‘On the Move’ features variety of local talent | TheUnion.com

‘On the Move’ features variety of local talent

It is controlled chaos as four cameras move into position, people hurtle in and out of the control room, sound checks take place, and instructions are directed to a singing group that will be first in line. The two hosts take their chairs, putting on smiling faces. “All quiet on the set,” says an authoritative voice, and the countdown starts … four, three, two … and the introductory patter begins. The show “Nevada County on the Move” is being taped at NCTV, Channel 11, the community TV station.

Spearheaded by Producer Elisa Parker, a group of women with young children and virtually no TV experience got together in 2004 to come up with the vision of an upbeat evening magazine television show of mostly local talent. On the air for six months already, the show has featured Taiko drummers, the young cast of a play, dancers, and several musicians and artists.

The show also highlights local organizations and merchants who work toward a more compassionate and just society – The Peace Center, the Ayurvedic College, Yabobo, and Nevada City Winery are examples. Also highlighted is “Woman of the Week.”

The 11 women involved range in background from crafts to educators to psychotherapists.

Says Parker, “The purpose of the television show is to not only promote local talent but to have fun and basically provide a creative break for the group. The image of wiping noises, drying tears, and providing countless hugs all but disappear when these women take to the stage.”

The current show -featuring a singing group, a painter and a body ornament creator, Leta Zellerbach, who brought her crew of models with her – can be seen tonight at 6:30 or Friday at 10:30 a.m. Each taping runs for two Thursdays and Fridays.

The women are hoping the funding conundrum of NCTV is resolved (in other words, that Comcast comes through), or “Nevada County on the Move” may have to move on itself. Call Parker at 265-6361 for information.

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