Menlowe Ballet closed their spring 2015 season entitled, “Rapture” last weekend at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center
. Performances featured: Bru’s Sweet, by guest choreographer Reginald Ray-Savage, Artistic Director of Savage Jazz Dance Company; Artistic Director Michael Lowe's alluring Playing Love; and the return of Lowe’s enchanting cultural work, Legend of the Seven Suns. One of the big announcements of the night….Menlowe Ballet will present The Nutcracker in December 2015.
Movies at the PAC earlier this week featured Up, Wreck-It Ralph and Mary Poppins, each sponsored by the City of Menlo Park. In addition to prizes and balloons for attendees, one popular attraction was a balloon artist from A New Twist Events who created a variety of balloon creations from dinosaurs, princess hats, jet packs, monkeys, and even a life-sized Mary Poppins.
On April 2, excited residents enjoyed an evening with Kazuo Ishiguro, one of the most celebrated contemporary fiction writers in the English-speaking world. The event was a celebration of the release of The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in nearly a decade, following international bestsellers Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day. Peninsula Arts and Letters, in partnership with Kepler's Books, sponsored the event as a recipient of the Menlo Park Grant for the Arts. Look for upcoming programs over the next few months presented by iSing Girlchoir, Tuolumne River Trust, Western Ballet, Music@Menlo, and Dance Expressions.