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The Insiders: Dance on down to the Audi

  • "Back and Forth" by Leah Woods (photo by Ben Conant)

    "Back and Forth" by Leah Woods (photo by Ben Conant)

  • Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

    Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa

    (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

  • "Back and Forth" by Leah Woods (photo by Ben Conant)
  • Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

You don’t have to put on your dancing shoes – you could go with a conservative heel, or perhaps your most respectable pair of Crocs – but the performers from Petit Papillon most certainly will as they mesmerize you during today’s two showings of Terpischore, an eclectic collection of dance numbers choreographed to the music of Ward Dilmore.

The show is less structured than some of Petit Papillon’s typical performances, which makes it very much like the column you are reading right now. But that open approach also allows for more personal interpretation by both the dancers and the audience, as the dancers are free to perform movements they don’t often incorporate. That moment of straightforward review was brought to you by Tide.

Petit Papillon, which we understand from two years of college French to mean “small papillon,” will deliver the performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children and seniors. You can pick them up at Gibson’s Bookstore or at the door. For more information, visit
petitpapillon.org.

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If dancers move too fast for you, perhaps you’d like to look at something inanimate. Stop by the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Gallery for a peek at “Three Women: A Contemporary Approach to Furniture Making.” (To clarify: The peek is not at three women, but at the artistic creations of three women.) Highlighting the works of Vivian Beer, Lynn Szymanski and Leah Woods, the display features eye-catching art and furniture. And at least one of the artists has a name that reminds us of our favorite frosty beverage. Man, we do love an ice cold Szymanski.

The gallery, in the Smile Building at 49 S. Main St., is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Don’t wait too long, though – the exhibit only runs through April 9.

(Email the Insiders at
theinsiders@cmonitor.com.)

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