If only this Santa could find some elven backup dancers, he could take this show on the road.
In the Saturday Spotlight, we’re taking a look at the performing arts’ future.
The National Performance Network helped launch early tours of such boundary-breaking artists as the Blue Man Group and Urban Bush Women. The 25-year-old network is meeting in Dallas this weekend – its first-ever national conference in Texas, which includes two public shows at the Majestic Theatre featuring performance artists and dance troupes.
Today in the roundup: Give it Up! heads to New York (sorta), Dallas Black Dance Theatre debuts new work and Jubilee Theatre resurrects God’s Trombones.
SMU’s Meadows Prize is only two years old but it’s made a name for itself for its requirements and the unconventional artists chosen as winners. Jerome Weeks talks to Jose Bowen, dean of the Meadows School of the Arts, about the prize and the winners, a choreographer-designer and a hip-hop playwright.
The National Performance Network has been an important support system for emerging, unconventional artists for 25 years — helping such groups as Urban Bush Women and the Blue Man Group when they were just starting to tour. The NPN is holding its 25th annual meeting in Dallas next week with shows at the Majestic Theatre and the Latino Cultural Center. We talk with NPN CEO MK Wegmann.
Tonight, Booker T. Washington High School dance students will perform with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra during the Christmas Pops concerts. KERA’s Stephen Becker reports that the students are getting an early look at what it’s like to be a professional.
Today in the roundup: A musical debut, female b-boys and taking Christmas back from the kids.
After 12 uninterrupted hours of football with the family and enough tryptophan to knock out a St. Bernard, are you ready to emerge from your Thanksgiving coma and get out of the house today? Lucky for you, there are plenty of opportunities to move on to the next holiday.
Today in the roundup: Junie B. returns to DCT, TBT has a new home and the stamper of a million hands.