Posts Tagged ‘dance’

Sep. 17 2013

Alvin Ailey Dance

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | Comments Off on Alvin Ailey Dance

When I was still living in Africa, there was great excitement when we heard that the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater would be performing in Johannesburg. They lived up to all the hype — it was a thrilling performance. One of the principal dancers in the company was Linda-Denise Fischer-Harrell, who is now an active dance […]

Sep. 11 2012

Bodies in Motion

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | Comments Off on Bodies in Motion

Created in 1958, Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theatre has performed around the world & been recognized as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World” by U. S. resolution. Founded in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, Ailey II is comprised of the most promising scholarship students of The Ailey School. Many Ailey II […]

Jun. 07 2012

Can flash mobs save classical music?

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 2 Comments

Classical music fans are constantly searching for ways to introduce this wonderful art form to others. Those of us who make a living by writing, performing, teaching, or *ahem* playing the stuff on the radio tend to feel an extra sense of urgency – not only would we like to attract new fans, we want […]

Mar. 19 2012

Doctor, it hurts when I sing!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 3 Comments

Okay, not really – not at the moment, anyway – but I got you to click on this blog post! Performing artists often face unique work-related health challenges. On Saturday, March 24th, MedChi will present Help for the Injured Musician, Dancer, & Actor: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Healthy Performance. I recently interviewed Dr. Alan Sweatman  […]

Feb. 27 2012

Flying with Twyla

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | Comments Off on Flying with Twyla

Twyla Tharp – for a start, isn’t that a wonderful name to conjure with?  (Her parents clearly had a vivid imagination—her younger sister’s name is Twanette.)  I’ve known of Twyla Tharp’s work, peripherally, for years, and loosely associated her with Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor—that style and period of choreographers—but I had never seen […]

Feb. 06 2012

What a weekend!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 6 Comments

As you are probably aware, WBJC had its Winter On-Air Fund Drive last weekend. Our listeners were as generous as ever & we actually exceeded our projected financial goal for the drive, so we’re a tired, yet happy bunch this morning. Big thanks to everyone who called in a pledge – you keep the music […]