Henderson Area Arts Alliance fuses the thespian souls of northern Kentucky and southern Indiana with high quality cultural entertainment for men, women, and children. During the vibrant Romeo y Julieta, the Russian National Ballet Theatre's accomplished company of dancers flood the stage, gracefully stepping and turning through a movement and music based expression of Shakespeare's iconic true love tragedy. The show, featuring 60 pirouetting and pliéing maestros, delights ballet buffs, future ballerinas, and dads turned future ballerinas. Also a family-friendly production, Imago Theatre's ZooZoo personifies a horde of animals, leading the audience through a series of beautiful and surreal vignettes. Animal lovers and puppeteers can marval as frogs dance, polars interact with theatergoers, and hippos adjust Temperpedic settings.
After Michelle Murphy sustained a volleyball injury in 2001, doctors told her she might never be able to squat or bend again without undergoing a complicated operation. Instead of heading to the hospital, she visited a yoga studio, where she learned how to stretch and strengthen her hurt knee with ancient therapeutic poses. Since then, she hasn't needed knee surgery, an achievement she credits to her yoga practice. To help others discover yoga's physical and emotional benefits, she took the reins of Evansville Yoga Center after moving back to Indiana from California.
At this studio, a team of registered and certified yoga instructors guide students toward wellness goals with compassion and patience. Suitable for all levels of skill and experience, classes emphasize yoga's power to promote strength, flexibility, focus, and inner peace. Classes often begin with sitting poses and deep breaths, then progress to standing and inverted poses. A relaxation exercise concludes each session, helping students feel as calm as an ocean after a Swedish massage. A power-yoga class caters to intermediate and advanced students with athletic poses that challenge the body and mind. Students seeking assistance with difficult poses or hard-to-tone body parts may schedule private yoga sessions, which brim with personal attention and encouragement.:m]]
The Farnsworth Invention closes out the season with a gripping script and an arresting cast. Following the words penned by Oscar- and Emmy-winner Aaron Sorkin—the brain behind the The West Wing and The Social Network University of Evansville's dedicated theater students will ebb and flow under the direction of R. Scott Lank as they convey the compelling, fictionalized tale of television's germination. The production pits the Idaho prodigy and autodidact Philo T. Farnsworth against communications tycoon David Sarnoff. Seizing emotions in its depiction of the small screen's infancy, the story potently portrays the two characters' competitive quest to develop the foundation of what would later become the TV- and Betamax-fueled culture of today.
Each of Yoga 101's trained instructors discovered hot yoga for a host of different reasons—to ease the pain of arthritis, to evolve spiritually during a personal crisis, and to get back in shape after a pregnancy, to name a few. With all the attentive sympathies that their backgrounds afford them, the team helps students of all ages and abilities grow in their personal yoga practice. In heated yoga rooms, they guide students toward proper posture alignment as the heated air loosens up muscles for deeper stretches and spurs on a cleansing sweat that helps bodies expel the toxins that collect in the body. The sessions, which range from introductory classes for beginners or guests with physical limitations to those for advanced practitioners, blend poses from Bikram yoga and yogi Jimmy Barkan—a master yoga teacher and one of America's yoga pioneers—as they link breath with movement during more than 25 weekly classes.