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.
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Diogo de Lima is a Brazilian choreographer and Professor of Dance on the faculty of Tulane University.
On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with him about his newly-commissioned work that features live music by John Boutté, to be performed in this week's "New Dance Festival" at the Marigny Opera House.
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Dana Reed’s career as a dancer has taken her across the country. While studying dance education at the University of Southern Mississippi, she spent her summers at the nationally renowned Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, Maine. There she met dancer and activist Jane Weiner, who introduced her to the concept of community arts programs.
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 New Orleans Ballet Association closes its 2011-12 season with one of the world's leading ballet companies. We go Inside the Arts as the Joffrey Ballet returns to the city with a grand program of masterworks.
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.