Posts Tagged ‘dance’
Michele Gifford and Shea Johnson will dance this weekend with Ballet Concerto.

Park Passion

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Ballet Concerto, the popular summer dance troupe, celebrates 30 years of open-air performances  with a four-day run at Trinity Park Pavilion beginning Thursday. Founded by Margo Dean (who also founded the Fort Worth Ballet, no...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs. Giants

Jeff Prince
The Dallas Cowboys looked like meek little dogies last night when faced with the perfect opportunity to change the game’s momentum and to energize the crowd. In the second quarter, New York Giants running back Brandon Jac...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 2 Don’t wipe that Halloween greasepaint off your face just yet. Today is Day of the Dead, and The Where House (2510 Hemphill St, 817-913-7777) is throwing a party. Vanillaface Jones and Fort Worth improv-jazz outfit G...


Footloose: Almost Paradise

Let’s hear it for this musical remake that’s better than the original.
KRISTIAN LIN
Like many of you, I had zero expectations for the remake of Footloose. The original 1984 film has already had a second life as a Broadway musical. A third version just seemed like yet another case of Hollywood remaking somethin...



Dance Flicks

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The Modern Art Museum and Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth have long been partners in a summer festival of modern dance, but this year’s version has a new element. Modern Film Fest 2011 is a selection of films from Lincoln Cente...


Hot Feet

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Come heat or high water, the Ballet Concerto Summer Dance Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday in the pavilion at Trinity Park. Margo Dean Dance Studio’s traditional summer outing is now in its 28th season, and the 2...



Texas Ballet Theater’s Best

Along with TBT’s stellar Don Quixote, some pieces by Bruce Wood Dance Project also enlivened the weekend.
LEONARD EUREKA
For lovers of story ballets, there’s none more entertaining than Don Quixote, at least the version created by Texas Ballet Theater director Ben Stevenson, which had its North Texas premiere last weekend in Bass Performance Ha...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 27 UNT Symphony Orchestra and Grand Chorus goes in for German funeral music this evening, and while that probably doesn’t fit your idea of a good time, the program consists of great choral works, namely Mozart’s Requi...



Ballet Frontier: Mixed Response

Some lows tempered the highs at the Fort Worth company’s mixed repertory program.
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It isn’t easy for a small school to put on a first-rate dance program. The logistics of corralling dancers, costumes, lighting, music, choreography, and rehearsing on a suitable stage are daunting, not to mention costly. Ball...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 26 The Metropolitan Opera trots out a new production of La Fanciulla del West to mark the 100th anniversary of Puccini’s horse opera. This work has never found much traction in this country, perhaps because it’s reall...