During a curtain speech before the revelation of her premiere “The Center Of . . . “, Founder and Artistic Director of Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers Cori Terry said when faced with choreographing a new piece for the first time in two and a half years for her entire company in their 42nd season she struggled with the question “How do I continue making beautiful dances when there’s so much ugliness in the world?”
Though every worthwhile story must contain tension if not conflict and a resolution, perhaps the best stories also speak to what’s best in us—the love humanity is capable of, for example.
Opening its featured gallery doors to the public in early October, the Grand Rapids Art Museum is proud to display The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, as shared by the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in New York City.
Grand Rapids Ballet has shown time and time again their versatility as a skillful company rooted in classical ballet that is ever willing to branch out and push the boundaries of ballet.
Released in 1982, the film Tootsie has crossed the border into middle age. If you’re lucky, middle age can be the best of times: a time when, having managed to gain some wisdom, you’ve learned what you want and are no longer concerned with what you don’t. If you’re unlucky, the wheels can fall off.
Since 1988, Broadway Grand Rapids has brought to town touring productions of the biggest, most impactful shows, from stunning new productions of classics like The King And I to shows as fresh as Hamilton; each season, a wealth of artistry and entertainment is lavished onstage.
In its essence, theatre is storytelling. Storytelling the way we long for it as children, told from an expressive human’s lips in the room, where you can almost feel their heartbeat.
Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists takes place during those best and worst of times: the French Revolution, which cast off the crown, and the Reign of Terror, which lopped off heads.