Arts & Entertainment

Sidelined ‘Mean Girls’ musical won’t reopen on Broadway

NEW YORK – Producers of the Broadway musical “Mean Girls” have decided not to restart when authorities allow theaters to reopen in New York City, the second and likely not last established show to...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Virtual performances span the world from Santa Fe

SANTA FE (AP) – Performance groups in Santa Fe have taken the adage “the show must go on” to heart during the coronavirus pandemic as they turn to a new stage: the internet. With theaters...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Tony-winning choreographer, actress Ann Reinking dies at 71

NEW YORK – Ann Reinking, the Tony Award-winning choreographer, actress and Bob Fosse collaborator who helped spread a cool, muscular hybrid of jazz and burlesque movement to Broadway and beyond,...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango Dance brings ‘The Nutcracker’ to the drive-in

For a lot of families, the holiday season really kicks into high gear after attending an annual production of “The Nutcracker.” Once the dancers have taken their final bow, the last curtain closes...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fort Lewis College stages coming-of-age American drama

“When I write about ethnicity, I try to do it from the inside,” playwright A. Rey Pamatmat said in an interview with American Theatre Magazine . “I think that it’s more interesting if the audience...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Durango High School Troupe 1096 takes to the airwaves with ‘Pontypool’

There’s a virus in the air that’s infecting people left and right. It’s not COVID-19 – this virus essentially turns people into zombies and is spread through an unlikely mode of transmission – the...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Merely Players stages tragicomedy online

“We are theater makers not filmmakers. So, the challenge has been to find a way to present a play that reflects that,” said Merely Players Director Mona Wood-Patterson. “I chose Will Eno’s ‘WAKEY,...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Wave of ‘Nutcracker’ cancellations hits dance companies hard

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For many, it’s not Christmas without the dance of Clara, Uncle Drosselmeyer, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King and, of course, the Nutcracker Prince. But this year, the...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Spend a night at the opera: The MET makes it easy online

Will the biggest of all art forms, grand opera, survive the pandemic? Will die-hard Durango fans ever gather again Saturday mornings at Fort Lewis College for The MET Live in HD? Who knows? As of...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Much ado at Jenkins Ranch Park

Merely Players is at it again. Our evergreen local theater company has found yet another new location in which to perform – Jenkins Ranch Park. From Sept. 24 to 27, the players will refresh a...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Nigerian boy gains fame after dance video goes viral

LAGOS, Nigeria – When Anthony Mmesoma Madu was videoed practicing ballet barefoot in the drizzling rain in Nigeria earlier this year, the 11-year-old thought the footage would be used for a common...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

World-class hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance dies

Champion hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance, who traveled the world performing with Cirque du Soleil then returned to New Mexico to coach youth dancers, has died at age 30. LaRance, who was Tewa, Hopi,...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

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