In 1875, German-born Mathias Armbruster opened the first scenic design company in the United States: The Armbruster and Sons Scenic Studios on S. Front Street in Columbus. During the early 1900s, the studio flourished and was considered the second largest provider of stage scenery in the country.
In ballet, the Grand Jete â€“ or â€œgiant leapâ€ â€“ is essentially the act of performing the splits in midair. With the help of a dancer demonstrating his technique, Broad & High spoke with BalletMet, physicists and sports-medicine professionals to deconstruct the move down to its essentials and discover what kind of skills it takes to execute this move.
Itâ€™s Halloween weekâ€¦ are you ready for a ghost story?
William Goldsmith, artistic director of the Columbus Childrenâ€™s Theatre, recounts the tale of a mysterious figure haunting the Columbus Childrenâ€™s Theatre, which sits awfully close to a graveyard.
BalletMetâ€˜s new artistic director, Edwaard Liang talks with Broad & High about the collaborative direction he intends to take the organization. Liang discusses about his creative journey from his martial beginnings to his choreographed works for Bolshoi, Joffrey and Shanghai Ballet companies.
Columbus Jazz Orchestra pays tribute to Rosa Parks with â€œSuite Rosa.” Often regarded as the beginning of the modern civil rights movement, Parksâ€™ famous refusal to give up her bus seat is commemorated in this world premiere of John Claytonâ€™s piece â€œSuite Rosa.â€