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Dr. Seuss, Alvin Ailey Among Names Selected For 23 Mercury Craters
2012-04-27 03:08:38

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) recently approved a proposal from the MESSENGER Science Team to assign 23 new names to impact craters on Mercury. The IAU has been the arbiter of planetary and satellite nomenclature since its inception in 1919. In keeping with the established naming theme for craters on Mercury, all of the newly designated features are named after famous deceased artists, musicians, or authors. The newly named craters include: - Ailey, for Alvin Ailey...

2012-03-22 09:41:44

Experienced ballet spectators with no physical expertise in ballet showed enhanced muscle-specific motor responses when watching live ballet, according to a Mar. 21 report in the open access journal PLoS ONE. This result when watching such a formal dance as ballet is striking in comparison to the similar enhanced response the authors found in empathic observers when watching an Indian dance rich in hand gestures. This is important because it shows that motor expertise in the movements...

2012-03-21 06:23:20

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Broad Stage marks the U.S. premiere of In Paris, starring ballet legend and avant-garde artist Mikhail Baryshnikov and Anna Sinyakina, leading actress in the Laboratory of director Dmitry Krymov. Based on Nobel Prize-winner Ivan Bunin's story, In Paris is an exquisite love story set in 1930s Paris that is also a profound meditation on loneliness and loss. This rare international collaboration--told in French and Russian with English...

2012-03-19 10:23:42

NEW YORK, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With its Ballet in Cinema series, Emerging Pictures will bring world-class ballet to the big screen with a LIVE in HD performance from London's Royal Ballet of Sergey Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet," choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan, on Thursday, March 22nd, at 3:30 p.m. (Eastern). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120319/NY72677LOGO ) The live performance will be seen simultaneously in nearly 150 of Emerging's network of 300...

2012-02-15 04:00:00

Mikhail Baryshnikov awarded $100,000 for lifetime achievement Daara Dance troupe founder Michel Kouakou awarded $25,000 for creative promise NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to name the 2012 winners of its Vilcek Prizes honoring the contributions of foreign-born artists and scientists in the United States. The Vilcek Prize for the Arts, this year awarded in the field of dance, is presented to Mikhail Baryshnikov, born in Latvia to...

2012-02-01 08:00:00

Ballet is Fun mobile application for iPhone and iPad features 325 instructional videos demonstrated by world-class dancers for students of every age and skill level. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 Audiences familiar with Li Cunxin´s autobiography, Mao´s Last Dancer, or the film of the same name appreciate what it takes to become a truly great dancer. Plucked from an impoverished rural village at age 11, Li demonstrated incredible determination, resilience, perseverance, and...

2011-11-22 13:46:00

Hamburg Ballet Director and Chief Choreographer John Neumeier designed sets, costumes and lighting for new interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen tale NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John Neumeier -- director and chief choreographer for Hamburg Ballet -- blends dance, dramatic storytelling and spectacle into a unique interpretation of a classic Hans Christian Andersen's tale. With choreography, sets, costumes, and lighting, all by Neumeier, this ballet--as much...

2011-11-21 11:17:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov, Tony Award-winning Anything Goes star Sutton Foster, New York City Ballet principal Jenifer Ringer and American Ballet Theatre sensation Alexei Ratmansky are among the dance luminaries slated to take the stage at The Ailey Citigroup Theater (405 West 55th St) in Manhattan on Monday, December 5, 2011 to celebrate the prestigious Dance Magazine Awards. Baryshnikov presents the award to pioneering "dance...

2011-09-29 11:09:00

Artistic Director Edward Villella's company performs George Balanchine's "Square Dance" and "Western Symphony" and Twyla Tharp's "The Golden Section" NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- THIRTEEN's Great Performances puts the spotlight on one of America's finest dance companies in Miami City Ballet Dances Balanchine and Tharp on Friday, October 28 at 9 p.m. ET. The program will air as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. (Logo:...

2011-09-28 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) is proud to announce that the 29th Annual Princess Grace Awards Gala will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The Awards ceremony will include the presentation of 21 awards to emerging artists in theater, dance and film as well as the Prince Rainier III Award to be presented to Julie Andrews and the Princess Grace Statue Award to be presented to Jon M. Chu....