Tuesday, August 21, 2012
We love working with Pilobolus for our live show In the Dark--they're a brain-bending dance troupe that makes for a rockstar team of collaborators. We first discovered them when we stumbled across an interactive music video they did with OK Go -- it's called "All Is Not Lost," and it's crazy fun.
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Is New York the cultural capital of the world? The World Cities Culture Report, commissioned by the Mayor of London, takes a look at how 12 world cities compare in their cultural offerings. Vote on what cities you think rank as the most cultural.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Gene Kelly’s widow, film historian Patricia Ward Kelly, discusses the Film Society of Lincoln Center's special 23-film salute to the great dancer/choreographer, “Invitation to the Dance: Gene Kelly.” The series runs July 13–26 and explores Gene Kelly’s role in creating a particularly American dance form and his innovative use of cinematography, choreography, and animation.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Jay S. Fishman, the chief executive officer of the insurance giant Travelers, will succeed John Vogelstein, who has held the post since 2008. Robert I. Lipp, who has been on the board for more than 25 years, will become its president. The changes will take effect on July 1.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Brooklyn Academy of Music unveiled its new performing arts space on Thursday. The 40,000 square-foot Richard B. Fisher Building, or BAM Fisher, sits in the footprint of the old Salvation Army building at 321 Ashland Place in Fort Greene. The space, which has its official opening on Sept. 5, will be devoted to showing the work of emerging and established artists.
Friday, June 08, 2012
By Amy Eddings
Friday, June 01, 2012
Community members and elected officials gathered at the company's theater on Friday to hear the terms of the new agreement -- which lowers DNA's monthly rent and rental debt.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
About 100 elementary school kids will dance their way into the hearts of audience members when they honor tap legend Bill Bojangles Robinson with a performance Friday on what would have been his 134th birthday. It is also National Tap Dance Day. Listen to students practicing their moves.
Monday, May 21, 2012
New York City Ballet announced its 2012-'13 season — which features 150 performances of 65 ballets and musical scores by 44 composers — on Monday.
Friday, May 04, 2012
Wrapping up our week-long series on dance, we look today at some of the most recent dance crazes to arrive via hip-hop, from the Dougie to the Cat Daddy. To help school us in the latest moves, we’re joined by New York-based dancer and choreographer Joey Dowling, as well as California-based hip hop dancer Brice Johnson, who teaches the masses about the latest street dance crazes via YouTube under the alias "Professor Lock." Plus, we’ll take your calls about the various dance crazes you’ve lived through over the years.
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
In the early ‘80s, audiences at hardcore punk shows began pushing, shoving and slamming into each other – in the friendliest way, of course. Musician, critic and author Michael Azerrad joins us to talk about the evolution of moshing - plus we hear from Jack Rabid, editor of the music magazine The Big Takeover.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Longtime TV host Dick Clark’s death last month reminded many of the Twist - perhaps the most notable of the many dance crazes (from The Stroll to The Watusi) that were sparked by American Bandstand’s shimmying teenagers. But Bandstand was just one of many dance floor-driven shows on the air in the latter-20th century – and in fact, there are still a few around today. We examine television’s important role in dance fads with Jake Austen, author of “TV-a-Go-Go” and founder (and co-host) of Chicago’s public access all-ages dance show, “Chic-a-Go-Go.”
Monday, April 30, 2012
We kick off our series on dance crazes with a half-century look back at the Twist – a simple dance floor move that came to represent so much more. Dance historian and Florida State University dance professor Sally Sommer joins us to examine the many cultural implications of the hip-shaking phenomenon.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Legendary ballet dancer (and Tony-winner) Natalia Makarova, considered the best ballerina of the 20th century, talks about her life and career. She defected from the Soviet Union in 1970 and was the first artistic exile to be invited back to perform in the Soviet Union. Makarova will be honored at special tribute evening on April 28 by Youth America Grand Prix, the world's larges student ballet scholarship competition.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Soul legend Bobby Womack, hip-hop artist Big Daddy Kane and improv troupe The Upright Citizens Brigade are among the artists who will be performing at this year's SummerStage. The free outdoor performance series, now in its 27th year, will feature more than 110 shows, including 16 theater and dance premieres, at 18 city parks this summer.
Thursday, April 19, 2012