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Belly Dancers in Detroit

Friday, July 16, 2010

While the economy decays, there's no shortage of work for belly dancers in Detroit. The city has one of the largest Arab populations outside of the Middle East and a vast network of dancers. Martina Guzman explores the belly dance scene and the conflicts the community ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Collaborating with Pilobolus

Monday, July 12, 2010

Pilobolus artistic director Michael Tracy discusses the dance theater’s collaboration with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman and award-winning musician Dan Zanes for its current season at the Joyce Theater, July 12-August 7. Program 1, Hapless Hooligan in "Still Moving" features Pilobolus dancers interacting live with Spiegelman's drawings. Program 3, Contradance, is a collaboration with Dan Zanes.

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Features

Theatrical Bellydance Conference Sways Through the City

Friday, July 09, 2010

WNYC

Bellies up! New York's first large-scale bellydancing conference pops its hips on the Lower East Side this weekend.

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Studio 360

Prima Ballerina

Friday, June 25, 2010

Darci Kistler was only 15 years old when she started dancing at the School of American Ballet, and she was the last protégé of the legendary George Balanchine. That was almost 30 years ago, and this weekend marks Kistler's final performance with the New ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Peter Martins and the New York City Ballet

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Peter Martins, New York City Ballet’s Ballet Master in Chief, discusses the NYCB’s new season, and its centerpiece, “Architecture of Dance – New Choreography and Music Festival.” It features scores by Thierry Escaich, Jay Greenberg, and Bruno Moretti, and Esa-Pekka Salonen, and new choreography by Melissa Barak, Mauro Bigonzetti, Peter Martins, Wayne McGregor, Benjamin Millepied, Alexei Ratmansky, and Christopher Wheeldon. More information about the 2010 season and tickets here.

 

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Studio 360

A Marriage Made on Stage

Friday, June 11, 2010

Earlier this week, Darci Kistler swung by Studio 360 on her way home from rehearsal. A beloved soloist with the New York City Ballet, Kistler was the last principal chosen by ballet giant George Balanchine, before his death in 1983.  After a laudable 30-year career, she'll ...

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New Sounds

New Concert Music

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

There are works for orchestra, works for the dance, and works with electronics on this New Sounds show, including selections from Joseph C. Phillips Jr. ’s work, "Vipassana," which, in the Pali language of early Buddhist texts, means "insight." 

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Soundcheck

Karole Armitage

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Tony-nominated choreographer Karole Armitage has danced for George Balanchine and Merce Cunningham, worked for the celebrated film team of Merchant and Ivory, and choreographed music videos for Madonna and Michael Jackson. Once dubbed "the punk ballerina" for her postmodern edginess, she has been directing operas and ballets throughout Europe and recently choreographed the Broadway revival of “Hair.”

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Features

Central Park Summerstage: Closer Than You Think

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Free concerts in the summer contain all the elements of complete mayhem, and the Summerstage series in Central Park is no exception.

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Studio 360

Fly Her to the Moon

Friday, May 21, 2010

Twyla Tharp created and choreographed the new Broadway show, "Come Fly Away," set entirely to the music of Frank Sinatra. She tells Kurt how she dismissed conventional dialogue, instead creating a narrative driven exclusively by the dancers' movement.

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Studio 360

Carmen: The Pas de Deux

Friday, May 07, 2010

Earlier this year, we blogged the spectacular season opener of the Metropolitan Opera: a gorgeous (and perhaps scandalous) production of Bizet’s 'Carmen.' I was fortunate to see the final performance last weekend -- and while  I must admit that opera has never been one of my ...

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The Takeaway

'Fela!' The Latest Work of Choreographer Bill T. Jones Nominated for 11 Tonys

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Nominations for theater's Tony awards have been announced, and three productions have taken the majority of the nominations. The revival of August Wilson’s “Fences” received 10 nominations, the musical version of the classic drag comedy “La Cage aux Folles” snapped up 11: the same number as “Fela!” It's a depiction of the life of Nigerian composer and political activist Fela Kuti.

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Studio 360

Extreme Action Hero

Friday, April 30, 2010

On site at her dance laboratory in Brooklyn, Elizabeth Streb tells Kurt about the genesis of her "extreme choreography." She says it started in her childhood, hunting and fishing with her father. Her new book is called, Streb: How to Become an Extreme Action ...

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Features

Maintaining Dance Machines In 'Come Fly Away'

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

For this chiseled army of Broadway dancers, the real shows begins before ever stepping on stage. Watch the video.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alerts: Mi Ami

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mi Ami brings their dance-punk party to Cake Shop tonight. Download their groove-heavy track "Latin Lover."

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Studio 360

Christopher Walken

Friday, April 02, 2010

From the pathos of "The Deer Hunter" to the silliness of "more cow bell" on "Saturday Night Live," Christopher Walken has covered about as much ground as one actor can. He's currently on Broadway starring in "A Behanding in Spokane." He tells Kurt about ...

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Studio 360

360 Staff Pick: Kid Sister goes Ultraviolet

Friday, March 26, 2010

 

 

The prize for best booty-shakin' performance of SXSW in Austin last week goes to Chicago rapper Kid Sister.  Her first single, 'Pro Nails' (featuring Kanye West), is just the tip of iceberg. Ultraviolet takes the best of high-energy 80s dance hip-hop and shoots it ...

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Studio 360

Masterpiece Theater: Laptop Edition

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

We all know that the Internet has its drawbacks. (Why do I know that Sandra Bullock's husband cheated on her?  Why does a certain relatives think I enjoy videos of kittens?)  But its power to aggregate—pulling material from across time and around the world—can still knock your socks off.  I ...

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Performance Club

Performance Club: Morphoses' Lourdes Lopez

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lourdes Lopez, the executive director of Morphoses, laughed last week when I reminded her of that old Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times."

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WQXR News

LuPone Will Sing with the City Ballet

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Patti LuPone will make her debut at the New York City Ballet in the company's 2011 season.

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