When composer Aaron Copland finished his commissioned dance score for Martha Graham he gave it the working title “Ballet for Martha”. Graham renamed the ballet and score “Appalachian Spring” and it went on to become one of their most famous collaborations. Even though it celebrates American pioneers in the 1800’s, much of the production still… Read More
The second installment in our patriotic Daily Dance Breaks – the title really says it all. “America” from West Side Story.
In honor of the 4th of July on Monday we’re celebrating America all week. Our first offering is American Ballet Theatre performing Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo. Any guesses on what we have planned for the rest of the week? The person who guesses the most right will win a pair of tickets to Carmen/Petrouchka! Go!
Did you know that in 1984 there was a ballet produced to ABBA music? Logically, it was called ABBAllet. Let’s just take a moment to let that brilliance sink in… Lucky for us, one of the numbers is called “I’m a Marionette” so it fits right into this week’s Daily Dance Break theme. A perfect… Read More
You can’t talk puppets without muppets! Some of Jim Henson’s littlest characters show us that you don’t have to have a lot of limbs to dance!