Fred Astaire is one of the most famous dancers of all time, but many people don’t know his career dancing with Hollywood’s biggest starlets greatly frustrated and depressed him.
TOP STORY Students from Maui High School in Kahului present an inspiring story about Keizhawn Daquis, a Maui Waena Intermediate School student who was born with spina bifida, a birth defect in which a developing baby’s spinal cord fails to develop properly. As a result Keizhawn needs a wheelchair to get around.
Sixty years ago, while pursuing their dreams of careers in classical dance, Delores Brown, Joan Myers Brown and Raven Wilkinson confronted racism, exclusion and unequal opportunity in segregated mid-century America.
Enjoy two iconic works from the country’s premier Latino dance company: CARMEN.maquia, a modern take on Bizet’s passionate opera; and Club Havana, a virtuosic reimagining of a sizzling nightclub by Cuban-born choreographer Pedro Ruiz.
One of the most celebrated ballerinas of the 20th century, Mia Slavenska was Croatia’s greatest dancer and a pioneer in American ballet. A daughter’s promise to tell her mother’s story serves as the starting point for this documentary, which becomes a fascinating and moving reflection on historical memory, national identity and the power of dance.
When the curtain rises on a ballet performance, audience members may marvel at the artistry and skill of the choreography, but often overlook the dedicated dancers responsible for bringing the work to life. This program goes backstage for a revealing look inside the world of ballet.
For the first time, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER draws back the curtain on one of the world’s premier ballet academies — the School of American Ballet — with a presentation of the school’s 50th Annual Workshop Performance, taped in June 2014, featuring an all-Balanchine program.
John Rampage got the performing bug early in life. As a young boy, he acted on stage and danced classical ballet, and at one point, even considered dance as a career.