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Septime Webre wears many hats: dancer, choreographer, artistic director of the Washington Ballet, and, lately, yoga enthusiast. As befitting a master multi-tasker, Webre takes inspiration from several sources, as he reveals in our interview with him-- "Trigger Points for Inspiration" --in...
The Hybrid Movement Company performs Spirito dell’aquila (Eagle spirit) at the 2012 gala for Career Transition for Dancers. Photo by Richard Termine. "[Dance] itself develops, through the years of training, the skills and qualities in dancers that make them exceptional in any post-...
Charles Ahovissi, founder of African Culture Connection (ACC), and ACC youth participant Victoria Beaugard accept a 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama. Photo by Steven E. Purcell When Charles Ahovissi emigrated from Benin, West Africa, to Omaha,...
A Warli performance by Ragamala Dance. Photo by Ed Bock On September 9, the Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts will open its doors as one of Minneapolis’s premier art spaces. Formerly known as the Minnesota Shubert Performing Arts and Education Center, the new Cowles has...
Sacramento, CA Dancers from Sacramento Ballet perform on the street for free to better connect with the community. Photo courtesy of Sacramento Ballet Innovation Since coming to Sacramento with roots in New York and Los Angeles, I am continually inspired by being part of a community reaching for...
March 17, 2010 Oakland, CA Tomorrow Rocco wraps up the California leg of the Art Works Tour with a visit to Oakland, home to such diverse arts organizations as KITKA Women?s Vocal Ensemble, Stagebridge, and New Village Press. Also based in Oakland, Oakland's AXIS Dance Company defies easy...
February 23, 2010 Washington, DC Perhaps no past president has inspired artwork by so many artists as Abraham Lincoln. From poetry to drama to the visual arts to symphonic music, numerous artists have made art that celebrates, investigates, and endeavors to understand the complicated 16th president...
November 13, 2009 Washington, DC Adam Sitton and Zach Hoesly, cast members from Eastlight Theatre?s production of Rent , worked with a number of fellow cast and crew members, as well as other artistic citizens, to create a video that highlights some of the ways that art works in Peoria, Illinois. [...