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2010-05-19 12:00:00

Company Moves into New Center for Dance, Largest Facility for Professional Dance in America, in 2011 Houston Ballet Premieres of Balanchine's American Classic Jewels and Cranko's The Taming of the Shrew Highlight Season Celebrated Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo Creates His First Work for Houston Ballet HOUSTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch has announced the company's 2010-2011 season. The season marks a milestone in Houston Ballet's...

2010-04-28 11:20:00

NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate his first collaboration with the NYC Ballet (NYCB), world renowned architect, Santiago Calatrava will serve as an Honorary Chairman of the company's Opening Gala on Thursday, April 29th, an event marking the start of the 2010 spring season. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100428/NY95091 ) Calatrava, who is best known for his acclaimed bridges, transportation centers and educational buildings, agreed to create scenic designs...

2010-03-04 07:00:00

Balanchine's Enchanting A Midsummer Night's Dream Highlights Opening Week Saratoga Premieres of Architecture of Dance Works by Wheeldon and Ratmansky SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2010 Season of New York City Ballet at Saratoga Performing Arts Center presented by HSBC Bank USA N.A., July 6 - 17, will feature 16 stunning ballets including three opening week performances of Balanchine's full-length, story ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream. The classic work, based on...

2010-02-04 09:00:00

Costume from Alvin Ailey Joins the Museum's Permanent Collection WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a special ceremony tonight at The Kennedy Center, Judith Jamison, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will donate her costume from the 1975 ballet, The Mooche, to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The dazzling red dress, designed by Randy Barcelo, was worn by Jamison during the ballet created as part of Alvin Ailey's legendary...

2009-09-03 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Ballet Festival of Miami will host international stars Michele Wiles, principal dancer with American Ballet Theater and Sebastien Marcovici, principal dancer with New York City Ballet, at the 9th Annual event on Saturday and Sunday, September 12th and 13th. Wiles and Marcovici will dance Black Swan Pas de Deux from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090903/NY69908 ) "This is a wonderful opportunity...

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2009-09-01 21:48:33

Dancers Mikhail Baryshnikov and Ana Laguna are to kick off their U.S. tour with a performance at California's Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, organizers said. Baryshnikov and Laguna are to open the Santa Monica theater's second season Friday and perform again Saturday. They are to dance a program called Three Solos and a Duet, featuring a trio of U.S. premieres choreographed by Mats Ek, Alexei Ratmansky and Benjamin Millepied. Slated to attend Friday's event are playwright David Mamet and...

2009-04-28 23:40:51

Yekaterina Maximova, a highly regarded Russian ballerina for 30 years, died unexpectedly in Moscow Tuesday. She was 70. The cause of death wasn't reported. Maximova became a star with the Bolshoi Theatre in the late 1950s, paired with her husband Vladimir Vasiliev, Russian Info Center reported. Russians referred to them as the Golden Couple of the 20th Century, The Daily Telegraph said. Their partnership began in their first year at ballet school when they were 10, the British newspaper...

2009-03-31 19:46:00

Artistic legacy captured in stunning short film conceived by Target's Agency MINNEAPOLIS, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Target continues to push its reputation as a design-centric retailer that gives back to its community and supports the arts with the latest effort in its successful "Art For All" campaign. The newest iteration of the effort is a short film titled Art Celebrates, honoring 50 years of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT). Target's Minneapolis-based agency, Catalyst...

2009-03-17 12:00:00

The Largest Single Gift in Los Angeles Dance History Will Sustain and Revitalize the Center's World-Class Program and Introduce 'Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center' LOS ANGELES, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Local officials and leaders of Los Angeles' arts community today joined to celebrate the $20 million gift to the Music Center of Los Angeles County by the Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation. Named in honor of Kaufman, "Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center" will allow...

2009-03-12 12:08:00

Highlights Include 35th Anniversary of Balanchine's Coppelia; Swan Lakeand Slaughter on Tenth Avenue; Saratoga Premieres of Melissa Barak'sA Simple Symphony, a New Work by NYCB Principal Dancer Benjamin Millepied and NYCB Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins'Papillons SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saratoga Performing Arts Center announced today that its 2009 Season of New York City Ballet, July 7-18, will feature 20 different ballets, including full-length...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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