Upward Spirals and Beyond: Conversations with Branford Marsalis, Marquis Hill and Tracy McKnight, Shameless Shoutout Of The Week, Plus Aireene Espiritu, Charlie Faye & The Fayettes, Aerias, and Keith Johns Exclusives
CD 1 1. Mystery Train 2. Highwayman 3. Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys 4. Good Hearted Woman 5. Trouble
Ezra Hurwitz is a rising star in the film community who has developed a dedicated following over the last two years. A former dancer with the Miami City Ballet, he brings refined aesthetic sensibilities to cinematography and a deep passion for dance as an art form.
Martha Graham Dance Company member Lloyd Knight gives fans a glimpse behind the scenes, in honor of the company's 90th anniversary.
Seeing dancers rehearse is strange. First because the thing that makes dance what it is -- pure magic -- is shown pretty naked. This is very hard work. The dancers show it.
It is one of the most pressing questions of American dance: how should we preserve the work of great 20th-century choreographers who glued their style to a generation distinct and removed from our own?
But while Baff's physical imprint on the property has been huge, it's her realized vision of Jacob's Pillow as a breeding ground for art that has made the largest impact on dance.
Watching the Royal Ballet is like staring at a Degas painting for two and a half hours. The company preserves, but it doesn't push and evolve. Still, it's pretty.
But it was Rust, Nacho Duato's 2013 work on torture, that left an indelible mark on its viewers. Five men dressed in grey
Last week's premiere at San Francisco Ballet proved to be an all-around artistic feat - again for Ratmansky, for the entire company of San Francisco Ballet and, yes, for Shostakovich who had not penned these compositions for the ballet stage.
Inspiration and creativity are so elusively interwoven that the most compelling and important new art is always a collaboration, perhaps unrecognized, with whatever past accomplishment made the present what it is.
There are genius nurses, genius firemen, genius parents and genius accountants. Genius relates to the how even more than to the what. When we bring light to the world -- when our actions increase beauty, truth and love -- we know that we're following our genius.