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2014-02-03 08:23:58

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo will celebrate choreographer-director Jean-Christophe Maillot's 20th anniversary with the company this year by premiering LAC (after Swan Lake), Maillot's personal vision of Tchaikovsky's masterwork, with performances at The Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa (March 7 - 9) and the New York City Center (March 14 - 16). LAC will be presented by Les Ballets De Monte-Carlo, in association with The Segerstrom Center, New York City...

2013-12-01 23:00:20

Ticket Down (http://www.ticketdown.com) announces that George Balanchine's The Nutcracker is currently being performed live by the New York City Ballet at the David H. Koch Theatre in New York City. This popular secondary ticket exchange is also offering the special customer appreciation discount code, NUTCRACKER, for additional savings on any ticket order for George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 01, 2013 Ticket Down announces that George...

2013-06-04 12:26:25

Narrated by Bill T. Jones, the film features rare performance footage & candid conversations with many luminaries of dance NEW YORK, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Winner of Best Documentary at both the San Francisco Dance Film Festival and the Dance Camera West Festival in Los Angeles, Dancing at Jacob's Pillow: Never Stand Still will have its television premiere on THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, July 26 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (Logo:...

2013-06-01 16:20:09

Carolina Ballet, North Carolina Museum of Art and Wake County Public Schools Celebrate PNC Grow Up Great Arts Collaborative RALEIGH, N.C., June 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) was filled with activity Saturday as children from Wake County preschools demonstrated their art skills and dance techniques learned this semester through "Grow Up Great with the Arts." Funded by the PNC Foundation, the arts initiative is a collaborative effort by Carolina...

2012-12-11 16:22:49

SALISBURY, Mass., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Magical characters from the timeless ballet classic The Nutcracker will come to life for the delight of children and adults of all ages at Seaglass Restaurant's Nutcracker Brunch on Sunday, December 16, 2012. At this special holiday Sunday Brunch by the Sea, families can enjoy an abundant brunch buffet while ballet characters stroll the dining room in costume, including The Nutcracker and Clara. Santa will also present each child with a small...

2012-06-13 14:22:08

NEW YORK, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York City Ballet Board of Directors today announced that Jay S. Fishman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Travelers Companies, Inc., has been elected the new Chairman of NYCB, the nation's largest dance organization. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120613/NY24395 ) The Board also elected Robert I. Lipp as President of NYCB. Lipp, who first joined NYCB's board in 1984, also serves as a Chairman of the advisory council...

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...

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:...

2011-04-26 10:00:00

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Eglevsky Ballet, the only professional ballet company on Long Island for more than 50 years, has hired Marina Eglevsky as its Artistic Director to lead the Eglevsky Ballet Summer Intensive Workshop at Hofstra University. Marina Eglevsky has created an educational program where young and aspiring dancers will be exposed to a superior program offering a diverse, well rounded curriculum and training by a roster of exceptional and...

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...