dance http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Why Are Lunchtime Dance Parties Popping Up Around St. Louis? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-are-lunchtime-dance-parties-popping-around-st-louis <p>On the third Wednesday of every month there’s a unique gathering in St. Louis during the lunch hour. Dozens of people gather for Lunch Beat St. Louis to dance, eat and get away from their normal routine.</p><p>Andrew Warshauer is the organizer of Lunch Beat St. Louis, which he started last June.</p><p></p><p>“I like to say it’s a chance to slip away from the every day,” said Warshauer.</p><p>Lunch Beat started in Stockholm, Sweden in 2010 and has spread to more than a dozen cities worldwide.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:51:16 +0000 Alex Heuer & Kyle Jacoby 37978 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Are Lunchtime Dance Parties Popping Up Around St. Louis? MADCO Hopes ‘Liquid Roads’ Is Its Path To National Spotlight http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/madco-hopes-liquid-roads-its-path-national-spotlight <p>The Whitaker Rehearsal Hall at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri St. Louis campus was filled last week with a sense of anticipation, excitement -- and a healthy dose of underlying tension.</p><p>Dancers from the Modern American Dance Company (MADCO) stretched and warmed up as choreographer Gina Patterson, MADCO Executive Director Stacy West, members of the production team, musicians for the performance and invited members of the media waited for the first complete run through of the company’s production of “Liquid Roads.”</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 04:31:51 +0000 Terry Perkins 35164 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MADCO Hopes ‘Liquid Roads’ Is Its Path To National Spotlight Reflection: A Rehearsal Gives Another Dimension As A Ballerina Returns To Stage http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/reflection-rehearsal-gives-another-dimension-ballerina-returns-stage <p>Lithe and assured, Amanda McKerrow dances with students in the Principia College studio with the same ethereal grace and authenticity that characterized her celebrated career as a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre.</p><p>One of the things that makes watching her special is that she has not performed on stage since 2006, although earlier videos of McKerrow’s exquisite artistry can be viewed online. This weekend, however, she will perform in an original piece, “Found,” choreographed by her husband John Gardner, also a former ABT soloist.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 02:46:36 +0000 Kathie Bassett 35056 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Reflection: A Rehearsal Gives Another Dimension As A Ballerina Returns To Stage Pelagie Green Wren, The First Black Dancer At The Muny, Dies At 71 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pelagie-green-wren-first-black-dancer-muny-dies-71 <p>Of the dancers who performed as part of the <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/theatre/with-dreamgirls-muny-continues-a-tradition-of-harmony/article_03f486f3-295d-5c7f-9c67-bc3b0ecd5950.html">Muny Chorus in 1962</a>, only one of them had their own security guard.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:22:07 +0000 Erin Williams & Camille Phillips 30218 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pelagie Green Wren, The First Black Dancer At The Muny, Dies At 71 St. Louis Symphony Extra: February 19 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-symphony-extra-february-19 <p>The St. Louis Symphony continues its 2011-2012 season this weekend, and you can be right there with them from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, February 19.</p><p>On <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/symphony.php">select Saturday evenings</a>, St. Louis Public Radio broadcasts the Symphony&#39;s performance over the air, bringing you a live classical music experience wherever you are.</p><p>This is what&#39;s in store for you this Saturday:</p> Sat, 18 Feb 2012 20:03:18 +0000 Madalyn Painter 3094 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Symphony Extra: February 19 Photo of the Week http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/photo-week-3 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Photo taken by M.C. Bishop on <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcolebishop/6349133398/in/pool-kwmu/">Flickr.com </a>of the Raas team during Washington University&#39;s celebration of Diwali.</p><p>Join the St. Louis Public Radio Flickr group to see interesting photos taken in the St. Louis region and submit your own. Each week we feature, on our website, one outstanding photo from the group.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:01:23 +0000 Madalyn Painter 2516 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Photo of the Week