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On Being

[Unedited] Ernie LaPointe with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 19, 2012

As some Lakota make an annual pilgrimage on horseback to Wounded Knee in memory of Sitting Bull's death, we'll pull out some of the lesser known threads of the legacy of this complex leader and American icon. And we'll explore why his spiritual character

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On Being

[Unedited] Cedric Good House with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 19, 2012

As some Lakota make an annual pilgrimage on horseback to Wounded Knee in memory of Sitting Bull's death, we'll pull out some of the lesser known threads of the legacy of this complex leader and American icon. And we'll explore why his spiritual character

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On Being

[Unedited] Carole Barrett with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 19, 2012

As some Lakota make an annual pilgrimage on horseback to Wounded Knee in memory of Sitting Bull's death, we'll pull out some of the lesser known threads of the legacy of this complex leader and American icon. And we'll explore why his spiritual character

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Features

Mark Morris, Musical Explorer (and Choreographer), Returns to BAM

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Starting Thursday, the Mark Morris Dance Group is dancing for three nights to two fascinating musical works, Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy” and Virgil Thomson’s “Four Saints in Three Acts,” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Learn more about the performances and listen to classic recordings of the music.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Oscar Nominated Documentaries: Pina

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Filmmaker, Wim Wenders discusses his Oscar-nominated documentary "Pina" -- a tribute to choreographer Pina Bausch, done in 3D.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jin Xing Dancing at the Joyce

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

The acclaimed Chinese dancer Jin Xing discusses her performances at the Joyce Theater January 31 – February 5. Xing Jing was born a man in China in 1967 and began dancing at age 6, later joining the national ballet company, traveling the world dancing and training with Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. Then Xing Jing decided to undergo a sex change. She founded the Jin Xing Dance Theatre Shanghai and is dancing in New York the first time ever as a woman.

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Features

Executive Director of Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Resigns

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation's executive director, Sharon Gersten Luckman, has announced she's leaving the company at the end of next year to pursue other endeavors, including working with other arts non-profit groups.

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The Takeaway

'Pina' Director Wim Wenders: What Dance Taught Him About Life

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Acclaimed director Wim Wenders, of past successes like "The Buena Vista Social Club," and "Wings of Desire," talks about the process of creating "Pina," his new film about the legendary choreographer Pina Bausch. Wenders was first inspired by Bausch 25 years ago when he watched her perform an emotional double-bill that made him cry. As a result, Wenders collaborated with Bausch for twenty years to develop the concept for the movie, but unfortunately the choreographer died before he ever began filming.

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Features

Saying Goodbye to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Monday, January 02, 2012

On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2011 passed into 2012. And with it passed one of the country’s most important cultural institutions. Learn more about the man behind the dance company here.

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The Takeaway

Home From Battle, An Iraq War Vet Teaches Ballet

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Roman Baca is an Iraq War veteran and the artistic director of Exit 12 Dance Company. He has toured veterans hospitals and military bases around the world with his ballet "The Homecoming," which is about service members dealing with homesickness and the experiences of their loved ones waiting at home. He is heading back to Iraq, but this time as a dance teacher.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Wim Wenders on "Pina"

Friday, December 23, 2011

Director Wim Wenders talks about his 3D documentary “Pina,” about the legendary choreographer Pina Bausch. Wenders and Bausch had conceived a dance film like none seen before, but after her untimely death in 2009, Wenders continued with the project, turning it into a tribute, rendering the beauty and physicality of the dances and dancers of her Tanztheater Wuppertal ensemble. “Pina” opens in New York Friday, December 23, at the Walter Reade Theater, IFC Center, and BAM.

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Studio 360

Big Dance at the Park Avenue Armory

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The first thing you notice walking into Manhattan’s Park Avenue Armory is its awesome scale.  In a city where every nook and cranny seems to be spoken for, the 55,000 square foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall looks like it might have landed from outer space.  Completed in 1881, ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Martha Clarke and Alfred Uhry's “Angel Reapers”

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Choreographer Martha Clarke and writer Alfred Uhry discuss their latest collaboration, the dance/theater/music piece “Angel Reapers.” The work is suggested by the life of Ann Lee, founder of the Shaker movement, and the plot is woven throughout with movement, song and dance to bring to life this extraordinary 18th-century woman and the singular world she created. “Angel Reapers” is playing at The Joyce Theater through December 11. 

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Features

Shen Wei, Elizabeth Streb and Merce Cunningham at the Park Ave. Armory

Monday, November 28, 2011

Shen Wei, who choreographed the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics, brings his dance company to perform at the Park Avenue Armory this week. Then Elizabeth Streb's company, STREB Extreme Action, will take over the armory, followed by the final performances of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

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Features

Bloomberg to Give Arts Achievement Awards to Sondheim, Baryshnikov, Lin

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

On Tuesday, composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will receive the Handel Medallion, the city's highest award for achievement in the arts.

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Features

Dance Companies Apply for Business Training to Get a Leg Up

Monday, October 24, 2011

Small to mid-sized Brooklyn performing arts dance companies can now apply for 14 free months of professional development through the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management.

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Features

National Dance Institute Opens New Home in Harlem

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

At long last, a decades-old arts education group has a permanent home uptown. On Tuesday night, the National Dance Institute will inaugurate its first-ever headquarters in central Harlem, complete with studios and a 175-seat performance space.

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WNYC News

New York's Only Gay Square Dance Group Dances On

Monday, October 10, 2011

For 27 years, a New York square dancing group has been kicking up its heels. It's weathered the various cultural changes in the city, but age may finally be catching up with the group.

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Features

Mikhail Baryshnikov Donates Archive to New York Public Library

Friday, October 07, 2011

WNYC

Like most New Yorkers, Mikhail Baryshnikov had a bit of a storage problem. So when the dancer and his wife were getting ready to move, Baryshnikov donated 35 boxes filled with videos, photos, letters and documents -- his archive -- to the New York Public Library.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jock Soto on His Life in Dance

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Jock Soto, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet discusses his career and his place in ballet history. His memoir Every Step You Take weaves together the diverse strands of his life: being the child of a Puerto Rican–Navajo couple, the gay son of a fiercely macho man, a naive teenager moving to New York, and a driven artist. He shares recollections of working with dance icons and includes recipes.

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