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Carlos Acosta Talks Bringing His Fledgling Cuban Company to the U.S.

Carlos Acosta Talks Bringing His Fledgling Cuban Company to the U.S.

Carlos Acosta Talks Bringing His Fledgling Cuban Company to the U.S. What does a superstar like Carlos Acosta do after bidding farewell to his career in classical ballet? In Acosta’s case, he returns to his native country, Cuba, to funnel his fame, connections and prodigious energies back into the dance scene that formed him. Because of its top-notch, state-supported training programs and popular embrace of the art of dance, Cuba is brimming with talented dancers. ... Read More »

Speaking ill of the dead

Speaking ill of the dead

Speaking ill of the dead “Get it over with already!” The Metropolitan Opera honored the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death (four hundred and two years ago on Monday) with a revival of Bartlett Sher’s production of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette. However, with a libretto that stunts Shakespeare’s genius dramatic structure, it was hard to see the opera as an appropriate homage. And that’s despite a capable cast and functional direction.  Jules Barbier and Michel Carré’s libretto ... Read More »

Mehr gabst du, Wunderfrau, als ich zu wahren weiß

Mehr gabst du, Wunderfrau, als ich zu wahren weiß

Mehr gabst du, Wunderfrau, als ich zu wahren weiß Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of soprano Astrid Varnay.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vICgUdPS0k When Varnay was eight years old, Puccini’s opera Turandot premiered in Milan. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWwJA1b2l7g Also today marks the Birthday anniversaries of bass Italo Tajo (1915), singer Ella Fiztgerald (1917) , soprano Irene Jordan (1919) and bass Fritz Hübner (1933). Happy 72nd birthday tenor Seppo Ruohonen, and 69th birthday mezzo-soprano Cynthia Clarey. Source: Music-2 Mehr ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Studying Arts Admin in College

Everything You Need to Know About Studying Arts Admin in College

Everything You Need to Know About Studying Arts Admin in College There’s so much more to the dance world than making and performing dances. Arts administrators do everything from raising money to managing companies to building new audiences. With the growing number of arts administration programs in colleges, dancers have an opportunity to position themselves for a multifaceted career on- or offstage—and to bring their unique perspective as artists to administrative work. Why Should You ... Read More »

Só Dança is Taking Musical Theater to the Next Level

Só Dança is Taking Musical Theater to the Next Level

Só Dança is Taking Musical Theater to the Next Level Looking for your next audition shoe? Shot at and in collaboration with Broadway Dance Center, Só Dança has launched a new collection of shoes working with some pretty famous faces of the musical theater world! Offered in two different styles and either 2.5″ or 3″ heels, top industry professionals are loving how versatile and supportive these shoes are! Pro tip: The heel is centered under ... Read More »

Music and lyric

Music and lyric

Music and lyric Soprano Nadine Sierra has been named the winner of the 13th annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera. The $50,000 award, the largest of its kind in the United States, is given to “extraordinarily gifted singers between the ages of 25 and 40 who have already appeared in featured solo roles at the Met.” Source: Music-2 Music and lyric Read More »

These College Dancers Worked With Solange on the Project of A Lifetime

These College Dancers Worked With Solange on the Project of A Lifetime

These College Dancers Worked With Solange on the Project of A Lifetime While Solange was busy helping big sis Beyoncé give Coachella its best performances of all time , an equally compelling project was quietly circulating on Instagram: Solange on Instagram: “metatronia (metatrons cube) (2018) (link in bio) sculpture design- solange knowles ferguson and @griffin_frazen choreographed by…” Solange directed this stunning interdisciplinary film, called Metatronia (Metatron’s Cube) , which features choreography by Gerard & Kelly ... Read More »

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