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Cityscape
12:51 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Why Are Lunchtime Dance Parties Popping Up Around St. Louis?

People rock out during one of Lunch Beat St. Louis' monthly events.
Credit (Courtesy: Matt Menietti)

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.

Andrew Warshauer is the organizer of Lunch Beat St. Louis, which he started last June.

“I like to say it’s a chance to slip away from the every day,” said Warshauer.

Lunch Beat started in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2010 and has spread to more than a dozen cities worldwide.

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Dance
11:31 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

MADCO Hopes ‘Liquid Roads’ Is Its Path To National Spotlight

At rehearsal for Liquid Roads
Credit Steve Truesdell

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.

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.”

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Arts & Culture
9:46 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Reflection: A Rehearsal Gives Another Dimension As A Ballerina Returns To Stage

Credit sxc.hu | Gwenniejjj

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.

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.

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Cityscape
5:22 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Pelagie Green Wren, The First Black Dancer At The Muny, Dies At 71

Barnhill, who now dances on Broadway, was taught by Wren for several years beginning at the age of three.
Credit Courtesy of Hettie Barnhill

Of the dancers who performed as part of the Muny Chorus in 1962, only one of them had their own security guard.

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Arts & Culture
2:03 pm
Sat February 18, 2012

St. Louis Symphony Extra: February 19

Ana Lopez & Kevin Shannon perform "Arcangelo"
Dilip Vashwanat

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.

On select Saturday evenings, St. Louis Public Radio broadcasts the Symphony's performance over the air, bringing you a live classical music experience wherever you are.

This is what's in store for you this Saturday:

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Arts & Culture
10:01 am
Mon November 21, 2011

Photo of the Week

M.C. Bishop Via Flickr

Photo taken by M.C. Bishop on Flickr.com of the Raas team during Washington University's celebration of Diwali.

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.