The Wall Street Journal profiles Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center’s Director of Public Programming and tastemaker. So, who is he? He’s the man behind Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. "You could do more than just build audiences. You could build community," says Brain of his work. Read here: http://bit.ly/WSJBragin
What combines samba, frevo and American break dancing, to a funk beat? Passinho! Coming to Lincoln Center Out of Doors on July 22 is the popular Brazilian dance craze featuring Na Batahla Co. marking their first performance ever in the US.
"These kids are shaping Brazilian popular culture," said Bill Bragin, Director of Public Programming for LIncoln Center. "We’re recognizing that an art form coming from the streets and people who are historically disenfranchised is contributing to world culture."
Learn more here about passinho: http://bit.ly/WSJPassinho
(Photo: Gustavo Pellizzon for The Wall Street Journal)
The Bolshoi Ballet has arrived! Watch Vogue’s exclusive preview with David Hallberg and Olga Smirnova. (Photo: Courtesy Vogue Magazine)
Just announced! Lincoln Center will live-stream this Sunday’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors Memorial Concert to Pete and Toshi Seeger, including performances by Judy Collins, Harry Belafonte, Dar Williams, Dan Zanes and many more friends of the great singer and activist and his wife. More information here: http://bit.ly/1juyLu9
(Photo: Pete Seeger. Credit: Karl Rabe)
Today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal takes a closer look at three noteworthy Bolshoi Ballet dancers to be featured in the coming two-week engagement at this summer’s Lincoln Center Festival: Svetlana Zakharova, Olga Smirnova, Ekaterina Krysanova. http://bit.ly/WSJBolshoiDancers