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Burlesque-A-Pades Invades DC

Burlesque-A-Pades Invades DC
... performing his hard-rock version of Hava Nagila. The show is bound to be campy, cute, clever and of course sexy.  With some of the best burlesque dancers in the business bringing the classic 1950s glamour back into entertainment, how can it not be an titillating night of retro fun. Burlesque originated in the mid-1800s as an alternative to high-brow entertainment and theater.  It involved a series of comedy and singing acts, skits, jugglers or acrobats and the main attraction,  scantily-dressed...
June 25th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: dance, nightlife, The Arts, theater

Coming up: Greenwich and Docklands International Festival

Coming up: Greenwich and Docklands International Festival
The Greenwich and Docklands Festival brings modern dance to East London at the end of June, using some of the area’s most famous buildings and green spaces as the theatre for spectacular events. An Italian dance company set the Royal Naval College on fire... This year the theme is ‘earth’, opening with ‘Gravity’, an event which will see the Queen’s House, Greenwich, taken over by dancers. The mix of modern dance with the calm Renaissance lines of Inigo Jones’s...
May 30th, 2010 | Andrea Kirkby | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Art, dance, festival

Riverdance’s Farewell Tour Stops at Wolf Trap

Riverdance’s Farewell Tour Stops at Wolf Trap
After 15 years of delighting audiences with its legendary high-stepping, fast-tapping Irish dancing troupe, Riverdance is making its final world tour and stopping at Wolf Trap for 7 shows before taking their final bow. Initially made famous by Jean Butler and Michael Flatley, Riverdance will be visiting every venue in North America it visited during its 15-year run.  Over the past few years, the show has been performing to smaller audiences and smaller venues. The show brings their usual intricate...
May 29th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: dance, music

Northwest Folk Life Festival Kicks Off Seattle Summer

Northwest Folk Life Festival Kicks Off Seattle Summer
... one of the classic holiday weekend events is the Northwest Folklife Festival.  Now in its 39th year, Folklife is an eclectic combination of music, dance, storytelling, and play that brings the community together in a giant weekend celebration.  This multi-cultural,family friendly event has hundreds of performances and interactive activities, giving fans of all ages a chance to enjoy, relax, explore, and experience something new. Children of the Revolution perform at Seattle's Northwest Folklife The...
May 21st, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: dance, festival, holiday, music

Indian Folk and Tribal Dance Festival

Indian Folk and Tribal Dance Festival
Indian Folk and Tribal dance Festival A 7-day National Assembly of Young Artists from Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi has been kicked off on May 17th. The Indian Folk dance festival showcases some of India’s traditional and performing arts. Every region of India has its own style of folk and tribal dance. Each Indian Folk dance style has only one purpose – an expression of joy. Usually, the Indian folk dance steps are simple and don’t require extensive...
May 19th, 2010 | induspride | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: dance, Events, featuredarticle

Acabar, A Happening Place

Acabar, A Happening Place
... they are on a losing team.  If you suddenly feel like dancing, just walk across the courtyard and loose yourself to the rhythm of good music on the dance floor. Impossible to imagine where dawn will surprise you… Acabar Honduras 5733, Palermo 4772-0845 / 4776-3634 Related places: A Ciudad Autnoma de Buenos Aires View Details and Book ...
March 26th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: dance, music, pub games, Restaurants & Bars

El Viejo Almacén: The Temple of Tango

El Viejo Almacén:  The Temple of Tango
... as well as for those immigrants who spent all day working very hard and wanted to relax and have fun at night. Prohibited for women, tango was danced only by prostitutes and amongst men as well. With time, tango songs and the dance itself started gaining everyone’s heart and soul. Tango cafés are an important part of the life of Buenos Aires. While Café Tortoni is the most famous of the old-fashioned, elegant tango clubs in the city, it could sometimes get crowded and filled with loads of...
March 16th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Buenos Aires, dance, featuredarticle, history, music, san telmo, Tango

Upcoming Performances in Tacoma Theater District

Upcoming Performances in Tacoma Theater District
Tacoma has a vibrant and growing Theater District, providing quality music, comedy, dance, drama, movies, and other performances in three venues:  Pantages Theater, Rialto Theater, and Theatre on the Square.  The Spring Season for the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts is well under way, but there’s still time to catch a great performance. Here’s what’s on the calendar. March: 12th – 21st – Defending the Caveman (Theatre on the Square) 19th – Jay Ungar & Molly Mason (Rialto) 19th...
March 15th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: dance, music, The Arts, theater

Tangos y Milongas

Tangos y Milongas
... bandoneon provided the music from the Rio de la Plata with that melancholic and somewhat sullen sound that characterizes tango today); and in the dance. You may take Tango classes which last between one and two hours. It is ideal to take four or five lessons. From the first lesson, teachers train beginners in the mastering of the basic steps: eight simple movements that may be learned in a few hours. Buenos Aires is full of houses with live tango orchestras and dancers. The most important places...
March 13th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Buenos Aires, dance, milonga, music, Tango

Tango… How Did It All Began

Tango… How Did It All Began
... lonely and frequently sought out the company of ladies of the night. While waiting for their favours, the men entertained each other with their new dance invention, dripping with sorrow and longing as well as a touch of aggression. Initially, the Tango was played with a violin, a flute and a guitar. The bandoneon, which gives that unique tango sound, was not a part of the Tango until a couple of decades later, around 1900 when gradually it started replacing the flute. The most representative artist...
March 11th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Buenos Aires, dance, featuredarticle, History & Information, music, Tango

