North Carolina mandates that all elementary school students have equal access to art instruction, but enforcement of the law appears inconsistent across the state. Special correspondent for education John Merrow reports on two elementary schools’ different approaches to arts education and the effects on student performance. Continue reading
In his 2011 role as the prince in Sleeping Beauty, David Hallberg became the first American principal dancer at the Bolshoi, the world’s largest ballet company and Russian cultural epicenter since its founding in 1776. NEW YORK — David Hallberg … Continue reading
Chicago artist Nick Cave says he has always been fascinated with items cast off by other people. The Missouri native and his team assemble thrift-store finds into life-size creations that are part sculpture, part costume, which he calls “Soundsuits.” When you see one, Cave wants you to wonder, “What am I encountering?” Continue reading
Special correspondent Dave Iverson looks at a unique program that uses dance as therapy for people with Parkinson’s disease. Continue reading
When “The Nutcracker” premiered in America in the 1940s, the holiday show became a perennial favorite and a reliable moneymaker for big and small ballet companies around the country. Since then, Tchaikovsky’s ballet has been re-imagined innumerable times, customized to suit local tastes and traditions. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown profiles how a leading dance company and a small western city are learning to move together through an unexpected partnership. Continue reading
More from Jeffrey Brown’s profile of choreographer Trey McIntyre.
Special correspondent Dave Iverson looks a unique program that uses dance as therapy for people with Parkinson’s disease. Continue reading