Category Archives: Dance

Petition to Live Stream Wendy Whelan’s Farewell Performance

On October 18, Wendy Whelan will end her 30-year career at New York City Ballet with a farewell performance. It sold out in minutes, and plenty of her fans won’t be able to watch in person. Over the weekend, a petition was … Continue reading

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Alexei Ratmansky at the New York Public Library

This Wednesday, October 8, choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, who is the current Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Ballet and Artist in Residence at American Ballet Theatre, will sit down with Paul Holdengräber to discuss his career. Get tickets here. The event is … Continue reading

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Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, & Anna Bass at Town Hall

Sitting in the dark on Thursday night at Town Hall, radio host Ira Glass and dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass can be heard debating how to start their show. Ira suggests a segment not unlike what listeners hear on … Continue reading

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YoungArts Awareness Day – #KeepArtsAlive

Today, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), the non-profit organization that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists, is celebrating YoungArts Awareness Day, a nationwide initiative to help “keep arts alive.” … Continue reading

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Ira Glass & Monica Bill Barnes & Co. on Stage in NYC

I had the pleasure of seeing Monica Bill Barnes & Co. perform with Ira Glass, host of This American Life, at Carnegie Hall last year when they opened for comedian Mike Birbiglia. The combination of radio and dance – which “have no … Continue reading

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