Ballerina Misty Copeland dancing on stage in Swan Lake

If all the world's a stage, Misty Copeland is a frequently featured performer. And as a classical dancer, Copeland is certainly comfortable in the spotlight.

All Sides Weekend: Arts

Jan 19, 2018
ProMusicia Chamber Orchestra at the Southern Theare
ProMusicia Chamber Orchestra

With the bitter winter cold upon us, what better way to spend time than by engaging in the art community here in Columbus. 

Today, join host Christopher Purdy to discuss the many opportunities including the Ballet Met's production of Giselle, the "Norther Lights" concert, and A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary by Sam Green and Kronos Quartet. 

"Dance as though no one is watching" is a familiar encouragement to lower your inhibitions and let the music move you. But what if you can't even take two steps without tumbling to the ground?

Such was the case for Sarah Hansen, who, because of a progressive neurological disease, could barely put one foot in front of the other without support.

Wikipedia- Columbus, Ohio

It's that time again; concert season. Here's a sneak peek at what's in store this Autumn around Columbus:

St. Francis of Assisi... and The Ballet de Monte Carlo?

Jul 21, 2016

On today's date in 1938, the ballet Nobilissima Visione was premiered in London by the Ballet de Monte Carlo.  German composer Paul Hindemith had visited the church of Santa Croce in Florence a couple of years earlier and was deeply impressed by the frescoes of Giotto depicting the life of St. Francis of Assisi.  After meeting the choreographer Leonide Massine, Hindemith suggested they collaborate on a ballet inspired by St. Francis.

Last May, I wrote a post about “10 Great Children’s Books about Classical Music.” Even now, months later, you, the readers of this blog, continue to show overwhelming interest in that post, so I decided to expand upon it with another annotated list of great children’s books about music and, this time, also dance, but with an even greater focus.

All Sides Weekend: Performing Arts

Sep 11, 2015
David Tribble / Wikimedia Commons

Join host Christopher Purdy for a discussion about the coming Fall season for the performing arts in Central Ohio.

All Sides Weekend: Arts in Central Ohio

Dec 17, 2010

FM Classical Music host Christopher Purdy is joined by CATCO (Contemporary American Theatre Company) artistic director Steven Anderson and BalletMet artistic director Gerard Charles.