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Paul and Stella McCartney Sell Out City Ballet Season Opener

Friday, September 23, 2011

New York City Ballet had a sellout crowd at its fall season opener on Thursday thanks to the music of former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and costumes created by his daughter, the superstar designer Stella McCartney.

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WNYC's Guide to 9/11 Arts Events

Friday, September 02, 2011

This month, cultural institutions around the city are paying respect to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks through literature, visual arts, theater, dance, music, and film. Here's our guide to what's happening around town.

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My Parents' Extreme Tango Makeover

Friday, August 12, 2011

When Yowei Shaw was in college, her parents' relationship started to change. Maybe it was empty nest syndrome, maybe it was a midlife crisis — she's not quite sure. But after taking dance lessons on board a cruise ship, her parents turned their lives upside down for the tango ...

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Manhattan Children's Museum Gets Funding for 'Muslim Worlds' Exhibit

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Kids will get a hands-on look at mosaics, literature, calligraphy and other pieces of the "Muslim World" thanks to a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities that went to the Children's Museum of Manhattan.

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Young Artist Selected for Cunningham Finale Set Design

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

On Wednesday, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company announced that it had commissioned artist Daniel Arsham, who was born in 1980, to create the décor for a series of events at the Park Avenue Armory that are part of the company's final “Legacy Tour” performances. Following the performances, which will be staged from December 29 to 31, the company will permanently disband.

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Vogueing, Krumping and Tai Chi at the Asia Society

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

An international ensemble of dancers, drummers and martial artists are set to perform at the Asia Society's "Hip Hop Kung Fu" event on Wednesday night.

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Newark Institutions Lead NJ Arts Council Grantees

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

On Tuesday, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts doled out $15.8 million in Fiscal Year 2011-12 funding to arts groups. The three groups that got the most funding are all based in Newark.

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Latino Cultural Festival Celebrates Diversity in Queens

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Chase Latino Cultural Festival runs from Wednesday through Sunday in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Now in its 15th year, the festival will have spoken word, music, dance, theater and film tailored to celebrate the city's most diverse borough.

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Merce Cunningham Dance Company Returns to NYC for Final Performances

Monday, July 18, 2011

After nearly 60 years of performing its contemporary choreographic collages worldwide, the company will return to New York for the final performances of its farewell Legacy Tour. On Monday, the Park Avenue Armory announced that it would host the company's last shows.

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New York Live Arts Announces Inaugural Season

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Over the course of its 2011-2012 season, the group will present an ambitious mix of programming ranging from brand new productions by young talent to classic choreographies that helped launch the career of the company's executive artistic director Bill T. Jones.

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City Arts Groups Relieved After Restoration of Fiscal Year 2012 Budget

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The Department of Cultural Affairs had faced $43 million cuts in the mayor’s original proposed budget, which would have reduced operating funds to major museums, theaters and zoos by 50 percent and caused some 1,000 employees in the cultural sector to be laid off.

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In Detroit it's Hip to be Square (Dancing)

Monday, June 27, 2011

In Detroit over the weekend it was hip to be square dancing. That’s because the city played host to the 60th National Square Dance Convention. Square dance has historically appealed to the middle American sensibilities, but in Detroit—where the pastime is enjoying a resurgence—the city’s predominantly African-American population can often be found on the dance floor. 

 

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Royal Danish Ballet

Monday, June 13, 2011

Nikolaj Hubbe, artistic director of the Royal Danish Ballet, and principal dancers Alban Lendorf and Amy Watson talk about the company and its first performances in New York since 1988. Founded in 1748, the Royal Danish Ballet is the world’s third oldest ballet company, but it does not live in the past—it performs dances from the neoclassical works by George Balanchine to Danish choreographers to contemporary choreographers such as John Neumeier, Maurice Béjart and Jiri Kylián. The Royal Danish Ballet will present six evenings of its work June 14-19 at David H. Koch Theater.

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Dance Magic: Ballet Nacional de Cuba Comes to Brooklyn

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Starting Wednesday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Cuban dance will be less about conga drums and hip isolations and more about soaring grand jetés and arabesques.

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City Council Debates Mayor Bloomberg's Proposed Arts Cuts

Monday, May 23, 2011

On Monday, City Council committees held hearings on the mayor’s proposed $43 million cuts to the Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Get Your Dance Shoes On: From Samba to Circus, the Dance Parade Shimmies Downtown

Friday, May 20, 2011

From Bulgarian folk dance to New York pole dancing, the New York Dance Parade will be shimmying, swinging and pirouetting downtown on Saturday.

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New York Works: Catching Up with a Real-Life Ballerina

Monday, May 16, 2011

Countless children dream of being a ballerina when they grow up, but very few will ever become professionals. Most all of us ever see of ballerinas is the finished product — the tutus, tiaras, and flawless performances. WNYC's Tracey Samuelson brings us this look behind the red velvet curtain with a dancer from the American Ballet Theater in New York.

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New Sounds

New Concert Music

Sunday, May 15, 2011

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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Celebrate Brooklyn! Dance Parties Kick Off City's Summer Outdoor Music Season

Thursday, May 12, 2011

On Thursday night, a new concert series kicks off in Brooklyn Bridge Park, which involves three free nights of what looks to be rockin' (and raucous) public dance parties.

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Robert Battle Takes Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe in New Directions

Thursday, May 12, 2011

HIV through hip-hop, a new choreography residency program, Indian Kathak dance, and the work of a female choreographer. These are some of the themes that make up the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2011-12 season, announced on Thursday.

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