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Arts Beat 9-4-13

Fall for Dance Festival – New York City Center

photo1forwebCelebrating the 10th Anniversary, this year’s season features performances by 20 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world. The five unique programs offer an exciting mix of treasured favorites and undiscovered gems – all for the low ticket price of $15. Highlights will include three commissioned new works, as well as two free evenings of free dance at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, hosted by The Public Theater. The two-week Festival at City Center will include performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Hispanico, BODYTRAFFIC, Colin Dunne, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Richard Alston Dance Company, Sara Mearns, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and The Royal Ballet, among others. The free performances at The Public’s Delacorte Theater on September 16 and 17 (rain date September 18) will feature works by four Fall for Dance Festival alumni: New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence and STREB Extreme Action Company.  Free tickets will be distributed – two per person, at The Public’s Delacorte Theater on the day of the show and through a virtual ticketing lottery. For more information:


Roberto Bolle and Friends – City Center

Roberto_BolleforwebSeptember 17 – One of Italy’s most beloved artists, Roberto Bolle. Principal dancer with La Scala Ballet Company at the age of 20, Etoile for Teatro alla Scala of Milano since 2004, and the first Italian to be made principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre in 2007, will present his own show.   This unforgettable evening will see some of the most exquisite dancers from the most famous ballet companies sharing the spotlight with Bolle to perform a selection of solos and pas de deux from treasured classic and modern ballets.


Preview: Big Fish Musical hits Broadway

photo-4forwebThe favorite 2003 film Big Fish based on the novel by Daniel Wallace comes to Broadway as a musical with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. With elements of adventure and fantasy, the musical creates a magical world complete with a witch, a giant, Siamese twins and a really big fish.  Previews began Sept. 5 with an opening scheduled for Oct. 1. Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin star. Neil Simon Theatre, 250 West 52nd St., New York, NY.


Popek at the Starbucks Gallery 

Amadeusz Popek: “Intimate Landscapes” will be on view at the Starbucks Art Gallery in Greenpoint-Brooklyn – 910 Manhattan Ave through September 22. Born in Lublin, Poland, Popek graduated with a diploma in Fine Arts from the University of Marie Curie Skłodowska Curie.  Specializing in painting and printmaking, he works in the graphic design department at UMCS. As an artist he focuses on drawing and etching. This marks the 80th exhibit of artwork presented by Janusz Skowron at the location.


Raymond Rolak at Kingston Film Festival

Get-A-Job-Raymond-Trevor-Kingston-Film-FestivalRaymond Rolak (in photo on left) with MalamaPono Media, part of the production team for the film Get A Job, presented a cinema poster to Trevor Dunworth of the Kingston Film Festival for their archives.  At the post screening Q & A, Rolak explained about the popularity of Hawaiiania collectables and spoke on the popularity of director Brian Kohne, who developed a souvenir ticket program for the GET A JOB premiere. The Hawaiian production was part of the festival and received its New York premier. The comedy has a well-reviewed musical soundtrack.  Photo courtesy of Kingston Film Festival.


Clifton Arts Gallery

“The Partnership of Tapestry,” an art exhibit and sale of art by contemporary visual artists, Susan Martin Maffei and Archie Brennan will be presented at The Clifton Arts Center Gallery in Clifton, NJ. The exhibit opens on Wednesday, September 18, and runs through Saturday, October 19. There will be a reception open to the public on Saturday, September 28th, 2013 from 1 – 4 pm. For more information:


Diverse Chicago


Explore how German, Polish & Puerto Rican immigrants shaped Chicago’s Humboldt Park on Parks, Politics & People: A Walking Tour of Humboldt Park – Saturday, September 21, 10 am – 12 pm. The tour will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. from the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (IPRAC), located at 3015 West Division Street. Free parking will be provided at IPRAC.  This tour has been developed from a collaboration between our museum and two other Alliance Core Members DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, and the Polish Museum of America in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Foundation. For more information, please contact the Chicago Cultural Alliance Office (312) 846-6814 or email: