Programming Highlights 5/30/15–6/5/15

Programming Highlights 5/30/15–6/5/15

Dance Marathon. Plus, Gospel in the Bahamas, and Cooking without Boundaries.

  • Posted on: 29 May 2015
  • By: Maggie

This week's Saturday marathon, May 30 on Channel 9, might have you off the couch and on your feet dancing. The lineup begins at noon with a series of short videos in which instructors from Central Square's Dance Complex introduce viewers to their course offerings, which range all the way from Sassy Hip Hop to Youth Flamenco. Then, at 1pm, you'll see scenes of Afro-Caribbean dance from Cambridge Carnivals past; at 4pm, the Triveni School of Dance showcases various forms of classic Indian dance; and at 10:20pm, Erik Brown and friends bust a move with some House Music. Finish out the night with a Rap Hip Hop Dance Party Jam, beginning just before 11pm.

Catch CCTV's most recent member productions on Channel 9 on Sunday, May 31st beginning at 2pm, and on Friday, June 5th beginning at 6:30pm. Clyde Hicks, Alex Herwitz, and Simon McDonough were on the scene at this year's Boston Marathon; they bring you live footage and commentary on the event with their Boston Marathon 2015 compilation. Famfest 2013 by Marinah Janello is a micro documentary about a three day Gospel music festival which takes place each year in Nassau, in the Bahamas, and draws Gospel artists from across the Caribbean and the United States. Lastly, Joanna Martinez reminds cyclists not to speed through stop lights or stop signs with her PSA Don't Run Red.

If you're looking to expand your repertoire in the kitchen, tune in to Cooking Without Boundaries with Reema Chandra for recipes and tutorials meant for all viewers, regardless of background or skill-level — each week on Channel 8, Sundays at 3:30pm and Wednesdays at 8pm.

Haitian Poetry in Three Languages is a new series on Channel 96 — watch interviews and readings of poems by Haitian authors in Haitian, French, and English, led by producer Eddy Toussaint airing twice weekly, Saturdays at 10pm and Mondays at 1pm.

The Czar of Black Hollywood is a documentary that chronicles the life and achievements of Oscar Micheaux, one of the most preeminent and prolific African American filmmakers, who lived and worked during the early 1900s. Watch this hour long film May 31st at noon on Channel 9, June 1st at 10pm on Channel 96, or June 3rd at 9:24pm on Channel 8.