Posts Tagged ‘Washington Ballet’

ToDo ToDay: Azar Nafisi, Storm Large, and City Paper‘s Concert at the American Art Museum

Fill your weekend with haunting sculptures and sensual dances.

ToDo ToDay: Two Gentlemen of Verona, Peter Pan, and PeepTarts

Put a dog on the stage, and it just might steal the show. When New York’s Fiasco Theater brings its production of Two Gentlemen of Verona to the Folger, they’ll also bring a canine character described as “the most scene-stealing non-speaking role in the canon” by Shakespeare scholars. Crab, the slobbering companion of the servant Launce, appears [...]

Opening This Week: Inferno, Stars and Stripes, “The Next Wave,” and More

What's new this weekend in local arts.
Opening in conjunction with the Washington, D.C. International Design Festival, "The Next Wave" is a 4,000 square foot exhibition that explores industrial design within the last 13 years from Spain, Italy, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, and the United States. There are more than 100 objects on view, including lighting, [...]

ToDo ToDay: Nick Offerman, The Evens, and a Race Symposium at the D.C. JCC

"Ham" isn’t the first word you’d use to describe the comedy of Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman. He’s more about folksy, faux-masculine deadpan. When he brings the show to the Warner Theatre, he’ll deliver observations from his years in show business, plus a few references to the Parks and Rec gags that have dominated certain segments [...]

Mixed Nuts: Choose Your Own Nutcracker

Just about every ballet company worth its salt puts on its own version of the 120-year-old two-act ballet The Nutcracker. Why? Well, force of habit, perhaps, but also ticket sales: Some productions of Nutcracker can rake in enough to float a troupe’s entire season. Good thing ballet lovers never seem to tire of Tchaikovsky’s score [...]

Arts Roundup: Horrendous Recording Edition

The Washington Ballet's annual Nutcracker had to ditch live music this year. In its place, says Sarah Kaufman, is a "a truly horrendous recording" of Tchaikovsky's score. [Post]
Take a look at WPFW-FM's new revised schedule. The most dramatic change: Most music has been slashed from workday hours. [City Desk]
A while back, publishing company TufAmerica filed an awfully poorly timed [...]

Openings: “Exclamation Point” at The Fridge, Erica Rebollar’s “Space Junk”

It's definitely the holiday season in D.C., and if you can't tell just by walking outside, the arts will remind you: 'Tis the season for Christmas-themed ballets, plays, and exploding pine trees. But anyone who wants to skirt holiday cheer needn't stay at home.
Saturday, the Fridge's owner and director Alex Goldstein unveils his first solo show, "Exclamation [...]

Dancing on Their Own

Outside of Sidney Harman Hall last Thursday evening, Keira Hart Mendoza’s company UpRooted Dance was releasing balloons into the sky.
Titled “What Goes Up Must Come Down,” her piece transformed the sidewalk into a windswept stage, while dancers with balloons clipped to their bodies and hair floated into the Harman’s foyer. It was a delightful, thoughtful exploration [...]

ToDo ToDay: Aimee Mann! Dancing Dracula!

In the 27 years since she emancipated herself from her controlling yuppie boyfriend in ’Til Tuesday’s iconic “Voices Carry” video, Aimee Mann has become something of a comedian, appearing as Carrie Browstein’s housekeeper on the first season of Portlandia and turning the video for her latest single, “Labrador,” into a shot-for-shot remake of the one [...]

Arts Roundup: Our Favorite D.C. Musicians Edition

City Paper-approved MC Kokayi goes head to head with his kid son in a freestyle battle. Watch! [Potholes In My Blog]
City Paper-approved guitarist Alex Minoff releases his album. Listen! [Bandcamp]
Bruce Springsteen throws his weight behind President Barack Obama in Virginia, and Rep. Eric Cantor's Democratic opponent in Virginia's 7th Congressional District has an advocate in bluegrass [...]

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