3 Questions: Rachel Moore, Music Center

The Music Center kicks off a new initiative this summer, called The Music Center on Location. The downtown performing arts center is moving off campus, presenting two smaller dance companies and music artists at the Ford Theatres: Aszure Barton Dance in "Awáa" on Aug. 18 and Jacob Jonas The Company on Aug. 19, in shared program with …

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3 Questions: Raiford Rogers

Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet's last local concert was two years ago, when the company presented the debut of "Still Life," a stirring, three-movement work Rogers choreographed to an orchestral score by Zbynek Mateju. The Czech composer had proposed a collaboration with Rogers via email, and the two worked for more than a year without having …

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Q & A with Choreographer Melissa Barak

Melissa Barak (photo by Joshua Spencer) was in her late teens, early 20s, dancing in the New York City Ballet corps de ballet, when Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins saw some of the choreography she was working on, and began nurturing her talent. He invited her to participate in the first NY Choreographic Institute and …

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