Some people might think putting an Indian Classical dancer and a New York-born tap star together would never work. On this week's Notes from New Orleans, we'll hear from Chitresh Das, a master of the ancient Kat-tuck dance style, and tap star Jason Samuels Smith. They'll burn up the stage in an East-meets-West dance event brought to the city by the New Orleans Ballet Association and the NOCCA Institute.
Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 1:56 pm
Jim chats with education historian and former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch talks about education reforms in Louisiana and recent court rulings against their constitutionality.
Actress, dancer, choreographer, producer & director Debbie Allen visits to talk about her annual Debbie Allen Dance Academy performance here in Baton Rouge; a tribute to former Arts Council of GBR director Derek Gordon, who passed away last year.
Baton Rouge Ballet Artistic Director Molly Buchmann talks about the annual Spring Concert and other upcoming events.
Jessica Lang, one of the most sought-after choreographers in the country is heading to New Orleans. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at Jessica Lang Dance, a dynamic ballet company that promises an engaging evening of dance.
The Loyola Ballet launches its new season with a mixed repertory concert featuring excerpts from Yuri Grigorovich’s acclaimed Russian ballet, “The Stone Flower,” Nov. 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. Directed by Laura Zambrano, the performance will take place in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex, on Loyola University's main campus.
This summer the Department of Theatre Arts + Dance at Loyola University has enlisted a graduate of Moscow's premiere ballet school to help teach the next generation of dancers. On this week's Notes from New Orleans, we'll hear how her dancing principles coincide with the Jesuit's ideals on education.
The Loyola Ballet celebrates National Dance Week and Loyola University's centennial with a mixed repertory program on Saturday, April 28 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m., in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola's main campus. The performances, directed by Laura Zambrano, include classical, contemporary and character works.
Superstar dancers will make history, in a one night only performance, as the New Orleans Ballet Association and Chevron present the return of Complexions Contemporary Ballet—with guests Wendy Whelan and the Nicholas Payton Quartet. We go Inside the Arts for conversation with the founders of this New York ballet troupe.
One performance, Saturday April 21st, Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8 p.m.