Tag: pbs

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Shares Free Educational Resources to Celebrate Its 65th Anniversary

As Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrates its 65th anniversary year, the organization has embarked on an initiative to honor the legacy of its founder, Alvin Ailey, by providing free educational resources through PBS. This past February, the first installment of a new eight-part documentary series on Ailey’s life and work, titled Portrait of Ailey, […]

What to Watch: This New PBS Doc Tracks the Creation of DTH's Work Honoring the Arrival of Africans in North America

Back to your routine after the holidays, but still looking for something to watch? Then this new PBS documentary titled Dancing on the Shoulders of Giants is for you. The hour-long film tracks the creation of two dance pieces: Claudia Schreier‘s Passage for Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Sir Richard Alston’s Arrived featuring students of […]

“American Ballroom Challenge” Promises High-Quality Dance for TV

Ballroom fans, get ready to rumba! Filmed at the Ohio Star Ball last November, PBS’ three-part “American Ballroom Challenge” series premieres this Friday, April 24. And it’s already gotten a stamp of tentative approval from notoriously tough dance critic Alastair Macaulay, who says while most TV ballroom performances cause him to react with horror, these […]

American Ballet Theatre Documentary Premieres at Kennedy Center

On Monday evening, ballet fans in Washington, DC, can get a first look at a new ballet film—for free. The feature-length documentary American Masters: American Ballet Theatre premieres March 23 at 6 pm at the Kennedy Center. General admission tickets will be distributed—two per person—at the venue’s States Gallery about a half-hour prior to the screening. Produced as part of […]