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On February 24th, the Paul Taylor Dance Company begins its 2010 season at New York City Center. The company will perform 18 dances including popular classics as well as two New York premieres. The season will also celebrate the 80th birthday of the company’s founder and legendary choreographer, Paul Taylor. Learn about Taylor and his [...]

Rudolf Nureyev is one of the enduring icons of the performing arts in the 20th century, a figure whose fame reached far beyond the ballet stage. But what is there to say about Nureyev that hasn’t already been said in numerous books and documentaries? In the post-Soviet world, new sources of information have emerged. Featuring [...]

SundayArts recently sat down with Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center‘s Director of Public Programming. The Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival kicks off August 5th with the Asphalt Orchestra performing for five nights, and continues with a variety of performances through August 23rd.

As a core member of the creative team working on the 2008 olympics, Shen Wei’s work was seen by billions around the globe.  But Shen Wei was already on the rise as a founding member of guangdong modern dance company – the first of its kind in China. But, he craved to know more about [...]

Watch a three minute preview of this documentary that lets viewers discover the great musical diversity of Islam. Tunisian director Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud delves into the heart of the mystical universe and its most sophisticated musical expression — from the animated litanies of Senegal to the ancestral rites of Egypt and Tunisia, from Indian music to [...]

Watch the entire documentary of Frankie Manning: Never Stop Swinging here on the SundayArts Web site, also to air on May 24th for SundayArts on THIRTEEN. The documentary features the last major interview of Frankie Manning before his death, as well as precious archival footage of his dancing from the 1930’s to 2009 in New [...]

Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet has served as inspiration for composers as diverse as Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Gounod, David Diamond and Leonard Bernstein — West Side Story is, after all, the Romeo + Juliet story transferred to New York City’s ethnic gangs. Among the most imaginative and gripping of all musical re-tellings of the Romeo + Juliet [...]

In this SundayArts profile, Mark Morris‘ inspiration for dance always comes from music. Watch archival footage of Morris at work as the choreographer takes a look at his long career and explains the process of creating dance for Orfeo ed Euridice for the Metropolitan Opera.

Few artists of our time have had the profound impact on their art form that Paul Taylor has had on dance. People in cities and towns throughout the world have seen and enjoyed live modern dance performances due largely to the far-reaching tours he pioneered as a virtuoso dancer in the 1950s, and that his [...]

In a life that inspired controversy, no one disputes the place that Jerome Robbins holds as the pre-eminent director/choreographer of American musical theater, universally respected for his unparalleled artistry. He transformed Broadway with shows such as West Side Story , Gypsy and Fiddler on the Roof and forged a career in ballet, first at American [...]

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.