Bits And Pieces 08.23.12

Local culture news
Body Stories: Teresa Fellion Dance will be performing and holding classes across the South Fork this week.

Morning Music
    Peter Martin Weiss and Jane Hastay will perform at a musical Shabbat service on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons on Woods Lane in East Hampton. The couple, who live in Springs, play jazz and standards — Mr. Weiss on stand-up bass and guitar, Ms. Hastay on piano.

‘Green Afternoon’
    The Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre will present “Green Afternoon,” a performance and installation, on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the home of Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel, who are architects, at 230 Old Stone Highway in Springs. The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a garden performance installation, followed by a more formal performance at 5:30 and a reception to bring the evening to a close.
    Tickets cost $40 and are available online at

Bauer Leads It
    The Bay Street Theatre has announced that Chris Bauer is the campaign chairman for its 2012 annual appeal, an effort to raise money to support the theater’s educational programs. Beyond Mr. Bauer’s credits on and off Broadway and his co-starring role on HBO’s “True Blood,” he has also been a member of Bay Street’s board of trustees since his appearance there in 2010 in David Mamet’s “Romance.”
    Those interested in donating can call the Sag Harbor theater’s development office or visit

Body Stories
    Body Stories: Teresa Fellion Dance will make its Long Island debut on Sunday at Amagansett Square from noon to 2 p.m., with a second appearance on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. The Sunday performance is free; the one on Tuesday, which includes a reception and dance party, costs $10.
    The dance company will also give a master class on Saturday at Danse Arts in Bridgehampton from noon to 2:30 p.m. On Monday, workshops and master classes for all ages will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at DanceHampton in East Hampton. The company’s Web site is

Swing and Sin
    The Atlantic City Ballet, which has set out to redefine ballet for modern audiences, will present a double feature of “Caught Up in the Swing” and “7 Sins” on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Guild Hall.    The first is a fun and funny story set in the 1920s in Atlantic City. It features dance styles taken from Broadway, tap, ballet, and even showgirls. “7 Sins” has eight parts and portrays the seven deadly sins as a way to understand human failings and their consequences. Both are appropriate for children.
    Tickets cost $37 for adults, $17 for children, and can be purchased on the Atlantic City Ballet Web site,