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Lambarena - Bach to Africa

I just learned of this ballet that blends classical music and African music from Sesame Street. It looks amazing and I’d love to see the whole thing. 134 more words


MISTY COPELAND: A Ballerina's Tale on Perseverance

When I was 7 I walked into a ballet class wearing a fluro-pink leotard and my curly thick hair messily pulled up into a loose bun, eager to taste ballet for the first time ever. 1,517 more words


A ballerina’s training looks nothing like the result of her work, her performance. In training she is bludgeoned repeatedly by words that have every bit the impact of a cudgel, if not more.

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Misty Copeland is first black principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre

American ballerina Misty Copeland, a cultural phenomenon outside the dance world, has been promoted to the highest rank of the American Ballet Theatre, becoming the first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history. 469 more words


First and foremost, artists

I recently watched Batsheva Ensemble’s creation of Porch. In the program it explains, “the porch is the friendliest place in the house: a place between the privacy of the home and the public world of the street.” The night was nothing short of friendly, inviting and stimulating. 357 more words


Roller Skating Man

Oh I never will forget that day
I saw you at the Moonlight Rollerway
You were probably 6 foot 7 or 8
But 6 foot 10 when you put on your skates… 223 more words


creating on the capital

On a rather rainy morning several Saturdays ago, I found myself scampering about the colossal architectural sculpture that is the Rhode Island State House.  Situated in the heart of Providence, looking out over downcity with the north end to its right and the East Side over its left shoulder from atop college hill, the RI State House is perpetually hugged by PVD’s mini Burroughs.   155 more words