Quarry Dance lX Trailer is here and it’s 60 seconds


Photography by David Watts Jr. at a Cape Ann Quarry July 2020        Dancer: Alex Berger

Windhover Performing Arts Center announces this 60 second trailer for Quarry Dance lX for you to view here below. The 30-minute film is still being edited, and original music is being composed for the film now by Russ Gershon.

In July 2020, Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre was in residence (safely) at Windhover, bringing two dancers at a time from New York to create solos and duets at three private Cape Ann Quarries. Boston based videographer Anders Johnson filmed the dancers from floats and boats in the quarry waters in order to capture unusual angles. The stunning results will be shown on the Windhover website via You Tube in early September. www.Windhover.org   So stay tuned.

The Quarry Dances were born from a vision of Ina Hahn, Windhover’s founding Director, whose goal was to marry the art of dance with the pristine granite landscapes of the magical quarries of Cape Ann.

Videographer Anders Johnson filming the dancers of Quarry Dance lX  in July 2020

Photograph taken by David Watts Jr.

Please consider donating to WINDHOVER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER which is a non-profit 501© 3 organization to help support our work. All contributions are fully tax deductible. Windhover received partial funding for this project from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as well as from the Rockport and Gloucester Cultural Councils. Donations can be made through PAYPAL on the Windhover website www.windhover.org or by mail: Windhover, PO Box 2249, Rockport, Ma. 01966. Thank you for your support. Lisa Hahn, Executive Director

Signs of the times: Blume coffee and bakery clever design tweaks for customer and staff safety during Covid-19 #RockportMA

Rockport, Mass.

Clever reopening design at Blume. Customers step up to a custom order booth tucked into the door frame; the pick up window was moved to the right. Bakery goods are displayed in the windows. The signature pink floor shines through.


BLUME coffee and bakery _Rockport Ma_Covid-19 reopening design-20200815_©c ryan (1)I hope they add pink lanterns to the tree 🙂

Appleton Farm Sunset Stroll

I recently participated in a photo walk at Appleton Farms sponsored by the Trustees. I had never been there and I was seeking a little boost in my creativity by challenging myself a little bit in a new location. Nick, the photo instructor, did a marvelous job walking us through some of the trails pointing out possible shots and offering advice on settings.  Nick was great…he treated our photography choices with respect and understanding. Sometimes instructors kind of force their methods on their students, whether they are ready or not. I appreciated that Nick met us where we were in our spectrum of photography capabilities and interests. The farm at sunset, in golden hour, was a spectacular choice! Thank you Nick! I learned several tips and am pleased with the results of the evening.