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Firebird Soars

by (John Kissane)

Submitted 10-19-2019 under OPINION

If ballet is the art of translating music into movement, the first piece in Grand Rapid Ballet's powerful Firebird was pure ballet. TItled Mozart Symphony, it translated lively, elegantly wrought music into graceful motion,...

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Attention performers: 2019 Festival of the Arts performance applications now open

by (ric72528)

Submitted 11-14-2018 under NONPROFITS

Planning for Festival of the Arts’ 50th year is officially underway, and now is the time to submit applications for performing during the three day event: June 7, 8 and 9, 2019. Interested parties should visit festivalgr.org and complete the...

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'Wild Sweet Love' to usher in Sofranko-Era at Grand Rapids Ballet

by (Steve Sucato)

Submitted 10-16-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

For Grand Rapids Ballet’s season opening program, the first under new artistic director James Sofranko, the company will present Wild Sweet Love, October 19-21 at GRB’s ’ Peter Martin Wege Theatre. The diverse program including...

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CARE dancers bring Narnia to life

by (careballet)

Submitted 10-01-2018 under NONPROFITS

CARE Ballet presents "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" an original ballet based on the popular children's novel by C.S. Lewis. The magical tale takes four children through an old wardrobe and into a fantasy world where they meet a...

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Local artist feature from UICA: Danielle Truss

by (UICA)

Submitted 07-31-2018 under NONPROFITS

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts invites you to learn more about West Michigan's creative workforce, neighboring cultural organizations, and about ways to engage with Grand Rapids' art-scene with interviews and guest features...

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Michigan Ballet Academy to perform Cinderella

by (MichiganBalletA...)

Submitted 04-24-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Michigan Ballet Academy is pleased to invite you to experience the beloved ballet Cinderella, with original choreography by Artistic Director, Nikoloz Makhateli. Students from the Academy will be performing this version of the world’s most...

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CARE Ballet presents "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

by (careballet)

Submitted 11-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

This original ballet, based on Clement C. Moore’s well-known poem and set to traditional holiday music, has become a Thanksgiving Weekend tradition in Grand Rapids. Mischievous mice, dancing stockings, magical toys and Santa with his prancing...

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Song and dance: Opera GR, Grand Rapids Ballet collaborate

by (Opera Grand Rapids)

Submitted 05-30-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

The classical arts have a special relationship to one another. In the world of grand opera, orchestration, song, dance and theatre all come together to create the final larger-than-life product. Take, for example, Opera Grand Rapids 2007 production...

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CARE Ballet dance mom shares her favorite part of a performance

by (careballet)

Submitted 01-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

This weekend CARE Ballet brings to stage “The Pied Piper,” a family-friendly tale of a piper who rids the village of rats. CARE dancers have rehearsed for weeks. Seamstresses have altered costumes. Volunteer parents assembled sets at...

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Grand Rapids Ballet's 'The Nutcracker,' featuring the Grand Rapids Symphony, is a West Michigan tradition

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 12-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Nutcracker Ballet is one of the most enduring of all American holiday traditions. Never mind that the original story was written by a German, that the music was composed by a Russian or the choreography was created by a French choreographer and...

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