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In collaboration with the School of American Ballet The Beauty of Ballet Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2pm At Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College’s 2013-14 season continues with The Beauty of Ballet, a free lecture demonstration presented by the School of American Ballet (SAB), on Saturday, March 8 at 2pm. This event is free, with no ticket or reservation required. The 45-minute, family-friendly presentation will illustrate how students develop into accomplished classical ballet dancers, alternating examples of advanced classroom training exercises with the performance of excerpts from notable ballets. School of American Ballet faculty member Katrina Killian (a former New York City Ballet soloist) and advanced students from SAB will be featured in the enchanting and informative introduction to the art of classical ballet. How do ballerinas dance on their toes? How do dancers spin and turn without getting dizzy? How do male dancers jump so high? Those questions and more will be answered during the demonstration, and favorite moments from ballets such as The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, and Swan Lake will be performed to live music. The Beauty of Ballet is recommended for ages 4 through adult. About the School of American Ballet The School of American Ballet, the official academy of the New York City Ballet, has been the leading academy for classical ballet training in the United States since it’s founding in1934 by Lincoln Kirstein and the renowned choreographer George Balanchine. Over the past 80 years, the Lincoln Center-based school has enrolled some 17,000 students, with over 2,000 having become professional dancers at New York City Ballet and countless other companies around the U.S. and abroad. Today, SAB- trained dancers appear on the rosters of over 65 U.S. and one dozen international companies. Peter Martins is the artistic director and chairman of faculty of the School, which is the official academy of New York City Ballet. New York- area children enrolled at SAB are featured annually in New York City Ballet’s beloved production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center. The School’s advanced students come to train at SAB from around the United States and abroad and represent some of the most promising young talent in the U.S. Students aged 6 to 18 are admitted by audition only. www.sab.org. SAB’s presentation of The Beauty of Ballet is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Four Nations Ensemble marks the 300th Birthday of CPE Bach with a panel discussion and performance of masterpieces by one of the 18th century's most adventuresome, demanding, respected yet presently under appreciated composers. If Dennis Diderot felt compelled to stop in Hamburg on his way back from St. Petersburg to visit the composer, how did we, in the 20th century, lose CPE Bach as the link between the Baroque and the Romantic musical mind? In this event, we will trace Carl Philippe's style from the careful study he gave to his father's work, to the role he played satisfying the stultifying old fashioned Rococo tastes of Frederick the Great, to his final period of composition in Hamburg that defines the fluidity and unpredictability of a romantic approach to music. Join Andrew Appel (harpsichord and clavichord), Tatiana Chulochnikova (violin), Antonio Campillo (traverso), Loretta O'Sullivan (cello), Josh Lee (viola da gamba), and James H. Johnson (musicologist and author of Listening in Paris) and others for a celebration of the genius without whom, as Mozart tells us in his letters, we could not have the music we so love today. A wine and cheese reception will follow the event.
Categories: Programs, Theater
Our annual women empowerment panel event during Women's History Month highlights women in different business sectors and career paths who share their experience and insight with the goal to inspire and empower others. This event is for anyone ready to partake in conversation, network, and share ideas and stories about how empowerment can motivate and ignite positive change in women and those around us. The empowering choices women make individually and collectively continues to strengthen our mark and significance in society.
Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Visitors will hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn and much more. Each boasts great views, beautiful monuments, rolling hills, century-old tress and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. Please note: All tours include a visit to the Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill. These tours are approximately two hours. The trolley is heated/air-conditioned and enclosed. The tour includes several stops where visitors have the option to walk outside.
Humans have been dreaming of other worlds for thousands of years. This talk will be an insider's tour of the iconic space missions and telescopes that have given us scientific insights into other worlds, from Mars to the multiverse.
Categories: Arts, Museums, Programs
J Street is hosting a series of town halls across the country bringing together grassroots activists, community leaders, holders of local, state, and federal office, and Israeli principals to support John Kerry's peace efforts and build a Great Constituency for Peace. Join Us! RSVP now!
Women’s History Month - The Contributions of Women Psychoanalysts at New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, 1911-1961Presented by New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
In celebration of Women's History Month, the Scientific Program Committee of New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute presents a panel on “The Contributions of Women Psychoanalysts at NYPSI, 1911-1961.” From its inception in 1911, NYPSI has counted women among its members, but it was not until the late 1930s that women began to play a major role in its affairs. The contributions of these women analysts to the development of NYPSI and psychoanalysis are illustrated by focusing on both well-known figures and those whose contributions have faded from awareness over time. The first two women members of NYPSI were Beatrice Hinkle (1874-1953) and Josephine Jackson (1865-1945). The contributions of the diverse group of women analysts who followed in their wake will be outlined by Nellie Thompson. The lives and careers of Margaret Fries, Lillian Malcove, Edith Jacobson and Berta Bornstein will be discussed by Patricia Nachman, Mary Kay O'Neil and Helene Keable.