Festival opens with Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble
Following the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble's August performance at Lincoln Center, the New York Times had high praise for the Denver-based troupe: "Struggle and resilience, spiritual uplift and lowdown fun: the old verities of African-American modern dance have not been abandoned in Colorado," gushed critic Brian Seibert. Indeed, the Robinson ensemble, in its four decades of existence, has evolved into one of the country's premiere African-American dance companies, leaping and pirouetting itself proudly next to the likes of better-knowns like the Alvin Ailey and Bill T. Jones repertory companies.
Nutcracker ballerinas talk shop about the Sugar Plum Fairy
And so we come to it, that moment in our annual revolution ‘round the sun when the weather turns chilly, Scotch pines are piled three–deep in front of every grocery store, and you can’t flip on the radio without hearing Andy Williams crooning “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” It’s beginning to look at lot like Nutcracker season.
Combo events promote Savannah Dance Festival
This is festival season in Savannah. One of the newest and most long–awaited entrants into that already–crowded field is the Savannah Dance Festival, which makes its inaugural debut next year.
Telling black history through dance
It is a story of tragedy, struggle and triumph, and it’s worth telling over and over again. For the past four Februarys, Abeni Cultural Arts has performed “Visions: An Odyssey in Black Dance” in honor of Black History month.
Just who is this Sugar Plum Fairy, last-minute heroine of The Nutcracker?
Everybody dance now! In The Nutcracker, a little girl named Clara has a series of increasingly strange (some might say pseudo–psychedelic) dreams in which toys come to life and dance, mice come to life and dance, snowflakes dance, candy dances, coffee (!)
SCAD interprets the immigrant experience with the multi-media 'La Traversee'
For La Traversee: The Promising Voyage, his 90–minute dance suite about immigrants coming to America in the early 20th century, Vincent Brosseau needed only look to his own not–too–distant past for inspiration. The SCAD professor of dance moved to this country from his native France in 1980.
Two interpretations of the holiday ballet - on the same day
The big thing in Savannah theaters this Thanksgiving weekend is ... Christmas!
This week, the Coastal Danse Collective gets site-specific
Technically, what Caitlin Dutton’s doing with her Coastal Danse Collective is called interdisciplinary arts – combining movement, music and visual art, in public places, in order to create something fresh and unexpected. She has a more casual description: Hit–and–run art.
Argentine tango master Pablo Repun performs for the Community Health Mission
Those who can’t do, teach, goes the old saying. But Pablo Repun, who’s considered one of the finest tango dancers in all of South Florida, is also a teacher of considerable renown.
Savannah Arts Academy turns 'The Wizard of Oz' into a ballet
For her spring production, Savannah Arts Academy artistic director Christina Powell decided to forgo the standard kid–ballet repertoire and look to something that hadn’t really been done before – at least not in her medium. Welcome to the wonderful Wizard Of Oz, which, to Powell’s knowledge, has only been attempted as a ballet once before.