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Festival of the Arts' 50th Celebration poster commemorates Calder's La Grande Vitesse

by (ric72528)

Submitted 04-12-2019 under NONPROFITS

To commemorate its 50th year, Festival of the Arts is excited to announce renowned designer Stephen Frykholm as its 2019 poster artist. One of the longest running festivals in the state of Michigan, Festival of the Arts will hold its 50th...

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'Wild Sweet Love' to usher in Sofranko-Era at Grand Rapids Ballet

by (Steve Sucato)

Submitted 10-16-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

For Grand Rapids Ballet’s season opening program, the first under new artistic director James Sofranko, the company will present Wild Sweet Love, October 19-21 at GRB’s ’ Peter Martin Wege Theatre. The diverse program including...

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Michigan Ballet Academy to perform Cinderella

by (MichiganBalletA...)

Submitted 04-24-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Michigan Ballet Academy is pleased to invite you to experience the beloved ballet Cinderella, with original choreography by Artistic Director, Nikoloz Makhateli. Students from the Academy will be performing this version of the world’s most...

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Hip-hop camp brings happiness to kids at Cook Arts Center

by (GAAH)

Submitted 02-02-2017 under NONPROFITS

For two weeks this past December, 15 students immersed themselves in the culture of hip-hop at the Cook Arts Center. The students, ages 6 to 15, had the chance to explore hip-hop through movement and art.  The camp resulted in response to...

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Swing dancers speak language of movement

by (carly.schweppe)

Submitted 11-10-2016 under NEWS

Grand Rapids is a dance floor that has held the title in the Guinness Book of World Records for holding the largest swing dance in the world. In recent years, the Grand Rapids Original Swing Society has brought East Coast swing to Rosa Parks Circle...

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Dancing is transforming my view of art, ArtPrize

by (Antonio Jaimes)

Submitted 10-04-2016 under OPINION

ArtPrize, a favorite time of year for many locals here in Grand Rapids. When the leaves begin to change color, and the warmth of the air shifts into a cool breeze, the downtown area becomes a place of discovery and curiosity. My name is Antonio...

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CARE Ballet presents "Pied Piper"

by (careballet)

Submitted 07-08-2016 under

Join the Pied Piper as he rids Hamelin of rats by leading them through the town, across a bridge and into the countryside. Cheer with the village children as they skip and dance to the Piper’s sweet music. Based on a poem by Robert Browning...

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CARE Ballet presents "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"

by (careballet)

Submitted 07-08-2016 under

This original ballet, based on Clement C. Moore’s familiar poem and set to traditional holiday music, has become a Thanksgiving Weekend tradition in Grand Rapids. Mischievous mice, dancing stockings, magical toys and Santa with his prancing...

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CARE Ballet presents Hansel & Gretel

by (careballet)

Submitted 07-08-2016 under

Based on a Grimms Brothers’ fairly tale, this is the story of a brother and sister who are hopelessly lost after their mother sends them into the woods to pick berries for supper. An old witch who lives in the woods in a house made of...

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CARE Camp Summer Intensive

by (careballet)

Submitted 07-08-2016 under

A week-long session of diversified classes in dance, make-up, nutrition, exercise, and manners with lots of laughter thrown in. Students are grouped according to age: 6 to 8 years, 9 to 12 years & 13 years and up.

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