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2012-05-01 10:23:54

NEW YORK, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- There's not much call in the world ballet repertoire for dancing in clogs. The exception: The much celebrated "clog dance" performed by the character of the Widow Simone in Act II of "La Fille mal gardee," the perfect ballet for first-timers of all ages, and one to which ballet lovers will return again and again with renewed pleasure at every performance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120319/NY72677LOGO) On May 16th, Philip Mosley,...

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...

2012-03-21 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...

2011-12-12 15:03:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Movado Group, Inc. (MOV) Movado partnered with Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, to host a special event at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for 'Jeter's Leaders'. The Turn 2 Foundation's premier youth leadership development program, 'Jeter's Leaders' is designed to promote healthy lifestyles, academic achievement, and social change activism among high school students. Turn 2 creates and supports...

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...

2011-10-17 09:50:00

Modern romance melds with a timeless elegance as Texas Ballet Theater opens with Ben Stevenson's original adaptation of the epic Giselle. DALLAS and FT. WORTH, Texas, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Ballet Theater kicks off their 2011-12 Season with the world premier of Ben Stevenson, O.B.E., choreographed Giselle after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, at Bass Performance Hall on Friday, October 21 and with evening and matinee performances through Sunday through Sunday,...

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:...