This morning in Columbus, Ohio, a mere two days before the beginning of the school year, thousands of teachers have gone on strike, which could possibly lead to virtual learning for students as September approaches. While the nationwide teacher shortage persists, with educators quitting due to low salaries and burnout following the pandemic, this Ohio protest concerns the rights of the students more than the teachers.
In line with past interdisciplinary endeavors that have spanned from fashion to the visual arts, Solange Knowles has made a new–and historic–foray into the world of ballet music. The New York City Ballet announced on Monday (Aug. 15) via Twitter that the “A Seat at the Table” singer is set to compose an original score for their chamber ensemble. The commissioned piece, still untitled, will be choreographed by dancer and choreographer Giana Reisen and will premiere at the NYCB’s 10th annual Fashion Gala on September 28. Solange’s score will be performed by the City Ballet Orchestra and a soloist from her very own ensemble, according to a Tweet she made in which she was “very excited” to share the news.
From Rhode Island, 11,000 pairs of dance shoes twirled their way to Queens. Materials for the Arts is a large warehouse in New York City that partnered with the Joyce Theater and Karen Brooks Hopkins to give away shoes to dancers. The shoes were estimated to have cost $600,000.00. Ocean State Job Lot donated a lot of dance shoes that range from toddlers to adults. These shoes would be provided to dancers in New York City’s theaters and organizations so they can get these with no extra cost.
On Tuesday, May 17th, TEDxBroadway invites professionals to discuss about the future of Broadway and what can people do to improve the narrative. The speakers of this conference includes…