PA film institute spotlights Bolshoi Ballet
The Bryn Mawr Film Institute (BMFI) in Pennsylvania will present three films spotlighting Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet in its upcoming fall lineup. The Legend of Love choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich will be presented November 23, The Pharoah’s Daughter by Pierre Lacotte on December 7, and La Bayadère by Yuri Grigorovich on December 21.
BalletMet opens season with ‘Twisted’
BalletMet Columbus will kick off its 2014-15 season, which will present eight world premieres in total, this weekend with Twisted: A Trio of Excellence. This program will “twist” three art forms – ballet, opera and symphony – together in a review format to highlight the best of Columbus’ arts.
Crafterina YouTube Channel Launch
Dancer and visual artist Vanessa Salgado founded the business Crafterina as a way to further inspire and engage little budding dancers after they left the dance studio. A series of hands-on, dance-related crafts that a parent and child can do together, Crafterina follows the stories of a little ballerina with savvy crafting skills. Today, September 22, Salgado launches a Crafterina YouTube Channel to compliment her website, the book she has published and the Etsy shop where parents can buy the craft materials.
Alight premieres ‘Women of a Forgotten War’
Maryland-based Alight Dance Theater will present Frontline: Women of a Forgotten War on Saturday, October 4 at The Bowie Center for the Performing Arts. The program will include the world premiere of Frontline: Women of a Forgotten War by Artistic Director Angella Foster, the work Dependent by Wayles Haynes and live music performed by Bedlam.
Ballet Revolución returns to Sadler’s Wells
After several hugely successful tours and glowing reviews around the world, the international Cuban sensation Ballet Revolución returns this autumn to Sadler’s Wells in London for its third season at the Peacock Theatre on October 7-25. Ballet Revolución is an explosive fusion of ballet, contemporary dance and hip-hop from a company of supremely talented Cuban dancers and live musicians.
‘Cheri’ coming to Kennedy Center
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. will present Martha Clarke’s newest interdisciplinary work Chéri on October 1-4. Featuring prima ballerina assoluta Alessandra Ferri, American Ballet Theatre Principal Herman Cornejo, Academy Award-nominated actor Amy Irving and pianist Sarah Rothenberg, Chéri is the tragic story of forbidden love between a young man and an older woman in Belle Époque Paris.
‘Mary Poppins’ breaks record for GA theatre
The Aurora Theatre, a world-class theatre and live entertainment venue nestled in suburban Lawrenceville, Georgia, kicked off its 19th season in mid-July with its take on the beloved family musical Mary Poppins. The production, which was directed by Justin Anderson and choreographed by Jen MacQueen, quickly became the most successful show in the theatre’s history.
188.8.131.52. Gone for breast cancer awareness
The D’Valda and Sirico Foundation, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Dance Teacher Web have teamed up to create a new program for dance studios called 184.108.40.206. Gone. The program will help educate children about cancer and raise funds for breast cancer research. There are several ways for dance studios to get involved.
Miniseries goes behind the scenes of musicals
A new miniseries is taking viewers behind the scenes of some of the most beloved Broadway musicals, featuring several national tour productions like Dirty Dancing, Disney’s Newsies, Pippin and Motown the Musical. Lifetime Television’s morning show “The Balancing Act” opened the miniseries on September 9 and 16 with backstage footage of Dirty Dancing. It will return on October 29 with footage of Pippin before moving on to look at Newsies and Motown the Musical.