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What Do I Want? I Wanna Be A Rockette.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Even though most of us are just beginning to bring out the summer frocks and flip-flops, some folks are already planning for winter. This Tuesday's open casting call for The Rockettes in Radio City's Christmas Spectacular drew hundreds of women, all of them vying to take to the stage as members of the high-kicking, high-energy dance team.

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Cuban Dance Group Makes US Debut

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

More than fifty years since its founding, Cuba's premier modern dance troupe hits U-S soil for the first time. On Tuesday evening, Danza Contemporánea de Cuba begins a twelve-night stint at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea as part of the Si Cuba! festival.

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City Ballet and Dancers Settle Union Contract

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

After a marathon 12-hour session, the union representing dancers and orchestra members at the New York City Ballet and the company's management have settled their contract.

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No Contract, No Dancing? City Ballet Fails to Reach Agreement with Dancers

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Contract negotiations between the union representing dancers at the New York City Ballet and the company's management are "headed for disaster," according to the American Guild of Musical Artists.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Kathleen Marshall and Sutton Foster: Anything Goes

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tony Award winning director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall and Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, who stars, discuss the Broadway revival of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes.” It’s playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theater.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Fall and Recover

Friday, March 25, 2011

Irish choreographer John Scott and performers Kiribu and Nina Oiplea discuss “Fall and Recover.” Based on the experiences and stories of survivors of torture in Africa, Asia, and Romania, the work emerges from workshops with clients of The Centre for Care for Survivors of Torture, which is located in Dublin, Ireland. Two Irish dancers perform with a cast of 11 torture survivors from nine countries-- Kiribu is from eastern Africa and Nina Oiplea is from Eastern Europe. “Fall and Recover” opens at La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre March 25.

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Uptown and Downtown, a New Take on Old Music

Thursday, March 24, 2011

In the age of YouTube, sometimes it seems like everyone is a cover artist. This weekend, two groups of young artists take on music from the past at Harlem Stage and the Joyce Soho Theater.

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Downtown Arts Festival Springs Forth

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

With warm weather on its way, New Yorkers are coming out of hibernation and going out to plays and concerts. At least, that’s the idea behind Spring Downtown, an arts festival that begins this week at selected venues, all below Houston street.

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Walker Center Acquires Merce Cunningham Dance Group Costumes and Décor

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Walker Center in Minneapolis purchases work from Merce Cunningham's 70-year career, with sets, costumes and backdrops by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and others.

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Studio 360

Arts on the Chopping Block: Your Hometown

Friday, March 11, 2011

Government budgets are slashing arts funding across the country so we asked our listeners to tell us about the cuts their communities face. Is "taxation equal to theft," as one listener wrote, or should the art funding go on?

Let us know local artist or cultural institution is ...

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Experiencing Dance, Blindfolded

Friday, March 11, 2011

This month, the New York Public Library hosts free shows by Dana Salisbury and her dance troupe the No-See-Ums. The choreographed dances of movement, scents and sounds require audience members to be blindfolded and are meant to give a sense of what it feels like to lack sight. Listen to an audio montage of Staten Island residents reacting here.

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Studio 360

Spark: Celebrating 10 Years of Studio 360

Friday, March 04, 2011

We're celebrating 10 years on the air by looking back at some of our favorite interviews about creative inspiration. Sculptor Richard Serra talks about falling in love with steel; choreographer Elizabeth Streb takes on gravity with 30-foot falls; and a rock legend collaborates with a young bluegrass star to make a Grammy-winning album.

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'Black Swan' Helps Sell Seats for 'Swan Lake'

Monday, February 21, 2011

The New York City Ballet has already sold out its run of "Swan Lake." Some say that's due to the Oscar-nominated film "Black Swan."

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Studio 360

Spark: Kurt & Julie Talk Materials

Friday, February 04, 2011

We're celebrating 360's first decade on the air with the publication of the book Spark: How Creativity Works, by long-time Studio 360 executive producer Julie Burstein. This week, Julie and Kurt talk about falling in love with the stuff you work with. Featuring stories from Elizabeth Streb, Stanley Kunitz and Ben Burtt.

(To hear our original full-length interviews with those artists go here.)

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Spark: More Stories About Stuff

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Listen to full interviews with Ben Burtt, Stanley Kunitz, and Elizabeth Streb.

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Features

Study Finds Arts in America Are Ailing

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A new report from the National Arts Index reported that the vitalty of the arts in the U.S. has reached a 12-year low. However, NYC arts groups have found signs of hope.

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Baryshnikov Arts Center Seeks New Leader

Friday, January 21, 2011

The center has announced that Stanford Makishi will leave his post as executive director at the end of February. Makishi says he's leaving to consider his next steps in the field of dance.

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Ballet Director Pleads Guilty to Driving While Impaired

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

City Ballet Director Peter Martins was charged with a DWI on January 1 but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge on Tuesday.

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Aha Moment: Antony Hegarty

Friday, January 14, 2011

The frontman for Antony and the Johnsons says everything changed for him when he discovered the Japanese modern dance, butoh. Hegarty talks about the butoh master, Kazuo Ohno, and describes his growing fascination with the minimalist and sometimes grotesque art form.

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Dancers' Union Files Labor Charge Against NYC Ballet

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

There's drama behind the scenes at City Ballet after the troupe announced the creation of a smaller touring company.

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