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Just in time for the holidays, The Hard Nut, Mark Morris's 1991 retelling of the classic tale of The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann, returns to the Bay Area for the first time in three years, with a seven-performance run at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, California, starting tonight. The Mark Morris Dance Group will be joined by members of the Berkeley Symphony, led by conductor George Cleve, for the performances with the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir under the direction of Robert Geary. For the first time in Berkeley, Morris will take on the role of Dr. Stahlbaum/King. Watch a preview here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News DanceDanceThursday, June 2, 2011|0 commentsNew York City Ballet Performs George Balanchine's "Jewels," Piece Featured on Nonesuch "Dance in America" DVD
The New York City Ballet begins a six-show run of George Balanchine's Jewels, featuring music by Fauré, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky, at Lincoln Center tonight. Two selections from Jewels—"Emeralds" and "Diamonds"—are included in the Nonesuch DVD of the New York City Ballet's 1977 performance from the acclaimed PBS series Dance in America. The Los Angeles Times says the works became "instant classics" when filmed for the series.Read more|Journal Topics:Video DanceDanceFriday, December 10, 2010|0 comments
The Hard Nut, Mark Morris's 1991 retelling of the classic tale of The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann, returns to New York for the first time in eight years, with an eight-performance run at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, starting tonight. The New York Times says: "Mr. Morris creates a marvelously musical, choreographically ingenious response to Tchaikovsky’s great score that has its own magic and speaks its own truths about the nature of love." The Hard Nut DVD is now 33% off in the Nonesuch Store.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Video DanceDanceTuesday, November 24, 2009|0 comments
John Adams's Naive and Sentimental Music will be featured as part of the New York City Ballet's Opening Night Benefit performance at Lincoln Center tonight. The piece serves as score and title to a new work by Peter Martins, the company's ballet master in chief. "New York City Ballet’s opening-night benefit was obviously planned by someone who threw away the Classic Guide to the Boring Gala handbook," says the New York Times. "Put on your finery and go."Read more|Journal Topics:DanceDanceFriday, April 3, 2009|0 comments
The Low Anthem, the newest member of the Nonesuch artist roster, opens for Ray LaMontagne, Josh Ritter ... St. Lawrence String Quartet gives West Coast premiere of Adams String Quartet ... Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed play Yongey Peace Center benefit concert ... Dan Auerbach tours Australia ... David Byrne brings Byrne/Eno songs across England ... Christina Courtin takes over at NYC's Rockwood Music Hall ... Toumani Diabaté, Béla Fleck's Africa Project tour the South ... Bill Frisell concludes Disfarmer Project concerts in California ... Philip Glass leads workshops at Pennsylvania academy, toasts Allen Ginsburg with Patti Smith in NYC ... Brad Mehldau Trio closes out week in France ... Youssou N'Dour doc screens at Wisconsin Film Fest ... Punch Brothers tour Midwest ... Joshua Redman Trio plays five nights at Yoshi's ... Alvin Ailey and Ballet Tech dance to Reich ... and more ...