Jimmy Orrante, known for playing the lead in BalletMet’s Dracula, retired from the stage this spring. Carrie West, who played the original Lucy opposite Orrante’s Dracula, also retired this season. We recently sat down with both of them to reflect on their careers and find out what comes next for these two stars of the stage.
Jimmy Orrante and Carrie West discuss their retirement from BalletMet, we take a tour of the Ohio History Center’s collection of hair art, and Fresh A.I.R. (Artists in Recovery) celebrates ten years by featuring new work from old contributors.
On the next Broad & High, two veteran BalletMet ballet dancers exit the stage, a look at 19th century jewelry made out of hair, and we celebrate the artist journey out of recovery.
From WEDU in Tampa, Florida In this segment, we explore an award-winning program in Sarasota, Florida that teaches ballet to at-risk children. Not only does the program provide students with the discipline and confidence needed to succeed in school, it also grants a full four-year college scholarship to those who successfully complete the ballet program [...]
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.
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.
Homeless who sell the Korean edition of The Big Issue get more than just a paycheck: they get exercise, relaxation and beauty in the form of free ballet classes.
The Johnstone Fund for New Music and Columbus’s own dancers, musicians and speakers presented Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale at the Columbus Foundation on May 1st.