The Martial Art of Mixing It Up

This weekend at the Yard there’s a merging of the professional and the personal. The opening weekend at the dance colony in Chilmark features the H.T. Chen dancers, the Yard’s company in residence this summer, and the boys and girls next door. Say what?

The concept is this: Earlier the professional dancers visited Island schools to find local talent to take part in the show. Some young dancers will be hitting the boards for the first time.

The H.T. Chen dancers are known for creating a uniquely Asian/American expression with their art. The evening’s performance is the outgrowth of their work on the Island during their three-week residency. How the Island will figure into an Asian/American aesthetic is anyone’s guess.

Tonight’s show, June 24, is at 8 p.m. (and it’s the only performance with the Island children). Tomorrow, Saturday, June 25, shows are at 4 and 8 p.m.

Tickets are $25, or $15 for seniors and students.

For more information, call 508-645-9662 or visit