking. My goal with this movie is to introduce the thinking process essential to sorting out truth from fiction.”
In addition to theatrical screenings, the 40-minute documentary is designed for the classroom. Dunning has created lesson plans and other educational materials for classroom use. There is no charge or fees for use of the film in educational settings.
Dunning’s other work includes the popular podcast Skeptoid. Each weekly episode, download by over 100,000 listeners, explores a claim of pseudoscience, applying a “skeptical eye” to the claims in an effort to find the truth.
The film is nonprofit, noncommercial, and released under a Creative Commons license for free public and private showings worldwide.
Cape Ann Skeptics:
Since 2010 this group has held monthly meeting for skeptics and those who want to learn more about skepticism. Speakers present information on a wide variety of topics followed by lively discussions. For more information visit www.capeannskeptics.com.
Windhover Season Opens with
Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company
Performance of signature dances as well as “lost” work among highlights
Windhover is proud to announce the annual performing arts season begins with a bang when the internationally renowned Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company takes up residence starting on Tuesday, June 27 until Sunday, July 2, 2017. The company of six dancers will be teaching master classes, culminating in three public performances scheduled for Thursday, June 29 at 7:30pm, Friday, June 30 at 7:30 and Saturday, July 1, at 7:30pm. The performances will be on the outdoor stage if weather allows. Otherwise they will be performed inside the back studio, and it will be first come first-served with limited space. No tickets are required, but a suggested donation of $20 is greatly appreciated.
The PERFORMANCE schedule is as follows:
Thursday June 29 & Friday June 30th at 7:30pm
Ina Hahn’s choreography to two sections of Bach’s cello suite no.6 performed live by cellist Josh Gordon. The piece is titled: “Fragments of Six”. Sharing the program is Paul Taylor’s work titled “Junction” performed to Bach’s cello suites no.1 & 4.
“Tracer” is the last piece on the program. It was a lost work created by Paul Taylor in 1962 that disappeared from the repertory. The work was reconstructed last year and performed at the 92nd St Y in New York. It involved a collaboration between the late renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg and choreographer Paul Taylor. Art historian Robert Saltonstall Mattison will provide insights into this collaborative process with an introductory talk beforehand.
Saturday July 1st: at 7:30pm
An all-out Paul Taylor program with masterpieces that include “Company B” with songs sung by the Andrew Sisters. The “Uncommitted”, with music by Arvo Pärt is from 2011. And “Junction” performed to sections of Bach’s cello suites no. 1 & 4 which is a link to Ina Hahn and her choreography, as both choreographers used J.S. Bach’s music as their inspiration for their dances.
MASTERCLASSES: Open to the public to all ages and all levels are SIX masterclasses taught by company members from the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company. Donations are welcome. The schedule of classes is as follows, taught in the back dance studio at Windhover.
Wednesday, June 28th
9:30-11:00 am: General class level, all ages.
4:00-5:15 pm: Beginner class
5:30-7:00 pm: Intermediate class
Thursday, June 29th:
9:30-11:00am General class level, all ages.
Friday, June 30th:
9:30-11:00am General class, all ages.
Saturday July 1st:
9:30-11:00am General class, all ages.
For further information, please contact Executive Director, Lisa Hahn at
Lhahn@art-horizons.com or by phone at 978-546-3611.
257 rear Granite Street • Rockport, MA. 01966
www.windhover.org • 978-546-3611