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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Charlotte d'Amboise - Broadway Revival of "Pippin"

Charlotte d'Amboise in "Pippin"
Credit Michael J. Lutch

    This week, Pippin opens on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. With book by Roger O. Hirson, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is directed by Diane Paulus. This production features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 doigts de la main. Gypsy Snider helmed the circus creation and choreography is by Chet Walker.

This is the first Broadway revival of Pippin since the Tony Award winning original production directed by Bob Fosse and starring Ben Vereen - which opened in 1972.

The cast features Matthew James Thomas, Patina Miller, Andrea Martin, Rachel Bay Jones, Terrence Mann, and Charlotte d’Amboise.

Tony Award nominee, Charlotte d’Amboise plays Fastrada - her other Broadway credits include Chicago, A Chorus Line, Jerome Robbins Broadway, Sweet Charity, Damn Yankees, Contact, Company, Carrie, Song & Dance, and CATS. She is also the co-founder (with husband Terrence Mann) of a Musical Theatre Intensive called Triple Arts.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Ulster Ballet Company's 30th Annual Festival of the Dance at UPAC

Swing FX

    On Saturday, March 23rd at 8PM, Ulster Ballet Company will present the 30th Annual Festival of Dance, to be held at Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston, NY. Since 1983, the festival has showcased professional dancers and choreographers with a diverse range of styles and techniques.

In celebration of the Festival’s 30th year, UBC will offer a very cool line up of innovative dancing that spans cultures and generations, in styles that include modern, tango, contemporary, ballet, swing, hip hop, ballroom, lindy, jazz, modern Irish and Armenian.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Jacob’s Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA co-present Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

    This weekend, Jacob’s Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA co-present world-renowned contemporary ballet ensemble Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal at MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center.

The Montréal-based dance company blends a variety of dance styles, influences, and music in three diverse works by prominent, international choreographers.

This co-presentation coincides with the final month of MASS MoCA’s Oh, Canada exhibit, the largest survey of Canadian contemporary art ever produced outside of Canada.

Ella Baff, Jacob’s Pillow Executive and Artistic Director, and Sue Killam, Director of Performing Arts at MASS MoCA, join us to tell us more.

Arts & Culture
9:45 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre's 31st Annual Gala at The Bardavon

The company in "Chairs" by Zvi Gotheiner
Credit Rachel Garbade

    The Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre's annual gala performances at The Bardavon is in its 31st year. The events celebrate both brand new and classic works by a very talented company of dancers.

There will be two performances at The Bardavon this weekend, one at 8pm on Saturday and one at 3pm on Sunday.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Strike Dance, and Rise at The National Museum of Dance

  The National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, New York will host “Strike Dance, and Rise” tomorrow from noon to 8pm. The event includes dancing, sharing and drumming to raise awareness about violence against women – and that is only one of the important events they are working on this month. Here to tell us more is Ruby Whitney from the National Museum of Dance joins us to tell us more.

Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Paco Peña at The Bardavon 1/20

Credit Photo courtesy of Massey Hall

    As guitarist, composer, dramatist, producer and artistic mentor, Paco Peña, has transformed perceptions of this Flamenco Spanish art form. His company of musicians and dancers has been dazzling audiences for decades.

The Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company will perform at The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie, NY on January 20th.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Northeast Ballet Company's "Nutcracker" 25th Anniversary at Proctors

Credit Philip Kamrass / Times Union

  The Northeast Ballet Company, under the direction of Darlene Myers, has been serving the Capital District since 1990 and has had the honor of being the resident company of Proctors Theater since 1991.

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Arts & Culture
9:45 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Jamal Jackson Dance Company at PS 21 in Chatham

from jamaljacksondancecompany.org

The Jamal Jackson Dance Company will be performing at PS21 in Chatham this weekend. The company will be performing “Footprints from my Heart’s Rhythm” on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Jamal Jackson joins us in Studio A.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Paul Taylor and Amy Stewart

Joseph Schembri

Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to The Mahaiwe for its fifth consecutive summer this week and one of the pieces the troupe will perform is entitled Gossamer Gallants which uses movement inspired by insects like those found in AmyStewart's bestselling book, Wicked Bugs.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Wed July 25, 2012

National Museum of Dance & Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY

The National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs is the only museum in the country dedicated solely to dance. They have a lot of great events coming up – including their annual gala on August 11th during which Ben Vereen will be inducted as their 48th inductee into the Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame.We learn more from Donna Skiff (Director of the National Museum of Dance) and Sarah Hall Weaver (Assistant Director and Curator).

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