Confitería Ideal… A Unique Time Capsule

Confitería Ideal… A Unique Time Capsule
... has two floors. The main floor is mostly a confitería, a café and bakery where you can also get a light lunch. The top floor is a bar as well as a dance hall. The walls are covered with deeply rich wood paneling and mirrors. The ceiling is full of fans and an ornate metal and glass skylight. It is a time capsule where you keep waiting for Carlos Gardel to come strolling in. It is not the best place to go to meet young people because the clientéle are mostly older couples, but the ambiance is...
March 6th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: cafe, dance, Restaurants

More on the Buenos Aires Carnival 2010

More on the Buenos Aires Carnival 2010
... here is not as good as in other parts of Argentina such as Gualeguaychú and Corrientes, it is interesting to go and take a look, have fun and dance with the rest of the sweaty happy people. So, every Saturday and Sunday, starting at 7 pm until late, you can go to celebrate el carnaval porteño in different spots. Here you have a list so you can choose. I recommend Almagro and Abasto… Abasto: Av. Córdoba entre Agüero y Sanchez de Bustamante. Almagro: Av. Corrientes entre Medrano y Bulnes. Bajo...
February 9th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Buenos Aires, carnival, dance, music

Music + Dance + Colours = Carnaval Porteño

Music + Dance + Colours = Carnaval Porteño
... the traditional Carnaval Porteño. The carnival is a long-standing tradition in the city of Buenos Aires. Satire and defamation, body painting, dance, street music, humor, costumes, masks and mockery, are some of the characteristics that accompanied it through time. The difference between the carnaval porteño and the other carnivals of the north is notorious in the way of singing and dancing. The use of the bass drum and the cymbals as almost the only instruments, and the strong keen of identity...
February 7th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Buenos Aires, Carnaval, dance, featuredarticle, la boca, music

The Butterfly Lovers Comes to Seattle Paramount Theatre

The Butterfly Lovers Comes to Seattle Paramount Theatre
The beauty and artistry of the Beijing dance Academy comes to Seattle in The Butterfly Lovers, the story of a forbidden marriage that’s been hailed as China’s Romeo & Juliet. The story tells of Zhu Yingtai, a beautiful and intelligent woman, who is the only daughter in a wealthy family.  She convinces her father to allow her to attend school, but since this is a tradition only permitted boys, she must disguise herself so that she might be allowed to study.  She meets a handsome young man...
February 6th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: dance, featuredarticle, performing arts, theater

DC Flamenco Festival Dances into Town

DC Flamenco Festival Dances into Town
... with five unique performances from some of Spain’s leading flamenco artists.  Master musicians, vocalists and traditional and contemporary dancers share the stage while demonstrating the passion, elegance and exhilaration of Spain’s national dance – flamenco.   This year’s festival features not only established performers but a few newer flamenco dancers exploding onto the flamenco scene, including the sensuous Pastora Galván, a dancer who easily shifts form classic and...
January 15th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: dance, Events, featuredarticle, flamenco, Lisner

Bodies in Motion, Bodies at Rest by Gareth Brown

Bodies in Motion, Bodies at Rest by Gareth Brown
At the beginning of December, I was at the Urban dance Festival 2009 at Swire Island East (map) where a photo exhibition called ‘Bodies in Motion, Bodies at Rest’ was being showcased. The collection takes a fresh look at Hong Kong’s historical backdrop by juxtaposing it with contemporary dance. As part of an ongoing photographic site-specific dance exploration by local photographer Gareth Brown, it observes infrastructures that have developed within the city through the years by covering both...
December 29th, 2009 | Jessy DB | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: art galleries, dance, exhibitions, photography, The Arts

A Jazzy Hip Hop Spin on the Classic Nutcracker

A Jazzy Hip Hop Spin on the Classic Nutcracker
Momentum dance Theatre’s Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker is an exciting and original annual dance theater production putting a contemporary spin on the classic holiday Nutcracker story. Two children, both having a bit of trouble fitting in with their peers, meet during a holiday party, share their problems and hopes, and then receive special gifts from the cool wizard guy, Mr. D. They take their gifts and create a show, all from their imaginations.  They later discover that change for the good can...
December 11th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: christmas, dance, holidays, performing arts

Hong Kong Urban Dance Festival 2009

Hong Kong Urban Dance Festival 2009
On 12th December the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation is holding its Urban dance Festival 2009 where you can catch 66 outstanding dance performances from some of Hong Kong’s most talented youth. From 11am to 6pm at Taikoo Place (map), there will be live percussion music, dance workshops, performances and tours complete with characters in costumes. This is all FREE ADMISSION and everyone is welcome to participate. It’s a great chance to spend some time outdoors at the Swire Island East promenade...
December 5th, 2009 | Jessy DB | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: dance, featuredarticle, festival, live music, Outdoors & Recreation, Performaning Arts - Theater & Dance

The Rockettes Rock Washington DC

The Rockettes Rock Washington DC
... has been delighting New York Audiences, but in 1994, they took to the road and tour nationally. The Rockettes will be performing their signature dance numbers including the audience favorite “The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” dressed in their famous Babes in Toyland outfits will delight audiences with their precision chorus line dancing and signature high kicks.  Additionally, “The Living Nativity,” complete with live animals are sure to delight the children.  Another...
November 27th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: christmas, dance, featuredarticle, Rockettes, The Arts

The Nutcracker – A Holiday Classic

The Nutcracker – A Holiday Classic
... come alive and take them on a whirlwind adventure that includes the Sugar Plum Fairy, the dancing Snowflakes, and other masterfully choreographed dances.  The children (and audience) are presented passionate Spanish dancers, exotic harem dancers, fun Chinese dances and explosive Russian dancers all performed to the recognizably magical music of Tchaikovsky.   Watch as the story hits a crescendo as the Nutcracker Prince and his toy soldiers battle an army of giant mice led by The Mouse King. The...
November 17th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: ballet, dance, Events, Family Friendly