Staging a comeback
Thirteen years ago, the State Theatre was in danger of being demolished.
Michael Haneke’s “The White Ribbon,” is a film set in the past that couldn’t be more important to the present. The German black-and-white movie is an unsettling and timeless commentary on the birth of evil in society.
Thunderous music begins to fill the room, and the dance floor awakens with an eclectic mix of arms, hips and bodies swaying to a new beat. Entirely self-assured, these dancers shed life’s hassles and anxieties and embrace one of nature’s best and most ancient stress-releases: dance. Ecstatic Dance Ithaca members practice using a form of…