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Sadko, but true

Sadko, but true

Sadko, but true August means last-chance getaways so “Trove Thursday” escapes to an exotic place with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sadko featuring an all-star Bolshoi cast: Vladimir Atlantov, Tamara Milashkina, Elena Obraztsova, Zurab Sotkilava and Yuri Mazurok. Productions of Rimsky’s operas are relatively rare outside the former Soviet Union but a friend caught a recent Sadko in Ghent. Although he reported the production was of the most annoying and capricious regie sort, he was entranced by the music. ... Read More »

Has Influencer Culture Affected How Dancers Are Hired?

Has Influencer Culture Affected How Dancers Are Hired?

Has Influencer Culture Affected How Dancers Are Hired? New York City–based choreographer and director Jennifer Weber once worked on a project with a strict social media policy: ” ‘Hire no one with less than 10K, period’—and that was a few years ago,” she says. “Ten thousand is a very small number now, especially on Instagram.” The commercial dance world is in a period of transition, where social media handles and follower counts are increasingly requested ... Read More »

Beyond Talkbacks: What Audience Engagement Looks Like in 2019

Beyond Talkbacks: What Audience Engagement Looks Like in 2019

Beyond Talkbacks: What Audience Engagement Looks Like in 2019 What happens during a performance is the product of the painstaking process of realizing an artistic vision. Whether held beforehand, afterward, offsite or online, audience discussions tend not to be so preordained, easily thrown off track without a skilled moderator at the helm. “I’m someone who dreaded talkbacks and Q&As,” admits Bill Bragin, former director of public programming at Lincoln Center. “While I was in New ... Read More »

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"I Dance as an Investment in the Next Generation"

"I Dance as an Investment in the Next Generation"

"I Dance as an Investment in the Next Generation" I dance to encourage others. The longer I dance, the more I see that much of my real work is to speak life-giving words to my fellow artists. This is a multidimensionally grueling profession. I count it a privilege to remind my colleagues of how they are bringing beauty into the world through their craft. I recently noticed significant artistic growth in a fellow dancer, and ... Read More »

O for a Muse of fire

O for a Muse of fire

O for a Muse of fire Saturday August 17 the Merola Opera Program wrapped up its annual Summer Festival with the Merola Grand Finale concert at the War Memorial Opera House, showcasing the talents of the 29 young Merolini artists. Now in its sixth season, the prestigious opera training program keeps going strong to offer coaching and training in pretty much all aspects of opera, all free of charge. The Grand Finale, in particular, turns ... Read More »

She knows a naughty fellow

She knows a naughty fellow

She knows a naughty fellow Happy 86th birthday mezzo-soprano Dame Janet Baker. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEalK6s2CdE On this day in 1986 the Charles Strouse / Stephen Schwartz / Teresa Stratas musical Rags opened on Broadway and closed after four performances. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsMj32FfZBg Birthday anniversaries of soprano Queena Mario (1896) and mezzo-soprano Miriam Pirazzini (1918). Happy birthday to Met hunkentenor John Smith. Source: Music-2 She knows a naughty fellow Read More »

How to Use Social Media As A Learning Tool—Without Letting It Take Over Your Life

How to Use Social Media As A Learning Tool—Without Letting It Take Over Your Life

How to Use Social Media As A Learning Tool—Without Letting It Take Over Your Life Social media has made the dance world a lot smaller, giving users instant access to artists and companies around the world. For aspiring pros, platforms like Instagram can offer a tantalizing glimpse into the life of a working performer. But there’s a fine line between taking advantage of what social media can offer and relying too heavily on it. Seek ... Read More »

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