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.
Angela Taylor reports on the new noise ordinance being drafted in New Orleans, Sharon Litwin speaks with a cultural leader in the Lower Ninth Ward, and Eileen Fleming reports on a cathartic bonfire in Algiers Point.
Jack Hopke is your host for WWNO's weekly news magazine.