The Rapidian

Grand Rapids Ballet

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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'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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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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Celebrate! Community Day at the Grand Rapids Ballet revitalizes art and culture

by (Artists Creatin...)

Submitted 04-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

Last month, the Grand Rapids Ballet was filled with a diverse group of artists and a wide variety of art. Celebrate! is a community event hosted annually by Artists Creating Together, Girls Choral Academy, Cook Arts Center (through Grandville Avenue...

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Freedom from fear: Musician/dancer shares his art of achieving what was thought impossible

by (katelewisceramics)

Submitted 12-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Shamar Alef Ben-Yasara’El, given name William Griffin III, was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Starting at a young age, his mother enrolled him in summer art classes at Kendall. He was a member of the Grand Rapids Ballet ...

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Cinderella

by (Grand Rapids Ballet)

Submitted 04-20-2015 under

A single glass slipper anchors the tale of a plainspoken young woman who must leave behind her past before claiming her Prince Charming. Bruce Wells, former resident choreographer for Boston Ballet, brings to life a story full of magical pumpkin...

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Cinderella

by (Grand Rapids Ballet)

Submitted 04-20-2015 under

A single glass slipper anchors the tale of a plainspoken young woman who must leave behind her past before claiming her Prince Charming. Bruce Wells, former resident choreographer for Boston Ballet, brings to life a story full of magical pumpkin...

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SPRING BREAK FOR KIDS

by (Grand Rapids Ballet)

Submitted 04-20-2015 under

After six consecutive years of sold out performances, Spring Break for Kids returns with another kid-friendly ballet perfect for the whole family! Enjoy an entertaining 30-minute ballet perfect for the entire family as well as pre-show activities...

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The Best of MOVEMEDIA

by (Grand Rapids Ballet)

Submitted 04-20-2015 under

The 5th season of GRB’s choreographer spotlight features the most outstanding dance pieces from the best loved choreographers from past MOVEMEDIA series. Over the past five years, this creative incubator has produced stunning new works by...

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SNOW WHITE

by (Grand Rapids Ballet)

Submitted 04-20-2015 under

A magic mirror and a malicious queen makes Snow White one of the most famous stories of all time. Performed by GRBS Junior Company, this Brothers Grimm favorite is full of love, jealousy and obsession with youthful beauty. The rich and immersive...

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