The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet has performed at the Institution for the past 14 years, according to Artistic Director Monika Alch. While its ballerinas may have come and gone during that time, the company’s performances at Chautauqua have remained a constant.
David Epley will perform his show “The Science of Santa” as Doktor Kaboom for the Family Entertainment Series at 5 and 7 p.m. tonight in Smith Wilkes Hall.
According to Nels Ross, even bumbling fools can be incredible successes.
Jon Wee and Owen Morse have been looking for “real” jobs for 26 years. In the meantime, they’ve traveled around the world as The Passing Zone, a comedy and juggling act.
At 5 and 7 p.m. today in Smith Wilkes Hall, Doug Berky will perform his show “Fables, Foibles and Imaskinations” as part of the Family Entertainment Series.
DFT Communications, Partners in Technology, is underwriting this week’s Family Entertainment Series.
Coined by author Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking-Glass, the word “galumph” is a verb that means “to move with a clumsy, heavy tread.” In 2001, the term became also became the official name for an acrobatic troupe.
Part of the excitement of hosting the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet is that after the performance, all of the kids in the audience try their hardest to relevé and pirouette. Holding tight onto a parent’s hand for support — each hoping, even if just for one night, to be the next prima ballerina.
Closing this season’s Family Entertainment Series, the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet from Jamestown, N.Y., will perform at 7 p.m. tonight in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall. This marks the ballet company’s eighth performance at Chautauqua Institution.
“I just think it’s a beautiful art form — dance, ballet,” said Monika Alch, CRYB artistic director. “I think that everybody can enjoy it if they understand ballet, or [if] they don’t.”
Jeff Musial likes to keep late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon on his toes.
With 24 appearances under his belt on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” Musial takes pleasure in frightening the host with an assortment of especially creepy crawlers.
It takes about one month to teach a dog how to jump rope.
It might take a little longer to get the animal to walk a tightrope or to balance on a broom.
Johnny Peers brings his traveling, canine-centric comedy act “Johnny Peers & The Muttville Comix” to Smith Wilkes Hall today at 5 and 7 p.m. as part of the Family Entertainment Series, marking his first time at Chautauqua Institution.